- Upper East Side
We’ve been hooked on this serene East Midtown restaurant ever since their genial waitstaff first beckoned us to sip on a stiff drink and take a load off before diving into our delicious, spicy meal.A step into Yuva and the rush of 58th instantly disappears, like the memory of a Friday morning meeting after a sip of the weekend’s inaugural cocktail. We’ve been hooked on this serene East Midtown restaurant ever since their genial wait staff first beckoned us to sip on a stiff drink and take a load off before diving into our delicious, spicy meal. Yuva’s menu strikes a balance between contemporary and traditional Indian cuisine, so lovers of each will leave happy. Their signature dish, the Parda Biryani, arrives underneath a pillowy lid of dough. The bread – cooked right on top of the popular casserole – seals in all of the dish’s delicious flavor and and serves as a tasty component for the meal. And that’s not all, folks. Be it packed with chicken, lamb, seafood or goat – there’s an accompanying sauce to match. Condiments at Yuva are neatly arranged, colorful palettes of several spicy dips and chutneys that take each dish to a whole new level of flavor.
For carnivores hoping for a glorious sampling of the meats right off the tandoori grill – look no further than the Yuva Platter. Stacked high with jumbo shrimp, chicken hariyali tikka, chicken malai tikka, lamb boti, lamb seekh and Afghani kabab, this dish certainly makes us feel like we can have it all, folks. Still not stuffed? Dessert comes as a welcome treat. Just try to keep us away from the sweet, sweet rice pudding – we dare you.
Saag Paneer, $14
Chicken Tikka Masala, $18
Parda Briyani, $16-$24
Lasooni Gobi, $14
Yuva Platter, $30
Monday - Sunday, 11 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.