Awadh

4.4
754 Reviews
$31 to $50
Indian
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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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipKevinC
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Awadh is always good. The service is always attentive. Noise level varies.

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Grace
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go to place for Indian food. Would have been nice if the AC was on or working but other than that, always great there.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience1

The food is great, but the service is seriously lacking. We asked for indoor dining because of heat and impending storms, but arrived to a table set up outside. We decided to take our food to go and while we were told it was being rushed, took 45 mins. They did offer us a drink on the house while the food was being made. The overall attitude of the waiters was of ambivalence. We had invited friends and were excited to share this restaurant with them but we were quite disappointed in the experience. Just go for the takeout or delivery.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Amazing food!

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Pbose
New England
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

food is authentic and tasty. price is reasonable. ambiance is not the best but neat enough. location is very nice in upper west side.

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Adele
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Food was great - service was terrible. Waitress couldn’t be understood with her mask on- who knows what we really ordered- but we didn’t order the 4th beer we were charged for, or the more expensive glass of wine that was substituted without our ok. Check your bill

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vipReginaB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience1

The food was delicious but the service and ambience were awful.

It was a very hot day and even with the AC on at the highest (as reported by the server), it was warm inside. Compounding this, about a dozen people were marching back and forth through the dining room (at the height of dinner service between 7 and 8 pm) carrying trays, equipment, bags, backpacks etc. this went on for a long time and the whole whole they left the door open so the room became hot very fast. I never saw anything like it.

Service was inattentive. If not for the food which was very good as usual, there would be nothing positive to say about the time we were there.

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vipJustinS
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious. We loved the food — the lamb and broccoli and lemon rice were all excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fabulous experience-everything was the very best.

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DrSteveB
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Mustard coated lamb chops excellent
Yellow lentil patties very good
Gin tonic good
Garlic naan good portion

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great .... great

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chuck250
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food is creative and always very good. Service was a bit slow on the beginning but picked up. Probably the best Indian restaurant on the UWS.

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yosser
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Rude waiters. Monosyllabic, terse and unprofessional. They need to be properly trained how to deal with paying customers..

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vipKevinC
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another delicious meal at Awadh Restaurant! Thank you!

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vipCalumet
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food here is fabulous. We have eaten here many times. The staff is always friendly and accommodating. Most recent visit they seemed to be understaffed but hey, it's the pandemic, and we know they are trying under difficult circumstances.

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Mauricio
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, descent service

KC
vipKevinC
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another excellent meal at Awadh! Never a disappointment.

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vipAshishR
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Lack of vegan appetizer options. As per wait staff all appetizers are pre made and hence no room for customization to suit vegan dietary needs.
Our server did not ask us about drinks and I had to ask for the drinks menu. They forgot to add the drinks to our bull and only remembered when we had paid our bill and were about to leave. The service was disorganized.
Overall food was good, but could be better if they incorporate a few vegan mushroom appetizers which are not deep fried (tandoori mushrooms without cheese).
Perhaps they can also incorporate a drinks menu with the food menu which had a bar code to scan.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Food was excellent. Service not up to the mark. Had to ask for water refills time and again. Also had to change two refills when we found something floating in the water. Have been to this place twice before, but this was the problem only yesterday.

KC
vipKevinC
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Attentive and friendly service. Another great meal at Awadh!

KC
vipKevinC
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, as usual! Service was attentive and friendly. An excellent meal!

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Justin
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

This restaurant is decent. The food was good. The service was sub par. Some updates to to small details could elevate the ambiance a little more such as new, CLEAN, and better quality menus, a paint job, and stabilizing the floor so the table don't move.

KC
vipKevinC
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent, as we have come to expect from Awadh. As our meal started a bit later than our usual time, the noise level was a bit louder, but not distracting.

KC
vipKevinC
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another excellent meal with Awadh. Food and service were the usual Awadh A-grade! Going at an early hour meant a quieter dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food- some small struggles with service I think because of Covid. Very nice staff, professional, super good menu and I think best Indian food on upper west side.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This is a small place with food that was bursting with flavor. Very pleasantly surprised. Good value meal.

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viplindaB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Lemon rice, lamb saag, mustard sauce on appetizer lamb and entree sea bass, eggplant masala. All so delish! Highly recommend Awadh.

KC
vipKevinC
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awadh provided another great meal. The food was excellent as usual. Service was attentive and friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a delicious dinner at awadh with our friends! Loved the ambience, food and creative cocktails!

KC
vipKevinC
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always excellent. The service is attentive and friendly. Great place to dine!

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LeonardB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

overpriced, underflavored.. had to wait even with a reservation

KC
vipKevinC
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We usually dine here on a weeknight. This time it was during the weekend and the restaurant was clearly much busier even though the reservation was on the early side.

KC
vipKevinC
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was attentive and friendly. Mood was very good...as usual. We were there early so noise level was quiet!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Awadh! The service at this restaurant is absolutely impeccable and the food is fantastic. Definitely would recommend the lobster masala!

KC
vipKevinC
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had not dined at Awadh for quite some time and were eager to return. This visit did not disappoint. The food was excellent (as remembered) and service was equally attentive. Thank you, Awadh!

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Christopher
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pleasant food, but during COVID environment didn’t get to sit inside and actually experience the restaurant.

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vipAMHess
New York Area
101 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food is good, although I was hoping the specialty dishes would be more interesting. Good raita can be hard to find, and theirs is excellent. The outdoor seating area is not winterized at all. Overall, it does not stand out.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food and atmosphere. One of the best meals I have had in a very long long time.

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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
7 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Good food, poor service

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Awadh does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Awadh is rated 4.4 stars by 754 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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