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Indus Valley / Manhattan Valley

4.1
4.1
187 Reviews
$30 and under
Indian
This elegantly attired restaurant, named after one of the oldest civilizations in the world, offers a menu that features many classic dishes from the Indian subcontinent like an assortment of kebabs, curries and biryanisslow cooked rice dishes which feature vegetables or meat and many aromatic spices. However, the menu at Indus Valley / Manhattan Valley also has some unusual offerings like chicken chat and chicken samosas, which do not normally feature on menus of Indian restaurants. Also, instead of the weekend buffet which is considered to be de rigueur at an Indian eatery, Indus Valley / Manhattan Valley offers a 'lunch special' which can be had in various permutations and combinations at different prices.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Indian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch and Dinner: Daily: 11:00am - 11:00pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 222-9222

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Upper West Side

  • Cross street

    100th Street

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    1, 2 & 3 trains to 96th Street and 1 train to 103rd Street.

  • Additional

    BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

What 187 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4Service
  • 3.7Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. DS

    DrSteveB

    New York Area

    52 reviews

    4.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Cauliflower appetizer very good Halibut tandoori overcooked and dry Vegetarian dishes consistently the best of the evening Service difficult. Naan was room temperature, asked for water three times, they seem understaffed
  2. c

    chuck250

    New York Area

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A very good Indian restaurant on the UWS. Have eaten here a number of times - partial to goat curry - and they never fail to please. Attentive service, good mixed drinks, tasty and creative food and reasonable prices even during this inflationary period. Only surprise was, on a weekday night, it started getting crowded at about 7:30 pm.
  3. B

    Barry

    Washington DC

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were great and they have a very good gluten free menu.
  4. PS

    ProfShawnE93

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Try the cauliflower worth the trip alone. The staff is awesome the food amazing. I plan to try every dish on the menu. Definitely a new staple in my life.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing Food and service. Really cared about us
  6. MH

    MaryH

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Very pleasant experience. A fine local restaurant that executes Indian standards well!
  7. SG

    SamanthaG

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food here is consistently amazing, even the more plain dishes
  8. DT

    DT35

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful birthday dinner for 4. We ordered 5 dishes to share and all were as good or better than we’ve had anywhere. Service was very helpful and welcoming. Definitely want to return.
  9. s

    sunshine

    New York Area

    557 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    557 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2020

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    our third time here and again a pleasure for the setting and authentic music, extensive menu, good wines by the glass and decent service. each time we have brought different people with us and each person has enjoyed it.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good food and service fairly priced. Highly recommend!
  11. m

    mwamwa

    New York Area

    48 reviews

    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Neighborhood Indian restaurant. The Tandoori lamb chops, which I had for the first time, were outstanding.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    A Table was not made up when we arrived. Appetizers arrived quickly but entrees were very slow un coming.
  13. B

    williamB

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Indian food ever!!! My wife couldn't believe I found this restaurant on the upper west side of New York for the 4 of us. We had visiting friends, former New Yorkers now living in Florida, can you believe that, and they were blown away. We live in Montclair, NJ, not exactly lacking in restaurants, especially Indian Cusine. Indus Valley/Manhattan Valley blow all of them away. It's now our "Go To" for Indian Cusine.
  14. MG

    ManhattanGuy

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2019

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    My wife and I been coming here for years, but on my last visit, the owner / manager was not there... and service was terrible. We waited forever for our second course. The soups have been served more watery lately, and I asked our waiter to make sure they were the former consistency. The served soup was watery... and was sent back for a replacement, which then luckily was fine.
  15. LB

    LucyB

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been going to Indus Valley/Manhattan Valley for over 10 years and find the food consistently good and the atmosphere most pleasing.
  16. DN

    DaphneN

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I met a friend for lunch and we each had a delicious meal and enjoyed great conversation. Our server was very attentive.
  17. SC

    ShraddhaC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2019

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Ambience was good. The starters were tasty but not the chicken kadai and chicken kali mirch. Chicken kadai almost tasted like an Indian version of chicken manchurian and chicken kali mirch had so much whole mustards in it that spoilt the whole taste of the curry. Desserts were tasty and nice. The waiter neither introduced himself nor was he courteous. Felt like he was doing a favor taking our order. Heard him behave same way with people on other tables.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a hidden gem. Excellent food and service and quiet and relaxing ambiance. Also has a great brunch. Not too fancy and great for family dinner.
  19. BL

    BetsyL

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Best Indian food on the Upper West Side. And they act like they are happy that you are there!
  20. s

    sunshine

    New York Area

    557 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    557 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    this was our second time here and again we enjoyed it very much. brought friends with us as we did last time with other friends and they all liked it as well. very attentive, professional staff, extensive menu with many choices and good wine by the glass list. we will return and perhaps with new people yet again.
  21. JG

    JoshG

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Maybe the best Indian restaurant in New York these days. Great service, feels family style, and wonderful on beyonce's. Utterly un-hip.
  22. EK

    EricaK

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Delicious food and great service! We ordered the chicken tikka masala and chicken korma and loved them both!
  23. s

    sunshine

    New York Area

    557 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    557 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2018

