Tulsi opened a couple of years ago in a slightly out of the way midtown location, and it is a wonderful and welcome addition to the neighborhood. The dining room is lovely, with curtained tent-like tables and a refined decor. The food is consistently inventive--very different from the usual Indian fare. The chef uses novel combinations of spices to create a succulent array of fish, chicken, meat and vegetarian dishes. We usually ask for the spiciness to be slightly toned down, as some dishes can really be hot. The breads, tandoori plates, eggplant dishes, goan seafood, chicken khorma and lamb dishes are all highly recommended. Service is efficient and friendly, and the noise level is acceptable (except when there are large boisterous parties, as is occasionally the case.) Tulsi is popular with UN Indian diplomats, and that in itself is a recommendation.