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110 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10016-8926
+1 212-696-9458
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good38%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“thali” (15 reviews)
“dosas” (8 reviews)
“masala” (3 reviews)
Closes in 12 min
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Kosher
$$ - $$$
110 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10016-8926
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After an early visit to the Statue of Liberty and Empire State Building we were craving for some Indian food. A friend suggested Saravana Bhavan, but when we reached the place around 3.30pm, we found that it was closed. So we walked up to this...More

Thank navnan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Incredible!!! Authentic, delicious Indian food. An explosion of flavor, I always order the Thali because includes a little bit of everything. Ramsa is my all time favorite Indian soup, beware it’s spicy! My 13 and 11 year old kids tried everything, (you have to start...More

Thank undercoverconnosseur
Reviewed 24 January 2018

Pongal has been here for a number of years and just seems to get better and better. The kitchen specializes in South Indian Vegetarian dishes including a number that are sold in India as street food. We were here with two people who had spend...More

Reviewed 26 December 2017

I'm not sure whether we just visited at the wrong time, but the service was really poor. Food was really slow in coming out, and when it did it wasn't great. Waited over 35 minutes to get our very basics Moong dals dosa orders, before...More

Thank Bkdng
Reviewed 10 December 2017

Ordered a dish off their special weekend menu (Sat., late afternoon) that they had run out of. Substituted a dish without asking me - it was awful & I sent it back. Ordered a second dish. Food was spicy, but no real flavor - just...More

Thank cej18
Reviewed 9 October 2017

This is a good place for Indian food. They do serve authentic Indian - Punjabi food. We had our dinner here and it was really good.

Thank SureshLR
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Wandered into Pongal tonight expecting it to be another typical Indian Restaurant on Lexington Avenue. We were (pleasantly) surprised that it was vegetarian. Everything we ordered was delicious. The service was also very good. We will definitely go back.

Thank jkinnyc
Reviewed 7 September 2017

If you look at my reviews you'll see I've been on a bit of an Indian food binge. Of the 3 restaurants I've eaten in over the last couple of weeks this was the weakest. Went for lunch with a work colleague and we had...More

1  Thank Nick P
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Well that ticks a few boxes. This very popular little restaurant serves delicious food. The Thali plates gives a selection of five or six small dishes including a desert. Good value and great tastes with fast efficient service.

Thank JNWSuisse
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

While we were walking down the road on Lexington, we stumbled join this place. though we wanted to go another restaurant we just wanted to try this place. May not be the greatest Indian food in the town but cant complain. The Dahi poori had...More

Thank ramsdesk
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Moksh S
13 May 2017|
Response from Capri_mootsz |
U can ask n thy will do
Melissa F
6 May 2017|
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Response from leonardg904 | Reviewed this property |
Dont recall..ring or email them.....they are vegetarian anyway but I doubt they get an OU if theyre open saturdays regardless of ownership.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 110 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10016-8926
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
  • Neighbourhood: Manhattan
  • Phone Number: +1 212-696-9458
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Indian Vegetarian and Certified Kosher Restaurant that has been around for 16+ years in NYC and reviewed by New York Times.We have been providing delicious South Indian Vegetarian food to so many customers that have always come back to eat and referred us to their family and friends several times over.
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