Awadh

4.5
716 Reviews
$31 to $50
Indian

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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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vipEpicuria
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

I have been to Adwah several times and loved the food, attentive service and casual but elegant presentation. This time was not up to par. Service was inattentive - long waits, one appetizer came 10 minutes after the others, they brought the check without asking about dessert even though nobody was waiting for our table Some of the food also wasn’t as delicious - some of the dishes I frequently order were under-spiced - though others were great. Perhaps it was just an off night or there’s a different staff on Sunday’s or maybe it’s a permanent downturn. I hope not and will come back to find out.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Good food, poor service

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JamesW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place to go for delicious Indian food. Plus the service is great.

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vipFoodie10
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I always love coming to Awadh. The food is delicious and it is an oasis of quiet conversation. Thanks to all who make it a great experience.

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frankC
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Extremely friendly staff. The food here is very good. Potion sizes are just right. Cozy atmosphere.

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DanS
Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Beautiful restaurant and excellent service. 1 appetizer, 2 main courses, 1 bread, tax and 20% tip. $61.00

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and experience

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vipMMess
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent meal. Thought the food was very well prepared, very tasty. Cost was very reasonable. Unfortunately, they did not have the first beer I ordered or the first dessert I ordered, but overall, it was a superb experience, so I don't think it would be right for that to impact my opinion negatively. I will be returning and I am looking forward to doing so.

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vipJHGUWS
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Mediocre food; food wasn’t hot; service poor.

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Zipster
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Interesting and unusual Indian food, served fresh, very good portions.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was fantastic. I have several food allergies and they were creative and accommodating. Food
Was excellent cant wait to eat there again.

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MaryS
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Everything was eX elle tue except the kitchen ventilation system - my clothes still smell of curry and frying oil!

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vipJFJr
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most interesting and delicious Indian food we have eaten in a very long while in NYC!

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vipsueb
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

The food overall is excellent at this Indian restaurant. It had high hopes of being a high end place when it opened a few years ago. It’s now in need of an upgrade, though, in order to justify its higher prices. It’s in no way luxurious. Good food alone won’t do that. But I am happy to have it in my neighborhood because it is the best in the area. There are too many great dishes to list here. I imagine most dishes are great!

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vipAmelia
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience2

Food is great. Really special. But better to order delivery or do take out. Service is never gracious. The host doesn't welcome you...just gives a look of: gotta find a table. And...this is what really puts us off...have had the same waiter on more than one occasion and he likes to run up the bill. We said we wanted an order of rice. He told us the two varieties available...we said which one we wanted and he responded with: "I'll get you one of each." We then had to make sure that, no - we only wanted one order. That is one example but it seems to be his style. The busser spilled a glass of water all over our coats and legs while setting down a platter. The restaurant is quite noisy so on a busy night don't plan on easy conversation. But if you want a lively atmosphere, tasty food, and don't care about aggressive service - then you're good-to-go.

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Remy
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

The food is consistently very good, prices are reasonable and in the past service has been ok. But on a recent visit the service was really poor. Very long waits for beverages and food, and even when addressed with staff it still didn't seem to help. It could have been an off night, but still deciding whether to take them off my go to restaurant list..

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WilliamC
Des Moines
10 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food. The lamb chop was exceptional. Perhaps the best I have ever had. The lamb appetizer was also excellent. Delicious mango chutney.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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GwenM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We love this place and frequent!!!

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vipDiscerningdiner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience1

Outstanding food, but sadly, the ambiance, the furniture, the walls, etc. reeked of age and care. All worn and the servers, while friendly, were tired and as worn out as the furniture, etc. So, go for the food! You will not be disappointed in that.

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Very friendly and attentive service.

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Teebs
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The aromas that greet you signal it is going to be a great meal. Everything ordered had an outstanding balance of flavor and seasoning. The staff was also very attentive to ensure we we’re satisfied. Yep

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vipChristineG
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Birthday dinner with family - a new tradition on Christmas Eve.

