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246 E 51st St, Frnt 2, New York City, NY 10022-6513 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #585 of 11,599 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Indian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Cross street: Between 2nd & 3rd Ave
Transit: 6 train, 51st Street Station
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86% Recommend
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pensacola, florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

We always come here when we visit the city. You can't go wrong e no matter what you get. Only complaint is that the tables are tight so if you like lots of space you may be uncomfortable here. Come early and it won't be a problem. But don't skip this place if you like well prepared Indian food. And... More

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117 reviews 117 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We stuck to the veg side of the menu and really enjoyed it: a number of dishes not on the standard Indian menu and really careful cooking. Good breads. Service was friendly and helpful, if at times a little awkward. We were there early in the evening before the place filled up; it might get a bit cramped later.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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76 reviews 76 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I arrived on the dot of 7.00 p.m. for our reservation but my host and his wife had not yet arrived. The dining room is the front room of a brownstone so rather small. I was made to wait, standing awkwardly against the wall while the maitre d' prepared, right in front of me, some tables for guests who had... More

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St Albans
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I thought we'd stepped into someone's front room - it small but as the saying goes " good goods in small parcels". This place is great. We had a trio of samosas lamb, chicken and vegetable- all individually flavoured preceded by a complimentary potato pattie which was just delicious ! This set the tone for the main meal. A chicken... More

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new york
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86 reviews 86 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

The restaurant (and presumably kitchen) is just too small. The tables are jam packed in, with awkward arrangement. Service is very slow. Two tables near us were practically screaming at the waiter for their food, which they claimed they had ordered hours before. When the food does come it is tasty, but the portions are way too small for the... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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150 reviews 150 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Fantastic Indian food, lovely small restaurant in what probably used to be a ground-floor apartment. Three of us shared the trio of vegetarian samosas -- very good, but kind of unnecessary, since they also bring an amuse-bouche of sort of mini-samosas. Then we had a special appetizer that was wonderful and very hard to describe - okra cut into tiny... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Great Food ..Exceptional Service..will go back again .Prices decent for NYC standard. Hot and Spicy Vindaloo was excellent goes well with the red Napa Cabernet blend.

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Alamo, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

I had a business dinner appointment here and had a reservation. Reaching on time was seated immediately. My associate had not arrived so ordered a kingfisher which came quickly. Got a message that my associate had been held up somewhere and decided to eat by myself and have a few more beers. Ordered the food and the restaurant got busy... More

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Sunnyvale, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Three of us, with reservations, arrived and were seated right away. We ordered wine and 4-5 dished to share. They brought out a chefs appertizer, which had 2 nice sauces. The tandouri chicken appetiser wenordered was very tender and tasty. The entrees were good but nothing over the top special. The dining area was relatively small so it was possible... More

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Orlando, Florida
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260 reviews 260 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

The attention to service was exceptional - almost too exceptional! The number of servers may have been too many, as they kept running into each other when the dining room filled up. However, for most of our dining experience there were few patrons and it wasn't hectic, so we enjoyed really good service. Also, the atmosphere was really nice -... More

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