Samudhra

4.2
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44 reviews
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$30 and under
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Indian

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Good Vegetarian Options
Samudhra Restaurant/Lounge To Offer Upscale Indian Cuisine.

Samudhra brings Indian food culture to New Jersey, showcasing the authentic taste of India and its multifaceted traditions. We are a premier Indian restaurant and lounge featuring a sprawling spread of increasingly sought after ethnic Indian cuisine, the finest wines and handcrafted cocktails, all set in vibrant and stylish interiors which add a distinct aura to the festival of gastronomy! There’s a phrase that is deeply rooted in Indian tradition, "the way to the heart is through the stomach". We have carefully crafted all aspects to create a culinary experience that is a treat for all your senses!
What 44 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.1
Service
4.5
Ambience
3.9
Value
Noise · Moderate
81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DebeshC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Overall a great place for lunch & dinner. Loved the seafood thali. The salt in the shrimp dish was slightly on the higher side.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Went there to celebrate our Anniversary and invited some close friends.

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Monaj15
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

It’s very upscale with great ambience, delicious food and awesome service. Only thing I disliked was too much noise. My husband & I went for our anniversary and we were seated in the middle of restaurant. It was very loud around us. We would have preferred a little quiet place.

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KalyanB
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service are very good. Staff ensures that any concerns are well taken

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SureshB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

Nothing special. Overpriced for what is at best average food. Decent ambiance and service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service - friendly staff - unique dishes - overall wonderful experience

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Jerseygal
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

This was our first visit to Samudhra. We ordered the Tandoori Chicken and Tandoori Paneer Tikka, which were both very good. The Daahi ke Sholay was fried, so not to our liking. But it was out mistake - we did not ask the server what this dish was - it just sounded different. We ordered vegetarian entrees, and found them very oily. The taste was good, but could have done without the extra oil oozing out. The palak paneer was quite tasty though. The Garlic naan was very good. The desert was good, but very rich again, Overall, the food is good, and could be better if they cut down on the oil. The server was excellent, and ambiance was good.

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KiranS
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food, service, hostess, waiters, everything is outstanding.

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VIRENDRAD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience4

The service was lousy and the appetizers were without any salt and we’re so tasteless and we had called the manager for them and all the drinks were very bad ounce of liquor with 8 ounce of soda and the food was bland and when complained they made it so hot and spicy that we burned our mouths and the kids couldn’t eat it was a bad experience and even though we visited for the second time .

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VandanB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Good ambiance. Waitress was very nice. Good apps. Entree - Dum Aloo - was below average. Cocktail was below average.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service

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vipFreddeo
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Everything was great. Appetizers and cocktails were spot on. Our server was very accommodating. Having a DJ in the lounge area was a treat.

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PraveenP
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

It is expensive and I don't feel it is worth the money.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience3

We made a reservation for a group and had a poor experience. Below are the highlights. Very disappointing and would not recommend!!

Pros:
-Drinks are excellent! If I were to ever come back it would be for the drinks during happy hour as they are overpriced at regular price
-Palak chat was great! Only item of the evening we finished!

Cons:
-Paneer bullet was extremely bitter. Tasted like poison. We sent this back and they came to apologize as I guess they also sampled it and something was wrong with the paneer. Thankfully they did take this off the bill
-Mysore bonda was super oily and also uneatable. I also sent this back but was still charged for it
-The did not give us papad. After asking twice they finally brought it out. Was extremely oily as the oil was literally dripping onto my plate
-Murgh malai tikka was also disgusting. It looked like a clump of soggy meat rather than tandoor. We did not finish this and left over 70% of it untouched. I also was charged for this.
-Entrees of dal makhni, malai kofta and murgh tikka masala were all below average. We left 50% uneaten and did not pack the rest to go.
-I ordered a roti with my meal and was given naan instead. When I told the waiter he said I can keep it and he will bring me a roti. He never brought the roti. When it was time for the check I told him the roti never came and he asked if I wanted it at that time. I said no but was still charged for the naan that I never ordered.
-Service was below average. While the server was nice, he was very forgetful, had a lackluster attitude and kept forgetting things (papad, my order, onions, etc)
-18% gratuity was automatically added. Probably the reason for lackluster service
-Bill was $200 and had a overall very poor experience. Nobody seemed to care either. Will not come back.

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lavapane
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

The service from our waiter was great. But then a manager came up to our table (just 2 of us) and made us leave. She said we could take our dessert to the Lounge area if we wanted, but we needed to leave. It was so awkward and definitely rude. And we didn’t want to take our dessert with us because it was overly sweet. We did tell her and our waiter that and the manager simply gave us a “sucks to be you” look. My office was thinking of having a welcome lunch for one of my team members next week- I told my boss to look for a new spot!

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KetanS
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Definitely a good place to treat someone special, particularly in an area where there are no High end Indian restaurants except Palace of Asia in Princeton, being a town filled with Indians!!

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RajiS
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Very good food and nice ambiance. Enjoyed the food and drinks.

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ShahabK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Great ambience, decent food.
It was open on Christmas Day so the service was slow , but I think they had skeleton crews.
Definitely recommend the lounge.
Will be back.

