Saravana Bhavan Dosa Hut

Manhattan, New York City

Closed as of Jul 4 08

102 Lexington
New York, New York 10016


3.3 / 1 vote

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Vegetarian & Kosher Indian restaurant

Saravana Bhavan belongs to a worldwide chain of vegetarian Indian restaurants. Despite the paper table cloths, their ambiance is more upscale than many of the other Indian restaurants in the area, which mainly cater to the in-and-out lunch buffet crowd. They do not offer a lunch buffet, but they do have lunch specials starting at $6.95.

Their standard menu offers both northern and southern and has a wide range of soups (coconut, mashed potato/broccoli, mulligatawny) and rice (tomato, tamarind, lemon), and standard dosas, curries, and uttapams.

Added by Cass Danger on Dec 5 07 (last updated Sep 20 09)

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I wasn't particularly impressed with this place. I was with friends who wanted to try a veg Indian lunch buffet and the staff made it seem like they had a lunch buffet, but after we entered the restaurant, we realized they didn't have a lunch buffet, they only had lunch specials.

The menu was terribly confusing, with a picture of the lunch special, but no price or description. The only lunch special actually listed on the menu (and highlighted) was twice as much ($14.95) as the lunch special we were quoted ($6.95). We ordered the $6.95 lunch special, and I requested no dairy. They said it comes on the side so I asked that they just not include it at all. They gave me a big bowl of dairy soup and dish of yogurt. Additionally, my soup (I believe it was mulligatawny) was only broth.

I found the waiters to be unhelpful and it seemed like they were just starving for business since they were MUCH slower than the restaurants offering buffets. I must say, however, the quality of the food here is definitely better than what you get in a buffet and the price is reasonable.

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Murray Hill


6 train to 28th street


Wheelchair Accessible


$ - inexpensive


  • Indian (Northern)
  • Indian (Southern)


  • Kosher


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noon - 3pm;
5pm - 10pm
noon - 10pm

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