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110 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10016-8926
+1 212-696-9458
12:00 - 23:00
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Lakewood, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dosa heaven. Dosas and iddlys were superb. Very good service despite being packed. If you would like good South Indian food, you would be hard put to make a better choice

Thank anthony t
Herzliya, Israel
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69 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Each NYC visit is not complete for us without a visit here. Service is prompt and fast and the food is plentiful and varied. My only downside is the penchnat for Indian restaurants to attempt to ask patrons to pay cash instead of credit card something that we tourists dont carry round in wads!

Thank Leonard G
United States
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56 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice crepe for the Dosa! 'Could definitely provide more herbed, potato filling, though (small amount provided in a small dish). Beautiful photos on the walls. Value perhaps not as good as some of the neighboring Indian restaurants.

Thank Your_Best_Adventure
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Authentic south Indian food. It was like eating in India only. Awesome .:-) specially the spicy chuttny it is the best

Thank Pooja J
Beersheba, Israel
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244 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Very good south Indian food. Dosa, Idli are authentic and tasty. As good as any restaurant in South India.

Thank Oren W
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Can't fault the food at all and indeed we went back again during our short trip to NYC so it must've been good. We haven't given 5/5 only because the waiter would constantly try to up sell and it made us a bit uncomfortable.

Thank Nicky C
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Warm welcome, great service and most of all, amazing vegetarian food! The quantities are very big and the taste is priceless. Going there is having a taste of India.

Thank Fanny C
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76 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Good South Indian food if you want to eat in New York Manhattan , nice Dosa and butter milk and lassi and many more

Thank mukesh a
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

Visiting family for Christmas finds us in NY, NY. Where should we go for dinner? We've traveled from Savannah where it's really hard to find good ethnic food. The only place we'll eat Indian food is at home or at our friend Shila's house where food is an art. Shila's daughter lives in Manahattan so I asked for a recommendation.... More 

Thank psreddick
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We ate there twice during our visit. Food was amazing and so was the service. Don't miss the no. 5 dessert :)

Thank Netta R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Kosher
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
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
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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