Spice Symphony
Spice Symphony

Spice Symphony

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.spicesymphony.com/
  • Phone: 2125457742x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm

    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian / Vegan, Indian, Chinese
  • Executive Chef: Walter D Rozario
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Please call Prem Chouhan @917-981-1799
  • Entertainment: Full Bar, Wine, Beer and Cocktails

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 31st and 32nd st
  • Public Transit: 6 train to 33rd street and Park ave,
    R,Q,N,B,D,F,M trains to 34th street and Broadway.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Spice Symphony
"The New York Times" - The Marriage of Indian and Chinese Cuisines Hungry City: Spice Symphony in Midtown East
Our cuisine is classical Indian food from all regions of India carefully prepared by star chef. Our "grandmotherly cooking,” with whole spices for a more rustic texture will blow you away.We are rated as one of the top Indian Cuisine in New York. We bring to you coastal curries from Goa, Konkan, Karwar, Allepy, Madurai, Kolkata to name a few and also a few dishes of Chinese with Indian Spices ( Indo Chinese).
Our Wine List is something that we are proud to present.
We are home,family and friends.

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Spice Symphony reviews from OpenTable diners
45 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (20)fit for foodies (14)great for lunch (7)romantic (7)good for groups (6)hot spot (3)late-night find (3)special occasion (3)kid-friendly (2)great for outdoor dining (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Yorkshire visits NYC
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    We're well looked after, first visit to New York and the owner and staff were very helpful and food was great, go and enjoy, all the best Martin and Ginette
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Indian food in NY!
    HPfromLondon
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    It's the best Indian food I've ever had in New York. Recommend this place to anyone wanting a curry or a fusion of Indo-Chines food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    pingo
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    They are aware of the importance of reviews and take the necessary steps to make sure you have a great dining experience in smooth and relaxed atmosphere ..Food was great and so was the service..we shall go back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Indian, Weird Restaurant
    Fmayse
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    The Indian Food was fantastic. All the spice levels were exactly right, the waiter did not even ask us how hot we wanted it. I would eat there again. The weird part was that the servers were kind of awkward and the restaurant also served chinese food. Very strange, but great food.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good curries
    NYDinerVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The food is very good. The service was friendly and attentive. The decor was plain but tasteful. I will return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very good
    aloap80
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Like the indan food we're used to eat in Italy. Good taste, pleasant atmosphere. We choose it for a different dinner in New York and we did a perfect choice.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sumptuous Symphony
    saintmaeVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    My husband and I decided to have dinner last night at Spice Symphony. I reviewed their menu beforehand and love it. But when we finally tasted the delicious: vegetable samosas, raita and the best Naan this side of the East Village...their mixed vegetable kurma was superb, the shrimp mohla was divine! The chef even sent out a welcome dish of two lovely vegetable fritters. The harmony of spices, seasonings and flavors was just so good. We will be back. Also, the entire staff was attentive, welcoming and genuine customer service. Our server, Sosi was very helpful and professional. He was such a personable gentlemen. We are impressed and pleased with the food and service at Spice Symphony.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner at Spice Symphony
    Phoebe57
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    As my husband and I live in a small town with lots of chain restaurants, when we travel we look for unusual and/or ethnic cuisine. We found good reviews for Spice Symphony on Yelp and since it was convenient to our hotel, we gave it a try. The restaurant is small and cozy. The service was attentive but not hovering. We asked for assistance in picking out a few of the dishes and the waiter was helpful. Peshwari naan is one of our favorites and did not disappoint. It came blissfully warm from the oven. The chicken tikka masala and paleek paneer were flavorful. If you feel you need a sweet sugar rush for dessert, you will like the donuts in syrup. Prices are reasonable. If you like Indian food, you will probably like Spice Symphony.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Indian Food
    NAAK
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    even though the restaurant may not look like a 5 star restaurant but the food is really good, tasty and authentic. the staff were very cooperative and lowered the AC because we were setting facing it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • vansaint
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    The food quality was very good (not too much oil in the curries, for example). Having been to many restaurants who serve similar style of Indian food, this was definitely a plus. We asked for the food to be mild (level of spiciness) and they delivered exactly what we asked for without making it too bland. The food was very tasty as well. The fact that they serve both Punjabi style food as well as Indian-Chinese makes for interesting menu options for those who like to mix and match the two. The overall level of service was very good, with responsive waiters looking after every small need. The upkeep of the restaurant (decor) could be improved. Also, the airconditioning was a bit too strong for us
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best service
    walk5
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The food was great. The service was even better - very friendly and very attentive.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good Indian food
    DocRuud
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    What a pleasant surprise. Nice service, bur more important good food. Nice flavors, well spiced. Well worth the visit.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ianlynnVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    We are from out of the area and chose this restaurant because we were attending a lecture nearby. Good solid Indian food - in Murray Hill, but I would not go out of my way to eat here. We went early by NY standards and there was only one other table with diners
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • kelly123
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    This restaurant was a wonderful find. Open table made it very easy to make reservations. The food was very flavorful and fresh. The service was right on and the owner very attentive. Definitely would go back. I gave it a 4 star because of its limited beer and wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • It's alright - could be better.
    ARinNYCVIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Good was good but was too mild for my taste and I have had better a few blocks down. Example, the chicken malai tikka was moist and nicely cooked but had no spice. And the beer selection was very limited.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mighty1
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Attentive but not overbearing staff, forthcoming with recommendations, led to an enjoyable and tasty dinner. Found portions to be a bit on the large side so would recommend sharing fewer at first and then if really still hungry order a bit more. Would especially recommend the Tandoori prepared lamb chops: moist and flavorful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a find!
    BirthdayGirl
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    We had dinner at Spice Symphony in early June. The experience was outstanding. Our waiter, Manor (?) led us through the menu and helped us select a truly Indian meal, complete with several appetizers and 3 main course selections that we shared. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Indian food
    Michael
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The Indian food menu in my opinions were superior than their Chinese menu, perhaps they were looking more of a fusion place but the Chicken Tikki Masala definitely tasted better than the Spicy Chicken that I had
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Solid Indian restaurant
    tatianaVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We had a dinner on a Friday night. Interior is more modern than any other Indian restaurant. We had chicken popstick appetizer (juicy), salmon tikka (nicely cooked) and lamb dhaniwal korma (meat didn't taste like lamb, but really good sauce). Decent white wine. Accommodating service. Overall a good find in the neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Indian food
    AryaVIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Enjoyed their food very much. Although the price of each dish is reasonable, with sides, it adds up quickly becoming more around $35-40 per person (excluding dessert). Staff was very attentive and professional.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Could be better
    ahk330VIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    I've been here twice and both times service was extremely slow. My lunch break is only an hour and it took them 40 minutes to bring out my food. Meanwhile, I see takeout leaving the restaurant rapidly.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • very good
    villamiramar
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    The food was excellent an the service was prompt and friendly. Everything tasted very authentic and would definitely return.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 23 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance3.3
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 106 reviews are from the Spice Symphony reviews archive.
  • Spice Symphony Rocks
    Kristin16
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    My family chose Spice Symphony to celebrate my mom's 75th Birthday and we were a large party of 11. We are all foodies that grew up in the restaurant business in Detroit. Hands down, this is the best Indian restaurant I have ever experienced. Everything we tried from the appetizers to dessert was excellent and so flavorful and unique! The service was some of the best I have ever experienced also. Every time I come to NYC I will be visiting Spice Symphony from now on!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic Indian
    JCorporateEvents
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We found this restaurant on Trip Advisor and luckily through Open Table we were able to secure two tables for my Mom's 75th birthday. We all (including the non-indian food lovers) LOVED our meal choices. Everyone agreed this was our best dinner in NYC. Service was outstanding. The maitre D' actually ordered a birthday torte for my mom (without being asked) and surprised us with this- on the house! Truly a memorable dinner, we will surely come back and recommend Spice Symphony to all of our friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Little Gem
    Scotlandontour
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    visited Spice Symphony on Friday night. Atmosphere was great. Staff couldn't be more helpful/friendly. We are from Scotland, i asked for lemonade in my wine (i realise i should have asked for sprite) and they replaced my wine free of charge. We also got a sample of a starter before our own starters & main courses arrived. Which was delicious and a nice touch. This is also the only restaurant we have been to in NYC that doesn't state amount to tip at the bottom of the bill. We tipped the highest in here than we have done all trip. The manager / owner got talking to my partner once we had paid the bill and he was interested that we were from Scotland. We got married while visiting NYC and he insisted that we take a complimentary dessert!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Indian food
    RickardW
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    We were a group of six people who visited the restaurant after reading good reviews on Tripadvisor, and we were not disappointed. First of all, the service was outstanding! We all had different entrees, and everybody had a good experience. The nan-bread and the papadums were also very good. We had wine to drink, which is the only thing I would reconsider for my next visit at this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great find.
    Qualitytastesgood
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    Found this place as an Opentable points value. Chose to go because it was convenient. Was very pleasantly suprised by the ambiance, service, and quality. Made for an excellent date night, and I had enough left over for a satisfying dinner the next night as well. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • odd
    excellentVIP
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    It was a bit odd to be out of one eggplant dish but have the other, the food was good, the service was OK
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mickey
    foodie2go
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Good food and very prompt service ,Mostly all the dishes we order are very tasty ,specially vegetarian Manchurian.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good indian restaurant
    ritchi
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    Very good indian restaurant The Spice Symphony is a very good indian restaurant, the waiters are very sympathic during the dinner and the quality of the food is very good, if you need to choose one indian, I recommend this one !
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great experience
    Ecmf
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    We were a large group and everyone enjoyed the food. Food was appropriately spicy, the meat properly done and breads appropriately roasted. I would definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    The food was very good and the staff was very attentive. At times a bit too attentive. I felt rushed to order our food, as we first wanted to have some appetizers and then order the entrees, but I think the staff got the hang of it. Will go back there again! Pricing not too bad for NYC either.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food!
    FoodloversfromMaine
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Excellent food. Subtle spices, perfectly cooked. Would go back and back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An Excellent Birthday Dinner
    jupdike
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Spice Symphony was quick to seat our group once we all arrived and provided consistently great service throughout the evening for our group of 7. The reservation had only been for 6 but they quickly adapted the table to accommodate us. We had a very talkative group and our server was very patient while getting our orders in between conversations. The food was also excellent and everyone left happy. I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a unique fusion of Indian and Chinese cuisine.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great ambience
    EpiCurean
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    Wonderful service! Delicious amuse-bouche -- a spicy corn fritter. nice to be able to choose between Indian and Chinese-Indian. Best chutney I ever had.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The staff was super friendly.
    NYCFoodieVIP
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    The staff was super friendly. Good food. Great service. Chinese bhel was awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • slow food - but delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    Perhaps the choice for this restaurant wasn't the best suited for our party on this particular night - we had just finished working out and were starving. Was excited about the menu - was provided a small amuse bouche which we devoured and then sipped on our water for probably 45 minutes wondering where our food was. When our food finally arrived it was delicious. I understand it takes a while to cook, but with other places being faster, it may be hard to compete in my mind and the slow speed would just be the reason I wouldn't make it my first pick. But if you're willing to wait, I'd definitely recommend it. Desserts were also delicious with a good selection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, great fun, great night!
    familyofeaters
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Thank you, Spice Symphony for an excellent night. We enjoyed your food appreciated your thoughtful service. We look forward to our next visit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful indian food
    ashoens
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We were amazed at the fantastic food, superb service, and the overall experience. We dine frequently at Indian restaurants in NY, Chicago, London and elsewhere. This it well over the top. Their samoza was the best I have ever had, including ones straight from a bakery in Nairobi, Kenya. There will be stars in the future for this amazing place and its chef and staff. Kudos to all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent v day experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My partner and i have been to this restaurant twice now, and we have been so impressed with the quality anf taste of the food. We particularly enjoy the indochinese food which is harder to find than punjabi food and so delicious. I lived in india for 6 months and this is the only place i have found with indochinese food that really lives up to what it should be!!!!! Thanks spice symphony!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.