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Pippali

4.7
4.7
527 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary Indian
Pippali offers a pleasing study on the myriad regional cuisines of India with an array of sensational curries, seafood dishes, and so much more.
A muted color scheme in the sleek dining room provides an ideal backdrop for the kitchen's rout of boldly seasoned dishes.

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2 people

22:00


Booked 2 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Indian, Indian
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30–15:00 Sat, Sun 12:00–15:00 Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 17:00–22:15 Fri, Sat 17:00–22:45
  • Phone number
    (212) 689-1999
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Peter Beck
  • Catering
    Upon requested, menu tailor made according to customer specifications.
  • Area
    Gramercy Park
  • Cross Street
    Between Lexington Avenue and Park Avenue
  • Parking Details
    27th St (between Park Ave and Lexington Ave)
  • Public Transit
    Subway:<br />Number 6 Train (28th Street stop). <br />N Train (28th and Broadway stop).<br />Bus:<br />Lexington Avenue and 2nd Avenue Buses.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 527 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

527 Reviews
  1. Ennes

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Authentic, bold Indian regional cuisine, generous servings

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delicious Indian food. Attentive service and quiet atmosphere. I had the lamb curry and I’m still thinking about how perfect the spices and sauces were. Highly recommend

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  3. open

    Orange County

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have dinned at Pippali several times and it is always consistent, the food is exceptional, service is outstanding. We look forward to our next experience.

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  4. RajD

    New York City

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The raita didn’t have boondi. The daal portion was small. The breads were bit undercooked. The main entrees and appetizers were excellent. Overall very good value.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lamb dum biryani was fabulous. So was the samosa chaat.

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  6. StuartT

    London

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really excellent food with good service. A bit out of the way for tourists but a lot of locals eating there. Possibly a bit tired in the decor but well worth the visit if you want a quality Indian dinner

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  7. Colin

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love Pippali! Always great food and authentic ambience.

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  8. Paul

    New York City

    46 reviews

    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on 15 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to meet friends for lunch. The weekday Thali lunch specials are great. They don’t rush you out, keep an eye on the water glasses and refill without needing to ask. Food is well prepared and nicely presented.

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  9. MurrayHill

    New York City

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 3 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Neighborhood Gem Delicious food Friendly staff Def recommend

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The biriyani and kebabs are great. Liquor is a bit overpriced. Place is quite noisy. Service was excellent.

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  11. JenniferH

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and delicious authentic Indian fare. The Cardomon Old Fashion was a favorite cocktail!

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  12. Anita

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff was so nice and very accommodating! The food was also very authentic and delicious. Will definitely come again :)

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  13. BradJ

    New York City

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 22 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lunch special was fantastic ! Great value and the food was excellent

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  14. Paul

    New York City

    46 reviews

    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on 18 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great lunch Thali choices……attentive but not intrusive service….will return.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 15 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was delicious we got the butter chicken bao buns, the pani puri the mixed grill platter the garlic naan and the rogan gosht, the meat is so soft and delicious and so flavourful

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  16. Robert

    New York City

    104 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    104 reviews

    Dined on 7 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I enjoyed my meal here. The food and service were both good.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 11 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated my dad’s birthday here and had an amazing time! The waitstaff was so kind and helpful, the food was incredible, and we had our own secluded spot to eat!

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  18. Linda969

    New York City

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 28 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a wonderful celebratory meal. The food and service were both superb.

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  19. LisaW

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful service; attentive and kind. Delicious food and beautifully presented.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 21 July 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was okay, kinda bland. Had to call the waiters over to order. Otherwise they walk right on by. Tight space got crowded quickly tables are so close feels like I’m dining with the people next to me.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A true gem of an Indian restaurant in the heart of NYC Little India! Amazing food, staff and ambiance. HIGHLY recommended!

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  22. Jann

    New York City

    455 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    455 reviews

    Dined on 15 July 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Disappointing…service was scattered and we did not like the Biryani.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 9 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food great server! I had the virgin Mojito which was delicious. Every single dish we had was fantastic! Highly recommend! Will be back for more!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was plentiful and flavorful but the service was not very friendly or helpful.

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  25. MurrayHill

    New York City

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Neighborhood gem. Nice ambiance, delicious food-we felt intoxicated! Attentive staff, all around-a great dining experience

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  26. RichardQ

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I highly recommend this restaurant, food and service are excellent!

