Spice Symphony – 50th St.

4.5
1569 Reviews
$30 and under
Indian

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Good Vegetarian Options
Casual
"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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1569 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super nice staff. They had us out in perfect time for our 7 pm Broadway show. They even sang happy birthday with a candle in a dessert. The food was excellent. I asked for paneer tiki masala and it was not on the menu, but they made it for me!

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NoelY
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic first time to have Indian Food!!! Great place, amazing and well cooked food!!!

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NAHOMIEK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food!
Great personel!
We had a great time!

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vipTiff
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the half bottle of Barbaresco. Perfect for the solo diner.

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RodrigoL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place great atention better Food!!!
100%!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing indeed

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Jeff
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect food every time, and fantastic staff that never disappoints.

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LauraS
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A gem! Delicious authentic food and great service. We enjoyed all of our waiter’s (Nisar) recommendations

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Bad experience overall. I booked table for four on special occasion of my husband’s 40th birthday. For that I put request online and also called and requested to manager that plz provide us corner tables with sofa. I don’t want chairs and table in the middle of the way. He said yes Mam I will put your request for your special occasion, don’t worry !
After reaching there he said sorry we can’t give you the requested table as we are having two big parties of 6 & 12 people coming over. And showed us the chair-table right next to the washroom !!! Now can you imaging how pathetically professional they are ! Ridiculous, if they want to do their business depending on the number of people than just say we can’t reserve a table sorry !! And I would have right away moved my reservation to some other restaurant in NYC. This was highly disappointing after driving 1.5 hrs to NYC to celebrate you special occasion, your event begins right next from washroom table. Also ambiance wasn’t that great. Tiny request we made to manager to remove candle from our table as it was useless decor on such a tight space on tiny table of four with lot many food and he stubbornly didn’t remove it !!! Food was supremely mild like a baby food, all blend !! And after dinner, my husband paid the check while I took my daughter to restroom before 1.5 hrs drive back home. Mr. manager came again and said bluntly “plz empty the table soon as we have many other people arrived”. I have been to all the Micheline starred restaurant of NYC and few other non elite as well but never ever had such ridiculous experience. We all didn’t had a feeling of celebrating the special day!! It just ruined our evening, our gasoline, our time and our money !!! I would never ever ever recommend this restaurant even for take out food. I have warned my friends and family in Tri-State about this bad place. Please do not go else they will make sure to ruin your special occasion. All they do is bad hospitality and bad business

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AjayS
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Indo Chineese food that reminds you of the best food in Mumbai.

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vipRandallR
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Picked just based on good reviews.did not disappoint.. Service was very good, prices reasonable, food quite tasty

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is one of the best Indian restaurants we have dined at in the US. The food is fresh and plentiful. The flavors blend together perfectly

Service was excellent and the waiter extremely helpful in helping us choose from the extensive menu. The menu is mostly Indian but also includes Indo-Chinese selections

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was great and the service was attentive. My one small issue is they never asked if we wanted a second cocktail.

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vipnycbeach
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always look forward to dining at Spice Symphony on 50th St. All around relaxing and carefree environment. Kind service, great food and chill ambience. Worth considering before or after (reopened!) Broadway shows excursions. Happy to see their nice bar is reopened.

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viphonestlytori
Fayetteville
5 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVED Spice Symphony and can’t wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun servers who really understand the manu

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vipFrambois
New York Area
154 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious!

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vipmtstomach
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good middle of the road Indian place for food and service.

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MonicaM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! Just like the Indian Chinese I get in bombay!! My servicer & the overall service was also soooo great!! Def will be going back!!

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vipRaulC
Mexico City
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This was the worst ever experience in Manhattan. I arrived at the booking time and there was no host or waiter to receive customers. When I managed to speak to staff they didn’t care that I had a booking and asked me to wait. There were several people with the same situation. The staff was very rude handling the situation.

They showed zero empathy and zero ability to help. Patrons that were seated complained that their orders were delayed

After 30 minutes I left. They didn’t care.

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KrisR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We were a big group and ordered a variety of dishes. Nearly all of them were excellent and even the ones we didn't love were still pretty tasty. Service was a little spotty - had to ask for some things a couple of times before they arrived - but that may have had more to do with the fact that we were a group of 14 and we ordered a lot of food and drink. The waitstaff was very friendly and pleasant.

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vipSteveC
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Indian food in Manhattan. As a Brit living in NJ I’ve missed decent currys and this place is awesome. The staff and service are fantastic too. Lamb Rogan Josh and Goan Fish Curry + Garlic Naan….you won’t be disappointed!

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RiverBlue
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Moderately ok dishes offered at exorbitant prices.

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Lauren
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Experience at Spice Symphony was amazing ! The service was excellent and the food was delicious!!! For appetizer I had the garlic naan and the chicken lollipops and for dinner I special ordered General Tso shrimp. The portions are very generous and the food is flavorful. It feels like everything was made with love. I will definitely be returning.

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WendeP
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding and the service impeccable. Thank you for a lovely evening!

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JenniferE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tandoori shrimp is the best! Always have a great meal here, the staff is so friendly, and the food is delicious!

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vipTonyBlue
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We selected starters and entrees from the Indian-Chinese menu, which incorporates Indian spices with Chinese ingredients. Very tasty. Recommend the Salt and Pepper Shrimp. All dishes come with a pretty serious amount of heat, so be careful if you order extra spicy. My main issue is with the lighting, which is so low it’s cave-like. Turn up the lights, so we can see your food and our companions!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food, authentic flavours, lots of menu options, prompt and friendly service. Would go back.

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DonaW
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was great.

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BrianM
Tucson
8 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service with incredible spices a no flvors from start to finish!

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Gizmo02
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our meal at Spice Symphony! The food was delicious and the service was spectacular. All of our dishes were so good we couldn’t pick a favorite!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food reminded us of authentic taste of India. The indo Chinese food we tried were the best I have had - gobhi manchurian and monchow soup were incredible

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nisar was a very good server

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service ! Delicious food! Awesome owner:)

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PuntaGordaFoodies
Naples
25 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Indian food anywhere! Food was over-the-top delicious, service friendly and helpful and prices very reasonable. We had Chicken Tikka Masala, Dhaniwal Korma (lamb) and Garlic Naan. Soooo good! We eat here whenever we are in New York, and it is always our most delicious and memorable meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only Indian restaurant with authentic food! so so good! highly recommend it if you want a taste of home!

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SameeraW
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I have been coming to this restaurant for 5+ years. This is the first time I was disappointed in the dish I ordered, I am hoping that things will get better as we get out of covid, otherwise I would have to find another Indian restaurant that I can go to when visiting the city!!!

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vipWestchesterFoodie
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Spice Symphony is a longtime favorite, we frequent the Murray Hill location and will do the same with the 50th Street locale. A wonderful dinner with such fragrant spices and tastes, as well as impeccable service. It's good to be back to dining out!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nisor was able to listen to our spice preferences and we thought it was perfect. Restaurants talk a lot about how they are cleaning but this is over the top clean. Loved that. Loved the entire experience.

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vipVasaviY
Jacksonville
11 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We ordered indo Chinese. It was good not great. The restaurant was very noisy maybe just a busy day. Service was okay.

FAQs

Spice Symphony – 50th St. does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Spice Symphony – 50th St. also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 300-4869.

Spice Symphony – 50th St. is rated 4.5 stars by 1569 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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