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Tiffin Wallah

4.2
4.2
28 Reviews
$30 and under
Indian

Tiffin is actually an old English word for a light meal, and eventually became the name for a multi-compartment metal lunch box. Tiffin Wallah, in India translates as "one who carries the box" Tiffin Wallahs originated over a century ago to bring tasty Indian food to work place and have evolved into an amazing lunch delivery system in India. We are bringing the concept to NYC. Delicious vegetarian South Indian dishes delivered fresh to your table. Currently delivering in Murray Hill area. PLEASE NOTE, NO LUNCH BUFFET RESERVATION. IF SO ALA CART ONLY.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Indian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 685-7301

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Moorthi Yellappa

  • Catering

    We have the best price in town - for $12 per person we give 2 curries of your choice, basmati rice, whole wheat bread, salad, desert, and appetizer. Delivery only no other service.

  • Neighborhood

    Murray Hill

  • Cross street

    28 Bet Lex & Park

  • Parking details

    Public lot right next door to the restaurant. Free parking on the street after 7 pm Monday to Friday, and Saturday and Sunday.

  • Public transit

    Subway # 6 station is on the corner of 28th and park very close by. So are bus stops on Madison, Lex, 3rd ave, 2nd ave.

  • Additional

    Beer, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Soups

  • Rasam$4.00

    spicy tomato lentil soup

    • Tomato Soup$4.00

      Indian spiced tomato soup

      • Mulligatawny Soup$5.00

        tomato lemon herb lentil soup

        • Garden Soup$5.00

          mixed vegetable soup

          Salads

          • Garden Salad$4.00

            lettuce, tomato, cucumber, carrots & house dressing

            • Katchumber$4.00

              chopped vegetable salad & vinegar lemon dressing

              Appetizers

              served with coconut chutney & sambar (Spicy)

