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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)
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
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St. Thomas
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amma's was recommended by the concierge at The Lotte New York Palace. It's a small restaurant with very attentive (maybe a little too attentive) service and excellent food. We had 3 different courses of soup, appetizers, main, and desert. Each was very good and not overwhelming.

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Thank RCWVI
McKinney, Texas
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139 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really enjoyed eating here during Restaurant Week, with fixed price 3 course menu. Excellent chicken tikka masala. A bit on the slow side for service. Quaint dining experience.

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Thank drdmromeo
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was on a trip to NYC, St. Regis concierge recommended Amma as we asked for an Indian Resturant ..! We arrived in this tiny old place !! Thinking maybe we should leave!! Once we sit and ordered I can guarantee that it is one of top Indian food you can eat.. The spices they use are in a unique... More 

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Thank Lama79
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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55 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pros: Open late (10:30 pm) Close to midtown Good food - both veg and non veg Cons: Congested space Rude wait staff, terrible service The only bathroom STINKS. Would not recommend.

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Thank Karuna_AE
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is located on 51st ave. The staff were very friendly and welcoming, the service was promt.The butter chicken and the lamb korma were delicious! The naan bread is one of the best I have ever tasted.

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Thank Maria M
New York City, New York
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108 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

The combo choices on the lunch menu are enormous, making it a perfect place to explore Indian cuisine, if you have not had it before. Which was the case with my friends. These days, I stick to the gluten-free diet, making it appropriate for me as well.

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Thank R S
Sarasota, Florida
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183 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

When we visit NYC, Indian is a must. We love Indian food and were pleased to find a TripAdvisor highly-rated Indian restaurant close to our hotel. We ate at Amma and were not disappointed. The service was outstanding and our server was very helpful to ensure that we understood the dishes and made recommendations. My wife had a chicken dish... More 

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Thank VaBeneSRQ
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

We visited the restaurant this past weekend and have to say the food is really good. Everything we had was tasty. Also we were given starters on the house hwich we appreciated. The place as everyone mentioned is expensive in my opinion as well when you take into account the decor/ambiance. Also since if you are veg please note that... More 

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Thank Nandish A
Mumbai
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54 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

Average food, average portions for main course and very small.portion for dessert. Generally over priced. To add to this, our server (Jay) showed terrible attitude when we offered 10% gratuity instead of 18% which he demanded as his right. Never seen such behaviour from a fellow Indian. Spoilt the entire evening for us.

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Thank parag_parekh
New York
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133 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

We were looking forward to eating at Amma, since it was recommended. We found it to be way too expensive for what we typically eat in another Indian Restaurant which is so much better than Amma. The Cauliflower was too spicy. The desert was tasteless. The drink was watered down. Check was over $100 dollars. for one appetizer, bread, vegetable,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $40
Cuisine
Indian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic
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
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

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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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