Lahore Deli

Indian Restaurant and Snack Place$$$$
SoHo, New York
  • Rachel W.
    "According to cabbies, this is the best chai tea spot in the city."(6 Tips)
    Paul T.
    "really good and the samosa w/chickpeas"(26 Tips)
    Vincent C.
    "Great hole in the wall place for cheap Indian cuisine."(6 Tips)
    Saad K.
    "The chai here is hands down the best I've had in NYC."(20 Tips)
76 Tips and reviews
  • samosas
  • chai
  • cabbies
  • hole in the wall
  • authentic
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  • Neil S.
    Neil SanchalaFebruary 13, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The samosa with chickpeas is really good. They cover one ($3) or two ($5) samosas with chana, then add a yogurt sauce and a tamarind sauce. The chana crumbles into the samosa and the flavors combine.
    Upvoted Sep 6
  • Saad K.
    Saad KhanFebruary 3, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    The chai here is hands down the best I've had in NYC. Chai is always brewed fresh and never stored in a thermos so you get a piping hot cup of chai every time. Flavored with a hint of Cardamom.
  • refinery29
    refinery29August 3, 2014
    This, easy to miss, cheap (we're talking $1 samosas) hole-in- the-wall is a popular cabby joint in West Soho. You won't hear much English, but we're not complaining. Read more
  • Humayun R.
    Humayun RashidAugust 30, 2013
    Cash only spot. Chicken Biryani is pretty good. Portions are generous. Dude is super nice (brown discount?) and was willing to give us more food. Oh and its super cheap. You can't go wrong!
  • Spotted by Locals - city guides by locals
    This is how it works: For $ 5 you get a dish of rice to which you can add three sides of your choice (okra, eggplant, lentil, lam, chicken, fish and daily specials). Read more
    TheFatAppleNYC.comSeptember 26, 2013
    If you're craving something delicious and affordable get a $1 samosa and a $2 "chicken patty" (ground chicken in a flaky croissant-like dough) and revel in this secret deal
  • Guru P.
    Guru PinglayMarch 31, 2015
    They make the first batch of fresh biryani at 11am for the cabbie lunch rush and the next batch at 3:30pm. Also try the fantastic meat-filled pastry puffs.
  • Akshay P.
    Akshay PatilJanuary 30, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Chicken sandwich is $4 and tasty. Get a samosa too if you're hungry. Add chickpeas ("chole") to the samosa if you're really hungry.
    Upvoted Sep 6
  • Paul T.
    Paul TepperFebruary 1, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The chai is really good and the samosa w/chickpeas is a great deal - get full on $3, or 2 samosas if youre real hungry. Good veg options. I don't do rice & veg because they usually give too much rice.
  • ZZubin
    ZZubinMay 6, 2015
    For $6 you'll get a big plate of biryani and chickpeas. Think about a cart chicken over rice and make it 2x as good. A little ding for the lack of yogurt availability, but I'll survive
  • Sabina B.
    Sabina B.September 9, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Hole in the wall where all the cabbies go so you know it's authentic. Best samosa in the city, and the chai and chicken sandwich are tasty too.
  • MKG
    MKGApril 25, 2012
    This hole in the wall has some of the best and cheapest curries in town. Try the chopped chicken or yellow lentils. Add a samosa if you're still hungry!
  • Talisa C.
    Talisa ChangFebruary 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Chicken sandwich is $4, served on a big, flat hamburger bun with shredded lettuce, tomato, onion and mayo, and is awesome. Get a $1 veggie samosa while you're at it.
  • Ray L.
    Ray LinMarch 31, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Fill up with a tasty chicken sandwich (lettuce, tomato, chicken patties and sauce on a burger bun) and samosa with chickpeas. Great combo for just $7
  • Lindsay T.
    Lindsay ToussaintApril 3, 2015
    Great prices, authentic food, and friendly people. Very little space to eat, but it's a good grab-and-go spot. Amazing samosas.
  • Winn O.
    Winn ODonnellSeptember 23
    Best hole in the wall chicken and rice Indian place. Lots of quick cheap indian dishes to go like spiced lentil dahl etc.
  • Laurence P.
    Laurence PaverdJune 15, 2012
    Hidden treasure ... though increasingly well known to locals & Taxi drivers alike. Excellent ground chicken curry among other dishes.
  • Evan S.
    Evan StaffNovember 16, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Skip the chicken biryani and get the large three-veggie plate, featuring a rotating cast of deliciousness (the eggplant is the best though).
  • Andy S.
