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Substitute for Thali (sp ?)-- Indian rest.

Lizbet Jul 8, 2006 10:42 PM

I don't think I have the name exactly right, but I'm talking about the tiny vegetarian Indian place that used to be on Greenwhich (near 10th St.) in the Village. I really liked the place, which went out of business some time ago. Does anyone know if it exists somewhere else now? Does anyone know of a similar restaurant in the West (or East) Village?

Thanks very much for any suggestions.


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    Peter Cherches Jul 9, 2006 04:40 AM

    Thali was Gujarati, so the options I know of with Gujarati dishes are Dimple, Sukhadia's and the much more upscale Vatan, none in the Village. If you're looking for good South Indian veg in the East Village, then try Madras Cafe.


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    1. re: Peter Cherches
      jungirl Jul 10, 2006 02:50 PM

      vatan is a similar "thali" concept (set menu) but it's all you can eat. not buffet style. they bring you a tray of apps and you can re-order whatever you want. it's pretty economical for what it is, i think $28? all vegetarian, and everything is really yummy.

      1. re: jungirl
        Peter Cherches Jul 11, 2006 02:43 AM

        I've never been hungry enough for seconds at Vatan.

        1. re: Peter Cherches
          jungirl Jul 12, 2006 06:41 PM

          i tend to over-do on the apps and order seconds, and then poop out on the entrees cuz i'm so full

    2. enrevanche Jul 8, 2006 11:17 PM

      You do have the name right - it was indeed "Thali."

      The restaurant that took its place, Lassi, is under different ownership, I believe, but is quite good. It's a little more expensive, and offers many meat dishes (as you note, Thali was vegetarian.) Same location.

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