Babu Ji

Row 1

175 Avenue B (at E 11th St)
New York, NY 10009
(212) 951-1082
$ $ $
Mon–Sun: 5:30 PM–11:00 PM

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  • You can't go wrong with anything here but my favorites are the Basmati rice (Selle) and the scallop curry
  • Dope - expensive. Grab a beer from the fridge, get an app, butter chicken is super sweet, and the softest basmati rice. It'll run you $100 for two but so so good. Eat slowly.
  • lamb curry. finish with the gulab jamun. ps. my mom's tips here are the total opposite of mine!
  • Papadi chat was a great starter (think Indian nachos with a ton of flavor). Get the butter chicken with sides of naan and basmati rice! Note the portions are very filling!
  • The tandoori chicken is perfect. The naan is perfect, the beer fridge has variety. The butter chicken is amazing. Go here. Don't think, just go.
  • We got the Papdi Chat, Butter Chicken, Mutter ke Kofte, and the Scallop Coconut Curry... Best scallop dish I've ever had in my life.
  • Gol Gappa is amazing!
  • One of my favorite indian restaurants in New York!
  • Enter Australian import Babu Ji, whose self-serve beer fridge, casual vibe, and dashes of creativity lobster-stuffed potato croquettes! have generated epic waits for dinner.
  • Gol gappa made the Zagat list for "10 Best Things We Ate in 2015 in NYC".
  • Pro: Nan is excellent, mind you $10 Cons: VVV noisy, ordered Goat curry and it was watery not like a curry but was a soup!
  • Standard Americanized Indian food in a room with terrible acoustics. Place is way too loud. Food is decent, but overpriced and really nothing to write home about. Not worth the trip to Alphabet City!
  • Great authentic Indian food! Dal makhani is one of the best I've had! Butter chicken is amazing too. Service was terrible though, after our original order no one even spoke to us!
  • Overly priced spot with really small quantity. Though the food is delicious, I wouldn't say its worth the price. Order the gol gappa and papadi chaat. For main course order butter chicken and daal.
  • A+ meal. Order everything.
  • Solid and relatively light (ie not too much cream) Indian food. The Chef's tasting will get you all the chaat you want, but the entrees are not the choice ones!! Go a la carte instead
  • holy holy, go here like YESTERDAY. Get: gol gappa, colonal Tso's cauliflower, prawn curry, all naan, duck curry & tandoori chicken. Have your friends lie & say it's your bday so you can wear the hat.
  • Do the tasting menu.
  • We did the tasting menu, but I wouldn't get it again. The apps were great, but the main thali food wasn't warm and the curries were strangely sweet. Not planning on going back.