Spice Symphony – 50th St.

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1121 reviews
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"The New York Times" - The Marriage of Indian and Chinese Cuisines Hungry City: Spice Symphony in Midtown East
Our cuisine is classical Indian food from all regions of India carefully prepared by star chef. Our "grandmotherly cooking,” with whole spices for a more rustic texture will blow you away.We are rated as one of the top Indian Cuisine in New York. We bring to you coastal curries from Goa, Konkan, Karwar, Allepy, Madurai, Kolkata to name a few and also a few dishes of Chinese with Indian Spices ( Indo Chinese).
Our Wine List is something that we are proud to present.
We are home,family and friends.

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JA
Brighton
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was amazing - top quality

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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. Aldo (our waiter) was awesome! We really enjoyed the food and service was top notch!

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was very good and service was attentive and helpful. A very nice experience. We will definitely go there again.

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l
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were both exceptional. Definitely worth traveling out of your way. Some of the best Indian food in the city.

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YE
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Excellent service, delicious food, nice set up, highly recommend!!

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C
Charleston
46 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Two of us shared an appetizer, an entree, two side dishes and a bottle of delicious Chardonnay for about $100, a great value. We were treated to attentive service by our charming server, who made sure we received free desserts after the dessert we ordered was not available. I would definitely return!

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KF
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and wonderful atmosphere!

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W
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, attentive service, lovely quiet setting where it is possible to have a serious conversation.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was incredible! Loved the pepper chicken and the Kerala fish curry. Great Veggie options too. Service was impeccable! Servers were very accommodating and attentive to our group. They paid close attention to my hubby being vegetarian with recommendations and making sure his dishes were within reach. Can’t wait to go back!

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M
New Orleans
35 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food we had a great time

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HT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were so pleased to visit Spice Symphony’s second location which was closer to our hotel. Just as the original, the 50th St. location was excellent. The food was prepared very well, portions were generous, and we so enjoyed the variety of dishes we chose (both spicy and not). The naan was delicious and the two desserts were a great ending to our meal.
Above all, the service was superb! We were greeted and welcomed at the door, and were treated like personal guests the whole time we were there!
So happy Spice Symphony is on our list of “must visit” restaurants! Thank you to the entire staff for an amazing evening!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service are outstanding.

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Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a delightful meal at Spice Symphony! Garlic naan very good. liked everything we had.

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KA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good restaurant. We went there with a group of 8 people, one kid 9 year old. Very friendly atmosphere, good service, great food and drinks. Best indisch food in town.

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MK
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant with very tasty food, nice choice of different dishes and tastes, from mild to spicy. Perfect for two but also for your dinner with family or friends. Cosy place with very attentive and fast servers. Definitely, a place to go, I highly recommend it.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

The restaurant is quite nice, contemporary decor. We had a reservation and were seated immediately. The service from our waiter was overly attentive. Literally, every time we took a sip of water it was refilled. Very annoying to be constantly interrupted. The server was lovely but unaware of how annoying this was. The food was very mediocre. We came because it was near our hotel and saw all the glowing yelp reviews but were disappointed. It started out great with excellent homemade tasting samosas and then went down hill. The palak paneer tasted like it had been made the day before and reheated. Although we asked for it to be of medium heat it had no heat. It also had no flavor. The kofta ( dumplings) consisted of a few dumplings in a huge bowl of an overly sweet sauce with a strong taste of asafetida, commonly used in very small amounts. The other dishes were unremarkable and the chai tea ($6) had almost no flavor.

No one asked us how our meal was was even though we left much of our food uneaten. Managers were constantly milling around but never stopped at our table to see how we were doing.

To be fair, none of us had any meat dishes so we don’t know how they are but we know how the dishes we ordered are “supposed” to taste. This place is clearly geared to the American palate, maybe that’s why we didn’t see very many Indians eating there. The prices were in line with the neighborhood but the quality just wasn’t there.

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E
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly staff, kind and very attentive to customer needs, excellent plentiful dishes and very competitive prices for Manhattan. I've been there three times in a week for dinner and I've never found any negative notes. I am very satisfied!

