Oct. 17, 2016 By Hannah Wulkan
The best restaurant in all of New York is tucked away right here in Astoria, according to Yelp.
A recent USA Today article asked Yelp to help find the best restaurant in each state, and Yaar Indian Restaurant in Astoria came out on top for New York.
Yelp used an algorithm that combined user ratings and reviews — excluding chain restaurants– to come up with the winner in each state.
Yaar, located at 22-55 31st Street by the Astoria-Ditmars Boulevard stop, has a 4.5 star rating with 179 reviews on Yelp.
The restaurant is known for offering an all-you-can-eat $10 lunch buffet on the weekends and prix fix menus for both lunch and dinner, as well as offering a full menu. It is also BYOB, allowing customers to bring their own alcohol to the restaurant.
“The food here is great! We love going here because the staff is friendly and attentive and the food is reasonably priced,” read one recent Yelp review.
“Hands down best Indian food in Ditmars/Astoria. I’m a picky eater and this place does it. I expect fresh, good food always and they never fail. The service inside and out of the restaurant is always perfect! I hope they stay in the area always,” read another recent review from September.
Yaar could not be reached for comment.
To see the original USA Today story, visit http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/experience/food-and-wine/2016/10/17/best-restaurant-yelp-by-state/92062430/.