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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MM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just beware gratuity included on bill —we almost left 40% tip!

TF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Especially the service from Aldi was very Good! Thank you, we are coming again...

TK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was absolutely wonderful! I can't wait until the next time I'm able to go. The food was amazing and the staff's service was exceptional!

CB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious. Authentic. Top-Rate Service! We will come again. We tried the lamb rogan josh, avocado chicken kebabs, and the palak paneer. We selected the David Bruce Pinot Noir to pair with our dinner. Everything was delicious. The wait staff was mindful of our theater show at 7p -- successfully got us out the door in time to catch a taxi to the Times Square with time to spare. It was a really nice dinner experience.

S
New England
21 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. wait staff very attentive though food delivery was a bit slow. It was our anniversary which I casually mentioned to the person seating us. At the end of a wonderful evening they wouldn’t let us leave until delivering a fantastic flan with a candle. Highly recommend

NP
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good food, service also very good. I had the lamb vindaloo which can be too hot to handle & asked them to dial it down, which they did. Yum.

GG
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent. It was complex and spicy without being overly hot. The raita was most unusual.

MM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding restaurant. Food was amazing. Our server was Aldi and he couldn’t have been nicer or more knowledgeable. Aldi ordered our entire meal for us and it was fantastic. Wouldn’t change a thing.

DL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasantly surprised to find Spice Symphony to be just as good as it’s fans say.

We were three friends who had not seen each other for several years. Nisan was most accommodating to our pace and gave excellent advice on menu choices. He made a great experience even better.

What wonderful food! We all have eaten Indian food from many of the best restaurants around the world—and often prepare ourselves at home.

Needless to say we look forward to future meals.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It may be the that as we come from the UK, a curry is a reasonably cheap but tasty meal. The food was fine but probably 2 to 3 times what we would normally pay.

RW
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very fresh, great flavor and some interesting and unusual dishes.

TW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chicken was cooked perfectly in our dish. The sauce had the right amazing of depth in the spices. The service was attentive and responsive. I loved this place. It was easy to get a table and the food was wonderful.

W
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place. Except for the much more expensive Indian Accent, the best Indian food I have found in New York. The baby goat and the fried cauliflower were especially great. And the offerings of Chinese-Indian food were fascinating and (to a New Yorker) novel. Service was warmly friendly and highly efficient. The room is pleasant and, even though full, not too noisy. If they opened a branch in the West Village, I'd be a regular.

t
London
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

As a Brit who eats lots of Indian food it was great to get some authentic spice on my trip to NY.
My main course was very good but the popadoms and chutneys weren’t great .
Plus without prior notification their card machine wasn’t working. However after a few mins discussion they alluu I wed to go round the corner to get cash from an ATM.
An enjoyable evening overall.
Delightful Nepalese waitress there as well who knew her stuff and wasn’t overly pushy!

JC
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was incredible

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around. Naan is the bomb! Coconut milk flan was also excellent! Great find!

F
New England
17 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely terrific food and service. Highly recommend the tasting menu.

B
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great indo Chinese food!! Good service.

DP
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made reservation at the wrong spice symphony, but the Lexington SS found a table for me and my son right away. Food especially delicious! Be sure to tell them your heat level, because their default is SPICY! SUCH A GREAT PLACE!

C
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

LB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This was a pleasant dinner out, but I expected more. The appetizers were the standouts for me, both of which were fabulous. Peri Peri Shrimp, and Chinese Bhel. The shrimp cooked in the tandoor and served in a luscious tomato and onion sauce was smooth, and rich and delicious. The Chinese Bhel, from the Indo Chinese section of the menu was surprising in a good way. Very unique, full of fresh flavours, it hit all the senses perfectly! For mains we had the Tellicherri Pepper Chicken, it was tender, not overly spicy, the sauce was not at all sweet, and had interesting unique flavors that I enjoyed, but it was lacking a little "something" maybe even just salt. The Tandoori Shahi Jhinga was mixed. My husband enjoyed it though I found it slightly over cooked and to me lacked any Saffron flavour. We had intended to order the vegetable Biryani, but the waiter recommend Pulao instead. I don't know why, it was a very basic pulao, with the odd addition of broccoli. A seasonal Chutney tasting was listed and veg and fruit, though we only got fruit, and it was for me overly sweet and nothing special. I also found the serving dishes, really odd for an Indian Restaurant of this caliber. Everything comes in a basic white "soup bowl" I noticed it right away, and it just didn't add to the experience. The atmosphere was lively, it was packed on a Tuesday night. Many, many servers, and managers, but ours seemed a little disinterested and standoffish. There was a manager at the end of the evening who was very pleasant and friendly as he checked in with us. Reasonably priced for a date night dinner, I would go back and explore some of the dishes on the Indo-Chinese/Hakka side of the menu. It wasn't bad, it just didn't WOW me.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Nearly wow. Amazing spice blend but the salmon tikka reinforced the rule of never order fish on Monday. Spinach chaat was beautiful but soggy and greasy. The amuse bouche was delicious.

