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“Dosa + Adai Avial = terrific + great service”
Review of Saravanaa Bhavan

Saravanaa Bhavan
Ranked #2,805 of 13,740 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: US$20 - US$25
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Boston, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
121 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Dosa + Adai Avial = terrific + great service”
Reviewed 20 January 2014

You can't go wrong with:

Dosa = thin rice and lentil crepe with onions and mildly spiced mashed potatoes + dipping sauce = excellent

Adai Avial = pancake made with a variety of pulses served with a kerala style sauce made of garden fresh vegetables, coconut paste and spices = yummy

Served with Albarino (white Spanish wine) was perfect for cold New York January night.

dhan'yavāda (thank you)

  • Visited January 2014
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Philadelphia
Level 5 Contributor
82 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“One of my favorites...”
Reviewed 26 December 2013

Authentic food from southern India... a tasty treat for lovers of vegetarian and south Indian food. I make it a point to eat at least one meal at this restaurant during my visit to NYC.

The only problem is that it is crowded and that makes the wait staff frazzled a little bit.

Visited December 2013
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Thank KfromDE
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Old Bridge, New Jersey
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Good South Indian food”
Reviewed 26 December 2013

As a South Indian ,I love this place . The taste is true South Indian . Filter coffee n dosa are true it's taste. The place is nice and in New York never miss this one if you are in search of South Indian food.

  • Visited October 2013
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Jersey City, New Jersey
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Very good veg south indian restaurant in NYC”
Reviewed 20 December 2013

Anybody in NYC who love Indian food will be familiar with Lexington avenue. Saravana Bhavan is one among the good south Indian restaurant in Lexington avenue.
Ambiance is neat but when crowded feels little conjusted. Service is good. Food is tasty but bit pricey.

Tip: Dont miss trying MiniTiffin.

  • Visited August 2013
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Jersey City, New Jersey
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Good South Indian Restaurant in US but definitely cannot match Saravana Bhavan in Chennai”
Reviewed 19 December 2013

You get awesome South Indian food. This place is clean and has perfect South Indian menu. This brand is very popular and highly rated in Chennai, Tamilnadu. My favorite here would be Chilly Parota or Mixed Parata and Paneer Dosa. They also have best Idly's in New York City. Saravana Bhavan is definitely one of the best South Indian Restaurant in US but definitely cannot match the taste of Saravana Bhavan in Chennai, Tamilnadu

  • Visited June 2013
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