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Vatan

#1,103 of 11,426 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Manhattan
Indian, Vegetarian, Healthy
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409 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10016-8103 (29th Street and Third Avenue)
6 train to 28th Street.
+1 212-689-5666
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5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer

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  • 41
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  • 36
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 6
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  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A good vegetarian Gujarathi Thali

Gujarathi Thali was quite good .Choice of Product mix in the plate was very nice Ambience was quite pleasing and sitting arrangements to give cozy exclusive compartment was quite welcome . Number of heritage photos on the wall take you back home . As this Restaurant operate only on dinner , it is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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New York City, New York
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

I absolutely love this restaurant, from the decor, to the food. It's a prix-fixe menu (all you can eat) but I love 95% of what is served. If there is something that you don't necessary like, you don't have to eat it and you can still ask for extras of the food that you do like. You receive a tray... More 

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BANGALORE
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85 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Gujarathi Thali was quite good .Choice of Product mix in the plate was very nice Ambience was quite pleasing and sitting arrangements to give cozy exclusive compartment was quite welcome . Number of heritage photos on the wall take you back home . As this Restaurant operate only on dinner , it is a constraint for customers to try lunch... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Ambience is great. I agree with the other reviewers, go with an empty stomach. The food was good, nothing extraordinary, but the whole experience was unique.

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New York City, New York
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I've been to Vatan a few times and have not been disappointed! Definitely one of the best Indian restaurants in the city - the prix-fixe menu is outstanding and offers such a sumptuous array of dishes that you don't know where to start! Ambiance is great - simple, authentic decor with plenty of room for large groups both on the... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

A very unique restaurant serving Gujarati Indian food. The food is delicious. And make sure you come with an empty stomach--you are going to need all the room you can spare.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

My husband and I love this restaurant for it quirkiness - it looks like an Indian village square inside and you take your shoes off to sit at low tables around a large tree on the ground floor. It's great to go to with a group of friends. Set priced menu with table service. Beautifully presented food and you are... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is a must if you are visiting NYC and you like Indian food. Loved the ambiance and the food. One of the best tasting Gujarati food I have had in the US.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

One of the most authentic and amazing vegetarian place to eat. If you are a foodie and loves to eat indian food , this is a right place to visit. Entire menu is a delicacy on its own.

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Syosset, New York
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

Being Indian, my family makes a lot of Indian food at home, so I know when I've had good food at a restaurant. The food is some of the best Indian food I've ever had. And initially, I wasn't too thrilled about going to an vegetarian restaurant. The décor was very unique and colorful. The experience was authentic. If you... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Outstanding Indian cuisine with great service. This restaurant utilizes the concept of 'thali'. Fairly common concept to people of South Asian descent. if you are looking for that true authentic experience this place should be high on your list. The restaurant is true to its name, with the plate settings to the ambience every part of it reminds you of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 409 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10016-8103
    (29th Street and Third Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: 6 train to 28th Street.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
  • Neighborhood: Manhattan
  • Phone Number: +1 212-689-5666

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 32 - 32
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Indian, Vegetarian, Healthy

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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