Grub Street

Here's What Everyone Was Eating at Last Night's New York Taste

November 2017


Zagat

Eat This Now: 20 Fall Dishes to Try in NYC 

October 2017


Extra Crispy

Masala Fried Chicken & Technicolor Waffles

"NYC’s Babu Ji is serving the breakfast classic with a few twists"

October 2017


Grub Street

Here Are All of the Culinary Stars That Will Be at This Year's New York Taste

October 2017


imbibe

Banarasi Gold: A Mango Lassi Cocktail

"Modeled after the mango lassi, an alcohol-free drink made from yogurt and mango, the Banarasi Gold is a boozy version of the creamy treat."

September 2017


Zagat

10 New Burgers You Need to Try in NYC

"Samosa burger and Aussie burger at Babu Ji (coming soon)"

September 2017


Zagat

Eat This Now: 20 New Dishes to Try in NYC

"Garlic cheese naan at Babu Ji"

July 2017


Travel & Leisure Mexico

La India occidental

Julio 2017

“Jessi Singh, chef y fundador de Babu Ji, un clásico de San Francisco que estrena dirección en Nueva York, nos presenta sus platillos favoritos en el menú.”


Supercall

5 Hydrating Watermelon Cocktails for All-Day Drinking

July 2017


Lucky Chow on PBS

with Danielle Chang 

The New Indian

A new generation of chefs and entrepreneurs is finally bringing the amazing cooking of the world’s second-largest country to a broad American audience. Danielle interviews a former financier who offers a light, healthy take on Indian classics at his fast-casual start-up Inday; the adventurous restaurateurs behind Babu Ji; and an engineer who started selling chai by bicycle in San Francisco.


Lucky Chow on PBS

with Danielle Chang 

The New Indian

A new generation of chefs and entrepreneurs is finally bringing the amazing cooking of the world’s second-largest country to a broad American audience. Danielle interviews a former financier who offers a light, healthy take on Indian classics at his fast-casual start-up Inday; the adventurous restaurateurs behind Babu Ji; and an engineer who started selling chai by bicycle in San Francisco.


Travel + Leisure

The 34 Best Dishes in the U.S. - Babu Ji Chef's Tasting Menu Curry Sampler

June 2016


Travel + Leisure

The 34 Best Dishes in the U.S. - Babu Ji Chef's Tasting Menu Curry Sampler

June 2016


Food & Wine Magazine

How to Have the Best Wine Year of Your Life

April 2016

“...Tasting menu used to mean expensive. Now it's become a relatively affordable way to explore the menu at casual places. At New York City's raucous Indian spot Babu Ji, chef Jessi Singh offers a seven-course menu for $62 that might include this yogurt kebab-perfect with a semidry Riesling or a beer from the serve-yourself fridge.”


Food & Wine Magazine

How to Have the Best Wine Year of Your Life

April 2016

“...Tasting menu used to mean expensive. Now it's become a relatively affordable way to explore the menu at casual places. At New York City's raucous Indian spot Babu Ji, chef Jessi Singh offers a seven-course menu for $62 that might include this yogurt kebab-perfect with a semidry Riesling or a beer from the serve-yourself fridge.”


New York Post 

Is This Restaurant Really Worth the Wait?

By Claudine Ko - 01/2/2016

“New Yorkers are waiting an hour or more for Indian cuisine at Avenue B and East 11th Street, where Jennifer and Jessi Singh...are putting a fresh, modern and healthy spin on food..."


New York Post 

Is This Restaurant Really Worth the Wait?

By Claudine Ko - 01/2/2016

“New Yorkers are waiting an hour or more for Indian cuisine at Avenue B and East 11th Street, where Jennifer and Jessi Singh...are putting a fresh, modern and healthy spin on food..."


The New Yorker

Tables for Two 

By Silvia Killingsworth - 01/11/2016

“...the supurb chef's menu, made up of street snacks followed by the day's selection of curries, which, on any given night, might include lamb, chicken, or a raw scallop, plus daal, rice and naan.”


The New Yorker

Tables for Two 

By Silvia Killingsworth - 01/11/2016

“...the supurb chef's menu, made up of street snacks followed by the day's selection of curries, which, on any given night, might include lamb, chicken, or a raw scallop, plus daal, rice and naan.”


