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745 9th Avenue, (53/54)(212) 757-9787
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Delivery estimate is 25-40 min (more info)
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Minimum order of $10.00 - $25.00 is required for delivery
Delivery estimate is 25 - 40 min (more info)
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Served with rice.
Served with rice. White meat chicken only.
Served with raita.
Hell’s Kitchen has a new force to be reckoned with when it comes to authentic Indian cuisine. After only two months, Basera Indian Bistro has been receiving accolades all over the internet as the unofficial “best Indian” in Hell’s Kitchen. Not only is the food out of this world AND affordable, but most diners agree that the service at Basera is far superior to the status quo in Indian dining. Basera offers a wide spectrum of meat and vegetarian dishes, making sure to appeal to any and all diners.
With the exquisite combination of quality, service and variety, Basera is sure to become one of your SeamlessWeb favorites.
Bhelpoori—Rice puffs with chick pea flour noodles in tamarind cilantro sauce
Grilled Shrimps—Shrimps marinated with fresh ginger and garlic
Lobster Tails—Marinated with reduced milk, crushed garlic and ginger
Chicken Tikka Masala—Grilled chicken in tomato fenu Greek sauce
Roganjosh—Braised lamb in aromatic sauce
Baigan Bharta—Fire roasted eggplant cooked with onion and tomatoes
I order from Basera all the time, in my opinion as a Curry lover, it's the best in The City! The Jalfrezi is amazing, always tastes fresh and always delivered hot! Order from here you won't be disappointed!
Posted 2 years ago by David B.
WARNING: DO NOT ORDER HERE.
Ordered food and was delivered the wrong thing. Normally not a big deal, but they demanded I give the food back to the delivery person when he arrived, EVEN AFTER I EXPLAINED I HAD TAKEN A BITE. They were going to redeliver it.
I didn't think it was true until he arrived and I didn't have the brown bag anymore. He started unloading his bag and putting my misdelivered food in it instead of the more practical plastic bag he was also carrying. Not really practical if they were just going to take the food back to throw it away.
No, they were going to take my food that my sickly self had coughed into to someone else.
Worst part, this wasn't just a bad delivery guy. Whoever I talked to at the restaurant was doing this.
Posted 2 years ago by Michael G.
Good food...if it ever shows up! If it's going to take an hour and a half then don't have the estimate at 25-40 minutes!
Posted 2 years ago by Melissa W.
Ordered the Chicken Tikka Masala and Saag. Was given a 25-40min window and they arrived at 40min on the dot! Food was delicious and I have plenty of leftovers!!! Heads up, the mild sauce still has a bit of a kick to it (which I really liked), but if you're super sensitive to spice, be wary. Definitely will order from here again.
Posted 2 years ago by Jessica B.
Always consistent, fast and delicious.
Posted 2 years ago by Brandon D.
I've ordered from here several times and the food has always been great. Also, incredibly fast delivery. Sometimes it only takes 20 minutes! Dishes are great for splitting between two people.
Posted 2 years ago by Brian S.
I order generally every weekend from work and I find the food is delicious and not greasy. It always tastes fresh and not like it's been sitting for hours. I've never had any delivery issues.
Posted 2 years ago by Edmund D.
Tasty and on time
Posted 2 years ago by nkem n.
Great food. Everything was amazing. The food was delivered quickly.
Posted 2 years ago by Jennifer T.
3 small pieces of Lamb in my Lamb Saag. Very disappointing.
Posted 2 years ago by Amy N.
Their food is great! I've ordered severally times and have never had a problem.
Posted 2 years ago by Magdalena V.
They dont deliver in the time they email they say they do. Takes way too long for food that is just ok.
Posted 2 years ago by Sean H.
I wish I could rate the quality of the food, but the food never arrived. As for the service, giving an one star would be overrating the restaurant. The expected delivery time was 20 minutes so I called the restaurant after an hour passed, but they put me "on hold" forever and never gave me the status update.
Posted 2 years ago by Seok Hwa H.
The potato saga and Dahl were both great. Rice cooked perfectly.
No complaints here!
Posted 2 years ago by Jen N.
Food was great and delivery was quick. have ordered from this restaurant multiple times and their quality and service is very consistent!!
