Indian >Haveli Restaurant Inc
100 2nd Ave, New York, NY | Directions 1000340.727112 -73.988343
Neighborhoods: Downtown, East Village
Consistently great! – I have been going to Haveli for the past 20 years, even in it's earlier incarnation as Shagorika, and have always had a consistently great meal and experience. I have known Rahman for all the time he has been there, and he is always welcoming and efficient. While my daughter was growing up he always would bring her a Shirley Temple (on the house), and we have enjoyed many, many enjoyable meals there. It is a pleasure to know a restaurant where you can always be assured of great food, great service, and a welcoming atmosphere. I recommend the Poori Bhajee, Murgha Tikka, and Vegetable Biryani, but everything is great!
Excellent Indian Food! – The first time I ate at Haveli was in 1999 and whenever I went back there for dinner, the food was always outstanding and the quality consistent. The services was also very pleasant, especially waiter Rahman.
my amazing waiter – I've been eating at Haveli's since 1995 and can honestly say the food is amazing. After all these years the quality and consistency have not changed. I have introduced many a friend to this fine restaurant and they all agree. Two thumbs up for our waiter Rachmond he is by far the nicest most attentive waiter. It's a pleasure having him there with us all these years....
Enjoyable Experience! – My family and I have been coming to Haveli’s for at least 9 years now. We had not been back for 3 years and decided to still see if it was good. We did not have our usual waiter but we had Jay. He recommended lamb madras instead of our usual Vindaloo, raita for my fathers Adraki Chop and the bread basket which came with 4 amazing breads. Besides, being a great waiter he also mixed some of the most incredible Lychee Martinis. I have to say it was the best I ever had. We were also waited on by Nasrin who suggested Korbel Sweet Rose to go with our meal. Between the service and the excellent food my family and I were in HEAVEN. It is a great place that is worth exploring.
THE PLACE TO EAT INDIAN! – A true New Yorker, born and raised in the Lower East Side (L'z) up!!! I've tried Indian food all over the world and Haveli has so many excellent exceptions. by far it is one of the best Indian restaurants to date.
WHOEVER HASN'T BEEN THERE, SHOULD CHECK IT OUT.
Best Indian Food!!! – This is very very authentic indian cooking, and the flavors are delicious.
Best Indian Restaurant in town – I loved the food, this is the best Indian restaurant in town. I would recommend anyone to go with family and friends.
Excellent place! – My hubby and I went there on a whim (just wanted Indian food and boom saw it!) for our anniversary. We didn't wait long to be seated, and then we ordered some "love concoction drinks" and decided that we would order the Haveli chef's dinner for 2-very impressive! Quickly a very delicious tomato based soup with cinnamon overtones came out-nice start! Then they brought out 4 different appetizers, all very delicious! (banana fritter, beef and pea samosa ??, a piece of lamb, and a fried potato thing) Next came the steaming main course of tandoori chicken and some lamb dish,rice, naan, other stuff--unbelievable amount! My hubby was full at this point, which is NO easy feat! The tandoori chicken was absolutely my fav, I have never tasted tandoori chicken that was so flavorful and moist-hands down their tandoori chicken is the best! We at this point decided to wrap up the remaining food and carry it home to finish later! We ordered some banana fritters and naan to go go as well(our son loves banana!) I was pleasantly surprised to see we needed to choose a dessert as well! Obviously we asked if we could take it home, there was no way I could down another bite! I highly enjoyed our evening there, and felt it had the right romantic atmosphere for our special occasion. I am craving more of that chicken right now! This place has definitely became our fav Indian food place! The service was excellent and the waitstaff was very attentive to us! Beautiful experience! Thanks Haveli!
Overall- great Dining Experience – As a born and bred New Yorker of South Asian (Indian) descent, I feel that I can provide relevant feedback on one of NY's finest Indian restaurants. Being a NY'er, I can say that we are not easily fooled by the gimmicks, or Xmas tree lights that the other Indian restaurants in this neighborhood employ- we look for substance behind the facade, which Haveli has been able to provide consistently great dining experiences year over year. I have been going there since the early 90's, and can’t recall one bad/marginal dining experience. Maybe (???) the street parking can be tough at times- but all of the other restaurants in the area suffer the same negative
From a diner's perspective, I can only speak highly in that: I have always been seated within 5-10 minutes of arrival, the food has always been consistent and fresh, the service from the host/hostess and the waiters and busboys have been great, and the tasteful decor has won me hand's down against their neighborhood competition. Writing this review, and reminiscing over past experiences at Haveli is making me crave it now- wonder what time they close tonight?
great Indian – everything is absolutely delicious and the service is phenomenal
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