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211 East 46th St., New York City, NY 10017
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Ranked #528 of 11,653 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: Indian
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: 2nd & 3rd Avenues
Transit: 4,5,6,7 Trains to Grand Central. M101, M102, M103 Buses to 44th St.; M15 to 46th St.; M15 Select to 42nd St. or 50th St.
Description: Tulsi features distinctive regional Indian cuisine created by Chef Hemant Mathur, critically acclaimed for his clean, distinct flavors and a master of tandoor cooking – from savory street food and breads to tantalizing vegetable specialties and fragrant curries, to signature tandoor-grilled meats and seafood. Designed for comfort, relaxation and the enjoyment of food, drinks and conversation, the 55-seat dining room and 15-seat bar/lounge reflects modern India with a nod to cultural traditions and motifs. Guests may also enjoy a seven-course Chef's Tasting Menu (also a Chef's Vegetarian Tasting Menu) and bar snacks, as well as a thoughtful list of spice-friendly wines, handcrafted cocktails and beers. "Tulsi" (pronounced TOOL-see) means divine basil.
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83% Recommend
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English first
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

The experience started on a good note with starters being of great quality but everything from there on was a disaster , the main course as well as the side dish that we ordered tasted more like rice mixed with red chilly powder .

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Isla Mujeres, Mexico
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68 reviews 68 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We have known the Chef at Tulsi for 10 years but lost touch 5 years ago as he moved from another restaurant across town. This new restaurant has a better ambience than the previous the food is at least as good if not better, it has a Michelin Star and if you like Indian flavours is amazing. So full of... More

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Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

Service was superb and the food was excellent. Loved the crab cake appetizer - perfectly spicy. The curry seafood entree was tasty as was the onion naan. I wasn't a fan of their acclaimed lamb chops but I'm not particularly crazy about them anyway, so I'd go with my boyfriends opinion on them, which was that they were excellent.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I took a friend who had never had Indian food before. We ordered the vegetarian tasting menu. Counting the "amuse bouche" not on the menu, there were 9 courses. I chose to add the wine pairing, which was exceptional! The wait staff was attentive, and responded well when I asked them to give us more time in-between courses. It was... More

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New York City, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

One of the top 5 for me when choosing Indian fine dining. And one of the best desert selections in the city.

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Parsippany, New Jersey
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100 reviews 100 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This place has really great decor, ambiance and food. The appetizers were the best part with both very tasty meat and veggie options. The mushrooms, lamb chops, etc. were all very good also. Their Naan's (breads) were fresh and delicious.

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New York City, New York
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Me being a hotelier from several years. my company owns the world class indian chain restaurant and I am dining at other same cuisine restaurant, it means a lot. During Restaurant Week, Americam Express Refered me Tulsi Indian Cuisine Restaurant I must say Tulsi is Far high end better than Junoon, tamarind, utsav & Benares Chef & Owner. Hemant and... More

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Calgary, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Had dinner with my family last week. ordered Prawns, lamb chops for appetizers and butter chicken form main. The appetizers were just out of the world. One of the best meals i had in north America.

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Tulsi offered two things that I will remember always: the best naan I've ever had, hands down, and Manchurian cauliflower: the dish that made me love cauliflower. Just a stunning meal overall.

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New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

the restaurant doesn't feel as upscale as Tamarind - havent tried Junoon yet excellent food and VERY authentic - i was jet lagged and couldn't finish our food it has bold indian flavors - not the fusion kind loved everything we ordered - from memory (lassi, achari panneer, dum chicken biryani - not on the menu but can ask for... More

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