Junoon, the New York City restaurant first opened by Michelin-starred chef Vikas Khanna, has become the city’s only Indian restaurant to be awarded a seventh consecutive Michelin Star.
The honor is considered to be a hallmark of fine dining quality. Started by celebrity chef, author and television host Khanna on Dec., 2, 2010 in Manhattan’s Flatiron District, Junoon has received the coveted star every year since then. It is now managed by executive Chef Akshay Bhardwaj.
“We are honored to receive the Michelin Star award for the seventh year in a row,” said owner and restaurateur Rajesh Bhardwaj. “We love that our authenticity, diverse and quality Indian cuisine is respected and acknowledged amongst New Yorkers and the world.”
Junoon’s signature dishes include Tandoori Octopus, Lal Mirch Ka Paneer and Shahi Lamb Shank.
The restaurant also offers a five-course tasting menu that reflects the seasons. Wine pairing and vegetarian options are also available.
Meanwhile, Tulsi, the well-known Indian restaurant co-owned by Chef Hemant Mathur, was stripped of its star this year, Eater NY reported. Indian Accent, the high-end New Delhi import that opened last year, was snubbed again, as was Paowalla, Floyd Cardoz’s bread-focused Indian spot in SoHo.