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Basera Indian Bistro

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356 reviews
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$30 and under
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Indian
Perfect For:
  • Casual
  • Happy Hour
  • Pre/post Theatre
Whether you are going to have a business lunch, romantic candlelight dinner or just a drink after a busy day, Basera Indian Bistro will always meet your needs.
This family owned and operated opened it’s doors in 2008 and has since become a staple for the tourists and locals.
Basera serves Traditional northern Indian cuisine. This menu has great tantalizing appetizers like Shrimp Balchao, two jumbo shrimp bathed in a coconut and mustard seed sauce.As well as an array of entrees like beef curry, the lamb Jalfrezi, the Paneer sag, or the seafood grill plate!
The dining room is open for parties and meetings, as well as people just stopping by for a wonderful meal. Everyone that walk into the door is treated as family and ensure they receive the best costumer service.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Indian, Vegetarian / Vegan, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Monday - Friday: Lunch: 11:30pm - 3:00pm, Dinner: 5:00pm - 12:00am( kitchen )
Saturday - Sunday: Lunch: 1:00pm - 4pm; Dinner: 4:00pm - 12:00am( kitchen )

I Bar is open until 2am Everyday

Happy Hour - Beer $5 , Wine $6 and all cocktails 1/2 Price. Monday-Friday 5pm-8pm and Saturday-Sunday 2pm-7pm.
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Phone number
(212) 757-9787
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
A place where you expect a traditional indian meal in a modern NYC atmosphere. We have full bar with a few tv's and the best Mango Lassi ninth ave has to offer. Whether you are looking for a casual Indian dining experience for a few or for a large party, we invite you to celebrate your special event at Basera Bistro. We provide you with the perfect dining experience to enjoy a blend of authentic Indian cuisine in the relaxed, casual atmosphere.
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Private party contact
Raj Kumar: (844) 425-5680
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Catering
We can cater appetizers, curries, naans, or tandoori items as well. There are packages for groups orders for holiday parties or office get togethers. All dishes made by our head chef have six different spices levels to welcome all pallets. We provide three different tray sizes so we are able to customize to your needs and wants. You have the option for delivery or to stop by us and pick it up as well.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between 50th and 51st Streets
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Public transit
C & E trains to 50th Street
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

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five dollar appetizers

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Sun 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Thu 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:00PM 5:00PM - 9:00PM
Fri 5:00PM - 10:00PM
Sat 4:00PM - 10:00PM

What 356 People Are Saying
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73% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

There were eight of us visiting NYC from out of town. We were having fun and were maybe a bit rowdy but our server got into the spirit of the occasion and took good care of us. We had a number of dishes and enjoyed them all.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The food is delicious and very reasonable

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Really quick service from good staff. Starter portions were huge. Lovely food. Got a little noisier when more people came into bar.

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3.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Reasonable curry for a reasonable price (for NY). We do like a good curry so tried this one based on Trip Advisor Reviews. Food was hot and ok. Unfortunately we have had better curries but good for a quick bite. The place feels like a converted pub and certainly a good place to socialise.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

The food is very flavorful, and we enjoyed it very much. I highly recommend.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Great experience. Service is very attentive. The curry flavors are on point. We even had a surprise belly dancing during dinner!!

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3.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Vibe was a bit weird in this restaurant which was part dive bar, part Indian restaurant. Was surprised that a darts competition was taking place right next to our table. I wish the host would have seated us elsewhere if they knew this competition was going to take place. Food was good, but nothing special. I have no reason to recommend this restaurant, given all of the other options in this neighborhood.

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3.0Dined on March 1, 2018

This pretheater dining experience was good. The menu is full ansd flexible and was tasty. The staff was attentive. if just a little aggressive. There were lots of interesting vegetarian options. It was good value.

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3.0Dined on March 1, 2018

If you want reasonably priced food that is good but not by any means great, this is the place to go. The advantage is that they are relatively close to the theater district - and dinner can be acquired conveniently. Ambiance is ok - not special. I would say the restaurant is utilizarian. One last thing - they do have really reasonable prices on glasses of wine - They have a happy hour from 5pm to around 8pm with glasses of wine at half price.

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3.0Dined on January 27, 2018

They forgot to bring a few of the items we ordered so it took a minute to track down the server but they did bring a big pitcher of water as requested and hat was great!

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Stopped in for dinner after a show and was pleasantly greeted by bar tender, the place feels spacious, comfortable and clean. We had good food, the waiter was helpful with recommendations , and it was all very reasonably priced.

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3.0Dined on January 14, 2018

Drag Queen brunch on Sunday was fun! Food was meh. Only 5 or 6 brunch items to choose from and they were out of 2. Worst bloody mary I've ever had, but you're going there for the entertainment, not the food. Service was slow and not attentive as well (had to ask for water 3x).

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4.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Welcomed by name and service and food was great

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4.0Dined on January 10, 2018

This is a good pre-theater restaurant. The food is delicious and the value is great.

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4.0Dined on December 27, 2017

Good food and prompt service for a pre-show dinner. More casual atmosphere, and they were setting up a “paint night” next to us, so don’t imagine a fancy space. The flashing lights above the bar might give some a migraine. So, low key, good food, reasonably priced. Would consider again.