Posted 2 years ago by Soma S.
I pretty much just get one thing (Saag), so I can't speak to the menu as a whole, but the Saag is tasty and delivery is decent.
Posted 2 years ago by Erik S.
Never order from this restaurant. Horrible service. Its been so long I placed order and my food is not delivered yet. I have called up twice and everytime I am getting some different excuse.
Requesting everyone ...dont order any food from here and never visit this place.
Horrible Horrible Horrible Horrible....
I wish I would have got option to give rating in minus
Posted 2 years ago by Prabhat M.
Always a little spicier than I order!
Posted 2 years ago by Lee Ann G.
Delicious Indian Food. Great prices as well. For 8 dollars I got a carton of rice, slice of naan, and a carton of Vegetable Korma which was delicious. The only problem was that, for a restaurant that is fairly close to me it look forever to deliver. After an hour of waiting and no updates on Food Tracker I called in. Only then did my food come 15 minutes later.
Posted 2 years ago by Kathy G.
This is the best Indian spot in Hell's Kitchen. I highly recommend the dal makhani.
Posted 2 years ago by Kate G.
Good for the price but unexceptional.
Posted 2 years ago by David W.
Nothing special. Chicken was rather dry, and there was not a lot of it.
Posted 2 years ago by Sam L.
Incredibly slow service. The food is decent but I pre-tipped them 25% and it still took 90+ minutes and 2 phone calls to get my food, when their estimate was "25-40 minutes." I used to order form here all the time and it's just been getting slower and slower.
Posted 2 years ago by Bryan H.
They estimated 24 - 40 minutes for delivery time. After an hour, I called and was told that it would be another 20 minutes. I'd avoid this place.
Posted 2 years ago by Donald H.
the food is sensational
Posted 2 years ago by Jennifer L.
Over 1hr to deliver and good is cold. Not worth the money
Posted 2 years ago by Fadi A.
Delivery missing items. Incomplete order delivered.
Posted 2 years ago by Dmitry G.
baigan bharta is SO good -- they're serious about spice. Love the naan. Always fast delivery. solid indian spot.
Posted 2 years ago by Chloe M.
decent price and food. left overs. BAD. raita like water & no plate.
Posted 2 years ago by MATTHEW K.
Always delicious, always prompt delivery and great quality for a decent price
Posted 2 years ago by Michael M.
Fast delivery, large portions, tasty food.
Posted 2 years ago by Asha S.
fast delivery but tasteless food.
Posted 2 years ago by Christian C.
Tasty food and great lunch specials. Delivery is a little slow but worth the wait.
Posted 2 years ago by Elsa A.
Always huge portions and tasty food. The spice level is always what I want. Very quick delivery.
Posted 2 years ago by Kirk H.
Food was average but delivery took 90 mins. When it finally did arrive it was a mess in a soggy bag. The bottom of the paper bag was gone. Several containers were completely empty as it had all leaked out. I had to throw the entire thing in the trash. I called the restaurant and they said they'd credit my card. Better be true because I won't let this go. Now I'm starving and angry. Think twice about ordering from here.
Posted 2 years ago by Laura B.
The food is very good, but the delivery takes forever. Every time I order from here, the food is at least 20-25 minutes later than the estimated delivery time. At 9 pm, it's no fun waiting until 10:30 to eat.
My thoughts: Order from here, but order while you're still only "kind of" hungry -- because you'll be really hungry by the time the food actually arrives.
Posted 2 years ago by Lauren H.
The food was late, cold, and inedible. The chicken was old and hard to chew.
Posted 2 years ago by Erick S.
Amazing chicken delicacies.. closest to real Indian food I've experienced at NYC.
Posted 2 years ago by Danish K.
Absolute terrible service. I order from here all the time. Tonight, after waiting for TWO HOURS, I called. They kept me on hold, said their delivery guy had gone to the wrong address, and finally told me that the food had been delivered. I confirmed with my building that it had not. Terrible customer service. Won't order here again. Wish I could give zero stars.
Posted 2 years ago by Ilana B.
Great, quality Indian food and the best part is when you ask for MILD SPICE, they give you mild spice. Quick delivery, too!
