"Best Indian Cuisine in New York"

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Some Things Happy Customers Have Said


  • Kayla T.
    Aditi A.
    I love South Indian food and this place was just perfection! I have been all over the US and have explored the South Indian food space in this country. I can tell there hasn't been one that took me straight to India like this place did. The Rasam was so rich in flavor and cooked to perfection. The idli sambar chutney - Mmm! So fresh, light and airy - just perfect. My friend had Rawa Masala Dosa and he was equally impressed. Chennai Gardens, you have my heart! Thank you for finally satisfying my South Indian food cravings - until next time.
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  • Adrian G.
    Saurin S.
    Best dosa in New York hands down. Loved the gun powder masala dosa and the filtered coffee at the end was spot on. Highly recommend.
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  • Rachelle E.
    Ankita N.
    I ordered and always get the Onion Rava Dosa (semolina onion crepe) as they never go wrong with it! I love it! My husband got the Medu Vada (fried lentil donuts) and Mysore Masala dosa (spiced potato crepe). All of the dishes come with Chutney and Sambar (condiments to dip the dosa and vada in). Oh and the filter coffee is a must order. All of the food items were packed to perfection and safely delivered. PS: The sambar is the best I've had in the city.
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Only Fresh Ingredients

We invest in quality ingredients to ensure our customers get the great taste we’re famous for. Because we believe that you
deserve the best.


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Made With Love

Our secret ingredient is passion. Everyone on our team is passionate about making your time with us as great as it can be
– from start to finish.



Welcome to Chennai Garden by Tiffin Wallah

At this present time, we have replaced our lunch buffet with an array of Lunch Specials, and have added outdoor seating for our dine-in guests.


Since 2001, we’ve been serving authentic kosher and vegetarian North and South Indian cuisine.

Our owner Peter decided to open Chennai Garden Restaurant with one goal in mind: to bring North and South Indian cuisine to New York City. We merged with Tiffin Wallah Restaurant in 2007 and that’s how Chennai Garden by Tiffin Wallah was created!

We’re the only vegetarian restaurant that serves a buffet (currently unavailable due to COVID) in our neighborhood. Available for outdoor dine-in, takeout, and catering, our menu is packed with authentic dishes that will transport you to India one bite at a time.

Stop by and try our shareable appetizers, robust, gluten-free curries, or our crisp and flaky dosa — all vegetarian and all kosher. We can’t wait to share our favorite Indian food with you.

Tiffin is actually an old English word for a light meal, and eventually became the name for a multi compartment metal lunch box. Tiffin Wallah, in India, translates as ” One who carries the box.” Tiffin Wallahs originated over a century ago to bring tasty Indian food to the work place and has evovled into an amazing lunch delivery system in India.

We are bringing this concept to New York City – delicious vegetarian South and North Indian dishes delivered fresh to your home. Currently delivering 10 blocks radius.