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Tiffin Wallah

127 E 28th St, New York City, NY 10016 (Manhattan)
(212) 685-7301
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Ranked #1,912 of 11,623 restaurants in New York City
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Indian, Vegetarian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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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83% Recommend
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English first
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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47 reviews 47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
214 helpful votes 214 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 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
1 review
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Seattle, Washington
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

If you are in Manhattan and want to eat good vegetarian food do visit this place. They serve amazingly good food at a very cost effective price. We ordered their famous South Indian food- Dosa, idli, etc which was served very quickly and tastes great. Excellent food & service. We also had dinner at Sarvana Bhavan there in Manhattan but... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Before arriving in New York I had planned to visit all the vegetarian restaurants in New York, however after visiting this place on the first day I came back four times. Excellent food and excellent service, food was made to our specific religious dietary. I would recommend the Gujarati thali. Excellent location and very good restaurant for any Indian vegetarians.

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