              • Assorted$10.00

                batata vada, samosa, pakora & bajjia

                • Papadum$3.00

                  lentil wafers w/sweet spicy sauce

                  • W/ Masala$4.00
                • Masala Spiced Cashew Nuts$6.00

                  • Behl Puri$6.00

                    puffed rice,crispy noodles,tomato, onion w/ tamarind & cilantro

                    • Idli$6.00

                      steamed rice & lentil flour cakes

                      • In Rasam Or Sambar Bowl (Spicy)$7.00
                    • Idli Vada$6.00

                      combo of one idli & one vada

                      • In Rasam Or Sambar Bowl (Spicy)$7.00
                    • Medu Vada$6.00

                      lentil flour donuts

                      • In Rasam Or Sambar Bowl (Spicy)$7.00
                    • Dahi Vada*$7.00

                      vada in yogurt sauce

                      • Batata Vada$6.00

                        potato fritters in a sweet and spicy sauce

                        • Pakora$6.00

                          minced mixed vegetable & chickpea flour fritters

                          • Bajjia$6.00

                            assorted vegetables in chickpea batter

                            • Bonda$6.00

                              potato fritters

                              • Alu Chaat*$6.00

                                potato in a yogurt tamarind & cilantro sweet spicy sauce

                                • Chana Chaat*$6.00

                                  chickpeas in a yogurt tamarind & cilantro sweet spicy sauce

                                  • Samosa$6.00

                                    potato & green pea turnovers

                                    • Samosa Chaat*$7.50

                                      samosas in a yogurt tamarind & cilantro sweet spicy sauce

                                      • Papri Chaat*$7.50

                                        crispies topped with tamarind, sweet yogurt & date chutney

                                        Punjabi Curries

                                        served with basmati rice garnished with green pease

                                        • Alu Palak*$11.00

                                          potato & creamed spinach

                                          • Alu Matar$11.00

                                            potato, green pea & mildly spiced tomato sauce

                                            • Alu Gobi$11.00

                                              potato, cauliflower & mildly spiced tomato sauce

                                              • Alu Chana$11.00

                                                potato, chickpea & mildly spiced tomato sauce

                                                • Alu Baigan$11.00

                                                  potato, eggplant, tomato & onion

                                                  • Baigan Bartha$11.00

                                                    eggplant, tomato & onion

                                                    • Chana Saag*$11.00

                                                      spinach, chickpea & cream sauce

                                                      • Chana Masala$11.00

                                                        chickpea, onion & masala spices

                                                        • Gobi Masala$11.00

                                                          cauliflower & masala spices

                                                          • Bhindi Masala$11.00

                                                            okra, tomato, onion & masala spices

                                                            • Malai Kofta*$12.00

                                                              two vegetarian 'meatballs' in a spicy tomato cream sauce

                                                              • Navratan Korma*$12.00

                                                                mixed vegetables, nuts & cream sauce

                                                                • Kadhai Paneer Masala*$12.00

                                                                  paneer, tomato, bell pepper & masala spices

                                                                  • Matar Paneer*$12.00

                                                                    green peas, cheese & tomato cream sauce

                                                                    • Palak Paneer*$12.00

                                                                      creamed spinach & cheese

                                                                      • Chole Batura$12.00

                                                                        large puffed bread with spicy chickpeas

                                                                        Gujarati Curries

                                                                        served with basmati rice garnished with almond and cilantro

                                                                        • Undhiyu*$11.00

                                                                          potato, eggplant, yam, pegeon peas & butter sauce

                                                                          • Kala Chana*$11.00

                                                                            black chickpea, onion & tomato, coconut milk

                                                                            • Whole Mung or Yellow Dal$11.00

                                                                              mung or yellow green dal, tomato & spice

                                                                              • Sukhi Bhaji$11.00

                                                                                potato, hot pepper, onion

                                                                                • Kadi-Pakora*$11.00

                                                                                  creamy mildly spiced yogurt sauce

                                                                                  • With Pakodas$12.00
                                                                                • Dal Palak$11.00

                                                                                  Southern style lentil and spinach curry served w/ Basmati rice

                                                                                  Dosa

                                                                                  large crispy crepes served with coconut chutney & sambar (Spicy)

                                                                                  • Sada$8.00

                                                                                    crispy rice & lentil flour crepe - spice free

                                                                                    • Masala$10.00

                                                                                      sada dosa with a mildly spiced potato filling

                                                                                      • Ghee Masala*$11.00

                                                                                        sada dosa filled with masala & butter

                                                                                        • Paper$10.00

                                                                                          extra thin & crispy

                                                                                          • Paper Masala$11.00

                                                                                            paper dosa with a mildly spiced potato filling

                                                                                            • Onion Dosa$11.00

                                                                                              crispy rice & lentil flour crepe with onion

                                                                                              • Gun Powder Masala Dosa$11.00

                                                                                                crispy rice & lentil flour crepe with gun powder

                                                                                                • Paneer Masala Dosa*$12.00

                                                                                                  sada dosa filled with masala & cheese

                                                                                                  • Spinach Masala Dosa*$12.00

                                                                                                    sada dosa filled with spinach masala & cheese

                                                                                                    • Mysore Sada$10.00

                                                                                                      hot mysore spices added to the crispy rice & lentil flour crepe

                                                                                                      • Mysore Masala$11.00

                                                                                                        mysore sada dosa with masala filling

                                                                                                        • Rava$10.00

                                                                                                          semolina & rice flour crepe flecked w/cilantro

                                                                                                          • Rava Masala$11.00

                                                                                                            rava dosa filled with mildly spiced potatoes

                                                                                                            • Onion Rava$11.00

                                                                                                              semolina & rice flour crepe flecked w/cilantro & onions

                                                                                                              • Onion Rava Masala$12.00

                                                                                                                rava dosa filled with masala & onion

                                                                                                                • Mysore Rava Masala$12.00

                                                                                                                  rava dosa filled with masala & mysore spices

                                                                                                                  • Paneer Rava Masala*$12.00

                                                                                                                    rava dosa filled with masala & cheese

                                                                                                                    • Rava Masala w/Chili & GunPowder$12.00

                                                                                                                      rava dosa filled with masala & hot green & gunpowder chillies

                                                                                                                      • Coconut Rava Masala$11.00

                                                                                                                        rava dosa filled with coconut & masala & chillies

                                                                                                                        Uttapam

                                                                                                                        savory rice & lentil flour pancakes sprinkled with cilantro and various toppings served with coconut chutney & sambar (Spicy)

                                                                                                                        • Plain$8.50

                                                                                                                          • Coconut$10.00

                                                                                                                            • Paneer*$11.00

                                                                                                                              • Mushroom$10.00

                                                                                                                                • Pea & Onion$10.00

                                                                                                                                  • Onion & Hot Pepper$10.00

                                                                                                                                    • Mixed Vegetable$10.00

                                                                                                                                      onion, tomato, pea & carrot

                                                                                                                                      • Chili, Tomato & Garlic$11.00

                                                                                                                                        Thali

                                                                                                                                        items are served together on a traditional thali set

                                                                                                                                        • Tiffin Wallah$17.00

                                                                                                                                          papadum, palak paneer*, chana masala, rasam (spicy), raita*, chapati, basmati rice & kheer*

