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Posted by Anonymous on 03/13/2015
I am writing this review keeping in mind that this is a Michelin star restaurant and used to be my favorite. Firstly, hemant Mather who built and made this restaurant and was the chef is GONE AND IS NO LONGER ASSOCIATED WITH THIS RESTAURANT. The chairs were dirty and the food quality GONE. Also disappointed that none of the staff looked happy, interested nor had a smile. I am very accommodating but this restaurant has lost its STAR!
Posted by Lorrie Stuart on 03/27/2013
Our dinner at Tulsi last night was just lovely. Despite the complaints of other reviewers, I found the food to be extremely tasty and innovative: the Lamb Piralan was tender and had just the right amount of heat, and the crispy okra chips on top made a lovely addition. Plus, the portions are very generous. Our service was terrific too, with several waiters (one of whom appeared to be the maitre d') circulating by to make sure everything was going well. The atmosphere is close to ideal: elegant and blessedly noise-free. The prices are admittedly high, but no more so than other upscale Indian restaurants around town. Highly recommended!
Posted by carla lovas on 02/20/2013
Got to Tulsi and was told that i did not have a reservation. This after i spoke with person who answered the phone on two occasions when i made reservations. Ordered 3 appetizers, two entrees and a bread. The shrimp app was cold. The lobster entree (Tandori lobster $36. was served cold after they cleared our apps, we waited 25 minutes to receive cold food. We were asked repeatedly if we wanted another glass of wine or beer...we kept saying we did, but always had to repeat the ask. Server after server asked us and finally we would get the required drink. The drink order was never initiated by us and yet we were made to wait after at times 3 different wait people asked us to replenish our drinks. So we had tepid food, uneven service and they could not find our reservation on two occasions. Will not return. Then as we left, I believe, a manager approached and whispered, "We'll see you again." I am only an idiot one time. You will not see me again.
Posted by rao on 07/22/2012
Just got back from an amazing dinner with my family.Food was very tasty and its the best catch for good indian food in midtown and UES. It definitely beats Yuva and Chola that used to be good but no longer ! Check it out and you wont regret. We had the restaurant week menu and malail kofta was too good and the naan was just cooked to perfection.Portions are generous and the ambiance is very pleasing.
Posted by hellskitchencook on 10/01/2011
Had been to Tulsi for dinner a couple of months ago and loved it so we looked forward to going again... what a huge disappointment! The service was extremely unprofessional (we were ordering wine and the waiter, who clearly knew nothing about it, recommended we order Italian wine "because the big G means the government makes sure it's good" say what? ...and where did the sommelier go?) and inattentive. The food is pricey (which would be fine if it was tasty as it had been the first time) but not that tasty, mostly underspiced or with lack of balance (we do know Indian food, so this is not idle criticism). We came away thinking we would have gotten a much better/tastier dinner at one of the much less expensive restaurants in curry hill. The somewhat nicer atmosphere is definitely not worth it. Chef Hemant Mathur is clearly talented, why is he neglecting Tulsi?
Posted by samantha durell on 08/15/2011
we absolutely love this restaurant. it is by far our favorite indian dining experience in nyc. the food is stylish, elegant and the symphony of flavors and aromas is delicate and robust at the same time. the portions were more than adequate. the ambience is pretty and comfortable. we really liked being in this space. the service was attentive and helpful though the front of the house person was rather aloof.. my stuffed eggplant was superb....the sides of spinach potatoes and black dal equally gorgeous. i don't understand some of the negative comments i have read on this site. sorry.
Posted by Noni D on 08/11/2011
We had a party of 6 only one really was an expert on Indian food so .... We asked the chef to give us the true Tulsi Experiance- they over delivered in food , serivce and cost ! I actully came on line to see if there is a cookbook from Tulsi I can purchase-