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Tulsi

#1,275 of 11,287 Restaurants in New York City
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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, Lunch, 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.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Tasty meal

We went to Tulsi because it was conveniently located for our day in NY. We were pleasantly surprised with the warm welcome and service. The starter of patra khoomb in yogurt sauce was unusual and delightful. Our dinner of yellow dal, achari baingan and parval with piping hot crisp mint parathas was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

We went to Tulsi because it was conveniently located for our day in NY. We were pleasantly surprised with the warm welcome and service. The starter of patra khoomb in yogurt sauce was unusual and delightful. Our dinner of yellow dal, achari baingan and parval with piping hot crisp mint parathas was very tasty and satisfying.

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New York City, New York, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

wow! what a place! week before we went to the over hyped tamarind and were very disappointing but Tulsi saved the trip to New York, where I was in search of GOOD Indian restaurant for a family night out. The cauliflower Manchurian appetizer and then the Biryani were the best I have had in the city. two thumbs up to... More 

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San Jose , Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We where walking around and discovered a Jewel. Great authentic Indian food. Great service and reasonable prices. We will be sure to come back and recomend friends

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I found the place thanks to an Indian colleague who took me for a lunch meeting some time ago. Since then, it is one of my favorites in east mid town. Food is very good; the place is nice and quiet, perfect for a small business meeting.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Tulsi has IMHO, one of the most beautiful and romantic room in the city....service was attentive; food was great...we had the Lal maas (goat curry), Arthirachi Kari (lamb curry) and Murgh Chettinad (chicken)..with rice and nan...very flavorful...had a wonderful enjoyable time!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Fabulous Indian restaurant with impeccable service, nice ambience and excellent food. Four of us dined on a quiet Sunday evening. Indian families were present always a good sign ad home cooked Indian food is hard to beat.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Excellent vegetarian fare. Lunch is a set meal - reasonably priced. Dinner can be a bit pricey. Close to Grand Central - convenient location.

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San Jose, California, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Went there on the recommendation of Junoon. Chef Eric was at his best for plating great Indian food in a fine manner. Loved the appetizers (esp, scallops), main course as well as the Lauki Halwa dessert. Prakash and Sonny were equally attentive as managers offering great hospitality. Despite it being a smaller outfit and a bit less opulent in ambience,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We had the Paneer appetizer, Shrimp Biriyani and Chicken Tikka Masala and it was a bit too much for two of us. I've had rather bland Indian food in the area, and this has good flavor. The price was quite high, but you're paying for the top-end atmosphere.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

These days there are a number of so-called 'Indian' restaurants in NYC/NJ area but to find a genuine Indian restaurant isn't easy until you try the food. My experience at Tulsi - I was happy to find a restaurant serving Indian food that I would consider authentic - the chicken tikka curry, the biryani were all tasty and representative of... 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>  > Midtown
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 to $40
Cuisine: Indian

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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 to $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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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