We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Pongal

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Manhattan
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Get directions
110 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10016-8926
+1 212-696-9458
Website
Today
12:00 - 23:00
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

135 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 109: English reviews
United States
Level Contributor
38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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.

Helpful?
Thank Your_Best_Adventure
1 review
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

Helpful?
Thank Pooja J
Beersheba, Israel
Level Contributor
240 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
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.

Helpful?
Thank Oren W
Level Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

Helpful?
Thank Nicky C
Level Contributor
19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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.

Helpful?
Thank Fanny C
Level Contributor
76 reviews
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

Helpful?
Thank mukesh a
Massachusetts
Level Contributor
31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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 

Helpful?
Thank psreddick
1 review
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 :)

Helpful?
Thank Netta R
Beersheba, Israel
Level Contributor
240 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 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.

Helpful?
Thank Oren W
Bengaluru, India
Level Contributor
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 

Helpful?
Thank skulkarni2016

Travellers who viewed Pongal also viewed

 
New York City, NY
 
New York City, NY
New York City, NY
 

Been to Pongal? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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, Vegan Options, Kosher, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Pongal staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?