New York Magazine & Grubstreet

The Best New Restaurants of 2015 - Babu Ji

by Adam Platt - 12/29/2015

"Jessi Singh and his jovial crew breath new life into the familiar curry-house template at this boisterous Alphabet City restaurant."


New York Magazine & Grubstreet

The Best New Restaurants of 2015 - Babu Ji

by Adam Platt - 12/29/2015

"Jessi Singh and his jovial crew breath new life into the familiar curry-house template at this boisterous Alphabet City restaurant."


The Infatuation

New York City's Ten Best Restaurants of 2015 - Babu Ji #1

by Hillary Reinsberg 12/14/2015

“There's no restaurant we've talked about more in 2015 and that's because there's no place we've had a better time. The excellent modern Indian food is unlike anything else in New York and the restaurant's energy...make Babu Ji a place you want to come back to. And bring all your friends back to.”


The Infatuation

New York City's Ten Best Restaurants of 2015 - Babu Ji #1

by Hillary Reinsberg 12/14/2015

“There's no restaurant we've talked about more in 2015 and that's because there's no place we've had a better time. The excellent modern Indian food is unlike anything else in New York and the restaurant's energy...make Babu Ji a place you want to come back to. And bring all your friends back to.”


Eater

Top NYC Restaurants of 2015 - Babu Ji

by Ryan Sutton - 12/10/2015

“Enter Austrailian import Babu Ji, whose self-serve beer fridge, casual vibe, and dashes of creativity... have generated epic waits for dinner."


Eater

Top NYC Restaurants of 2015 - Babu Ji

by Ryan Sutton - 12/10/2015

“Enter Austrailian import Babu Ji, whose self-serve beer fridge, casual vibe, and dashes of creativity... have generated epic waits for dinner."


Zagat

Ten Best Things We Ate in 2015 in NYC 

No. 9 Gol Gappa at Babu Ji

by Kelly Dobkin 12/08/2015

“The impossibly thin, crispy balls contain an irresistable mix of chutney and yogurt. Toss the whole think into your mouth and be prepared for a whole new take on snap, crackle pop."


Zagat

Ten Best Things We Ate in 2015 in NYC 

No. 9 Gol Gappa at Babu Ji

by Kelly Dobkin 12/08/2015

“The impossibly thin, crispy balls contain an irresistable mix of chutney and yogurt. Toss the whole think into your mouth and be prepared for a whole new take on snap, crackle pop."


The Coveteur

Best Hidden Holiday Gems 

by Remington Guest - 12/2015

“I'm actually in love with Babu Ji. Definitely one of the best new restaurants for me. I think about their naan on a daily basis."


The Coveteur

Best Hidden Holiday Gems 

by Remington Guest - 12/2015

“I'm actually in love with Babu Ji. Definitely one of the best new restaurants for me. I think about their naan on a daily basis."


Eater

Babu Ji Infuses Innovative Indian With Momofuku-Style Cool 

by Ryan Sutton 11/10/2015

“Babu Ji, perhaps more than any of its peers, deserves credit for making a lot of us excited about Indian food for the first time since Floyd Cardoz opened Tabla with Danny Meyer in 1998.”


Eater

Babu Ji Infuses Innovative Indian With Momofuku-Style Cool 

by Ryan Sutton 11/10/2015

“Babu Ji, perhaps more than any of its peers, deserves credit for making a lot of us excited about Indian food for the first time since Floyd Cardoz opened Tabla with Danny Meyer in 1998.”


New York Magazine & Grubstreet

Restaurant Review - 2 Stars

by Adam Platt - 08/23/2015

"...One hearty star for the cheerful vibe and another for Singh’s elegant home-style cooking."


New York Magazine & Grubstreet

Restaurant Review - 2 Stars

by Adam Platt - 08/23/2015

"...One hearty star for the cheerful vibe and another for Singh’s elegant home-style cooking."


The New York Times

Babu Ji in the East Village Asserts Its Authority 

by Ligaya Mishan 09/03/2015

“At Babu Ji, which opened in June, the menu is succinct rather than sprawling, the dining room a sleek diagram of black floors, white walls and gray tables, with pops of color from Bollywood films flickering by the bar. A stuffed peacock guards a self-serve refrigerator stocked with craft beer.”