Posted 2 years ago by Alice A.
No complaints, good food.
Posted 2 years ago by Karl G.
For Hell's Kitchen it's your best bet for Indian. Be aware they are constantly slow regardless of pick-up or delivery.
Delivery took too long (a little over an hour). And the meal was already cooling down when it arrived.
Posted 2 years ago by Nihietwei E.
Horrible delivery service. Food was cold and took more than 1.5 hours to get the food when estimated time was 25 min.
Posted 2 years ago by Rewan P.
I was extremely disappointed by the delivery service of Basera; I've had some difficult delivery problems with other restaurants in the past, but this was by far the worst. First, it took an hour for me to recieve a call that the food had arrived (est. 25-40 wait), which happens, and when I went downstairs about 2-3 minutes later, mostly waiting for the elevator, the delivery person was no where to be found. I waited for about 5 minutes (sometimes the delivery people tell you they're there before they arrive so they don't have to wait--ok) and called the restaurant. This is where things took the worst turn I have ever experienced with seamless ordering -- the manager (of all people) told me that both the delivery person and he, personally, had called me and no one had answered so the delivery person had gone to the next delivery. Not only do I have no idea what he was talking about, given that I had recieved a call just before coming down, but the manager was extremely rude and accusatory, I had no missed calls and he said they had a policy of not leaving voice messages, so I have no idea if they actually tried to call me and, for some reason, could not get through. In any case, what was really troubling to me about this experience was the attitude of the manager. I won't be ordering from Basera again.
Posted 2 years ago by Ryan R.
Solid but nothing exceptional.
Posted 2 years ago by Samuel R.
Food took an hour plus, stone cold. The "tracker" sent a text to say the food left 50 minutes before it got there (the restaurant is 4 blocks away) - so much for the tracker. A call to the restaurant after 45 minutes got the typical take out restaurant lie - "he left already" without even so much as a check on the order status. Basically treat customers like crap - should not be be on Seamless.
Posted 2 years ago by Anthony C.
Food is inedible salty. Ordered multiple times thinking maybe it was that one batch. Do not order.
Posted 2 years ago by Dylan H.
The quantity and quality are both quite good. Service was timely. My special requests were honored with no questions. The only thing preventing me from giving a 5-star rating is that the Chicken Tikka, each time, has been quite dry. I make my own raita that mostly overcomes this issue but tandoori chicken should not be this dry every time.
Posted 2 years ago by Jim F.
Posted 2 years ago by Adam G.
Food was great until I found a rubber band in the sauce. Not an addition I was hoping for. Won't be ordering from here again. :(
Posted 2 years ago by Erica A.
Chicken was a bit dry, food might be a three, but it was a bit of a mess when it showed up (curry sauce mess anyone?). Can do better I'm sure.
Posted 2 years ago by Chris P.
Truly authentic and totally delicious.
Posted 2 years ago by Justin A.
Solid Indian for a reasonable lunch-priced meal.
Posted 2 years ago by Karen F.
Really bad food. Excessively coloured, and with v minimal flavour/taste. The paneer in the paneer korma was overcooked and chewy, and the korma just wasn't tasty. The goat biryani looked appetizing but wasn't flavourful. The gulab jamun was particularly bland, probably the worst I've ever had I'm sorry to say. The mango lassi tasted like mango frooti. The only thing palatable was the plain naan. Such a disappointment.
Posted 2 years ago by Kiruthika B.
Quite good, the tandori chicken is very tasty :D
Posted 3 years ago by Vincent G.
Ordered Medium spice, but it wasn't spicy at all. Not a good sauce to meat ratio either (and it was too tomato tasting for my liking). fast delivery, fair portions
Posted 3 years ago by Adrienne H.
Decent naan and paneer korma, but the chicken tikka masala was awful and the tandoori mixed grill was among the worst things I've ever eaten
Posted 3 years ago by Abhishek G.
Mixed grill is decent. Stuffed roti is decent.
Posted 3 years ago by Rahul P.
Everything tasted great
Posted 3 years ago by John T.
Great Indian delivery.
Posted 3 years ago by Raffi d.
