Pippali

4.8
441 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary Indian
Pippali offers a pleasing study on the myriad regional cuisines of India with an array of sensational curries, seafood dishes, and so much more.
A muted color scheme in the sleek dining room provides an ideal backdrop for the kitchen's rout of boldly seasoned dishes.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 441 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.4
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vipPaulG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience2

This is my new favorite Indian restaurant. The food is fabulous and the service attentive, but not intrusive. My only issue on my last experience was that has a band playing which ruined the atmosphere and it was hard to hear each other over the music. I would check next time I go as it was the first time I have experienced that. Otherwise, it's brilliant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, amazing staff, and the food was outstanding.

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Elcarr
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I can't really say...we made the rez, but when we got there the place was closed. We went next door to Bhatti and had a delicious lunch special!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Restaurant was closed even though we had a confirmation and kept receiving reminders and notifications. How about updating your hours or making a courtesy call so we change our reservation??!!

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vipDiamantis
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food / felt very safe as they were taking precautions during Covid. Ordered Butter Chicken and Chicken Vindaloo.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Incredible food and balanced cocktails

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

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vipKendraC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a party of seven and all agreed that our meal at Pippali was excellent, from the cocktails to the food. We were treated to super attentive and kind service and the heat outside was well distributed so that we all managed to eat without being distracted by the cold. The outside setting is also nicely decorated, adding to a lovely ambience. The food was some of the best I have had in the area - the biryani particularly was a hit with everyone. We’ll be back - this has become a family favorite.

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Went to Pippali to celebrate my friend’s birthday. Overall it was a good dinner - the food were scrumptious and the service was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I mean absolutely amazing. Best samosas I ever had outside Girl Scout cookies. Food was amazing, service was perfect, I highly recommend getting the desert with the rose syrup.
10/10

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and some of the best Indian food in all of downtown. Wish they had better social engagement since their food is so good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Place was closed, even though the reservation was confirmed. Bad customer experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aside from the amazing food our waiter Khalid was great. He made our anniversary feel special.

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vipTizzy
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Overall good experience. However the restaurant that took a reservation at 12pm (opening time) wasn’t set up and ready to take guests for 15 mins. So we just had to hang around for that amount of time until they set up. After that the experience was good as staff was friendly and food was very good.

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vipManhattandiner
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a winner, the food is delicious and the service is always friendly. They have carefully met all the requirements to make customers dining outdoors comfortable and safe during COVID-19. We started out with a chaat, then had tandoori chicken, biryanis, jaipuri kofta and naan. Highly recommend Pippali.

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vipAlnoorM
Ottawa
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Food takes a little longer to come out but that’s how I know it’s fresh. Enjoy the ambience while you wait. You won’t regret it!

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vipDelicious
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great meal!

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vipAlnoorM
Ottawa
7 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and even better service. Friendly and accomodating. Beautiful outdoor seating.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite place!

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PatriceM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting NYC and found Pippali online. They were delightful! I have gluten and dairy issues. So dining out can be a struggle. The waiter carefully explained the menu and which dishes would meet my needs. The food was fantastic and the servers were very kind! Best part was I had no stomach ache after. I most definitely will go back when I’m in the city again.

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ccvfw
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Food was just ok. Nothing special or memorable. We went specifically for Thali and the quality was disappointing especially the paneer... it just wasn’t fresh. The worst part was the food was delivered within 5 minutes of ordering . We had ordered mango lassi’s and just wanted to chat and relax but everything was rushed and there were empty tables so there was no real reason for the frenetic pace. We won’t go back.

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vipDolceV
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for our special birthday gesture😌.

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vipOwenB
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Great food and service as always but the music was way too loud and also inappropriate. Playing techno dance music at 6pm in a relaxed restaurant is quite off putting and kinda spoiled the evening. Try and make it more subdued and it’ll be perfect.

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vipAnthonyG
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great service and delicious food and delicious drinks too

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vipBford
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice North Indian food, well prepared and presented. The food is not at all spicy--so if that is what you like, Pippali is for you.

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vipNycBrit
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very enjoyable dinner for two, I'd go again. The green chili chicken appetizer was delicious. The breads were excellent. The Chettinad Duck entree was good but the fat was too chewy, could have been better.

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rseat
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Typically I've been going to Pipalli for years for the deliciousTali they serve at lunch. Dinner much to my delight was equally terrific with a wonderful selection of vegetarian dishes.

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auntkate
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

A bit crowded, with several large parties when we were there. That might be the season. Service a little too quick, but the food was good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sydney
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best Indian food in the neighborhood. Great service

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GabbieM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious authentic Punjabi food. The staff is very attentive and kind. Will definitely be returning.

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vipKenF
Hawaii
14 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Very tasty food
Restaurant somewhat chilly

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SarahR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Very authentic indian cuisine! Perfect for the winter weather.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Food was not really authentic, portions to few, thus prices not adequate

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Nat05
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Sunday thali special was great! Food was flavorful, Lamb was excellent and very tender, nice presentation also. We had a good time! Will return for sure!

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vipbt10011
New York Area
123 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a place that I really enjoy eating because it is nice and pleasantly quiet with excellent food. I would definitely recommend eating here if you're in the area.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great spot. Just wish we were seated separate from other guests when the place was otherwise empty. But. Honestly, no big deal. It was a great place. Will definitely go back.

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vipEdNo
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Pippali was good, but nothing stood out as great. Given the high reviews I expected more flavor, more depth but really just felt like a somewhat average Indian restaurant. It was clean and bright. No complaints, just nothing memorable either.

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vipTriplamamma
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

The waiter was rude and openly disrespectful and they added 20% service charge to the bill for four people or up but they don’t say that anywhere. And they wouldn’t change it.

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vipnarito
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the best Indian restaurants in nyc.

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JohnJ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Indian food. good portions, adequately priced. Authentic and delicious.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Pippali using the Order Online button. Pippali also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Pippali also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 689-1999.

Pippali is rated 4.8 stars by 441 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.