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Tiffin Wallah

127 E 28th St, New York City, NY 10016-8406
+1 212-685-7301
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good47%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“dosas” (9 reviews)
“tiffin” (4 reviews)
“indian food” (13 reviews)
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Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
127 E 28th St, New York City, NY 10016-8406
Neighbourhood: Manhattan
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Reviewed 4 days ago

After more than 30 years in business, my favorite Indian restaurant recently closed - leaving a giant void in my life. Trying to find something even remotely close has not been easy, but Tiffin Wallah (also known as Chennai Garden by Tiffin Wallah) has definitely...More

Thank delphi927
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

We went their with our US colleagues and they were bowled over by delicious paper Dosa, Idlis and other delicacies.

Thank Nitin S
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Firstly the name is " Chennai garden by tiffin wallah". There are lots of Indian restaurant close by to this restaurant but I found it most appealing since it serves only vegetarian food. I found food really good. Southern indian dishes are delicious.Ambience is good...More

Thank Rohit S
Reviewed 29 October 2016

I have enjoyed Tiffin Wallah a number of times, especially for lunch. Today, I went there for lunch. After being seated for less than 5 minutes, the manager came over and said: "Are you done, I have people waiting for a table?" I was only...More

1  Thank Ezra S
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

What a great vegetarian/ vegan curry restaurant. The staff are so friendly & welcoming, the food is just so lovely I had a spinach dosa which was really good. My sister & brother in law also had Dosa & my mum had a vegetable curry...More

Thank Allison H
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Name is definitely confusing (Chennai garden and tiffin wallah) but the food is good. You get lot of indian food variety within same menu.

Thank Rahul S
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Went here for dinner. First of all name is confusing. Is it tiffin wallah or chennai garden by tiffin wallah? We ordered aloo chaat and samosa chaat for appetizers. Samosa chaat was good but aloo chaat had no spices just bland. For entrees we didnt...More

Thank Akshat G
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Had dinner last night at this Indian restaurant. The Rawa idlis and Dahi wada were tasty. Also enjoyed the Rawa masala dosa!

Thank lalith007pune
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has fantastic food and good service. It is easily recognizable from the street by its green awning, and the Kadai Paneer is positively addictive. I was very pleased with the dining experience there and would gladly refer friends.

Thank Leigh R
Reviewed 17 June 2016

I've been coming here for years and my experience has always been consistently yummy vegetarian food and great prices. Highly recommended.

Thank Mawifo
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
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11:30 - 15:00
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11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 127 E 28th St, New York City, NY 10016-8406
    (28 Bet Lex & Park)
  • Public Transportation: Subway # 6 station is on the corner of 28th and park very close by. So are bus stops on Madison, Lex, 3rd ave, 2nd ave.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
  • Neighbourhood: Manhattan
  • Phone Number: +1 212-685-7301
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Tiffin is actually an old English word for a light meal, and eventually became the name for a multi-compartment metal lunch box. Tiffin Wallah, in India translates as "one who carries the box" Tiffin Wallahs originated over a century ago to bring tasty Indian food to work place and have evolved into an amazing lunch delivery system in India. We are bringing the concept to NYC. Delicious vegetarian South Indian dishes delivered fresh to your table. Currently delivering in Murray Hill area.