Excellent value Indian food just off the beaten path. Lunch specials offer an abundance of food, and there is an excellent selection of vegetarian items. I strongly recommend both the Eggplant and the Chick Pea specials.
Posted 3 years ago by Jean T.
yuck orange food coloring and ragu spaghetti sauce is not indian food. Worst chicken tikka masala I've ever had. Tastes nothing like it's supposed to taste. It's very sweet, tomatoey and Neon Organe with some green herbs floating around in the sauce. Naan and rice very good.
Posted 3 years ago by Daniele C.
fantastic lunch specials.
be warned, when it says vinegar sauce, theres a HEAVY dose of vinegar in there...
Posted 3 years ago by Michelle C.
Really good lunch deals!
Posted 3 years ago by Jae Young L.
awesome, fresh, not greasy like a few others i've tried around midtown/midtown west and the taste or seasoning was heavenly!!!
Posted 3 years ago by Debbie R.
Extremely rude staff. Food came with an orange coloring, and when we called to find out what it was, it took them 5 minutes to admit that there was a coloring, after which they proceeded to vehemently deny it. All we wanted to know was, what the coloring was, to make sure no one was allergic to it. The front manager slammed the phone on our face after being extremely rude. Would never order from here again, and might even consider reporting to the health department.
Posted 3 years ago by Rama N.
Very nice Indian option for midtown lunch. Lunch specials are reasonably priced and generously portioned - a 16oz container of whatever curry you ordered, and a 16 oz. container of rice with a couple of large pieces of naan. Hot means HOT, so be prepared if you order your food spicy. Will be part of our regular rotation from now on.
Posted 3 years ago by Amber S.
Good but not great- but they arrive quickly
Posted 3 years ago by john c.
I placed an order, because I have liked the food before, but I ordered EVERYTHING MILD and this delivery came spicy. I'm not sure what happened this time, but all three orders were super spicy, which is ridiculous when there is a mild choice. Unfortunately, I will not be ordering from them anymore. Sorry Basera!
Posted 3 years ago by Sarah B.
Pretty good for Delivery. Efficient. Great Size helpings. I order Vindaloo lunch and has not been disappointed.
Posted 3 years ago by Wadood C.
Great food, good quick service...the lunch specials are fantastic!
Posted 3 years ago by Aaron F.
Best Indian Food in all of Hells Kitchen without a doubt. There is not even a close second. You would need to go across town or downtown to find better, consistently prepared Indian food. Expensive but most Indian food worth eating usually is. Saag is always flavorful and chicken in dishes is almost always moist and tender. Naan is only ok, a bit dry, and not on par with the rest of their food. I have tried them all, uptown, downtown, and Basera is one of the best in the whole darn town if you love deep intoxicating Indian cuisine.
Posted 3 years ago by Larry W.
Warning: Some of these reviews say that they couldn't taste any spice, or that their food was not spicy enough... I added "extra spicy" as a note to my order of Chicken Tikka Masala and I it could very well be the spiciest Indian food I have had in NYC. I thoroughly enjoy extremely spicy Indian food so I'm giving this place 5 stars for the fact that this particular dish was so hot. When I say hot, I mean that as a seasoned spicy food eater, this made my eyes water... it made my mouth so hot it was almost numbing, my throat closed up, and I think my stomach might be bleeding. If you enjoy HOT then add "extra spicy" as a note and you won't be disappointed. Don't order something medium and then complain that it's not spicy enough. As a side note, the naan and calamari wasn't that great, although I'm a bit far from this place so it could be that it was just soggy from delivery. I've ordered from this place before, but figured I would try it because of the delivery week prix fixe special.
Posted 3 years ago by Garrett M.
Great food and very tasty. Fast delivery as well.
Posted 3 years ago by srinvas r.
Great Indian food with fast service.
Posted 3 years ago by Rishi J.
I had the lamb rogan josh, it was okay. Not the best or worst indian food I've had in NYC. Could have used more of a flavor kick, but maybe thats because the default order is mild. Also, the naan wasn't as fluffy as I like. Would order again if other neighborhood spots prove disappointing. Price was right and quick delivery.
Posted 3 years ago by danielle c.
Good tikka massalla but not crazy ... Nice delivery guy !!!!
