Awadh

4.4
732 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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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.

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vipKevinC
New York Area
26 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
26 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
26 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
26 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

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vipKevinC
New York Area
26 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
26 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
26 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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vipAMHess
New York Area
100 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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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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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
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
43 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
36 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
8 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
10 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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Awadh does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Awadh is rated 4.4 stars by 732 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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