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Saravanaa Bhavan

413 Amsterdam Ave, New York City, NY 10024-6209
+1 212-721-7755
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good38%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“thali” (25 reviews)
“dosas” (41 reviews)
“paper dosa” (5 reviews)
Closes in 2 min
All hours
Indian, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
413 Amsterdam Ave, New York City, NY 10024-6209
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Friendly Service with patio service. Excellent vegetarian thali and masala dosa, served quickly. The thali comes with an assortment of lentils, vegetable sides, yoghurt, chutney, soup and desert. Spice/heat is subtle; flavour is excellent. For some reason, a freshly warmed chapatti was carefully folded on...More

Thank Sassamatt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited with family of 5 , and ordered 14 idly, Paper Masala dosa, Uttpam etc.. Well all items were well done,but nothing exclusive taste. Standard taste, but priced on upper side.Overall would go again for Vegetarian and when fed up of Chipotle.

Thank Technoco
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Good food. Definitely best dosa in new york. It is not super cheap but no super expensive. Service is fast and efficient.

Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Sharing 4 dishes, 4 friends, excellent food! Very good service. 2 masala dosa, 1 south indian Thali, vegetable briany.

Thank st1235555
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has great South Indian vegetarian options. The menu and the taste is pretty much the same as the ones in other Saravana Bhavan branches across the world. Would recommend the usuals : idlis, dosas, Indian milk tea. If you have the appetite, go...More

Thank Urthilak
Reviewed 26 December 2016

I am a huge fan of dosa and was very excited when my boyfriend brought me to this place. The dosa selection was incredible and the dosas are HUGE! The only food complaints I have are that the dosas we got did not have as...More

Thank MMC2015
Reviewed 23 December 2016

This is a great place for lunch during a museum visit. We ordered dosas and they were extremely thin and huge. They come nicely displayed with chutneys and sauces. We also ordered naan and a vegetarian curry. The service was fast. There is also a...More

Thank N P
Reviewed 22 December 2016

My reaction to this restaurant is biased by the fact that immediately upon leaving I was sick to my stomach with a knot in my stomach that didn't untie for two days. It certainly seems to have been due to the food there. But it's...More

Thank davidjoho
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

It is the most authentic South Indian restaurant in New York City. Food is fresh service is excellent. Staff is so attentive.. Must try Dhosa, mini idle and Indian beer.

Thank Panna D
Reviewed 15 December 2016

If you love South Indian food then it calls for a visit to this place once. This place also serves alcohol and south Indian style coffee.

Thank GP_Sunil
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is there a shuttle from ur hotel to Burj al arab hotel..if not, which other transport isavailable and how much it costs?
31 December 2014|
Response from SenYaga | Reviewed this property |
There is no shuttle. . I took private cab... you can get lot of taxi... mostly NY cabs are cheaper, anyways watch out as driver may go round and round same street to show high number...
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
08:30 - 22:30
08:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 413 Amsterdam Ave, New York City, NY 10024-6209
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City
  • Phone Number: +1 212-721-7755
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