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Vatan Indian Restaurant

4.2
676 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Indian
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion

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Vatan Indian Restaurant, in New York, New York, specializes in traditional Indian cuisine. The restaurant is open for dinner and can seat parties of up to 140 people. The restaurant gives an atmosphere of a typical Indian courtyard with the great food to enjoy while experiencing it. Options are available for those who adhere to vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and nut-free diets. You can also enjoy an Indian drink as well as alcoholic beverages while you dine at Vatan Indian Restaurant.

Vatan Indian Restaurant offers an all-you-can-eat option, or a la carte entr�es and sides. Some of the most ordered entr�es are the chole, chickpeas with garam masala, and toor dal, which is lentils with fragrant Indian spices.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Indian, Vegetarian / Vegan
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Hours of operation
Dinner Only:
Monday 5:30 – 9:30 pm
Tuesday 5:30 – 9:30 pm
Wednesday 5:30 – 9:30 pm
Thursday 5:30 – 9:30 pm
Friday 5:00 – 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 – 10:pm
Sunday 5:30 – 9:30 pm
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Phone number
(212) 689-5666
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
29th Street and Third Avenue
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Parking details
Street parking available as well as local parking lots.
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Public transit
6 train to 28th Street.
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
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4.2  based on all time ratings
4.2
food
4.2
service
4.2
ambience
4.0
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipTatyana (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on April 25, 2016

A very interesting restaurant serving South Indian traditional vegetarian food. The décor is beautiful - all walls are hand-painted. The menu is pre-fix and all you can it.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on April 17, 2016

My favorite Indian restaurant in the world! Felt like eating at home.

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Chet (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on April 17, 2016

Plentiful delicious food with attentive service. Like eating at someone's home. Food is authentic and staff are very friendly and let you take your time. I liked how they balanced being there when we needed without being overbearing.

Some more ambiance in the way of music would be nice. There was some playing on the level below us. Otherwise it gets rather noisy which spoils the enjoyment of the restaurant.

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AnneS (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on April 16, 2016

I was looking for a vegetarian restaurant with vegan options and Vatan came up with vveryygooviews. I thought the food was very good and the service was very good. The waitress explained what we were eating (prix fix) and it was quite filling. I might have liked more variety and choice in the menu but we all really enjoyed the meal. Ambiance was unique for NYC.

Although dark inside, it was quiet enough for conversation and I think we all enjoyed the restaurant. ( I can't seem to change the remarks above - should say very good reviews...

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on April 10, 2016

Everything was described to us well so that we knew what we were going to eat. Second time to this restaurant and we will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on April 9, 2016

Great food!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on April 2, 2016

Wonderful food and ambiance, except that the waitstaff rushed us out. For the price I would rather not feel like I am being pushed out the door after an hour and a half. I remember having leisurely dinners here with dear friends. Maybe because it was a 5:30 reservation on a Saturday night they were eager to seat the next set of diners. I would no longer invite out of town guests that I want to catch up with to this venue.

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OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined on March 26, 2016

We were visiting NYC and Vatan was suggested by our friend. Not a big fan of eat as much as you like (buffet) places, but Vatan is unlike those! It's more a refill and that too with authentic Gujarati cuisine. Much recommended...

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vipltfoodie (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on March 24, 2016

Everything was delicious, we were so full but loved all the variety!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on March 19, 2016

the ambience was very good. the server was good too but I was totally shocked when after 35 minutes, still not even started dessert , the owner walks around and says that if you can eat soon and leave since people are waiting!!!!! this was the first time in 20 yrs I have experienced.
Cant imagine after charging 32$ per person , the owner can talk like this. So obnoxious!!
this reason is enough for me to never go back.
also, due to the high volume, it takes forever for the server to bring refills which is understandable, but this was least expected from the owner

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wwrr (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on March 18, 2016

all vegan. delicious. plenty of food. just sit down and they bring it all. no thinking involved. reasonable price.

