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Jul 3, 2007 03:16 PM

Kosher Indian?

I heard that there is a kosher Indian restaurant in NYC with a great lunch buffet for about $7. Does it really exist? Anyone know the name/location of the restaurant? Also, who is the kosher supervision?

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  1. There's a relatively new place called Tiffin Wallah on 28th just west of Lex. $6 for the buffet (plus tax) and it's quite good.
    It's the same Rabbi I believe as all the rest of the Indian places. I think it's the same owners as Chennai Garden a few blocks away, but cheaper, nicer ambiance and I think tastier

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    1. re: luvinduvin

      Huh? Tiffin Wallah is right next door to Chennai Garden, not a few blocks away. And it's under the same rabbi as Chennai Garden (Rabbi Harry Cohen), but not the same as any of the others.

      1. re: zsero

        Tiffin Wallah is on 28th and Chennai is on 27th I believe

        1. re: hindyg

          So it is, you're right. I got confused because Tiffin Wallah is 127 and Chennai Garden is 129. So it's in the same position as the shop next door, but one block up! Well, that'll save some confusion when I get around to looking for it!

          Meanwhile today I was at Madras Cafe, on 2nd Ave, and it was very good as usual. And vegan-friendly; many dishes that are usually dairy, such as chana saag and vegetable korma, are vegan here. They even have vegan lassi, which I don't recall seeing last time I was there.

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      1. They all have lunch buffets at about the same price. And their menus are all pretty much the same too. So the differences are all subjective - which one cooks its food more to your taste, which one has the nicest decor, etc. For what it's worth, my preferred one is Madras Mahal. I've tried Pongal and Chennai Garden, and don't quite like them as much, but I can't put my finger on why. I haven't tried the new one (Tiffin Wallah) yet. And I won't try the ones under Rabbi Steinberg.

        1. The best place is Madras Mahal (even my non-kosher-eating co-workers loved the food there). The supervision is by Rabbi Chaim Ben Dov Gulevsky.