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The 10 Best Indian BYOB Spots In Manhattan, New York City

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Updated: 10 November 2016
If there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that booze is expensive in New York City. A glass of wine in a restaurant is equal in price, if not pricier, than a bottle at home. So it’s unsurprising that BYOB (bring your own booze) spots are popular alternatives, as guests can enjoy the perks of a meal out without drastically raising the price of their bill. We profile Manhattan’s best Indian BYOB spots.

Malai Marke

Restaurant, Indian, Vegan, $$$
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tandoori chicken
tandoori chicken | © stu_spivack/Flickr

Malai Marke

Operating under a Michelin star chef, Malai Marke offers fantastic coastal Indian seafood, tandoori dishes, vegan specialties, and more. Enjoy the perks of a spectacular meal without the marked up prices of in-house booze.

Malai Marke, 318 East 6th Street, New York, NY, USA +1 212 777 7729

tandoori chicken | © stu_spivack/Flickr

tandoori chicken | © stu_spivack/Flickr

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12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wed:
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wed:
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thu:
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thu:
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri:
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat:
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

Milon

Restaurant, Asian, Indian, $$$
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Milon

An East Village presence for more than 29 years, Milon offers a menu of fresh, natural ingredients and traditional Indian spices. All dishes are very reasonably priced, with options like seafood, vegetables, and a selection of flavorful curries. A weekly special is also available, ensuring that this meal out won’t burn any holes in your wallet.

Milon, 93 First Avenue #2, New York, NY, USA +1 212 228 4896

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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am

Bhatti Indian Grill

Restaurant, Indian, $$$
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Bhatti Indian Grill

Focusing on North Indian cuisine, Bhatti’s signature dish is the gilauti kebab, made with perfectly spiced, melt-in-your-mouth pieces of lamb. All dishes are reasonably priced, paired with aesthetically pleasing décor.

Bhatti Indian Grill, 100 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY, USA +1 212 683 4228

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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat:
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

Aaheli

Restaurant, Indian, Seafood, Vegetarian
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Saag paneer
Saag paneer | © Jeff Warren/Flickr

Aaheli

Offering northern and southern Indian cuisine, Aaheli offers all of your favorite chicken, lamb, seafood, and vegetarian dishes. Feast on chicken tikka masala or saag paneer (cheese with spinach and tomatoes), paired with savory rice, naan bread, and bhajis, or vegetable fritters.

Aaheli, 826 9th Avenue #2, New York, NY, USA +1 212 969 9010

Saag paneer | © Jeff Warren/Flickr

Saag paneer | © Jeff Warren/Flickr

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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tue:
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wed:
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wed:
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thu:
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thu:
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri:
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sat:
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Tiffin Wallah

Restaurant, Vegetarian, Indian, Kosher, $$$
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Tiffin Wallah

Specializing in Punjabi and Gujarati curries, Tiffin Wallah offers kosher Indian fare, made with wholesome, natural ingredients and prepared in accordance to strict kosher laws.

Tiffin Wallah, 127 East 28th Street, New York, NY, USA +1 212 685 7301

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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thu:
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri:
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat:
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Joy

Restaurant, Indian, $$$
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Naan
Naan | © pulaw/Flickr

Joy

Perfect for vegetarians, Joy offers 20 vegetarian options for the herbivore in all of us. Traditional ingredients and spices are put to good use, plus they deliver to specific neighborhoods if you’re not in the mood for a meal out.

Joy, 301 Flatbush Avenue, New York, NY, USA +1 718 230 1165

Naan | © pulaw/Flickr

Naan | © pulaw/Flickr

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12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri:
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat:
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Panna II Indian Restaurant

Restaurant, Indian, $$$
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Panna II Indian Restaurant

Panna II is ‘where chili pepper lights meets Christmas tree lights.’ With traditional Indian décor, this venue is brightly colored with an authentic vibe. Panna II has been featured on MTV, in the New York Times, in the Village Voice, and more, all of which speak to the delicious authenticity of the food.

Panna II, 93 First Avenue #2, New York, NY, USA +1 212 598 4610

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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am

Raj Mahal

Restaurant, Indian, $$$
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Indian 3 | © hildgrim/Flickr

Raj Mahal

With two dining rooms featuring traditional Indian décor, Raj Mahal is the perfect place for a special, home cooked meal. Opt for delivery to enjoy the perks of an expertly-crafted Indian meal at home.

Raj Mahal, 322 East 6th Street, New York, NY, USA +1 212 982 3632

Indian 3 | © hildgrim/Flickr

Indian 3 | © hildgrim/Flickr

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12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Sat:
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Pippalli

Restaurant, Indian, Seafood, Vegetarian, $$$
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Pippalli

Offering a unique perspective on traditional Indian fare, Pippalli is a warm, cozy dining space that serves delicious Indian dishes. Choose from a wide selection of seafood, chicken, lamb, and vegetarian options.

Pipalli, 129 East 27th Street, New York, NY, USA +1 212 689 1999

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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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5:00 pm - 10:15 pm
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11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Mon:
5:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Tue:
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tue:
5:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Wed:
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wed:
5:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Thu:
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thu:
5:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Fri:
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri:
5:00 pm - 10:45 pm
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sat:
5:00 pm - 10:45 pm

Tikka

Restaurant, Indian, $$$
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Tikka

BYOB until they receive their alcohol license, make the most of Tikka’s temporary policy while you can. Indulge in mughlai biryani – a mix of flavored Basmati rice, whole spices, and garden herbs topped with chicken, lamb, or shrimp. Other classic plates on offer include chicken tikka masala.

Tikka Indian Grill, 185 Grand Street, New York, NY, USA +1 718 768 2262

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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon:
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue:
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thu:
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am