One of the excellent authentic Indian meal in town. We ordered chicken vindaloo and biryani, both were excellent. The staff is friendly and attentive to make customers have a Good experience. It's not a fastfood place so a little extra wait should not be unusual. The quantity and quality is good and we could not wait to finish our leftovers. Will definitely visit this place again.
Stellar, bold Indian cuisine from chef Sandeep Kothary.
Strong on Tandoor-style grilled meats and veg, this is a step up from what most know of Indian food. Chef Kothary's dishes at Amara are show what the Disneyland of spices that is Indian food can become in the right creative hands.
The fried okra slivers are addictive and the venison curry (spicy, way hot, way good, tomato curry) is a superb standout. Bring a group and share.
The service is still finding its feet, but staff are warm and welcoming. I'd certainly go back.
Parking is not convenient and there is no valet. You might get lucky with street parking, but it’s not obvious that there is a garage further down the street.
Food was decent.
We've been to Amara a half dozen times so we have a pretty good sense of what to expect. Therefore we were very surprised with the spice level of every dish, all of which were dishes we had eaten several times before. HOT!!!! My lamb biryani, while fabulously prepared as always in every other way, was actually deal-breakingly hot, and I have a greater than average tolerance (no, preference) for heat. I had to quit a third of the way through it, which was a real shame since, as I've mentioned, it was otherwise superb. Perhaps it was just a one-off night, but I certainly hope that the flames in our mouths don't represent Amara's new normal.
(one more thing: my wife and I got the sense from the dreary attitudes of both our server and from the bartender that they were somewhat less than thrilled with their career choices of server and bartender. Nothing bad about the service per say, but one got the feeling that they found it quite the chore to have to perform their jobs. Ugh.)
Food was AMAZING but the service we received was terrible. Tried to order more drinks from our server only to be ignored/forgot about twice and then had to go to the bar to even request our check. I would definitely go again because the food is that good but if I had the same server I would walk out.
The night we were there they had a large party at the bar which overwhelmed the staff. We waited over 10 minutes for any service beyond water. When trying to order drinks we were told the bar was too busy with the party. We then waited another 10+ minutes to order food. The food came out randomly with some peoples dishes arriving 20 minutes after the first dish was served. We had to find our own cutlery and flag down our a random staff member for water. I think I'll stick to takeout from now on.
Excellent Indian food with personality and attention clearly present. Not run-of-the-mill stuff. But a bit hotter ( spicier) than I would prefer and when I return I will ask them to tone it down a bit. ( which I am sure they will do)
The chef’s special was fabulous!
This was the fourth meal for my husband and I at Amara, and the first for the group of 4 friends we went with. All four meals have been outstanding. The chef does a wonderful job of catering to vegans, and will cook some already vegetarian dishes specially without ghee for vegans. Also there are a lot of vegetarian dishes already on the menu. My favorite dish so far is the brussel sprouts appetizer. I love the balance of sweet and spicy flavors in it, and I love how the brussel sprouts are done just right, not too soft. I had the Kadhai vegetables as my main for the first time, and they were just delicious. I very much appreciate the chef using fresh cauliflower, broccoli and beans, and again the flavors were a unique and interesting blend of sweet and spicy. One of my friends had the Vegetable Biryani, and I had a taste of that too - it is heavy on spices, I particularly noticed cardamom (I think!) but it really works. I will have that next time. The quality of the cuisine at Amara really can't be understated. It is probably the best restaurant based on Indian flavors that I have come across - the chef is retaining the primary concepts while ensuring a wide variety of flavor balances and very fresh textures. The restaurant ambiance is also very nice, with my friends appreciating the cocktails too, and we had great service. We can't wait for our next visit!
Great food! Nice Portions! Good service. It was slow and chef came out and asked us about food. It was a very nice touch to end night.
Run! Do not walk to Sunday brunch at Amarra ! We will return weekly. This is the best brunch in the city.
Soup and salad were fresh and it’s all you can eat. But don’t eat much. They have 6 hot entrees ready for you.
2 with meats and 3 with vegetables PLUS they gladly will make omelet or you. And they have this rice bread with a coconut sauce they bring to the table.
Ma’am bread is served and is rice. All amazing. They should change their name from Amarra to Amazing.
The food was fresh and hot and well spiced.
Service was friendly and prompt.
Honestly. This is the best brunch buffet and maybe the best Indian food in the City !!
Food was great. We had the okra for snack, tandoori octopus as a starter, red snapper & Dal Maharaja as entrees along with garlic naan. Food was seriously awesome, but our service made the experience less than welcoming.
Our server was not pleasant at all. He seemed rushed & pushy even though we were his only table when we first arrived. We received our drinks (wine & beer) and snack very quickly. Our starter came out with our entrees which was very disappointing. Our server apologized without us even complaining about it, but then said they are “getting food out quickly before the rush”. Mind you, our reservation was at 7pm, and we were practically done eating at 7:30! Our server also asked while we were eating our entrees if we were going to want desserts. Um no thanks.
The ambiance is just strange. They sit all 2 & 4 tops around the bar area. Luckily, we got a table for 2 near the windows and did not get seated at the bar. The lighting is bizarre. I had a very bright light shining on my head as did all the tables near the windows.
So, food was wonderful, but service basically ruined it for me. This was a celebratory birthday dinner which was mentioned on the reservation and they just seemed to care about turning over tables.
Delicious new neighborhood spot! Must try!! We had Chicken Vindaloo and Paneer Tiki Masalaa. Two classics that exceeded expectations.
