About OM Real Indian Food

Welcome to Om Indian Restaurant, where they serve delicious and authentic Indian food for a loyal crowd! Om Indian Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner so that no matter what time you are craving a delicious meal, they can always satisfy your hunger. Try classic dishes like Chicken Curry or something new like Lamb Tikka Masala. Not sure what you’re in the mood for? Try the Chicken Korma; it’s the perfect bite to satisfy your hunger any time of day. Their experienced chefs and accommodating staff are some of the best on the Upper East Side and sure to provide you with a memorable dining experience.

1593 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10028
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Indian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 628-4500

OM Real Indian Food Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.2

service

4.3

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3.7

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

80% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (4)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 16, 2017

This was one of the best dining experiences I've had. Our waiter was unbelievable kind and accommodating to our party. We loved the food - everything was amazing.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Just superb neighborhood Indian. Super fresh, and ample portions. Kind and gracious service, too.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Excellent naan, below-average biryani, very nice waitress. Other ok.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Quick Bite
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Excellent excellent Indian food

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·Dined on August 10, 2017

Ordered two chicken dishes along with rice and bread.
The chicken in both dishes was completely over cooked. In the butter chicken it was like pre cut, pre cooked chucks thrown in.
We would have sent the food back but no one checked on us and we couldn't get the waiters attention till the end of a half eaten meal.
We did advise the person who gave us the bill but she seemed not concerned in the slightest.
There will not be a repeat visit... most disappointing.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 30, 2017

I really liked the food. I had samosas, the lamb palak, the lemon rice and a taste of my friend's chicken tiki masala.

The samosas were ok (didn't have peas) and the sauces were good. I've had more flavorful samosas so I was slightly disappointed but it wasn't fatal.

My favorite was the lamb palak. The meat was pretty tender and I love spinach on anything so it was a hit with me. The lemon rice was different and I loved it.

My friend's chicken tiki masala was a bit disappointing. The meat was slightly over cooked and the sauce was runny. I liked the taste but she said it was a little bland.

I'm not very experienced with Indian food but I liked Om and will probably be back to try something new.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Modern minimalist decor combined with excellently prepared and delicious traditional Indian food. Great service by staff who aim to please. Reasonable prices. Nope, can't ask for anything more.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Excellent Mother's Day dinner with family. Delicious food!!!! Service could be improved.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on May 9, 2017

We walked in and were seated right away. I made a reservation as I knew the place was small but wasn't sure of the crowd (we went on a Tuesday evening at 8 pm). Our server knew exactly what we were referring to when asking questions about the food, and he was so lovely and very helpful. Our appetisers were delicious and we intentionally ordered enough food to take some home. SO good! I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for authentic Indian food and not americanized. Go! it's delicious and you won't regret it!

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Service was terrible. We received our bread order at the end of meal and it wasn't cooked properly. One rice dish was too spicy and some of the Erie was hard. Usually, food and service is good. They were busy with take out orders and neglectful towards seated customers. Not sure we will go back again

Tags: Spicy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 4, 2017

There are pros and cons here:
Very small tight space makes for uncomfortable seating. Small small tables really close to one another

Small portions. If you have an adult appetite no way one main course will do

Food is ok. Have had better in many places

Most positive thing is the service. They are very pleasant and helpful. Not sure if that is enough
To make place a winner

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Om has a lovely little room with white tablecloths and paper coverings on the cloths. The curries are authentic - they'll adjust the spice level to your liking - and the Naan is divine. The Tandoor oven proffers wonderful chicken and great shrimp, and they have a few Goan specialties along with excellent FRESH vegetable dishes. All condiments are better than most (including a coriander/mint dipping sauce that has not been destroyed by sugar) and they will bring anything on the side you might like: chopped chilies, chopped coriander, yoghurt etc. Haven't tried too many dishes yet but am definitely planning to return. What makes this place particularly worthwhile, besides the excellent fresh food, is the smooth, efficient, and very lively & kind service. Wonderful wait staff. Great buy.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Spicy, Comfort Food, Outstanding Value, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Om is an excellent Indian restaurant with great food and great service.
Love their vindaloo and tandoori and all the appetizers we've had. Good prices.

Tags: Cozy, Outstanding Value, Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Quick Bite, Casual, Authentic, Vegan, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2017

Om is very tasty Indian cuisine. The service is friendly and the environment is nice. Our server made a suggestion of a dish, which ended up being really delicious. It was a bitter cold night and the heat of the food was just perfect.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Spicy, Casual
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 4, 2017

This was my second time at OM and I am still pleased. They have a wide variety of food including goat. It is very good with nice heat and presented beautifully. The price is great too and generous portions.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2017

I was surprised that there was a steep corkage fee. This gives me pause about returning.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 11, 2016

Great food. Not fancy but a great night. Low noise level meant we can actually talk and hang out with our friends. Courteous staff with non-rush atmosphere. Highly recommend

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 8, 2016

Great food and service - highly recommend! We were there for a friends' get together. We got several dishes to share - everything was very flavorful! The service was great and they didn't rush us out the door!

