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Best dosas in the city (restaurants)?

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Can anyone recommend a very good, authentic dosa restaurant in the city? I've had some very good ones in the UK thanks to my Indian friends in the know. I'm willing to try anywhere, as long as the food's good. I just don't want to be disappointed.

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  1. In order of preference: Chennai Garden, Pongol, Dosai Hut. They're all in the upper twenties near Lexington.

    1. saravannas is the definately the best

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      1. re: Lau

        Agreed. They also do some wonderful thalis.

        1. re: Woodside Al

          Is it just me or are there not really any stellar dosai in the city? I feel like I've hit a lot of places...including Dosa Hut in Flushing and Dosa Diner in Jackson Heights, not to mention the Manhattan ones.

          (FYI, for great dosa I think you need to go out to Iselin, NJ...kind of a trek!)

          Sorry to hijack thread momentarily...

          1. re: neverclose

            There is a great dosa place on Newark Ave in Jersey City, just a few blocks from the Journal Square PATH station. It's called Dosa House or something like that. You can get there from Manhattan in even less time than it takes to get to Jackson Heights. They have the best dosas I've ever had, and the cheapest- they cost about $5 including unlimited spicy lentil soup.

            If you are unwilling to leave Manhattan, I love Chennai Garden. I think their black chick pea dish might be even better than their dosa, though.