                                                                                                                                          • Gujarathi$17.00

                                                                                                                                            batata vada, kachori, undhiyu (spicy), kadi, basmati rice pulav, poori, date chutney & rasmalai*

                                                                                                                                            • South India$17.00

                                                                                                                                              idli, medu vada, masala dosa, uttapam, sambar (spicy), coconut chutney & badam halwa*

                                                                                                                                              • Sapadu$17.00

                                                                                                                                                papadum, aviyal, poriyal, kootu, korumbu (spicy), rasam (spicy), sambar (spicy), yogurt*, poori, white rice & dessert

                                                                                                                                                Rice

                                                                                                                                                served with raita*

                                                                                                                                                • Pulav$10.00

                                                                                                                                                  basmati with mixed vegetables

                                                                                                                                                  • Kashmiri Pulav*$11.00

                                                                                                                                                    basmati with fruits, nuts, saffron, rose & cream sauce

                                                                                                                                                    • Biryani$11.00

                                                                                                                                                      basmati rice with vegetables & spices

                                                                                                                                                      Bread

                                                                                                                                                      • Chapati$6.00

                                                                                                                                                        whole wheat flat breads

                                                                                                                                                        • Pulka$6.00

                                                                                                                                                          fat-free flat breads

                                                                                                                                                          • Paratha$6.00

                                                                                                                                                            layered whole wheat bread

                                                                                                                                                            • Stuffed Paratha$6.50

                                                                                                                                                              choose onion, paneer*, pea or potato stuffing

                                                                                                                                                              • Poori

                                                                                                                                                                • Fried Puffy Bread$6.00
                                                                                                                                                                • Poori & Masala$7.50

                                                                                                                                                              Accompaniments

                                                                                                                                                              • Ghee*$1.00

                                                                                                                                                                • Mango, Coconut or Date Chutney$2.00

                                                                                                                                                                  • Fresh Homemade Yogurt*$2.00

                                                                                                                                                                    • Raita*$3.00

                                                                                                                                                                      cool yogurt with cucumber, onion & mint

                                                                                                                                                                      • Sambar$4.00

                                                                                                                                                                        tangy lentil broth

                                                                                                                                                                        • Achar$2.00

                                                                                                                                                                          spicy Indian pickles

                                                                                                                                                                          • Dosa Podi$2.00

                                                                                                                                                                            ground chili in oil

                                                                                                                                                                            • Rice$3.00

                                                                                                                                                                              plain steamed basmati

                                                                                                                                                                              Desserts

                                                                                                                                                                              • Kheer*$5.00

                                                                                                                                                                                rice pudding

                                                                                                                                                                                • Gulab Jamun*$5.00

                                                                                                                                                                                  milkballs soaked in sweet syrup

                                                                                                                                                                                  • Rasmalai*$5.00

                                                                                                                                                                                    sweet cheese in saffron cardamon cream

                                                                                                                                                                                    • Ice Cream*$5.00

                                                                                                                                                                                      mango or vanilla

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Kulfi*$5.00

                                                                                                                                                                                        dense cardamom scented ice cream

                                                                                                                                                                                        • Gajar Halwa*$5.00

                                                                                                                                                                                          shredded carrots & cheese in sweet syrup

                                                                                                                                                                                          • Badam Halwa*$5.00

                                                                                                                                                                                            sweet almond paste with ghee & saffron

                                                                                                                                                                                            • Halwa a la Mode*$7.00

                                                                                                                                                                                              warm badam halwa topped with ice cream

                                                                                                                                                                                              Weekend Specials

                                                                                                                                                                                                Appetizers

                                                                                                                                                                                                served with coconut chutney & sambar (spicy)

                                                                                                                                                                                                • Rava Idli$6.50

                                                                                                                                                                                                  steamed spiced semolina cakes

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • In Rasam Or Sambar (Spicy) Bowl$7.50
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Kanjeepuram Idli$6.50

                                                                                                                                                                                                  steamed spiced rice cakes w/ginger, cumin & ghee

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • In Rasam Or Sambar (Spicy) Bowl$7.50
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Dal Vada$5.50

                                                                                                                                                                                                  fried ground lentil patties w/onion & green chili

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Gobi Manchurian$12.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                    batter fried cauliflower florets with an Asian inspired tomato glaze & cooked until dry

