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Amma's Kitchen

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7633 Reading Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45237-3203
+1 513-821-2101
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Toronto, Canada
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56 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The reviews are all true - this is the most authentic Indian food I've ever had. I went with someone who doesn't like Indian food and they could not stop speaking about how much they enjoyed every dish we ordered. We both said we couldn't wait to eat here again. Even the patrons were friendly enough to help us out... More 

Thank AwesomeIma
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156 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don't be alarmed by the exterior or shabby interior. The food makes up for a sketchy first impression. Work colleagues raved about this Amma's and after a year I ventured to this diamond in the rough. I sampled foods that I had never tried before and enjoyed it all. And it was a great value!

Thank 4RealMom
Cleves, Ohio
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64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Our family went here for my son's birthday. Never been to this kind of restaurant before. Let me tell you, it was good. The culiflower was amazing and I usually don't like it. It was spiced so good that it didn't taste like it at all. Get some of that and some long grain white rice and you got a... More 

Thank Michael H
Miamitown, Ohio
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78 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2017

Amazing Food! This is the 1st time I was ever at an Indian buffet or restaurant, anywhere. They're food is incredible & I loved everything I tried. They had an excellent selection of food on the buffet. Food was spiced perfectly & truly awesome. Vegan & Vegetarian friendly. We will be back! :)

Thank Teresa_Michael_Holt
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017 via mobile

The best South Indian restaurant in Cincinnati by far. The ambiance is modest, the service decent and the prices very reasonable but the South Indian lunch buffet, especially on weekends is excellent and most satisfying. Dosas of all sorts, Idli, vada, pongal, chat and other appetizers are followed by many authentic South Indian main dishes including Aviyal, poriyal, sambar, rasa... More 

Thank Sid V
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156 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

I was initially put off by the dark, run down exterior but so many co-workers raved about lunch here. So I put on my big girl pants and dared to try the lunch buffet. Oh my! The variety of yummy, home styled dishes made it easy to overlook the well worn banquet seats. Delish!

1 Thank 4RealMom
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

Good South Indian veg good .the ambience. Is not so great ,however the food is very authentic .the dosas are good.i would recommend this place if you love south indian food

Thank Saravana P
Hyderabad, India
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152 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

Had the simply amazing Amma Thali and believe me it was worth it. The right amount of spices made the dish worth it. Being a thanks giving day there wasn't as much rush but overall an excellent place to be. Will definitely visit again during any future stays in Cincinnati.

Thank AshwinVJain
Cincinnati, Ohio
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

Great quality at a reasonable price! This past August, I happened to find myself on that stretch of Reading Road. I hadn't eaten there in a few years. I'd only been there for dinner in the past, but this time, I had the opportunity to try the lunch buffet. It was wonderful. There was lots of variety, many vegetarian options,... More 

Thank Terry B
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

- Big but anonymous restaurant in a somewhat rundown neighbourhood - Food is bland and less spicy than you would expect from a south Indian joint - Mushroom curry included in Thali - since when did mushroom feature as a south India veggie?! - The one Chapati served with Thali was crisp on the sides more like a papadum -... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7633 Reading Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45237-3203
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
  • Phone Number: +1 513-821-2101

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?