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Vatan Indian Restaurant
Vatan Indian Restaurant

Vatan Indian Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.vatanny.com
  • Phone: (212) 689-5666
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner Only: 5:30pm - 10:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm Closed on Mondays
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Indian, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We can accommodate parties of up to 40 guests. Please call the private party contact.
  • Private Party Contact: . (212) 689-5666

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 29th Street and Third Avenue
  • Public Transit: 6 train to 28th Street.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking available as well as local parking lots.
A word from Vatan Indian Restaurant
Patrons will experience delicious vegetarian Indian cuisine when they dine Vatan Indian restaurant. This New York Indian restaurant's menu is very simple and delicious, serving vegetarian dishes made from only the freshest ingredients. Whether you dine on the first or second floor, this NYC vegetarian Indian restaurant offers a fun, relaxing atmosphere in which to enjoy a prix fix menu with dishes like spicy chickpeas, samosas stuffed with ground vegetables and peas and chilled mango soup. Vatan Indian Restaurant offers a prix fixe dinner menu. The entire experience is made to replicate a typical Gujurati dinner feast. At this Manhattan Indian vegetarian restaurant, you can expect friendly hospitality along with unique vegetarian cuisine. Come visit Vatan Indian Restaurant today. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Excellent fixed course Indian thali meal with appetizers, main course and desert. Very easy for those new to Indian cuisine. Also, extra for the asking. All of our Indian friends felt that this was the most authentic Indian restaurant they had been to in the US. All vegetarian."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Vatan is a great vegetarian restaurant, Clean, nice, always Good.I travel the world and I always try to get to Vatan."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Three couples linked old college ties met for dinner on a Friday evening and had the fixed price meal. We enjoyed the food and hospitality very much and everyone was pleased - which is not always easy to do. I will go back."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Excellent variety of very tasty vegetarian Indian food. Have been to Vatan many times and it is always consistent and good."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Vatan has various good aspects; right from a very warm greeting to unique ambiance. Taste of food was great as well. However there shouldn't be a fixed menu or there should be an option of 2 appetizers and 2 subzis etc. Most people cannot eat 6+ appetizers and 4+ subzis. I hate to see food wasted when homeless ppl outside are starving."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "This is our third time there and the food was amazing as usual! We enjoyed the food and the time and would go there again. Knowing Indian food as we are Indians the food is very authentic and excellent!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Small portions, slow service, everything is sweet .. grossly overpriced"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Pros: Knowledgeable waitress Delicious, fresh-prepared food Good service Different spicy options Gluten-free options Spoons available as eating utensils All you can eat Clean bathroom Cons: Main course is not spicy A little chaotic with each person's food order No music at background"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "It was nice to have dinner in a restaurant where one could have a conversation at the table. Spacious, with a different ambience. Food was good- especially the appetizers! The main course was okay-although the waiters did not come during the time we were eating to ask if we needed anything. So even if we wanted seconds on some items, there was nobody. Also it is quite uncomfortable to remove your shoes and try to get into the booth to be seated! Not a good design--especially for people with leg problems and ladies who are dressed for an occasion!Overall a good dining experience."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "A whole lot of food ingredients used were inorganic and plastic like artificial favors and ingredients in mango pulp; very greasy purees and other dishes that bulks up one's appetite; and if one were any so sensitive to food quality - you can sense the cutting of corners in all their dishes and offerings - meaningfully, just about every one of them."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "the 3 stars are just for the appetizers and dessert, the only good thing about the main course was the aam ras.....everything else was blah"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "This place is a must go for foodies as it will blow their mind with vegetarian food assortment. Worth the money and an awesome experience."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "It's not my first time eating here and it will not be my last. I love this place. Everyone is just amazingly polite and caring. I did notice the price went up but I'm ok with it for now."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Had lots of fun with my boyfriend for our first time. I loved it."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Vatan is a wonderful Indian vegetarian restaurant. Once you walk in, you don't have to think about anything. "Any allergies?" "Do you prefer mild, medium, or hot?" "Any vegans?" The pace of dining is comfortable. as the food is brought to your table, each dish is described. Seconds are available on anything that you want. Great food. Great ambiance. Great service. Vatan will always be a "go to" for us."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "set three course vegetarian menu. Fresh and tasty. The decor definitely needs updating."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We have been to this restaurant a few times and we came not only for tHe food but also for the experience. The waiters used to have beautiful outfits and were so entertaining. Both is not the case anymore. Less than average food compared to before. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "The only thing you get to choose is spiciness level here. It's a fantastic step into authentic Indian fare. Vegetarian, but you'll never miss the meat! After a month in India, this place is the only spot in New York that gets it right. "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "It was a fantastic experience! The ambience was excellent and the food was really good and authentic. We would go there again. The customized the food to the spiciness of our party (and one of us eats very spicy and they made it like that). The service was excellent and we would recommend it to everyone. We are from India and know the difference between authentic and more Americanized food and this one was authentic. "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "My wife and I have been regulars at this restaurant for 10+ years - needless to say we love the food here - it's amazing that they have managed to keep the quality and taste consistent for this long. It is a challenge to finish the quantity of food served - the variety is what we love - 6 different appetizers, 4 vegetables, fresh bread, two kinds of rice, dessert and tea. "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Came to celebrate my son's 10th Birthday party, the team did not put in a single effort to make it special for the boy, instead they were rushing us out as my infant was a bit making mess on the table. The waitress even asked my 10 year old to clean up the table for her. This is ridiculous, lousy service for the price paid. Food was ok, but when requested the waitress to pack a bit of rice left over for the baby, she refused to do so. This was quite unexpected. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "I love to take friends to Vatan who have not experienced it before. The atmosphere and seating is fun and the "indian village" setting a little exotic. The food is delicious and varied, and the waitresses make a nice presentation. The only complaint is that, if you don't take advantage of seconds, I see no reason why you cannot take home some of what you don't finish. Otherwise a nice place to come for a unique occasion and be careful not to overstuff yourself!"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "We have been to Vatan a few times and have found that the appetizer round is usually very good but the main course is often a let down. We are always excited to go there on our trips to NY but given that its $30 per head and that we are not always satisfied, we will be skipping it atleast in the short term."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "If you want to experience a great authentic Indian vegetarian food, this is the restaurant to go to. It has a typical Indian village decor and the service is fast and good. It is place for all you can eat fixed price 3 course services. Check it out!"
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Vatan has been a great place to introduce to non-Indian friends to Authentic Indian (Gujarati) food!"
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "I cannot say enough about the food here. I cleaned up each of the dishes and even had space for seconds. Absolutely delicious and I am positive that I will bring my family and friends back here multiple times in the future. "
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Even after asking the waiter for very mild food...the food was so hot I could only eat one thing. The place looks nice but the way the food is served is more like a cafeteria then a restaurant."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "The restaurant has it's charm and the food is excellent, very authentic Gujarati cusisine. I had my colleague from Honolulu, who also really enjoyed the food! We will return back next time the hawaiin group comes over to New York."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Very different from the vegetarian fare in the usual Indian restaurants in NYC. As a non vegetarian I thought the dishes were insubstantial and too oddly spiced. Most things are fried or have unpleasant textures. There are liquids that are filled with reflux unfriendly spices. The restaurant's food is proof that vegetarian does not have to be healthy. I like Indian food in general but I'll stay clear of this one."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Some of the best Indian food in the city. The appetizers are amazing. And I love that you don't have to make any decisions. They just start bringing you your meal. Yummy!"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Vatan is an authentic representation of Gujarathi food and Indian dining with the right village ambience in NYC. What more can one ask for? Large amounts of food for a fixed price .... people who have large appetites can truly get their bang for the buck."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The starters were outstanding!!! The service and ambience was amazing too!! The main course was sad!! We requested for "Indian spicy" and we got something on the other end of the spectrum!!! The puris were not hot! Vegetables were bland. Desert was awesome!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Great indian decor and charming, polite service distinguish an otherwise pedestrian veggie meal"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "the food is incredible. you will want to go there very hungry and pace yourself. its a place for a special meal."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Vatan has such a unique vibe and the food is delicious! definitely coming back!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "VATAN was the best place I have ever ate at when wanting to enjoy the savory flavors of Gujarat, India. Though we eat Gujarati food daily, it was great to have a different style, taste & presentation of foods which are not typically eaten at home from Gujarat."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "I have been to Vatan many times over the years, and love the décor, ambience and good food. The Gujurati flavors and spicing are a little bit different from the standard NYC Indian food offerings, and I greatly appreciate that it's all vegetarian. Some day I will come hungry enough to order seconds on everything, especially those appetizers! But I always leave happy and very full!! Bring a date or a big group -- it's always a lovely and very tasty dining experience."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Great food for a great price. You get to try TONS of Indian dishes, and they will bring you more of anything you want. Great ambiance too. We always try to stop here when we are in NYC. "
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "We had dinner for Valentine's Day. The place is beautiful, you feel like you are outside NY. The food is great, a little bit on the spicy side, so ask for non to mild spicy if you like spicy stuff. The service was very nice. Not a lot of people so the food came quick and there was no noise whatsoever."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "To go along with the best Indian food I've had in NYC, Vatan has the most unique ambience of any NYC restaurant I've been in. It is impossible to leave with an empty stomach -- so much good food! Awesome spot."
    Dined on 2/14/2014