Awadh is Gaurav Anand’s latest endeavor, following Bhatti Indian Grill (Murray Hill) and Moti Mahal Delux (Upper East Side). With Awadh, we present a culmination of culinary finesse of the finest food from India’s sacred and historic land. We hope to create experiences and memories through flavors as you explore meats, vegetables, seafood, kebabs, curries and breads that will leave a lasting impression on your palate.
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Daily 5:00PM - 6:00PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Not the usual Indian menu. The food is very tasty.
Lovely restaurant. Food was excellent, the service equally as good as the food. Great inventive Indian menu. Some of the dishes had that famous Indian "spiceyness" - it was good!
Peaceful ambiance, could talk with the people I was with.
I will be back.
We had a small birthday celebration for three old friends, one of whom is vegan. I asked for a quiet table for conversation, and--although the restaurant was becoming busy-- they found an excellent table for us. The service was similarly thoughtful and professional, and the cooking is on a par with many of the best Indian restaurants in the city. (Our vegan friend was also very happy!) An excellent evening!
What a pleasant surprise! The food was delicious!
We will be back again!
This modest-sized spot (seating in the bar area on the first floor, plus an upstairs room) offers a wide array of Indian dishes, some of which I've not seen elsewhere. They're also accommodating: for instance, although the menu didn't list saag paneer, they were willing to make it at our request. Judging from the steady stream of bicycle delivery people (we were seated near the front door), they do a significant take-out business in addition to eat-in. Like most spots in Manhattan, the dining area is small and tight, but the ambience is a good couple of steps above the norm for Indian restaurants.
Tasty food! Loved the cauliflower appetizer. The okra maindish was excellent. Will definitely go back.
Everything was spot on from beginning to end once past the unimpressive entrance and decor. Service was attentive but not rushed. Even the initial papadum and accompanying sauces tasted great with wine. Entrees of five spice vegetables and tiwali were outstanding. Garlic naan was warm and tasty. Want to return with more friends to try more dishes next time.
Sunday early dinner. Excellent food
This is not your typical India restaurant, with many, inexpensive varieties of curry... This is seriously good (foodie good!), sophisticated food. The best Indian food by far!
Evey time we come to NYC we make it a must visit destination. Once again exceeded all expectations. The broccoli in saffron sauce is hands down the winning dish. Don’t go without having the broccoli.
Service was ok. Unavailability of items from menu card. Food quality wasn’t really great
There are lots of Indian restaurants on the UWS but Awadh stands out as being truly exceptional - the food is really wonderful and beautiful setting
Lousy food full of salt. Don’t eat here. Had Chana masala (ok), lamb saag (hella salty), cauliflower app (gloppy and sickly sweet), paneer dumplings in grossly sweet creamy sauce for entree. Overall really bad food.
Excellent food. Relaxing ambience. Will definitely return
Outstanding unusual Indian dishes. Low key yet elegant atmosphere
Food was excellent as usual, but we never did seem to have a waiter who was serving us. We had to flag down passing staff to get attention to order drinks, appetizers and entrees. Maybe this was because we were seated downstairs rather than on the second floor. Highly unusual based on my previous experiences at this restaurant.
This is above average Northern Indian food, with beautifully designed contemporary decor and attentive, sincere service. I’m so happy it’s in my neighborhood, but it is worth a detour.
Never disappoints. Food is always delicious and staff is always friendly and helpful
Delicious subtle authentic food. The lunch special is especially not to be missed. Terrific iand iendly management as well
One of the best Indian restaurants in the city in an attractive setting with excellent service.
Have eaten here many times. The food never disappoints. It’s quieter than many NY restaurants. All my guests are always pleased. Especially love the appetizer selection.
The service was so great but the food was too salty for us
Consistently good food! Love the cauliflower appetizer, stuffed mushrooms and the chicken tikka masala entre, delicious!
Excellent Indian fare. Chicken Biryani is made in true Hyderabadi dum style ..Eggplant was outstanding as were all the dishes ..Nice place upstairs with a little less noise to have a decent conversations and still enjoy the meal..Kudos to the chef here--stellar quality and culinary excellence. Service was first class.. I am a food entrepreneur and a bit of an aficionado of desi cuisines and Awadh rises to the top of my ranking !
The downstairs, where we were seated, doesn't have much in terms of atmosphere. But the food is amazing and great service.
Reservation known and table ready. Sat upstairs which was great, room to sit and not on top of other guests. The service was great and not rushed, food delicious. Great time.
Awadh is consistently the best Indian food on the UWS. It may be a tad more pricey than some of the more traditional Indian options, but the quality makes up for it. The food is excellent.
A neighborhood gem. Always a delicious meal with thoughtful service. Some unusual dishes that are spiced beautifully. I sometimes think their portions have gotten smaller but it has not stopped me from eating there.
One of the better Indian options in NY - the biryani is particularly good as well as the tarka daal. Very pleasant and helpful staff - seats somewhat uncomfortable. Worth the trip to the upper west side.
Love this place!
One of the best UWS restaurants. Northern Indian food -- excellently prepared and served.
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I often attend shows at Symphony Space and look for new restaurants to try in the area. Awadh was a perfect place to meet friends pre concert. The service and the food is excellent. I look forward to going back and bringing my son who recently moved into the neighborhood.
Fantastic across the board - food and service couldn’t be better!
Tasty, classic Indian food. Pleasant, helpful service. Good for pre dinner meal if seeing performance/event at Symphony Space.
This is my second visit to Adwah and I am extremely impressed with the food and service. The food is amazing. Pleasant decor but much quieter than most UWS spots. All the grilled dishes are moist, not dry. Definitely recommend several appetizers. Chicken with pepper and pomegranite. The grilled shrimp. Cauliflower. (Mushrooms were disappointing and we did not care for their meat patties). Sag lamb was delicious; and fish fillets were excellent. Goat was flavorful but more bones than meat. We had lemon rice and of course, naan. Desserts are a bit less exciting but good and different. Indian desserts are always quite sweet. We enjoyed the round dumplings in honey and the Adwar bread pudding. Lovely selection of teas. We will be back!
Fabulous food in an accommodating environment. Just got back from India and found the food here just as authentic!
Overpriced, mediocre food and clueless service. Horrible wines overpriced with vintage substitutions such as a 2016 for a 2013 (without them even mentioning it while ordering). Many wines and food items unavailable even at 7pm when we went there on 11/8. Untrained wait staff. Mediocre food, generally laden with sugar. Even the kulfi (ice cream like dessert) had ice in it. Generally a substandard restaurant. They can do so much better if they actually cared.
We have been here a number of times. This time we sat upstairs which was great because we prefer the lighting up there. Service is very attentive. Food is quite consistently good. This time our chicken was a little chewy for our taste but everything else was great. Order the samosas, the lobster dish, spinach and lentil patties, and the sauteed cauliflower is a favorite! It did get a little noisy upstairs due to a large group or revelers in the room, and when I got home I realized all my clothes smelled like a grill. Minimal issues, though when compared with the food and the service.
I Was really letdown. I heard a lot about the chef. But the food was average. The waiters were not helpful or welcoming. And the bartender was uninterested in making anything special.
Wonderful Indian food and a great value for New York city!