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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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11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 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: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
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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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
Delicious south Indian dosas

my fav place in this area of town to get a masala dosa. Although the waiter seems inherently disengaged as long as you have company this should not bother you. Eating on my own I found it almost too sad to bear. The food was freshly made and delicious. I also tried other resturants in the area... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 10, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Quite a dingy joint even as per Indian standards. I was in the mood for some Indian food and the entrance was far from inspiring. The servers looked half dazed but all said and done the food came almost immediately. Looked reasonably authentic but the filling in the dosa was not made well. The dosa itself was crisp but could... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

my fav place in this area of town to get a masala dosa. Although the waiter seems inherently disengaged as long as you have company this should not bother you. Eating on my own I found it almost too sad to bear. The food was freshly made and delicious. I also tried other resturants in the area, which were also... More 

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Lake Worth, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Good lunch buffet with reasonable variety. Place is filled with both Indians and observant Jews so you know it is good. Food is vegetarian. Not much to say about service but the buffet was replenished frequently.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We visited this restaurant reading the reviews, however found the food average and service also not so professional. Staff was happy to help however didn't seem professional. None of the items we ordered had the wow factor. Papdi chat that we ordered in starter was prepared using savoury diamond snack ( "farasi puri"?) !! Coconut chutney seems a bit more... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Met a friend there for lunch so there were 4 of us. The food was good, atmosphere VERY loud once the place was full, service was good, but they rushed us out when we were finishing up. They better be very careful with that behavior. We are regular visitors, but that can change easily with that service to the customer.

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Avon, Connecticut, United States
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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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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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Washington, D.C.
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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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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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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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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 20
  • Cuisine: Indian, Seafood, 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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