Indus Valley / Manhattan Valley
Maybe the best Indian restaurant in New York these days. Great service, feels family style, and wonderful on beyonce's. Utterly un-hip.
Delicious food and great service! We ordered the chicken tikka masala and chicken korma and loved them both!
first time here and we will return. extensive food and wine menus and very tasty fare. and the staff was very professional and courteous serving nicely.
Good service and yummy food. We were able to order a vegetable curry off the menu which was nice.
They sent out an extra vegetable appetiser by accident instead of the curry but they gave it to us anyway and had the vegetable curry come out soon after. That’s a bonus and great hospitality.
It was a mainly enjoyable evening. The service was great, and most of the dishes were very tasty. My only complaint relates to the lamb vindoloo, or rather to the lamb itself, because the vindoloo sauce was also excellent. Because I enjoy lamb when I dine out, I often order it, and I noticed that in this restaurant quality of the lamb time and again not the best. Maybe the individual who does the purchasing should pay more attention to this
This used to be a great Indian place in the neighborhood - what happened?! Ordered rosemary naan, raita, sea bass, and mulligatawny soup — all dependable basics in the past — and only the naan was decent. Raita was soupy and sweet, thinned with some questionable substance. Sea bass was possibly a cheaper fish, over slathered with greasy paste of something salty (the vegetables and he lemon wedge on the side looked pathetically wilted and lifeless), the mulligatawny soup was mostly salty. UGH!
The waitstaff gives off a less than friendly vibe, could not explain what what a certain drink was composed from. Should have taken a hint from the fact that there were only two other people besides us in the restaurant, although apparently they are quite busy with takeout and delivery orders.
Will not return.
All good but most dishes (lentils, chicken dishes, curries) are now far “hotter” as in more highly seasoned with green chilies than in the past at Indus Valley. . A problem for its older clientele. Probably a new chef. I wish people could assume lower level (very mild) hotness and then request IF they want it hotter.
lOVELY INDIAN FOOD: ALLOW THE WAITER TO CHOOSE A VARIETY, AND YOU WILL BE VERY HAPPY. ONE OF THE FEW PLACES ON THE UPPER WEST SIDE WHERE YOU CAN TALK AND ACTUALLY HEAR EACH OTHER.
Nice quiet restaurant.
Great place to dine with friends.
Service is very friendly and attentive.
food was delicious. service was attentive and friendly. when we arrived we were concerned because there were mostly empty tables...restaurant did not fill up, but there were a number of other diners and we could see the delivery orders going out in a constant stream, so clearly a popular place.
Food has gone way down hill since changing ownership. Don’t bother going.
Anniversary dinner: as always, food, service and ambiance. Excellent.
We go here every 3 to 5 months. And are always surprised how good Indian food is.
Even though the name changes, the great Indian cuisine remains the same....excellent. I had dinner with a friend on a Friday night at 5:30, and at first we were alone in the restaurant, and then it filled up with several parties and groups, including one with small children. Everyone seemed to have a good time. I had Malai Kafta, and my friend had a chicken curry dish, with vegetable samosa and shrimp as appetizers. Also had yummy potato-stuffed bread...delicious. We thought we were too full for dessert, but somehow we managed to scarf up the rice pudding they brought us as a little "extra". Love this place.
They need to seriously do something about their food. Very sub-par vegetarian curries.
It was a special occasion / Date night. It was a movie theme night. Watched "Victoria & Abdul". Since it had an Indian theme - we went to Indus Valley.
The food is always good. But this time it was exceptional. The service is always friendly
I had asked for a window seat and we got it .
We will definitely go back. It's a neighbourhood gem
The food was superb, and the mulligatawny soup was especially delicious. The place, however, was, all three of us agreed, overheated. We asked for air-conditioning, and they turned it on but only briefly. The same thing happened when we requested it a second time on that humid summer evening.
The best Indian food I have had in NYC! It is so flavorful and fragrant.
Best Indian food on the UWS. Nicely spiced, not bland like others. Fine service and hospitable staff. Highly recommended.
Very good weekend buffet but have reservations about continued striking employees outside location due to their unfair treatment of workers. Felt guilt eating there , strikers weren't present on Sunday afternoon otherwise I'd have honored striking employees.
