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Thelewala

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112 MacDougal St., New York, NY 10012 40.729657 -74.000712
nr. Minetta Ln.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-614-9100 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Price Range: $

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Official Website

thelewalany.com

Hours

Sun-Thu, 11:30am-2am; Fri-Sat, 11:30am-5am

Prices

$3-$8

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Late-Night Dining
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • No Alcohol

Reservations

Not Accepted

Delivery Area

Canal St. to Houston St., Bowery to West St.

Profile

When it comes to highest restaurant turnover, it’s a toss-up between West 8th Street and MacDougal Street, where holdouts like Mamoun’s and the Olive Tree Café are exceptions to the rule. The strip’s latest arrival, Thelewala, is an Indian-street-food challenger to the Kati Roll Company down the block, specializing in “The Famous Nizami Rolls” of owner Shiva Natarajan’s native Kolkata. These are stuffed with fillings like minced lamb, lime paneer, and chicken that the menu ensures is antibiotic-and-hormone-free. There is also a small chaat selection and a curry or two, and the spot’s name means “street food vendor” — a job title that doesn’t quite apply to Natarajan, who came to the States to earn an MBA before launching a restaurant group that now includes Chola, Dhaba, Bhojan, and Little Thai Kitchen.

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