Utsav Has Their Own Takeaway Biriyani
It’s been forever since I’ve been to Utsav, the fancy all you can eat Indian buffet on 46th Street btw. 6+7th. So when I was told by a friend over at Epicurious that they were now serving Biriyani for take out, I was pretty excited! I’ve never tried their buffet (it’s too expensive!) but their take out food, which is available daily just inside the front door, is good (especially for those of you who prefer spending a little extra on slightly fancier Indian food.)
The guy behind the bar at Utsav told me that they’ve always had biriyani to go (and that might be true… like I said, it’s been awhile.) But either way, it was the first time for me. $8 gets you a decent amount of biriyani (the tray is deeper than it seems) and it had a ton of chicken. Nice flavor, good kick, and definitely a bit more refined than the version at the Biriyani Cart (which is a couple hundred feet away on 46th and 6th). For the price, I’ll probably still stick with the Biriyani Cart (I’m a cheap bastard, and you know I love ‘em!), but if you’re looking for something a bit more authentic, less greasy, and more refined, Utsav’s biriyani would make a great addition to yoru lunchtime rotation.
Utsav, 1185 Ave. of the Americas (btw. 6+7th Ave., btw. 46+47th St., 212-575-2525