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Sapphire Indian Cuisine

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Upper West Side
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1845 Broadway, New York City, NY 10023-7622 (60th/61st)
+1 212-245-4444
12:00 pm - 2:45 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:45 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have passed by this restaurant many times, but I assumed that it was one of those sub-par, fast food, Indian restaurants that only cater to the "lunch hour" crowd. I did read the Yelp reviews, but I was skeptical of their authenticity. I finally gave in because I needed a quality, not terribly expensive restaurant that was within walking... More 

Thank Silvereagle
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107 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food. We liked what we ordered. Chicken masala with rice and some other good dishes. The service is very nice and professional (even too much but it's better than none)

Thank IrisIsrael
Boston, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Saphire is one of the best indian buffets I have been at for the price. Friendly staff and great food for the price

Thank Sergio P
Brooklyn, New York
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297 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a spacious and comfortable restaurant just about a block away from Lincoln Center. It is probably the least expensive full-service restaurant you'll find in the area and is also one where you can usually just walk in without a reservation. The food is very good although not exceptional. I think the quality has gone down a bit over... More 

Thank Bookistan5
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26 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

I had the lamb vindaloo which is very good. The garlic nan is a superlative sponge to let you savor the vindaloo sauce. BTW, the Mullagatawny is first class. I'll be back when I hit Manhattan at least once. I only visit NYC for one week a year so I'm always trying new places. This place is repeatable.

Thank David S
New York City
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225 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

First, I would have given a higher rating but had a chicken dish that was not cooked enough. When I pointed the very pink meat out to our waiter, he just shrugged his shoulders. I discovered this after sampling all the food that was gluten free.I thought he would have shown this to the manager as uncooked chicken can be... More 

Thank SusanNewYorkCity
North Wales
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

We had a good meal here on the last night of our vacation. All our starter and main dishes were of a good standard and the service was efficient and friendly. There was also plenty of vegetarian choices for my wife, which is a rarity. Slightly expensive, but this is prime location in NY.

Thank Welshman_on_2ur
Flemington, New Jersey
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89 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

The people are friendly and service is great. They are there to explain any questions. They food is well spiced but not hot unless you request a higher level of heat. They have both veg and non veg choices.

Thank Patfrancis55
United States
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016

Friendly staff, delicious food. Elegant decor, but casual dress (within reason please!) is ok. Convenient walk to LIncoln Center.

Thank btwrd
San Diego
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016

I have been going here for years and was not disappointed. The food is as good as ever and this time had some new creative aspects. The service is superb, discreet and very attentive. The atmosphere calm and elegant, with lots of room around the tables. Everyone I have ever brought here goes back again as well. My one recommendation... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $80
Indian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:45 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:45 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:45 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:45 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:45 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:45 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1845 Broadway, New York City, NY 10023-7622
  • Public Transportation: A,B,C,D 19 Columbus Circle
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-245-4444

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