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Tamarind

#1,029 of 11,984 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
Flatiron District
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41 E 22nd St, New York City, NY 10010 (Park and Broadway)
6, N/R trains to 23rd Street
(212) 674-7400
Website
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5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Owner Avtar Walia and Executive Chef Raji have come together to open an...
Owner Avtar Walia and Executive Chef Raji have come together to open an elegant and modern Indian restaurant with dishes not seen at other Indian restaurants. Children Facilities - No (High Chair or booster seat not available, Strollers must be checked in)
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Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Bar scene
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 171
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  • 100
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 10
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  • 9
    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
The best Indian that I have ever had.

This was the best Indian that I have ever had, and I've even been to India before. I would highly recommend.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 23, 2015
Jason B
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New York, New York, United States
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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324 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
New York, New York, United States
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

This was the best Indian that I have ever had, and I've even been to India before. I would highly recommend.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The address stated here is incorrect. They moved to a different location in 99 Hudson Street at Franklin. The restaurant was beautiful and friendly staff. The food was good. Tried Paneer Masala, Mint Naan and Broccoli w/ Cheese Naan. The price is slightly on the higher end.

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Villa Pueyrredón, Distrito Federal, Argentina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This has to be updated, I've just went there and the building had been demolished. This is what it says in its website: "amarind restaurant, 41-43 East 22 Street, in the Flatiron section, has closed its doors to make way for new building construction. The restaurant moved its operation, including staff and cuisine into its downtown venue, Tamarind TriBeCa, 99... More 

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New Delhi, India
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

If this restaurant was in any other city in US than New York....I would have given it very good rating....but New York is famous for its amazing restaurants....its home for people all over the world....its one of the best cities in the world without a doubt.....and Tamarind is supposed to be the best Indian restaurant in the city.....I am from... More 

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We made a reservation & our seating was prompt, even though it was a busy Friday night. Our party was seated upstairs. We were fine, comfortable & did not feel segregated. We saw Caucasians, Latinos, African Americans, Indians & a mix of diners throughout. I must say the restaurant is beautiful, large & trendy. The service was good & I... More 

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New York City, New York
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

PLEASE DO NOT GIVE YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY TO THIS RACIST ESTABLISHMENT!! This is the first time I have ever written a review, but felt so disappointment that I had to write one. Just dined at Tamarind 30 minute ago and completely appalled that segregated dining could even exist in NYC especially in 2014. I happen to be a diplomat,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

Chicken tikka masala....perfection! Great service. Great atmosphere. Always a must when in NY! Sad that one of them closed though. :(

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Wood Ridge, New Jersey
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I adore Indian food and have it every time and everywhere I get the chance. Tamarind tops the list for quality, freshness and innovation. What a fabulous use of spices and blend of flavors. Every dish is a delight and none will disappoint. The staff is wonderful, and the setting is lovely.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 via mobile

This was my experience at Mr. Walia newest restaurant in Hunterdon County , NJ. The Grill @ Pittstown Inn. The establishment is run by his son or nephew, I believe. Please. DO NOT scream at employees when people are dining! We had the unfortunate experience of the manager(?), Gary, scream at the top his lungs to our waiter. Over a... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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78 reviews 78 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Lunch menu offers some amazing options that you can pick and choose. In my view, it is the best Indian restaurant in Manhattan. Very good service. We also liked the hot towels before and after the meal. The restaurant doesn't allow kids under 5. So family with small kids should avoid it.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 41 E 22nd St, New York City, NY 10010
    (Park and Broadway)
  • Public Transportation: 6, N/R trains to 23rd Street
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Flatiron District
  • Neighborhood: Flatiron District
  • Phone Number: (212) 674-7400

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Owner Avtar Walia and Executive Chef Raji have come together to open an elegant and modern Indian restaurant with dishes not seen at other Indian restaurants. Children Facilities - No (High Chair or booster seat not available, Strollers must be checked in)
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Flatiron District

Neighborhood Profile
Flatiron District
Offering many of the city’s best restaurants and shops set amid classic New York architecture, the Flatiron District is no longer under the tourist radar. At 23rd Street is the famous triangular Flatiron Building, which makes a good picture no matter what angle you photograph it from. Be sure to look up at the elegant architecture as you stroll the streets - much of this neighborhood is part of a historic district that was home to many of the city’s most famous department stores at the turn of the century. At the northern end of the neighborhood, Madison Square Park is best known for being home to a famous burger shack, but it can also be a quiet refuge to spend an afternoon, and it frequently hosts interesting public art exhibits. In the lower part of the Flatiron District you'll find Union Square, a bustling crossroads at all times of day and night.
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