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110 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10016-8926
+1 212-696-9458
12:00 - 23:00
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice crepe for the Dosa! 'Could definitely provide more herbed, potato filling, though (small amount provided in a small dish). Beautiful photos on the walls. Value perhaps not as good as some of the neighboring Indian restaurants.

Thank Your_Best_Adventure
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Authentic south Indian food. It was like eating in India only. Awesome .:-) specially the spicy chuttny it is the best

Thank Pooja J
Beersheba, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Oren W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 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.

Thank Nicky C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

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.

Thank Fanny C
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 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

Thank mukesh a
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19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

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 

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 :)

Thank Netta R
Beersheba, Israel
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240 reviews
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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.

Thank Oren W
Bengaluru, India
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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 

Thank skulkarni2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Indian, Vegan Options, Kosher, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
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
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?