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127 E 28th St, New York City, NY 10016 (Manhattan)
(212) 685-7301
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Ranked #2,349 of 11,598 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $0 - $20
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Indian, Vegetarian
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 28 Bet Lex & Park
Transit: 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.
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.
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English first
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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New York City, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
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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Johannesburg, South Africa
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Charleston, South Carolina
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63 reviews 63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

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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New York City, New York
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65 reviews 65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

This place serves some of the best South Indian food I've ever eaten. I'm there almost every weekend. Some dishes are weekend specials only; for instance, the Pongal-Vada which was even better before it became part of "Chennai Garden" was the absolute best I've tasted. Masala Dosa, Idli-Vada etc. all good. Sambar and chutney also nice with the right amount... More

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New York City, New York
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78 reviews 78 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
220 helpful votes 220 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

I was turned on to this place by an Indian friend of mine. It is vegetarian only, though the food is so good you won’t miss the meat. I have been several times and tried different dishes, though have not yet found a thing I didn’t enjoy. They have a buffet that I am told is fantastic, not like other... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We went for an Indian dinner. One of the best Indian restaurants, IMO, fantastic food at a great price. I go to Tiffin Wallah every time I visit NYC.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

The food was bland in general and the dosa burnt. Low quality fast food. I don't care about service which is good because there was none.

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I love this restaurant its atmosphere where things are low key but not low standard among a very international group of patrons (UN nearby). The food is very good, particularly the dosas or if you want more variety, the thali platter. Great place to take anyone from family to business clients.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Nothing bad about the food, but nothing spectacular, and no extras such as papadams, chutneys that are provided in many Indian restaurants. The spices were toned down for the American palate, and the service was just so-so. The decibel level was intense, and the tables are crowded close together. Probably fine for lunch buffet, but I wouldn't go back to... More

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