Baluchi's Indian Cuisine

★★☆☆☆
  • 224 E 53rd St

    New York, NY 10022

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  • 212-750-5515

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I have eaten at over 100 Indian restaurants in my life and i have never eaten in a place like this. I was appalled at the food. The rice arrived cold, the curry was like a water paste and tasted extremely bland. The bathroom is in the back and is next to the kitchen. Absolutley filthy! The Mexican chefs where hanging around at the front of the kitchen and looked like they hadn't washed. There was food all over the floor and the state of the place was dirty. My friend ordered fish and he couldnt even eat it as it was full of bones. He sent it back and they still had the ordasity to try and charge us for it. Really really poor food and dirty place. Gordon Ramsey would shut it down in a heart beat. DONT EVEN BOTHER GOING

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★☆☆☆☆

I have eaten at over 100 Indian restaurants in my life and i have never eaten in a place like this. I was appalled at the food. The rice arrived cold, the curry was like a water paste and tasted extremely bland. The bathroom is in the back and is next to the kitchen. Absolutley filthy! The Mexican chefs where hanging around at the front of the kitchen and looked like they hadn't washed. There was food all over the floor and the state of the place was dirty. My friend ordered fish and he couldnt even eat it as it was full of bones. He sent it back and they still had the ordasity to try and charge us for it. Really really poor food and dirty place. Gordon Ramsey would shut it down in a heart beat. DONT EVEN BOTHER GOING

Pros: none

Cons: cold bland food

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This restaurant is conveniently located. It does not seem spacious from the outside, however, inside, the decor really makes it look spacious and comfortable. The food also tastes amazing. The menu has a wide variety of choices ranging from upscale to comfort Indian dining.

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★★★★☆

This restaurant is conveniently located. It does not seem spacious from the outside, however, inside, the decor really makes it look spacious and comfortable. The food also tastes amazing. The menu has a wide variety of choices ranging from upscale to comfort Indian dining.

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Having eaten there before, I know how busy it can get during weekday lunch hours, so anticipated a wait. After having my order taken by the manager, I waited about 45 minutes and still no food despite asking twice about the status of our order. I even raised my hand up high to get any wait staff's attention. The last straw was when two larger tables were served before us (my party of only 2); even though they were seated about 15 minutes after us. We asked for the check just to settle the sodas we had drank, that took another 3 minutes. I tossed $5 on the table and walked out. NEVER AGAIN AND WILL TELL ANYONE WHO WORKS NEAR THERE, TO GO ELSEWHERE. Complacent management and under staffed is to blame.

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★☆☆☆☆

Having eaten there before, I know how busy it can get during weekday lunch hours, so anticipated a wait. After having my order taken by the manager, I waited about 45 minutes and still no food despite asking twice about the status of our order. I even raised my hand up high to get any wait staff's attention. The last straw was when two larger tables were served before us (my party of only 2); even though they were seated about 15 minutes after us. We asked for the check just to settle the sodas we had drank, that took another 3 minutes. I tossed $5 on the table and walked out. NEVER AGAIN AND WILL TELL ANYONE WHO WORKS NEAR THERE, TO GO ELSEWHERE. Complacent management and under staffed is to blame.

Pros: location

Cons: poor service, poorer management

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As the title goes, it was a mistake to select this restaurant for lunch, then the bitter experience there. Hygiene practices left much to be desired. Food was hot but stale and they even don?t mind insulting you, mind it, it could be visual, verbal and both.

Evaluate the medical insurance and enter at your own risk.

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★☆☆☆☆

As the title goes, it was a mistake to select this restaurant for lunch, then the bitter experience there. Hygiene practices left much to be desired. Food was hot but stale and they even don?t mind insulting you, mind it, it could be visual, verbal and both.

Evaluate the medical insurance and enter at your own risk.

Pros: None

Cons: The space is less for it

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i've been to other Baluchi's locations in the city, but this one has to be the worst one so far. the food is good, and i like their curries, but i've never been so insulted after having a meal. first, the waiter took forever to greet us and take our order. it was lunch time so it was kinda busy, but not busy enough for them to totally ignore us for almost 15 minutes. we were patient and just chalked it up to it being busy. when our orders came, i noticed that the waiter got my order wrong. i told him, and after giving me an attitude and trying to tell me i had ordered the dish he brought out and trying to make it look like i was wrong, he finally agreed to change my order. when he brought my order out he slammed the plate on the table and spilled some of it over the table. still, we didn't say anything. finally, after finishing our meal and never getting a refill on water or having our waiter ask us how everything was, i wrote on the receipt that the service is horrible and the waitstaff was rude. when the manager read this and tried to ask me what was wrong, instead of trying to make us feel better and accomadating us, he just defended his waiter. i told him i would never eat there again and tell everyone i know not to go there. whatever happened to the customer being right? or at least trying not to make the customer feel horrible?

