Spice Symphony – 50th St.

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1191 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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JS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

Bad service, foods not bad but nothing special and so overpriced

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LC
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely restaurant, the food was excellent. The waiter was very helpful and attentive. Portions were perfect.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food arrived promptly and was very good. Service was excellent. Staff is very attentive.

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DS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful team dinner at Spice Symphony. The food was delicious and we were treated so well and kindly by Aldi, who explained the dishes, made recommendations and even took the effort to find me afterwards when I left something behind. He is a top notch professional.

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HH
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We checked the restaurant reviews attentively before we decided to have dinner at the Spice Symphony: it deserves al the praise it gets and more
I have lived in 2 countries where the predominant restaurant food is Indian
Spice Symphony food is absolute top
Highly recommended

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SL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Took a client for lunch st 50 th Street location. Sophisticated and delicious Indian food at reasonable prices especially for the high quality. Our waiter Nasir was very attentive and made excellent recommendations. Would return.

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P
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food is decent. The whole place is a bit odd -- the decor, service and food are just a bit off-center. Hard to put finger on it.

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MV
Memphis
8 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant with standing service. Great food!

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SL
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice and comfortable. Food was good. Had a good chat with friends!

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A
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and amazing food. Highly recommended!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing! Great service and value. Would definitely come again

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L
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Very nice service. Three style options for lunch menu and food was very good.

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NV
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food excellent. Tiny portions. Service passable but maybe because we were stuck back in corner

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J
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice restaurant! Food & service were great. We had the chicken vindaloo & the lamb rogan josh. If you like a spicy vindaloo, let your server know. We will definitely have dinner there again when we are back in the city

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AB
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great wait staff. Very friendly. Food was a bit pricey, but delicious.

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K
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All dishes are prepared with care, diligence, and it is obvious they are very proud of their food and stand behind it. Flavors are excellent and we felt well looked after during our meal. Everything was fantastic.

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JA
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fabulous meal, our waiter made some excellent recommendations so that flavors were well coordinated. That made our meal absolutely perfect.

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RA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Wir sind nun das dritte Mal in diesem Restaurant gewesen und wurden wieder nicht enttäuscht! Neben dem guten indischen Essen und der guten Weinauswahl waren wir sehr überrascht, dass die Kellner uns nach einem Jahr Abwesenheit wiedererkannten! Das die Kellner so lange im gleichen Restaurant arbeiten, zeigt eine gute Führung und ein tolles Arbeitsklima! Insbesondere danken wir ALDI für den mal wieder sehr guten Service und die echte Freundlichkeit! Danke!!!

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D
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Tried the other location a week or so ago and thought we’d try this one too. It did not disappoint. We think they serve up the best Indian food in NYC.

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R
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent all around!

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z
Hawaii
63 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed this restaurant. Our waiter, Nisar was excellent at selecting dishes for the whole table. Everything was fabulous. Definitely a top NYC restaurant

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food, great time. Highly recommend

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t
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful! Thank you!!

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MW
New England
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our second time going to spice symphony and like our first time about 2 year's ago, it was just as great! I love the vibe of the place. Staff are very friendly. Overall ambiance is modern, clean and very comfortable. Started with some amazing samosas followed by splitting two entrees; Tellicherri Pepper Chicken and Dhaniwal Korma. Both were excellent and just the right amount of food for the three of us. I have a bias toward the Korma though, I'm still thinking about it... We also ordered Onion Kulcha served with our entrees -- again, I was blown away enough to discuss how it was made with our server. He in turn seemed as enthusiastic discussing how it was made as I enjoyed eating it. For dessert we had rice pudding and carrot pudding -- -- highly recommend this! Looking forward to coming back to Manhattan just to eat here again.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Linda experiencia y asesoramiento con la comida fusión que fue excelente.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was skeptical of the “fusion” menu, thinking it would undercut both cuisines. I was wrong. Every dish we ordered was excellent. I would definitely visit again to try more of the menu.

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n
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The restaurant is a typical New York City one with the tables close together and rather noisy although less so than some. The food was excellent and well presented. The service was willing, but seemed a little inexperienced. Overall we had a very pleasant time.

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EH
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best Indian food I ever had, and the vegan food was fantastic!

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OT
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far and away the best Indian food I’ve eaten.

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T
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Chose Spicy Symphony because we were coming into the city and having dinner with our niece who’s vegan, plus we all love Indian food. Reviews were great and it lived up. Service was extremely attentive—waiter suggested a half bottle of wine we didn’t care for and he took it back and brought us glasses of something else. Then we were given the chefs selection, a delicious appetizer, and great recommendations, all of which were fabulous. Will definitely return!

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JP
London
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Despite reserving a table for 7pm it wasn't ready until 7.15pm, though our waiter was apologetic and gave us a small complimentary dessert (when we had said we were full and weren't going to order any). Food was tasty and check was entirely reasonable I thought. My sons thought the dishes could have been spicier, but that is possibly a NY thing (we are British).

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R
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience - great service and food - very memorable thanks to Aldi!

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OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We enjoyed a wonderful meal last night at Spice Symphony midtown. We asked for suggestions and went with all of the recommendations, one of which was not on the menu. Well seasoned food and friendly service. Will definitely go back!

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CK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We went for dinner on Friday night and had a great time. The appetizers and entrees that Vijay, our server, recommended we’re great. We will definitely be going back.

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EB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience from start to finish. First, they kindly let us change tables to one of our choosing even through the restaurant was near capacity. Aldi thoroughly explained many of the menu items to us and provided some recommendations (which we took). The service was flawless and my meal, the Baghare Baingan, was the perfect blend of sweet and savory. Try the carrot pudding for dessert - you won't regret it!

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AO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Spice Symphony had an amazing array of items to choose from and everything was superb. We appreciated that the staff supported our ordering a bunch of different items to share with the entire table.

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T
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Food was excellent but service was unfortunately very poor. We felt that we were “forgotten about” multiple times even when stopping waiters to ask about the status of our orders... took 30 minutes after sitting to get our wine delivered and food ordered. Overall 2.5 hours for what should have been half that time. Everyone was very nice, but we were disappointed with the level of service timeliness.

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LT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing... but the lamb holy crap was it spicy my sweat was sweating. But it was delicious

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Didn’t tell us it was a set menu. Set menu was over priced and a rip off. One of the portions was two small pieces of lamb. Genuinely one of the worst meals I’ve ever eaten, the only flavour that was present during the meal was spice! Avoid the other reviews as they obviously haven’t eaten at a proper Indian restaurant

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food and service

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