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211 E. 46th St. (Third Ave.) Send to Phone
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Upscale Indian dining in Midtown East.

Lunch Mon.-Sat., Dinner nightly

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Tulsi, New York, NY

Tulsi Restaurant Review

: Chef Eric McCarthy honed his Indian culinary skills not just from his earlier tenure at Tamarind but also by learning from his mother in his native Goa. He’s a specialist at taking traditional Indian dishes and adding modern twists to elevate the cuisine. Those not afraid of trying something spicy (or borderline scalding) will have plenty to choose from as will vegetarians. Among the favorites are Manchurian cauliflower, cooked in a fragrant garlic tomato sauce, and Tulsi scallops pan-seared with red pepper sauce. Meat lovers will go for the tandoor chaamp, lamb chops marinated in yogurt, cardamom, garlic and nutmeg, or the chicken tikka masala dressed with a creamy tomato fenugreek sauce with Indian spices. Desserts are not forgotten with balushahi sheera, a combination of a donut and a pudding, striking a harmonious juxtaposition in a black currant coulis. Another standout is the creative malai shrikhand gujiya, a savory-sweet blend of crumbled dry milk, chocolate chips and saffron-flavored yogurt in mini cones with sweet mint sauce. Wines from around the globe complement a selection of Indian beers. A long table invites larger groups, while private side booths with white curtains are the ticket for a romantic evening.
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