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211 East 46th St., New York City, NY 10017
+1 212-888-0820
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Ranked #830 of 11,692 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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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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278 reviews 278 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 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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Esbjerg, Denmark
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

After having seen the reviews on tripadvisor combined with the fact that Tulsi has had a Michelin star for several years, we decided to book a table and looked forward to visit the place. I received an e-mail with confirmation of the booking and so far everything was fine. On the day of the visit we were running a bit... More

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Hawi, Hawaii
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56 reviews 56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Sometimes when you return to the scene of a great meal you find your memories surpass your experience.Not the experience at Tulsi.Warm helpful service,incredible food and great cocktails were even better than we remembered.Do not miss the Mongolian Cauliflower.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I purchased a voucher for lunch from Travelzoo and went to Tulsi on Saturday. First of all the lunch menu had a very limited choice especially when it came to veggie food. Then they forgot to get us our drinks. Once the appetizer was served we had to remind them about the drinks. My appetizer was removed from the freezer... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This is not your typical "wedding banquet" Indian joint. As befits the east side the restaurant is elegant in a casual way , not overdone but a very nicely done room. Service is extremely professional, something that has seem to gone by the wayside. Most importantly the foot was delicious. The cauliflower appetizer and Mulagatawny soup were fabulous and I... More

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West Point, Virginia
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121 reviews 121 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

NYC is an ethnic foodie's paradise, there is something for everybody here. Tulsi's got good reviews so we gave it a shot. The food is very nice and the staff are competent. I am very familiar with good Indian food and this didn't knock me out but did the job. Major complaint is the price - I have a tough... More

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Berlin, Germany
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We had dinner at Tulsi and started with an inspirational indian inspired cocktail. The Tandoori Lamb rack where spicy and tender combined with the slight and wondorful smocky taste of the Tandoori. Lovely naan bread basked accompanied our food. Great!

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Chisinau, Moldova
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57 reviews 57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Tulsi is a bit of fusion Indian, not your traditional menu and somewhat adapted to NYC tastes -- and wallets. The cheese appetizer was beautifully spiced and my chicken main course was delicious. i was a little surprised to see the papadam come as store bought crackers and didn't think the coriander chutney was anything special. But the whole dining... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

When I read that reviewers found Tulsi too spicy, I just had to go there. The entire meal was wonderful from the lamb kebabs to the tandoori prawns. The description of the prawns didn't do the dish justice -perfectly cooked, succulent, great flavor profile. The descriptions of the dishes do not prepare diners for the level of spice - fine... 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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