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745 Ninth Ave., New York, NY 10019 40.76366 -73.988859
nr. 50th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-757-9787 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Price Range: $$

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    4 out of 10


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Daily, 11am-3pm and 5:30pm-11pm

Nearby Subway Stops

C, E at 50th St.



Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out
  • Theater District
  • Online Ordering


  • Beer and Wine Only


Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

40th St. to 60th St., Sixth Ave. to Eleventh Ave.


Replaying the successful formula behind his pair of Indigo Indian Bistros — understated design for the room, bold flavors on the plate — Anil Kumar has made Basera one of the more appealing stops on the Ninth Avenue restaurant trail. Though its location might appeal to theater hordes, moderate prices and careful cooking make it very much a neighborhood restaurant. With most of the crew here hailing from Delhi or Punjab, the menu focuses on Northern Indian specialties, punctuated by southern dishes like peppery Chettinad chicken. A Tandoori mixed grill is a highlight, with Jurassic-scale shrimp and moist meats. “Basera” means “shelter” in Hindi, an apt description for this place. Low lighting, mosaic-effect wall sconces, and ceiling fans lend a stylishly languid vibe; front tables provide a perfect perch for surveying Ninth Avenue’s passing parade.

Recommended Dishes

Chicken sorba, $4; Chettinad chicken, $13.95; mix grill, $20