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Tiffin Wallah

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127 E 28th St, New York City, NY 10016 (28 Bet Lex & Park)
Subway # 6 station is on the corner of 28th and park very close by. So are bus stops on Madison, Lex, 3rd ave, 2nd ave.
(212) 685-7301
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
Description: Tiffin is actually an old English word for a light meal, and eventually...
Tiffin is actually an old English word for a light meal, and eventually became the name for a multi-compartment metal lunch box. Tiffin Wallah, in India translates as "one who carries the box" Tiffin Wallahs originated over a century ago to bring tasty Indian food to work place and have evolved into an amazing lunch delivery system in India. We are bringing the concept to NYC. Delicious vegetarian South Indian dishes delivered fresh to your table. Currently delivering in Murray Hill area.
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    Very good
  • 6
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lunch bargain buffet

Periodically we get a craving for Indian, and the vegetarian buffet at Tiffin Wallah is perfecting satisfying that craving -- and affordable at $9.50/person.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
Linda K
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Avon, Connecticut, United States
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Avon, Connecticut, United States
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253 reviews 253 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
253 helpful votes 253 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Periodically we get a craving for Indian, and the vegetarian buffet at Tiffin Wallah is perfecting satisfying that craving -- and affordable at $9.50/person.

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New York City, New York
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65 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

This place is very versatile in terms of north indian, south indian, gujarati food.. and all of it tastes very good. We decided to go to this place because one of us was craving Undhiyu, which is a traditional gujarati item. Not all of us ended up getting Gujarati food, we got some punjabi and some south indian. Place is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Tiffin Wallah is completely on the mark for absolutely authentic dosas and other South Indian dishes. Matches anything we get in South India or Mumbai. Not to be missed for those who need, as my wife and family did, to satisfy a pent up dosa craving.

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New York City, New York
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

In an area of New York City known as Little India , there resides Tiffin Wallah. The food and curries are flavorful and clean tasting, the restaurant is lovely, and the staff is friendly. I have been there several times and you should order new and different things each time you go (though you should ALWAYS order the mango lassi)!... More 

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New York City, New York
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30 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Dosa Princess and her BFF have been dining here at least twice a week for the past few months. The DP knows a good dosa and the ones at Tiffin Wallah always exceed expectations! Delicious thin and crispy with just the right amount of masala and sambar. The restaurant is usually busy but the staff are alway attentive, we feel... More 

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New York City, New York
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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Came here on a Friday evening and made reservations for 5. When we got here, we were immediately seated. For drinks, we got the sweet mango lassi and chaas. I've always been a fan of mango lassi so hence I wanted to try their sweet version. I didn't know there was a salty version of it so I'll have to... More 

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nj
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Got food catered for a Party,and was pleasantly surprised at the service and timely delivery.The menu was paneer kadahi,chola masala,veg biryani,raita,aloo gobhi and Gulab Jamun,chapati and tea. Everything was tasty and came neatly packed.Special mention for the biryani,paneer and chola.My guests were all praises. Thanks Venkat for executing my order perfectly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This restaurant has an extensive list of vegan offerings and the food is delicious. It was a bit harried, rushed and loud which was surprising for a randon Thursday night dinner, but the staff was helpful and efficient.

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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

No matter how short my visit, I always have a quick meal here. Always fresh, always tasty, reasonable price and attentive service. My first choice in the curry hill area. Try the papyri chat, the bhel puri, and of course the dosas.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

An Indian friend took me here so I figured I was in for a treat and they didn't disappoint. I'm not familiar with Indian cuisine so I can't comment on specific dishes, but everything I tried was excellent. The service was great. Coffee was delicious.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 127 E 28th St, New York City, NY 10016
    (28 Bet Lex & Park)
  • Public Transportation: Subway # 6 station is on the corner of 28th and park very close by. So are bus stops on Madison, Lex, 3rd ave, 2nd ave.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
  • Neighborhood: Manhattan
  • Phone Number: (212) 685-7301

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: Indian, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

Description

Tiffin is actually an old English word for a light meal, and eventually became the name for a multi-compartment metal lunch box. Tiffin Wallah, in India translates as "one who carries the box" Tiffin Wallahs originated over a century ago to bring tasty Indian food to work place and have evolved into an amazing lunch delivery system in India. We are bringing the concept to NYC. Delicious vegetarian South Indian dishes delivered fresh to your table. Currently delivering in Murray Hill area.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?