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Amma

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Midtown
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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
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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98 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Thank HillaryNewYork
Kolkata
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It cost us $185 for the 4 of us and three glasses of wine. I truly thought it was not at all worth it. The chicken also seemed to be of not the highest quality. I would most definitely not recommend this place.

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Thank prasan68
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Lovely ambience. Every dish was wonderful. Also excellent service. The best Indian restaurant in NYC IMHO. The vegetable samosas? Best I ever had.

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Thank John B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

This was the second time I went back to 'Amma'. The 'mistake' I made the made the previous time was to let the person( a veteran diner at Amma) order. Although he did a decent job, it didn't let me pick what I'd have really liked( but well, he paid for the dinner. So, that was OK). This time, I... More 

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Thank Srikant S
Great Falls, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

ordered family style - lamb, chicken, and chick pea. relied upon waiter's recommendation. Food was tasty and not too hot. Garlic bread is a must to accompany dinner with a nice bottle of Rosi

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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
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, 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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