Tags: Business Meals, Fun, Romantic, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Spicy
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 6, 2016

Small, cozy, delicious
Server was attentive and appeared honestly appreciative of our business

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 30, 2016

Service was great and the food was tasty, albeit portions on the smaller side. Before moving out of the UES, the OM special for delivery only , which is an entree, app, and naan for $16 was an amazing deal.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2016

Took my boyfriend here on a date since he loves Indian food - what a hidden gem! It's a small, intimate setting, the food was good, and the waitress was very nice. Good value, also. Will be back!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 2, 2016

Lovely, intimate restaurant with good food and great service. The atmosphere is cozy and congenial. We had the butter chicken and the lamb vindaloo, and both were very good. For an appetizer we had the vegetable samosa. This was crispy on the outside and nice and fluffy on the inside. We would recommend this place for casual dining for those who need an Indian fix. Nice place!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 25, 2016

The staff is very friendly and helpful. The food is tasty and offers good value. You will not be rushed through your meal. OM is a worthwhile find in the neighborhood.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 27, 2016

Delicious. Service was incredibly friendly and accommodating.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 22, 2016

When this restaurant opened, it was a wonderful thing. An Indian restaurant in a contemporary space, serving a wide range of classic Indian cuisine, well prepared - the flavors well defined and different from the norm, the service attentive and the atmosphere fun. It has all slipped several notches, so much so that I won't return until I get a sense that it has changed.

The contemporary look - inherited from the prior restaurant - was never completely understood by the current owners. Too bad, since it was not only attractive, but a signal that the cooking was also on a cutting edge. If one were to remove the decorative interventions (the awful photographs hung crookedly, the ordinary wall sconces, and worst of all, the cream colored walls (once white)), the place would look better, but unfortunately, the look is a signal that much has also changed with the food, the service, and the ambiance. It is now ordinary, or worse.

Onion bhaji, for example, are leaden and doughy - they were once crisp and sharply flavorful. Other dishes - such as the Goan crab curry - are now more about heat than subtle flavors, as if that was an appropriate substitution.

The space is narrow and the tables are small. That was OK in the past, but now there are just too many tables, nowhere to hang a coat, and the net result is that there is always a chance that with the service rushing back and forth, something will get spilled - and watch out if that's curry on your coat. We were lucky, as were the couple at the table near the door, who only got soaked with cold water, but be warned.

It is hard to run a restaurant in New York, especially so on this stretch of Second Avenue, torn apart for so many years by the Second Avenue subway construction, but that's no excuse for letting one's standards drop, as I feel they have. I want Om to succeed, but I need to read and hear that it's improved before I return.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 15, 2016

This tiny little restaurant is full of personality and flavor. I was returning for just my second time to the restaurant, and the owner recognized me. He welcomed me and my guest like old friends, and provided excellent service throughout the night.

The BYOB policy is great, and flexible. The naan was absolutely delicious, as was the rest of the food. A great value, and always makes for great leftovers. Will definitely be back to try more things on the menu, or for lunch!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 8, 2016

Have been ordering from Om on Seamless for a year, came by to try it in person with a friend. Was seated immediately per reservation. Tables are close together, and all the tables were full after we were seated.

We stayed at the restaurant for 45 minutes, no one had food. The table to our right received one of two appetizers ordered (at least 20 minutes apart, we did not wait to see their second), and the table to our left did not have their order taken while we were seated. Neither table received water. Our table did not even receive menus while we were at the restaurant and after 45 minutes placed an order (from the same restaurant) for delivery. We enjoyed the food from home, instead.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 5, 2016

Great food and very friendly service!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2015

I ordered a $12.95 chicken dish, the waiter asked if I'd prefer the boneless version so I said yes. The bill came and my entree was $17.95. I asked to see where this was dish was on the menu so I could verify price since I wasn't aware, and he said it wasn't on the menu. I said I ordered a dish that was $5 less and he didn't change the bill.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2015

Great Indian food with efficient service.
Try the mango lasse

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2015

For a small and intimate restaurant it was a treat. Service was good and the authentic Indian dishes were excellent. I strongly recommend it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2015

Excellent food, not greasy or over-onioned. I am not Indian, but I imagine that this is how an Indian family might eat if mom or dad or both was a good cook. Friendly service too!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 24, 2015

Excellent Indian food restaurant. Resonalbe prices, great food and excellent friendly service. Looking forward to going back again and again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2015

Great and unique Indian food, warm service from everyone. We love the vegetable korma, samosa, chicken tikka masala.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 27, 2015

Found this restaurant randomly. Had dinner with a friend. The food was good and we had one unusual appetizer. Because we went on a slow summer night and were the only ones, the service was oppressive in that the server came over to our table too many times to ask us how was the food. They seem to do a lot of take-out business

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 18, 2015

This place is the best!!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 15, 2015

Tried to have brunch at 1pm on Sunday. Not one person in the restaurant- staff or customer. Weather was in the teens outside and nearly as cold inside. No one greeted us. We left.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 4, 2015

Our servers were gracious and helpful. The food was quite good and the servings generous. Extra rice was offered without our having to ask. the prices were quite reasonable. We will definitely go again.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2014

This is a small restaurant in the middle of the block. As some of the windows are smoked so that you can't see in the restaurant, its a little easy to miss. The food and service have always been very good, plus the restaurant is extremely clean. Bonus points for a very friendly "bring your own wine" policy and nice wine glasses.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 4, 2014

The food is consistently good. I always go for lamb korma. The place is cozy.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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