Posted 3 years ago by Chris K.
Order the lamb vindaloo every time. Probably the best I've personally had in the city. Great heat, and flavors are on point.
Posted 3 years ago by Mark C.
The Chicken Makhani was really good but the portion wasn't big enough in terms of chicken (plenty of rise and sauce, though). Delivery as advertised - 45 minutes. I'll give them 5 stars once they put in more protein (or drop the prices).
Posted 3 years ago by Victor S.
I ate the Mattar Paneer and broke out in hives. Not sure what kind of food preservatives they use.
Posted 3 years ago by Nancy N.
Delicious every single time. No exceptions.
Posted 3 years ago by Keirin C.
Posted 3 years ago by Fred W.
These guys delivered my food so late. Over 2 hours late.
Posted 3 years ago by Vikram J.
Posted 3 years ago by Michael L.
One of my neighborhood faves. Always delicious.
Posted 3 years ago by Lori E.
3.5 Stars. Better quality when you eat in! Decent when delivered.
Posted 3 years ago by Heather W.
First time ordering. Got vegetable biryani. Literally had a gnarly hair in it.
Posted 3 years ago by Stephanie S.
Fast delivery. Great food. Thank you
Posted 3 years ago by Tolu A.
Posted 3 years ago by Mamta S.
Not the best Indian food I've had. We ordered the Paneer Makhani and the Chicken Makhani, and both were okay at first but went downhill after each bite. It could just be a Makhani issue, but I am in no rush to order from here again. Also, $4 for 2 small pieces of plain naan. Really?! We were really looking forward to an Indian food night and the quality of the food was disappointing. Hopefully their other dishes are better.
Posted 3 years ago by Rebecca C.
I have ordered from here a few times and eaten in person once here too. The food is generally very good. I was however dissapointed this evening when I called to let them know that a peice of the chicken tandoori I ordered was very undercooked, and he said "it was only one peice, I'll tell the chef" and then quickly hung up.
Posted 3 years ago by Greg K.
Tasty & timely. The Basera Daal was excellent, and (finally) when they say "spicy" they mean it. Just like home! The samosas were a bit heavy on the potato and tasted like grease, but the sauces that accompanied them were so delicious I ate it anyway.
Posted 3 years ago by Katherine M.
Took more than an Hour
Posted 4 years ago by Milind K.
Some of the BEST samosas ever!
Posted 4 years ago by Melanie S.
Fantastic. The chicken tandoori is amazing. Super fast delivery, great food. WIll definitely try again!
Posted 4 years ago by Michael C.
Great food, lots of food for the money, my new fave Indian place.
Posted 4 years ago by Bryan L.
I really do enjoy the lunch special from Basera... the portions are huge and tasty. However, the estimated delivery times are normally about half (30 minute estimate turns into TWO hours) the reality. Furthermore, when you call to look into the status of the order the staff is not helpful. For this reason I will no longer order from Basera, and suggest you take your business elsewhere as well.
Posted 4 years ago by Nicholas P.
Have ordered from here many times and the food is consistently good. Also, I recently mistakenly sent them to the wrong address and when i realized it an hour later, they were at my apartment in 5 minutes with my order perfectly intact, hot, and as consistent as ever. Good food, great service!
Posted 4 years ago by Robert S.
really subpar for the price. tikka masala tasted like tomato sauce; bread was chewy; chicken was not cooked tandoori. Minar is way better and way cheaper
Posted 4 years ago by Robin A.
We love this place! It's not always the fastest, but the food is ALWAYS hot and delicious. Very high quality, and tasty to boot!
Posted 4 years ago by Liza K.
this place used to be great, but then they delivered late and rudely several times in a row. i'll take my good business somewhere else.
Posted 4 years ago by Jen B.
Terrible terrible service. Ordered at 7:30 for delivery at 9:15pm. Does not arrive. Calling gets the standard "it's on its way" - this was at 9:45pm. Was placed on hold for 10 minutes. Terrible. Not the only game in town, will never order again.
Posted 4 years ago by Jackie T.
Fast but food was passable.
Posted 4 years ago by Anatoliy Y.
