• Benares

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Serves meat, vegan options available. Indian restaurant with vegan section on the menu listing 10 or so entrees. Rice is not vegan but can swap for a mixed greens salad. Uses ingredients like spinach, chick peas, mixed vegetables, okra. Will prepare dish without oil upon request. Open Mon-Fri 11:00am-3:00pm, 5:00pm-10:30pm, Sat-Sun 11:00am-10:30pm.

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4 Reviews

First Review by BeGreenwithAmy


Points +56

27 Dec 2021

Wonderful lunch in Financial District!

We had a great lunch here between doing the observation deck at One World Trade and going to the 9/11 Museum and Memorial. The kids (ages 10 and 11) split the Paneer tikka masala with some leftover. The mains are big! Hubby and I got lunch specials. The dal was fantastic. Spice and flavors were on point. I had the Peshwari chole and roti. I was very pleased. Wish I lived closer to try again!

Pros: Lots of vegan options , Friendly and knowledgeable staff , Close to local downtown attractions



Points +40

22 Jul 2020

I had an amazing experience

Love the restaurant, although not entirely vegan


Points +91

26 Dec 2019

Great traditional Indian food

Had the vegan aloo baingan, server said they couldn't really make it with no oil unfortunately, but it was delicious nonetheless. Had it with some rice, which server said was vegan. Naan is not vegan.

Pros: Lots of vegetarian options

Cons: Only a handful of vegan main dishes, maybe 5-10.


Points +132

02 Nov 2018

Many vegan dishes. All can be prepared without oil!

Little Gem! Outside of the building is not pretty. Almost did not open front door. Inside of restaurant very nice.

About 10 vegan entrees. All can be prepared without oil upon request. Rice is not vegan. They will substitute salad. No vegan desserts.

Delicious food. Excellent service. Server says food prepared fresh and low salt.

Arrived there at 8pm on a Wednesday night and it was 80% full. Recommend calling for reservations.

Would rate 5 stars (unable to do so because it is not 100% vegan menu.).

Updated from previous review on 2018-11-01

Pros: Lots of vegan options , Oil free upon request , Good tasting food

Cons: Rice is not vegan, No vegan desserts

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