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

Great friendly service and excellent tasting food. Look to go up a spice level if you are looking for something with a bit more heat however the standard spice level meal I had was spot on for flavor. The main dish portions are on the big side so watch out with those equally big starters. Bistro is definitely an accurate description with a great casual feel. Great bar eating area at front and great mix of seating options at the back. Good happy hour options if you like a refreshment or two.... We recommended it to friends who are visiting this week.

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5.0Dined on October 28, 2017

We were at Basera for a birthday. It also happened to be on a Saturday night near Halloween, so the place was decorated, much of the staff wore costumes and there was a festive atmosphere. The only downside was that the staff was a bit distracted and super-busy, so the service wasn't as quick as it might have been. BUT everyone was very nice, and the food was terrific. (We really loved the food.) The happy hour drinks were a lot of fun too. We have happy memories of a special dinner, and we will definitely go back.

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2.0Dined on October 28, 2017

We were disappointed. We went for dinner after a show. Our fault , we didn’t do enough research. This was our last dinner in NYC before heading home. We wanted a top rate restaurant.

It is a local very casual spot. Even has a dart board.

The staff was friendly and did their best.

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5.0Dined on October 21, 2017

The best Indian food I have found in Hell’s Kitchen. Unbelievably good food and great service. The owner is very visible checking in on all of his customers.

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3.0Dined on July 9, 2017

Good food. Enjoyed it.

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4.0Dined on June 28, 2017

Very good service. Two of the three meals came out warm, not hot. Seemed to be a timing issue. Also the tandoori fish was very dry.

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1.0Dined on June 4, 2017

VERY disappointing!! Chicken tikka masala was terrible - chicken pieces in nothing more than tomato sauce. No seasoning. I can make better Indian food at home and I'm not Indian. Only redeeming quality was naan bread. There's gotta be better Indian food in NYC. Pass this place up!

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4.0Dined on May 4, 2017

The food was delicious and the service was great. The young men were attentive and friendly.

I had saag with chicken. Large portions and very tasty. My friend ordered fried calamari which was also wonderful.

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1.0Dined on April 13, 2017

I generally don't leave reviews unless the experience was extremely positive or extremely negative. This experience last night was unfortunately the latter. Service was terrible: We were left unattended for huge chunks of time, even after attempting to flag folks down. Servers appeared disinterested for the most part. No check ins after we placed the order, and we had to wait another 30 minutes for the check after we finished. Food: Decent prefixe dinner price. Mediocre food, not great, not terrible. It did take 3 hours to get an app, main course and dessert because "it takes the grill a while to warm up." We sat 45 minutes before the app arrived, and another hour and change before the entrees arrived. We were there for 3 hours and ending up taking the dessert to go. Overall: Not a great experience for us. We are four 30 somethings. Super loud. This place might be great for maybe younger folks who don't mind extra loud music, basically no service, mediocre food, and who have 3+ hours to have a basic three course meal. (That wasn't sarcasm.)

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2017

Music (not Indian) too loud. Shaky tables. Very good goat biryani and good prix fixe menu.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2017

Good food the service was a little lack luster though

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2017

Overall, the food was quite good, especially the coconut naan and fish tikka masala (wonderful salmon). Our primary concern was lack of appropriate staff. Staff were quite attentive when we arrived, but as the place filled up, there were not enough people to attend to all the tables. After twenty minutes of waiting for our post dinner tea order, we moved forward with the bill to get to our show on time. Overall though, the Indian food was quite tasty.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2017

Great food. Exceptional service. Adjustable "hot-ness" levels upon request. Crunchy grilled vegetables--not all mush, as is frequent with Indian restaurants, I think. Only try the pickle martini if you can stand strange-ness.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2017

Excelente "spicy" chicken y el mejor fue el "garlic naan".

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2017

second time at this wonderful place . love the food and the service

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2017

Always a fan of this place, their happy hour drinks are great and a good value. Food is always delish and you never wait long. Manager was fantastic!

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4.0Dined on March 21, 2017

A great authentic Indian menu with an extensive and diverse menu. Very good for vegetarians and those who want gluten free options.

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2017

The food & service was great. They were having some technical difficulties with the sound system so it was dead silence as we were the only couple in the restaurant. All that we heard was our own conversation and the conversations of the staff and someone trying to fix the sound system.

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2017

A good neighborhood Indian restaurant. Don't order the spicy though unless you REALLY want it VERY spicy.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2017

I am not a stranger to Basera. I love the food, the atmosphere, and the people. I love the very kind manager that seems to be there every visit. he takes great care of me and my guests.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2017

Everyone was super nice from beginning to end, food was delicious! Even though we were short on time, staff acknowledged my note of friends birthdays and brought out dessert with candle and even sang happy birthday! Will definitely recommend and continue going!

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2017

I order lunch from here often and I always order the same thing (Chicken Vindaloo - spicy) and I love it. I had lunch at the physical location the other day with a friend and it was great. Its a local business lunch spot but it wasn't overly busy. Service was good. We were seated promptly and I was in and out within my hour long lunch time. No complaints.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2017

Great food and good service

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4.0Dined on February 22, 2017

High quality Indian food in a vibrant, contemporary setting. The staff is very accommodating.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2017

It is my favorite Indian restaurant in the city. The staff is friendly and have to say know me by now. The happy hour is great. It is the way I like my vegetable korma - more of a nut sauce base than tomato. Cocktails are fresh and hit the spot. They have paneer tikki. sooooooo good. And pretty true to spice level ordered.

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