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FL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best places we ate on our week stay in NYC. Some of the best Indian/Asian food I've ever had. Very friendly and welcoming staff very attentive. 10/10 well done guys and girls

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m
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our dinner very much, especially the mushroom appetizer. I have had equally tasty Indian food out here on Long Island, but Spice Symphony's selections didn't cause me to have any indigestion at all (making it a different experience from our local places).

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OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place to try Indian food in NYC.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Repas excellent. L’accueil et les conseils du serveur étaient top! Santosh saura vous conseiller ;-) Un très bon indien à New York.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Muy buena comida hindú. Una excelente carta de vinos y un servicio sobresaliente. Precios "estilo" Manhattan, sin ser prohibitivos.
No me gustó que las porciones de arroz y naan que pedimos para dos personas las entregaran juntas.

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AT
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came into NYC for day. Pleasantly surprised by detail of food and service. It was a fabulous dining experience. The flavors of food made it feel like 4th of July in my mouth. Can't wait to go back.

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G
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. The staff was accommodating and added a couple of people to our reservation without issue. Food was delivered and cleared quickly.

Appetizers were great. Our party enjoyed the vegetable samosas, chicken lollipop, and gobi manchurian (dry) along with three of the soups.

For main course, we ordered chicken hakka noodles, veg manchurian, and chili chicken. Loved the noodles but the veg manchurian and chili chicken were good but not great. The appetizers were so good and two of the main courses just didn't measure up to the high expectation. Will try other dishes when we come back.. The various breads we tried were all very good.

Definitely a place to try!

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Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing Indian food experience in NYC. The attention to detail here is A+, from the freshness of all dishes, to the courteous service provided by all the people we interacted with. Highly recommended.

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GA
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Will definitely return.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Last minute reservation for 7 with 3 kids. Wonderful service. Great food. Thanks!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Food us fantastic

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EL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

A decent meal at a decent price in midtown. Basically it is Indian food with a bit of an Asian flair.
Thought the service could use improvement.
Basically okay for a quick lunch or a casual dinner.

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S
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Given its very high rating and ranking on Trip Advisor, we decided to try this restaurant on Christmas day while visiting New York city. While the service was slow (in attentive) and we had much higher expectations, the food was very good. No hesitation recommending a try if you are in the neighborhood and in the mood for Indian food. While I would not rank this as the best in NYC, was certainly a very satisfying meal.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great dinner at Spice Symphony to celebrate the holidays with family. The food was delicious (the tandoori shrimp and vegetable manchurian were among our favorites) but what made the experience fantastic was the service. Vijay, our waiter, was friendly, attentive and knowledgeable, as was the rest of the staff. After hearing us look over the wine menu, he gave a bottle recommendation that wasn’t on there (but at our price point) and it was perfect. The appetizers and main courses were well timed and all came out hot. For the desserts, Vijay surprised us with a flambé. Spice Symphony will be one of our go-to spots in NY from now on.

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a
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very delicious meal, highly recommended! Good vegetarian options as well.
Great Hakka food!

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P
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Owner greeted us at the door and welcomed us warmly. Santoosh our waiter who answered every question and made certain that every dish was prepared to our satisfaction was fantastic.. Great food great service. This is a place I look forward to returning to in the future.

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MR
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food and service

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Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a wonderful dinner with great service. We will definitely be back the next time we visit NYC.

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ER
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Best Indian food in NYC. This is a must for us now on every visit

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L
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Second time trying this restaurant as first left something to be desired. Food was better and service is always quite nice. Tables for 2 are a bit tight together limiting private conversation.

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BP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I came here for our special holiday dinner date. The food was delicious and service was great. I loved the ambiance. I’m vegetarian and my boyfriend isn’t and we both had plenty of options to pick from. We will definitely be back!

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Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Food was decent. Not spicy at all, so if you want some spice you have to ask for it. The only problem we had was when we finished our dinner. We barely finished eating and the waiter asked us if we would leave because they needed the table for more customers. Didn't get dessert, had to quickly pay and leave. I have never seen this before.

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W
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, good service.

Interesting blend of flavors. Very reasonably priced!

Highly recommended.

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