Service was good but inattentive.

AW
London
19 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

We thought it both expensive and not very authentic. The tables were very close together so we heard more of what the next table were discussing than what we were saying. The food was average. My wife’s spinach chaat was actually a tiny piece of spinach in a fried case. That’s not chaat in our experience. My tandoori Chicken we’re a bright red colour which usually means the use of a lot of red food colouring. My wife’s prawns were OK; my goat biryani was average. The service was perfunctory at best.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Aldi was great!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. The wait staff treated us like family. Loved loved loved!

F
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place. Nicely spiced Indian dishes. Shrimp tandoori was cooked perfectly!

LS
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely dining rooom with very courteous staff. Good range of tasty food. Four separate dishes and we all enjoyed our options. We eat Indian food a couple of times each month and this was good overall. Prices are also very reasonable too.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best places in NY

OT
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Indian cuisine in all of New York!!! Faaaabulous!

FF
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Food was great! Waiter was really insistant with the lamb... He also looked like Dr.Castro 🤷‍♂️

OT
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Spice Symphony was a pleasant surprise. Since we usually do not dine outside our comfort zone, we were a little apprehensive about trying the Indian and Chinese selections. From the beginning, our server was patient and informative and upon his suggestion, we tried a smoked Chicken appetizer that was fabulous. We shared the ground lamb kebabs and selected a vegetable side dish that went perfectly over rice or for dipping with the delicious Naam side order. Our whole dining experience was wonderful from start to finish. We can't wait to go back.

i
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

I was looking for indo chinese.. this came close but didnt have the menu i wanted. The chicken lettuce wrap is good.

S
Wilmington
7 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I searched online reviews for a restaurant for a dinner with my cousin that offered good food and an atmosphere conducive to conversation. Spice Symphony delivered both. We were greeted cordially, shown immediately to our table, and enjoyed attentive (but not overbearing) service throughout the evening. We tried a sampling of vegetarian dishes (dal makhani, palak paneer, okra) and a special shrimp dish. All were delicious -- we both kept eating until we could eat no more. We felt no pressure to vacate the table. I will return at my first opportunity.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Wonderful meal presented by friendly and professional staff. Priced well for Manhattan, very reasonable. I’ll be back!

OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful dinner tonight! My husband and I found out about spice symphony from all there wonderful reviews. While we were in the city we wanted to go here, while we were at diner our brother and sister in law said they needed up being able to come, they quickly made our table from 2 to 4 people. The service was great, the food amazing, and great drinks too. They also somehow knew it was my birthday, brought out a dessert and a card signed by the staff. They were all so nice! We will definitely be back again. Thanks for a wonderful evening!

JA
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went to Spice Symphony based on prior Trip Advisor recommendations to celebrate wife's birthday. Was not disappointed in ANY WAY. Greeted warmly by staff and seated promptly. From start to finish, the dining experience was excellent. Aldi provided us with excellent service, making suggestions as to what and how much to order. The chef's complimentary started was delicious, as was everything we ordered - including fried spinach leaves, chicken vindaloo and an eggplant entrée. Large, delicious portions left us with no room for dessert. However, Aldi presented us with a birthday dessert, accompanied by a staff rendition of "Happy Birthday".
Cannot recommend Spice Symphony too much, and it will certainly be on the top of our list to return to upon our next visit to NYC. Thank you to Aldi and the entire staff for making this a memorable dinner.
Jim Kravit

P
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Wonderful, spectacular, took me back to India!

OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Indian food in city. Everything was top notch.

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