Vatan Indian Restaurant
HeavenlyAfter having a wonderful dinner, I pinched myself because I felt I am in heaven but still alive to enjoy the food next time. We were at Vatan Dec 2010 and promised ourselves " Whenever we will visit NJ/NY , we make sure to have a dinner atleast once at Vatan ." Our hostess Maria was great, being Turkish , pronounce each dinner item perfectly.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place for Vegetarians" Now we have gone for the second time in the last 3 months...first I took my family to celebrate my wife's birthday and now the second time to celebrate Mother's day and also my kids birthday....we all enjoyed the sumptuous vegetarian food, great ambiance, very friendly service...certainly recommend for others..go with lot of appetite we could not finish entire servings".5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMTransport to another (tacky) worldFood is delicious and plentiful. Service is prompt and professional.
On the less attractive side, decor goes all the way to tackyville. Huts, trees, waterfalls, dancing Indian beauties... It's all there. Even a wishing well. We had such a great time, though, that we barely noticed. For me, the food was mostly too spicy, but I compensated with triple serving of desserts. All you can eat in the most strangely magical environment -- I'm coming back for sure!5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMJyotiI love the ambience and decor at Vatan. The painted tables and rural touches really add to the atmosphere. The food is authentic, gujerati food and the varity means that everyone finds the perfect bite. The appitizer thali has just the right bite size for trying everything. My favs are the sev puri and muthia. The crunch of the puri with the yogurt and tamarind sauce is addictive and the muthia are pure comfort food. The entree thali is divine, the channa are perfectly spiced, the ful gobi cooked just tender but not mushy and the hot puris are, again, addictive, especially when you dip them in the aam rus(mango pulp). The khichidi rounds the meal off beautifully and then you enjoy the tea and ice cream. Will be back soon with more friends!4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome authentic gujaratiAwesome authentic gujarati food soooo delicious!!!3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMapetizers was very good .apetizers was very good . food is fresh and very good .3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Mango Lassi ever!Heading to NYC for a weekend trip, friends of ours recommended this restaurant. My fiancee had been to the restaurant before and wanted me to experience it myself. We had just arrived in NYC, first rushing to the hotel to check in and then to the restaurant. Going inside, the headaches and stress of "running late" disappeared and we were transported, via the decor, music and general ambiance of Vatan, to a quaint Indian village. Our servers brought out each dish, presenting the various delicious entrees to us and explaining which sauce complimented each item. An excellent restaurant and, as our friends did for us, we will definitely be recommending Vatan to any of our friends who are in NYC! Oh yeah and... Best Mango Lassi ever!3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMI've loved Vatan for yearsI've loved Vatan for years and have brought many friends and members of my family.
This was another family group who have been wanting to try it for years; they loved it as well!3/9/2013 12:00:00 AM