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Pippali

4.6
4.6
483 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Indian, Indian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:15 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 689-1999

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Peter Beck

  • Catering

    Upon requested, menu tailor made according to customer specifications.

  • Neighborhood

    Gramercy / Flatiron

  • Cross street

    Between Lexington Avenue and Park Avenue

  • Parking details

    27th St (between Park Ave and Lexington Ave)

  • Public transit

    Subway:<br />Number 6 Train (28th Street stop). <br />N Train (28th and Broadway stop).<br />Bus:<br />Lexington Avenue and 2nd Avenue Buses.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 483 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. IW

    IvyW

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The food was delicious, the service was good except they forgot 2 things we ordered but they were brought promptly when reminded. They even put a candle on the dessert so we could sing Happy Birthday. Would definitely recommend.
  2. d

    dd05

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The best lunch in NYC. The salmon tikka is out of this world— don’t miss it. It melts in your mouth.
  3. O

    Open

    Orange County

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful experience at Pippali. The food and service were outstanding and the aromas were amazing. Looking forward to our next experience at Pippali.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best Indian food I have ever had, The food was tasty, presented well, and great portions. The cocktails were also very good. Our new goto place in NYC for Indian delights!
  5. TM

    ToshMcKeon

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pippali was FANTASTIC!! We will definitely go back! The food was excellent; the drinks were amazing and staff was so friendly!!!
  6. RM

    RobinM

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We got there early for dinner so were the only people there at first. The food was excellent and gave you a good portion. Butter chicken was delish. It was starting to fill up when we were getting ready to eat. Love when all the guest are of the ethnicity of the food. You know its authentic and good. Didn't disappoint.
  7. P

    Paul

    New York Area

    41 reviews

    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food. Thali lunch menu is excellent. Service is consistently attentive nut not intrusive. Went to meet a friend whom I hadn’t seen in 7 months and we enjoyed a long leisurely lunch.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent food and service.
  9. EM

    EenyMeenyMineyMo

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Overall an OK dining experience. We had a good meal, but would not go back. Service was very prompt although not very friendly. They were clearly busy, but how hard is it to be a bit welcoming? Food came out quickly and was perhaps a 7 out of 10. The restaurant is so loud that we had a hard time enjoying the meal.
  10. e

    eamonnm

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    fantastic food! great service! went for lunch, had a lovely time, my daughter loved the food too! highly recomended!!
  11. NY

    NYCgirl

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dry enjoyable.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The servers were very friendly.
  13. AL

    AlanL

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    The food is consistently good. We sat outside, which was fine, but service was slower and less attentive than if we were inside, (and the street noise was occasionally annoying).
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food is delicious, the people who work there are kind and attentive - love this place
  15. JM

    JaneM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service at s quiet home feeling atmosphere Will return again and again
  16. R

    Robert

    New York Area

    82 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I enjoyed my meal here. The food was tasty, portions were generous, and the service was good.
  17. d

    dd05

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is fabulous and the staff very attentive. Just about the best Indian food around.. And the prices for lunch just can't be beat.
  18. GG

    GothamGail

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    This is a great restaurant. We’ve been often and always enjoy it. Great vegetarian choice and the seafood is a pleasant and delicious surprise
  19. CJ

    ChloeJelly

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Food was delicious. Service was attentive without being too intrusive.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Stellar service, attentive and kind. Food was delicious.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently the best Indian restaurant in the greater NYC area. Without being specifically high-end (e.g. Tamarind) it delivers that quality of food, but in a lower-key - and much less expensive - framework. Indeed, as much as I like Tamarind too, the experience at Pippali is one that at times can have a slight edge; perhaps because one feels less need to eat every last thing on the table, I leave Pippali utterly happy, satisfied, but not bloated. It’s just a marvelous restauranr. Not cheap, but not overpriced either; always feel happily like I got my money’s worth and then some. Everything SO fresh, from the pappadums onwards, and clearly cooked from scratch. The best of Curry Hill. Last time I was there - this past week, I had lamb vindaloo, shrimp curry, and paneer makhani, but you cannot go wrong here.
  22. L