Great food although a bit pricey for Indian quinine
Overall our experience at Amara was great -- food was wonderful, waiters super attentive and helpful. We had octopus, saag paneer, chicken tikka and a few other delicious things. All was absolutely perfect and very fresh.
The space is industrial modern but did not feel cold.
The only downside was the host who met us at the door and seated us. Talk about a completely opposite experience. If the rest of the wait staff were like him, I would be giving one star. Unfriendly, abrupt, and completely non-welcoming. He needs training, or a new job.
Delicious food! Especially liked Saag paneer, chicken tikka masala and garlic naan.
Best Indian food I've had in Atlanta, and we've been to many places.
Loved the food and service it was exceptionally well! The food was sophisticated Indian food! Loved the chef he came and met us personally to ask whether how was the food! Overall experience great
The website stated that the restaraunt served brunch but when we arrived, we were told that buffet was our only option.
Fantastic food, great location and relaxed hip vibe. Some opportunity for attention to detail with the front of house service (e.g. how to clear plates, boxing of food, etc) but we definitely would recommend a visit. Tandoori chicken was among the best I’ve had anywhere.
Amara was a word-of-mouth discovery for us. We had family in town and decided to try it, and the experience exceeded our expectations in every way.
The food was delicious and came in generous portions. The wait staff was incredibly accommodating and even the chef came to our table to check on us and share his culinary secrets.
We were very pleased with the night overall and the venue was entertaining with pleasant ambience. Doesn't hurt that it's in Inman park; a great neighborhood.
We met here for our no they Culinary Club. We visit a different restaurant every month . The food was seasoned to perfection -married but not heavy. The fried okra chips were a tasty surprise, momos and broccoli corns cakes were good veggie appetizers. We shared a fish lamb and vegetarian dish and all of them were wonderful . All in all a wonderful evening with my pals sharing a Sumptuous meal
My husband and I chose this restaurant to celebrate my birthday. The location was easy to get to, but parking in the area can be very difficult. Ladies keep in mind to wear a great shoe for walking a distance back to restaurant just in case. The cuisine was creative and delicious. The service was good, a little laid back since it wasn’t crowded and on a weekday. Price point was great and more than $ for drinks, apps and entrees for us both to enjoy. We were quite satisfied and had to take home a doggy bag too. Good spot for authentic, yet creative and delicious Indian cuisine.
Delicious! There is a great variety of flavors in the dishes, and some wonderful vegetables. I absolutely love the brussel sprouts appetizer, which has a balance of sour, sweet and spicy flavors, with the sprouts just cooked. Genius! There are a lot of vegan dishes, as well as vegetarian. I will be back, and hope the chef keeps up the amazing tastes, and the variety of vegetables!
Friendly and attentive service- went for a business lunch and it was very quiet. The food is a bit pricier than many Indian restaurants in Atlanta- but boy was it worth it. Delicious, beautifully spiced, not oily, and perfect fluffy naan!
This is by far the best Indian food around. Fantastic fresh, creative food. So yummy. Every guest we bring ends up feeling the same and bringing their friends.
This place is so very good. Not a disappointing dish anywhere on the menu. My new craving!
The food is phenomenal! If you like Indian, but are tired of the same dishes, try Amara.
Upscale dining with extremely delicious and innovative presentations and options,
The Paneer appetizer was absolutely phenomenal!
All the dishes were delicious.
Can’t wait to go back.
We had the Chicken Tikka Masala and the Butter Chicken (real adventurous, I know), and both were amazing. The Samosas were intensely seasoned and paired well with the tamarind and cilantro chutneys.
It took about 10 minutes for a server to come get a drink order, but we did arrive right at the dinner opening (5:30pm).
Great food. Good service. The outdoor dining patio is nice and quiet. Very low key.
Food was as great as always. Outside diners ng area is wonderful. Really enjoyed the cocktails we tried as well. Definitely will go back many times.
Indian spiced brussel spriuts and okra appetizers set the tone for wonderuful evening. The seared salmon and eggplant main courses were delicious too., but the creme brule dessert was the creme de la creme. This place puts delicious nouveau Indian food in a a low lit Inman Park modern setting. A great new addition to the Atlanta food scene. We'll be back soon!
Amara is a great new addition to the vibrant Inman Park dining scene. Having dined there several times, the food and service have been consistently first rate. The menu offers numerous unique Indian Fusion options. Unique flavors, and mildly spicy - well beyond 'normal' Indian spices.
Great food wait staff could be more knowledgeable
Amazing. The service was great and the food was fantastic! I will definitely put Amara on my regular list of favorites restaurants.
By far the best Indian food I've tried in Atlanta area..must try the Lamb chops, okra and Paneer in appetizers...Biryani was amazing too, we ordered chicken biryani, full of flavors and you can't go wrong with well prepared butter chicken and naan...awesome good and exceptional service!
We had a lovely outside table where it was quiet and very relaxed. The drinks and food were amazing! I had the Pear Necessities and the Sazerac. Both delicious. My boyfriend and I split the octopus appetizer which was so very well done I want two more. My boyfriend had the lamb vindaloo which had a great amount of flavorful heat to it, while I had the shrimp curry which was sweet and delicious. The service was okay. Waiter gave great suggestions and the chef very kindly came out and asked how everything was. It was a great experience and we will be back!
Went to Amara for the first time and the food was amazing. I went with my wife on a double date and there was no wait. Had a reservation and they had the table ready. Would recommend this restaurant to any of my friends and family.
Very tasty indian food, best I have had in a while.