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AmanK
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall2Food5Service5Ambience5

Upscale Indian fine dining place with good food. We tried all type of Thali and they were really good.
Good service and clean facility, staff was courteous. We had good time but overall i am giving low score because of allergy issues. We mentioned about Peanut allergy to at least 3 people at the restaurant everyone from manager, hostess and server. we were informed about the cross contamination which we were ok with. After looking at the menu we realized one of the item tradionally is cooked in Peanut Gravy, we requested for a change in thali and chef was courteous enough to substitute it with something else. Here is my issue there was another item in the thali which had peanuts in it, like full peanuts not oil/not gravy but full peanut. i fail to understand how after telling 4 people separately how come we were not informed of both the item ( the one we asked for replacement and other which was served). what was the point of telling you guys about the allergy requirements if you did not bother to care and still served. while ordering it should have been mentioned that one item will made in peanut Gravy and other will have peanut in it. which you guys clearly fail to inform us.

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Kurt
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first time. The food was absolutely amazing. Definitely going back!!

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VenkyI
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Good food, Good Ambiance, Good Service .. couple of points while we were enjoying our night at the Lounge, we were not informed of the kitchen closing... our group was left hungry...

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vipRobbypiya
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

Everything other than the food was good. The food was too greasy and not tasteful at all. Also in one of the entree’s the oil was soo bad that we could not even take a 2nd bite. They took it off the check which was nice.
Its a good place but they need a good chef.

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JimmyA
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Overall the food was good with good service and ambiance.

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AdarshA
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

One of the best Indian restaurant in the area.. food was amazing dnd excellent service

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Sgho
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

The decor is very nice and gives a great feeling of a well regarded restaurants, especially in NJ. However, the biggest disappointment was that the service was below par for a restaurant such as this where pricing is over the top compared with other good restaurants in NY. The waiter who was assigned to our table was clueless about the items as shown in the menu. He provided us the appetizer menu and not the main detailed menu. We had to literally show him what we wanted by pointing towards the items in the menu. Also, I found there were different people serving appetizer, drinks, dinner items etc, as opposed to one person. This was very unusual. Food was generally good, although need to enhance more dinner entrees. You may have to provide proper training to the waiters about timeliness, understand the menus, and be able to suggest items that are popular.

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Nagu
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

This is the Best South Indian restaurant in New Jersey

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PallavS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Service is good until the restaurant gets crowded and then things become real slow. Bit pricey but food is good both in taste and presentation. Good cocktails!!

Overall a good experience.

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639dentist
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food , great ambience , good service , one of the finest Indian restaurant

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Darmeshk
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great ambience and one of the best Indian restaurants I've ever been to in a long time. Quality and presentation of food is exceptional. Compliments goes to the chef, management and staff of this restaurant. I trust and hope that service levels and quality of food will be maintained.

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Doctor71
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Food, ambience and table setting was great. Service was not the best. Took a long time to get the orders in. The Mumbai velvet margarita was outstanding so was the Malai Chicken, Paneer bullet and the Goat Biryani. Cold air was wafting through the main door into the restaurant so they should improve the entry door way.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Good ambience, lounge seating is a good way to enjoy with friends and family. Food is very good!

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NancyP
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Overall good customer service and food was as ordered and delicious.

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RanjiniN
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, excellent service. Ambience is really good.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience4

Fourth visit and service just sucked. Pity to see a nice place being let down by service and poor management. Food was good. I hope they can get their act together.

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Emgee
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We were very happy with the restaurant vibe, food and service at Samudhra. The lounge is a very nice casual seating area which was great to have a drink before the meal. And the food was excellent with the right level of spice. Ambience was upscale and yet not too formal.

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JyotiK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Good bar and good food. Fresh ambience and menu options.

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juleezee
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

We loved it! Starting with the modern, yet comfortable decor, the food, drinks and service, it’s was a clear winner. A tad loud as it fills up, could use some sort of sound absorbing feature. Nevertheless, what a cool and delicious find in our neighborhood! We will be back, a lot.

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UmaN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience5

The ambiance, food was very good. Staff were courteous. Unfortunately the night we went for dinner, the noise from the other table was intolerable. We did ask the bearer to ask them to keep it low but it was of no use. There were quite a few bday celebrations that day but none of it was enjoyable.

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vipAric
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience4

Awful Service, Mediocre Food, Good Ambiance..

Went to this place for dinner on Thursday; the restaurant wasn't even 1/3 full so they can't blame the awful service on busy hour. We ordered our food and the waitress asked us to show where in the menu those items are; she took 10 mins going back and forth on the order as some of the items were not available. After taking the order we got two missing dishes that we ordered and waitress acted as if we didn't place any order like that.

Ordered some drinks and a beer; took around 10-12 mins and was told it landed on someone else's table by mistake. duh.....

Food is typical; heavily cheese infused; taste the same not something you can call delicious; the price is more than double as compared to any good Indian restaurant in NJ.

Ambiance is the only positive point of this restaurant; but paying double the price for disappointingly awful service is not what I plan to go for one more time.
Advice to the Management: Ambiance doesn't cut it alone if the service sucks bad with not so great food ...

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UmaN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was our first time to the restaurant, great ambiance, food and the staff. Enjoyed it.

FAQs

Samudhra offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (732) 369-9942.

Samudhra is rated 4.2 stars by 44 OpenTable diners.

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