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112 Macdougal St, New York City, NY 10012-5011
+1 212-614-9100
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11:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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New York City, New York
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109 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Tried a variety of rolls and unfortunately they were all too spicy for me! I have a decent spice tolerance level, though my reaction to moderately spicy foods is pretty visible (runny eyes and nose). However I really dislike that kind of spiciness that just lasts and lasts in your mouth and makes your throat scratchy. Also, the food here... More 

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Thank Ealgian
Jersey Shore, New Jersey
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87 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

It is just amazing how you could grab genuine desi wraps after you are wasted in west village - this is one of my favorites ... reminds me of of Mumbai and how easy it is to grab street food there..

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Sarasota, Florida
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Offering a delicious menu of Indian Cart Food, Thelewala has become my first meal stop when visiting my son in NYC! The owners are friendly, the tiny eat in or take out space is inviting and clean. My meal is always fresh, hot and delicious...even on the 3rd visit in 6 days!! My favorite is the Tawa Chicken with Paratha... More 

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Aldie, Virginia
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109 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Thelewala means street side food (in hindi), and ironically those are really tasty. The food was really tasty and it a good place to hang out with friends and family

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

Good music .. Fun little place.. Thumbs up for Thelewala chicken roll.. I want to come back to try other stuff.I am not from NYC , I was looking for kati roll ( I always eat here when in NYC) but it was too crowded, so i went here and loved it!They have more stuff than Kati roll..Place is also... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

I would come back to NY just for this place. Late night the small Indian takeaway joint is pumping with people constantly coming in and out. The food was better than what my mother can cook and even better than what you get in India.

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Thank Ron P
Melbourne, Australia
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015

A real taste of India. It got me so nostalgic... another hole in the wall in NYC dishing out some delicious bites. We went there twice and ordered in too!

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Thank The_Foodie_Pilgrim
Morristown
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

It was such a disappointing experience. Thelewala clearly cuts on costs, by doing the following: 1. no chutney inside the roll, unless you specifically ask for it, and pay more- result is a dry roll 2. if you order an 'unda (egg)' kati roll, the omlette literally covers only half the parantha, not the whole thing. This is misleading, because... More 

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Thank Madhur C
Toronto, Canada
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269 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

YUM!!! It's hard to explain in words how much I loved this place. It came highly recommended by my friends, and I wasn't disappointed. It's a small hole in the wall place in Greenwich Village but beautifully decorated. It can't take loads of people at once so it's best to order take out. They have some of the most amazing... More 

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Thank Kunal C
London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

Cheap and delicious Indian food. No frills, street food vibe. There's not much space to sit (counters only), but we took our to the nearby park and tucked into our perfectly spiced wraps.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian, Fast food
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Delivery
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 23:00
Monday
11:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 112 Macdougal St, New York City, NY 10012-5011
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Greenwich Village
  • Neighbourhood: Greenwich Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-614-9100

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Greenwich Village
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