chicken tikka masala
Good food, the owner was present all time and get into details. The tandoori chicken the best.
We sat outdoors … possibly no fault of Amma but place stinks of sewer.
Portion size very small even for a NYC Restaurant week!
Shrimp was dunked in tomato ketchup and Kheer had rice that was badly undercooked. Even naan was sub-par!.
Been to many other Indian restaurants over last 15 years in NYC / NJ .. and I never rated something so low.. may be the place lost it’s Mojo..
Simply marvelous cooking served in a lovely room.
Excellent food, but very slow and unresponsive service. Music was annoyingly loud.
A friend and I chose Amma for a post lockdown reunion. We both love Indian food so it seemed like a good choice. And it truly was! A lovely, quiet place with excellent food and warm attentive staff, we loved every minute of our long lunch. The prices were very fair for creative turns on some of my favorite dishes as well as dishes I've never had before. A long thoughtful discussion about the heat level of the vindaloo, ended with me opting to try the eggplant instead. However I was given a small dish of the vindaloo sauce just to taste! Plans were made for me to have that, mixed with a plain curry next time. And there will surely be a next time. In fact, my friend and I are reserving the amazing looking tasting menu for a birthday dinner. Give yourself a treat, lunch, dinner or tastings, you can't go wrong with Amma!
I don’t know where the other reviewers have been eating, but we found Amma to be average at best. If this is considered the best Indian restaurant in New York City, or even midtown, the reviewers need to expand their experience with Indian food. Do not get the tasting menu. It is just a collection of some of the most commonly ordered dishes, many of them served on the same plate at the same time. And definitely do not get the wine pairing. The “pairing“ consisted of a small glass of champagne that had to be stretched over the first two dishes, a single glass of white wine that had to cover the next four(!) dishes, a red wine for the next-to-last dish, and a sauterne served with ice cream. Service was adequate, but nothing special, and very informal. (A woman who appeared to be the wife of the owner looked like she had just come in from the beach (Bermuda shorts, untucked beach shirt, flip-flops.) The dining room was (how do we say this?) “very tired”. I am positive that a diner can find better Indian food in a much more appealing setting elsewhere.
Perhaps the best Indian restaurant in town. Never lets us down. Outstanding personalised service.
We ate inside at a table for four. Nicely air conditioned. Everyone was respectful of our space & conversation was quiet—even at the table for 7. Could barely hear them. Given the delicious food, we were all busy eating!
Amma is delicious. My second time there and I really enjoyed the lunch special.
Had lunch there before heading to the MET. Restaurant seating is looking old and worn, I ordered the chaat which was ok, and the chicken biryani, the chicken pieces were very dried so I picked all those out. Very disappointing and over priced.
We have dined at Amma multiple times over multiple years and have been pleased with our experience. The food is creatively prepared, well presented and of an appropriate quantity. This time was no exception. However, they have added tables outside, which have almost doubled their seating capacity. Together with what appears to be a brisk takeout business, their kitchen has become seriously overextended. We waited over an hour and a half for our entrees to arrive and one turned out to be incorrect. Our experience was not unique since several other patrons made similar comments at the time. Whether this was due to staff shortages or poor planning, the issue will need to be corrected.
Delicious food. Different from the regular Indian fare. Loved it!
Excellent food and even reasonably priced given the location. A long time restaurant here and the owner and staff are always pleasant and efficient.
Good food great options
Recommend for weeknight or weekend!
This place has steeply declined however they have kept their crazy prices. They now cater to drink college kids. I wouldn’t bother unless you’re in that demo.
Delightful ambiance outdoor on patio - Amma did a good job to make the space inviting, clean, nicely lit and good background music. Food delicious - lots of interesting dishes, especially the paratha ww breads and Peshawar naan. Wine list exceptional with many superb values (Kerner under $50 in NYC!)
There was ample outdoor seating, and the option to choose a lunch menu or items from their regular menu. If you are really hungry, I suggest using the regular menu. But the food in the lunch menu was delicious and portions fine for those of us that prefer light lunches. Service was very good, and not at all rushed.
This is the best Indian in Manhattan, always a favorite in my family. The food is outstanding and the service is friendly and attentive. What more could you want?!
We always enjoy dining at Amma’s. The food is exceptional. Perfectly spiced. A very good menu for vegetarians and meat eaters. Look forward to our next visit.
We ordered a lamb curry dish for the first time here and it was very delicious. Chicken TikkaMasala, Saag Paneer and Vegetable JalFraizee were delicious too. The crispy okra converted another okra hater to okra eater! Garlic Nan was loved by everyone too. Good food made for a good family event.
Really good food and friendly, first NY restaurant visit since COVID. Will definitely make a return trip.
Excelente la calidad de los alimentos como siempre en AMMA, sinembargo las instalaciones exteriores por la pandemia no son tan bonitas y acogedoras como el interior del restaurante. El servicio tambien ha bajado un poco
Delicious food, excellent and unobtrusive service. It's a favorite spot.
After fifteen desolate months it was good to be back , welcomed back , the lay out so so different , the food and the kindness just the same.
Outdoor seating was covered but the smoke from the hookah bar next door was not nice. So nothing against the restaurant.
UN family favorite!
Was given the option of sitting indoors or outdoors. Chose indoors. After a while, noticed an employee sleeping across two chairs and snoring loudly. Not only was it unprofessional but also unhygienic during Covid times. The owner/manager tried to justify it several ways before letting us sit outside to continue dining. Food and service were average at best. Still tipped 25% due to Covid times.
This is our forth time, and we brought another couple to have a greater
variety of appetizers and main courses. I find the meat and vegetables
well seasoned and wonderfully crisp. We also order a wide selection of
the breads to eat on their own or sop up the sauces.
Wonderful family style restaurant with friendly knowledgeable staff and amazing food.
It's been a while since I've been to Amma. But, the kitchen and staff scored again with delicious food and great service. We all know fast Indian and Chinese food. This meal was authentic and no comparison to fast food. The food was excellent!
Amazing food, amazing people, and the outdoor dining is nice!
I’d been there before, several times and was pleased with the food and service. This was my first time eating outdoors. I would do it again and highly recommend Amma.
SO GOOD! I will definitely be returning, and our server (who might have also been the owner) was so helpful and kind, made great wine recommendations. The food was incredible. Get the katan paneer! Or anything on the menu, everything we had was delicious
I love indian food, and have been to many places. I was expecting Amma to be great because it's pricey. I didn't think the food was special. Very disappointed. But the staff was prompt.
Amma's food is consistently delicious. Best Indian in NYC
Excellent and warm food, fabulous service. Margarita with jalapeño is delicious and don’t forget to try their fried okra!
The Indian food there is amazing! Love this little place!
Fantastic service and everything we tried on the menu tasted wonderful. Great drinks, great service and no rush attitude and best of all INDOORS!! This is the 2nd time back and its just as good as the 1st if not better. Highly recommend!!
Not worth as food was very average. was expecting better as per the reviews. should have some way to call for stuff as the cabins made it is difficult to call. waiting for service is long. food was average.
Had a great outdoor dinner at Amma last night. The food and service were both spectacular. We had the paneer tikka as an appetizer, and then ordered three dishes to share for dinner. This was more than enough food for the two of us and we had leftovers to take with us. The outdoor tents are ventilated properly and allow for a party of 4-6 (or maybe even 8) to dine comfortably and had a heat lamp hanging over the table.
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 4.4 stars by 1606 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.