Dimple Indian Cuisine

Manhattan, New York City

Closed as of Mar 1 10

11 West 30th Street
New York, New York 10001


4.2 / 2 votes

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Fast, cheap South Indian take out, eat in, and lunch buffet

Dimple is a south Indian restaurant in Midtown offering breakfast and lunch specials, a lunch buffer between 11:15 and 3PM, and other specials all day. The restaurant offers plenty of seating, but little decor.

Dimple offers a wide selection, with almost any south Indian dish you've heard of - dosas, idli and vada, samosas, biryani, rice and curry dishes, and traditional Indian breads.

A lunch buffet is offered every day except Sunday for $8, and several lunch take out specials are offered as well. The average meal will cost you less than $10.

Most dishes, unless specifically named "butter" or "cheese", are vegan, although it is always wise to ask. They also have a selection of sweets in a deli case, although few are likely to be vegan.

They have more than a dozen brands of beer, including 7 Indian brands.

All the food is certified kosher by Rabbi Leonard Bronstein.

Dimple has a second location in Jackson Heights, Queens, as well.

Added by timmy_tofu on Mar 13 07 (last updated Jan 20 11)

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I really like this place. I'm a sucker for lunch buffets, so this is what I usually have here and I haven't been disappointed, although I'd like to see fewer buffet items with butter and cream.

I had some sort of potato puff balls thing with sauce and lots of spice but I can't remember what it was called. It's probably an appetizer or a small plate (I ordered this separately, it wasn't off the buffet), and it was delicious.

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I'm so happy I found Dimple. Midtown is kind of a wasteland as far as interesting vegan food goes. Dimple has saved my lunch break.

It's authentic south Indian fast food. The chats are the highlight - cheap quick meals like you'd find in India such as bhel puri and sev puri - beans, potatoes, and onions in spicy sauces with puffed crisps - and vada and samosa pav - basically a vada and samosa sandwich, respectively.

They also have more familiar south Indian dishes like dosas, idli/vada and sambar, uthappam, etc.

You can easily get a full meal here for under $10 - under $7 or $8 even.

I haven't tried the buffet - it looks like any buffet you'd find anywhere else, so I stick to the special stuff.

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On West 30th between Broadway and 5th Avenue. The R and W lines let off on BBroadway and 28th, just a few blocks away, the 6 lets off at Park Ave and 33rd or 28th Street. Dimple is only 5 blocks from Herald Square, so any subway line that goes there will get you close enough.


No Reservations


$ - inexpensive

Cash Only


  • Indian (Southern)


  • Buffet
  • Kosher


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10:30am - 8:30pm
11am - 8pm

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