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413 Amsterdam Ave, New York City, NY 10024-6209
+1 212-721-7755
08:30 - 22:30
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Mon - Fri 08:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 08:30 - 22:30
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Good food. Definitely best dosa in new york. It is not super cheap but no super expensive. Service is fast and efficient.

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Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Sharing 4 dishes, 4 friends, excellent food! Very good service. 2 masala dosa, 1 south indian Thali, vegetable briany.

Thank st1235555
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has great South Indian vegetarian options. The menu and the taste is pretty much the same as the ones in other Saravana Bhavan branches across the world. Would recommend the usuals : idlis, dosas, Indian milk tea. If you have the appetite, go for the thali options.

Thank Urthilak
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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54 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2016

I am a huge fan of dosa and was very excited when my boyfriend brought me to this place. The dosa selection was incredible and the dosas are HUGE! The only food complaints I have are that the dosas we got did not have as much filling as they should have and they would have benefited from a little more... More 

Thank MMC2015
Newtown, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016

This is a great place for lunch during a museum visit. We ordered dosas and they were extremely thin and huge. They come nicely displayed with chutneys and sauces. We also ordered naan and a vegetarian curry. The service was fast. There is also a bar so a glass of wine is a possibility. The only negative is that several... More 

Thank N P
Boston, Massachusetts
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83 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

My reaction to this restaurant is biased by the fact that immediately upon leaving I was sick to my stomach with a knot in my stomach that didn't untie for two days. It certainly seems to have been due to the food there. But it's obviously not a common occurrence, or else the place would not be rated in the... More 

Thank davidjoho
New York City, New York
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

It is the most authentic South Indian restaurant in New York City. Food is fresh service is excellent. Staff is so attentive.. Must try Dhosa, mini idle and Indian beer.

Thank Panna D
Bengaluru, India
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258 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016

If you love South Indian food then it calls for a visit to this place once. This place also serves alcohol and south Indian style coffee.

Thank GP_Sunil
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 November 2016

great food!!!! something new i tried and enjoyed !!! Im going to come back there when i nyc again.For breakfast the food has a strong taste but its something new!

Thank elainewa
New York City, New York
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

SB has 2 locations, one in midtown and one on the upper west. The one on the upper west isn't my fav as its small and not super clean. But the one in midtown is awesome. Often very crowded, and long waits but that's a sign of really good food isn't it? Try the paper Dosa, Idlis, and the Thali.... More 

Thank Iloveizzys

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:30 - 22:30
08:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:30
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?