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Dosas

                                                                                                                                                                                                    served with coconut chutney & sambar (Spicy)

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Topi Dosa$10.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                      kids' special spice-free dosa in the shape of a cone

                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Set Dosa$10.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                        steamed rice & lentil flour crepe, soft & fluffy

                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Set Masala Dosa$11.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                          set dosa & masala spiced potatoes

                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Pesarattu with Upma$11.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                            green moong dal dosa w/onion, chili & spices

                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Pondicherry Masala Dosa$12.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                              South Indian specialty - masala dosa with dosa podi, red onion, tomato & chili

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Chili & Cheese Dosa*$12.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                our version of a quesadilla, crisp dosa spread with cheese & a dash of chili

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Spring Dosa$12.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  our version of a spring roll dosa wrapped around sauteed cabbage, carrot & bell pepper

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Jaipur Masala Dosa*$12.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    crisp dosa w/spicy cheese, onion, tomato, chili & pea filling

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Uttapam

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    served with coconut chutney & sambar (Spicy)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Adai*$12.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      mixed lentil tawa w/onion, chili, aviyal, & jagri

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Chili & Cheese Uttapam*$12.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        our pizza! - uttapam w/lots of cheese & a dash of chili

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Rice, Grains & Noodles

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Pongal (Spicy) / Vada$11.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          rice & lentils with a dash of ginger & chili

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Upma$9.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Indian polenta - cooked semolina with onion, chili, ginger & spices

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Vermicelli Upma$10.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              vermicelli noodles with onion, tomato, potato, cashews, peanuts, chili and seasoned with Indian spices

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Bisibelabath$10.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                rice, lentils, peanuts, mixed vegetables & South Indian spices served with papadam

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Aviyal*$11.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  served with basmati rice. coconut curry with mixed vegetables & cream

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Tomato Rice*$9.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    tomato flavored served with raita & papadam

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Yogurt Rice*$9.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      spiced rice & yogurt served with pickle

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Lemon Rice$9.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        lemon flavored rice served with raita & papadam

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Tamarind Rice*$9.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          tamarind & spice rice dish served with raita & papadam

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Coconut Rice*$9.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            rice flavored with coconut and served with raita & papadam

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Curried Fried Rice$10.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Our version of Chinese fried rice with onion, carrot, cabbage, bell pepper, soy sauce & spice

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Beverages

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Soda$2.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                coke, diet coke, 7-up, ginger ale - 12 oz cans

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Mineral & Sparkling Water$2.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Coffee or Tea$2.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Masala Chai*$2.25

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Indian chai spiced tea with milk

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Tiffin Coffee*$2.25

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Indian coffee with hot frothy milk

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Mango Juice$4.50

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Lassi*$4.50

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            yogurt shake choice of mango, sweet or salty

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Chaas*$4.50

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              yogurt shake with salt and spices

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Mango Milkshake*$4.50

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                mango & milk

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Beers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Taj Mahal

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 650 Ml.$8.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 1947

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 12 FL Oz.$5.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • King Fisher

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 12 Fl. Oz. (355 ml.)$5.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 650 Ml.$8.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Flying Horse

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Royal Lager Beer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 650 Ml.$8.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 2009 White by W. California White Wine

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 750 Ml.$32.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • By Glass$8.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 2009 Red by W. California Red Wine

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 750 Ml.$32.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • By Glass$8.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Main

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Luncheon Buffet

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Monday through Friday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm Various curries, rices, breads, salads & desserts prepared fresh daily

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • per person$8.95
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Luncheon Buffet Delivery

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Lunch delivery includes 2 curries, 1 rice, 2 breads, salad & dessert. Add $1 for each additional item, (raita, pickle, onion, relish, coconut, coriander or tamarind chutney, sambar)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • per person$8.95

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                What 28 people are saying

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 4Service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 3.5Ambience
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 4.4Value

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                9. T

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Tamar

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on July 16, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall2food1service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Lunch buffet is great and good value. Dinner not recommended

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                10. t

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  tubie51

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  21 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  21 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on July 1, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  This is a favorite spot for a friend and me. The food as always was wonderful. We always have the paper masala, a rice dish and appetizer. This time we had the chickpea appetizer and it will probably become a part of the standard order. We have followed Chennai Gardens to Chennai gardens by Tiffin Wallah and lived through its different incarnations/modifications in the new spot. Right now, it is quite nice. The waitstaff could be friendlier though - they are a bit stolid.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                11. MF

