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Tulsi

#1,067 of 11,525 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: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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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Visitor rating
  • 85
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 6
    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
Very nice in all respects but not Michelin quality

Four of us went for dinner here last night. When we arrived there was a mob of very loud people occupying the entire foyer area of the restaurant. We had to make our way through the crowd and find the maitre d'. Not good. Each of us had coats, but no one offered to take them. The mob left... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 18, 2015
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Not the best menu offered during restaurant week. Not impressed by the food, i tried the goan fish curry and mutton/goat , the taste was neither mughlai nor punjabi or goan or not even sure what ! The mango kulfi was super frozen ! Not visiting again or even recommending.

Helpful?
Thank Akanksha G
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best Indian food in USA # Only know Indian Michelin Restaurant .Amazing dessert,Chef tasting menu is the best to offer and of course not forgetting the amazing Indian dessert with a twist. Yummy. Must visit!!5 Star

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Thank ERIC M
New York City, New York
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43 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Four of us went for dinner here last night. When we arrived there was a mob of very loud people occupying the entire foyer area of the restaurant. We had to make our way through the crowd and find the maitre d'. Not good. Each of us had coats, but no one offered to take them. The mob left after... More 

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Thank OnwardNYC
Miami, Florida
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101 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

Tulsi is an upscale Indian restaurant with a creative and innovative chef. The decor is lovely, and the service was outstanding. The menu is very interesting, and our waiter was knowledgeable about the items. We enjoyed the cauliflower appetizer which had the perfect blend of both spicy and a bit sweet tastes. The salmon was perfectly cooked. The goat dish... More 

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Thank jelyapt
Punta del Este, Uruguay
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39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

They do everything right here. I don't know how they could make it any better. The table spacing, netting, and atmosphere all contributed to a very pleasant, quiet dining experience.

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Thank winebuyer
biggar
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

What a jewel in the crown. Top cocktails Try the kama sutra If you like it hot and spicy!! Food was delicious from the starters mains and deserts quiet intimate perfect for a business meal or a romantic dinner. Top class!!!

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Thank davidlaurenscottjosh
Miami, Florida
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

The food was delicious, service was impeccable, attention to detail, chef and maitre d' were attentive and involved. Definitely a place to frequent.

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Thank Mark D
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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610 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 636 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

Small little place on the 46th. I stepped in here on my first night in NY. The ambiance is ordinary, but they more than make up for that in the taste department. Great food, good service and a satisfied customer. The place is not cheap and the prices are more high street. You will find cheaper options nearby.

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Thank Bhawanipathania
New York City, New York
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

In a city with wonderful Indian restaurants this is one of the best. it has a very broad ranging menu with many unusual specialities. The service is friendly (suggestions and explanations are freely given) and excellent. The setting is conducive to enjoying your meal; you are not crammed together and the restaurant is spotless; clearly everyone takes price in the... More 

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Thank Clematis_10
Kuwait
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

I went today to this restaurant, the food quality is super , its a real indian food , the best indian food in NYC , the staff are friendly and the restaurant is clean and has excellent atmosphere i highly recommend this place and no doubt i will go there many times

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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?

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