28 Greenwich Ave Ste 1, New York, NY | Directions 1001140.735062 -74.000041
Neighborhoods: West Village, Downtown
This place has shut down.. – They've run out of business & this place doesnt exist any more. Pity they're still listed on citysearch. Wasted a cab fare.
A sparse, tiny gem of a vegetarian-Indian restaurant in which diners don't even have to look at a menu. – The Scene
Cool breezes carry the warm smell of curry, and the sound of sitars cascades from above in a space that's barely wider than an alley. The design is spare--the fewer than 30 seats are always at a premium. The service is extremely deferential--diners are greeted with a polite bow as they enter from Greenwich Avenue.
During lunch, each diner gets a thali (or "plate") of fiery small portions, each of which is separated into a small steel bowl. An earthy mix of tender potatoes, peas and carrots is excellent, as is a lentil soup. The mango lassi--a cooling yogurt-based drink--is not to be missed.
Making a comeback – Thali had taken a downturn awhile back but three recent trips have shown it's once again a place to enjoy quick, inexpensive food. They're not perfect and have their problems. Mostly alot of repetition(they need to change the selection more often and find something besides rice pudding for dessert) and consistancy(food is not always warm) and there will be at least one ordinary item on the thali but there always will be one or two engaging and even excellent items to compensate. They now also serve appetizers. The samosas come with sauces that are dynamite.
From a FIVE Star to NONE.... – I used to frequent this place about 2 years back and was in love with the simplicity of the food. The cook was very good and prepared hot chappati's. My recent visit was a total washout on my expectations....
Firstly the cook had changed and they have started server Idli/Dosa. The Dosa was ok but the chutney was really sweet and they served Dal as sambar
The thali has also changed. I could see the server opening the refrigator and serving reheated food to me. The roti's were nothing great and the food was considerably tasteless....TOTALLY AVOID THIS PLACE, hope the owner reads this and brings back the old chef
the plate! – thali was the best find down-town. the concept COOL and the food supmtious
Tiny Indian vegetarian packs a punch – It's small and cramped, but it's "down home" Indian food, not like the heavy cream sauces and curries you find in most other places. This also makes it a lot healthier. While there are now a few appetizers, the traditional thali (sampling platter) is often your best bet; fixed nightly menu changes daily. Limited beverage selection, BYOB. Very friendly staff. Prices are an absolute steal for NYC -- a thali alone is $10 and filling for most people.
This is a cheap as well as quality restaurant. Good healthy eating.
good value – Quaint and friendly. Decent food, great for the price. BYOB.
healthy and delicious! – one of my favorite indian restaurants in the city! healthy vegetarian food - not greasy like so many other indian places
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