Amma

4.5
1596 Reviews
$31 to $50
Indian
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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent . The food was freshly made and tasted delicious . We had the lunch specials which was good sized portions and filling . They maintain all Covid protocols and the place was very clean and neat .

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vipNYCfoodie
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were looking to try a different restaurant for our Christmas Eve dinner. I found Amma on Open Table and the menu and reviews looked good. Turns out we we arrived at Amma, my wife said “we’ve eaten here before”. It must have been years ago. Turned out the food was excellent and the service was good. It was a pleasant Christmas Eve dinner that we both enjoyed.

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AmitM
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just took a 4 days trip to NY and tried many Indian restaurants during our visit. Amma turned out to be the best food and best service. Very elegantly decorated dining room with great and humble service. Highly recommended to anyone looking for good Indian food in NY.

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vipDRFoodie
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We have been visiting Amma for a long time now and primarily for their beetroot koftas which are delicious and the highlight of their menu!

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vipoutandabout
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Terrific Indian Food served with pride!

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vipAnnieP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love this restaurant
Food is delicious
Service excellent
The vegetarian tasting menu with wine tasting is our favorite by far
All the courses are delicious and wine pairings spot on
Try it!

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StrattonH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved Amma, authentic all the way! We did the tasting menus (veg and non-veg) with wine pairings. Both were excellent, food a d wine. Look forward to returning!

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MelissaS
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was just ok. Lack of flavor and spice. Took forever to get bill. Weird experience

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vipDailyBread
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

How the mighty have fallen. I was shocked at the terrible execution that we experienced last night. We had previously been to this restaurant many times prior to the pandemic and it appears as if there is new ownership or absentee ownership because everything about the experience was second rate. No need to pay high prices in Midtown for not very good Indian food with microscopically small portions but exponentially high prices. Very amateur turn for this once high-end Indian restaurant. Pass.

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RichardG
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went with the vegetarian tasting menu and it was exquisite! We HIGHLY recommend Amma for a romantic date night, which was us, but the place is also great for family night out or a post-work get together, which was all happening (and handled perfectly) while we were there. We felt very safe with their Covid-19 precautions.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall1food4service2ambience1

Many items (including south Indian) missing from the menu.

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vipSashaG
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amma continues to exceed our expectations on every dimension. The food is fantastic, and no other restaurant has Amma's signature spinach chaat dish with fresh sprout mung beans that delights every guest we have ever invited to the restaurant. their channa saag is delicious and is not to be missed. Deserts are delivered every time like it is someone's birthday with messages written in mango and tamarind sauces. But what separates Amma from every other restaurant in New York is how warmly we are received by Anju, Dev, and our personal waiter Ricky. We feel like special guests every time we dine at Amma and I believe if you given Amma a chance, you will feel like we do about this wonderful restaurant.

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magdalenaK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Amma is good

not spectacular but pretty tasty :)

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JennC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food at great price. Fantastic for those that love it spicy 🌶! Great service as well. Highly recommend!

We went before an 8pm Broadway show at 5:30, and had plenty of time to eat and leisurely stroll to the Lyceum theater. We could’ve reserved at 6 and still made it no problem.

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Truth
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just awesome!! We started our trip here and ended our trip here!

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SubratoM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amma has been my go to restaurant for last 14 years. Ever since my first visit in 2007 I have gone back to this place ever time I wanted some good food. The owner and the staff are extremely courteous and they even gave my wife a cheese cake when we told her that it was my wife’s birthday and this was where she wanted to celebrate. The cake was a surprise from the restaurant. Try the karakari bhindi and madras chicken.

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Snicker
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the testing menu,vegetarian for me non for husband. Some new foods to us. Very tasty,good and spicy.

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Singh
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the consistently best restaurant. We have been regulars since 2005.

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JudyDoody
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely adore this restaurant. The meal started with complementary little hors d’oeuvres which were fabulous. I got a glass of Prosecco, Tandoori Grilled lamb chops, stuffed baby eggplant, and paratha. Everything was out of this world.

I can’t recommend this restaurant highly enough. I am so happy Amma survived Covid.

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vipGeoffreyG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic Indian dining experience. The chef and the friendly and helpful staff make the place.

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MayO
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service! Everyone was extremely friendly and accommodating and we were given great recommendations. I'll definitely be back.

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Traveler
Anchorage
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience1

It took over an hour to receive our food after placing our food order. Waiter kept forgetting we were there. We were seated outside away from the other outside tables. At first we liked our location but we realized the waiter kept forgetting us.

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Carolina
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not the first time I’ve dined at Amma and won’t be the last. The cuisine is exquisite. All Dishes have unique and tasty flavorings and arecvery satisfying.
Mango cheesecake for desert is outstanding!

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AmyB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Foot and service are always amazing!!

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vipSandy
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Gave us a small table meant for two people and we were three. Didn't move us when we asked to be moved. Food took a long time to arrive though quality was good. We were vegetarian.

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Catalina
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I really loved the food. I would have preferred to have eaten inside but the outside set up wasn't bad. Definitely would love to return.

JD
vipJudyDoody
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the first time I returned to Amma since the start of Covid. The food is as spectacular as I remembered it. For appetizer, I had goan shrimp and for the main, I had tandoori lamb chops and I also got an order of baby eggplant. Everything was superb and I highly recommend it.

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vipEWWW
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amma continues to crush it. Awesome food, awesome service, awesome people. Highly recommend.

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vipNancy
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Food was very good except the plain Naan( too greasy ) , the service was too slow !!!

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ElliottH
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Had a quiet early dinner on Tuesday evening. The food was the usual high quality and the service was very good though the waiters were often serving the outdoor tables. Overall, the expected pleasant dining experience and the food is as always great!

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vipShootingstar
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic. Authentic. Very well served and service was excellent.

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vipGeoffreyG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful place all around. Friendly and knowledgeable staff.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Amma is one of our fav restaurants- Thursday lunch was an aberration (hopefully)

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Picadillo
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

The inside is a bit tired looking and we decided to eat outside which is adequate. Service was a bit underwhelming and the wait for our food bordered on the excessive. The food was tasty though. If we lived nearby we might return but the whole experience didn't seem worth the special trip to get there.

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matti
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So delicious, great value, great service. One of my all time faves.

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vipSaimes
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely ambience & good service. My hubby and I had the lunch specials, he had the chicken tikka and I had the Goan fish curry. Both were delicious and great value! Will def be back here

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Addie
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and staff was so friendly! Will definitely be back

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SujoyB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great especially Anna’s Jackfruit dish was very flavorful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great owners. Really put love into the food. Would return

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AliT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amma is on of my favorite Indian restaurants in the city. The food is outstanding and the ambience inside the restaurant is perfect.

FAQs

Amma does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Amma also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 644-8330.

Amma is rated 4.5 stars by 1596 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.