7209 Broadway Jackson Heights, New York +1 718-476-6516



    I am Saif Nagra and I decided to open Dera restaurant 20 years back, which was a time when we would have to drive for hours to get a decent tasting Pakistani meal. It was just not easy to find delicious, decent and easily accessible Pakistani food.

    We decided then, to open a restaurant that offers delicious Pakistani food to satisfy those taste buds. To bring our appetizing, lavish and scrumptious food to New York and introduce it to as many people as possible. Preparing a great home cooked Pakistani meal takes time, thought and passion. Come on over to “Dera Restaurant” and experience what a traditional home cooked authentic Pakistani meal tastes like. Our ingredients are fresh, our passion is deep and our meals are delightful!


    “Dera “in Punjab (Pakistan & India) is a place where people come to socialize and to have discussions. The main concept of our restaurant is of a place that connects people, who are from different cultures, background and bring them together to enjoy simple and delicious food. Where people can come and enjoy authentic (Pakistani, Indian, Bengali, Nepali) food, share their cultures and norms.


    The philosophy at Dera Restaurant is simple: Everyone who walks through our doors is either already a friend, or will be because the exceptional food, the friendly environment and a home away from home experience. By embracing that theory, the Dera Restaurant knows that every guest will have exceptional service, outstanding food and hopefully will know that whenever they walk into a Dera Restaurant, that they are coming home. To ensure that that philosophy saturates the restaurants, Saif Nagra the owner has hired the best management team in the city who in turn have selected the most experienced and diligent service staff possible. In addition, making sure that every diner can find that “one dish” that makes the dining out experience worthwhile.

    Ultimately, every day can be a day of new beginnings and celebration. When considered like that, it is always best to share those occasions with friends, and doesn’t it make sense to experience those days at a place where you are already considered a friend? Come to Dera Restaurant, whether for a casual dinner, a party, a business meeting or just those days where you need to get away, because after all, you will be coming home.


    Offering authentic Pakistani cuisine at affordable prices, Dera Restaurant is one of the best places to go for traditional food in New York. A combination of culture and culinary. The authenticity extends to the interiors of the restaurant and the convivial atmosphere which allows the patrons to enjoy the best Pakistani cuisine in a laid back environment.