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DNA Info – Indian Restaurant Pushed Out By Rising Rent Returns to Bleecker Street

larger GREENWICH VILLAGE — A family-run Indian restaurant pushed off of Bleecker Street years ago by rising rents and damages inflicted by Hurricane Sandy is returning this fall with new, healthier fare. Surya stood at 302 Bleecker St. for more than a decade, run by chef-restaurateur Lala Sharma from 2001 until late 2012 when Hurricane Sandy hit at the same time that their lease was expiring and the rent was set to increase, said Sharma’s son, Abishek….Read more >>

CBS – Dinning Deal: Surya

The hallmark of this Indian Cuisine is its depth of its flavor… Read more >>>

GOTHAM – Surya is Back with Revamped Food & Drink Menus

The selection of Colonial Street Chaats—savory snacks—are perfect to pair with the Indian beers available on tap, as well as the house-made cocktails. …Read more >>>

MyInforms – Surya returns!

The décor of the new restaurant is casual and inviting—with warm hues of espresso wood, gold walls covered with vintage photographs, and a granite bar surrounded by military-style bar stools, lit with Edison bulbs…Read more >>>

NY Daily News

The revamped menu by chef Lala Sharma features scallops pan-sauteed with sweet and tangy tamarind coconut sauce; and dalcha machchi — salmon tikka cooked in the tandoor with lentils in a light sauce flavored with turmeric, bay leaf mustard seed and curry leaves……..Read more >>>

Observer Style

The relaxing and comforting flavors all tie in with the decor, which features warm hues of espresso wood and gold walls covered with vintage photographs, and a granite bar surrounded by military-style bar……..Read more >>>

Broadwayworld Review

Though the menu looks to the past for inspiration-including bringing back favorite signature dishes from the original Surya-Chef Lala and his team look to the future for their cooking methods, techniques and ingredients. The food is delicately seasoned and beautifully spiced with exciting flavor profiles, while still being homey and comforting…….Read more >>>

I Just Want To Eat Review

I like Surya: they have some very good dishes with amazing flavors. This is definitely a place to know, outside of the well known curry hill. Would I go back? Definitely, and I will for sure re-order the lamb……Read more >>>

Cititour Review

If you want a drink, there are several red and white wines by glass and bottle and a large, rotating selection of beers. Cocktail your thing? Monsoon Iced Tea combines two kinds of rum with tea while the Tajmopolitan tweaks the usual with Absolut kurant vodka, Chambord, lime and cranberry juices…Read more >>>

EPOCH Taste – Surya is back!!!

Chef and owner Lala Sharma (of Swagat and Savoury on the Upper West Side) is reopening his restaurant Surya, which closed several
years ago. The new digs are on Bleecker Street….Read more >>>

FSR Magazine – Surya Returns to the West Village

For more than a decade, chef/owner Lala Sharma’s Surya was a beloved restaurant in the West Village, offering sophisticated Indian cuisine. When it closed several years ago, it left a noticeable gap in the neighborhood. In the intervening years, Sharma and his family owned and operated restaurants developed a devoted following at Swagatand Savoury on the Upper West Side.

But now, Surya is back on Bleecker Street in a beautiful new space—with a new concept for a new generation.  Read more >>>