We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Tulsi

Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
Midtown
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighborhoods
Neighborhoods
Get directions
211 East 46th St., New York City, NY 10017 (2nd & 3rd Avenues)
+1 212-888-0820
Website
Today
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

214 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 196: English reviews
Falkirk
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and i booked for lunch as it said on their web it was michelin star. What a let down. It was filthy, with dirty seats, cracked floor tiles and the most disgusting toilets i have ever seen! My beer came with ripped labels on it. No major issue there but as for the food.I still feel ill thinking... More 

Helpful?
Thank zimmba
Level Contributor
132 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Haute cuisine does not usually apply to Indian restaurants but this exception proves the rule. From the suave, urbane, ebony reincarnation of Jeeves who casts an all-seeing eye over the establishment, one is constantly pampered. We visited during, and used the menu of, restaurant week. The appetizers, meal and deserts were all excellent. However one must put the typical expectations... More 

Helpful?
Thank Ian T
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
67 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

If you are expecting service with a smile, them forget this place. Starting from the lady who showed us to our table to every waiter who served us had a grumpy face on. The only guy with a smile was the one in the suit ( I guess he is the manager). Food was good but not worth the price... More 

Helpful?
Thank Anj16
Birmingham, Alabama
Level Contributor
32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I visited Tulsi the day after Christmas. Neither of us had ever tried Indian before but it wasn't too bad! The staff was precious-- the hostess even let me charge my phone after I mentioned that it was dying :) Our waiter was super nice and very helpful with helping us select our choices. We went with... More 

Helpful?
Thank emilydouglasbaird
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

Wife and I enjoyed our cocktails, appetizers, main, and deserts. Nice ambiance and staff. Executive chef Eric presented each course well played and delicious.

Helpful?
Thank Brad B
New York
Level Contributor
232 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016

Tulsi offers an excellent selection of classic and inventive Indian haute cuisine. Have been here several times of late and the food and ambiance never disappoint. The goat biryani is a particular favorite, but all the dishes without exception are finely executed with clear and well-articulated flavors. And where other Indian restaurants sometimes fail with pedestrian desserts, here sweets are... More 

Helpful?
Thank Peter R
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
56 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

I've been to quite a few Indian restaurants in the area, but this one is a cut above. The prix fixe lunch menu has a good number of options. The crab cake appetizer (jumbo lump crab, amul cheese, ginger, tomato, vinegar) is just spicy enough and served on a small bed of lettuce with tiny fried onion pieces. I had... More 

Helpful?
Thank Ileen R
Sao Paulo, SP
Level Contributor
195 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

If you like Indian food then you must go! we love Indian and this one did not disappointed us. The food was great, the place is beautiful and has a very friendly service. The lunch menu price is definitely worth it. Take the subway explore the grand central station and walk 2 blocks to Tulsi for lunch!

Helpful?
Thank Vanessa T
Phoenix, Arizona
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

Trendy Indian cuisine,tasty with great service.upscale.wide choices and relaxed. Ambiance is clean and not glitzy

Helpful?
Thank Sudhakar R
Dallas, Texas
Level Contributor
144 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016

A Michelin rated restaurant living up to all expectations. A romantic and intimate atmosphere, wonderful lighting. One could read the menu and not be overexposed. After all it's true we look better with the lights dimmed, don't we, darling? I do believe we are created in the image of God to have intimate fellowship with our Creator, but admit I... More 

Helpful?
Thank Plummey

Travelers who viewed Tulsi also viewed

 
New York City, NY
 
New York City, NY
 

Been to Tulsi? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $40
Cuisine
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 211 East 46th St., New York City, NY 10017
    (2nd & 3rd Avenues)
  • Public Transportation: 4,5,6,7 Trains to Grand Central. M101, M102, M103 Buses to 44th St.; M15 to 46th St.; M15 Select to 42nd St. or 50th St.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-888-0820
Description
Tulsi features distinctive regional Indian cuisine created by Chef Hemant Mathur, critically acclaimed for his clean, distinct flavors and a master of tandoor cooking - from savory street food and breads to tantalizing vegetable specialties and fragrant curries, to signature tandoor-grilled meats and seafood. Designed for comfort, relaxation and the enjoyment of food, drinks and conversation, the 55-seat dining room and 15-seat bar/lounge reflects modern India with a nod to cultural traditions and motifs.



Guests may also enjoy a seven-course Chef's Tasting Menu (also a Chef's Vegetarian Tasting Menu) and bar snacks, as well as a thoughtful list of spice-friendly wines, handcrafted cocktails and beers. "Tulsi" (pronounced TOOL-see) means divine basil.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Tulsi and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Tulsi staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Midtown

Neighborhood Profile
Midtown
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors imagine before they visit - spectacular skyscrapers like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building, iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is a shopper's paradise where you can find every kind of store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.
Explore this neighborhood