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Imli Indian Bar And Restaurant

1136 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10065-7963
+1 347-781-7685
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good45%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“samosas” (2 reviews)
“eggplant” (2 reviews)
“modern indian” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Indian, Asian, Vegan Options, Halal
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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1136 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10065-7963
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We found this restaurant by chance and we’ve had a great time. Lovely service, traditionnal indian dishes. It was a first experience for our children and they loved it.

Thank Celine G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went there specifically to have Samosas but they were out of them. Disappointed but still ready for a good meal. We found the food average at best. The tandori salmon tasted ok but arrived luke warm. The cauliflower fritters were bland. The cheese Nan...More

Thank Rose V
SocialResponse, Customer Service at Imli Indian Bar And Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Rose, Thank you for your valuable feedback. We're sorry to learn that the food wasn't as you expected and hampered the overall dining experience that you had. The points that you have mentioned regarding each dish are important to us and we will surely...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Food was fantastic, the chicken tikka masala that I had definitely stood out to me. Very well balanced sauce and the chicken was cooked to perfection. The only reason I cannot give this 5 starts is due to the service. The server was inattentive, never...More

1  Thank Vanessa S
SocialResponse, Customer Service at Imli Indian Bar And Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Vanessa, Thank you for the feedback. Glad to know that you liked the food especially the chicken tikka masala. However, we apologize for the inconvenience you faced due to the service and the points that you have mentioned regarding it are helpful to us....More

Reviewed August 12, 2018

Simply wonderful. I married a Brit, so I've done curry. The Curry Mile in Manchester has nothing on this place. It is superior to anything I've had in the UK, and those folks over there just adore their Indian food. Four of us shared 4...More

Thank Doug A
SocialResponse, Customer Service at Imli Indian Bar And Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2018

Thank you Doug for your kind words. We're pleased to know that you liked all the four dishes and left as a happy customer. A lot of effort has been made to make sure that the service adds to the overall dining experience and we're...More

Reviewed August 9, 2018

We recently tried IMLI for the first time. We think it is the best Indian food that we have had anywhere. Our gracious host, Chad, guided us through the many choices of their lunch special of 2 appetizers, main dish and dessert for only $13;...More

Thank Alan S
SocialResponse, Customer Service at Imli Indian Bar And Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2018

Hi Alan, Thank you for joining us for a meal. Feels great knowing that you consider us to be the best Indian food that you've had anywhere. This is exactly the kind of experience that we want to leave on all our customers. What do...More

Reviewed August 3, 2018

My husband and I are frequent customers (both in-person, and via Seamless) of Imli, and we are in agreement that it’s currently the best Indian food available in Manhattan. While prices are on the higher side, the portions are generous and the food is delicious....More

2  Thank delphi927
SocialResponse, Customer Service at Imli Indian Bar And Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2018

Hi Delphi, Thank you for being a regular with us. We're pleased to know that you consider us to be the best Indian food restaurant in Manhattan. Further, we profusely apologize for the issue you had with the staff not taking care of your requests....More

Reviewed May 25, 2018 via mobile

New modern Indian I just discovered in my neighborhood. Tried the lunch special menu for $13. It was abundant and tasty, with a good variety of options. Will be back to try more.

1  Thank antiques223
SocialResponse, Customer Service at Imli Indian Bar And Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2018

Hi, Thank you for giving us a try. We're happy to know that you were pleased with the food and found us reasonably priced too. We have a lot of other interesting options on the menu that you're sure to like. Be back soon!

Reviewed May 24, 2018

Had a take out dinner. The restaurant has a nice interior and a patio area. The staff were very friendly and the Lamb Saag I had was delicious. The samosas could have been a little bigger, but they were very tasty.

Thank Sherlock-usa
SocialResponse, Customer Service at Imli Indian Bar And Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2018

Hi Sherlock, Thank you for joining us for a meal. Feels great knowing that everything from food to service hit the mark for you. This is exactly the kind of experience we want to leave our customers with. Be back soon!

Reviewed May 9, 2018

We had a super delicious dinner here. Loved the fact that there were many dishes served tapas style and tucked into the lamb chops and tandoori chicken. The veggie-looking samosas were fabulous and the peppers stuffed with potatoes really, really hot! We liked the samosas...More

Thank Bi-coaster
SocialResponse, Customer Service at Imli Indian Bar And Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2018

Hello, Thank you for your visit and sharing your experience with us. We're glad that you liked everything you ordered, especially the samosas. We have a lot more options on the menu that you're sure to like. Looking forward to your next visit.

Reviewed May 9, 2018

We like good Indian food and have had lots of it, primarily in London, where high quality Indian cooking is easy to find. Many Indian restaurants in the US are rather routine. Imli is not. Imli is excellent. The menu is limited. There is no...More

1  Thank SanFranciscoGuy634
SocialResponse, Customer Service at Imli Indian Bar And Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2018

Hey, Thank you for an informative review. We're glad that you liked it here. We strive to be the best Indian restaurant in the area and your review assures us that we're heading in the right direction. There are a lot of interesting options for...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
$9 - $28
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1136 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10065-7963
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 347-781-7685
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Description
Hip Indian bar and restaurant serving old world Indian food at an affordable price. Serving street fare, exclusive brunch and regional food with a twist. Enjoy our bar and outdoor seating.
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