In addition to being the largest borough in New York City, Queens might also be the most delicious one, as well! Since there’s no shortage of delicious, ethnic eateries on just about every corner (especially in a neighborhood like Astoria), there’s always going to be something new and delicious to try in Queens. So, here are some go-to Astoria restaurants for local diners.
3 Astoria Restaurants that You Can’t Miss
To experience the warmth and quality of Italy in the heart of Astoria, visit Via Vai, a neighborhood hotspot that’s beginning to make national waves. In fact, it’s even featured on the Michelin Guide’s 2019 list of the top New York City restaurants.
Fine Italian Cuisine
Since 1959, this family owned and operated Astoria restaurant has been providing guests with authentic, yet contemporary, Italian dishes, such as:
- Eggplant Parmigiana
- Braised Beef Short Ribs
- Pan Seared Shrimp
Their pasta is also hand-made in their “laboratory” by the head chef, and their pizzas are baked to perfection in an imported, Italian-made oven. No matter what you choose, accompany your meal with a fine Italian wine from their expansive cellar. Click here to make a reservation today.
As one of the first ramen shops in Queens, Hinomaru Ramen had no trouble making a name for itself with local foodies. Besides, where else are you going to find an Astoria restaurant that specializes in seven regional Japanese ramens, from Sapporo in the north to Kagoshima in the south?
Traditional Japanese Dishes
All of their broths are homemade and cooked for 17 hours with no shortcuts. What results is a wide array of delicious ramen dishes like:
- Lemongrass Chicken
- Curry Ramen
- Spicy Miso
- Chicken Ramen
Hinomaru Ramen is also the second Astoria restaurant on this list to be featured on the prestigious 2019 Michelin Guide, so that’s how you know it’s good!
Astoria’s Taverna Kyclades (otherwise known as TK Astoria) will transport you to their namesake Greek islands with every bite. Their fish and traditional Mediterranean dishes are prepared the old-fashioned way to maximize gastronomic bliss.
The Mediterranean Hotspot
With additional locations in the East Village and Bayside, there are no shortage of restaurants where you can enjoy Taverna Kyclades’ signature Greek dishes, including:
- Chicken Souvlaki
- Filet of Sole
- Pork Kebab
Although they do not accept reservations, this Astoria restaurant is more than worth the wait.
For the best food in Queens (and maybe even New York City), these restaurants in Astoria are the cream of the crop!