Astoria, Restaurants
Dec 09, 2016

Tikka Roll House Open in Astoria

Have you tried the new Indian restaurant on 30th Avenue, Tikka Roll House?

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Photo credit: Tikka Roll House

As is often the case I get sent PR pitches, the majority of them are irrelevant. (Cover a fashion show in LA? I don’t even live in California and I don’t write about fashion.) However, I was forwarded one featuring Tikka Roll House, a new Indian restaurant in Astoria, and you know I can’t resist passing on the info.

They are located at 34-14 30th Avenue, in the old Ghandi space. It’s actually part of a local mini-chain with additional locations in Kew Gardens and Williamsburg—perhaps it’s the Williamsburg element that inspired them to describe their offerings as “hipster-friendly dishes.” They also fall into the category du jour of “fast-casual.” Their PR opening also says they offer “kati rolls, curry bowls and traditional fare from the region of Calcutta.”

Here’s a more detailed description of their menu:

Signature specials include a variety of kati rolls, street-food dish of a skewer-roasted kebab wrapped in a paratha bread and large curry bowls, overflowing with a choice of meat, poultry, fish or vegetables, white rice, and salad.  Signature dishes include the Nizami Roll, a classic Kolkate street roll, the Bhuna Gobi Roll, and Malai Murag Roll, the Vegan Rajma Curry Bowl, featuring spiced kidney beans in the chef¹s own spices, the Kadai Chicken, tossed with bell pepper and onion in special spices, the Jhinga Bhuna Mirchwala, with spiced shrimp and green chilies, and of the Goat Briyani in traditional spices, slow cooked to perfection.”

You can find their entire menu, here. As you can see, there are options for omnivores to vegans.

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Photo credit: Tikka Roll House

Tikka Roll House’s chef is Muhammad Kabir Mia. He’s from Bangladesh (its western border is not far from Kolkata/Calcutta). He started out as a chef for Biman Bangladesh Airlines and also worked for the office of the Prime Minister of Bangladesh. He’s been in the US since 2008 and has worked in Indian restaurants like Tandoori and Baluchi’s in NYC.

Here are some photos of their food, in case you’re contemplating heading over. I gotta say, it looks delicious.

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Saag Paneer. Photo credit: Tikka Roll House

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Hariyali Chicken Kabab. Photo credit: Tikka Roll House

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Curry Murgh Roll, Malai Murug Roll, and Lamb Kheema Roll. Photo credit: Tikka Roll House

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Aloo Gobi bowl (vegan). Photo credit: Tikka Roll House

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Naan. Photo credit: Tikka Roll House

They’ve been open for a little while now—have you been? Let us know what you think in a comment.

Tikka Roll House (34-14 30th Avenue, Astoria. 718-255-1085)
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About Meg Cotner

Meg Cotner was trained as a harpsichordist and now works as a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of "Food Lovers' Guide to Queens," and is a skilled and avid home cook, baker, and preserver.

3 Comments

SWAROOP BOSE

Being a Bengali/Indian, Tikka Roll House is almost a dream come true with their Rolls and very true Indian flavors, unlike the food from SEVA or NAMASTE. I have had the Kadai Chicken(spot on), malai mrug and tikka rolls – they are really up to the task! I hope these guys maintain their high standards! The rolls seem a bit pricey for the portion but that’s 30th Ave for you! Of interest, BOISAKHI, a Bangladeshi establishment on 36th Ave has a quintessentially Bengali/Bangladeshi cuisine with budget prices but kababs, gravy, Bengali dishes and biriyani of unmatched quality while retaining their originality.

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HaNnah

Agreed — Seva in particular is terrible. It’s like McDonalds doing a version of Indian food for Americans :p

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Sara Group

I’ve been there twice now and it’s so, so good! And the folks who work there are super nice. I never see a lot of people in there when I walk by, which makes me sad because it’s delicious. EVERYONE GO!

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