Ayurveda on Amsterdam
- Alan Divack
I walked by this place near 95 and Amsterdam the other
day. It offers a set Indian vegetarian meal each day
-- I don't remember the price, but it seemed very
reasonable. It seems sort of like Thali on Greenwich
in the village.
Has anyone been there? If so, please report back!
I have been there and I liked it a good deal. Each day
they have a set meal, consisting of several different
dishes that each person receives in small metal
containers. When I was there there was a spinach dish,
excellent lentil dahl, rice, and another wonderful
vegetable dish. The food was quite flavorful, and not
overly oily, although I was sorry to see the nan (which
comes with the prix fixe meal) was dabbed in ghee.
This last fact struck me as doubly annoying since the
restaurant goes out of its way to boast about its
"healthful" cuisine [a truly healthful Indian
restaurant, like the sadly departed Indian Delhi (which
was reviewed on TVFN, raised their prices, and
vanished) at 79th and Columbus, avoids ghee and coconut
oil for less lethal fat like canola oil, to the horror,
I am sure, of Indian food purists].. The service was
very courteous and efficient, and a nice feature is
that you can have additional servings of whatever you
like. For dessert they served delicious pistachio
balls, and I couldn't resist having a second. The
price for the complete dinner is $9.95, not including
beverage, and it really is lovely to sit down and have
absoutely no decisions to make for a change. Overall I
definitely recommend a visit to this promising new
comer. I hope they can keep it up.