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Amma, New York, NY

Amma

4.3
4.3
1530 Reviews
$31 to $50
Indian
Amma, the name means "Mother", is an intimate restaurant and has the same soothing qualities. Opened in 2002 by Anju Sharma, is a gem tucked away on the upper east side of Manhattan, the stylish restaurant evokes images of spices, with its ochre colored walls and sensuous red-orange suede wrap-around banquettes. Art deco chandeliers and pristine linens complete the ambience. In a short period of time, Amma has received numerous accolades from the press. Amma was rated "Two Stars" by Mr. William Grimes of NY Times. At Amma, the wine list is updated on a weekly basis and is carefully chosen from 30 countries from around the world. Amma, shows its guest a different India, so old that it is fresh.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Indian, Asian
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Tue–Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (212) 644-8330
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Catering
    Corporate meetings, weddings, birthday and parties of any kind. Parties of any size.
  • Private party facilities
    Private parties for all
  • Private party contact
    Anju Sharma: (212) 644-8330
  • Neighborhood
    Midtown East
  • Cross street
    Between 2nd & 3rd Ave
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Public transit
    6 train, 51st Street Station
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

What 1,530 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 1.9Value

NoiseModerate

1,531 Reviews
  1. Philharmonic

    New York City

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tasting menu is outstanding. Exciting. Service is superb.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was excellent . The food was freshly made and tasted delicious . We had the lunch specials which was good sized portions and filling . They maintain all Covid protocols and the place was very clean and neat .

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  3. NYCfoodie

    New York City

    85 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We were looking to try a different restaurant for our Christmas Eve dinner. I found Amma on Open Table and the menu and reviews looked good. Turns out we we arrived at Amma, my wife said “we’ve eaten here before”. It must have been years ago. Turned out the food was excellent and the service was good. It was a pleasant Christmas Eve dinner that we both enjoyed.

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  4. AmitM

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We just took a 4 days trip to NY and tried many Indian restaurants during our visit. Amma turned out to be the best food and best service. Very elegantly decorated dining room with great and humble service. Highly recommended to anyone looking for good Indian food in NY.

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  5. DRFoodie

    New York City

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We have been visiting Amma for a long time now and primarily for their beetroot koftas which are delicious and the highlight of their menu!

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  6. OutforItalian

    New York City

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Terrific Indian Food served with pride!

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  7. AnnieP

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We love this restaurant Food is delicious Service excellent The vegetarian tasting menu with wine tasting is our favorite by far All the courses are delicious and wine pairings spot on Try it!

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  8. StrattonH

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved Amma, authentic all the way! We did the tasting menus (veg and non-veg) with wine pairings. Both were excellent, food a d wine. Look forward to returning!

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  9. MelissaS

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    It was just ok. Lack of flavor and spice. Took forever to get bill. Weird experience

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  10. DailyBread

    New York City

    44 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2021

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    How the mighty have fallen. I was shocked at the terrible execution that we experienced last night. We had previously been to this restaurant many times prior to the pandemic and it appears as if there is new ownership or absentee ownership because everything about the experience was second rate. No need to pay high prices in Midtown for not very good Indian food with microscopically small portions but exponentially high prices. Very amateur turn for this once high-end Indian restaurant. Pass.

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  11. RichardG

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went with the vegetarian tasting menu and it was exquisite! We HIGHLY recommend Amma for a romantic date night, which was us, but the place is also great for family night out or a post-work get together, which was all happening (and handled perfectly) while we were there. We felt very safe with their Covid-19 precautions.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Many items (including south Indian) missing from the menu.

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  13. SashaG

    New York City

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amma continues to exceed our expectations on every dimension. The food is fantastic, and no other restaurant has Amma's signature spinach chaat dish with fresh sprout mung beans that delights every guest we have ever invited to the restaurant. their channa saag is delicious and is not to be missed. Deserts are delivered every time like it is someone's birthday with messages written in mango and tamarind sauces. But what separates Amma from every other restaurant in New York is how warmly we are received by Anju, Dev, and our personal waiter Ricky. We feel like special guests every time we dine at Amma and I believe if you given Amma a chance, you will feel like we do about this wonderful restaurant.

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  14. magdalenaK

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Amma is good not spectacular but pretty tasty :)

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  15. JennC

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food at great price. Fantastic for those that love it spicy 🌶! Great service as well. Highly recommend! We went before an 8pm Broadway show at 5:30, and had plenty of time to eat and leisurely stroll to the Lyceum theater. We could’ve reserved at 6 and still made it no problem.