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  MaryaF

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on June 11, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Such delicious and authentic Indian food. Wonderful that it's all vegetarian. Everything here is so flavorful!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                12. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Las Vegas

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on June 4, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall4food5service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Great South Indian food , fresh and just the right level of spices .... Go there

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                13. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Miami

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 23, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  So this place is actually vegetarian- which is fine - we just didn't realize that when we booked it. It's pretty small and I wouldn't suggest a large group (actually there was a highly annoying group of six next to us that kept making sounds with their wineglasses as if everyone was as enthralled by the sound as they were). The service was good and fast and what a great value for the price.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                14. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on February 13, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall1food3service1ambience1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I wanted this restaurant to shine. I spent days researching the best Indian Food in NYC area and was impressed with the reviews of this place. I took my wife there for Valentine. The very first sight of the place was a bit displeasing. A small hideaway place among old buildings, the place itself looks dilapidated. I made reservation for 12:00 pm. We got there at around 11:30 and stand in the cold waiting for it to open. There were no signs to tell at what time it open, we thought the place was actually closed for good! (The website did mention opening and closing times). We recovered some confidence in the place with all the Zagat Ratings for every year from 2010 or 2011 pasted on the front wall, as well as the A grade inspection. At around 12 noon a mean looking man came and open the door, not saying a word. Inside, the place is small. The tables for 2 are on the small side. There are bigger tables for groups. The decor is badly lacking, the place not exactly clean, a regular Subway Franchise is 80 % cleaner and nicer looking than here. In perspective, Tiffin Wallah looked like a regular old restaurant in India. The staff wore white shirts which were clearly soiled (no proper dress code), and their manners were not posh either. At one point I spilled a cup tea, and did not feel welcome at all after that. We had to beg for some napkins and clean up the floor ourselves. The door man came over with a single napkin 5 mins later! The food is good and the price is fair, and I strongly feel that place needs a management makeover. Apparently the place is doing well with the locals, as Tiffin Wallah is located in a place dominated by Indians. I am Indian too, and yes I wish the place was within my walking distance, so I can stop by for a quick bite, kind of like a run to your local grocery store. But this is not the place to take your date, and certainly not the place for fine dining. If you hate cooking, single and passing by on your way home, stop by, otherwise avoid.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                15. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on December 17, 2015

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  My husband and I went to Tiffin Wallah with our two adult children for a family night out. The service was excellent and attentive. We shared all our dishes and really enjoyed dinner. We drank Taj Mahal beer, ordered 3 appetizers, 4 dinners, 2 coffees and the bill was just over $100. All in all it was a great experience.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                16. t

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  travelconstantly

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  New England

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  12 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  12 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on November 22, 2015

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Selected this restaurant looking for South Indian vegetarian food and it didn't disappoint. Lots of folks eating even on a Monday night, so clearly discovered, and most eating masala dosa. We ate a selection of items - tasty, nice variety and flavorful. The restaurant is low key and the prices reasonable. Will definitely go back.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                17. JM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  JMM1980

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Denver

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  52 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  52 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on October 16, 2015

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall4food5service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  My favorite Indian place in the city. I'll be back for sure.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                18. SM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ScrappyMc

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Detroit

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on October 16, 2015

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall3food3service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I was excited when I first got to Tiffin Wallah and saw the menu because it included an interesting and broad range of vegetarian-only options. But my enthusiasm dimmed when the food came. While the food at Tiffin Wallah was not bad, there was nothing really exciting about the experience at all. The three of us in our party ordered three different dishes and shared them among ourselves, so I was able to try a Dosa, a Biriani and a Curry. Certainly nothing that we ordered was bad, but it was just a bit boring and middle of the road. Given that Tiffin Wallah is right in the heart of Little India, I was expecting interesting and exciting flavors like I had tasted when I visited India, but unfortunately the food tasted like any other okay Indian restaurant in America. Maybe it's because I've had some great meals in that area (like Pippali, a block away - it's superb!), but I came away from my visit at Tiffin Wallah not feeling overly impressed.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                19. T

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Tapdancer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on October 5, 2015

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The food was delicious and plentiful. The decor lovely and low key. Will definitely go again. (Also very reasonable prices.)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                20. H

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Hensal

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on September 19, 2015

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall2food3service4ambience2

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  With name of " Chennai Garden", thought of better ambience, food & cost effective..Too expensive, sambar was too watery, chutney ok...Idli & Wadia soaked in sambar were not hot..Pongal was horrible... I would recommend " Pongal" or " Sarvana Bhavan" instead..

