The Indian Clove

2071 Clove Road
Staten Island, NY 10304
Best Of


  • Sun 12pm-10:30pm, Mon-Thu 11:30am-10:30pm, Fri 11:30am-11pm, Sat 12pm-11pm
  • $$$
  • Delivery, Takeout
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Accepted
Indian Clove may just be the best all-around Indian restaurant in the five boroughs. Grounded in Punjabi cuisine, the menu strays all over the subcontinent, even including some Sri Lankan, Afghani, and Indo-Chinese dishes. The tandoori menu is especially comprehensive, including such oddities as bihari sheek kebab (ground lamb and chicken formed into a cylinder, perfect for absorbing smoke) and nilgiri kebab (chicken marinated in minted yogurt). Plenty on the menu for vegetarians, too, including the biggest malai kofta you’ve ever seen, and baigan hyderabadi – eggplant in an ethereal peanut sauce. The dining room is more formal than it needs to be; the focus is a glassed-in tandoori booth and a bar serving invented mixed drinks. --Robert Sietsema


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