Pippali

4.4
392 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.

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Sun 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Mon 5:00PM - 6:30PM
Tue - Sat 5:00PM - 5:45PM

What 392 People Are Saying
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b
New York Area
96 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The jackfruit biryani was the best biryani I've ever had.

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N
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Daniel was a wonderful server—allowed us to stay longer than allowed. Very sweet and the food was delicious!

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FF
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good Indian restaurant, tasty, not so spicy
Really a good choice

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

Service was awful. Will not go back.

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s
London
6 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Really nice authentic Indian food, portion sizes were very generous and the butter chicken in particular was really tasty. Will be back.

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N
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything delicious, with varied tastes, from the potato patties app (a bit spicy) to the mushrooms app to the delicious chicken, spinach and cheese, and eggplant dishes. Plentiful portions with rice; and a very tasty Pinot Gris. All four of us thoroughly enjoyed it. This was our second time and we will be back.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Indian food and outstanding service!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Wedding anniversary

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T
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dined here a few times already and have never been disappointed.

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J
New York Area
376 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Variety of interestng menu choices, well prepared. One of the better choices in Curry Hill neighborhood.

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JR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food & service were quite good. A very nice place to dine & have a satisfying Indian meal.

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OR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

I have been a few times but this visit won't make me go back. The paneer makhni was overwhelmingly sweet with no variance in flavour or texture at all. Lamb seekh kabab was passable but it was very red as if there was a tandoori paste mixed into the meat. Expensive for what we got.

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B
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Pippali is the best Indian food I have had in NYC!

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B
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

This was my second time Not as good as the first one. Surly waitress- don’t sit in the back right corner. The male servers are lovely. This woman is not service oriented.
The decor is good enough. It’s all about the food, right ??
Crab cakes probably were not a good choice but I thought they’d be prepared differently. Not my top ten.
The garlic naan bread is ten stars!!!!
Stay tuned. I’ll give it one more try.

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KC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. Excellent service.

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A
New York Area
109 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First time there, although it's right in my neighborhood. I was impressed with the appearance of the restaurant, the service and the food was delicious. Will definitely go back.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The weekend thali is limited and insufficient for its price. The naan, however, is unlimited. That doesn't help if I have nothing to eat it with.

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CG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing. Every dish we tried exceeded our expectations. We’ve been several times and we keep coming back. Cocktails were creative and tasty.

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r
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

The place was overcrowded with tables at a very close distance to each other. We made a reservation and yet we’re seated right next to the kitchen where the waiters were bringing out the food onto our faces each time. The waitress we had, has such bad attitude. We ordered for jack fruit biryani and clearly it was meat because we could see a bone in it and when we asked our waitress even looking at it she just said it was jack fruit. As person who has eaten it in past I know that jack fruit cannot become as hard as plastic even in cooking . It was clearly meat and that’s the worst thing one can do to a religious vegetarian.

Overall experience was not so pleasant. The started were really tasty and so were the parathas but the biryani ticked it off. They replaced our biryani when we asked another waiter for it and he took it inside to check if it was jack fruit or not and then just replaced ours with just vegetables .

This was not what we were looking forward to from a Michelin star restaurant.

Went in with high hopes but would not recommend going there again. We could have got better value for money was our final feeling about the place .

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KA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Was overcrowded and didn't seem to have control of reservations.

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JH
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

An absolutely AWFUL experience; I have no clue what other reviewers saw in this place. First we got put in lousy location, despite asking for a different table.

The we ordered 2 appetizers that we couldn't eat - the stuffed peppers tasted like soap water, and a chicken appetizer came out cold and uncooked!

Then the waiter said he would take it off the bill, but of course, he didn't

I have told all my friends to STAY AWAY from this place, and we did put in a negative review on YELP.

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D
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The restaurant is cute, nice service and the food was quite tasty! Nice place to stumble into on a really cold night.

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NS
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Their service is not the great but overall food was good.

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KL
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

My go to Indian in the neighborhood, i work nearby.
Its always good
I started having lunch here and recently added dinner...

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BT
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall it was very good. The food was very tasty and it can be shared family style. Service is attentive. I went on a Friday at around 8p and it was packed. Even though it was packed, our food came on time.
Happy vibrant place.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good authentic indian fare

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K
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

This use to be one of my favorite Indian restaurants in the city. Sad to see it go downhill. At this point I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

Too saucy. Everything in super sweet sauce.

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HA
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

We’ve eaten there a few times and have enjoyed the food but it was a disappointing experience. We were rushed through the meal beginning with the appetizer. We finally decided to just leave. It was also much noisier and we could barely hear each other across the table. I ordered a tandoori chicken dish and it tasted as though it had been drenched in ghee. Not what I had expected. We won’t go back.

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b
New York Area
96 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The best biryani.... And the only place that I've seen breadfruit biryani. The samosas are also good. The pickled mushrooms are not pickled I'm not very interesting but overall an excellent meal in a very pleasant place.

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F
New York Area
87 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Good for native Indians.

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K
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

Not what it use to be.

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JG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fresh and outstanding in its flavors. The service was friendly and attentive.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was really amazing. Quality ingredients were used. We did go there for dinner, so we were not able to try the thali. The food could have been a bit more flavorful; maybe more salt would have brought out some more flavor. Great bib-gormand restaurant, but it wasn’t food that pushed the boundaries.

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J
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had tickets to a show across the street and owing to traffic, ran quite late. The staff accommodated our late arrival and go us out in just over an hour, in time for the show. We appreciated the special service. The food was great and despite the quick in and out, we did not feel rushed. Will definitely be back when in the neighborhood.

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GD
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Food was mediocre at best, and service was "on demand only": only time we saw a waiter is when we hailed one.

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F
New England
11 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Everything was lovely, the butter chicken was our favorite. Recommend doing family style so you get to try everything

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a
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious ! So glad I ordered plenty for left overs so I could enjoy the meal again the next day !

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MM
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 1

Perfect restaurant to have a late lunch on a prematurely snowy night in November. Great food and warm environment.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good — food was phenomenal and I took my mother who also enjoyed it. However, we showed up a few minutes early before 5PM and were turned away because the staff was and I quote, “still sleeping”. I’d recommend they consider an earlier alarm, was a bit odd walking into a restaurant where the staff was asleep.

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