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    first time here and we will return. extensive food and wine menus and very tasty fare. and the staff was very professional and courteous serving nicely.
  24. JG

    JustineG

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good service and yummy food. We were able to order a vegetable curry off the menu which was nice. They sent out an extra vegetable appetiser by accident instead of the curry but they gave it to us anyway and had the vegetable curry come out soon after. That’s a bonus and great hospitality.
  25. PL

    PeterL

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    It was a mainly enjoyable evening. The service was great, and most of the dishes were very tasty. My only complaint relates to the lamb vindoloo, or rather to the lamb itself, because the vindoloo sauce was also excellent. Because I enjoy lamb when I dine out, I often order it, and I noticed that in this restaurant quality of the lamb time and again not the best. Maybe the individual who does the purchasing should pay more attention to this
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2018

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    This used to be a great Indian place in the neighborhood - what happened?! Ordered rosemary naan, raita, sea bass, and mulligatawny soup — all dependable basics in the past — and only the naan was decent. Raita was soupy and sweet, thinned with some questionable substance. Sea bass was possibly a cheaper fish, over slathered with greasy paste of something salty (the vegetables and he lemon wedge on the side looked pathetically wilted and lifeless), the mulligatawny soup was mostly salty. UGH! The waitstaff gives off a less than friendly vibe, could not explain what what a certain drink was composed from. Should have taken a hint from the fact that there were only two other people besides us in the restaurant, although apparently they are quite busy with takeout and delivery orders. Will not return.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2018

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    All good but most dishes (lentils, chicken dishes, curries) are now far “hotter” as in more highly seasoned with green chilies than in the past at Indus Valley. . A problem for its older clientele. Probably a new chef. I wish people could assume lower level (very mild) hotness and then request IF they want it hotter.
  28. MC

    MarkC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    lOVELY INDIAN FOOD: ALLOW THE WAITER TO CHOOSE A VARIETY, AND YOU WILL BE VERY HAPPY. ONE OF THE FEW PLACES ON THE UPPER WEST SIDE WHERE YOU CAN TALK AND ACTUALLY HEAR EACH OTHER.
  29. R

    Robert

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent Food. Nice quiet restaurant. Great place to dine with friends. Service is very friendly and attentive.
  30. s

    sb18

    New York Area

    62 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    food was delicious. service was attentive and friendly. when we arrived we were concerned because there were mostly empty tables...restaurant did not fill up, but there were a number of other diners and we could see the delivery orders going out in a constant stream, so clearly a popular place.
  31. M

    Madmax

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2018

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    Food has gone way down hill since changing ownership. Don’t bother going.
  32. MI

    MadeInNYC

    New York Area

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary dinner: as always, food, service and ambiance. Excellent. We go here every 3 to 5 months. And are always surprised how good Indian food is. Excellent
  33. MU

    MavisUWS

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Even though the name changes, the great Indian cuisine remains the same....excellent. I had dinner with a friend on a Friday night at 5:30, and at first we were alone in the restaurant, and then it filled up with several parties and groups, including one with small children. Everyone seemed to have a good time. I had Malai Kafta, and my friend had a chicken curry dish, with vegetable samosa and shrimp as appetizers. Also had yummy potato-stuffed bread...delicious. We thought we were too full for dessert, but somehow we managed to scarf up the rice pudding they brought us as a little "extra". Love this place.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2017

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    They need to seriously do something about their food. Very sub-par vegetarian curries.
  35. MI

    MadeInNYC

    New York Area

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a special occasion / Date night. It was a movie theme night. Watched "Victoria & Abdul". Since it had an Indian theme - we went to Indus Valley. The food is always good. But this time it was exceptional. The service is always friendly I had asked for a window seat and we got it . We will definitely go back. It's a neighbourhood gem
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was superb, and the mulligatawny soup was especially delicious. The place, however, was, all three of us agreed, overheated. We asked for air-conditioning, and they turned it on but only briefly. The same thing happened when we requested it a second time on that humid summer evening.
  37. CI

    CiclismoItalia

    New York Area

    83 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2017

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    The best Indian food I have had in NYC! It is so flavorful and fragrant.
  38. m

    mwamwa

    New York Area

    48 reviews

    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Indian food on the UWS. Nicely spiced, not bland like others. Fine service and hospitable staff. Highly recommended.
  39. NM

    NicoleM

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful service!
  40. JR

    JosephR

    New York Area

    71 reviews

    4.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good weekend buffet but have reservations about continued striking employees outside location due to their unfair treatment of workers. Felt guilt eating there , strikers weren't present on Sunday afternoon otherwise I'd have honored striking employees.

FAQs

Indus Valley / Manhattan Valley does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Indus Valley / Manhattan Valley also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 222-9222.

Indus Valley / Manhattan Valley is rated 4.1 stars by 187 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for Indus Valley / Manhattan Valley

2636 Broadway, New York, NY 10025

Additional information

  • Cross street

    100th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Upper West Side

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch and Dinner: Daily: 11:00am - 11:00pm

  • Cuisines

    Indian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    1, 2 & 3 trains to 96th Street and 1 train to 103rd Street.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

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