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Chennai Garden

129 E. 27th St., New York, NY, 10016
nr. Lexington Ave.
212-689-1999

Avg. Rating

8
Food: 8
Service: 7
Décor: 6
"Recommended"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

70% would go back.

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Amazing food- yes , definitely going back

By Anat on 1/16/2012

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

I am a tough critic when it comes to food as I am considered a serious cook. After being disappointed with most Indian restaurants in the area ,we went out to dinner at Chennai Garden -what a pleasant surprise ; Delicious food !!! fresh , clean- a great pleasure. We are most definitely going back and as often as we can. owner and staff helpful and friendly too.

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27 out of 51 people found this review helpful.

excellent service

By az123 on 1/7/2012

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 6
  • Yes, I would go back!

i was really happy to see that chennai garden is back... i love their foods and the servers over there are really friendly... i went yesterday with my friend and was really surprised to see the same old friendly servers.. i will be going back there for sure...

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28 out of 51 people found this review helpful.

Beyond Rude

By GeorgeCross on 7/29/2010

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 3
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

I had a bad vibe as soon as we walked in as the guy at the door was pretty rude, non-welcoming. We sat down and then he came over and asked us to move - bearing in mind that the place was only half full at max. I watched as other customers' orders came out, and it looked quite authentic and impressive. But when I got mine, I was far from pleased. The food was OK at best. Trying to order extra food or drink was an ordeal. You could not pay me to go back.

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65 out of 132 people found this review helpful.

RUDE!

By bgbg on 8/27/2008

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 1
  • No, I would not go back!

We just walked out of there after the waiter told us that our entrees would not be brought out until the appetizers were done with! that too very rudely! when we called the manager, he started to yell at us and told us that he had lived in NY for 27 years (huh?). We walked out... such attitude for someone that failed a health inspection

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114 out of 236 people found this review helpful.

Biased Service!

By vmalur on 4/14/2007

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 1
  • No, I would not go back!

Food was good. Owner's attitude was very bad. He was welcoming and greeting only non-Indians. Any Indian got cold to a luke warm welcome and a big STARE. Even though we spent $50 in Lunch on April 12th, he was very disrespectful with us and ignored us. We are NEVER going back here. Their neighbors-Saravana Bhavan have a better attitude towards customers-why not go there!

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409 out of 843 people found this review helpful.

Dosai Dos

By NYFoodie53 on 8/3/2005

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

Chennai is always wonderful. Great food and service with a lovely bright and colourful decor makes it my favorite restaurant. The lunch buffet really is the best deal in town, especially because its constantly being replenished with hot and fresh S.Indian snacks (which unlike N.Indian food doesn't get better as it sits around). I've taken so many people there and it never disappoints. Curry Hill can be a mine-field, with restaurants like Saravanaas or Pongal, which look great from the outside but have awful food and service, and its great to have a reliably wonderful restaurant you can impress your friends with!

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386 out of 779 people found this review helpful.

This price is like robbery!

By AceMontana on 4/13/2004

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

I am appalled that the lunch buffet is only $6! Not only is this cheaper than all the other Indian joints in the vicinity, the food is fresher and more flavorful. The downside is it's a fairly small buffet, only about 4 choices. However, with the soft breads, the 2 kinds of rice, and an assortment of chutneys and sauces to accompany, 4 entrees is plenty (as long as you don't crave meat). Try to leave room for the exotic dessert that varies each day.

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