The New York Times

Babu Ji in the East Village Asserts Its Authority 

by Ligaya Mishan 09/03/2015

“At Babu Ji, which opened in June, the menu is succinct rather than sprawling, the dining room a sleek diagram of black floors, white walls and gray tables, with pops of color from Bollywood films flickering by the bar. A stuffed peacock guards a self-serve refrigerator stocked with craft beer.”


Time Out New York 

Restaurant Review - 4 Stars

by Christina Izzo - 08/18/2015

“...it’s the superb kulfi (Indian ice cream pop) that sums up Babu Ji’s intentions...Babu Ji is polished, but it’s not above playing with food."


Time Out New York 

Restaurant Review - 4 Stars

by Christina Izzo - 08/18/2015

“...it’s the superb kulfi (Indian ice cream pop) that sums up Babu Ji’s intentions...Babu Ji is polished, but it’s not above playing with food."


The Infatuation

Restaurant Review - 8.8/10

by Hillary Reinsberg - 07/08/2015

“Every so often, you go someplace new, and you can’t wait to tell everyone you know about it...Today, that someplace is Babu Ji, an Avenue B restaurant serving Indian food and general happiness.”


The Infatuation

Restaurant Review - 8.8/10

by Hillary Reinsberg - 07/08/2015

“Every so often, you go someplace new, and you can’t wait to tell everyone you know about it...Today, that someplace is Babu Ji, an Avenue B restaurant serving Indian food and general happiness.”


The Wall Street Journal

Indian Street Food Finds Home in Alphabet City 

by Angela Chen - 06/26/2015

“...Babu Ji offers more than just curry..."


The Wall Street Journal

Indian Street Food Finds Home in Alphabet City 

by Angela Chen - 06/26/2015

“...Babu Ji offers more than just curry..."

 

Eater

The Hottest Restaurants In Manhattan Right Now - 08/06/2015

“...Babu Ji offers a menu of shareable Indian small plates and curries in a stylish dining room...”

 

Eater

The Hottest Restaurants In Manhattan Right Now - 08/06/2015

“...Babu Ji offers a menu of shareable Indian small plates and curries in a stylish dining room...”


Epoch Times

Mayor of the Block: Babu Ji 

by Daksha Devnani - 03/09/2015

“...At Babu Ji, the flavors are authentic and the presentation is modern, with a focus on high quality...By the end of it we were still licking our spoons..."


Epoch Times

Mayor of the Block: Babu Ji 

by Daksha Devnani - 03/09/2015

“...At Babu Ji, the flavors are authentic and the presentation is modern, with a focus on high quality...By the end of it we were still licking our spoons..."


Food & Wine Magazine

How to Have the Best Wine Year of Your Life

April 2016

“...Tasting menu used to mean expensive. Now it's become a relatively affordable way to explore the menu at casual places. At New York City's raucous Indian spot Babu Ji, chef Jessi Singh offers a seven-course menu for $62 that might include this yogurt kebab-perfect with a semidry Riesling or a beer from the serve-yourself fridge.”


Food & Wine Magazine

How to Have the Best Wine Year of Your Life

April 2016

“...Tasting menu used to mean expensive. Now it's become a relatively affordable way to explore the menu at casual places. At New York City's raucous Indian spot Babu Ji, chef Jessi Singh offers a seven-course menu for $62 that might include this yogurt kebab-perfect with a semidry Riesling or a beer from the serve-yourself fridge.”


Grub Street 

Grub Street's Restaurant Power Rankings - Babu Ji #2 - 08/28/2015

“Count Adam Platt among the (many) admirers of this Avenue B Indian spot. He gives the place two stars: "One hearty star for the cheerful vibe and another for Singh’s elegant home-style cooking..."


Grub Street 

Grub Street's Restaurant Power Rankings - Babu Ji #2 - 08/28/2015

“Count Adam Platt among the (many) admirers of this Avenue B Indian spot. He gives the place two stars: "One hearty star for the cheerful vibe and another for Singh’s elegant home-style cooking..."


NBC New York

Babu Ji's Cardamom, Pistachio & Honey Kulfi - 08/25/2015

“...this is one very special treat...”


NBC New York

Babu Ji's Cardamom, Pistachio & Honey Kulfi - 08/25/2015

“...this is one very special treat...”