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Tulsi

#1,158 of 11,899 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
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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: Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Fine Dining
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 59
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Delicious

Tulsi was a great experience. The restaurant is designed beautifully, the staff is amazing, the food is delicious. The cauliflower appetizer was great and the lobster was beyond amazing. The only one criticism I have is that I wish they had more traditional Indian desserts on the menu. It... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
Pooja G
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Tulsi was a great experience. The restaurant is designed beautifully, the staff is amazing, the food is delicious. The cauliflower appetizer was great and the lobster was beyond amazing. The only one criticism I have is that I wish they had more traditional Indian desserts on the menu. It is hard to finish a great Indian dinner without gulab jamun... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Each course was PERFECTLY prepared and exquisitely presented. Atmosphere is upscale and romantic.Service was top-notch. Enjoyed all three types of samosas -- Fenugreek, Spinach, and Lamb. The Zafrani Jhinga truly are the BEST PRAWNS I have EVER eaten. Zesty Pindi Chole nicely balanced the Chicken Tikka Masala's creaminess. Guave sorbet was lovely final course after savory meal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Went to Tulsi to start the night out with the boys well stocked bar and food was topnotch you have to try the sea food on the menu

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Sao Paulo, SP
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Without any doubt a gourmet restaurant, in the proper sense of the word. There may be a lot of Indian restaurants around town, but this is GOOD. Very much worth it. Everyone at our table just LOVED the meal. Outstanding.

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LI, NY
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

We used a Groupon to dine at this nice restaurant. They offered a selective 'pre fixe' menu. The food was delicious - the chicken tikka appetizer was one of the best that I've tasted - and the service was great!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We booked on a whim and were seated an hour later. There were lots of floor staff, a very comfortable setting, prompt and efficient service. The menu would satisfy vegetarians and non vegetarians. The food was delicious, with the Manchurian cauliflower starter being an absolute standout. The entree of Dam Biriyani with Jackfruit, which we had, along with Portobello mushroom... More 

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New York City, New York
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Definitely not at the level you would expected from a Michelin-starred place. I traveled around 2 hours from NJ because my friend invited me to try this restaurant as a foodie person , the reservation was on 9:30 pm we get on time so excited but the manager/ hostess that the chef got back home and they cancel our reservation... More 

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I was dying to try the food, but was not able to due to an extremely disappointing customer service experience. After booking a 9:30pm OpenTable reservation and showing up merely 10 mins late due to rain delays, I was told by the manager that they could not seat us as the chef had left already (9:42pm). The restaurant website and... More 

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Macungie, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Really nice setting and fabulous tasty food, well presented and unrushed. We had looked forward to this for some time and the food did not disappoint at all tastewise or presentations wise, the bar was extensive and could make anything. We left very content with the evening. Ok so the troubles - it's not an inexpensive place and they charge... More 

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

I'm not very familiar with Indian cuisine, but we decided to try something different for dinner. I can't begin to give the Indian names for what we had,so I'll just describe it in English. For appetizers we had a mushroom cake like dish with a tasty seasoning, little coconut flavored rice pancakes with a chutney, and spicy little crab cakes.... More 

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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 - 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?