Swagat

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$30 and under
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Indian

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Swagat is a unique Indian Restaurant in Upper West Side. The food is excellent and the ambience is great too. The restaurant is owned by Chef Lala Sharma. He is from the hotel industry in Delhi Bukhara. He has worked in Bahamas, Maurya Sheraton. He brings forth the best in Indian culinary tradition, the rich, intricate dishes that he prepares, combining his flair for improvisation and his knowledge of health and nutrition.

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DLenhardt
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Delicious food with excellent service in a casual dining environment. Everything is made from scratch and is truly authentic Indian food. The owners are very gracious and we will certainly dine here again.

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vipJJML
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Been there often and food and service are consistently excellent.

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vipCarolynS
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a casual neighborhood restaurant -- simple decor but with excellent Indian food and good service.

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vipmrcafeNYC
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience2

A better than average store front Indian. Food is excellent, there's a reason why they pack you in on a Saturday night! Bonus celebrity siting: Billie Jean King with overcoat on at a table next to the front door on a cold night.

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BarbaraS
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had a really good meal here! Reasonably priced and good portions. The lamb curry and saag paneer was delish.

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vipLarryR
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is our go-to Indian restaurant on the UWS...the standard menu prepared very well and served by a very nice and competent wait staff.

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viphatetoreview
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A neighborhood standby. Food is reliable & quite good. You can also carry on a conversation which is a treat.

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vipAMHess
New York Area
86 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Swagat is always wonderful! Their dal are amazing. I would eat here every day if i could.

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vipLaura
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place, the food is delicious and the service is great.

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witchyone
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Pleasant and comfortable but the owner is a little over zealous on menu additions!

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vipBigdaddy
Denver
114 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place. Always very fresh, well prepared food. Great selection of vegetable, fish, meat dishes. Excellent service--very tasty.

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vipSalli
London
42 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu has been updated and everything was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stopped in during Thanksgiving and I couldn’t be happier that I did! The staff was incredibly welcoming and attentive. Menu is also very vegetarian friendly. Couldn’t resist dessert! Definitely would recommend! Thank you for making the holiday wonderful!

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vipstephenw
New York Area
88 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is our go-to Indian place on the UWS. Food and service are both great. Friendly neighborhood spot.

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AnthonyM
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot. We were staying at the Art House just down the street. My Son goes to Columbia and is a fan of Indian Food. I told him to check it out! I think he will love it!

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vipUpperWest
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall2food5service2ambience3

I've been eating here for years and it has solid Indian food (corroborated by a close Indian friend). However, we made an Open Table reservation and arrived a few minutes before the appointed time to find that they were full, all tables had just ordered, and there would not be room for us or the other party of 3 who had a reservation for "at least 15 to 20 minutes". The host tried to blame it on "the online system". I'll go back to dropping by to see when they have room rather than counting on reservations...

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MichaelP
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and service was excellent. I would definitely come back again

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vipMidtownie
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Consistently delicious food; quiet and pleasant dining room; good service; excellent prices.

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vipRobert
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good Indian food! I enjoyed my meal here. Both the food and service were very good.

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vipNoclvrname
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

My wife and I are big fans of Indian food and eat it frequently. We think Swagat is a real gem. Everything we had was excellent. The service was timely, friendly and competent - all one could ask for. We are not talking a high end white tablecloth establishment hear, just a friendly, neighborhood place with excellent food at a good price. Perfect. (I'm sorry that the rating scale here is only 1 - 5. If 1 - 10 I would rate Swagat a 9 for what it is.

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jhminnyc
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Delicious food. The restaurant is small on a busy night. Little sound proofing to dim the ambient noise so talking to one another was a challenge at times. However, everything we ate was quite good, particularly the breads.

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vipBigdaddy
Denver
114 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place--excellent selection, reasonable prices, and everything is very fresh and tasty. Great breads, tikka, tandoori, vegetables....

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vipAMHess
New York Area
86 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food continues to impress! I look forward to trying more of the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good! Very pleasant service!

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Caroline
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Small, cozy Indian restaurant. Food was high quality and satisfying. Service prompt.

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vipjennkay
New England
50 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Achari tandoori chicken tikka...we had to order a second one it was so good.

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vipChristinaW
Richmond
18 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Such a wonderful Indian restaurant - it's been here for years, but I've just discovered it recently! Everything I've had that they make (and I've tasted my husband's and my friend's choices) has ben delicious! The Butter Chicken, the baby eggplants in coconut milk, the garlic naan, their samosas....yummy. And their wine is quite tasty - not extraordinary, but perfectly okay and drinkable!

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vipmc4bbs
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Better to visit for lunch instead of dinner. Hands down best Indian testaurant in the 10 block radius

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Pookie
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful Indian restaurant on the Upper West Side on Amsterdam Avenue. We have been there many times. I always make a reservation when we are going to be in NYC. They have the best garlic naan I have ever tasted.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was good,
Food was exceptional.

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vipJohnM
New York Area
307 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The food is always good, but this was a sweltering evening and the air condition wasn't working.

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vipBigdaddy
Denver
114 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This place is great. Excellent food, good selection of choices, freshly prepared. Reasonable prices and very attentive service.

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CarolynS
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Swagat is an excellent choice for a casual, neighborhood Indian restaurant. The food was delicious and the service very good.

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vipTurk
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This is a small restaurant with a powerful kitchen. Their sauces were perfectly spiced and reminded us of the local places in Northern India. Service is helpful and friendly and the pricing fair. A great neighborhood oasis for fine fare.

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vipBillR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food excellent, reasonably priced. Only negatives were red wine served too warm, and tables too close together. Overall, a small busy restaurant with very good food reasonably priced, and attentive service.

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AnnieC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service and great food in a fun, intimate atmosphere!

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EbbeB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

simi made us feel like visiting family, the service was friendly, warm and efficient. the food was delicious and the portion size matched the dollar value.

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naomig
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, unusual variety of food; extremely friendly and kind staff, low noise level; I would and do come again and again

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vipJohnM
New York Area
307 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Always reliable Indian food with friendly service at this neighborhood joint

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience1

On y mange bien. Ne pas s’attendre à plus.

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Swagat does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now and Uber Eats. Swagat also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 362-1400.

Swagat is rated 4.4 stars by 326 OpenTable diners.

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