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★☆☆☆☆

i've been to other Baluchi's locations in the city, but this one has to be the worst one so far. the food is good, and i like their curries, but i've never been so insulted after having a meal. first, the waiter took forever to greet us and take our order. it was lunch time so it was kinda busy, but not busy enough for them to totally ignore us for almost 15 minutes. we were patient and just chalked it up to it being busy. when our orders came, i noticed that the waiter got my order wrong. i told him, and after giving me an attitude and trying to tell me i had ordered the dish he brought out and trying to make it look like i was wrong, he finally agreed to change my order. when he brought my order out he slammed the plate on the table and spilled some of it over the table. still, we didn't say anything. finally, after finishing our meal and never getting a refill on water or having our waiter ask us how everything was, i wrote on the receipt that the service is horrible and the waitstaff was rude. when the manager read this and tried to ask me what was wrong, instead of trying to make us feel better and accomadating us, he just defended his waiter. i told him i would never eat there again and tell everyone i know not to go there. whatever happened to the customer being right? or at least trying not to make the customer feel horrible?

Pros: only their curries, but even then it's not worth it

Cons: worst service in the city

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The decor was pretty nice and the food was full of flavor. The prices are a bit pricey because entrees don't come with nan or rice, they need to be separately ordered. So they add up. However, if you go between noon to 3pm on the weekdays, everything on the menu during lunch time is 50% off. It's a great deal then.

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★★★★☆

The decor was pretty nice and the food was full of flavor. The prices are a bit pricey because entrees don't come with nan or rice, they need to be separately ordered. So they add up. However, if you go between noon to 3pm on the weekdays, everything on the menu during lunch time is 50% off. It's a great deal then.

Pros: Lunch time 50% off, decor, flavorful food

Cons: pricey

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A favorite place for me and my boyfriend. Warm, inviting atmosphere, great food, beautiful dinnerware. Never seen the place with more than a few tables. Service is knowledgeable, professional, but somewhat disinterested. Portions are also relatively small...bear that in mind if you're really starving. A great place for lovers of Indian food looking for a warm, relaxing meal...better for dining with friends/significant others.

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★★★★☆

A favorite place for me and my boyfriend. Warm, inviting atmosphere, great food, beautiful dinnerware. Never seen the place with more than a few tables. Service is knowledgeable, professional, but somewhat disinterested. Portions are also relatively small...bear that in mind if you're really starving. A great place for lovers of Indian food looking for a warm, relaxing meal...better for dining with friends/significant others.

Pros: Food, Atmosphere

Cons: Food portions

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I visited the 53rd St. Baluchi's for lunch today, 2/10/05 (2nd visit). The food is average and they give you no complimentary breads, etc. like the other Indian restaurants do. The value is great, BUT the service is horrible. On my first visit, I asked the waiter to please wrap my leftovers and was refused adamantly (he told he wasn't "allowed" to package the low-priced food). And, today's lunch visit (experience) was just as horrific. I was rushed out so the waiters could set up for dinner. They even went so far as to sweep dirt behind my chair ("hint, hint") and clear my dinnerware right out from under my nose. If they felt they needed the table, then they shouldn't have been so greedy as to accept my service at 2:45 pm only to have to rush me out at 3:15 pm for the dinner "set up".

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★☆☆☆☆

I visited the 53rd St. Baluchi's for lunch today, 2/10/05 (2nd visit). The food is average and they give you no complimentary breads, etc. like the other Indian restaurants do. The value is great, BUT the service is horrible. On my first visit, I asked the waiter to please wrap my leftovers and was refused adamantly (he told he wasn't "allowed" to package the low-priced food). And, today's lunch visit (experience) was just as horrific. I was rushed out so the waiters could set up for dinner. They even went so far as to sweep dirt behind my chair ("hint, hint") and clear my dinnerware right out from under my nose. If they felt they needed the table, then they shouldn't have been so greedy as to accept my service at 2:45 pm only to have to rush me out at 3:15 pm for the dinner "set up".

Pros: cheap

Cons: rude waitstaff, average food, nothing complimentary

 

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