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Tulsi

211 E. 46th St. (Third Ave.) Send to Phone
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Upscale Indian dining from chef Hemant Mathur.
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Tulsi Restaurant Review

: Hospitality envelops you from the moment you enter chef Hemant Mathur’s Midtown Indian bistro. White curtains drape side tables, and the spicy cuisine takes center stage, with tastes reminiscent of the chef’s prior turn at Devi, but definitely standing on their own. Vegetarians as well as omnivores have lots of choices, starting with the street cart chaat snacks like chickpeas and puffed rice served from a trolley, or exciting takes on more familiar Indian items, including shrimp and crab stuffed pappadum or cardamom and mace spiced lamb kebabs, and carrying through to dishes like the sweet-and-sour Manchurian cauliflower or the roasted pesto portobello mushroom. Let the server know your preference for heat, for some of the dishes border on scorching. The chef’s tandoor oven turns out breads including a family-size naan that covers an entire table surface, ideal for cutting down the spice and dropping into tangy raita. Upscale and unusual compared to the city’s numerous Indian restaurants, Tulsi serves entrées like duck moilee in a hearty coconut-curry leaf sauce, tandoor-grilled lamb chops dipped in yogurt with a mint sauce, and curried monkfish in pomegranate. Cocktails such as the basil lemon drop are equally inventive and the rare Indian Chenin Blanc is crisp and interesting. Desserts go well beyond ho-hum Indian rice dishes or pudding, with a ginger panna cotta.

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