Saravanaa Bhavan

By grace.g.yang ยท July 26, 2010
Under: Cheap Eats,Indian,Murray Hill

Last Thursday, Soren and I made plans to have lunch and then spend the entire afternoon at the movie theater. I suggested Saravanaa Bhavan in Murray Hill because the movie theater was in nearby and Indian food definitely would’ve kept us full for the entire day. I’ve had dosas in the past from The Dosa Man in Washington Square Park, but a lot of my Indian friends said that the Indian chain was the best dosa in New York:


The restaurant’s dosas are the largest I’ve ever seen; some of the waiters brought out dosas that took up half of a table! Since Soren and I were sharing, we decided to order one lunch special:


And one masala dosa:


Both were very good, but my dosa stuck to the tray and the onions and potatoes were really unevenly spread through the dosa (in fact, I didn’t even know my dosa had potatoes in it until I was halfway done). Soren’s meal was very good, especially with so many different sauces to dip the rice in – Soren didn’t even know it was entirely vegetarian because it tasted so hearty. Maybe not the BEST dosa I’ve ever had, but it was very good and very filling. Their prices are around $10 per dosa, but they are very large and come with lots of different chutneys.

The restaurant fills up really quickly around lunch time, but getting a seat wasn’t too difficult because the food is served really quickly. After our lunch, we watched Toy Story 3, Despicable Me, and Twilight – my favorite was Toy Story 3 (in 3-D) – my favorite character was the hedgehog that’s always in character – Mr. Prickle Pants!

Reader Comments

I had planned to visit this restaurant because heard this was one of the best places in nyc for a dosa. I’m so bummed you didn’t like it-where would you recommend to go for a great dosa in nyc?

Written By Sarah on July 26th, 2010 @ 1:38 pm

Wish I had known about this place when I was in the city!

Written By Jessica on July 26th, 2010 @ 3:36 pm

@Sarah – it was a pretty good dosa, but I prefer the ones from the Dosa Man in Washington Square Park. A lot of my Indian friends say that this place is THE place for dosas, but I like the texture at the Dosa Man more!

Written By grace.g.yang on July 26th, 2010 @ 3:48 pm

cool i will give the dosa man a try then. Thanks so much for the rec!!

Written By sarah on July 26th, 2010 @ 7:38 pm

Add a Comment

required, use real name
required, will not be published
optional, your blog address

Previose Post: