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Tulsi

211 East 46th St., New York City, NY 10017
212-888-0820
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Ranked #592 of 11,623 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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English first
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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Houston
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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
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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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New York City, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

If you really want to appreciate good indian food, go to Tulsi! I have been there several times, mostly for lunch. I have never been disappointed. Their Tandoori salmon is to die for! And they have the most authentic dal makhani in NYC! Breads -- nans and paranthas -- are perfectly done and are straight from the oven. Most starters... More

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Morristown, Tennessee
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

The environment was very nice and it is an elegant restaurant, but way toooooo dark. We had trouble reading the menu and then once the food was delivered....forget it. While the menu was diverse my food was a bit too spicy for me and I was never told about the heat or my preference.

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Bengaluru
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393 reviews 393 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
212 helpful votes 212 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

This is a good place to eat and relax. Great place in the vicinity and for people who need a change and eat Indian food, this is the place. All staff are in full Black attire and the place is clean and neat. This is not a purely vegetarian restaurant. Don"t get disappointed if you are looking for a pure... More

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Heraklion, Greece
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33 reviews 33 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

I read somewhere that this restaurant delivers its superb dishes under a particularly harsh light. Obviously the owners of Tulsi had read the same review and overeacted to it by turning this place into a marginally lit one, so much in fact, that we had trouble reading the menu. Thankfully there was the option of tasting menu & wine pairing... More

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Paris, France
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27 reviews 27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Tulsi opened a couple of years ago in a slightly out of the way midtown location, and it is a wonderful and welcome addition to the neighborhood. The dining room is lovely, with curtained tent-like tables and a refined decor. The food is consistently inventive--very different from the usual Indian fare. The chef uses novel combinations of spices to create... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We had the house speciality, the lamb chops out of the tandoori. They were nice spicy and tender, the slightly burnt bones added to the taste. I liked the street Food inspried Starters too and of course the speciality Drinks. Can recommend the place for a upscale Indian meal.

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Vadodara, India
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We had heard about the restaurant from a good friend of our's and based on it we made reservations. Food was excellent, chef came and explained different dishes to us and answered all our questions and based on it we ordered our food. Food was delicious and waiters were knowledgeable and prompt in serving food. We are planning to go... More

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