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“Good Gujarati Thali Restaurant”
Review of Vatan

Vatan
Ranked #1,935 of 13,935 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $32 - $32
Cuisines: Indian, Healthy
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Cross street: 29th Street and Third Avenue
Transit: 6 train to 28th Street.
Reviewed October 13, 2013

Been to this place one night for Dinner when we were in New York recently, friend recommended to us, taste of the food is very good, lots of variety of dishes, although its thali style you have to tell staff to get you a item as and when you want, its not a self service, atmosphere is very good and very well India style decorated place. We found it little bit on expensive side but it's worth it if you are Gujarati food lover and has a good appetite.

Thank Chhaya P
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Reviewed September 21, 2013

When we were in Manhattan, there were so many options for Indian food around but what actually separated this restaurant from others was its Gujarati food- Thali style.

ATMOSPHERE- Many restaurants have good service, ambiance and food but this restaurant has a unique Gujarati village ambiance with comfortable sitting style and the beautiful wall paintings all around.

SERVICE- The waitress were wearing their traditional Indian attire and were very welcoming and polite. Their service was very good. They kept a check on your needs and were very prompt.

FOOD- They have a prefixed menu for all which has many varieties. It starts with welcome drink and ends with dessert and tea/coffee. Their starter itself has 9-10 varieties. Overall, food was yummy!!

TIPS- Do visit this restaurant when you are really hungry!!!LOL!!, If you just want a single dish and want to eat less then do not go as you wont be able to relish the food.
Also, they charge 32$ per person so decide accordingly.

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Thank HN87
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Reviewed July 31, 2013

What a delightful and enchanting venue serving very simple and yet delicious Indian vegetarian food in traditional manner - in a thali. The menu is fixed but gives you the opportunity to taste an array of Indian vegetarian dishes. And all for $31 per person and you can eat as much as you like - starter, main course and afters. Fantastic. But that is not all. The atmosphere inside makes you feel as if you have arrived at a traditional, authentic village restaurant. Service is personal, polite, courteous and yet unobtrusive. I would recommend it highly. Go and enjoy the whole experience.

Thank Bettiah
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Reviewed July 25, 2013

We just ran across this restaurant while searching the internet and it turned out to be a nice experience. The ambience is great! And the bathrooms are amazingly nice (this is a rarity for an Indian restaurant). The food was AMPLE! The waitress kept coming and asking if we wanted anything more and we couldn't imagine anyone wanting seconds. The appetizers were our favorite as there was a lot of variety and they were tasty. The main entree did have canned mango pulp (which was disappointing) and the vegetables were made punjabi style (chole, palak/paneer etc). The traditional gujarati style vegetables would have gone much better with the ambience and menu and the style of the restaurant. Wonder why they didn't serve that. The dal, rice, khitchadi, kadhi, etc were very good. And so were the dessert and tea! We would go back.

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Reviewed July 8, 2013

Inviting in appearance. Apparently clean and neat.
Appetizers, a nearly full plate, came in after a considerable wait. Samosa was generic factory food fried and served in house. Plate itself was humongous, leaving it look half full.
The main course had mango full, freshly poured out of a can! Bread was a fixed puri, a flat fried bread and they could not and certainly would not offer any alternatives, none in place of fried bread!

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Thank Veecee312
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