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211 East 46th St., New York City, NY 10017
+1 212-888-0820
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Ranked #1,491 of 11,875 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $40
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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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Sao Paulo, SP
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

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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Senior Contributor
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
69 helpful votes 69 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
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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
1 review
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
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 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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New York
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126 reviews 126 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I am a fan of Indian food and have eaten at many of NY's top Indian restaurants, as well as many around the world, including in India. Tulsi is among the best. The food was creative, perfectly prepared and tasty. From the canopy to the Nan, to the fish and meat dishes, everything was outstanding. In addition to this, the... More 

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Sedona, AZ
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27 reviews 27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Went with friends to this very good Indian restaurant. One of the friends was vegetarian while I am non-veg. We got to taste a variety of dishes. As the NYT review says, the cauliflower is outstanding. We also enjoyed shrimp, lamb, rice, and veal. All was very good with the exception of the naan. We ordered both regular and butter... More 

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Pleasantville, NY
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299 reviews 299 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

You'll find here very few of the dishes you see in typical, more traditional Indian restaurants. There's a chicken korma (more spicy than usual), tadka dal, and so on, but the menu is dominated by more unusual items. I'd recommend two especially: the Manchurian cauliflower and the lamb chops - both outstanding. Everything we ordered - even the basic items... More 

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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
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 - 40
Cuisine: Indian

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