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Devi, Tabla, Or?????

I want to try one of the upscale Indian restaurants on my upcoming trip to NYC. Which is above the rest? :) (fyi if it helps: Indian food is my absolute favorite and I've also been to India)

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  1. Tabla is closed.

    I haven't tried Devi yet but loved Junoon. It's considered among the best in NYC for upscale Indian food.

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    Junoon
    27 W 24th St, New York, NY 10010

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    1. re: Riverman500

      I had been looking for something similar (although had previously been to Devi and Tamarind) and ended up having a great meal at Junoon. Ambiance was very different from Devi (more formal but not overly so) but food was great.

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      Junoon
      27 W 24th St, New York, NY 10010

      1. re: lucyj

        So you would recommend Junoon over Devi for sure? I don't care about the ambiance as much as the food.

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        Junoon
        27 W 24th St, New York, NY 10010

        1. re: junglekitte

          It has been too long since I was at Devi to directly compare, especially since there has been some changes.

      2. re: Riverman500

        Oh I had no idea! Too bad. What is chef Cardoz up to now?

        1. re: junglekitte

          Cardoz will be opening North End Grill in Battery Park City later this year.

          http://www.thefeast.com/newyork/resta...

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          North End Grill
          104 North End Ave, New York, NY 10282

      3. Won't have much luck with Tabla. Unless you like Peruvian food.

        Devi, Tulsi, Junoon... all good options.

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        Devi
        8 East 18th Street, New York, NY 10003

        Tulsi
        211 E 46th St, New York, NY 10017

        Junoon
        27 W 24th St, New York, NY 10010

        1. Tulsi.

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          Tulsi
          211 E 46th St, New York, NY 10017

          1. I went to Devi back when it still had a Michelin star. I think Junoon is better. Can't say about the other ones, but Tulsi has a lot of good reviews on here.

            My review of Junoon will probably give you a good idea of what a meal there is like:
            http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/813122

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            Devi
            8 East 18th Street, New York, NY 10003

            Tulsi
            211 E 46th St, New York, NY 10017

            Junoon
            27 W 24th St, New York, NY 10010

            1. Tamarind. You may also want to try less upscale restaurants as well. For example, I love the dal makhani at Bukhara Grill, the lamb vindaloo and the fish malabari at Bombay Palace.

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              Tamarind
              41 E 22nd St, New York, NY 10010

              Bukhara Grill
              217 E 49th St, New York, NY 10017

              Bombay Palace
              30 West 52nd Street, New York, NY 10019