It was just okay. I ordered lamb vindaloo, which was very tender. That's good. The rice was just right with good flavoring. But the naan bread had an odor to it and wasn't delicious. I've had better.
Posted 4 years ago by Lillian Y.
Some of the best Indian in midtown
Posted 4 years ago by Kristin O.
Food not arrived a little cold
Posted 4 years ago by Paul H.
Eh. Wouldn't order again.
Posted 4 years ago by Elizabeth M.
Not my best Malai Kofta, but still OK. Too spicy, but that was my mistake asking for medium spice. One of the condiment containers broke open in my the and made a mess too.
Posted 4 years ago by Evan N.
Mutter paneer was really bad.. Had ta very weird smell. Wouldnt order again from here
Posted 4 years ago by Naveen B.
Good - but a bit pricey for the amount of food.
Posted 4 years ago by Allison B.
Delicious food! Kind of pricey though
Posted 4 years ago by Rebecca A.
Food was great, but it took 80 minutes to deliver and they forgot one of the two items we ordered. Very good food, but they kept us waiting a very long time.
Posted 4 years ago by Rochan R.
Some of the worst Indian food. I ordered Chicken Biryani. The classic preparation will have succulent chicken and spices overflowing into the rice. The chicken was dry and the rice was flavorless ! Will never order from here again
Posted 4 years ago by Rohit C.
BEST INDIAN FOOD IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD!!!
Posted 4 years ago by Mary S.
I LOVE Basera Indian Bistro! The food always has such great flavor. I've tried a few things on the menu and have been extremely pleased with all of them. Delivery is very fast, and the portions are big enough that I can usually make another meal out of the leftovers. The prices are reasonable (except for the $4 naan ...). This is definitely my favorite Indian restaurant.
Posted 5 years ago by Kira N.
Excellent food and super fast delivery! Highly recommend.
Posted 5 years ago by Kirsten C.
Very impressed with the Chicken Tikka Masala.
The sauce was amazing and truly spiced right with great flavor.
The chicken was thoroughly cooked and I know it sounds silly but that's a big bonus too.! The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because I paid 4 bucks for a side of Naan!
Hey we all love naan, and I don't regret getting it, but I was still a bit irked that it cost $4 (im used to paying at most 2 bucks for naan). BUT once again, of all the Indian places I've tried in this area the Sauce was the most delicious. Looking forward to trying some other things out..
*I should note it did take almost an hour for delivery. I didn't mind..was worth the wait...But If you are already hungry and in a rush..just bear that in mind. (Better to be surprised with an early delivery then what feels like a late one right?)
Posted 5 years ago by Eric D.
Nice enough...not blow your mind amazing, but definitely more than acceptable.
Posted 5 years ago by Rebecca M.
The delivery time was good. The tandoori chicken was tasty, but the pieces were fairly small. The lamb saag was good, not overwhelming.
Posted 5 years ago by Daniel W.
Do not order form here if you are in a rush - it will take over an hour to deliver and you will need to call to ensure that they even obtained the order.
Posted 5 years ago by Sonal M.
Good quality, spicy and quick delivery. Would definitely order again.
Posted 5 years ago by Steve K.
This place is awesome. We have tried many different Indian restaurants here in the city. Basera was the last place we tried. We have been ordering from them since. The tika masala has the right consistency and flavors that you would expect. Its all white meat chicken, which says alot! Many places say its white meat, but many give you dark fatty pieces of meat. The chicken tika dish is also a favorite of mine. Its all white meat chicken, well marinated, and never dry. The onion nan is amazing
Posted 5 years ago by Scott M.
I order from them all the time. And each time, the food is fresh and delicious. Except one time, when i ordered half hour before closing time, the food wasn't fresh.
Posted 5 years ago by Jasmeen N.
nice food, but not very spicy, even when you go for the hottest.
Posted 5 years ago by Mike W.
Chicken tikka was phenomenal and the raita was one of the best I've had in Manhattan. The portions are large and I was very satisfied
Posted 5 years ago by Evan E.
One of the best Indian restaurants in Manhattan. Food comparable to the food you get in the restaurants in India. Their Chicken Tikka Masala and Chicken Tikka Saag is awesome.