    Andy StevensMarch 12, 2013
    The New York cabbies know best! Delicious and authentic food for an amazingly small number of American dollars
  • Max S.
    Max SklarOctober 1, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Get the chicken sandwich: tastes great, not to big or too small, add a side to make it a lunch.
  • Mallory 🍟
    Mallory 🍟November 11, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the veggie platter! Chickpeas, lentils, and cauliflower is my favorite combo.
  • Ramona
    RamonaJune 12, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Hands down the best chai in NYC. Convinced it's laced with crack. Splurge for the giant cup for $2, treat yo self.
  • Rafi S.
    Rafi SyedJanuary 30, 2012
    Chicken sandwich is good but served on a hamburger bun -- ask for pita if they have it. Samosas look great
  • Luna J.
    Luna JaySeptember 11, 2013
    The menus, 2 Samosas ($5) and Small Veggie plate with no rice ($5)
  • Cullen M.
    Cullen MacDonaldAugust 13, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Get a lunch special. Bed of rice with cauliflower, lentils, chickpeas. Stay away from the meat, it's got bones all in it.
  • Brendan M.
    Brendan MJanuary 29, 2015
    Best no frills lunch in the neighborhood - also rotational menu is tops
  • Vincent C.
    Vincent CheungOctober 3, 2011
    Great hole in the wall place for cheap Indian cuisine. Biryani chicken over rice with choice of veggie for only $6.00 Read more
  • Gal A.
    Gal AmirMarch 21, 2015
    Samosas are wonderful, so is the rest of the food selection. Chai is yummy!!!
  • Douglas W.
    Douglas WidickSeptember 3, 2013
    Was desperate in the area and everything was either closed or super fancy. I loved the cheap quick Indian food!
  • Ian S.
    Ian SpalterMarch 29, 2013
    $3 lentil soup here is a better deal the the dal at Hampton Chutney co. and has more kick.
  • Patrick K.
    Patrick KanaleyJune 21, 2013
    Tasty, quick, and cheap. Go for the chicken curry, rice, and veggies.
  • Mike O.
    Mike O'DeaAugust 26, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    One of my favorite cups of chai in the city. Cardamom floaters. Also don't forget o toss some mango pickle on your food
  • Andrew Y.
    Andrew YungMarch 28, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Ask what they have cooking that's fresh. Order that no matter what it is. 👌
  • Garett P.
    Garett PressAugust 13, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    I'm a wuss and I don't like bones in my meat. If you're like me opt for the chopped chicken.
  • refinery29
    refinery29August 3, 2014
    What to order: Lamb with rice, Lentils. Read more
  • William H.
    William HJune 3, 2013
    Dollar samosas never fail. Dollar-fifty Chai is the best thing you never knew you were missing. That door to the left? It's a bathroom!
  • Andrea K. C.
    Andrea K. CastilloSeptember 6, 2012
    For 4 bucks I got a samosa, side of curry chicken, and a mango juice. Win!
  • Anil
    AnilFebruary 16, 2014
    Might want to try those chicken patties. They might be delicious
  • Zack D.
    Zack DavenportMarch 31, 2014
    Cheapest, most delicious hole-in-the-wall in SoHo.
  • Talisa C.
    Talisa ChangJune 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Feeling irresponsible? Get a flaky pie with curried chicken for $3.
  • C
    CMay 19, 2014
    Can't beat it for price, speed, and service in this neighborhood
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsApril 13, 2013
    Slim takeout shop that caters to taxi drivers, not bad for a late night snack.
  • Daria
    DariaJune 13, 2012
    Get the chai tea and the rusk biscuit to go along with it.
  • Rachel W.
    Rachel WellsFebruary 12, 2012
    According to cabbies, this is the best chai tea spot in the city.
  • J Crowley
    J CrowleyApril 9, 2012
    This place has been serving Indian food 24 hours a day since 1995!
  • Amy R.
    Amy RobertsonMarch 20, 2015
    $1.50 chai makes you wonder why you ever pay $4 for lesser chai
  • Rikin D.
    Rikin DiwanMay 6, 2014
    The chai is like how good Indian aunties make it!
  • Luna J.
    Luna JaySeptember 10, 2013
    Got 2 samosas with chickpeas and lentils.... oh God didn't expect to get this full with $5 menu
  • The Spark Group
    The Spark GroupAugust 11, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Go to Lahore Deli and get yourself delicious $1 vegetable samosas. Can you say WIN?
  • Robert T.
    Robert ThompsonJanuary 26
    The best chai and curry in NYC at at hole in the wall.
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