Amma

4.7
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1512 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Indian

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Good Vegetarian Options
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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Charlotte
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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

o
New York Area
105 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

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

OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, delicious food

GB
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.

MD
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

LW
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.

a
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.

s
New York Area
109 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

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

MG
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
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.

OT
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
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

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

L
San Francisco
48 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

k
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing food

LH
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.

LL
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.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best indian food in midtown

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

The food and the service were amazing, second to none. However, the noise level was intolerable

RK
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food and service - felt very authentic. Slightly on the expensive side but without a doubt the most fantastic Indian food I've had in NYC. Definitely will return.

DL
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Fabulous food and service

F
New York Area
120 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The people that own and run this restaurant do such a nice job. Service is fantastic. Food is out of this world. Always try and come here when in NYC

RS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Our waiter was very patient and courteous with us as we had minimal knowledge of Indian cuisine. He suggestions were quite delectable and thus we totally enjoyed our meal.

S
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience3

Excellent food and service. Very helpful sommelier. We had prawn curry and sea bass. Both dishes were superbly done. The service was meticulous. Will go again!

G
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, great service and lunch specials are very reasonably priced. My favorites are the chili shrimp appetizer and chicken tikka masala. I thought I was too full for dessert but managed to eat these. 😁🍍🍰

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall2Food3Service4Ambience4

The food was okay! The food requires a little bit of salt and more flavor. The service was good when you sit down but when you walk in you don’t know where to go.

SC
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

i love Amma! Consistently great service, food and ambiance. Definitely will recommend to anyone looking for authentic Indian food.

SC
Melbourne / VIC
97 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a wonderful restaurant! The staff are friendly and attentive. The sommelier is excellent, pairing wine with spicy lamb vindaloo is not easy! The food was excellent and inventive. We had a splendid evening!

s
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Attentive service and good quality/flavorful food. however lunch service took over an hour but would return for dinner

A
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent!!!

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A
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were a party of sic and had the dinner sample. It was an awesome experience full of flavor!!

G
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, as always. Service is sublime. A true gem in Midtown.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really good service and the food was amazing. We had the vegetarian tasting menu for 2 and wow!! Very tasty and seriously filling. Came out at a good pace, nice drinks and the service was perfect. Very friendly and we will be back!

OT
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Northern Indian food and awesome service

JD
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

I like amma. I go there pretty often but this time I felt the lamb chops a bit chewy and under cooked whereas the bones were completely charred. I did mention well done but wasn’t happy with the meat almost close to medium rare.

MF
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We really enjoyed Amma - we loved the idea of an Indian "tasting course" with wine pairings to make it feel like a special occasion and it really delivered. Our only complaint was that we got so full halfway through! The sommelier was especially great.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing restaurant, consistent and delicious food, same as since 18 years ago that I was there for the first time

K
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

I’ve been visiting this restaurant for business lunch for many years now. The food always impresses my guests, many of whom start visiting this place on their own after their first meal and even start going there with their guests! I like the food there. Every time my family has gone with me for dinner, they loved it.

a
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love this restaurant and think their biryani is the best I've ever tasted.

m
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amma is my favorite restaurant in NY. I love the food, the people are very friendly, and it is a nice place to have a business or casual lunch/dinner.

J
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic authentic food with very friendly service. Attractive small room. Noise level was perfect and not too loud. We loved this restaurant!