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Tulsi

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211 East 46th St., New York City, NY 10017 (2nd & 3rd Avenues)
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.
+1 212-888-0820
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Tulsi features distinctive regional Indian cuisine created by Chef Hemant...
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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  • 48
    Very good
  • 14
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Tasty meal

We went to Tulsi because it was conveniently located for our day in NY. We were pleasantly surprised with the warm welcome and service. The starter of patra khoomb in yogurt sauce was unusual and delightful. Our dinner of yellow dal, achari baingan and parval with piping hot crisp mint parathas was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
Shveta T
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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Maybe our expectations were too high for 1 Michelin star...but we found our food too spicy (for the main course) and the portions too small, though the dessert was amazing. The chef was to be seen several times in the room (did not come to talk to any of the customers?). The decoration was nice but nothing amazing. The prices... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Brought a friend here from Paris who claims this to be the best Indian food he's had. Excellent service and the Restaurant Week lunch menu was outstanding. We will return.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I went to Tulsi a couple years ago and was super impressed. I'm not a big Indian food fan but I walked away amazed. We did the tasting menu on the last visit and on this visit and were not disappointed. It is really some of the best food ever...and the best anywhere. This time they had a Michelin star... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Traveled to NY for a work related trip and decided to dine at Tulsi after reading many of the positive reviews on Yelp and TripAdvisor. We are so glad we went! The decor was trendy and romantic at the same time, wish I brought my husband! We were seated in one of their semi private tables surrounded by sheer draping... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Immediately greeted and seated. Service was impeccable. Food was excellent and plentiful. Prices were reasonable for a Michelin starred restaurant. Just go if you love Indian food.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

We went to Tulsi because it was conveniently located for our day in NY. We were pleasantly surprised with the warm welcome and service. The starter of patra khoomb in yogurt sauce was unusual and delightful. Our dinner of yellow dal, achari baingan and parval with piping hot crisp mint parathas was very tasty and satisfying.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

wow! what a place! week before we went to the over hyped tamarind and were very disappointing but Tulsi saved the trip to New York, where I was in search of GOOD Indian restaurant for a family night out. The cauliflower Manchurian appetizer and then the Biryani were the best I have had in the city. two thumbs up to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We where walking around and discovered a Jewel. Great authentic Indian food. Great service and reasonable prices. We will be sure to come back and recomend friends

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I found the place thanks to an Indian colleague who took me for a lunch meeting some time ago. Since then, it is one of my favorites in east mid town. Food is very good; the place is nice and quiet, perfect for a small business meeting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Tulsi has IMHO, one of the most beautiful and romantic room in the city....service was attentive; food was great...we had the Lal maas (goat curry), Arthirachi Kari (lamb curry) and Murgh Chettinad (chicken)..with rice and nan...very flavorful...had a wonderful enjoyable time!

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Additional Information about Tulsi

Address: 211 East 46th St., New York City, NY 10017
Phone Number: +1 212-888-0820
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD $20 to $40
Cuisine: Indian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 211 East 46th St., New York City, NY 10017
    (2nd & 3rd Avenues)
  • Public Transportation: 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.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-888-0820

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $20 to $40
  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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