History

Opened in 2007, we provide the wonderful people in and visiting Saratoga Springs with fine quality Indian Dining, Buffet and Catering services

Karavalli is unique as an Indian restaurant anywhere in the world. It is a gourmet trail of the many diverse regions of India. It serves food from as many as six different regions of India and has a team of specialist chefs from India, each producing their own regional specialties. This makes Karavalli, the winner of more appreciation than any other Indian restaurant in the New York Capital District and Saratoga Area.


Karavalli derived its name from the coastal region in India stretching from Kasargod in Kerala to Kundapura in Karnataka, this region now consists of two districts, Mangalore and Udupi.

Karavalli combines high quality ingredients with fresh herbs, and whole spices to create a menu that mixes the best of traditional cooking from the sub-continent with more innovative dishes.

We provide services like : Weekday Lunch Buffet, Weekend Maharaja Buffet, A la Carte Dinner, Takeouts, Gift Cards, Catering for any occassions.

Testimonials

Bhavin Shah

Fantastic Service with delicious food. They made us Jain food on very short notice.
Best restaurant in the area. – Bhavin Shah

RichardValentine

Last evening July 5th my family and I visited your lovely restaurant and we all had our choices of food from your very comprehensive menu. We were excited and more than pleased with the dishes and it is our wish to be regular visitors to your ‘jewel in the crown’ of Saratoga Springs. Thank you all for a lovely meal so nicely presented and with so much courtesy.- Richard Valentine

Mark

Good food, wide range of options (including vegetarian/vegan), lots of delicious appetizers, and especially attentive service (we were checked up on many times, always had water, and our server was funny). Definitely get the tap water instead of the fancy bottled water that costs $. I had lamb with a spicy curry, and it was very tasty. Would recommend. I’m just a tourist, but it’s likely a highly competitive local option. The food seems appropriately priced all things considered. Not cheap (as you’d expect of a family owned, authentic Indian restaurant), but not especially expensive either. – Mark Sfeir 

Our Chef

Santhosh Kochuparambil, with one of his favorite meals "Fish in Banana leaf", that can be made with tilapia, mahi-mahi, snapper, calamari or salmon served with a blend of fascinating spices and herbs of Santhosh's own making. The main course includes an ample serving of white rice, mixed salad and also also comes with piping-hot thin garlic bread.
Santhosh Kochuparambil, at Karavalli Restaurant on Caroline Street, prepares the curried shrimp sauce for the Cochin Snapper, a whole red snapper cooked in an Indian clay oven.

Head Chef (Owner) – SANTHOSH KOCHUPARAMBIL

  

Santhosh started out working at a local country restaurant in his native India, and began preparing food one day when the chef didn’t show up. A friend encouraged him and he decided to go to culinary school.

Once there, his teacher recognized his talents and knew he was destined for big things. Before long, he was working for Taj Group Of Hotels and Resorts, a five-star hotel chain, and strengthened his resume with a course in hotel management. His horizons broadened further when he landed a job in Russia, working for an American company as a pastry chef.

By then, he had the experience to make his biggest move yet, coming to New York where he worked at a number of Indian restaurants. One thing led to another and now he’s a partner in his own business.

“He is a natural for the business,” said Jim Pabis, a Spa City businessman and former chairman of the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce. “The first thing you notice about Santhosh is his warm, friendly, welcoming personality. He’s also an impressive entrepreneur. He trained at India’s equivalent to the Culinary Institute of America. He has the true entrepreneurial spirit, coming to the U.S. and opening a restaurant in three locations after traveling the world. His business acumen becomes apparent when you experience consistent, great-quality food coupled with excellent customer service. It’s also interesting to note his team-building leadership skills, which clearly shine with the attitude and consistency in his employees.”

Santhosh first visited the Spa City in 2002. “It was so busy, we couldn’t even walk on the street,” he said. “Then we began thinking, ‘Why don’t we open a store here?’ But we couldn’t find a location.”

Karavalli cuisine encompasses foods of the southwest coast of India, as many as six different regions, highlighted by fresh herbs and whole spices to create traditional and innovative dishes alike. Santhosh specializes in seafood and South Indian recipes, everything from rack of lamb to chicken tandoori.

“I’m very happy with Saratoga,” Santhosh says all the time. “It’s a beautiful place with nice people. Our customers are very important. They’re like my family. I know what they want. We want to make this work.”

Indian

95%

International

55%

Fusion

75%

Desserts/Pastry

80%
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0 TALENTED CHEFS
0 TRADITIONAL DISHES

Quote

“A customer is the most important visitor on our premises, he is not dependent on us. We are dependent on him. He is not an interruption in our work. He is the purpose of it. He is not an outsider in our business. He is part of it. We are not doing him a favor by serving him. He is doing us a favor by giving us an opportunity to do so.”

 

– Mahatma Gandhi –

Services

We are proud to present the following services and ammenities

CENTRAL LOCATION

Just a 10 minute walk from Broadway/City Center.

CARRY OUT

Patrons can call the restaurant or go online to place an order for Pickup

CATERING

We do catering for any kind of occasions. We also parties with live cooking. Contact us for more information

FULL BAR

We have a full bar and we do serve a wide variety of beverages (alcoholic, non-alcoholic, Hot and Cold)

VEGAN

We provide several delicious Vegan dishes

WEEKDAY & WEEKEND LUNCH BUFFET

We have daily Lunch Buffet and Weekend Maharaja Lunch Buffets

PARKING

Street Parking / Parking in the Lot in front of the restaurant. This may at times be full as Saratoga Springs is always a busy city

GLUTTEN FREE

We have several Glutten Freen dishes

GIFT CARDS

We also provide Gift Cards

CUSTOM EVENTS

The restaurant hosts a variety of organized events and special banquets, parties, holiday parties, etc.

DINE IN

We provide a fine dining experience

ADJUST TASTE

We are more than happy to adjust the spice level and take any special requests

We are open:

Tue – Fri:   11.30 am – 2.30 pm

Tue – Thu:   5.00 pm – 9.00 pm

Sat – Sun    12.00 pm – 3.00 pm

Fri – Sat   5.00 pm – 10.00 pm

Sun:   5.00 pm – 9.00 pm

Monday Closed

Contact

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Please feel free to contact us for any questions. We do Catering for any kind of occasions (this includes normal buffet style Catering, or live cooking Catering), take outs, online order, Gift Cards etc..

We also have a full bar featuring the top brands of drinks and inhouse smoothies, cocktails etc..

We will are open on Mondays for dinner only during the Race Course Season (July 24th 2017 – Sep 11th 2017) in Saratoga Springs. Outside the Race Course season, we will be closed on Mondays, but will be more than happy for to provide service for any Catering, parties etc..

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