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Saravanaa Bhavan

413 Amsterdam Ave, New York City, NY 10024-6209
+1 212-721-7755
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good42%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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“thali” (27 reviews)
“dosas” (77 reviews)
“paper dosa” (5 reviews)
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Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
££ - £££
413 Amsterdam Ave, New York City, NY 10024-6209
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just as expected....pretty good South Indian food. Huge portions and decent service. We went here on a weekday and got here around noon...had no trouble getting seated. We had the South Indian thali, an uthappam, and a Mysore masala dosa The thali was more than...More

Thank AP_Phoenix_2005
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner at this small street side South Indian eatery. The food quality is amazing however, the prices appear to be bit high compared to the level of restaurant. The service was good and responsive . Ordered some spicy stuff, and was really spicy .....More

Thank Ankur_1975
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is some of the best Indian food in Manhattan. But you definitely go for the food, not the atmosphere. It's almost like a cafeteria, and the tables are quite close together. However, you won't care about any of that once you take a bite...More

Thank Ktravel_13
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Good food. But very poor service. Uttapam recommended. 14 idli is their speciality. But had much better South Indian in jersey city and Edison.

Thank Technoco
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Friendly Service with patio service. Excellent vegetarian thali and masala dosa, served quickly. The thali comes with an assortment of lentils, vegetable sides, yoghurt, chutney, soup and desert. Spice/heat is subtle; flavour is excellent. For some reason, a freshly warmed chapatti was carefully folded on...More

Thank Sassamatt
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Visited with family of 5 , and ordered 14 idly, Paper Masala dosa, Uttpam etc.. Well all items were well done,but nothing exclusive taste. Standard taste, but priced on upper side.Overall would go again for Vegetarian and when fed up of Chipotle.

Thank Technoco
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Good food. Definitely best dosa in new york. It is not super cheap but no super expensive. Service is fast and efficient.

Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Sharing 4 dishes, 4 friends, excellent food! Very good service. 2 masala dosa, 1 south indian Thali, vegetable briany.

Thank st1235555
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has great South Indian vegetarian options. The menu and the taste is pretty much the same as the ones in other Saravana Bhavan branches across the world. Would recommend the usuals : idlis, dosas, Indian milk tea. If you have the appetite, go...More

Thank Urthilak
Reviewed 25 December 2016

I am a huge fan of dosa and was very excited when my boyfriend brought me to this place. The dosa selection was incredible and the dosas are HUGE! The only food complaints I have are that the dosas we got did not have as...More

Thank MMC2015
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31 December 2014|
Response from SenYaga | Reviewed this property |
There is no shuttle. . I took private cab... you can get lot of taxi... mostly NY cabs are cheaper, anyways watch out as driver may go round and round same street to show high number...
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
08:30 - 22:30
08:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 413 Amsterdam Ave, New York City, NY 10024-6209
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City
  • Phone Number: +1 212-721-7755
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