"...this Caribbean-Indian joint enjoys legendary repute among locals. On weekends the wait times can get long, but it’s worth it, regardless of what
What Our Customers Say About Our Food
This was so good, they took Trini food to a whole new level of...”heaven must be like this”! My daughter took this picture of me eating my curry chicken roti as I was doing my calypso/Jamaican happy dance (on the inside)! Before you get to enjoy the absolute best Trinidadian food you’ve had (no offense to my Trini mother), the energy, brightness, decor and cleanliness of Trinciti greets you at the door. Of course the place is busy; all the best restaurants are. I live in Arizona with it’s serious Trini food deprivation. I had to buy more to take back home with me on the plane. This place will have to be on my must-visit list when I return to NY! I guess I’ll share with my wife...maybe.
- 5Nothing fancy, just fresh and authentic Caribbean food served quickly. Top spot.
I was honestly waiting in my car & just looked up and saw this spot so I decided to check it out. Line was literally out the freaking door but that must mean the food is great so let me try it out. Its wayyy to packed in there however they move so fast, it’s uncomfortable for a short period of time so its fine. I ordered curry goat and roti ; 5 doubles & curry chicken. Everything was great. Doubles was definitely my favorite.
The food, the food the food!!! You may know it's a 45 minute wait, but still, you get on line. You get impatient that the line is moving slow, but still you stay on line, and now you're nearly there and the guy in front of you orders 2 dozen doubles with everything, and you want to cry because you can almost taste the delicious everything that's in front of you. And then after about an hr you finally eat your doubles with slight and drink your red solo, and you 're already planning your next trip back!!! The wait is forgotten... It's that good!
Penelope Sukal Jacques
Triniciti is my not so guilty pleasure. They have the best doubles I've ever had and they're available all day long. I've had the curry chicken (boneless and bone in), goat and shark sandwich, everything has been amazing. They can get busy and the line can be out the door but it's worth the wait.
I live in the Bronx and the Trinidadian food in the Bronx is so so. My family and friends keep telling me about this Trinciti roti spot and I took the drive to try it out. It was the best 30 minute drive from the Bronx to Queens ever. I got there before lunch time and the lines was so long omg. That says something about their food. The line moved fast and I ordered. My shrimp roti was so damn good I was in heaven. The pholorie and doubles was amazing also. Lots of toppings for the delicacies. I even bought rice callaloo and stew fish for my wife and she enjoyed it also. Pricey but worth it. Amazing food, very clean restaurant and a great friendly staff. Must say if you can order on phone or online do it. They had bake and shark but for sale only on weekends :( Enjoy and thank me later.
DJtrinivibes via Tripadvisor
Was dying for some Roti. I don't have time to make it anymore because well, life. I didnt want to drive back to Brooklyn (I moved to Long Island) so I searched yelp trying to find authentic trini food closer. Found this place and word of mouth confirmed this was the spot to go. 45 minutes later me and hubby arrived. Line wasn't that bad when we walked in. Everyone behind the counter was very friendly, all smiles. The smell took me back to T&T and I knew I was in the right place. I stocked up on doubles, bussupshut, and grabbed a huge curry shrimp roti. Hubby 2 orders of oxtail and dalphouri on the side. Grabbed a Shandy, A peardrax and of course Kurma! They didnt have my Bake and Shark but I'm going back tomorrow to get that! I'll be going back a few times a month. Great food. Great Service. Worth the Drive!
I absolutely loved my bake n shark! It was phenomenal! Now when you first walk in the restaurant, it is very busy and you may be hesitant to order. But, you shouldn't be because they have a great team with a great order process. I paid for my bake n shark and then they gave me a ticket to bring to the bake n shark "station". There I was able to order my food with all of the condiments and sauces that I desired. I thought this was extremely helpful because it made the line move fast. I would also like to point out that the restaurant has great customer service. Although they were very busy, they handled each customer with care. The restaurant was also extremely clean. I loved the fact that the glass windows of the food was clear so you can see through. As well as the tables, they were extremely clean. I would definitely be coming back to this restaurant when I am in New York. They know what they're doing!
Just...the absolute best doubles I've ever had. Aloo pie wasn't bad either but next time I go, definitely just getting a bunch of doubles and nothing else. So so good, do yourself a favor and go here ASAP. Also - the doubles & aloo pie are both vegan. So very vegetarian and vegan friendly!
