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Saravanaa Bhavan

81 Lexington Ave, Corner of 26th Street, New York City, NY 10016-8903
+1 212-679-0204
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good40%
  • Average8%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“thali” (14 reviews)
“dosas” (12 reviews)
“bonda” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
81 Lexington Ave, Corner of 26th Street, New York City, NY 10016-8903
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I'm not an expert on "authentic Indian food" but this place has great South Indian dishes, and unfortunately it's difficult to find south Indian cuisine in the city. Although the service is just ok (I think they're understaffed), the food is so good I keep...More

Thank karolinal624
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Average food. Too many things in Katoris ( bowls). All taste the same. Vegetables drowned in cream, hardly any vegetables. Two bowls of Yogurt. Why 2 bowls is beyond me. Recommend to reduce the number of servings almost, similar tasting. Improve the quality and the...More

Thank suresh_chawla
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Saravana Bhawan is a must try if you are a fan of South Indian food. I have tried it at its birthplace in Chennai as well as Sunnyvale,CA. So on a cold and chilly evening, I decided to try the NY one which is a...More

Thank Sidb80
Reviewed September 19, 2018

I was brought here by my friend who lives in NY and has been before. It was actually my first time having South Indian food! It was very interesting and the dosa was lovely!! I also tended to think that it must be really authentic...More

Thank Agsie
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

We went there after a hectic evening for dinner.Their dosas and mini tiffins were good. Thali they said takes time because rice has to be cooked and may take time,since we were in a hurry to get back ,we ordered for dosas,mini idlies and mini...More

Thank sivaprasadh1
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

Excellent little place. Their food is delicious South Indian food. Seems like there is a more extensive menu after 11a. But there were plenty of choices before. Their sambar was delicious! The coffee is real South Indian coffee! So delicious. The wait staff is a...More

Thank Lukerski
Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

Recommended place : HSB Lexington NewYork 👍🏼 One of main attractions I planned to visit for my NewYork. I loved South Indian thali meals and my mom tried poori masala and mango lassi. It was less crowded in weekdays lunch time!

Thank unnikrisb
Reviewed August 23, 2018

For dosa lovers who do not live in the NYC area, Sarvana Bhavan is a great place for some very affordable vegetarian Indian food. My work takes to Manhattan sometimes. however due t the packed work schedule the few blocks that separate my office from...More

1  Thank Adesh S
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

This delightful Indian vegetarian restaurant is located on Lexington avenue only a mile and half from the time square! We enjoyed both South and north Indian dishes. I loved their vegetarian Uttapam with three different chatnies (souce). My family enjoyed Mysore Dosa that also comes...More

Thank S M
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

Service is good. Food is awesome. We ordered idli, masala dosa and mango lassi. Everything is delicious. Portions are good. Price is reasonable.

Thank Sndu
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 81 Lexington Ave, Corner of 26th Street, New York City, NY 10016-8903
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Kips Bay
  • Neighbourhood: Kips Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 212-679-0204
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