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  • Indian, Bistro
  • 745 9th Ave, New York NY10019 40.763888 -73.989093
  • (Btwn 50th & 51st St)
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  • (646) 963-9220
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User Ratings (Based on 96 reviews)

Food 4.3 Value 4.2
Service 4.3 Atmosphere 4.1

Other Restaurant Info

(646) 963-9220
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Order From Basera for delivery & takeout
Delivery Take Out Catering Visa, MC, AmEx, Disc
Mon-Fri: 11:30am-3pm Sat-Sun: 1:15pm-4pm Dinner Mon-Fri: 5pm-10:30pm Sat-Sun: 4pm-10:30pm
Dinner, Lunch
Accepts Credit Cards, Buffet, Catering, Delivery, Free Delivery, Good for Groups, Lunch Special, Online Ordering, Online Reservations, Open 7 Days, Private Parties, Take Out, Wheelchair Accessible
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User Reviews

  • Basera

    Posted by Maria on 05/20/2015


    Came here for a pre-theater meal. The pre-fixe is expensive. The entrees are priced well, but should at least come with naan, which it doesn't. Who ever heard of an Indian restaurant that does not give you naan with the meal? The food was good, although the chicken was a little tight.

  • Basera

    Posted by Anonymous on 04/12/2014

    Legitimately the best Indian food ever

    Basera is delightful. It's clean, the staff friendly, the Bhangra loop of videos really entertaining and the food totally delish. I've stopped going anywhere else because it just doesn't measure up.(With family there, you know that's legit.) Not sure if these negative reviewers ended up at the wrong spot, but the food is always flavorful and cooked as you wish. High quality ingredients (white meat chicken, fresh veggies, etc) and they're always willing to accommodate special diets or concerns. I'm allergic to gluten and dairy and they always make a point to review the order and ensure it's safe-- or modify it accordingly. Oh! And it's always clean, which earns major kudos in my book. We've gotten there a bit before opening a few times and they're always mopping or something. Two thumbs up for Basera. If I had more thumbs I'd put those up too.

  • Basera

    Posted by Food Man on 05/25/2013

    Great Food

    Very Tasty Indian food. Large portions and a very good prix-fix. The service is lacking.

  • Basera

    Posted by Rob K on 06/02/2012

    Second review: getting better and better

    We have been coming to this restaurant for two years, about once a month. It is walking distance from our apartment. Food is always fresh tasting, spiced as we like it, and delicious. My wife is now vegan and the manager, makes sure the food is prepared properly for her diet. The breads are outstanding. I am puzzled by the two reviews that mentioned the servers "push alcohol". We are always asked if we would like to see the wine menu and sometimes we do and sometimes we do not drink. Never an issue. BTW: The wine served is reasonably priced and a generous portion. The service is always personal, friendly, and helpful. Very professional. We highly recommend a visit to Basara. It is the best Indian restaurant on the UWS.

  • Basera

    Posted by Monkey on 05/12/2012

    Good food, expected service in an Indian restaurant

    Service=not so great, but much better than I have received in other Indian Restaurants. They do tend to push alcohol on you and you can see in their faces and reactions when you don't order any. Food however (which is what it really comes down to), was the best vindaloo that I have had in sometime. My old Indian spot closed and I have since been trying to find a decent place ever since. This may be a keeper. The lamb vindaloo was not as hot as I had expected or would have liked, but luckily is was not a greasy mess which Ive come across in so many other restaurants. The flavor was delicious, the lamb moist and fell apart. I also ordered a goat curry of the special menu which was also tasty (and spicier than the vindaloo), only thing is that I wish it had not been on the bone. I feel like I lost so much of my buck for this when you get the same sized bowl and more than half of it is bone. Aside from my negatives, the taste was what got me. I plan on returning.

  • Basera

    Posted by Stavros on 11/14/2011

    Okay, I guess

    After theater dinner on a Sunday evening w/ friends. Staff efficient (water glasses filled, etc.) but not very friendly. Food was average to slightly above. Seemed fairly priced (the price fixed "package" is not particularly cost effective - more flexibility and no real added expense by ordering from the menu). I guess the biggest negative -the space is very dreary, almost sad. The lighting, the colors - whatever it is, more like having dinner at an elderly Aunt's apartment that has not been fixed up since the 60s.

  • Basera

    Posted by A.F., Boston on 08/10/2011

    Not recommended

    I have been dining in Indian restaurants for almost 40 years, and Basera is by far the most disappointing I have ever experienced. After three attempts to sell me an alcoholic beverage, the staff finally gave up and ignored me for the rest of my time there. The food was inedible: the papadum was a wafer of salt, the vegetable pakora (fritters) contained no vegetables and appeared to be burnt lumps of batter from the bottom of the fryer. Water glasses weren't re-filled and the traditional sauces served with meals were on every table but ours. I felt embarassed that I was constantly put in the position of flagging someone down for something. When I ordered my entree, lamb saag, to be mild I made careful note of it; my husband ordered his vindaloo hot. My lamb was twice as hot as his dish, and when we finally succeeded in stopping a waiter to tell him of the error, he simply said "That is mild, sorry" and kept walking. He did not taste it, nor did he offer to prepare me something else. If you are on 9th Ave looking for a good Indian restaurant, walk past Basera in either direction.

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