Hell’s Kitchen newest Indian restaurant owned by Abishek Sharma is Badshah. Abishek also owns Swagat on the Upper West Side and Surya on Bleeker street. Executive chef Charles Mani describes his cuisine as inauthentic Indian playing with textures and infusing unusual spices to classic Indian dishes.
The Hell’s Kitchen space is lively with murals adorning the walls and a retractable front window that opens up to bustling ninth avenue.
Our dinner was a an assortment of Badshah favorites along with the most popular Chef’s Tasting Menu. Favorites included the butter chicken which is a different take on the traditional Chicken “Tikka” Masala made with no butter, ghee, or yogurt for a lighter creamier texture that won’t weigh you down. The Badshah cauliflower is a vegetarian version of chinese general tso’s chicken and Chef Charles is the true originator of this dish. The salmon was cooked just right complemented with a delicious coconut curry.
The Chef’s Tasting Menu ($49) is the most popular item on the menu with a variety of favorite appetizers, curries, rice, naan bread and dessert.
The cocktail menu was very creative with a slew of craft cocktails focusing on rum, which is our team’s alcohol of choice.
Badshah 788 9th Ave, New York, NY 10019 (646) 649-2407 Badshahny.com