Awadh

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$31 to $50
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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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What 662 People Are Saying
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c
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The always good choice for Indian food on UWS, if not in NYC. Original, creative yet familiar.
Service a bit slow but the food is excellent and reasonable.

A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there for dinner on my birthday. Little skeptical as in most Indian restaurants food has become rich and spicier instead of genuine aroma, taste and flavor!!! To my surprise, Awadh still maintained the authenticity. Loved the food and taste. Well balanced spices and herbs. I prefer this one over others in midtown!!! Must try!!!

KW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Most delicious Indian food around. Pretty noisy, expensive, and portions are not huge, but worth it!!

d
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. A lovely place to eat on the UWS

LF
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful Indian restaurant. Many different and delicious dishes you won't find at other Indian eateries. Enjoy!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great taste. Wonderful presentation. True Indian flavors. Best Indian meal I have had (better than anyplace in Singapore or London)

M
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Awadh is a very fine Indian restaurant with an interesting and somewhat atypical menu, consistently well prepared. The service has improved over the years and is now much closer to the level of the food quality, which is usually excellent. The setting is attractive and comfortable, and the wine list is well chosen and reasonable.

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Tahoe
21 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unusual cuisine from the Awadh region. Colorful, aromatically spiced, fresh and beautifully presented.

LL
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Loved each thing we ordered, and everything was high quality, fresh, and authentic. I hope to be back soon. :)

UW
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed a great meal at Awadh. The NALI KI NIHARI and the KHAAS KORMA were particularly good. Our server was attentive to our needs, as well, without hovering about. A fine place.

G
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I've eaten at Awadh several times. Awadh is not your typical Indian restaurant. The menu is a bit more creative, with several house specialties, and the atmosphere is quite nice.

l
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my third visit and each time my guest or guests said it was the best Indian food they ever had in their lives. It’s a do not miss. The staff is so lovely and courteous and the food is unusual complex and delicious.

MT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always very impressed with the delicious food and attentive service!!

W
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, easy to share dishes. Nice service and a quiet place to talk.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

AM
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We loved the food. Can’t wait to go back. The biryani and lamb chops were exceptional.

C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food fantastic, service pleasant but incompetent the evening we were there. Wrong dishes were served to us. It took an hour and a half to be served and plates dropped by waiter which can happen but very noisy.

MA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Awadh is currently my favorite Indian restaurant in New York. The cuisine is more refined and of a higher quality than any other place in the neighborhood. The flavors are very vivid and distinct, but not over-seasoned. The Biriyani is excellent, and I also recommend the coconut shrimp, which are both spicy and surprisingly light.

P
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Closest to the authentic indian food one could get in NYC.

AG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service is amazing and food is top notch.

BK
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Appetizers were nothing special. Should have skipped it. We had Karrari bhindi and Bhagwan khumb.
For entrees, we had nali ki nihari, murg kaali mirch, allepy fish curry. For someone who has had Indian food throughout the US, UK, Amsterdam, and France, the flavors were definitely distinctive. I enjoyed all three. The only issue was that the menu had lamb shanks (plural) but there was only one shank. The lehsuni naan was good.

z
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The Nihari is pretty great! I recommend it. Palak kebabs - less so. The service was very good. General ambience is good too. I would go back to this restaurant.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was excellent. Bathrooms were horrible.

L
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delectable cuisine served with grace! I have taken people from all walks to eat at Awadh and everyone has come back sining praises abut the heavenly food. Try it. With friends, family or a lover. You will make their evening a happy one!

CP
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food. Pleasant atmosphere. Great service

RM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Mostly terrific. Lamb "specialty* way too salty but both fish and mixed-veg dishes truly superior. Nice folks with good service marred by occasional inattention.

JL
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really interesting, tasty food from a part of India that's not common in the average take-out curry-based Indian food available everywhere. This is special.

LF
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent Indian food. The best Indian Restaurant on the upper west side. Love the Biranni.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Staff was not friendly .. and the food was average

OT
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food. Nice ambiance.

PG
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am handicapped and I am so grateful for how Awadh treated me!

SC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The appetizers were a hit: the giant prawns, the stuffed mushroom, the Raita—all were tasty and rich! And the lamb sag was both meaty and a deliciously cooked/spiced spinach. A wonderful restaurant—and the service was attentive and professional.

v
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

the food is consistently good here. One of the few Indian restaurant with a very good, although limited , wine list.

l
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is hands down the best Indian food in all of NYC. If you doubt; note that 90% of the customers were Indian. Just the most flavorful and complex food ever. I went here twice in a week it is that good.

JA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here on my last night in New York and it was the best food we had all week. Absolutely perfect and for a reasonable price (to say you were in new york). The place looked great as well and was a 2 min walk from our hotel so even better. Highly recommend this to anyone

DR
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Delicious food, especially tariwalla chicken and Ulta tawa paratha!!

T
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious and good ambiance

E
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We sat for 20 minutes with no service while the table next to us got wine and wine and wine brought to them. I understand that there was a big party, but no one even acknowledged us. So we left and went to Manhattan/Indus Valley up the street and it was a much better experience.

MD
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Wonderful, authentic food. The best Tandoori chicken I've ever eaten. Dal was excellent....overall the food is great. Service is indifferent, bordering on unpleasant. However, the food was served in a timely fashion, and we had a very good meal.

l
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was amazingly good. It’s always a good sign when patrons are the same ethnicity as the cuisine...I believe it means it’s authentic as well as properly prepared. Waiter was somewhat glum but loosened up as the evening progressed. We sat downstairs and it became very noisy around 9 but the food was so good that we forgive it. Will definitely return.

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