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Amma

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246 E 51st St, Frnt 2, New York City, NY 10022-6513 (Between 2nd & 3rd Ave)
6 train, 51st Street Station
212-644-8330
Today
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Fine Dining
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 130
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  • 69
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Pricey but good

So after last nights extremely disappointing experience, I thought I will try this restaurant. Didn't book but generally I find for a single person most restaurants are able to find a table. And so they did. This is a small in the house corridor type of venue. A little dark. I was put on a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Bettiah
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London
via mobile
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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London
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

So after last nights extremely disappointing experience, I thought I will try this restaurant. Didn't book but generally I find for a single person most restaurants are able to find a table. And so they did. This is a small in the house corridor type of venue. A little dark. I was put on a corner table where there was... More 

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Madrid
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I know Amma for some time now and I love to go there, it's impossible to go without a reservation, the ambiance is very simple, the food, THE BEST! Try the 5 course Menu, each dish is a delight to the senses

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Arlington, Virginia
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141 reviews 141 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Cozy restaurant - restaurant had the feeling of dining on the first floor of a row house - was a nice change from some of the larger trendy or more sterile restaurant options. Staff was very welcoming, prompty took the order, promptly delivered each course, promply cleared dishes from each course, stopped by to check that everything was satisfactory, and... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This is a place where you can get authentic Indian food. However, some people can have difficulties with the menus as many dishes are not very standard ones. We ordered vegetarian dishes, crispy okra, jackfruit biryani, stuffed eggplant and a paneer dish. The food was simply awesome specially the crispy okra and jackfruit biryani. Apart from food,the place is quite... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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139 reviews 139 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Amma is a small restaurant located inside an apartment, so you feel in the living room of a classic midtown building. The decor is dated, it feels 80´s, pink with peach. The staff isn't the most welcoming. The menu is strange for a virgin in Indian food. I didn't understand anything of the menu. We had the trio of stuffed... More 

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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76 reviews 76 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

How many Indian restaurant you know close between lunch and dinner time? Amma does. That means you're getting food from people who are well respected and well rested. The food is fantastic from start to finish. Try to dress up as this is mid town and the U.N. is few hundred yards away. Expensive? Yes, Worth it? YES.

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Shanghai, China
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64 reviews 64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

This is the 2nd time I go to Amma. The first time I had the chance to enjoy their "sampling menu" which takes you on a tour of all the Indian cuisine they have to offer. Unfortunately this time was not the case since I went quite late for diner. Still, the food is really good, the service as well.... More 

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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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92 reviews 92 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 246 E 51st St, Frnt 2, New York City, NY 10022-6513
    (Between 2nd & 3rd Ave)
  • Public Transportation: 6 train, 51st Street Station
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: 212-644-8330

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Midtown
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