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Pongal

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110 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10016-8926
+1 212-696-9458
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12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Beersheba, Israel
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210 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good south Indian food. Dosa, Idli are authentic and tasty. As good as any restaurant in South India.

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Thank Oren W
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Can't fault the food at all and indeed we went back again during our short trip to NYC so it must've been good. We haven't given 5/5 only because the waiter would constantly try to up sell and it made us a bit uncomfortable.

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Thank Nicky C
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Warm welcome, great service and most of all, amazing vegetarian food! The quantities are very big and the taste is priceless. Going there is having a taste of India.

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Thank Fanny C
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76 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good South Indian food if you want to eat in New York Manhattan , nice Dosa and butter milk and lassi and many more

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Thank mukesh a
Massachusetts
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visiting family for Christmas finds us in NY, NY. Where should we go for dinner? We've traveled from Savannah where it's really hard to find good ethnic food. The only place we'll eat Indian food is at home or at our friend Shila's house where food is an art. Shila's daughter lives in Manahattan so I asked for a recommendation.... More 

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Thank psreddick
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We ate there twice during our visit. Food was amazing and so was the service. Don't miss the no. 5 dessert :)

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Thank Netta R
Beersheba, Israel
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210 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Very good aouth Indian food. Masala dosa was good so was the ideli. Authentic south indian taste. Reccomnded.

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Thank Oren W
Bengaluru, India
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62 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

The restaurant is located in a place surrounded by other Indian restaurants. The place was quite full but we could get a table for our Dinner on Sunday night. The south Indian food served was very authentic and especially the Pongal and curd Rice were well prepared. Butter Milk and Mango Lassi were also equally well made. The Aloo Bonda... More 

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New York City, New York
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Be aware this restaurant includes gratuity/ tip on the bill on parties 3+. Although I am a regular customer. I forgot they include tip on the bill. I forgot a few times. When they saw another 20 % tip I gave. They knew they got a double tip, they should be honest . They should not leave a line for... More 

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Thank chris j
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Good food. Thali is simple and quick to order. Spread of Mysore, Tamil, Gujarati and Royal Thali. Authentic food....recommend; good service too from friendly staff.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30
Cuisine
Indian, Kosher, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 110 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10016-8926
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
  • Neighbourhood: Manhattan
  • Phone Number: +1 212-696-9458
Description
Indian Vegetarian and Certified Kosher Restaurant that has been around for 16+ years in NYC and reviewed by New York Times.We have been providing delicious South Indian Vegetarian food to so many customers that have always come back to eat and referred us to their family and friends several times over.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?