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Tamil Nadu Bhavan - CLOSED

Map & Directions 102 Lexington Ave.
New York, NY 10016
  • Indian
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Takeout, Delivery, Catering, Wheelchair Accessible
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Beer
  • Not Necessary, Accepted
  • No Parking


Village Voice's Description

It came as a shock when this place closed soon after a Voice review, but now it's happily up and running again. This strictly vegetarian (and kosher, too) spot specializes in the cooking of the far-south Tamil Nadu state, which means all the usual dosas, iddlies, and utthapams, but with some strange twists. There are dosas with filling and unfilled, dosas pointy like brassieres, and dosas folded into triangles and oozing caramelized onions, convincing us of their French origins. Also unique are a chorus of rice-based dishes, gathered in a wonderful voluminous collection erroneously called "mini-meal."

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Tips from foursquare

  • Metromix on 03/25/10

    Go for vegetarian street-food-style snacks, small plates and multi-course platters.

  • Akshay P. on 07/25/11

    The best place to get South Indian (vegetarian) food in Manhattan.

  • Laurie F. on 08/28/09

    try the dosas. They are HUGE!

  • Serious Eats on 03/15/13

    This global South Indian chain offers some of the best dosas in the city.

  • Dev P. on 10/15/10

    Best dosa in the city. Try the mango lassi

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