a block from Times Square
close to most major Broadway theatres

About us

Utsav serves traditional Indian dishes with a festive flair. Each major region of India's diverse cuisine is adequately represented in Utsav's menu. Our dishes are authentic but served with a twist.

In addition to our a la carte menu, we serve a buffet at lunch and a 3-course pre-fixe dinner, designed for theatre goers & perfect for those heading to the Laura Pels Theatre next door.

We offer three private spaces to host your next event. A room for 25, another for 75 & also a full buyout of the restaurant for 200 people. Happy Hours at the ground level bar daily from 4-7 pm. Outdoor dining available in summer.

Come enjoy the Utsav experience in our beautiful & spacious second-floor dining room with floor to ceiling windows overlooking an open-air plaza with street views.


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.