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“delicious food at an unbelievable price” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Thelewala

Thelewala
Ranked #4,377 of 13,488 Restaurants in New York City
Cuisines: Indian, Fast food
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Delivery, Takeout
Neighbourhood: Greenwich Village
Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“delicious food at an unbelievable price”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2014

Having heard that this strip was known for its casual, counter service restaurants where a solo budget traveler like myself could grab a meal and take to nearby Washington Square Park I stopped in to Thelewala recently and was blown away by the quick, cheap, and amazing food they served up. I had Malai Chicken rolls and a side of Peanut Masala, both were very tasty without being overpowering as too much street-inspired cuisine seems to be these days. A word of caution to non-American visitors though, don't estimate the portion size based on the prices, as I did. This is America, five dollars here gets you an entree not a snack! I ended up ordering way too much on the assumption that the rolls were so inexpensive that I'd need several to be full. Big mistake...big, delicious mistake!

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kenneth B
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Maui, Hawaii
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Yummy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2014

Thought maybe not as popular as Kati Roll across the street, this is good, authentic Kolkata street food. Parathas not as good as Kati's, but better fillings.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Matthew G
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New York City, New York
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155 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Quick, delicious & cheap”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

Quick, delicious and cheap. Craving a Kathi roll? Head straight to Thelewala. The rolls (Flour tortillas filled with various veggies or meet) are delicious and it can't get any cheaper. For $5+tax you get a packed, scrumptious roll which is quite filling.

It's a small hole in the wall place with not much seating. Usually a place you want to grab and go. The food is made fresh in front of you. I've tried the chicken & paneer (cottage cheese) options. All of them are delicious. Surprisingly the bhel puri (puffed rice) was good too.

Tip: Get the food to go, Washington Sq park next door is a great place to sit & enjoy ur rolls.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Chicago, Illinois, USA
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Phal roll!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

The phall roll is incredible!! Super spicy! Don't eat it if you cant handle spicy though. There are other rolls which are good too if you want something less crazy spicy.

Visited May 2014
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Thank rjncmu
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Awesome street food cuisine from India”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2014

The kati rolls (called Nizami rolls here) are amazing. I have been there the last two times I was in NYC and would go again!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank lausanne_resident
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