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Alachi Masala

Alachi Masala takes its name from the Alachi (Cardamom), a very small but extremely flavorful spice that has been used for thousands of years. We at Alachi Masala strive to bring you flavorful dishes that embody the best of Indian cuisine while at the same time recognizing that some like it hot and some like it not!
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33 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
3.8 / 5
(Very Good) 3.8 / 5
(33 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 33 reviews
5 stars
(9)
4 stars
(12)
3 stars
(11)
2 stars
(0)
1 star
(1)
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
Ambiance 
3.7 / 5
(Very Good) 3.7 / 5
Noise Level
1.5 / 3
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • neighborhood gem(13)
  • fit for foodies(5)
  • romantic(3)
  • great for lunch(2)
  • special occasion(2)
  • good for groups(1)
Alachi Masala Reviews List
Review 1 for Alachi Masala
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/13/2016
 2016
Dined on 4/13/2016
 2016
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
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Dined on 4/13/2016
 2016
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Review 2 for Alachi Masala
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 4/02/2016
 2004
Dined on 4/02/2016
 2004
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 4/02/2016
 2004
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 3 for Alachi Masala
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 3/17/2016
 2010
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Review 4 for Alachi Masala
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 3/11/2016
 2006
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Review 5 for Alachi Masala
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/11/2016
 2012
Dined on 3/11/2016
 2012
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 3/11/2016
 2012
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Review 6 for Alachi Masala
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/05/2016
 2011
Dined on 3/05/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Love the Bhel pours appetizer! The three course dinner special is one of the best deals on the UWS. One of the few BYOB places."
Dined on 3/05/2016
 2011
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Review 7 for Alachi Masala
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Neighborhood gem

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Dined on 3/04/2016
 2011
Dined on 3/04/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Amazing food and service!!!! Great traditional Indian restaurant!!! They even cooked one of our favorite dishes which wasn't on the menu!!!"
Dined on 3/04/2016
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 8 for Alachi Masala
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 2/27/2016
 2007
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Review 9 for Alachi Masala
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 2/27/2016
 2004
Dined on 2/27/2016
 2004
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Solid, authentic Indian Food! Great Value, with BYOB"
Dined on 2/27/2016
 2004
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Review 10 for Alachi Masala
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 2/09/2016
 2012
Dined on 2/09/2016
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/09/2016
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 11 for Alachi Masala
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 2/06/2016
 2006
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2006
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Review 12 for Alachi Masala
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/30/2016
 2014
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2014
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 13 for Alachi Masala
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Dined on 1/30/2016
 2013
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Review 14 for Alachi Masala
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Best for Indian Food

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2011
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Have been here several times and it's always wonderful. We ordered the dinner special this time and it was an amazing value. Staff are very nice. Extra bonus-it is BYOB!"
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 15 for Alachi Masala
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Dined on 1/13/2016
 2014
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Review 16 for Alachi Masala
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great food and free BYOB corkage, who needs more?

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"The food was excellent. Three apps and three mains (plus an order of Papadam to start then raita and garlic Naan during the meal) was the perfect amount of food for four hungry men. It's entirely possible that the four bottles of wine we brought may have colored this review :)"
Dined on 1/08/2016
 2010
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Review 17 for Alachi Masala
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 1/08/2016
 2008
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Review 18 for Alachi Masala
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Dined on 12/31/2015
 2010
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Review 19 for Alachi Masala
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/21/2015
 2009
Dined on 12/21/2015
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 12/21/2015
 2009
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Review 20 for Alachi Masala
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 12/20/2015
 2008
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Review 21 for Alachi Masala
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 12/11/2015
 2008
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Review 22 for Alachi Masala
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Food is great as usual. Dishes don't seem to be cleaned too throughly (based on this and several other dining experiences here). Had to as the server for clean glasses twice (water ans wine glass). Service was great, and my request was promptly attended to."
Dined on 11/06/2015
 2014
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Review 23 for Alachi Masala
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Excellent Dinner

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/03/2015
 2011
Dined on 10/03/2015
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Great friendly service and delicious food. Good local neighborhood Indian restaurant. Love the BYOB! Will definitely be back!"
Dined on 10/03/2015
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 24 for Alachi Masala
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/30/2015
 2010
Dined on 9/30/2015
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 9/30/2015
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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Review 25 for Alachi Masala
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

A wonderful value and good food. BYOB is a treat!

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/21/2015
 2006
Dined on 8/21/2015
 2006
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 8/21/2015
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 26 for Alachi Masala
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

neighborhood find

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"This is a lovely restaurant with outstanding service. The tandoori chicken and garlic nan were outstanding, the chicken tikka masala good. It's the best Indian restaurant in the neighborhood, with unobtrusive but helpful service and reasonable prices."
Dined on 8/17/2015
 2008
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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Review 27 for Alachi Masala
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/09/2015
 2015
Dined on 5/09/2015
 2015
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 5/09/2015
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups
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Review 28 for Alachi Masala
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/11/2015
 2011
Dined on 3/11/2015
 2011
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"The chicken tika was disappointing and the the lamb vindaloo not very spicy. Service was very good."
Dined on 3/11/2015
 2011
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Review 29 for Alachi Masala
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Indian food that continues to shine!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"This is my second time at Alachi Masala...the first was on a whim with a group of friends for New Years, and that's all it took for me to become hooked on this place. It's a very cozy place (but then again, I find that most of the best places in Manhattan are usually tucked away), the service is great, food is amazing and there is a BYOB policy with NO corkage fee, which instantly gains Alachi Masala points!!! What I particularly liked was the fact that despite being very small restaurant, at no time (on either occasion) was my party rushed out the door once we had finished eating. There's nothing like having a great meal and then the entire experience is ruined by a host/hostess/server who does everything they can to get you out so they can seat more customers! Overall, my dinner companion and I had a wonderful time and will be back, very soon! 5 stars for Alachi Masala!"
Dined on 2/14/2015
 2014
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 30 for Alachi Masala
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Best Indian Food and BYOB

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/22/2015
 2011
Dined on 1/22/2015
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Food is always fresh and flavorful. Very small space so not good for a party of more than 4. Very reasonable esperi ally since you can bring your own beer or wine. Their food is great for take out too."
Dined on 1/22/2015
 2011
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Ratings-Only Reviews for Alachi Masala
Based on the average of (3) ratings-only reviews
Overall 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
1 out of 2 recommend this product
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
3 / 3
Energetic