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246 E 51st St, Frnt 2, New York City, NY 10022-6513 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #835 of 11,659 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $40
Sun - Sat 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Indian
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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
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Cross street: Between 2nd & 3rd Ave
Transit: 6 train, 51st Street Station
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Two days from home first thing I landed in NY i craved for rice. I was in 48th street, goggle and got the address. At first difficult because the outside of the restaurant is so inconspicuous. Once inside the lunch was good, reasonable priced. Friendly and quick service. Food presentation was nice, will recommend at least once. One suggestion the... More

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Chisinau, Moldova
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54 reviews 54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This is an excellent and reasonable Indian restaurant close to the UN. the lunch specials were great, i had a mesclum salad in a papadom (excellent idea) and chicken vindaloo for a good price. service was friendly and quick and the restaurant was modest but cozy. i highly recommend and hope to return.

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Highland Park, New Jersey
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156 reviews 156 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We both loved our meals at Amma! In fact, my friend said it was her favorite restaurant after spending 4 days in NYC for a business trip. She had a chicken dish that came with 3 breasts ++. She said it was absolutely delicious and took a good portion back to the hotel. I had the Dum Aloo - which... More

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Miami, Florida
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I am basically from India and I know pretty much everything about Indian food. These people are terrible and they are ripping the poor customers by serving something of very poor quality who don't know much about Indian food. I really don't know how this restaurant has got the good rating so far. The experience I had with my friends... More

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Albany, New York
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78 reviews 78 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Amma is a wonderful restaurant. Great service and interesting twists on traditional Indian cuisine. Went during restaurant week. I had forgotten that oddly and they only offered the restaurant week menu to us although they offered the regular menu to other tables. Still food, service and presentation were very good.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

The restaurant is located on a first floor of building in mid town. A bit small but amazing Indian food prepared and served with a passion. Recommended for anyone looking for good Indian food in a small setting.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I'm in this part of NYC from time to time, so decided to give it a try for a quick lunch. The food is excellent, as many reviews have said, but when I saw the place from the outside I nearly didn't go in. It looks dirty and it also needs some work inside. Even just a lick of paint... More

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Winnipeg, MB
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

Flavours that exploded in your mouth, attentive, excellent service, we loved it here. We were here for restaurant week and had their fixed price menu. Right from the cold cucumber soup to the awesome appetizers, the spicy lamb for me, the prawns for my wife and the too die for cheesecake it was all fantastic. Highly recommended

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Great Indian food, good variety, comfortable seating, extremely courteous service. We always make Amma our first stop on every visit to NYC.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The restaurant was initially recommended to me in 2000 by the New York Palace Hotel. I have since been back on several occasions including a Christmas Eve dinner. The food is always amazing. Authentic Indian cuisine...like home cooked food on Manhattan's east side. It's a very small restaurant, so booking is a must. I've had their fish starter...followed by a... More

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