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Permanently Closed - Yuva

314 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups

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Located near Roosevelt Island Aerial Tram, Yuva is an Indian restaurant that serves traditional Indian food with a modern twist. It has a warm and glowy ambience, with elegant seating. Its walls are decorated with symmetrical wood carvings, which gives the place a classic look. The restaurant is popular for its tandoori specials and grill. Food served at Yuva always comes in sizzling wood platters, to give them a subtle smoky taste.

Yuva has an all-day menu that serves dinner and lunch box specials. The food items include chicken, lamb, seafood and vegetarian entrées, rice, breads, tandoori specialities, desserts and beverages. Some of its popular dishes include kadhai gosht, palak paneer and tandoori shrimp. Yuva offers a 20% discount to its first customers who print the discount coupon from their website and present it with the bill.

Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Indian, Northwest
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 11:30am-4:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30am-3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday 5:30pm-11:00pm, Saturday & Sunday 4:00pm-11:00pm
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Phone number
(212) 339-0090
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Dhandu Ram
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Private party facilities
Can book entire restaurant or number of seats needed.
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Private party contact
Kedar Shah: (212) 339-0090
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For all occasion
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Cross street
2nd & 3rd Ave
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Parking details
We offer discounted validated parking in a public lot.
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Public transit
4,5,6,N,R,W train @ 59th/Lexington
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On occasion a live sitar, tabla and guitar
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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3.9  based on all time ratings
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipShozgirl (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on October 29, 2016

Live around the corner and have been going since they opened. This was the first time however in a while and we were disappointed in the service.....the few diners also seemed to have to flag down staff even for water. The manager is around but ignores looks his way, one really has to make an effort. The food is GOOD and thats important....but i wish since its not even that busy that they could smile, pay some attention and not be grumpy.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on September 30, 2016

I went here once before and the service was way better, I believe that the time of my reservation may be more on their busy side, I did not like the fact that after being seated we were told we would need to move only to be told to stay after I made a fuss. I had to ask for water and nann, we did not get to order any drinks. They were only interested in getting us out of there to accommodate a large group. It was my aunts birthday and we did not even get to enjoy dessert . The manager came by a few times giving us items as if to appease us but his initial dealings with us were not professional. The food was great and the place was lively.

vipPeter513 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on July 31, 2016

Love yuva .. Food fresh.. Made to order.. Found it through Yelp have always enjoyed dawat .. But wanted to try something new, a fan of Agra and chola, but Yuva has heathy and lighter sauces .. Feels like a private chef is cooking to order ..

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on May 31, 2016

Good food, service too low key

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on May 5, 2016

Service was good. My friends and I like to order different entrees and share; however, 3 of us enjoy spicy and 1 does not so the server was kind enough to separate a non spicy portion of each dish so we could all still share the meal. Food was good and would definitely go again.

viprgoogin (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on April 30, 2016

Perfect as always. Yuva is a true NYC treasure.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on April 9, 2016

Excellent food, excellent service - I felt like I was visiting a family rather than eating at a restaurant.

There was one unusual happening I haven't seen before, there seemed to be two sittings of folks using the buffet. The restaurant was almost empty at 8.15pm, then completely full at 8.30, and almost empty again at 9.15. As the families filed on/out. It supported the authenticity that so many Indian people were in and out!

Great dining experience, I would definitely go back :)

vipsmile (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2016

Cannot beat the lunch buffet, excellent food and the service, can highly recommend this neighborhood gem.

vipLIly (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2016

The food is amazing and the service really great at reasonable prices. I celebrated my birthday there and had a great time.

vipStephen (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on October 1, 2015

Yuva advertises "frontier" cooking. To us, the menu looked pretty much the same as most other mainstream Indian restos. And the dishes were not unusual either. But they were very good. So this is it -- one of three good Indian restaurants on East 58th Street between 2nd and 3rd. But very well done food at very reasonable prices. Quiet and pleasant atmosphere. Can't say "don't miss" or "worth a trip". But if you are in the neighborhood, feeling like an Indian dinner -- this is a good choice.

vipBerthe (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on September 14, 2015

Restaurant was empty on Monday night and even though food was made specially for us, it was not exceptional. Will not return.

vipAtul (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on August 26, 2015

Good quiet place with great food for the taste buds. The service was nice, and unlike most restaurants, didn't feel rushed at all.

vipJGCT (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on January 31, 2015

We met friends for dinner after missing each other for almost a year. We were catching up and we had a fine dinner too. The food was very tasty. The service was attentive. The menu is quite broad and the wine list quite impressive for an Indian restaurant.

The introductory sauces on the table were lovely to try - each quite different. We ordered a chicken dish, two different lamb dishes and a goat dish. Each was distinctive and delicious.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 20, 2014

The staff did an excellent job altering dishes to meet diet requirements. An all-around excellent gastronomic experience.

vipShozgirl (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on December 11, 2014

The buffet is a value at 14 although one should be hungry. Seems you have to ask for naan, which is worth doing. It takes a while to get a glass of soda or a cup of tea, and it took them 3 days to acknowlege my open table reservation (credit the points). But the food is good, service not as great.