Spice Symphony – 50th St.

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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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London
1 review
Dined 5 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food, great time. Highly recommend

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t
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful! Thank you!!

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MW
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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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Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food and service

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I thoroughly enjoyed it. It beat my expectations

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Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely staff and delicious food. Great dinner! Would definitely return.

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T
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful find...the whole experience was excellent!

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good experience. They have nice food with reasonable prices. Excellent services, variety of selections. Comfy atmosphere.

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Orange County
89 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place for casual Indian food in midtown . We went for lunch and there is a very good choice of 3 set lunch menus, next to a la carte, complete with an appetizer and a small desert; very friendly service.

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

We needed to find a restaurant near my doctor's office, so I relied on reviews at Open Table and found Spice Symphony. This place is almost too good to be true in every category. It's a lovely room, a few steps down from the hubbub of E. 50th St. The luncheon menu is such a deal: for $14-18 you can have a lovely three course meal, Indian or Chinese style. My companion had soup, spring roll, shrimp Szechuan style, fried rice, and rice pudding. I had chicken tikka masala with dal, basmati rice, chickpeas, cauliflower, naan, papadum, and rice pudding. Everything was fresh, served beautifully. Tablecloths! Our tab was $35. We are not in that neighborhood often, but you can bet we will return.

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JP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was very good and adequate portion wise, although it didn't have wow factor. Over the top service.

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BR
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is wonderful. The second time we were there was a much less busy. The servers kept needing something to do, even when there wasn't anything to do. A very small complaint; we look forward to our next trip to NYC to stop in here.

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KK
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant. We made a point to go back when we came on another visit to NYC. Wonderful vegetarian and/or spicy options that delighted both my husband and me. Friendly, efficient service in a very welcoming, peaceful atmosphere.

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KM
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The gobi Manchurian appetizer is amazing. It's like General Tso's cauliflower, with a good crunch and a nice spicy bite to it.

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SH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Service was fantastic and so was food!

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JG
New England
99 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Nothing wrong and everything right. This is the real deal and what Indian food should taste like. Decor is pleasant, service is efficient, and the food delectable. An unexpected plus is the extensive wine list, although beer may be more appropriate for the spicy food.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, attentive service, charming owner, nice ambiance and legit Indian food. What’s not to like?

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London
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent food, good last minute table availability, restaurant very busy but service still attentive and timely. Would definitely return when next in NYC.

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m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and ambiance. The service tends to be a bit intrusive at times but that is not uncommon in Indian Restaurants. Overall i am happy with my experience and highly recommend it.

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have eaten at Spice Symphony four times now and the the overall experience, especially the quality and tastiness of the food has been wonderful. The Hakka Noodles and the soups were delicious.

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RT
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great upscale Indian cuisine with impeccable service by our waiter Vijay (also met the owner and manager-both caring and attentive to guests) plus a lovely ambience. Will def go back and recommend it friends!

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JC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spice Symphony. Never fails to deliver. A warm welcome, professional and friendly staff and a fantastic menu that offers a variety of Indian and Chinese cuisine. The goat curry is amazing!

If you are a vegetarian, Spice Symphony offers a wide selection of dishes that will both surprise and delight.

We will certainly be back there very, very soon!

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MG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We went for my sister’s birthday. The staff could not have been more attentive or gracious. We received a free taste of an appetizer. Our order was so good and perfectly spiced. They sang happy birthday and gave us a lovely dessert. The kindess of the staff was exceptional! Would HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

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DL
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service by very nice people. I will return at first opportunity. Ran is delightful.

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h
New York Area
126 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

always great, reliable, with teriffic service a true hidden gem!!!

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