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MSKD (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on March 17, 2016

It was an okay experience overall. At the end our server asked us to leave while my guest and I were still talking because there was a reservation. It was a Monday evening around 7pm and not terribly busy. It was off putting - unlikely to return for that reason.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on March 15, 2016

Good authentic Gujarati food. Value for money.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on March 4, 2016

You may waddle out of Vatan--the price fixed veg dinner offers so much food. But it is all good. The samosas are crispy and light. A great assortment of both appetizers and mains and all the food is properly seasoned. The ask how hot you want your mains. The hot is pleasantly hot--not too much. It may be a little pricey for veg Indian but definitely worth it.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 26, 2016

Excellent food and service - we have been coming here for 10+ years

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Arl29 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 26, 2016

Great food and awesome staff!!!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 20, 2016

Great ambience and food, very professional, decent amount of variety, etc.

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OpenTable Diner (Memphis)
3.0  Dined on February 19, 2016

Food is good but with a prix fixe menu year round, I truly question the freshness of prepared food. Not stating they reuse excess food the following day but it did feel like that. For the price, freshness is the only concern. Otherwise I would recommend this place

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2016

The food is spectacular! You get so much food, unlimited, for a fixed price, so make sure to go hungry! You get the authentic Indian feel here with the ambiance, food style, interior design, everything. Such a beautiful place to go as well, with a significant other, friends, or family!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2016

The dishes were delicious and exquisite coming from their style of cooking. Different ranges of heat and spices. The service was very friendly and the decor very good. Great idea for a date night or just trying something new. Definitely recommend to all.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2016

Best and most authentic Indian Food I have had in a long time. Great service, great atmosphere, great staff. The servers were enthusiastic to explain anything about any of the meals that we might not understand.

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Debras (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 13, 2016

Vatan is a good social dining experience, however the quality of the food is mixed. Most dishes came out of the kitchen cool rather than hot and there was little nuance in the spice level. We went early on a Saturday night and the place was busy but not crazy, so no excuse of an over-loaded kitchen. I had expected a better dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on February 6, 2016

Pricey for the dishes that are offered. Mango ice cream for dessert???? I'm sure they can offer better dessert items. It's good for one time experience.

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vipDangerLove (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 30, 2016

Amazing authentic Gujarati food in a great setting

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RNL14 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 11, 2016

I have been to Vatan NYC several times and each time it surpasses my expectations in both the quality and taste of the food as well as the service.

Generous portions (you can repeat whatever you like as often as you'd like), cool ambiance (like being in an Indian courtyard) and with a staff who is eager to make certain your experience the best possible.

If you like Indian then definitely visit this delightful place. You will not be disappointed!

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vipGerald (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 9, 2016

Very warm and friendly staff support a really talented kitchen that creates a huge variety of innovative vegetarian options. People come from all over to eat here, and the great reputation of the restaurant is justly deserved. No capitulation to ersatz American tastes, this is the real thing.

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Bhola (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined on January 1, 2016

The server didn't even bother to ask us for any drinks to begin with. She then said the appetizers would be out shortly and it took over 20 mins for her to bring them out. All the items on the menu were just ordinary - nothing was spectacular or extra ordinary. The mango pulp was definitely from a can -- you could taste the preservatives. For the amount they charge per person, neither the food nor the service was good. It was just OK. I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone. It's just hyped up.

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Chet (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 1, 2016

It is very rare to find Gujarati restaurants serving authentic food. This is one of them and if you enjoy this type of food you must try it. If you haven't tried this kind of food and enjoy Indian food you must also try it.

Try to get a table where you have to take your shoes off and sit cross-legged. It adds to the authenticity of the experience. Bring an appetite too!

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swede (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on January 1, 2016

We used to got to Vatan quite frequently until about 5 years and so we wanted to check it out again. It was a disappointment. The food was rather bland, there was much less variation in their dishes and spicy was no spicy anymore. The decor has also changed from "tacky-nice" in the past to right out cheezy (it is more like the Disneyland of Indian vegetarian). We won't go back

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2015

It was not only a wonderful food. It was an amazing experience of all the senses: taste (perfection, in my humble opinion), sight (beautifully and lovingly decorated with expanse of breathy open space making Vatan feel like an amazingly looking spacious oasis compare to the cramped restaurants of New York city), sound (it is quiet, with enough white noise to be able to have a normal conversation with my companion, but without having to shout or lean across the table to be able to hear each other).
Last but not least, an amazing service. Minna was as beautiful and gracious, as she was helpful and informative.
I will be coming back again and again hopefully for many years to come.

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