Saravanaa Bhavan
Vegetarian · Murray Hill · $$
The Zagat Review
“Interesting” dosas are “delicious” standouts at these “bustling” branches of a global chain, where the rest of the South Indian veggie fare is “terrific” too; the settings are “uninspiring” and “service could improve” , but you do get “excellent quality” grub at “reasonable prices.”
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hours Open Today · 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
8:30 AM - 10:30 PM
location 81 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10010, USA phone +1 212-679-0204 website directions Get Directions
Google Reviews
It's completely in line with the original restaurants in India. Super fast service, no frills, great food. It's still all vegetarian, and if you're in the mood for something with spices, this is what you need. The waiters speak Hindi - at least two did when I went - which may or may not matter to you. The clientele is mostly Indian too, which is sad because the food is really good and more people should try it. The restaurant does look a little run down from the outside though, and while it's reasonably priced, if you're here on holiday, just... don't expect the prices from back home.
Gopal Sathe · December 10, 2017
Came all the way from Atlanta especially to eat here, and the food is as authentic as I can remember. I had the South Indian thali and the filter coffee. The server was very courteous. Loved the food and experience, and will definitely go here again. 10/10.
Ananya Narayanan · March 16, 2018
This was my second time here. It was an unpleasant experience. The food we ordered was served cold, and when we pointed this out to the server his behavior could not have been more indifferent. He did not at all seem to care. The food had no taste either. Go to the Indian temple canteen if you are looking for food that tastes good, and is also reasonably priced. I will never come back here again! Would have give this place 1 star, but giving it 2 stars because we were served complimentary dessert for Pongal.
neha khanna · January 23, 2018