We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Tulsi

#1,701 of 11,217 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
Midtown
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Neighborhoods
Neighborhoods
Get directions
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
Website
Today
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
See all hours
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, Late Night, 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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 129 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 64
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Never doubt Tulsi to redefine Indian cuisine!

As soon as we were seated, we were transported to our own private world. The polyester curtains as described by NY Times became silk to me as wine was poured and the amuse bouche of lentil dumplings was served. The cold Lychee Cucumber soup was very refreshing after a day of walking in the city... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Jov1061
,
New York City, New York
Add Photo Write a Review

129 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
New York City, New York
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

As soon as we were seated, we were transported to our own private world. The polyester curtains as described by NY Times became silk to me as wine was poured and the amuse bouche of lentil dumplings was served. The cold Lychee Cucumber soup was very refreshing after a day of walking in the city. It took some self control... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Jacksonville, Florida
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We went on a trip to NYC this weekend and our favorite part of traveling is food! So needless to say, we wanted to make sure we had amazing dinners lined up. We chose Le Bernadine the first night, Del Posto the second night, and Tulsi the third night. If we could change anything about our trip it would be... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Westwood, NJ
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

First visit to Tulsi for a business lunch. The veg and non-veg dishes were all outstanding and the service was personal and professional. Portions are a bit small but if you seek quality and perfectly prepared Indian food you will not be disappointed. Planning a return visit soon.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Maine
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

As exiled Londoners, used to the delights of Cafe Spice Namaste, one of the treats in our NY city breaks is being able to enjoy a really good Indian meal. As soon as we were seated and saw that Tulsi stocked one of our all-time favourite wines, we knew that this was going to be a good night. The menu... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Morris County
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

NOT impressed by the Indian food at this "Michelin Starred" restaurant. It was very spicy and portions very small. Lots of icing and not much of a cake.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

In the busy and loud streets of Manhattan,this small restaurant is located...Never expected but Yes, It was a lovely experience and i must bring in the name. Chef Dhandu Ram really managed to provide a very homely taste. Perfect combo of the real indian food and subtle flavors. Keep it up guys and you deserve the star🌟

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
224 reviews 224 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
238 helpful votes 238 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Oh god!!! Where do I begin to write about this total rip-off of a restaurant called Tulsi?! Their Michelin-star is totally underserved - neither the food nor the service deserves even one star on tripadvisor, let alone a Michelin star. We went there on a Saturday afternoon and we were the only ones dining there for the entire duration of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
PA and Spain
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This had the worst chicken tikkha masala we've ever tasted, as if it were made with maple syrup or something. Even worse, however, was the service, staffed by a Russian or French waitress, with so much attitude we all wanted to leave almost as soon as we were seated. Don't know what her arrogance was all about, but no thanks.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This is an exquisite restaurant all the way around, in terms of cuisine, ambience and service. Remember, this place has a Michelin star, and deserves it. Their signature dish is the lamb chops, which are possibly the best lamb chops you'll ever have, but don't overlook the lobster masala or their curries. Chicken Tikka starter and cauliflower also very wonderful.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lexington, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We were extremely disappointed with the quality of food at Tulsi. We had eaten at a Michelin star-rated Indian restaurant in London (Cinnamon Kitchen), which was outstanding. We expected a lot more from Tulsi as it has a Michelin star too, but it didn't even come close to other smaller establishments we have eaten at. They could not tone down... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Tulsi also viewed

 
New York City, NY
New York City, NY
 

Been to Tulsi? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Tulsi staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Midtown

Neighborhood Profile
Midtown
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors imagine before they visit - spectacular skyscrapers like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building, iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is a shopper's paradise where you can find every kind of store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.
Explore this neighborhood