Upper East Side hounds resigned to middling Indian food are pleasantly surprised with the newish Om. "Finally," rejoices Mickeymouth, "a great Indian place for the UES."
Highlights of the northern-leaning menu include lamb with spinach; meats and breads from the tandoor; and velvety, mustard-scented kormas. The kachori appetizer (fried dough balls with yogurt and chutneys) is "to DIE FOR!!," Mickeymouth swears (having survived, he's considering going for a double order next time and making an entrée of it). Seasoning is nuanced and heat levels apparently flexible. MVNYC's lamb rogan josh arrived "very spicy," as requested. UES Mayor praises balanced spicing that "delivered great taste without being overpowering." Check out the takeout and delivery combo—appetizer, entrée, rice, naan, raita, and chutney for $13.95; "a pretty good deal," MVNYC notes.
Om [Upper East Side]
1593 Second Avenue (at E. 82nd Street), Manhattan