Awadh

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646 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

What 646 People Are Saying
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C
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 5 days ago
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
2 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
8 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
17 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.

l
New York Area
5 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.

v
New York Area
26 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.

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
1 review
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
28 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
23 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.

T
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good neighborhood Indian restaurant. Appetizers especially delicious. Friendly staff.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!

OT
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was excellent and great for sharing.

CL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awadh is certainly the best Indian restaurant on the Upper West Side.

OT
Orlando
13 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic experience! Best Indian cuisine in the city!!

JT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here on a birthday date. They served dishes akin to what I had in Agra, with decadent and rich North Indian flavors and Perfumes of cardamom. Great food. Wait staff was knowledgeable about gluten free foods and very professional. Literally a lovely place with great, authentic food, and accommodating staff. Highly recommended.

s
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely meal. Good service. Attentive bartender.

LU
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful delicious food in a range on Indian flavors so perfectly balanced that it redefined my pallet. Rad.

N
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was excellent. I was dismayed by the NYC B grade posted in the window.

SB
New England
12 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was exceptional—probably best Indian food we ever had. The complexity of the spices in different dishes was noticeable. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful.

KD
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant. It has always been consistently good. My friend and I go there often and almost always order the same dishes. One of the dishes, the Khaas Korma, was bland and not up to the usual flavor. We should have said something but we didn’t. My favorite dessert is Rasmalai, which isn’t on the menu, but I can always get it and it is fabulous! The rest of the meal and service were superb. Just a bit disappointed with the Korma.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous food. Impeccably prepared and presented. I will definitely return.

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The server didn’t verify our order when we placed it and it was messed up. Missed the extra rice and a main dish. Food was slow to arrive and were rushed as we had tickets to a show nearby. Food was good some unique items but charging for the papad is nonsense.

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

Good food at decent prices. Excellent service. Somewhat boisterous on a Saturday night.

GA
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our dinner was delicious. The portions were great for sharing multiple dishes with the group. There was a lot of kitchen smoke in the restaurant towards the end of our meal so we ended up leaving sooner than we would have preferred because our eyes were watering. However, the meal was really good and I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

V
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Well prepared dishes with fresh ingredients and flavorful sauces, excellent friendly service, comfortable atmosphere.

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