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                21. K

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Kumar

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Jacksonville

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on July 26, 2015

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  We liked the food quality and would be back if get a chance. The service was also good.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                22. NY

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  NYClovingfoodie

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on June 19, 2015

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  This place is small and simple, but the food packs a punch! They have everything, from south indian dosas, to north indian curries, and yummy snack food. And they have a bar too! I had a the cholay puri and it was just delicious! The cholay had so much flavor and were not too oily, and just tasted like home-made food. My friend had bhindi and chapati, and the chapatis were amazing - fresh off the tava, just like mom would make them. We went on a Friday night around 9pm, and it was very quiet...just a few diners. Nice spot if you are looking for a quick meal that is truly good food! Way better than those over-priced fancy indian places if all you want is GOOD FOOD!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                23. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on June 18, 2015

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I've been looking for both a great Indian place and a great vegetarian place in my price range since I came to New York, which was why I was so happy to stumble upon Tiffin Wallah. This is definitely on of my new favorites. The staff was amazingly helpful - my friend and I were having trouble figuring out what to order, so two staff people came by to explain the menu and tell us their recommendations. Once we ordered, we got our food in a hurry. The food was great, and the portions were the right size. I was full at the end, but not uncomfortably so. We had the onion dosa and the kala chana curry. It was a fine dosa, but the curry was so fantastic that we didn't properly appreciate it. The only thing that wasn't amazing was the desserts. We got the rice pudding and the rasmalai. Both were okay, but they were nothing special, and they were tiny. That was the only reason I didn't give the food five stars. Overall, I thought this was a great place, and I'll definitely be coming back.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                24. i

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  indianitalianthiamexican

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on June 3, 2015

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I love eating at South Indian restaurants because I know most of their dishes are vegetarian so it's nice to just see a whole menu of options and not just skip right over the various chicken or whatever dishes to the one vegetarian option

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                25. K

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Kels

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on March 6, 2015

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  This was my second time at Tiffin Wallah and my second super tasty, delightful experience. They have a mix of North and South Indian foods (Punjabi and Gujarati curries alongside dosas and uppatham). We ordered a couple chaats to start (channa and papri). They were both good, but the papri chaat was a bigger hit. Then we moved onto dosas (masala and gunpowder) and choke bhature. All three were stupendous. We finished off with some rasmalai, halwa a la mode, chai and coffee. Everyone was happy, sated and stuffed to the gills. A truly delicious evening.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                26. SD

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  SoftwareDude

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  New England

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on January 5, 2015

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  First visit to Tiffin Wallah was outstanding in every respect. Delicious food; peaceful atmosphere; friendly, courteous, helpful staff. Pakoras were light and flavorful. First time having a dosa, and it was crazy good. All other sides and condiments were perfect. Definitely will be headed back next time in Manhattan, thank you Tiffin Wallah!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                27. M

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Mathefiru

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on November 21, 2014

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Tiffin wallah never disappoints! I went there most recently with a group of four people. We had several chaats, dosas, and a Punjabi curry of sorts. Food is on point and I love that I can drink chai or kingfisher with my meal :-P. Overall food and experience is pretty authentic. Papri chaat was spiced appropriately and my dosa was good and had a generous and tasty portion of masala potatoes. My only complaint is that their sambar isn't quite as good as the sambar at madras saravanaa bhavan. But it still gets the job done!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                28. D

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Doni

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on November 17, 2014

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  This place is fantastic! The service was awesome, and the food was excellent. The portions were perfectly sized and DELISH!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                FAQs

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Tiffin Wallah offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 685-7301.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Tiffin Wallah is rated 4.2 stars by 28 OpenTable diners.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Additional information

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Cross street

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  28 Bet Lex & Park

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Murray Hill

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Indian

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Dining style

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Casual Elegant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Dress code

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Casual Dress

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Parking details

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Public lot right next door to the restaurant. Free parking on the street after 7 pm Monday to Friday, and Saturday and Sunday.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Public transit

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Subway # 6 station is on the corner of 28th and park very close by. So are bus stops on Madison, Lex, 3rd ave, 2nd ave.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Payment options

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Executive chef

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Moorthi Yellappa

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Additional

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Beer, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Phone number

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  (212) 685-7301

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Catering

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  We have the best price in town - for $12 per person we give 2 curries of your choice, basmati rice, whole wheat bread, salad, desert, and appetizer. Delivery only no other service.

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