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A Little Taste of Home: South Asian Cuisine in New Haven

A Little Taste of Home: South Asian Cuisine in New Haven

For a city of its size, New Haven boasts a abundance of restaurants serving delicacies from throughout the planet. If you take a stroll around, you will notice that there is no dearth of South Asian cuisine either. These restaurants are great places to meet up with friends or grab a bite to eat when you’re already too tired and hungry to cook. In fact, as you explore the city and your stomach begins to grumble, you’ll have trouble deciding which of these delicious destinations you should eat at!

Take a walk down Elm street from the New Haven Green, and once you have taken in the beauty of some of Yale’s oldest buildings at Old Campus & Cross Campus, you will reach the shining oasis of Broadway and all its little shops … including the South Indian restaurant Thali Too.


65 Broadway
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 776-1600

Take a stop and enter a world of aloo poori, masala fries, kothimer chawal, pulihora, and best of all … DOSA! When you come here, try ordering the Dean’s Dosa at least once – and maybe bring a friend or two to help you finish it! There is a good reason it is called the Dean’s Dosa. On Sunday, indulge in their all-you-can-eat buffet service where you can eat a bit of their best menu items, brought straight to your table!


Leaving the Broadway area, you can walk down York street past the Yale Repertory Theater and towards the medical school. On your way, you will pass by … no you won’t! You will be drawn to the amazing scents of curries and naan wafting out of New Haven’s finest South Asian Restaurant, Zaroka! This is a place you can never pass by.


148 York St
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 776-8644


At Zaroka, be prepared to lose yourself in rich, creamy chicken tikka masala, palak paneer, savory lamb curry and mouth-watering bhindi masala and baingan bhartha. For a little variety, order the gobi manchurian and the momos. Don’t forget, Zaroka has an all-you-can-eat DAILY lunch buffet that you won’t want to miss, and on Sundays they always have some extra special items at the buffet! To celebrate ask for any of their cocktails, such as the Raja & Rani Lassi. With you Yale ID, you also get a 10% discount here on your total bill. Here is a place you can really call home – the food so good and the ambiance so welcoming, and most of all, the service is fantastic and friendly!


Now, going back beyond main campus, up Church street past the green, the public library and the courthouse, take a turn on to Grove to discover Sitar Restaurant. Here, enjoy traditional North Indian style cuisine and fresh delights straight from tandoor, or drop in for some chaat and chai.
45 Grove Street
New Haven, CT 06510
Finally, take a detour down Orange street towards the Ninth Square District, where we will end our journey at Thali. Of the same family of Thali Too, Thali showcases exquisite, creative variants of Indian fine cuisine. Though a bit pricey, it’s a great place to experience ‘Hi-Fi’ dining.
4 Orange Street
New Haven, CT 06510
(203) 777-1177
Be sure to explore the delicious food at these restaurants – you will pleasantly find that a little reminder of home is just around the corner.

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