Saravanaa Bhavan

Row 1

81 Lexington Ave (at E 26th St.)
New York, NY 10016
(212) 679-0204
South Indian
$ $
Mon–Thu, Sun: 8:30 AM–10:00 PM Fri–Sat: 8:30 AM–10:30 PM

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  • try the dosas. They are HUGE!
  • The best place to get South Indian (vegetarian) food in Manhattan.
  • This global South Indian chain offers some of the best dosas in the city.
  • Best dosa in the city. Try the mango lassi
  • If you don't order a dosa, you're crazy.
  • Get the parotta. Comes with curry and potatoes, enough for a meal, and Saravana's is done perfectly flaky!
  • The mini tiffin gives you the perfect amount of everything.. chase out with an extra strong filter coffee and you're in heaven..
  • The best sambar I've ever had
  • Delicious vegetarian South Indian food. Well known chain world wide, order the rava dosa, rassam and uttapam. Quick service and reasonable prices.
  • Flavorful, filling, greasy, hot, spicy and yes, still vegetarian! Drown in the Hot Idli and Sambar and dont hesitate to ask for extra ghee!
  • The Kaima Idlly is a good pick if you're feeling adventurous
  • Start off with 14 idly, divine!!
  • 14piece idli is amazing but my count on two occasions had less than 14 idlis.
  • Don't be fooled by the uber plain atmosphere and fluorescent lighting. The dosas here are the real deal! They're bigger than your head and superbly delicious. Finish your meal with a masala chai.
  • The food was bad! Being a South Indian I know how an idli should taste it is supposed to be soft this was not what I expected
  • Mini Tiffin is definitely the best thing to get here!
  • Awesome awesome dosas but terrible service
  • paper masala dosa! mix up the aloo with the sambar and chutneys..and finish off the meal with a Madras coffee
  • Get the rava masala dosa & the paratha!
  • Was craving authentic Chennai food for so long. The vada and masala dosa made my day!