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Monday
Jun252012

Baluchi's Reopens After DOH Closure

Baluchi's, the Indian restaurant that was shuttered by the Department of Health back on June 8th thanks to mice, rampant cross-contamination, and "inadequate personal cleanliness," among other unsavory factors, re-opened its doors late last week.

In a note to All About Fifth, the owners mention that they've "made a lot of improvements and upgrades to our restaurant to make sure that it's the best it can be for our valued customers."  So hopefully the folks down at HQ were rightfully horrified enough to realize that it was time to re-evaluate the way the kitchen staff conducts themselves. We'll have to wait for the next inspection to see if it sticks. 

Reader Comments (11)

The DOH closure just confirmed all of the reasons why I never ate there in the first place.

June 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnon

Your original post on this led my wife and I to Aarpan, and we're hooked for good now. Thanks!

June 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJeff

Aarpan is better Indian than most of the places in Jackson Heights. We are lucky to have them in the neighborhood and Baluchi's should just pack up and take their rude staff, mediocre food and unsanitary conditions elsewhere.

June 25, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterlinkin

@linkin What are some of your favorite menu items there?

June 25, 2012 | Registered CommenterHere's Park Slope

Chicken tandoor, lamb xacutti, chicken tikka and their NAAN!

June 25, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterlinkin

I used to order from Baluchi's but after seeing the previous post detailing their DOH issues, I won't be ordering from them again, whether it's in this location or others throughout the city.

June 25, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterparkslopeloper

How come there isn't any high-end Indian Food? I can't remember the last time I went to one that didn't seem, ahem, 'budget'.

Edumacate me.

June 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterfluffleFlicker

Don't care if they are open again or not, their food is awful. they are a chain Indian restaurant, like I've said before, it's like saying you want a good burger and going to McDonald's!

Still waiting to try Aarpan, almost went this past weekend but got distracted. Hubby is dieing to try some of their lamb dishes after I told him how many people seem to like the place

June 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterParkSlopePerson

Agreed on Aarpan. It's really good!

June 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMatt

About 6 years ago, I ordered take-out from the Baluchi's on 6th avenue in the city that's on 8th street. While waiting for my takeout in the busy restaurant, I heard squeaking. My catch something fast in the corner of my eye down on the floor. It's a RAT. I keep looking and hear more squeaking and there are now 3 RATS on the dining floor scurrying around in between diners and waiters in the back near their "bar" I was in shock, total shock and just ran out of there without my takeout.

June 26, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterchris

I think Baluchis is way way better than Aarpan. And I know good Authentic Indian food -- being Indian.

July 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAyesha

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