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110 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10016-8926
+1 212-696-9458
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good39%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Kosher, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
110 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10016-8926
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1 - 10 of 117 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were 6 ppl, we were seated in a corner near the billing counter. It was so hot we had to ask them to switch on the AC since it was surprisingly off. We asked them for 2 jugs of water but they failed to...More

Thank Mahak A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Looking for something out-of-the-ordinary in the kosher dining scene? Love South Indian food? If you answered "yes" to either of these questions, try Pongal. It is my second favorite Gujarati restaurant, which sounds like faint praise unless you know that my favorite is in London...More

Thank NikaJunie
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

We were there for lunch,not true south indian.the bisebele was insipid. Kulfi was tasteless like eating frozen malai.dosa was passable. Wouldn't visit the place.

Thank laugh34
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Small, cosy restaurant with lots of Spice and tasteful dishes. Friendly personell and ok price level.

Thank Larstrondheim
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Or good doesn't really cut it, excellent I would say! And a must for me every time I visit NY. The food is so good and tasty and yummy, you just won't belive it, you just have to go try! Go hungry, because the portions...More

Thank Vronge
Reviewed 24 March 2017

This is a great place for people who are particular about 100% vegetarian food... the food is too good & the staff is very helpful quick with their service

Thank Naresh B R
Reviewed 9 March 2017 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
Reviewed 2 March 2017

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...More

Thank Leonard G
Reviewed 23 February 2017 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
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
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Moksh S
do you provide jain food? for eg. without carrot onion etc.
13 May 2017|
Response from Capri_mootsz |
U can ask n thy will do
Melissa F
what is the kosher certification Pongal carries?
6 May 2017|
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Response from Leonard G | 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

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Average prices
USD 30
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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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
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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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