“The slightly higher-than-usual price is well justified by the quality of the food, the excellent service, and the romantic atmosphere.”
“love their desserts, especially gulab jamun and kheer; they taste home-made and delicate.”
“Great food and good cocktails.”
“Try: garlic naan, mulligatawny soup, chicken tikka masala, and pretty much any of the lamb dishes.”
“Indus Valley is definitely the best Indian restaurant on the upper west side.”
“Food was just OK, the service was insanely bad!”
“Tasty but a bit pricey.”
“The staff was very attentive and quick.”
Terrible service, the food in only passable. Food was just OK, the service was insanely bad! I didn't get the correct order for over 90 minutes. I ordered for pickup and was told the order would be ready in 15 minutes. I arrived 20 minutes later and still waited 10 minutes. When I got home, I discvered I had received the wrong entree. I called at 7:49 and was told the oder would go out in 5 minutes. Over 30 minutes later, I finally received my food. I received no apology and no offer to comp any part of my meal. The food here is better tahn most Inida food above 96th St. but not nearly as good as Indian food in Little India or on E. 5th.
Best Indian in the city. Absolutely INCREDIBLE. Its up on 100 ST, but well worth the commute. My friends and I are ADDICTED. The first time we walked in we were a little intimidated as it has the atmosphere of a fine dining restaurant. But we are always so welled received, even in shorts and tennies! The service is impeccable. Smiles everywhere when you enter, thank you's from everyone when you leave. There is not even a hint of pretensiousness. The servers are ALL so attentive but dont hover around and make you uncomfortable. The prices are a little high, but its only because you are paying for SERIOUS quality. Between the four of us, we've tried almost everything and have never been disappointed. Portions are large. Try the palak paneer, chicken tikka masala, garlic naan, the simosas, the dessert simmered in honey and the one with basmati rice and milk.
Great food and really nice atmosphere. Although, like most NY restaurants, the tables are packed a bit tight, the food and service more than make up for it. The hostess and servers are all extremely nice and informative. The menu has all the Indian mainstays, plus some extras not found at typical NY Indian restaurants. The menu is well-written, with full descriptions of each dish. The slightly higher-than-usual price is well justified by the quality of the food, the excellent service, and the romantic atmosphere. Try the malabar fish masala and the onion kulcha.
Best Indian on the UWS. Definitely one of the best, if not the best Indian on the UWS, and maybe all of NYC. Ambience and service are great too. Try: garlic naan, mulligatawny soup, chicken tikka masala, and pretty much any of the lamb dishes.
Tasty but a bit pricey.. Good food and good service. Relaxing ambiance. However, the price is a bit more for Indian food. Nonethelss, worth a taste!
Neighborhood Indian with five star price tags, small portions and attitude..
This restaurant in the Columbia university area acts as if it were located on 5th avenue or in the Time-Warner Building. The staff is brusque, surly and impersonal, portions are tiny and prices are excessive. You can do a lot better flavorwise and pricewise around East 6th street or the large number of Indian places on Lexington Avenue in the upper 20s.
The food is good enough but is no excuse for the pretentious service.
Fresh, elegant, and flavorful. Indus Valley serves up elegantly flavorful Indian dishes. Their attention to detail and freshness is what makes the food at this restaurant enjoyable. This is most apparent in their simpler fares such as samosas, aloo gobhi, and bhendi do piazza. I love their desserts, especially gulab jamun and kheer; they taste home-made and delicate. Don't forget to check out their lunch specials --- They are fabulous!
Tasty Indian Food Near Columbia University. I come from the west coast, where fabulous Indian restaurants are plentiful, but I was sorely disappointed with all the Indian restaurants I tried in NY until I found this one. The food is delicious, and it is a good value by New York standards. It is one of the places I enjoy taking out-of-towners who don't want to spend a fortune.
User review by tarabrennan. Indus Valley is definitely the best Indian restaurant on the upper west side. It's slightly more expensive than other Indian restaurants but definitely worth it. The meat is good quality and they know how to cook it, and the sauces are delicious. Fortunately, they also deliver.
Weird Taste. The chicken tikka masala that we ordered had the weirdest flavor I've ever tasted - as if ketchup had been added liberally into the sauce...definitely unlike anything I've ever tasted. For the amount of food we got, the price was not that great either.
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