Ahhh I was finally able to get to the ever so famous trinciti. We came here at about 11 am on a Saturday, the line was long but not out the door as I've heard it can be and the music was pumping. We waited on line for maybe about 20 mins before being served but this wasn't a problem as it was our first time here. We ordered two goat rotis, 5 doubles (3 regular, 1 with shrimp and the other with goat) 3 shandys and my personal favorite a bake and shark. My BF said his mom and himself enjoyed the rotis so I cant personally comment, he did say that they got plenty of meat lol. The regular doubles I cant say was my favorite but they were good. I really enjoyed the goat doubles it was amazing the shrimp was cool. Now the star of the show is the bake and shark, to order this you have to pay first then give your order to whomever is making the bake and shark for the day. I loved every bite the spice, the pineapple, the flavors went together so well. I will definitely be back here and for all my brooklyn people it's worth the drive.
This is one of the few standardly good West Indian roti shops in Queens. They are pretty consistent with their food unlike some of their competitors. As with most roti shops, the service could definitely be friendlier. But the gruffness is just part of the Caribbean culture so do not take it personally. A little smile goes a long way in roti shops. Their best dishes are their breakfast chokas like tomato and bhaigan (eggplant) and fried okro (okra). It is on the saltier side but it pairs well with the bussup shut roti. I happen to like their dhal puri quite a bit but my Caribbean aunts would argue about the quality. I think it's very difficult to satisfy the need for home cooked West Indian food for such a large customer base but they make it work. Their bake and saltfish is probably the best I've had in Queens so far. Also, their fully-loaded doubles are filled with fresh chutneys and are generally pretty good, but very messy to eat. In general, in the Richmond Hill area, they are my go-to for West Indian food. Restaurants are always changing though, so it's sort of a moving target with who is best in which categories. Expect long lines, especially on weekends. And it's generally better to pay with cash, although they do take credit cards. Also, parking is a hit or miss. I would suggest parking two blocks away if you do not immediately see a spot in front. Their prices have gone up but it's fair considering the amount of work behind these dishes and the renovations to the space, making ordering easier.
Any self respecting Trinidadian or any other Caribbean national in the Tri-State area should have eaten from Trinciti at least ONCE....and if not - they are surely missing out.... Being that I'm not a driver - and I'm in Brooklyn - it's not so easily at my fingertips... however, I planned a shopping trip specifically around being able to stop here....and finally taste what my friend's addictions were about.... It was a busy Friday night...raining...and the line was out the door...Ran into a few friends inside...made friends with a Granny and her granddaughter to pass the time...sent my kid to grab a table...and I was on my way to a full on CHEAT DAY... Doubles.. Beef Buss up for the kid...and a Beef Roti *Dhalpurie...for me...and some extra buss up to take home..... Normally.... I only eat half a roti and save the rest for the next day.... nah...not here... I ATE THE ENTIRE THING...and proceeded to lick the paper.... I swear to you...and I wasn't embarrassed one bit lol...Their pepper sauce...tamarind sauce..chutney...was so friggin good....Beef was so tender...well seasoned...Buss up was like silk.. dhalpurie held together well...it was perfect....I can't comment on the doubles - because in normal fashion - MY KID DIDN'T SHARE WITH HIS MUM..lol... He inhaled 2...and moved onto his buss up in pure glee..... The staff were so kind....and took the time and care to put everything together.... not always the case in most roti shops... where your food is often slapped together in haste... The 25 minutes on line was worth it... Trinciti has a life and buzz to it... we felt at home as soon as we walked in....and I fully understand why I have friends that drive from Long Island and further just to satiate their cravings... As a Brooklynite roti connoisseur.... This is the best roti I've had in my 41 years of living... (outside of Trinidad). Period....
Despite being one of the most popular establishments in the borough, somehow Trinciti still feels underrated. It has become an institution and synonymous as the home of the doubles (#1). There are plenty of Caribbean (more specifically, Trinidadiian) spots in the area, but Trinciti is the de facto local's choice of the east side of Queens. Back in the day, this was the place to be whether it was people coming in from a long night of partying or early birds seeking breakfast. What was once a little shop has morphed into a full fledged institution, with an added reputation for having food that feeds the masses without having the break the bank. It goes without saying, their most sought after item are doubles, a classic snack in the motherland. Only a handful of years ago it was 50 cents, but time changes everything and one can still be purchased for a couple of dollars. They can be sweet, savory, or even spicy and the chana (chickpeas) are practically perfection. It is tasty all around. They also serve a number of other vegetarian friendly items, such as their delicious aloo pie, a mix of potatoes and spices stuffed in a roti shell. I also have high regard for their pholourie, a tasty dough ball like snack that is served with chutney. Whether it's served with oxtail, beef, goat or shrimp, they don't mess around with their curry. Their seafood bakes are also fun to eat; shark is preferred but the salt fish also gets a thumbs up. The ladies that run the joint are all business and about maximizing efficiency. For folks who are rocking takeout, it's very important to know what to order. I would suggest looking at the menu beforehand or peeping pics on Yelp. No one wants to be that person holding up the line when prompted for an order.
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