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246 E 51st St, Frnt 2, New York City, NY 10022-6513 (Manhattan)
212-644-8330
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Ranked #914 of 11,875 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Indian
Neighborhood:
Midtown
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Between 2nd & 3rd Ave
Transit: 6 train, 51st Street Station
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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We visited the Amma on Christmas Eve and had a fantastic meal. The food was fantastic, the service was excellent and the waiters were very friendly. The restaurant is not large but has a great atmosphere and I would thoroughly recommend this restaurant for lovers of Indian food.

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Amma is a quiet upscale Indian eatery near Lexington and 50th. The lunch crowd was subdued but clearly into Indian food. Reminded me of a residence converted to a restaurant. The waiters are knowledgable, the food was sophisticated and the overall experience was excellent.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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91 reviews 91 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We made reservations for three for dinner, upon arriving we were offered a tiny table more suitable for two persons rather than three adults. Besides...the table was in a corner next to built-in seats on the side were right next to me lay a toddler fast asleep, The child's parents made no effort to accommodate their child in such a... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Amma is probably as close to fine dining as a North Indian kitchen can get in North America - even my sophisticated friends from Mumbai were pleasantly surprised. The spices are deliciously balanced and the flavors are on point - finally you may order your food "hot" without fretting about the excess chili afterkick to the back of your palate.... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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106 reviews 106 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I may have had the not-so-tasty dishes because I can't fathom this being the best Indian restaurant in New York. I had the butter chicken and although not bad, it wasn't by far the best I've ever had. Service was very good, it seems that all waiters and the manager are there to serve you, it's not compartmentalized as in... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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106 reviews 106 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Had a fabulous dinner at Amma one night. Lovely atmosphere, attentive service and great food. Would definitely return if in NYC again!

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New York City, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

My wife and I really enjoyed this nice, quaint restaurant. I enjoyed the Okra and Lamb Vindaloo. It is a somewhat upscale traditional curry house, with a nice variety on the menu. Absolutely recommend as a Traditional Curry House. Located in mid-town on the east end, very close to Grand Central.

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Palm City, Fla
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134 reviews 134 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We came here because my daughter lives across the street. She loves the place! I was a little concerned given some of the negative comments surrounding service and attitude. There people must have eaten at a different place that I did. We arrived on time and were immediately seated by a man with both personality and a smile. The place... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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145 reviews 145 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Delicious Indian food! All dishes were amazing! Lamb and chicken curry were made to perfection. So were the starters. An excellent Indian restaurant! A full bar included

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I have eaten here several times while in mid-town. The food never disappoints. I just happened to visit twice in the last two years for restaurant week and the fixed menu was terrific. The portions were very substantial and I have never heard a complaint from anyone in my party about the food. Love the Nan! My only complaint would... More 

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Additional Information about Amma

Address: 246 E 51st St, Frnt 2, New York City, NY 10022-6513
Phone Number: 212-644-8330
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: Indian

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