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Danikkah Josan

Biography

Mr. Josan opened his first Indian restaurant on the North West corner of Bleecker and Seventh Avenue South in the West Village. More than 12 years ago when his daughter sixteen years old at the time was a hostess at the restaurant he never thought it would one day be reborn and live again with a spark of inspiration of his intrepid daughter, Danikkah.

Mr. Josan stayed across the street at his magazine shop which he had since the ’80s which continued on for many years. When Mr. Josan realized times changing and knew it... READ MORE

Mr. Josan opened his first Indian restaurant on the North West corner of Bleecker and Seventh Avenue South in the West Village. More than 12 years ago when his daughter sixteen years old at the time was a hostess at the restaurant he never thought it would one day be reborn and live again with a spark of inspiration of his intrepid daughter, Danikkah.

Mr. Josan stayed across the street at his magazine shop which he had since the ’80s which continued on for many years. When Mr. Josan realized times changing and knew it was the perfect moment to pass on the torch. It was time for a rebirth. We call it: Restaurant Reincarnation”.Danikkah Josan decided to jump on board and transform the magazine shop into a beautiful and hip corner eatery. Danikkah Josan was 25 years old at the time just moving back from Dallas, Texas She tapped into her New York City resources and teamed up with a visionary Creative Director that shared the same passion for food with style to give life, rebrand and redesign the space in this prime location. Together they were up for the challenge. With Danikkah’s family background in Indian cuisine, you would think it would be a simple transition — however the Latina blood coursing through her veins (¡Si! Danikkah’s mom is Latina) that’s anything but. There was only one thing to do. Introduce a seamless blend of both incredible cultures. Easy right? And so “Taco Mahal” was born! Danikkah Josan has been creating unique fun and exciting tacos at Taco Mahal for the past 2 years she loves it! It has been her new found passion for food business and hospitality.

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What is your favorite NYC restaurant? And what is your go-to dish? This may seem cliche but my favorite restaurant in the city is Taco Mahal. I love our veggie of the day Naan Taco it’s always fresh and new I can never get sick of it!
What is your ultimate meal? My ultimate meal would be Lamb Curry with white Spanish rice fried plantains and a side of avocado!
What three things are always in your pantry? Cumin Seeds, Goya’s Sazon, Organic Italian Virgin Olive Oil
If you weren't a chef, what would you be? A mortgage consultant or a real estate agent!
If you could cook with anyone, who would that be? Bobby Flay