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Dévi

8 E. 18th St., New York, NY, 10003
nr. Fifth Ave.
212-691-1300

Avg. Rating

6
Food: 6
Service: 5
Décor: 6
"Mixed Reviews"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

45% would go back.

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Creative, Stylish, Unique, Tasteful

By nymetrogal on 11/13/2004

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

My subject line describes it best. Its a classy place where the food is unique but at the same time amazing. I would definitely go back again!

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212 out of 373 people found this review helpful.

portion size

By LaTache on 12/6/2004

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

laughably small portions at high prices served by a staff outfitted in absurd "convict like" outfits the recommended nan "reggiano parmigiano" is $10

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184 out of 357 people found this review helpful.

Excelante!!

By rajvar on 12/6/2004

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

It was wonderful. Hats off to the promoters and the chef/chefs.

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199 out of 396 people found this review helpful.

Kararee Bihindi

By Brompton_McGillicudd on 12/7/2004

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

The portions were ample, no problem there...well executed. Fried okra superb. The waiter was too conversational for my taste, but that shouldn't deter you. Worth comparing to Tamarind, which has a larger menu and more imposing presence. I had the following at lunch: appetizers: kararee bihindi & Sri Lanka prawn bread: kulcha mains: tandoor lamb chop & phool dessert: falooda drinks: hibiscus tea & "Dragon's Eyes" black tea

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203 out of 395 people found this review helpful.

A WONDERFUL NEW INDIAN

By SJFOODLOVER on 1/2/2005

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

This restaurant was recommended by friends and we convinced them to go along. We went there on Christmas Eve and had the most wonderful experience. The decor is a bit too ethnic, but, the food, service and innovative presentation is refreshing. We liked it so much that we catered our next party from these and the food was universally appreciated. Kudos to the Chefs and the owner...

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180 out of 397 people found this review helpful.

Rude

By SeriousCritic on 2/15/2005

  • Overall Rating: 2
  • Food: 2
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 2
  • No, I would not go back!

For a very special occasion, I reserved a special table (2 weeks in advance) at Devi. Upon reaching the restaurant on-time, my guests and I waited 25 minutes to find out that 'they gave our special table away' without notifying us in advance. This was extremely embarrassing and disrespectful. We were sent to another table to be served very small portions of average food. There is a bad attitude with all levels of service at this place, SO WATCH OUT FOR INSECURE NYC PHONIES who work there! Additionally, my friend from Bombay described the food as 'terrible' and 'rancid'. DO NOT GO TO DEVI!!!

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240 out of 451 people found this review helpful.

Absolutely Horrible

By ModernR1 on 2/17/2005

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Food: 3
  • Service: 2
  • Décor: 6
  • No, I would not go back!

Service is mediocore at best. Food is extremely salty and overly spiced even for Indian food. Staff is not accomodating at all with special table requests. Overpriced for what is being offered. Will never return and suggest you save yourself the time,effort,and money by avoiding this restaurant.

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268 out of 547 people found this review helpful.

Don't waste your time

By foodie16 on 2/17/2005

  • Overall Rating: 2
  • Food: 2
  • Service: 2
  • Décor: 3
  • No, I would not go back!

The food is overspiced and overpriced. The service left alot to be desired. There are too many good indian restaurants in NYC to waste your time going here.

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229 out of 471 people found this review helpful.

Devi is divine!

By akaurushi on 3/4/2005

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

We enjoyed a pre-theater dinner at Devi on our wedding anniversary this week and were impressed with all aspects of the restaurant. The vegetarian tasting menu was absolutely fantastic - each dish creative, delicious, and artfully presented. The exotic setting, discreet yet attentive service and, to top it off, fabulous (surprise) anniversary dessert combined to create a great dining experience. We'll be back!

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323 out of 688 people found this review helpful.

Unhappy Experience

By critiquedujour on 3/14/2005

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Food: 3
  • Service: 5
  • Décor: 1
  • No, I would not go back!

We were prepared to be dazzled after reading all the reviews. Sounded like a beautiful place (the marble staircase, the lanterns, the silk curtains...). With out-of-town visitors in tow, we went -- and what a huge disappointment! It's very ordinary and way too dark (a black wall opposite your table can be depressing) and the wait staff uniforms are ridiculous. The food was nicely presented and good -- but nothing was worth the trip from uptown.

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