    Luquado

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Pippali saved Christmas. It's a long story, but suffice it to say their kindness and cheerfulness coupled with astonishingly delicious food saved the day in a series of crummy days leading up to the holiday. The tenderness of their paneer and the rich flavors of their curries (and peppery goodness of their kali mirch, with actual black peppercorns -- why do so many places miss the "black pepper" part of the curry in "black pepper chicken"?! it's not vindaloo!) made it rocket to the top of my wife & I's favorite lists. I already raved on Instagram about them being generous with my desired spice level, but my wife absolutely adored her paneer makhanwala, as well as the fact that they have three different paneer dishes nestled among a vegetarian menu with a large variety. Not that we're vegetarian, but I do love legumes and she loves her cheese. That said, if I can make a super nitpicky criticism, one that absolutely won't stop us from returning? We weren't a fan of the plating of the samosas. There was what seemed like a sweet sauce drizzled underneath them. I thought it was the tamarind sauce, but my wife thought otherwise. I'm not a huge fan of overly sweet mixed with savory and I felt even that small amount overpowered the spices of the samosa filling. But that is a nitpick, like I said. The decor is pleasant and fine. It feels kind of old-school in a way thanks to the wallpaper, but not in any way that hurts or gets in the way of the experience. We were there in early afternoon so it might be more dim/chill in the evening, but again, it was fine. We have some spots we love in Astoria depending on if we want creamier or more savory -- as you know, regional differences in Indian cuisine have a big effect on the cooking -- but something about Pippali's entrees absolutely hit every single one of our taste preferences. We will definitely be back, and I look forward to trying some more of my favorites.
  23. HP

    HommePac

    Atlanta

    63 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    The food is the real standout. Delicious! First time trying the Kashmiri Rogan Josh (lamb shanks) and it was excellent. Can’t go wrong with the Palak Paneer and Achari Bhindi and the house made chutney. When in Midtown with a craving for Indian, this is my go to restaurant.
  24. a

    am2banana

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Enjoyed lunch thali of chicken tikka masala - it’s a small portion of the main since it’s served thali style with small tiffins for rice, raita, daal, and vegetable curries. Also served with naan. Food is well spiced and restaurant was quiet with only a few other full tables for weekday lunch special.
  25. I

    Idjack

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Cauliflower appetizer was to die for. Each dish was so uniquely flavorful. I can’t believe it took me this long to try this place considering I lived half a block away for 5 years and moved to the UWS 2 years ago.
  26. JR

    JanetR

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Enjoyed all our choices--especially lamb shank rogan josh and special duck, which have never seen on another Indian restaurant menu. Portions were all generous.
  27. G

    Gryphyn

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall3food4service1ambience2
    While the food was excellent it kind of pales in comparison to the bad service. You would think it was due to a shortage of staff but no, plenty of staff on the floor, it’s their particular function that is perplexing. Repeatedly ignored by passing employees, it got very frustrating to enjoy what was left of the experience.
  28. C

    Cklp

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing. I loved the lamb biryani! Will go back again.
  29. R

    Robert

    New York Area

    82 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I enjoyed my dinner at Pippali. The menu features some dishes not usually found in Indian restaurants as well as many traditional favorites.
  30. HP

    HommePac

    Atlanta

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very impressed with Pippali. Very nice staff and incredible food. Everything was delicious. Well prepared: achari bhindi (okra), palak paneer, deg gohst ( lamb), classic tandoori chicken. All excellent choices and delicious. Sat outside on the street. Excellent Indian food.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Some of the best Indian cuisine I’ve had. On top of that, the waiters are so accommodating and friendly. Definitely going back
  32. AM

    AndrewM

    Chicago

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2021

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Usually the food is excellent, tonight must have been an off night. But it’s normally delicious! I’ll come back again soon love this place
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and great value for money!
  34. GL

    GregL

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was truly delicious and service was very friendly, helpful and accommodating. A great experience.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Indian food with large portions and attentive service
  36. f

    franksfan

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Dinner with friends. Was nice. Ate outdoors so didn’t get as good a sense of the inside ambiance.
  37. KC

    KristinC

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great authentic food. Excellent service.
  38. M

    Manhattandiner

    New York Area

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pippali never disappoints. The food is always well prepared and delicious. The staff are professional and always helpful if you need assistance selecting an item for lunch, brunch or dinner. My favorite dishes include their lamb biryani and tandoori chicken but their appetizers are sure to please.
  39. FA

    FayannA

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the service and food here. Nothing negative to report. I’ve tried most items on the menu and each time the experience was beyond. Highly recommend.
  40. F

    Francophile

    Washington DC

    74 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very friendly and thoughtful service. Fun cocktails. Tasty. Very good food. Creative use of spices. Generous portions. Standout fishers were: chili shrimp appetizer, Eggplant vegetarian entree (outstanding), Raita (best I’ve had), Punjabi goat and Lamb shank Rohan Gosh. Highly recommend. Signed, a foodie

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

FAQs

Pippali does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now, Postmates and Uber Eats. Pippali also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 689-1999.

Pippali is rated 4.6 stars by 483 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today
Google Map for Pippali

129 East 27th Street, New York, NY 10016

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between Lexington Avenue and Park Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Gramercy / Flatiron

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:15 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Indian, Indian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    27th St (between Park Ave and Lexington Ave)

  • Public transit

    Subway:Number 6 Train (28th Street stop). N Train (28th and Broadway stop).Bus:Lexington Avenue and 2nd Avenue Buses.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Peter Beck

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 689-1999

  • Catering

    Upon requested, menu tailor made according to customer specifications.

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