Awadh

4.4
602 reviews
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Awadh, once a princely state, is among the most ancient of Hindu regions. The enchanting history of this land of the Nawabs, kings known for their refined and extravagant lifestyles, is recognized through the richness of its cuisine. Here at Awadh, we bring you these bold flavors that balance elements of spice, intensity and acidity.

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

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BU
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Waiters standing around talking to each other and not giving service, dirty bathroom, dirty menus, waiter had no idea about any of the dishes, nothing for our vegan friend to eat (in an Indian restaurant??)
We walked out

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EK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Tight space, but truly some of the best Indian food you will find anywhere. Period.

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TY
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved this restaurant, a new fave on the Upper West Side.

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MS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

As always... amazing. I took 4 friends who were somewhat skeptical about my rave reviews and to a person they were blown away. I have to say that while the entrees are excellent it is the appetizers as usual that were sublime. I once went and did appetizers only and was not disappointed. The amazing thing about every dish are the subtle flavors that quietly make them selves know to you with each new bite. I never thought an Indian restaurant would start to climb to my Top Ten list in NY but Awadh slowly has. I'll be back.

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J
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal, very good service in a beautiful atmosphere

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H
Miami
50 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Disappointed. Rigid menu. One dish with white meat chicken. Limited

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CA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

My food was good but my husband’s was not. Worse naan i have ever eaten. You feel smoke from the kitchen in your eyes. Waiter was like a zombie- not really listening.

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BM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

This restaurant came highly recommended , so we were surprised when the lamb was tough and the chicken over-salted. The mushroom dish was very good.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is delicious. Wait staff is attentive.

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b
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

An upscale Indian restaurant on Broadway btwn 97/8. Definitely better food than the usual Upper West Side Indian place. Rich sauces, well seasoned, good variety. Service professional for the most part. The space is a bit small. On weekends the upstairs may be open - a place with more elbow room. We've been there often and plan to go again soon.

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J
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

A great find, thanks to other reviewers. The food is excellent and, this is rare among Indian restaurants in NYC, differently spiced. We really enjoyed the subtly new tastes. The space downstairs is small and, while it doesn't feel crowded, there can be a problem with noise level.

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c
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Food is great and the room on second floor is very nice. But without special help you are sitting on the ground floor which is unpleasant.

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CP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We very much enjoyed our dinner at Awadh. Appetizers are especially interesting and I recommend focusing of them when you choose your dinner. We were given a complimentary dessert which was very gracious. Just wish they had a more interesting beer selection! Wine was good.

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AD
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, reasonably priced, polite service, pleasant atmosphere.

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MA
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

incredible food, great service, great surprise, we enjoyed a lot

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AK
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food, great ambience - good portion size. Good service. Highly recommend for a go-to delicious traditional Indian spot on the UWS.

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AG
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

nice looking restaurant and tasty food - it was a bit noisy with large parties and families at 6PM on a sunday evening - when i return i'd just go at a different time

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NY
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, authentic Indian food. Great service. The staff is amazing! One of my favorite Indian restaurants in NYC.

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s
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I was very pleased with the variety of the menu, and the quality of the food. The service was very attentive, allowing us to sit and talk-never rushing us one bit. The "warm" towels were a delight.
My only negative comment is that there were wines and beers listed that were not available.

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s
New York Area
469 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

refined service and delicious food nicely presented with a good wines by the glass list.

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J
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food; great service and a lovely setting

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LF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply delicious Indian food with dishes I've not seen elsewhere. Add to that a cozy, modern space and a gracious owner, and you'll understand why we've become regulars at Awadh.

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KH
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

SUPER romantic spot, and we had a sommelier that was incredible with his suggestions - our meal was fantastic! Definitely a 'do-over'.

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SC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awadh is a favorite. Possibly the best Indian food in NYC, certainly among the best. Attractive room, fairly quiet, attentive service, good wines for Indian food. The fried okra is amazing. Every dish is distinctive in flavor. While not cheap, the dishes are rich so we find a couple of appetizers and a main are good for 2.

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BM
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We brought friends who like Indian food to Awadh and they agreed that this is an unusually good restaurant. The restaurant was quiet enough for us to chat. In many visits here we have never been disappointed.

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SF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is fabulous. Each dish has it's own flavors and all cooked beautifully. The care from the staff was fabulous, making us dishes not on the menu and adjusting size of portions of appetizers so that easily shared.

Love this place!

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OT
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

The food and service are very nice. The noise level is very high to the point that I found myself asking my friends to constantly repeat what they had said. In addition, the manager or Maitre d' on that evening was yelling and berating the staff in a very unpleasant way - adding unneeded noise to the already excessive din.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Service was slow and not personal at all. Wine was warm. Food was like warm and plates were cold. Really not impressed.

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SL
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a most elegant Indian restaurant. The food is delicious. This is my second visit. I will be back again soon.

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l
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent Indian cuisine! Highly recommend!

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MP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It has a cool, but simple decor. We were seated on the second floor and still had excellent service. The dishes are excellent for sharing, but not too large that you cannot easily sample a range of the menu. The cocktails are creative and well match the flavors of the dishes.

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LJ
London
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous evening at a beautiful table upstairs for my dads bday.

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M
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food. Great service. Order the prawns!

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AH
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was clearly above the usual Indian restaurant. Prompt service and very tasty. I will return.

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JR
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've finally found an Indian restaurant on the Upper West Side that worth dining at ... it's terrific as a matter of fact.

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b
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A quite nice and unique dinner. Interesting flavors. Big entree portions versus small , but adequate, appetizer portions.

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MT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Overall, the experience for my 15 year old birthday dinner of 8 people was good. They were very attentive to food allergies until they brought out birthday ice cream in pistachio flavor for my 15 year old who is deathly allergic to all nuts. We did not order any dessert because of all the allergens and understand they wanted to acknowledge her birthday unsolicited. Their wine list needs to be updated as every bottle of red we chose from drink menu was not available in the listed year, but the cost was the same, which is highly unlikely.

The food was fresh and tasty. We will still go many times.

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MS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

As always the food is spectacular. The subtleness of the spices and dishes never ceases to please. I went with a friend and we agreed to just have appetizers since they are so creative we had 5 or 6 and I don't remember a more enjoyable meal in recent memory. Planning a trip back for the lobster and to try the chicken korma. Honestly if I could eat every night I would.

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r
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

My husband and I and another couple just enjoyed a lovely evening here. We had a table upstairs, which I recommend if you want a quieter atmosphere. The service was excellent; attentive and knowledgeable but not overbearing. But the high point was the food, which was absolutely delicious. Other than the rice being slightly overcooked, all of it was extremely tasty and served piping hot. We ordered all vegetarian and fish dishes and shared them among the four of us. I highly recommend Awadh and will be delighted to return.

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HM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Generally typical Indian menu executed quite well. Comfortable and attractive surroundings. Good table spacing and reasonably subdued noise level (nice for seniors). Service was attentive and accommodating.

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