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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 #886 of 11,751 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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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

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
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

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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100 reviews 100 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 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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132 reviews 132 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 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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140 reviews 140 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

Dont hesitate - just go there. Unassuming little place that I unfortunately only discovered on the last day of my NYC trip.

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Monarch Beach, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We wanted to have some good Indian cuisine while visiting New York. When we arrived at six, the restaurant was empty. We ordered the mixed grill and shrimp tandoori, cauliflower, okra, and garlic naan bread. We were the only customers but it took a long time for the food to arrive. The dishes were just warm when it was served.... More 

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Melbourne, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This is a small place. Interesting menu. Good food. The side of the yellow lentils was amazing. tandoori food was excellent. good service. We were four of us and hungry. There was no bad dish and the quantity of food was adequate. Like other Manhattan Restaurants if you add some drinks it gits expensive. Worth a trip. Make reservations

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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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