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“Consistently very good vegetarian Indian food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Amma's Kitchen

Amma's Kitchen
7633 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45237
513-821-2101
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Ranked #104 of 1,721 restaurants in Cincinnati
Cuisines: Indian
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Cincinnati
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“Consistently very good vegetarian Indian food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

I have been a patron of Amma's for years. Their food is always delicious. Many times I have brought guests from out of town and they rave about Amma's. They have excellent all vegetarian dishes (Kosher). The true test is when you enter the restaurant, you often see large Indian families enjoying the feast; they will tell you that Amma's food reminds them of home, truly authentic. Go for the lunch buffet where they specially prepare you a dosa at no additional cost. Their soups are hot and spicy, the lentil dishes are always cooked to perfection, and I love the lemon Basmati rice. Be prepared to loosen the belt a notch (or 2), especially if you are tempted by their sumptuous desserts. All for one low price at lunch ($9.50).

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Ottawa, Canada
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“Simple Super South Indian Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

When I am on road, after few meals loaded with chicken, fish, beef etc. my taste buds for long for some home cooked vegetarian food. And I got what I wanted here in Amma's kitchen (Amma - Mother). Buffet had several choices, healthy, not floating in oil or butter or heavy cream. Sambar was superb. Everyone gets only one dosa in buffet. I wish I got more. For that price it was worth. Cauliflower pakoda was crisp and tasty.

AP and TN folks - do not expect too spicy food here.

Gulab Jamoon was fresh and in hot syrup, unlike many Indian restaurants where it is served cold, old and stale.

Payasam was very good too.

No bloated feeling for a buffet lunch - best part of dining.

Very much satisfied and would like to go there again.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Best vegetarian restaurant i town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Amma's Kitchen is both vegetarian and kosher and it is also vegan friendly. They have a large menu and appeal to both Indians and those who aren't Indian but love Indian food. They are known for their huge dosas. The best time to attend is during their lunch buffets, particularly on days such as New Year's or Christmas Day. You can count on the restaurant to be open on holidays and expect it to be crowded on those days. The restaurant usually brings out extra dishes on days such as holidays and Mother's Day. Be sure to order dosi when you sample the buffet. They are individually made and are included in the price.

Visited July 2013
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“The best buffett ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

I loved the food and service !!! This was the best "home made southindian food " made by amma means mom !!!
What a great buffett even u get dosa o

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Vegetarian southern Indian”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013 via mobile

Not typical Americanized creamy Northern Indian. Love the dosa. Mostly a buffet but can also order individually. The only southern Indian restaurant in Cincinnati.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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