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Reviewed March 22, 2020 via mobile

My coworkers and I went there for an after work dinner. One of them used to come to this place often, before he moved out of NY. I’m not familiar with, or necessarily a fan of Indian food. I’ve only had it one other time...in London, which was actually really good. But I was willing to give it a shot again. The place is small and dark, but at the same time, welcoming and warm. The people there were very kind and attentive. I had the tandoori fish, which looked like it was going to be incredibly spicy because it was a deep red in color. But it turned out not spicy. It was really good. We also had a bunch of appetizers, but I can’t really remember what we had. But they were all really good too.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 27, 2020

Best tandoori I've had in NYC in a long time. The remainder of our dinner order was superb as well. Well worth the visit. Will be back.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed January 26, 2020

great menu, super tasty food. big portions and really reasonably priced. everythings cooked perfectly - food takes a while but well worth it. we've had lots of currys over the world and this one served pretty good food - comforting and spicy.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed November 13, 2019

We had the vegetarian eggplant curry and the chicken masala. Both were delicious and cheap! We even got an appetizer and dessert (rice pudding and tea) for free! Highly recommended.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 26, 2018 via mobile

I just wish I had read these reviews before going. The food took 60 min to arrive and then the waiter said the main course I had ordered wasn’t available! That would have been helpful to know when I ordered. The wait staff blamed it...on the kitchen over and over again. The food that did arrive was close to inedible. I don’t understand how they remain in business.More

Date of visit: November 2018
Reviewed June 11, 2018 via mobile

So I have just left Ghandi Cafe on Bleecker Street in New York and felt compelled to publish a review in the hopes of saving others from having to experience the sort of dining experience I have just endured. Let’s start with the decor. If...they are attempting to give you an authentic experience then it has to be nearly top marks because I really felt that I had been transported to the slums of Bombay. The wallpaper is old and dingy. The picture frames are broken and bent and the wooden dado around the wall was just dirty. Note I said ‘nearly top marks’. The thing that makes you realise you are not in deepest India is the array of British soccer team emblems lining the wall. Very authentic. On arrival I stood at the entrance waiting to be seated. But the only gentleman ‘waiting’ (and I use the term lightly) at time was on the phone I was left standing for a couple of minutes until he waved in the general direction of a couple of empty tables which I took as my cue to sit down. And so I did. Having sat down to be fair I was given a menu pretty quickly and a bottle of tap water was placed on the table. Unfortunately that was the only time anything happened remotely quickly as I then sat for a full 15 minutes before he came to take my order. During that time he seemed more interested in answering the phone to take what I assumed were take out orders. Anyway I finally got to place my order. By this time a few more people had come in and I heard quite a few people asking for menus or to be able to place their orders. Now came the real wait! A full 55 minutes passed before my food was delivered. TBH I wasnt sure if that meant the food was going to be authentic as I had begun to think they were flying to India to pick it up. Either that or it was going to be super fresh as they were trying to catch and kill my chicken. I’m not sure if keeping you waiting so long was a ploy to sell more drinks but I wasn’t going to fall for that one - especially as I’d caught a glimpse of the restroom in a mirror and to be quite frank it made the black hole of Calcutta look like Trump Towers in comparison. I can’t even say the wait was down to how busy they were as there was very little food coming out of the kitchen other than bags of take out orders. A number of diners were now asking where there food was and a waitress who had now joined the dynamic team kept saying it was on its way. This at least was true because food did now start to appear. Firstly a few dishes were delivered to people who had ordered after me and then the floodgates opened and food was coming out quicker than my bowel movements after an extra hot phaal. In the middle of this mine arrived. Now I wish I could say it was worth the wait. But I can’t. And to be honest I’ve had better meals made with cook in sauces from my local supermarket. Again I wasn’t alone in thinking this as the table next to me turned down their complimentary desert saying the food wasn’t good. This seemed to irk the waitress who then made a point of asking me if I was enjoying mine. Now I have say here that I feel ashamed that my British heritage took over (we are awful at complaining) and the best I could manage here was to shrug my shoulders and mumble ‘Its OK’. But this seemed to please her immensely as she left smiling like I’d smile if I won the powerball. Anyway I finished my meal and asked for the bill. This took another 10 minutes to arrive during which time I was given my complimentary desert of cold rice pudding. And to try and show I am giving a fair and balanced review I should say this was worth every penny I didn’t spend on it. While waiting for my bill the lady on the table in front of me decided she’d had enough as she had been waiting for ‘45 minutes’ and she got up and left without paying for the beers she had drunk and the lassis and cokes her son had had. A mere 45 minutes !! - No patience these New Yorkers.!! Anyway I finally got my bill and paid it. Then to cap it all they had the temerity to bring it back saying they had undercharged me as I had had 2 lassis and they had only charged for 1!!!! Needless to say the tip was easy to calculate. So do yourself a favour and give this place a miss. You’d be better going to McDonalds. But if you do go then I have no sympathy for you.More

Date of visit: June 2018
Reviewed May 3, 2018

Ordered an appetiser, a tandoori dish, and one meat and one vegetable curry. Maybe my mistake was getting food to go rather than eating in the restaurant, but everything ordered, except the samosa, was disgusting and discarded after one mouthful, a massive waste of money....The kebab was a travesty, tough as old boots and clearly not cooked to order, and the curries just nasty, with indifferent curry sauce slopped over ingredients that had obviously been cooked separately and likely well in advance. Why is it so difficult to get a decent Indian meal in this country?More

Date of visit: April 2018
Reviewed March 16, 2018

We've eaten here many times and find that Ghandi is consistently good, with a complete menu, and (still) reasonable prices. And its easy to get to!

Date of visit: March 2018
Reviewed January 20, 2018 via mobile

On the hunt for some food beyond the typical Americana, stumbled upon the Cafe. Small place that feels as if you are on a train car. Great food. Had the veggie samosas, palak ponier, and a Mango lassi. The team here was generous with a...serving of Raita to start and a mango rice pudding to end the meal. Definitely recommend stopping by.More

Date of visit: January 2018
Reviewed September 24, 2017 via mobile

Very subtle and delicious, compared some of the more heavy handed places. The vindaloo has fire but flavor, the tikka masala was delicate and not overly thick and rich as so many are. And the prices are quite reasonable.

Date of visit: September 2017
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