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Vatan

409 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10016-8103 (Manhattan)
(212) 689-5666
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Ranked #2,735 of 11,620 restaurants in New York City
Cuisines: Indian, Vegetarian, Healthy
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Cross street: 29th Street and Third Avenue
Transit: 6 train to 28th Street.
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English first
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
167 reviews 167 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

IF you like Vegan food then this is a place for you. They have an all you can eat plan that gives you so much carbs that you feel stuffed to the gills. Some of the pickles and chilis are HOT Hot Hot so be careful. THey do have beer but if you are a meat eater this is not... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

amazing decor and ambience. The food was excellent. They serve a fixed preset menu which is served course by course. Too much food for 1 person to eat. The khichdi kadi was mouthwatering.

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NJ
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83 reviews 83 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I still rate this 4 star, however they should stop pretending they offer unlimited food. Not that you want to eat more than the three courses they offer, however they make sure that you don't even get a chance to order second serving of that one item u liked the most! Consequently, service is not that great. Our pretty waitress... More

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Stamford, Connecticut, USA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Vatan offers a vegetarian Gujarati Thali which is completely different from your run of the mill Indian fare (usually north Indian cuisine). Although they don't offer any meat, I guarantee you, you won't miss it. The ambiance is nice as well. Family and kid friendly. Good for groups. (they can even accommodate large (~30) groups as well).

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Pure indian, homely food. If you have the time to eat and carry a decent appetite, you'll be addicted! yes, its thaaatt goood. Cons: Not enough seating space.

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Sayreville, New Jersey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Good food but not worth $30.00. We asked for mild and they said they could make it , but it was still spicy. I presume they had the same curry for everything. All inclusive did not include Lassi/Chaas, which is staple for this kind of Indian food. They charged $5.00 per glass. If you have a huge appetite, it is... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

The food was amazing! Service impeccable and ambiance so peaceful. My only regret is I scarfed down a Magnolia Cupcake before dinner so I couldn't eat everything. We will be back!

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Plano, Texas
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76 reviews 76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Casual ethnic atmosphere. Price fixed meal served at your table approx. $30 a person. Unlimited quantities of food you can ask for refills again and again. Seriously IC you're eating dinner here come empty stomached and devour the cuisine multiple times. Only downside is a conversation with the waitress revealed almost nothing is cooked on the premises but simply procured... More

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New York
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673 reviews 673 reviews
301 restaurant reviews
432 helpful votes 432 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

A place like Vatan can only survive in a city like NY or London, where there are enough Indians and non Indians who are not jaded enough to think of only tandoori cooking as Indian cuisine. However, the long serving Vatan speaks for itself with its authenticity, I am afraid it has started to compromise at the edges from its... More

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Lou, KY
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

This was simply a wonderful dining experience. The service was excellent and friendly, the food was amazing and varied, and the ambiance was perfect. Would recommend this to visitors to NYC or locals.

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