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Jackson Diner

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72 University Pl, & East 11th St., New York City, NY 10003-4540
+1 212-466-0820
12:00 - 21:45
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 21:45
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 22:15
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26 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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New York
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41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Because of the excellent Indian restaurant in Jackson Heights Queens by the same name, we decided to eat here on University Place. We were very disappointed. Not only was the food bland, but we both became sick afterward.

Thank Kathy W
New York City, New York
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2016

Absolutely love the Jackson Diner. The food is mouthwatering, fresh and fantastic. The lunch buffet is only a problem because eventually I can't stuff one more bite of deliciousness into my mouth. The chicken korma and the sag chana are my favorites, with a tall glass of cold mango juice.

Thank MarketsNYC
Kenosha, Wisconsin
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282 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2015 via mobile

It's so bizarre to see a restaurant called a diner that is actually an Indian restaurant lol. When we walked by and read the menu, it wasn't what I expected! We enjoyed the standard Indian lunch buffet with all your favs: tandoori chicken, daal, naan, various curried vegetables, goat, and a delightfully sweet rice pudding. Inexpensive tasty eats at a... More 

1 Thank lhamilt77
New York City
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55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2015

A friend and I have always met at a restaurant near New York University for dinner, but when we got there, it was closed. We began looking for another place to eat and stumbled across Jackson Diner on 72 University Place. The restaurant's sign was large. There was a "Zagat Rated" sign in the window, so we went in. Décor... More 

Thank EllyDresden
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58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2014

This restaurant bears the same name as the flagship restaurant in jackson heights, Queens,NY The similiarity ends there. the service is terrible. the decor is mediocre. The food is laid out in the vestibule.The variety is lacking. Yet the price is same as its parent restaurant.The interiors are not well lit. The buffett is not refilled. If you go late... More 

Thank Pixbuff
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182 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2014 via mobile

Really fine creative Indian food Have only attended the all you can eat buffet & it was outstanding Lunch can be very nyu student centric but aside from that youthful din the food is monster good Bring your appetitite

Thank Sassyslide101
West Palm Beach, Florida
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276 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2014

Have ordered delivery from here a couple of times. The food has always been good and the delivery prompt.

Thank BizLuxTrvlr
New York
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62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2014

Delicious chicken tikka masala and garlic naan. Would highly recommend this place to anyone craving Indian food. They can alter the spice level to your taste. Service is professional, timely and in general great!

Thank Amanda S
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2014 via mobile

Indian food very good...we liked doing lunch because we get to try a bunch of different dishes for a great price. Lots of vegetarian dishes. A must when you visit is the rice pudding. Do not leave without trying it!

Thank April A
Wildwood, New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 November 2013

Love it Love it Love it!!!!! Unbeatable lunch with all variety of meals. This place have been my favorite place for lunch so far. The food, the service, the price. Just amazing! If you are in Union Square area, come by and have a lunch here. It's buffet style, tandoori chicken, chicken tiki masala, fish curry and naan are delicious... More 

Thank Emily P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:45
12:00 - 21:45
12:00 - 21:45
12:00 - 21:45
12:00 - 21:45
12:00 - 22:15
12:00 - 22:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 72 University Pl, & East 11th St., New York City, NY 10003-4540
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Greenwich Village
  • Neighbourhood: Greenwich Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-466-0820

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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