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Saravanaa Bhavan

413 Amsterdam Ave, New York City, NY 10024-6209
+1 212-721-7755
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good43%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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“thali” (25 reviews)
“dosas” (41 reviews)
“paper dosa” (5 reviews)
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Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
413 Amsterdam Ave, New York City, NY 10024-6209
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

The breads are just right the dips are somewhat disappointing. I loved going from the spicy dal to the tart cool (yogurt) raita but the dips seemed to all taste the same with no other dimension other than hot. The service was nice in that...More

Thank stealthcook
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Excellent vegetarian Indian dishes. Specializes in dosa (crepes) and uthappams (lentil/rice pancakes). I enjoyed an excellent South Indian Thali on my first visit with a generous and delicious selection of Indian dishes. My second visit I had the Adai Avial which was 2 pancakes made...More

Thank Mike T
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Incredible food. Not your normal Indian, and super creative meals. And so affordable and unpretentious.

Thank bradcaugust
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Good restaurant serving south Indian vegetarian dishes .Easily accessible by people living in west Manhattan area.

Thank Raghu1943
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Just as expected....pretty good South Indian food. Huge portions and decent service. We went here on a weekday and got here around noon...had no trouble getting seated. We had the South Indian thali, an uthappam, and a Mysore masala dosa The thali was more than...More

Thank AP_Phoenix_2005
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Had dinner at this small street side South Indian eatery. The food quality is amazing however, the prices appear to be bit high compared to the level of restaurant. The service was good and responsive . Ordered some spicy stuff, and was really spicy .....More

Thank Ankur_1975
Reviewed 2 July 2017

This is some of the best Indian food in Manhattan. But you definitely go for the food, not the atmosphere. It's almost like a cafeteria, and the tables are quite close together. However, you won't care about any of that once you take a bite...More

Thank Ktravel_13
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Good food. But very poor service. Uttapam recommended. 14 idli is their speciality. But had much better South Indian in jersey city and Edison.

Thank Technoco
Reviewed 22 May 2017

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 May 2017

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
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1 January 2015|
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

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 25
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:30 am - 10:30 pm
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
8:30 am - 10:30 pm
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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