Baluchi's

★★☆☆☆

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Mon. - Sun. 11:30am - 11pm

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I used to go to a different Baluchis location, but since I was an NYU student, I tried this one. I sat down and ordered Chana Masala and the waiter asked me if I wanted rice with it. I thought he was asking me to choose between rice and naan, assuming one or the other came with the chana. He told me that rice came separately. I'm expected to pay for rice comes separately? Come on guys. You're already seriously pushing it by charging $13 for chana masala. If I go to an Italian restaurant do I pay for noodles and sauce separately? I won't be back. There are better Indian restaurants all over the city. P.S. - To the poster below who was told that this place is not part of the Baluchis chain, I think you are being lied to. If they're not part of the Baluchis chain, why do they have the exact same name, decor, silverware, menu and sign as all other Baluchis restaurants?

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★★☆☆☆

I used to go to a different Baluchis location, but since I was an NYU student, I tried this one. I sat down and ordered Chana Masala and the waiter asked me if I wanted rice with it. I thought he was asking me to choose between rice and naan, assuming one or the other came with the chana. He told me that rice came separately. I'm expected to pay for rice comes separately? Come on guys. You're already seriously pushing it by charging $13 for chana masala. If I go to an Italian restaurant do I pay for noodles and sauce separately? I won't be back. There are better Indian restaurants all over the city. P.S. - To the poster below who was told that this place is not part of the Baluchis chain, I think you are being lied to. If they're not part of the Baluchis chain, why do they have the exact same name, decor, silverware, menu and sign as all other Baluchis restaurants?

Pros: Nice decor

Cons: bad service, overpriced food

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I went with a group of friends on a Friday night and the place was EMPTY! I guess that tells you something. But we decided to go in anyways, and were treated politely by the attentive staff. The decor is nice and the place was small but clean and well-lit. There is complimentary bread and sauces. We all ordered different things of which no one was really impressed. With entrees at about $10-12 its not terribly expensive, but I still didn't feel it was entirely worth it. The nan was decent at $3. Overall I didn't hate my experience there, but it isn't a place I would ever go back to or recommend.

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★★☆☆☆

I went with a group of friends on a Friday night and the place was EMPTY! I guess that tells you something. But we decided to go in anyways, and were treated politely by the attentive staff. The decor is nice and the place was small but clean and well-lit. There is complimentary bread and sauces. We all ordered different things of which no one was really impressed. With entrees at about $10-12 its not terribly expensive, but I still didn't feel it was entirely worth it. The nan was decent at $3. Overall I didn't hate my experience there, but it isn't a place I would ever go back to or recommend.

Pros: decor, polite staff

Cons: mediocre food

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If you are looking for authentic Indian food, this sure is not the place. The biryani was sweet and loaded with pineapple, the navrattan korma had brocolli & pineapple. Surely, seems to be overated by Zagat.

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★☆☆☆☆

If you are looking for authentic Indian food, this sure is not the place. The biryani was sweet and loaded with pineapple, the navrattan korma had brocolli & pineapple. Surely, seems to be overated by Zagat.

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Be warned that this Baluchi's restaurant is not a part of the general Baluchi's chain.

I went there with a gift certificate to the restaurant and presented it to the manager after eating. In short, he accused me of lying and forging it, even though I showed him the receipt with which the certificate was bought. After screaming at me in front of the other patrons, the manager went on the throw the receipt, gift certificate, and envelope at me. When I called him over to try to speak with him once more, he took the papers and envelope and threw it at me, AGAIN, threatening to call the police.

I was shocked. After I called the main Baluchi's restaurant, I found that the Baluchi's located on West 3rd St, off of 6th Ave is not a part of the legit franchise. It just sports the name Baluchi's....which doesn't quite make sense, either.

And anyway, the manager at the restaurant could have explained it to me instead of screaming at me, embarrassing me in front of the other patrons, throwing the gift certificate at me, and accusing me of lying.

I don't think I've ever had someone throw something at me- at a store, restaurant, or any place of service. After I paid, the manager told me to leave and never come back, still screaming.

Needless to say, I never am going back there. I've never been treated like that, and I am a young woman, and so felt very threatened when the manager continually threw the papers and screamed at me.

Go to the legit Baluchi's on the west side of 6th Ave, or the one on St. Mark's. But steer clear of this one.

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★☆☆☆☆

Be warned that this Baluchi's restaurant is not a part of the general Baluchi's chain.

I went there with a gift certificate to the restaurant and presented it to the manager after eating. In short, he accused me of lying and forging it, even though I showed him the receipt with which the certificate was bought. After screaming at me in front of the other patrons, the manager went on the throw the receipt, gift certificate, and envelope at me. When I called him over to try to speak with him once more, he took the papers and envelope and threw it at me, AGAIN, threatening to call the police.

I was shocked. After I called the main Baluchi's restaurant, I found that the Baluchi's located on West 3rd St, off of 6th Ave is not a part of the legit franchise. It just sports the name Baluchi's....which doesn't quite make sense, either.

And anyway, the manager at the restaurant could have explained it to me instead of screaming at me, embarrassing me in front of the other patrons, throwing the gift certificate at me, and accusing me of lying.

I don't think I've ever had someone throw something at me- at a store, restaurant, or any place of service. After I paid, the manager told me to leave and never come back, still screaming.

Needless to say, I never am going back there. I've never been treated like that, and I am a young woman, and so felt very threatened when the manager continually threw the papers and screamed at me.

Go to the legit Baluchi's on the west side of 6th Ave, or the one on St. Mark's. But steer clear of this one.

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My boyfriend and I go here every so often as the food is fairly reliable and good. The prices are a little above average, but not much so. They have great deals for lunch, and offer a discount for NYU students. They are pretty inattentive in terms of their service, and are terrible about refilling your water glasses. At the same time their servers are friendly.

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★★★★☆

My boyfriend and I go here every so often as the food is fairly reliable and good. The prices are a little above average, but not much so. They have great deals for lunch, and offer a discount for NYU students. They are pretty inattentive in terms of their service, and are terrible about refilling your water glasses. At the same time their servers are friendly.

Pros: Food, Friendly Service, NYU Student Discount

Cons: Water Refills, Slow Service

 

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