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37-65 74th St. (37th Rd.) Send to Phone
718-424-1869 | Menu
Tibetan cuisine spiced up with Sichuan influences.

Open daily 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

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Phayul Restaurant Review

: When is Tibetan cuisine not entirely Tibetan cuisine? When it has some serious Sichuan influences. Welcome to Phayul, a gem of a Jackson Heights restaurant with five tables and an open kitchen. Its second-floor home is about as hard to find as Tibet itself. Close by the subway station, the entrance is around a corner, through a doorway, up a curved stairway, and on the other side of a beaded curtain. Soups are stand-outs, many of which are spiked with Sichuan peppercorn. Momos, juicy, thick-skinned, meat-stuffed dumplings, are some of the best in the neighborhood. More adventurous eaters should opt for the ultra-tender pork blood sausage. There’s no alcohol (no BYOB) and no dessert.
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