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Baazi, New York, NY

Baazi

4.4
4.4
799 Reviews
$31 to $50
Indian
Awadh, once a princely state, is among the most ancient of Hindu regions. The enchanting history of this land of the Nawabs, kings known for their refined and extravagant lifestyles, is recognized through the richness of its cuisine. Here at Awadh, we bring you these bold flavors that balance elements of spice, intensity and acidity.

Awadh is Gaurav Anand’s latest endeavor, following Bhatti Indian Grill (Murray Hill) and Moti Mahal Delux (Upper East Side). With Awadh, we present a culmination of culinary finesse of the finest food from India’s sacred and historic land. We hope to create experiences and memories through flavors as you explore meats, vegetables, seafood, kebabs, curries and breads that will leave a lasting impression on your palate.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Logo image for Postmates

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Indian, Contemporary Indian

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (646) 861-3859

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Black, Latinx or Hispanic, South Asian, Women

  • Executive Chef

    Gaurav Anand

  • Catering

    For large event caterings, please email us at info@cgacatering.com

  • Private party facilities

    From intimate groups to large private parties, we can orchestrate events where we bring you our signature dishes, international wine list and signature cocktails.

  • Private party contact

    Gaurav: (855) 519-1903

  • Neighbourhood

    Upper West Side

  • Cross Street

    97th/98th Street

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    1 Train 2 blocks away

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 799 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. shRts

    New York Area

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our favorite UWS choice for great Indian food with an upscale flair and attentive staff. The food is reliably excellent, with diverse options.
  2. RicardoB

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2023

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Not a great experience. Expensive and not worthwhile since there is no effort in making you feel welcoming.
  3. SyedR

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    I really like this place. The Indian food, especially the appetizers, is unique. The main menu is a bit meh and could use a revamp
  4. alejandrar

    Caribbean

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2023

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    The food is over the top. We had the coconut curry chicken, the baby eggplant and the butternut squash kofta with a side of rice and garlic bread and it was **AMAZING**. Would def recommend! The waiter was more on the serious side but the food came out very quick.
  5. shnh

    New York Area

    58 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Excellent and unusual (for UWS) Indian food, with an emphasis on spice. Drinks excellent and service is friendly and kind if a bit scattered due to a full house. Goan Cornish hen was especially tasty. Lots of vegetarian options.
  6. BrittanyA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    My friend and I had several foodgasms eating here. The Chicken Sirka Pyaz blew me away. Forget-your-manners-dinner-etiquette-out-the-window blew me away. Life feels duller now without that dish. It was fire.
  7. DallasDines

    New York Area

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding from start to finish! Looking forward to the next time.
  8. DallasDines

    New York Area

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    While I have eaten Indian food many times, I have never experienced such outstanding flavors as I did at Baazi! Dining room was nicely appointed and the service was attentive even though the restaurant was packed. Each bite was an unexpected treat and now I can’t wait to return.
  9. vitkap

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing authentic Indian cuisine. Can get spicey, as it should!
  10. reginam

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful modern takes on Indian food.
  11. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Explicit English Music was playing and asked the staff to change it because of kids. Hyped up food preparation without good taste
  12. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal service and food and atmosphere. Best Indian I’ve experienced in NYC.
  13. ScottC

    New Mexico

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent high end Indian cuisine. Yam appetizer and baby eggplant dish were especially yummy.
  14. kennethd

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Worst experience. Waited 1.15 k hours for appetizer and lost all the ambiance of previous experience. Walked out.
  15. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The worst experience ever. We waited for 3 hours and 70% of our food never arrived. Waiter brought the bill for the entire order and asked me to mark off the items that never arrived.
  16. Fanta61

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely intimate night spot for pre-show dinner. Delicious Indian cuisine.
  17. phoodie791

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went here with my husband and mama on Sunday night! It was a quiet night in every way, except for the large family across from us — kids, parents, grandparents — it was so sweet. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal, digging into the yam appetizers, chickpea cakes, and lamb chops. For mains, my husband had a coconut curry chicken dish that he loved, my mom had a mild curry with chicken and she was so happy with it, and I had the spicy first vegan option. We were so full, happy, and it felt healthy. The service was impeccable and the food is something to write home about!! It is authentic and delicious Indian!
  18. ABorrower

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was tasty, some of it a bit hot. Nice place. Some flies...
  19. RitaT