Posted 5 years ago by Vikrant B.
The Chickrn Tikka Masala was delicious. Long delivery time though.
Posted 5 years ago by Elly P.
My food always comes piping hot--which is quite a feat for delivery! Good portion size (I usually have enough for leftovers). Lunch special gets you both hot naan and yummy basmati rice.
Posted 5 years ago by Cristina D.
LOVE this place!! SO yummy and the portions are a really good size.
Posted 5 years ago by Gabriel C.
Posted 5 years ago by Joshua R.
This place took 2 hours to deliver food to my apartment. DO NOT ORDER FROM THEM. When I placed a call after an hour, they told me the food was already out for delivery. 35 minutes later it still did not come and I was told the same response and then hung up on after being polite.
Posted 5 years ago by Jack C.
Tikka Masala and Chicken Korma were very bland in spite of the fact that they order "medium spicy." The Tikka Massa tased sort-of like canned tomato sauce (think Ragu) and there was nothing in the Korma aside from chicken (no vegetables, nuts -- nothing). The Chana Masalla, ordered "spicy" was the best of the bunch and is the only thing I would consider ordering again. However, I am confident I won't be ordering again.
Posted 5 years ago by Emily L.
Great tasting food!
Posted 5 years ago by Ritu S.
The food is good but $3 for a can of soda is highway robbery.
Posted 6 years ago by Sharon A.
I always order the chicken tikka masala lunch special. The portions and value are excellent here as well as the flavors and the naan. I do sometimes get disappointed with the dryness of the chicken tikka, but the delicious masala sauce more than makes up for it.
Posted 6 years ago by Sara B.
chicken vindaloo and tikka masala are AMAZING. my new fav indian restaurant in the city. absolutely the BEST. if you're reading this, stop reading and order your food already!
Posted 6 years ago by Bo N.
Really good Indian food with fast and friendly delivery service!
Posted 6 years ago by Jonas A.
The worst Indian food I've ever had. I wish I had read some of the other reviews before ordering. The chicken masala tastes like it was cooked in tomato sauce. The coconut soup was milk with some dry shredded coconut added at the end. The rice was good.
Posted 6 years ago by Joseph K.
The food here is absolutely delicious, definitely recommended!
Posted 6 years ago by Kendrick L.
Chicken tikka masala tastes like Campbell's tomato soup - can't taste any spice at all, just sugar.
Posted 6 years ago by Jessica A.
Don't waste your money if you get chicken dishes. They simply boil chunks of chicken to put in whatever sauce you order. I ordered Chicken Vindaloo and Chicken Korma. The chicken pieces were absolutely tasteless since they do not marinate the chicken. Will not order from this place again.
Posted 6 years ago by James L.
This place rocks the house....they use all white meat...thank the lord...Chicken Tikka Masala...GOOD....Shrimp Biryani....GOOD...Soy Patties....GOOD.....we go here very often and the lunch special kicks butt!!
Posted 6 years ago by Nina N.
vindaloo was very good
Posted 6 years ago by John S.
Best Indian food in Midtown, hands down. Try the Chicken Tikka Saag!!! It's AMAZING!!!
Posted 6 years ago by Amy H.
Barely any lamb in the Lamb VIndaloo--just mediocre sauce. And dry samosas. Never again.
Posted 6 years ago by David B.
OK, but nothing special. The sauce for the Chicken Tikka Masala was very ketchup-y & the samosas were heavy and greasy. They were also very laid-back on delivery; took roughly 45 minutes for the food to show up, I wasn't in a hurry so that was OK, but the food wasn't very hot when it got here. Don't think I'll order from here again.
Posted 7 years ago by Hannah B.
This place stinks vs other, better, Indian restaurants. I should have known with the lower prices. The Chicken Tikka was okay...Lamb Curry stunk. Rice was bad, and they screwed up my order.
Never ordering from here again.
Posted 7 years ago by Quincy E.
The food was good but the delivery service was poor. The delivery man did not have a phone and, when they could not find him after 45 minutes (the original estimate had been 15-30 minutes), they had to send a second delivery man with my order.
Posted 7 years ago by Rachael W.
