Alachi Masala
Alachi Masala

Alachi Masala

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.alachimasala.com/
  • Phone: 2128747420
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: BYO Liquor, Delivery, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: We are prepared to cater your next corporate or family occasion. We can also host a private event by reserving our full dining room.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 83rd and 84th
  • Public Transit: 86 St (1, 2) 79 St (1, 2) 86 St (A, B, C)
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street or private lot.
A word from Alachi Masala
Alachi Masala takes its name from the Alachi (Cardamom), a very small but extremely flavorful spice that has been used for thousands of years. We at Alachi Masala strive to bring you flavorful dishes that embody the best of Indian cuisine while at the same time recognizing that some like it hot and some like it not!
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Alachi Masala reviews from OpenTable diners
7 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating3.3
  • Food3.1
    Service3.3
  • Ambiance3.1
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (3)neighborhood gem (2)special occasion (1)fit for foodies (1)Show More
  • Pleasant service fair food
    GaryWGVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The Restaurant service was very attentive and the staff was very friendly. The service was good but unfortunately the food was only mediocre.
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  • phillyfoodie
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The restaurant is very small but reasonably decorated. The initial impression was marred by a less than friendly hostess. The waiter made a mistake with a food order and tried to put the blame on us. However, when the food came it was delicious, as good as the curry houses of my youth in England. I had a delicious lamb dish and my dining partner had chicken korma which was delicately spiced and very flavorful. The restaurant is conveniently located on Amsterdam in the West 80's. We were there on a Friday evening and it was a ver vibrant scene.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Wonderful neighborhood restaurant. Good food, and BYOB was a bonus!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid Food, Great BYOB
    ellactricitee
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    went here for a reunion dinner with 10 other friends, and had a great time! the service was wonderful, very laid-back for manhattan. the fact that you can BYOB and there's no corkage fee is practically unheard of in Manhattan, and very conducive to the occasion and our budgets. the food was not outstanding, but totally solid and came out quickly. highly recommend Alachi Masala for an inexpensive fun group dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 3 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating3
    • Food2.7
    • Ambiance2.7
    • Service3
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 16 reviews are from the Alachi Masala reviews archive.
  • Wonderful find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    We were a party of five and all enjoyed our dinner at Alachi Masala. The staff was more than accommodating and the food was excellent. It truly is a neighborhood gem!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice & BYOB
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    I love the area that this restaurant is in. Their meat is always tender and juicy and the naan is spectacular. I also love that it is BYOB with no corking fee. It is a cheap, quiet, hidden gem. So much so that I almost don't want to write a review because I would love to keep it all to myself. My girlfriend and I go at least once a month. It is always quiet and the food is always delicious.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfectly fine
    Lunch
    Dined on 1/20/2014
    Restaurant was exactly as expected. Fine local indian food. Nothing great. Nothing bad.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • my neighborhood find
    ksaun
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    I am new to the neighborhood and simply desired some Indian food. We walked in and simply took a chance even though it wasn't crowded. We came in relatively early and by the time we left, it was packed. The food was good, the waiters were attentive, and no one rushed you out. We came back at a later time and made a reservation since it was a Saturday night. There were larger parties. It's in the neighborhood and I will definitely come here as one of my neighborhood restaurants....good food....
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal with friends
    gradstudentnanny
    Dined on 11/5/2013
    Ample seating and quick and friendly Service. Delicious food and a lovely atmosphere, I think I will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • BYOB, cheap dinner, pretty
    dandr
    Dined on 9/10/2013
    We were searching for an indian in the Upper West side and thought we had won a watch with this 'Bring your own booze' number ten blocks from the hotel. We weren't expecting it to be too busy on a tuesday night at 8:30pm, and it was, as expected, very quiet. The lighting was ambient, and we made a romantic night of it, but the staff were very quiet, pleasant, but not as friendly as the other reviews had suggested. the food wasn't what we expected. it was very reasonably priced but the portions were very small. We over-ordered, a sharing starter and three curries to share. However the food wasn't particularly warm, there wasn't enough rice and two out of three curries were pretty bland and generally not great. BYOB good idea. Has potential.
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  • Great food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/21/2013
    Great food and selections. Service wasn't lacking but could have been a little more upbeat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quiet and delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 6/15/2013
    All on one floor, very quiet so that conversation is possible, very good and some interesting items that I've not seen elsewhere.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love it!
    BenrlVIP
    Dined on 2/18/2013
    Tandoori dishes served sizzling! One thing to keep in mind- it's strictly BYOB.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing food, ambiance and
    Ethan
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    Amazing food, ambiance and very affordable. Everyone was extremely friendly as well. Perfect dining experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great restaurant! Had an awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    Great restaurant! Had an awesome time and they were very attentive to our table. Plus, they didn't automatically add gratuity to our large group. Very classy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • No reservations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 11/2/2012
    When we arrived they had no reservation for us. They appeared to not even take reservations online as the host was using a handwritten notebook. We waited for 30 mins after being told it would only be a few, so we just left. Not impressed.
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  • Indian delight
    Chester
    Dined on 7/4/2012
    I think this is one of the best Indian restaurants I've been to. Excellent food. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good stuff
    DennisVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2012
    Good food in a nice environment. They give a choice of spice level no matter which dish you order, provide good service, and the food is above average for Indian in New York. It's not going to blow anyone away, but a good deal for the price.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Namaste... You cannot go wrong...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/18/2012
    Interesting Menu, good was excellent. No bar so bring your own booze. No cork charge. Highly recommend the Tandori mixed grill, combination platters ( had the fish and it was delicious), desert the first one on the desert menu. Enjoy and you certainly would be impressed. Great find on the upper west side. Would definately go again. Namaste! XoV
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Decent BYOB Indian restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 1/15/2012
    A good BYOB Indian restaurant. The food is good but nothing out of the ordinary. The big draw is the BYOB policy for thrifty diners.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet