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The food is great, and the price is reasonable. The service is attentive as well. We ordered many different kinds of lamb stew and Naan. They are all super good. We will come back again.
The food was fine if you like the Americanized version of Indian food...but if you want something that resembles real Indian food, I'd skip this place.
Always our go to for the best Indian food! Food and service are always the best... they treat you like family.
Alachi Masala is our hidden gem of the UWS. The food is delicious, and not to mention, extremely reasonable with their 3 course special for $19.99. The service is impeccable and every server is kind and attentive. The fact that this place is BYOB makes it a home run.
It's a nice small restaurant and great food. I love that you can bring your own bottle of wine. The server were friendly too.
Wonderful vegan selection of food and breads!
Food was average. It was rather dirty, the menus had four on them, the salt and pepper shakers were sticky to touch.
My chicken tikka was on the dry side. Our waitress acted as if she wanted to be doing anything other than waiting tables. The other service people seemed good and attentive, and they let us sit and talk without rushing us (it was a quiet night), and I like that the restaurant doesn't use ghee. I gave 4 stars to give them the benefit of the doubt, since I only tried one meal, and maybe our waitress was having a bad day.
We went with our vegan son who was happy to see many dishes marked vegan. The food was tasty - we asked for "mild" spice level. I would have preferred medium but you can custom this by dish. Portions good sized and they include rice. Dessert, rice pudding, was outstanding. No licquor license so you an BYO.
Best Indian in New York. Live in the UES now and come back here when we can
Good quality food and value, love the BYO option.
Classic indian restaurant, above average in terms of food, ambiance, and service.
Great food and great service. We go there each time we are in the neighborhood,
Great food. No frills. Bring your own booze. Excellent all round.
This restaurant always has the most reliable service and quality of food. I like the BYOB aspect since I enjoy my wine, and the staff is always accommodating and pleasant.
Food was very honest and tasty, nicely balanced spice without too much heat. Try the house/chef specials. Love the BYO option. Will be back
I love this place! The food is great, it’s BYOB and the people are wonderful.
This is a small place with friendly, helpful staff.
NOTE: they do not have alcohol, but you can BYO and there is no corking fee.
They have great GF options including bread!
Food was mediocre at best
Wonderful ambiance and great food!!
The chicken biryani was excellent, as was the chana saag. The only thing that I can say anything negative was a loud baby. After that party left, it was actually quiet enough to carry on a decent conversation, and quit pleasant. The meal was delicious. Service was very good, and I will definitely return.
Had a wonderful evening. My girlfriend and I really enjoyed the food.
Best Indian food on UWS.... service is always great as is the food.
Everything other than aloo paratha was sub par. Aloo paratha was acceptable.
A repeat favorite.mif you like Indian food,Mary this place. Nthe prices are reasonable,mths seasonings delicious and the service great.
as promised by the other reviews, alachi masala offers very good (and to me authentic) indian food. i can see that when it is crowded, it might be a less pleasant experience than what we had (it is small, and the tables are close together)...but we were fortunate to have very few other diners in the place when we went, so it was quiet and cozy.
service is friendly and accommodating, altho surprisingly slow for having so few diners. i was glad that i had been warned that it's byob (rather than finding out when i got there, and having to hunt down something more thrilling than water or juice to drink). i must say that the mango lassi was outstanding...and the rest of the food quite good--well seasoned (you can choose your level of spiciness) and well prepared (altho the portions weren't generous ones).
we will probably go back for takeout, rather than eating in next time, however. the ambiance is somewhat lacking--altho don't know how it cd be made much better in that space....
We were just disappointed with the overall quality and taste of the food. We really love good Indian and we're sad that we did not find it on our trip to New York.
Great place for a casual meal- BYOB makes it a great value also- the place is small but cozy- and the service is attentive and good. The portions are ample (Usually have enough to take home) and very tasty. I would recommend- it is a great neighborhood find.
Great local spot... and they will make the meals to specified spice limits my advice is to go hotter ..
Would not return. Tikka Masala tasted mope like tomato sauce. Chicken pieces in the entree were good though. Good naan. But overall mediocre to poor tasting food.
Alachi Masala serves top notch Indian food in its small Upper Westside restaurant. Service is quick. Two meat dishes and two vegetable dishes were plenty for four people eating family style. The cost is quite reasonable. Highly recommended for a casual dinner. Reservations are recommended, especially for a party larger than 4.
Solid BYOB place on the UWS. Interesting, tasty food -- good service.
The food was delicious. Not a fancy place, just good.
Acceptable Indian Food, Very small and cramped. Personally, I don't care for small crowded restaurants, where you can't help but eavesdrop on those on either side of you. But for those who don't mind that, it's OK. Service was exceptional.
Love the Bhel pours appetizer! The three course dinner special is one of the best deals on the UWS. One of the few BYOB places.
Amazing food and service!!!! Great traditional Indian restaurant!!! They even cooked one of our favorite dishes which wasn't on the menu!!!
Solid, authentic Indian Food! Great Value, with BYOB
Have been here several times and it's always wonderful. We ordered the dinner special this time and it was an amazing value. Staff are very nice. Extra bonus-it is BYOB!
The food was excellent. Three apps and three mains (plus an order of Papadam to start then raita and garlic Naan during the meal) was the perfect amount of food for four hungry men. It's entirely possible that the four bottles of wine we brought may have colored this review :)
Food is great as usual. Dishes don't seem to be cleaned too throughly (based on this and several other dining experiences here). Had