Food is not as good as it used to be, but still a good neighborhood spot.
Tandoori shrimp excellent and Onion nan great! Lamb chops bit spicy
Very good, reasonably priced Indian food on the Upper Upper West Side.
Good friends, good food (best Indian in the neighborhood). A good time
Good value, heavy on the spice which may or may not suit you. Very nice staff, friendly and helpful.
Best Indian cuisine on the Upper West Side. I particularly enjoyed my lamb vindaloo.
The food, service, and ambiance were very good. However, we dined on a Wednesday evening and discovered that former employees are picketing the restaurant. The information flier we received explained that these people had been cheated by the owner, who changed the name of the restaurant from Indus Valley to avoid payments (we had wondered about the name change). We will not dine at the restaurant again as long as there is an ongoing labor dispute
Fresh, delicious food. Not a super modern ambiance, but for an "everyday" kind of place, not at all necessary--in fact, rather refreshing not to be in a restaurant that is trying really hard to be "hip"...
We had a lovely dinner at Manhattan Valley (FKA Indus Valley). The food was excellent, the service friendly and efficient, and the ginger pepper martini was great. I like to order extra spicy and here the level was kicked up while still preserving the balance of the dish's flavor. I recommend this restaurant highly.
Very good weekend buffet.
The food here is always delicious and we come very often as it is in our neighborhood. While the portions don't look large, they really are bigger than you think. I'm usually stuffed when I leave! Favorites include Lamb Sagwalla, Malai Tikka Lasooni and Chicken Tikka Masala. Their mulligatawny soup is amazing as well....also very filling as they give you an ample bowlful. I think this is the best Indian restaurant on the upper west side!
It was lovely -- atmosphere and food. Started off with cocktails (we loved the pepper ginger drink). We had samosas, bread basket, biryani, chicken tikka masala, lamb vindaloo, and tandoori shrimp. The flavors were delicious -- complex, aromatic and layered. Definitely recommend.
One of the best Indian restaurants I have dined at in NYC.
Never disappoints. A great mix of traditional favorites and unusual items! Definitely good price/value, too.
Service was bad. After 30 minutes there were no menus. Then when we asked for menus they said they assumed we were eating at the buffet.
Delicious brunch, good variety of fresh and tasty entrees as well as dessert ( too full to eat the sweets!)
I had my first date with my now-husband at the newly-opened Indus Valley. While the food was less important at that time, we did love the place and we fell in love. We have been returning here every year since on our anniversary and are thrilled it's still alive and well! The food is consistently excellent and the service warm and friendly.
I took my friend out for a belated dinner and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The food was delicious.t was savory and spicy. It was beautiful to look at and had our mouths dancing. The staff was very attentive and they anticipated our needs. I love Indian food and this was my first time at this place. It will not be my last. They don't serve alcohol which is fine. They do serve the most fragrant tea.
Thank you for a memorable evening and a scrumptious meal.
It was a VERY cold day and no mater how much they fiddled with the thermostat, they had no heat! Service a little strange somehow--did our waiter understand English? No alcohol served although ttherre is a bar. Just a strange place. I would prefer Aangan in this neighborhood.
We have eaten many times over the years at this neighborhood restaurant, formerly Indus Valley, now called Indus Valley/Manhattan Valley. In the past, the food was generally good, and the ambiance was nice (good service, quiet -- a nice place to have a relaxed conversation with friends over tasty food and a glass of wine).
This week, we made a reservation and went there for a celebratory dinner only to find out AFTER we were seated and ready to order that they no longer served any alcohol. (At that point, it was too late to find another spot.)
I went back and looked at the restaurant description on OpenTable, as well as the restaurant's own website to double check to see if I missed something. I had not: the restaurant doesn't mention this fact anywhere, which is what prompted me to write this review.
I'm a foodie who will go to a great hole-in-the wall for great food, even if they don't serve wine or beer, but that's usually clear ahead of time. However, in a restaurant of this size, with table cloth, an actual physical bar, etc (to say nothing of the fact that they formerly served alcohol), I expect to be able to have a beer or wine, or, at the very least, be advised ahead of time when that's no longer the case.
Unfortunately, the quality of food has gone downhill, too. The samosas were delicious, but the entrees were pretty bad.