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.
lamb, sauteed spinach
chicken tikka, saffron, cashew gravy
clay oven baked, plain / butter
The food at Awadh is always good. The service is always attentive. Noise level varies.
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.
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.
food is authentic and tasty. price is reasonable. ambiance is not the best but neat enough. location is very nice in upper west side.
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
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.
Delicious. We loved the food — the lamb and broccoli and lemon rice were all excellent!
Fabulous experience-everything was the very best.
Mustard coated lamb chops excellent
Yellow lentil patties very good
Gin tonic good
Garlic naan good portion
Great .... great
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.
Rude waiters. Monosyllabic, terse and unprofessional. They need to be properly trained how to deal with paying customers..
Another delicious meal at Awadh Restaurant! Thank you!
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.
Great food, descent service
Another excellent meal at Awadh! Never a disappointment.
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.
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.
Excellent food. Attentive and friendly service. Another great meal at Awadh!
The food was delicious, as usual! Service was attentive and friendly. An excellent meal!
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.
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.
Another excellent meal with Awadh. Food and service were the usual Awadh A-grade! Going at an early hour meant a quieter dinner!
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.
This is a small place with food that was bursting with flavor. Very pleasantly surprised. Good value meal.
Lemon rice, lamb saag, mustard sauce on appetizer lamb and entree sea bass, eggplant masala. All so delish! Highly recommend Awadh.
Awadh provided another great meal. The food was excellent as usual. Service was attentive and friendly.
Had a delicious dinner at awadh with our friends! Loved the ambience, food and creative cocktails!
The food is always excellent. The service is attentive and friendly. Great place to dine!
overpriced, underflavored.. had to wait even with a reservation
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.
Service was attentive and friendly. Mood was very good...as usual. We were there early so noise level was quiet!
I love Awadh! The service at this restaurant is absolutely impeccable and the food is fantastic. Definitely would recommend the lobster masala!
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!
Pleasant food, but during COVID environment didn’t get to sit inside and actually experience the restaurant.
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.
Absolutely amazing food and atmosphere. One of the best meals I have had in a very long long time.
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.
Good food, poor service
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.