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  27. JuewelldM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was incredibly, very tasty. I had the lamb shank and curry seabass

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  28. englishrose

    Tampa

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 28 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great cocktails, the gin based Gulabo especially. We had a potato based chaat and crab cakes , both delicious, fish koliwada, just okay. Salmon tandoori, jhinga w. Coconut rice and pipalli dhal, all delicious and apparently the lamb rogan Josh was tasty, although it was a bit messy because of being on the bone. A young girl singing Indian songs was a nice touch and added to the ambiance without being loud. I’ll recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting the area and will definitely be going back on my next trip!

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  29. Paul

    New York City

    46 reviews

    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on 19 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful place for weekday lunch. Their Lunch Thalia are great value….excellent food, great service

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  30. LosOsosJay

    San Francisco

    93 reviews

    4.0

    93 reviews

    Dined on 18 April 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My wife and I had lunch here. Both the lamb kolhapuri and the chicken kolhapuri were excellent, as were all the small side dishes and the paratha. Service was first rate, and the restaurant’s interior is quite pleasant. All in all, the special lunch is a real bargain.

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  31. carolb

    New York City

    141 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    141 reviews

    Dined on 11 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely evening with good food and service .. would definitely return

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  32. JeremyC

    Central Coast

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 8 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very friendly staff and food was very solid. Kitchen works fast.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 January 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Average Indian food. Service was lacking. Multiple servers - didn’t ask for drinks, dessert , had to flag them down. Food is a let down - too much oil. Kids liked the malai chicken, bhindi was bad, paneer kadhai was ok, butter chicken was average. Try if you are craving for Indian and can’t find anything else.

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  34. miki

    Austin

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 January 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the food, used to always order in but it's such a cute little a restaurant and the food is always amazing.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 January 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The service not good at all. They clear my boyfriend's plate while I'm still eating. They hurry next dish and they forgot bread and after he arrive burned. They clear main course dish and they put on the table the bill, without ask dessert or something else.

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  36. IvyW

    New York City

    36 reviews

    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on 27 December 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This has become my go to Indian restaurant. The food has been consistently good and the prices are reasonable. We have enjoyed our meals. There is also a small menu of unique tasty cocktails.

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  37. Gastronome

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 December 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The food is moderately priced, but it does not match the standards of other good Indian restaurants in the city. Also, lighting is dim (not in a sexy way) and the ambience needs some work.

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  38. claudiew

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 24 December 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Get the Chutney Trio ! Get some cocktails ! I was here on Christmas Eve on a really cold night in Manhattan but it was nice and warm in this restaurant and the staff is very professional and welcoming. You get some complimentary pappadum to start . But we got some cocktails and appetizers to start . The Fish Koliwada which is a fried fish pieces that's a bit spicy and definitely not basic! Also the Bhajiya fritters of cauliflower onion potato and spinach. Those are recommended, very good fritters with dipping sauce. We started with a Tamarind Margarita which was great and spicy and a pomegranate rose drink which was excellent called Cutting Chai I think. For mains we got the Paneer Makhanwala which had a really delicious sauce! And the mixed grill which had a great grill flavor. Large portion too ! Get the Naan bread ( it's better than the roti ) The Old Fashioned drink is really strong and tasted like straight bourbon, next time I'd get the mule. The Mojito was delicious with fresh mint though. Get that if you like rum . The Chutney Trio was great , really unexpected. The middle one was date chutney and was delicious. I've never had that before. They were out of the kheer for dessert so we got cold Ras Malai . The flavor was very mild and next time I'd try the Gulab Jamon. Also they play mostly contemporary Indian pop and chill-out music which was REALLY nice and a pleasant note to a really great dinner. Recommended. They seem to accommodate big parties too .

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  39. Btsai

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 December 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Delicious meal- every dish was packed with fragrant flavor. The service was friendly and wonderful. I look forward to another tasty meal here soon.

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  40. JackieM

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nothing short of OFF THE CHARTS. Perhaps some of the best Indian food I have ever had. Can't wait to go back!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Pippali does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now, Postmates and Uber Eats. Pippali also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 689-1999.

Pippali is rated 4.7 stars by 527 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

22:00


Booked 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Pippali

129 East 27th Street, New York, NY 10016

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Between Lexington Avenue and Park Avenue
  • Area
    Gramercy Park
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30–15:00 Sat, Sun 12:00–15:00 Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 17:00–22:15 Fri, Sat 17:00–22:45
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Indian, Indian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    27th St (between Park Ave and Lexington Ave)
  • Public Transit
    Subway:Number 6 Train (28th Street stop). N Train (28th and Broadway stop).Bus:Lexington Avenue and 2nd Avenue Buses.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Peter Beck
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Phone number
    (212) 689-1999
  • Catering
    Upon requested, menu tailor made according to customer specifications.
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