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.
Fantastic Service with delicious food. They made us Jain food on very short notice.
Best restaurant in the area. – Bhavin Shah
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
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.”
Just a 10 minute walk from Broadway/City Center.
Patrons can call the restaurant or go online to place an order for Pickup
We do catering for any kind of occasions. We also parties with live cooking. Contact us for more information
We have a full bar and we do serve a wide variety of beverages (alcoholic, non-alcoholic, Hot and Cold)
We provide several delicious Vegan dishes
We have daily Lunch Buffet and Weekend Maharaja Lunch Buffets
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
We have several Glutten Freen dishes
We also provide Gift Cards
The restaurant hosts a variety of organized events and special banquets, parties, holiday parties, etc.
We provide a fine dining experience
We are more than happy to adjust the spice level and take any special requests
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
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..