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Posted by Ken Pearlman on 10/09/2013
This was the second visit by me to Alma. My wife who has an office nearby, a real Indian food foodee has come more often. The food is spiced superbly-I had the salmon tikka, which was the best salmon dish I've had anywhere. My wife had a chicken dish, which was just as good. The night we were there, a luxury tourist bus pulled up, and out came 30 or so Indian tourists from Calcutta. I guess they know what good Indian food is about-we certainly got it at Alma.
Posted by MsMerrick on 04/14/2013
I ordered delivery from Alma, when i was stuck at home, and was pleasantly surprised at what a good value, and how delicious it was . Today I was able to go by and eat at the restaurant, and was even more astounded that it wasn't crowded to the gills. The food is exceptional, in that it is very fresh and very different from the other Indian places in our neighborhood. I would love to try everything on the menu. I have never had Coconut Chutney and now i crave it :) Try this place particularly for lunch, great value, good food
Posted by themightykali on 03/18/2013
I don't know if I just had a bad experience, but the food I got last night was not good. Dinner-ruining not good. The samosa was dry and overcooked and not hot (I live 2 blocks away). The masala was SO sweet and the chicken was rubbery and fatty. I didn't even eat it. The only edible thing was the naan, and they forgot my raita. Never again. I'll go to Aangan instead.
Posted by IndiaphileUWS on 01/31/2013
Here is a restaurant that offers whole food along with a simple and cordial customer experience. Evidenced by an authentic taste and smooth digestion, the meals are clearly prepared without excessive sugar, oil, salt or food additives and I have rated it accordingly. I recommend Amla without reservations as it represents only a pinch of restaurants in NYC that I eat in that live up to the standard.
Posted by Columbia on 09/08/2012
I had seen this space coming up and looked like they never will open. I just returned to find the place is open & what a great it has turned out to be. I was there on Labor Day with my family. The restaurant was busy, the simple interior looks beautifu and very clean. Excellent quality food and service. They are little costlier than the other place but value for money. Lamb sookah was the pick of the dishes as was the Goan Garlic Shrimp. A complimentary dessert called Firni (dont remember the full name) was outstanding. The Manager who checked on our table explained the menu and the name 'Amla' in detail and to my curios Moms satisfaction. All in all a great meal. shall certainly return. By the way the waitress who served us was among the most joyous person to work a floor anywhere! It is bit noicy and good for quiet discussions.
Posted by OnTheRiver on 09/06/2012
I will not say that Alma is awful, it has excellent rice, but I ordered the lamb and it was so chewy (and fatty) I wondered if it'd been cooked properly, but the sauce was tasty. I ordered this same meal two days in a row. Both days the lamb was poor, and the condiments were inconsistent, as one day the mango chutney was plentyful and the next a tiny amout and the mint was missing. The dal is tasteless. The paratha was excellent. OK, two attemps and I'm not going back for a third.
Posted by Amanda on 08/31/2012
My husband and I were thrilled to find this place on the UWS, after our beloved Earthen Oven closed. The food was quite honestly some of the best Indian food that I have ever had. The waiter was absolutely amazing, and the Chef, we were thrilled to learn, was the former Chef at Earthen Oven. The food was prepared with such care, detail and quality, was could not get over the delectability! A MUST GO!