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Tulsi

#1,229 of 10,045 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
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Midtown
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211 East 46th St., New York City, NY 10017 (2nd & 3rd Avenues)
+1 212-888-0820
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had an absolutely wonderful meal; The service was excellent with very friendly staff and the food was phenomenal. Will be coming back.

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Thank Sulleman2016
Princeton, New Jersey
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tasty food, Expensive though. Recently got a star(1) from Michelin. For starter, the Golouti kebab is perfect, chicken sheek kebab is well made(though would preferred it in Lamb). The Lamb chops are exquisite & the best I have ever eaten. Malvani chicken was very well made. Desserts r tasty. Overall a definite try.

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Thank Paresh B
Forest Hills, New York
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

The service is very good and the good is delicious. Try their lab chops! However it seemed as if it wasn't the authentic Indian cuisine; am feels as if they tweaked their recipes a bit to please a modern palate. That being said, the good was still good. Try it !

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Thank Mrnyc1
Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
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85 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

We being indians prefer to have only ind an food. Our children also prefer indian food. The hotel has good location , pleasant interiors, very well kept, neat and clean and was very hygenic too. Food options were limited but tasted good. Slightly expensive, but worth it. But just like many restaurants in NYC, be careful of the timings of... More 

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Thank vineetj86
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82 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I were specifically looking for a top notch Indian place in the city. We decided on Tulsi after some research based on the reviews and it having the prestigious Michelin star. The experience was worth every dollar. Don't expect the traditional Indian fare. The chef here works magic to present you with Indian dishes you have to... More 

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Thank Bhaumik B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

Very happy to have discovered an upscale Indian restaurant in east midtown. The layout is inviting and welcoming, and the food is really tasty and beautifully presented. The service was also excellent, quick, friendly and professional. I had 2 delicious appetizers (the cauliflower and the chicken ticca), and my friend had the prix fixe menu- all her choices were delicious.... More 

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

I tried their three course meal. Freshness and authentic is something I liked. The roti was divine. Whole wheat and reminded me of bakeries cooked on slow fire. The icing was the Cranberries in the mango kulfi. No wonder they have a Michelin rating

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Thank ArthaBeed
New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic lunch over the weekend. Magic is very much there under Chef Eric McCarthy who has taken over from Chef Mathur. Service was impeccable. Three generations of the family enjoyed the meal with the toddler proclaiming "tummy full" at the end of the meal.

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Thank curryprinceny
New York City, New York
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

I went to Tulsi for lunch. The samosa were average. The papa dams looked like they were from a packet. The dal was unremarkable, and the tandoori shrimp simply not good enough. The nan was indifferent. Does this restaurant seriously deserve a Michelin star? You need to pull your socks up big time. You will lose it at this rate.... More 

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Thank englishmaninmidtown
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

I have been here only once for dinner but have ordered food at least twice before. Food is really exceptional!! My personal favourites are: Tulsi paneer (big paneer chunks with amazing flavors), samosas, Arthirachi kari (spicy lamb), and saag paneer (spinach and paneer). I would also recommend their Malai Tikka (tandoori chicken), it was so tender, so soft, with a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $40
Cuisine
Indian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special occasions
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.

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