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  16. Truth

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just awesome!! We started our trip here and ended our trip here!

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  17. SubratoM

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amma has been my go to restaurant for last 14 years. Ever since my first visit in 2007 I have gone back to this place ever time I wanted some good food. The owner and the staff are extremely courteous and they even gave my wife a cheese cake when we told her that it was my wife’s birthday and this was where she wanted to celebrate. The cake was a surprise from the restaurant. Try the karakari bhindi and madras chicken.

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  18. Snicker

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed the testing menu,vegetarian for me non for husband. Some new foods to us. Very tasty,good and spicy.

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  19. Singh

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the consistently best restaurant. We have been regulars since 2005.

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  20. JudyDoody

    New York City

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I absolutely adore this restaurant. The meal started with complementary little hors d’oeuvres which were fabulous. I got a glass of Prosecco, Tandoori Grilled lamb chops, stuffed baby eggplant, and paratha. Everything was out of this world. I can’t recommend this restaurant highly enough. I am so happy Amma survived Covid.

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  21. GeoffreyG

    New York City

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic Indian dining experience. The chef and the friendly and helpful staff make the place.

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  22. MayO

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service! Everyone was extremely friendly and accommodating and we were given great recommendations. I'll definitely be back.

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  23. Traveler

    Anchorage

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2021

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    It took over an hour to receive our food after placing our food order. Waiter kept forgetting we were there. We were seated outside away from the other outside tables. At first we liked our location but we realized the waiter kept forgetting us.

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  24. Carolina

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Not the first time I’ve dined at Amma and won’t be the last. The cuisine is exquisite. All Dishes have unique and tasty flavorings and arecvery satisfying. Mango cheesecake for desert is outstanding!

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  25. AmyB

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Foot and service are always amazing!!

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  26. Sandy

    New York City

    91 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Gave us a small table meant for two people and we were three. Didn't move us when we asked to be moved. Food took a long time to arrive though quality was good. We were vegetarian.

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  27. Catalina

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I really loved the food. I would have preferred to have eaten inside but the outside set up wasn't bad. Definitely would love to return.

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  28. JudyDoody

    New York City

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is the first time I returned to Amma since the start of Covid. The food is as spectacular as I remembered it. For appetizer, I had goan shrimp and for the main, I had tandoori lamb chops and I also got an order of baby eggplant. Everything was superb and I highly recommend it.

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  29. EWWW

    Austin

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amma continues to crush it. Awesome food, awesome service, awesome people. Highly recommend.

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  30. Kayte

    New York City

    22 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2021

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Food was very good except the plain Naan( too greasy ) , the service was too slow !!!

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  31. ElliottH

    New York City

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a quiet early dinner on Tuesday evening. The food was the usual high quality and the service was very good though the waiters were often serving the outdoor tables. Overall, the expected pleasant dining experience and the food is as always great!

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  32. Shootingstar

    Los Angeles

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fantastic. Authentic. Very well served and service was excellent.

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  33. GeoffreyG

    New York City

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful place all around. Friendly and knowledgeable staff.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2021

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Amma is one of our fav restaurants- Thursday lunch was an aberration (hopefully)

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  35. Picadillo

    New York City

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The inside is a bit tired looking and we decided to eat outside which is adequate. Service was a bit underwhelming and the wait for our food bordered on the excessive. The food was tasty though. If we lived nearby we might return but the whole experience didn't seem worth the special trip to get there.

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  36. matti

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So delicious, great value, great service. One of my all time faves.

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  37. Saimes

    New York City

    69 reviews

    4.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely ambience & good service. My hubby and I had the lunch specials, he had the chicken tikka and I had the Goan fish curry. Both were delicious and great value! Will def be back here

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  38. Addie

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious and staff was so friendly! Will definitely be back

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  39. SujoyB

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great especially Anna’s Jackfruit dish was very flavorful.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and great owners. Really put love into the food. Would return

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FAQs

Amma does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Amma also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 644-8330.

Amma is rated 4.3 stars by 1530 OpenTable diners.

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Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

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Google Map for Amma

246 E. 51st Street, New York, NY 10022

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Between 2nd & 3rd Ave
  • Neighborhood
    Midtown East
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Tue–Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Indian, Asian
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Public transit
    6 train, 51st Street Station
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine
  • Phone number
    (212) 644-8330
  • Catering
    Corporate meetings, weddings, birthday and parties of any kind. Parties of any size.
  • Private party facilities
    Private parties for all
  • Private party contact
    Anju Sharma: (212) 644-8330
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