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Where to eat near the U.S. Open

Fuel up for the tennis tournament in Queens

By Time Out editors

Hitting New York's Grand Slam tennis tourney? Fill up at one of these restaurants near the U.S. Open with our guide to the best cheap eats in Flushing and Forest Hills, featuring tasty dumplings, brick-oven pizzas, pub grub and from-scratch tacos.

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Restaurants Chinese Flushing

The owners of cult Chinese chainlet Xi'an Famous Foods expand their offerings at this small-plates restaurant that showcases the cuisine of North-Central China with hand-pulled noodle dishes like liáng pí (cold, chewy wheat ribbons with seitan, cucumber, sprouts and a chili dressing) and qi pork biang-biang (spicy-and-sour pork belly with star anise).

Tortilleria Nixtamal

Restaurants Mexican Queens

This Mexican joint makes fresh masa (corn dough) from grain soaked and ground on-site for spicy Bistek steak tacos. Share mounds of guac and chips, delicate mole-bathed chicken enchiladas and fluffy, well-spiced tamales.


Forest Hills Station House

Bars Gastropubs Forest Hills

This beer-and-bourbon–focused gastropub boasts both local and international brews (hailing from as far as Germany) and a mess-hall menu of fish-and-chips, smoked ribs and pickled-pepper wings.


Restaurants Pizza Forest Hills

This neighborhood pizzeria dishes out build-your-own salads and 17-inch brick-oven pies ($15) like the namesake, topped with mozzarella, bacon and egg.



Restaurants American creative Flushing

Housed in the Sheraton hotel’s atrium, this American eatery offers shrimp crab cakes, lobster-stuffed ravioli and sirloin drenched in wild mushroom ragout.

Joe’s Shanghai

Restaurants Chinese Flushing

This Flushing mainstay is known for its soup dumplings (eight for $5.95), which are a marvel of physics: Each plump parcel is filled with either pork or crabmeat and a generous amount of warm, soothing broth.


Happy Buddah

Restaurants Vegetarian Flushing

This vegetarian den dishes out sweet sesame bites of faux chicken and zhi zhi “beef,” slathered in homemade barbecue sauce, that looks like a juicy pot roast and has a surprisingly meaty texture.

Kabul Kebab House

Restaurants Central Asian Flushing

Here, a hybrid menu hawks “Afghan and Persian food” on the front and “Middle Eastern” on the back, so dinner runs the geographical gamut: first-rate hummus; crisp, delicate sambosas; and qabeli palaw, succulent charcoal-grilled meat over spiced, raisin-studded rice.


Ganesh Temple Canteen

Restaurants Indian Queens

This South Indian spot’s paper-thin dosas ($5) are amped with green-chili chutney, while the buttery paneer (served weekends only, $5.50) is packed with spongy cottage cheese.

Fu Run

Restaurants Chinese Flushing

The justly celebrated dish at this Northern Chinese hideaway is the "Muslim lamb chop," but it's more like a half rack of ribs: A platter of bone-in meat is braised, battered and deep-fried, then blanketed with cumin, chili and sesame seeds. Try it with a beef-stuffed pancakes or cold saladesque dishes like the "tiger vegetable" (shredded scallions, cilantro, chilies and tiny shrimp).


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