Established in 2000.
Utsav was opened in 2000 by Emiko Kothari who owns and runs a chain of 19 Indian restaurants in Tokyo. This is her only U.S. location and is managed by her granddaughter Nandita Khanna.
Utsav, a word with origins in Sanskrit, means Festival.
India, a land of many regions and cultures has an abundance of festivals to celebrate. Each Utsav in India is an explosion of colors, sounds, and rituals climaxing with a sumptuous feast that highlights the conclusion of that festival.
Having enjoyed Utsav before the COVID closure in NYC, our group of 5 friends were there when Utsav opened its outdoor dining on July 6th. The covered patio space felt quite roomy to accommodate tables with safe distancing. Starting cocktails with crisp broccoli & spicy chicken appetizers, our main courses included fish tikka, Chilean sea bass grilled to perfection, marinated lamb chops that melted in the mouth, chicken, dals, raita, assortment of naans & paratha. Each one of these was flawlessly done to perfection. Service was courteous & attentive as always - It all meant for a memorable get together after months of covid isolation.Sneha G.
Wow! Can’t believe they didn’t use this great outdoor space before! Food was finger licking good and I was taken care of like family! Congrats on the reopening!Ritu B.
UTSAV IS BACK...and firing on all cylinders!
Chana Masala and Bhindi to die for!
Dine al fresco on the plaza between 46 & 47th streets, a few steps West of 6th Avenue. With $ you save...cross the Ave and Buy a Bauble! Indian par excellence!
If you are looking for a great Indian restaurant with amazing goat biryani, samosas, fish tikka, please look no further. They have outdoor seating that adds to an incredible dining experience. But the most impressive part of our excellent dining experience was our server, Mr. Roop from Dehradun, he handpicked our selection and truly understood what we were looking for. Please go visit our friend and enjoy an amazing Indian food service in the heart of Midtown NYC.Harpriya S.