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fantastic and the service was very accomodating. Would recommend for a lovely Indian meal.
  20. SheldonK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2021

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    This was a nice place. Food was excellent and very good value! However, it was very crowded and we waited an HOUR for our food to arrive. We also had a dish (dessert) put down on our table while we were waiting for our food which we started eating. After a few minutes, a server came and told us the dish was a mistake and wanted to take it back after we had started eating it!! We didn't let them take it and enjoyed it until our food finally arrived. They did not charge us for this dish. Also, they did not ask us if we wanted a printed receipt, which we did. We had to make a special request to get a printed receipt. We would go back again but not on the weekend! The management needs to organize the process of ordering and delivering the food efficiently.
  21. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Among the best Indian food o. The Upper West Side
  22. Chillie

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Way better than your average Indian restaurant--both in quality and menu. Represents a different geographic and culinary tradition. Friendly welcome and service.
  23. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    I went to treat myself for graduating. Warm ambient lighting, friendly waitress, good for going solo or with friends/family. Decent Indian food.
  24. RajneeshH

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2021

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    Highly mis managed, really cramped seating, was super cold inside. Food was just ok. Not good value for money
  25. outdoorgirls

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Had a 6 pm reservation but all tables were full inside. Ended up outside and a little cold. Made the best of it. Thankfully Food was great! Service was very slow.
  26. delight

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Excellent food. Just noisy
  27. MusicAGnyc

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2021

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    Wonderful food. Serious service breakdown. They had 2 servers for the whole space. It was a bit of a mess. Lamb-shank was amazing though.
  28. Lynn

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Lovely small restaurant with exceptional Indian cuisine. Really the best Indian food I've ever had.
  29. PickyGourmand

    Charleston

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    Enjoyed restaurant. Food quality above-average, Staff very nice; accommodated a last-minute change in party size from 3 to 4; warned us that service might be slow because short-handed (timing was fine). Minor snafu with bill because we were charged for bottle of wine we didn't drink. Restaurant filled while we were there and had a nice buzz when we left. Value for money fine. Food not world-class, but a fine restaurant. We'll return and wouldn't hesitate to recommend to others.
  30. chuck250

    New York Area

    44 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food always excellent. They were short-handed but did a very good job of compensating.
  31. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We went for a dinner date with a reservation, when we arrived they said they wouldn’t be able to seat us for another 45 min
  32. CCaine3376

    New York Area

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience2
    The outdoor, semi-enclosed space was closed so any heat was out of the question. The service was extremely slow and the food was pretty good. I’d give them another try since the pandemic has left them short staffed and the outdoors not quite set up or ready.
  33. Lesley

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was good but very spicy. Ask you you want something toned down. It is loud if you sit outside but after all it is Broadway. The staff is nice. Probably a bit too busy for the rush.
  34. KevinC

    New York Area

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awadh affords diners excellent food and service! A great dining experience.
  35. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Authentic and tasty Indian food. Staff was nice. Moderate to highly priced.
  36. PeterL

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite restaurants on the UWS, and indeed in NYC! Food is always first-rate. Very pleasant place to sit as well.
  37. mimita

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came back and were again delighted. They have built a "real" sidewalk push-out with sturdy wooden flooring and nicely-done decor. The food was, as always, delicious and plentiful with both classic and some unusual choices (try the stuffed mushrooms). Staff was attentive, and we felt very "safe". Only downside was the teeny tables...not enough room for the dishes.
  38. KevinC

    New York Area

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was attentive. The food was excellent, as usual! And at an early hour the noise level was quiet.
  39. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    delicious food, gorgeous setting.
  40. BenjaminH

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Best Indian food in NYC.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Baazi does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Baazi is rated 4.4 stars by 799 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 p.m.


Booked 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Logo image for Postmates
Google Map for Baazi

2588 Broadway, New York, NY 10025

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    97th/98th Street

  • Neighbourhood

    Upper West Side

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Indian, Contemporary Indian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    1 Train 2 blocks away

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Black, Latinx or Hispanic, South Asian, Women

  • Executive Chef

    Gaurav Anand

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (646) 861-3859

  • Catering

    For large event caterings, please email us at info@cgacatering.com

  • Private party facilities

    From intimate groups to large private parties, we can orchestrate events where we bring you our signature dishes, international wine list and signature cocktails.

  • Private party contact

    Gaurav: (855) 519-1903

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