Amma

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1535 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Indian

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Amma, the name means "Mother", is an intimate restaurant and has the same soothing qualities. Opened in 2002 by Anju Sharma, is a gem tucked away on the upper east side of Manhattan, the stylish restaurant evokes images of spices, with its ochre colored walls and sensuous red-orange suede wrap-around banquettes. Art deco chandeliers and pristine linens complete the ambience. In a short period of time, Amma has received numerous accolades from the press. Amma was rated "Two Stars" by Mr. William Grimes of NY Times. At Amma, the wine list is updated on a weekly basis and is carefully chosen from 30 countries from around the world. Amma, shows its guest a different India, so old that it is fresh.

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What 1535 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.3
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vipsydd
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

one of the best Indian Restaurants in Manhattan for the money

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DanielaE
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was amazing. The food and the service very very good we loved it. The only thing I didn’t like is the bathroom, it seemed a little dirty! But besides that, everything was great!!

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mohammadA
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience2

The manager was very rude & lied to us about table availability eve though we had a booking, the food was poor. I used to be a regular customer to this restaurant but now definitely this is my last visit.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Relaxed and warm atmosphere combines with extraordinary Indian food. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Delicious and creative vegetarian. Healthy, not greasy. Nice atmosphere in main dining area. Service was a bit intrusive (too frequent interrupting water refill, etc). Most tables for 2 feel like a dark, busy narrow hallway.

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vipelizabethC
New England
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The food at Amma is of the highest level and we are enjoying trying all the delicious dishes on the menu.

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vipBradD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience1

a lot of hype for not a lot of greatness. Service on Valentine’s Day was not good. Table was worst in the restaurant and shouldn’t have even placed a table at the door, where the door hit my chair everytime it opened. Food was good but dessert to “share” was literally a single bite. Embarrassing especially on V day. Maybe they couldn’t handle the busy holiday. Just not great.

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vipMichelleC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service. A real gem. We had the variety of samosas, a special chicken appetizer and salmon, chicken makani and lamb vindaloo with various naans. All wonderful.

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FrankF
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was excellent, very fresh homemade taste.

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vipBruceB
New England
18 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This is one of the two best Indian restaurants in which I have eaten. (The other one is in London). The spices are artfully blended to produce subtle flavor combinations. Everything I and my wife have had has been excellent.

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vipJudyDoody
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I think thatAmma has THE Best Indian food in New York City. I got Goa shrimp for an appetizer. It was phenomenal. And then I got tandoori lamb chops done perfectly and extraordinaire. I also got baby eggplant as a side. For bread I got paratha. The food and service are outstanding at Amma.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Chicken tikka was delicious but the daal makhani was not. Place kind of small. We didn’t get the best table in the house. It was just ok.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I had a wonderful experience at Amma. The wine steward was both well informed and charming. Our paired tasting menu was superb! The wait staff provided just the right amount of attention throughout our dining time.

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DeannaD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enter into gentle quietness, lovely graciousness. Prepare for culinary surprises that will amaze your palate, a knowledgeable Sommalier who will introduce wonderful wines you probably never heard of. Leave happy, looking forward to coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
6 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Attentive staff, really good food, restaurant week meant we got a smashing deal, and just made us feel good after our dinner. Highly recommend for quality, flavorful Indian food.

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vipJosieF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amma is my absolute favorite Indian restaurant in New York City! It is family owned and the service is impeccable not to mention the cuisine is delectable and has been consistently delicious every single time! I cannot recommend Amma enough.

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vipjezza
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

Service was good. Food mediocre and expensive.

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vipCatS
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our office loves to come here for special occasions (staff birthday, etc.). This time we were here during Restaurant Week, and enjoyed the prix fixe offerings. Everyone got something different and we all sampled everything. Particular standouts were the chili mushroom, the chicken tikka masala, and the mixed vegetables. Oh, and the desserts -the carrot pudding was the biggest hit. Amma is worth it - go!

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vipPhilharmonic
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb Tasting Menu. Creative, delightful presentation and exquisite flavors.

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AmyH
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, kind and efficient staff with nice, quiet ambience. I will go back next trip to NYC!

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vipFood4Me812
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

You can’t beat the $50 tasting menu at Amma! We were able to try so many delicious things and definitely overate. The plate of naan was a feast for the eyes! We will definitely be coming back.

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Doughnut
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service. Would go back and also recommend to others

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vipelizabethC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I visited Amma for the first time last week and were very impressed by the food which was incredibly flavorful and nuanced. The menu has amazing range and we cannot wait to go back.

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vipParksN
Charlotte
27 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amma is always great as well as the impeccable service. Best Indian food in NYC !

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vipoperafan
New York Area
105 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We took a friend there for a big birthday, and it was fabulous. Beautiful intimate setting, welcoming staff, fantastic food!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, delicious food

GB
GeraldB
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best Indian Restaurants anywhere. Where else would you find a wine sommelier?
Great food.

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MariaD
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best indian restaurante in the world for me. The samosas are amazing

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LisaW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

This cozy little Indian restaurant is conveniently located in Midtown. Please note there is really no waiting area so time your arrival accordingly. Service was excellent, attentive and we were not rushed even though it was a busy Saturday night. The food was good, not the best Indian I ever had but it was very tasty.

I would return to the restaurant if I was in the area again.

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vipamyr
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amma is far and away my favorite Indian restaurant in NYC. The food is absolutely wonderful.

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vipsplit
New York Area
110 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

amazing find... the food is delicious and at an incredible value. Very much recommended

MG
vipMicheleG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

We had a wonderful time! I find this restaurant simple and elegant with good attention to detail and very good food

GB
GuhaB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful as usual. Been coming here for 10+ yrs, and always a treat with great staff and service.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious! We got the three course lunch special. Nice to try three different food items.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

We loved the food and the restaurant. We will return.

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vipLuvfood
San Francisco
52 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience3

Mediocre Indian foods in Manhattan. At best OK. Most yummy thing is the Okra. Very good. The samosas were heavy, tasteless- not good. Lamb chops were palatable at best. All in all just OK

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vipkoko
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing food

LH
vipLaurenH
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. Highly recommend. Staff extremely friendly and care about what you want and how to make dinner a great experience.

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vipLoriL
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious. I had the Dum Aloo and found it tasty and satisfying. We appreciated that a sommelier was available to help pair wine with our meal. A great meal in very pleasant surroundings. I would strongly recommend this restaurant to anyone who enjoys Indian food.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best indian food in midtown

FAQs

Amma does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Amma also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 644-8330.

Amma is rated 4.6 stars by 1535 OpenTable diners.

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