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Ajanta

Indian Restaurant
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  • Indian
  • 1237 Amsterdam Ave, New York NY10027 40.8098868 -73.9587846
  • (Btwn 120th & 121st St)
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  • (212) 316-6776
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User Ratings (Based on 44 reviews)

2.9815
Food 2.8 Value 3.0
Service 3.1 Atmosphere 3.0

Other Restaurant Info

Phone:
work
(212) 316-6776
Fax:
fax
(212) 316-2652
Place Order:
Order From Ajanta for delivery & takeout
Notes:
Delivery Take Out Visa, MC, AmEx
Hours:
Daily: 12pm-3pm+5pm-11pm
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Features:
Delivery, Online Ordering, Wheelchair Friendly, Accepts Credit Cards, Take Out
Min Delivery:
15.00

User Reviews

  • Ajanta

    Posted by Anonymous on 01/22/2015

    New Cooks needed!

    This is possibly the poorest tasting Indian food EVER. It's nowhere near how normal indian food is supposed to taste like and seems like a mockery of the national cuisine. Not sure if there are actually Indian or South Asian cooks in the kitchen, seems like some random person off the street who is attempting to make a decent indian meal. Save your money and go elsewhere, there's a couple near Broadway in the 100's that are I'm sure better than this place. The food is consistently poor, no flavor whatsoever. I'm not sure how this place lasted all these years.

  • Ajanta

    Posted by Jnaice C on 10/18/2012

    Good inexpensive food

    I've been eating there, mostly take out, for 15+ years. Rarely if ever disappointed.

  • Ajanta

    Posted by Anonymous on 09/30/2011

    No potatoes in my aloo gobi!

    My dish did not come with potatoes as advertised. It also came in a tiny tin! It was a main dinner item but packaged as if it were a side. They also gave me standard white rice (not biryani) and did not put in utensils. The food did not taste that great. I felt as if I got leftovers from an earlier meal prep. No one is ever in this restaurant when I walk by. I guess this is why!

  • Ajanta

    Posted by M on 09/23/2011

    Getting Better

    While I've never been to the restaurant, I've been eating Ajanta's take-out for years. Ajanta is the only Indian restaurant that delivers to me and Indian is my favorite cuisine, so I have, on occasion, suffered mediocrity to enjoy some less than passable vegetable samosas and aloo matar gobi. More often, though, I have found frozen Indian cuisine is better. However, having a craving for Indian tonight and not having anything in my apartment, I ordered their food tonight. My girlfriend and I braced ourselves for subpar "Indian" but we were pleasantly surprised. It was clearly still Ajanta's food (it's pretty far from authentic, no matter how good), but there was something a little different about it. First, the packaging for the entrees was plastic, which I liked because I can wash and reuse it. Also, it allowed us to see the color of the food. Instead of the chicken makhani having a strange hot pink hue, it was a nice, normal burnt orange color with a rich, creamy sauce. The meat was flavorful and well cooked, not chewy. The aloo matar gobi had large pieces of cauliflower and potatoes. It wasn't all sauce and the vegetables were tender, but not too soft. Our vegetable samosas were crisp on the outside and the perfect consistency on the inside: the carrots were thankfully not crunchy and the potatoes tasted like potatoes. Everything was colored correctly. We have seen some strange colors from Ajanta, colors that are certainly not meant for food, so, again, pleasantly surprised. I had to come on and write a review. I don't know what's changed or if I just hit it on an especially good night, but we're very happy. The only thing that was a miss was the rice. It used to be delicious basmati rice (sometimes the best part of the meal!), but tonight it was just plain white rice. Hopefully, these standards stay!

  • Ajanta

    Posted by Anonymous on 09/06/2011

    Good service

    I have been coming here a while, and the prices are very fair and the food is consistent. The service is always very prompt.

  • Ajanta

    Posted by anonymous on 08/06/2011

    Not recommended

    The food here actually bares no visual or taste resemblance to indian cuisine. It's very expensive as well. Definitely would recommend literally any other restaurant.

  • Ajanta

    Posted by mb on 07/18/2011

    Cheap and Consistent indian fare

    I am indian and I use this place as cheap, reliable comfort food quite often. The food is not gourmet by any means, but the quality is very consistent, they have a good health rating and are always prompt with delivery. I get the Gosht Kurma, and it comes with rice and little dal and some chutneys.

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