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“Fine Indian food, nice ambience, a little pricey”
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Ranked #551 of 14,522 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Indian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Midtown
Cross street: Between 2nd & 3rd Ave
Transit: 6 train, 51st Street Station
Reviewed November 24, 2013

We are an elderly couple from Connecticut and had dinner with our daughter and her boyfriend at this place. It was a very good experience; only the bill was rather high. The restaurant has a nice ambiance and is fairly quiet even when full. That is because it is stretched out along a narrow corridor. Clearly, space is at a premium. The decor is nice, and the place has a homely feel to it. Interestingly, there is no Indian food smell as one enters the restaurant. The apparently all-male staff is large and attentive; crumbs are swept from the table between courses. There are tablecloths, nice glasses, and nice tableware. The food is served in a visually appealing style, and waiting times are reasonable. A small appetizer is served "on the house". The quality of all our food was excellent, with delicate flavors. Servings were neither too large nor too small. Clearly, this restaurant is a notch or two above the typical Indian restaurant. However, you have to pay for what you get. Two appetizers, four main dishes, two desserts, and one beer amounted to $180, including tip.

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Reviewed November 24, 2013

Had dinner here. The only bad thing I can say is that they were out of Dal Makhni - but it speaks for the class of the food that they said that they where out of the food rather than trying to deliver something half-done.

Apart from that we went with the Tasting menu - and it was one of, if not the best, Indian meals i have had outside Mumbai. Really good and highly recommended.

Note: yes the room may be small and packed - but the food makes up for it.

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Thank THN_DK
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Reviewed November 17, 2013

Authentic India restaurant with attentive staff, serene atmosphere and beautiful decor. I've eaten there many times, including with Indian friends, and everyone has always enjoyed it.

One of the best Indian restaurants in the city.

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Thank Joe Y
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Reviewed November 8, 2013 via mobile

We ate early on a Friday evening, and the pace of the meal was very nice. Great service. The paneer kunda kaalida was delicious, and my husband reported that his tandoori chicken was very good. Overall, a good value. Would definitely go back.

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Thank VTLongTimeTraveler
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Reviewed November 8, 2013

I love Indian food and have frequented the lower east side shops many times. At the end of a week traveling in NYC, I wanted Indian and was willing to walk a mile to Amma from my hotel. Food is good, the waiter was professional and responsive, not pushy. I had the Samosas (great) and a chicken curry I had never heard of that the waiter recommended. Also great. The place is a little too small so if you don't have reservations, you may not get in. And I can see how it would get noisy if crowded. Go on an off night. You wont be disappointed.

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Thank Danielg922
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