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Permanently Closed - Papadam Flavors of India

75 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Fine Dining at regular prices. The food is cooked with different herbs and spices. Each dish is unique and delectable.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Indian, Contemporary Indian
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Hours of operation

Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(212) 879-6000
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Joseph Rodricks
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We offer everything on the menu for catering and we also offer customized dishes.
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Cross street
75th and 76th street
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Parking details
There is street parking and private garage parking on 76th Street.
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Public transit
M-15 stops in front of the Restaurant and nearest subway is 77th and Lexington.
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Special events & promotions
Birthdays, Graduation or any other event
Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 75 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
4.2  based on all time ratings
Noise · Quiet
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipNYCresident (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on September 21, 2017

Everything we ordered was very good! There were no many diners while we were there so cannot comment on how the service would be if it were busy. The manager/owner waited the table, we were not rushed. He was very courteous and helpful. Definitely recommend to those that want to have good Indian cuisine without the fanfare and crowds.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on August 18, 2017

This place is a gem! First time at was delicious. The waiter made some recommendations on appetizers, steering us away from the usual samosa choice and I am glad we listened. The Hyderabadi eggplant dish I had was amazing. Again not a standard dish and I'm glad I ventured into unknown territory. The staff was very helpful and on top of everything. If you like Indian food or want to try it for the first time...give Papadam a look.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on August 5, 2017

It's always a pleasure to go to Papadam, the owners are very friendly and always welcoming! The food is exquisite too!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on May 13, 2017

Great food! The nicest people! Some unusual dishes -- everything the seven of us tried was a winner.

OpenTable Diner (Boise)
5.0  Dined on May 11, 2017

Papadam is the best Indian cuisine my daughters and I have had the opportunity to eat. We had the chance to go in for dinner this evening and not only were the owners and staff warm and welcoming, they gave excellent food suggestions. In fact, we let one of the owners pick our complete meal for us and ALL selections were amazing! A great atmosphere with the combination of wonderful food and genuinely fantastic people you can not go wrong.
Nothing but great things to say about Papadam and I suggest everyone take the opportunity to let them tailor your dinner for the night - you won't be disappointed.

vipPabloNY (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on April 23, 2017

While Papadam's dishes are, without question, delectable, the portion size is often somewhat stingy, especially when juxtaposed to the amount of delicious sauce served with most items. This can detract from the value, but not the quality of the service or the manner in which your taste buds are energized. The fresh breads are very special and tasting many types is worthwhile. This is an enjoyable evening. A particularly nice aspect of this small eatery is if you have not eaten enough, the kitchen fulfills your additional orders expeditiously. Eat, be happy!

vipNirz (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on March 31, 2017

Our usual restaurant closed and we were trying to find another. Papadum has delicious authentic Indian food and we will definitely be back often! The home made mango mousse was delicious. they deliver too! The owners were there and were taking orders and serving customers. Very welcoming people.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 30, 2016

I LOVE this restaurant!!! It is in my neighborhood and had walked by it several times thinking one day I would go. Well when friend suggested dinner I made this the opportunity to go and try this restaurant. And they did not disappoint. We ordered a bottle of Chilean wine which was perfect for the meal. When we ordered appetizers, the owner came over and asked if she could suggest some. She suggested Hari Bari Tikki and Lasuni Gobi, both not traditional dishes. They were out of this world and both vegetarian. We both then ordered dinner; I ordered Hyderabadi Baghare Baigan (I am a vegan) and my friend ordered Griller Tilapia in Tandoori Oven. My friend said the Tilapia was out of this world, it was light, seasoned just enough, and surprisingly is seemed like it was fried because it has a crispness to it, but it was in fact grilled and broiled, a chef specialty. The service was friendly, and attentive and the restaurant was cozy, not noisy at all. I would suggest it highly to anyone who like Indian food.

vipSDFNYC (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2015

Great food, subtle flavors and gracious service led by the kindness of Ajay and his staff leaving you wanting to come back for more. There just are not that many really, really good local Indian restaurants on the UES, but, finally, there is Papadam. I'll be back!!

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 1, 2015

The ambience is warm and the owners very nice and accommodating. The food was delicious and plentiful. Also, even though it isn't a kid restaurant my young children really like the food. The wait staff was efficient and very nice.

vipOpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on December 25, 2014

Wonderful service, delicious food, and cozy atmosphere.

vipJayn (Denver)
5.0  Dined on December 25, 2014

This restaurant made Christmas dinner very special.

eastwest (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2014

We dined at Papadam on Christmas Eve. As someone who has lived in India for many years, I can say that this is the best Indian food I've experienced in NYC. Everything was carefully prepared with the freshest ingredients and spices, a true delight for the palate. And the menu has a wonderful diversity of dishes, from Goan fish curry to the aromatic dishes of northern Kashmir. The owners could not have been more charming and friendly, and took a personal interest in all of their guests. We felt as if we had been transported to a dinner among close friends in New Delhi, which certainly lit up our holiday! Will definitely return.

OpenTable Diner (Jacksonville)
5.0  Dined on December 19, 2014

the food was delicious. the service was great. the owner recommended dishes we should try, which were very tasty. overall it was a great dinner and the restaurant was very nice, clean and quiet.
I highly recommend it if you want GOOD INDIAN FOOD!

vipAnig (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 3, 2014

What a wonderful restaurant. Some of the best Indian food I've had in the City. And the service was first rate. The restaurant was rather empty on a weekday evening - must be mainly takeout. Give this restaurant a try. You will not be disappointed.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on October 25, 2014

Have been here multiple times, each time food is wonderful and the service is even better. This is a husband-wife run restaurant, and they truly care about their guests. The atmosphere feels higher-end (white table clothes, dark mood lighting), but still comfortable. The wine list is not notable. But, the food selection is excellent, delicious, and nicely presented. There could be a few more pieces in some of the chicken dishes like the tikka masala and saag, but it's so yummy. Don't hesitate to go here!

alil (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 11, 2014

Everything was great for our party of seven. The food is superb, fresh, well-spiced and authentic. The server was excellent, with attentive but not hovering service. We enjoyed everything from appetizers to dessert. We'll go back soon!

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 4, 2014

I came back within a week, that should say enough. this is now a staple of mine when I come to the Met Art for a day, I'll walk over and enjoy some great Indian food. Look forward to the Indian Art Exhibit in October so I can swing by again!

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 27, 2014

being indian myself, I take particular pride in giving my stamp of approval for an Indian restaurant. This place has friendly staff and great authentic Indian food. it is not too heavy, but definitely stays true to the cuisine

vipgabrij (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on August 13, 2014

I have a few favorite Indian restaurants in the NY Metro area, but had not been out for Indian on the Upper East until this week. So after a bit of exploring on OpenTable and Yelp, I made reservations and Papadam, and was very happy with the results.

It was just dinner for two, and we were both fasting from meat, so I can only comment on a few vegetarian appetizers and entrees. All were quite good. Spicy (as requested) but not too much, tasty, and generous servings.

As far as the ambience, the restaurant is small and family run. We felt very welcome from the moment we arrived until we left, and I really felt like we were eating at somebody's home.

I look forward to visiting again.