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PW666
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

First and foremost, the food was extraordinary. The variety of tastes and textures, the intensity of flavor--just delicious. Service was very good. The space is very attractive but small, which is the only (minor) problem. There is an even smaller second floor that has a balcony opening over the first floor. That's where we were seated. I would have preferred the first floor, but so it goes. It certainly wasn't enough of a problem to keep me from coming back for more of that absolutely scrumptious fare.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife & I dined at Awadh and the food here is easily the best when it comes to Indian cuisine in NY city. Outside of India itself, we have always believed the best Indian food was in London and this place compared to the best that London has to offer. The manager here - a chap named Samir Bakshi - is hospitality personified ! He made us feel welcome and was always ready with recommendations & suggestions. The service & the food - from appetizers to desserts - are a class apart !!

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vipSatisfied
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Food was incredibly spicy. We ordered Tandoori chicken and grilled lamb chops. Both were covered with an unbearably hot coating. Even Arita w mint was too hot. Disappointed. Has been here before and had a better experience. Waiters were very accommodating and brought us another Raina without mint which was fine. Also substituted a Lola in basmati rice for the one that was too spicy. Have never had spicy tandoori chicken like this. Ordered it to be safe

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vipNJlovesNYC
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food in a small environment right for catching up with a friend.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. I can’t wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We meet friends and had a wonderful evening. 3 of us had the shrimp curry and one the chicken saag.

All agreed everything was delicious, service was friendly and professional. Our reservation was meet with no wait. Could not recommend this place more. This was my fourth visit and each one was terrific.

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vipJoanW
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

A very good casual restaurant. There are two floors and we sat downstairs where there is a bar and seating on each side of the restaurant. It was fine. Many people were going upstairs and I checked it out. Also looked fine but I liked it downstairs.
The food was very good. We had the cauliflower appetizer which was excellent. The fried Okra was very good and the lamb cigars just ok.
For the mains we had lamb shank which was excellent and the coconut Shrimp which was also excellent. (The shrimp was too spicy hot for me but my kids didn’t think so).
Overall, we would definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food with a friendly and attentive staff. Awadh is our go-to restaurant for Thanksgiving - and for everyday dining. Great all-around.

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WTK1
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful service, and a very fine Biryani. It's been quite a while since I was last here--too long. Awadh is a very fine experience. I won't wait so long again before the next time.

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Occasionaldiner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Innovative fresh food. Always a pleasure. Hard to imagine what could make it better except if they stopped innovating . . . Maybe prewarm the plates?

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vipUfudu
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Our go to place. Staff are pleasant and accommodating

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vipPDCLarry
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our first visit to this Upper West Side Indian. Near Symphony Space, which is a real plus. Service was excellent and discreet. the menu is more limited than most local Indian restaurants, which might be a good thing because more attention can be paid to the dishes individually. Regarding our two dishes, a chicken dish was excellent and with the right level of spice. A lamb Biryani was tasty and also well seasoned, however, the lamb could have been trimmed better; we had to cut off some fat and gristle. There were also fewer bread choices that one has come to expect, but enough to make a selection. We will certainly be back.

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vipAriela
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we were a party of 6. the waiter was terrific (though they put an automatic 20% tip)
food was fabulous. I have been to India. this was definitely interesting and authentic.
absolutely want to come back again and again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Great food but service was lacking and they up charge you for everything - including the rice and chutney appetizer that normally come with your dishes

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vipELJEFE
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience4

really slow service but to wait 20 min to have any order taken, then over 1 hour for appetizers to arrive is not acceptable. Usually we are rushed. the food made up for the bad service but no apologies were made not any accommodation..

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FoodieK
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food has fantastic taste --- superb! Service was great. At one point, it became a little smoky in the restaurant and my eyes began to water -- but worth it for the food.

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SusanH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at Awadh was very pleasant. The food and the service were excellent and we look forward to another dinner at Awadh!

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Awadh does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Awadh is rated 4.5 stars by 716 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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