TERRIBLE. We ordered our food and was given the standard 15-30 minutes for delivery. We live 7 blocks from the restaurant and called after 35 minutes of waiting. We were told it would be another 10 minutes, the delivery guy just left. 20 minutes later still no food. Finally 30 minutes late the food arrived and was nice and COLD! Called to cancel the order. Nothing was done to keep our business and show us we were valued customers.
TERRIBLE SERVICE AND DELIVERY TIME. Only order from here if you want overpriced COLD food!
Posted 7 years ago by Carrie M.
Excellent food, tasty and spicy. Large portions, enough for lunch and even dinner.
Posted 7 years ago by Samir H.
We order from Basera all the time and the food never disappoints. The chicken tikka masala is a personal favorite, the food always arrives hot and is consistently delicious. I recommend going to the restaurant if you get a chance (they usually give us a free desert!) but it's just as good if you order in, too.
Posted 7 years ago by Matt M.
DELICIOUS! We ordered extra food under the premise that we would save it for lunch the next day. Unfortunately for us the food was too tasty and we ate all of it! We will DEFNITELY order from here again. YUM!!
Posted 7 years ago by Victoria G.
I think it's one of the best indians in the city & I order delivery pretty much every week. I took my family there for lunch last month when they were in town - the consensus was (and we're a family that eat a hell of a lot of indian) that the food was very good, the staff were friendly and at the price it was a total total steal.
The only improvement I'd want is to have vindaloo/tikka masala sauces sold as separate orders. I like to order 'chicken tikka' and then have a vindaloo or tikka masala sauce on the side to tip on. At the moment I have to make a choice - chicken tikka OR tikka masala OR vindaloo - if they could add the sauces as separate then I'd be even happier - but as far as good, reliable indian food in New York City goes this place is 5 Star anyway.
Posted 7 years ago by Miranda P.
best in hell's kitchen - enjoyable lunch specials
Posted 7 years ago by Jingle H.
Good food but spotty delivery
Posted 7 years ago by Kevin C.
Posted 7 years ago by Darius C.
The best Indian food that I have ever had! Try the Malai Kofta, Chicken Korma, and Lamb Vindaloo - just to name a few of the wonderful, spicy, flavorful dishes. The Naan (both garlic and stuffed) is excellent. If you want to have an evening out (rather than ordering in), I recommend venturing to Basera. The atmosphere is warm and inviting, with an open front for warm evenings. Importantly, the wait staff is friendly and attentive, and the chef appreciates complements. We enjoyed several complimentary items after raving about his talents -- for example, the veggie fritters and mango chutney, which we will definitely add to our list for our next order!
Posted 7 years ago by Heather D.
If this is good Indian food, then midtown is in real trouble. YUKE. The best part of the meal was the rice.
Posted 7 years ago by Ashly D. S.
Definately the best Indian food in Hell's kitchen!
Posted 7 years ago by Aaron D.
Had bindhi masala lunch special. It came with Naan and basmati rice.
It was just ok, I have had better and worse. The rice was interesting, it had cloves and saffron in it.
I also ordered the vegatable samosas. They were good but alittle on the plain side.
Posted 7 years ago by Joe A.
Wish there was a 1.5....cause I round up. Okay, first of all, the food was 20 - 25 minutes early, but I happened to already be home so that wasn't a problem even though I just got home from the gym. Better hot and early than cold and late. I ordered a tossed salad (typically not an indian specialty), veg. samosa's, roti, basmatic rice, and a chicken curry dish (forgot which one).
The salad was warm from the other dishes being in the same bag and the balsalmic vinagrette dressing was just balsalmic vinegar! Yuck. The rice and the samosa's were average at best, and the chicken was rubbery and not particularly flavorful.
Not giving these guys a 2nd chance.
Posted 8 years ago by John D.
I ordered the Chicken Tikka Masala, samosa, and the onion naan. The onion naan was the best of the 3. the samosas were kind of small and a little dry. The tikka masala sauce was just ok and chicken was very dry. i would not order again. i find sapphire to be much better.
Posted 8 years ago by Jason E.
very fast delivery, excellent food, and they always throw in freebies. a little expensive, but worth it.
Posted 8 years ago by Marina F.
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