Queens Gazette

"Kurry Qulture’s entrées will surprise and delight you, as you will not find the usual list of Indian dishes. The levels of the food, service, cocktails, and presentation are just exquisite."

Peco Peco NY

This review is written in Japanese and has some lovely pictures of our interior and food.

The G Life

"The atmosphere at Kurry Qulture has a relaxed romanticism, and a decidedly modern sheen. And the look of the place – the paint, the lights – was all Sonny’s doing, down to the distinctive artwork that comes from Sonny’s collections of 2,000 pictures."

Broadway World

"Kurry Qulture has a beautiful back garden with elegant stone table tops and trees strung with decorative lights that sets the mood for unwinding and savoring their delicious fare on pleasant, warm summer nights."

NYC Kitchen

"Walk through the arches to the sultry dining room, where you can sit at a candle-lit table (or on the back patio, weather-permitting) and dine on such appetizers as chicken bukhni kabab with pineapple chutney, masala fried calamari, and the standout KQ cauliflower with garlic tomato chutney."

The Culture Mom

"The menu features uniquely delicious dishes that lit our mouths afire. Each dish we tried had an authentic taste and intensely divine aroma, so much so that it stayed with us when we left."


"A well-rounded and seasonal menu, the experience is a celebration of Indian culture in a sexy space, a new beat to Indian food, becoming both a destination and a neighborhood spot, Astoria needed something like this."

Used New York City

"Kurry Qulture is a recent discovery on our Astoria list, but we love it so much we’ve already been back several times."

Chopsticks + Marrow

"Marinated in yogurt, black pepper, garam masala, coriander, and cumin the Astoria restaurant’s chops are indeed delicious. "

Glenwood NYC

"It’s truly one of the best deals you’ll find for a tasting menu in NYC, especially one that’s mentioned in the 2017 Michelin Guide!"

Socially Superlative

"I love Indian food, it is one of my favorite cuisines. While I’m no expert on the subject I certainly know good Indian food when I taste it, and taste it I did at Kurry Qulture in Astoria, Queens."

Woman Around Town

"Kurry Qulture stands out from the rest with a combination of fine dining, eye-catching contemporary art, Bollywood-pop music and a substantial cocktail list that gives the place more of a comfortable lounge-feel."

Huffington Post

“Sonny Solomon’s enthusiasm is a great part of the charm at Kurry Qulture. Do ask to meet the chef, if he’s not too busy, because, like Solomon, he is very proud of what they’re doing at their fine and innovative restaurant."


"The accolades are well deserved, the food is amazing, the space is beautiful, and the service is impeccable. Do yourself a favor and venture off the beaten path and take a trip to Astoria for some of the city’s best Indian food, at Kurry Qulture."

Style & Society

"Kurry Qulture is a restaurant that will surprise you with flavors you knew you loved and others you didn’t think you would."

Manhattan Digest

"The food was excellent, and some of the best Indian food I’ve had. I was already planning on who to invite back as I was finishing each dish. You really can’t go wrong, unless you go somewhere else."

2017 & 2018
Michelin Guide

"The regional (and sub-regional) Indian cooking is both tasty and high achieving, beginning with mirchri ka salan featuring a complex peanut- coconut and sesame seed-base spiced with fresh-ground tamarind, curry leaf, and fenugreek."

Queens Gazette

"Local restaurants and partners donated food items for The Thirteenth Annual Global Cuisine of Queens Food Tasting event that raised over $46,000 to help support our afterschool programs."

Yahoo News

"Foodies are flocking to Queens, the New York borough that has long lived in the shadow of glitzy Manhattan, as it emerges as a treasure trove of good eats."

Best of the Boro

"Its authenticity and critically-acclaimed ambiance make it a clear cut winner for best Indian restaurant in the borough."

Times Ledger

Atlas Mall offers an appetizer for Dine In Queens 2016, a Restaurant Week promotion featured every autumn. Kurry Qulture was one of the selected restaurants to showcase their award-winning cuisine. 

Restaurant Fairy

"Kurry Qulture in Astoria, Queens just might be one of the hippest Indian restaurants in New York City that you don’t know about."

Long Island Weekly

“Kurry Qulture makes itself a Queens dining destination with its stunning setting and contemporary decor—it makes itself a food destination with its inspired approach to a time-honored cuisine."

Chopsticks and Marrow,
Joe DiStefano

“The pav are the buns and the bhaji are the veggies, a wonderful cookup of cauliflower, potato, tomatoes, green peas, and carrots seasoned with cumin, coriander, turmeric and black pepper. Amchur, or dried mango powder, lends some tanginess to this lovely snack.”

Times Ledger

“The menu at Kurry Qulture is more ambitious than the usual. Great care is taken with the food, service, and ambiance. You can take someone here whom you want to impress, or curry favor...”

Boro Magazine

“For a delicious surprise in a warm setting, that is refreshingly easy on the wallet, stop by and check it out. Welcome to the neighborhood, Kurry Qulture.”

We Heart Astoria

“We hope our readers are also getting to know Sonny, and the fabulous menu at Kurry Qulture!”


“A new restaurant in the neighborhood is looking to redefine how locals enjoy Indian food, with a menu inspired by “grandma’s kitchen in India” that will change seasonally, according to the owners.”

Eater NY

"Hottest Restaurants in Queens Right Now: KQ is one of the places that the critics, bloggers, and restaurant obsessives are buzzing about right now."

Epoch Times

“One of the most interesting Indian dishes I’ve ever encountered was the Phool Makhane Ki Sabji, consisting of puffed lotus seeds, mostly chewy with a bit of crunch, served in a coral colored makhani sauce made with ricotta and spices.”

Queen of Astoria

“The food was all delicious and a higher quality than most price fixes one finds at Indian restaurants. Also, the ambience of the restaurant is entertaining, from the attentive wait staff to the carefully chosen soundtrack featuring Bollywood music."

Astoria Post

“Kurry Qulture will serve authentic Indian food, with the menu varying every three months based on what dishes are in season.”

We Heart Astoria

"The 'Astoria of My Life' cocktail and the lamb chop are two standouts, but everything offered here is a surefire hit."

Best of Astoria

“The service was excellent from start to finish, with our waitress checking in on how we were doing often, but not too much. Our water glasses were always filled, and the staff was considerate when clearing plates and glasses.”