Based on 175 Reviews
Be aware of wired policy's at this restaurant. Deccan spice, Akbar, Moghul, Yellow Chilli has better food than this place. Poor customer service....
Whew !!! Finally we were served dinner, after a 1 hour 30 minute wait ! Sitting back , chatting , people watching, looking at your phone, eyeing food at...
If you are in New Jersey, you cannot not visit this place! Just the ambiance and service calls for 5 star rating. It's rare to see an Indian restaurant with...
Disclaimer: I did not had food here. We called and made a reservation for outdoor eating for our group for having lunch together. Our reservation was...
Amazing staff (esp the manager), beautiful ambiance and delicious food! And this review is from a 'delhi-ite' Indian, so you gotta believe it because I'm...
Reserved it for 11:30. Got a call saying I need to finish the lunch by 1 pm because they have another reservation. Once reached the restaurant , greeted by...
Wow. Wow. Wow. We have eaten curry in various countries around the world and have just had our minds blown by the sheer sensory heaven offered here. The...
The food was good but service not so great. We went for lunch on a Sunday and our orders took around 40 minutes to come. We ordered the fish thali and it...
We have been regulars since it opened . But very disappointed to say they do t really care about their regulars or customer service.
We cage on a Saturday with the family. Dinner was fantastic! The food is delicious and the stand outs were palak chaat and chicken bherta. Sid was a...
Neeraj Harikrishnan G.
This is a terrible restaurant and the only thing you will enjoy is the ambience. Food takes for ever to come. Totally clueless staff and very mediocre food....
Love love the food and drinks here! We are regulars and the service is impeccable. The staff is very accommodating and have always accommodated our requests.
found this gem on Yelp. Did not disappoint! I made reservations for a busy Saturday lunch. (I highly recommend making a reservation) From the initial phone...
The ambiance seemed good. For the ambiance/prices, I would've thought food would be prepared freshly. And I was more surprised about the waiter not being...
My buddy that lives in Jersey recommended this place and made reservations for us. It is rather new and fancy inside for a Southern style Indian...
My husband found this place and didn't tell me about it until we reached the restaurant. He wanted to surprise me with what Samudhra has to offer. All I...
Undoubtedly the best Indian restaurant.. Been a regular , I love their Biryani the best , but no one can beat the quality of the South Indian Thalis they...
The Resturant is just amazing ! The food was absolutely great and definitely work a visit. * They check temperatures before entering. * Sanitize each table...
The food is so so so good here especially the kale chaat! The takeout is also exceptionally packed - highly recommend!
Follow-up Review ---------------- Kudos to Samudhra's owner & team ! What differentiates a good establishment from a mediocre one is their service and...
Love this place! Had ordered for a take out and it came in such great packaging (Spill proof containers with ceramic wrap around). I was really impressed!...
We were here on a weekday. The front desk staff was courteous and If I am being honest this is the first restaurant in NJ (that I have been after COVID)...
Was at samudhra this past weekend and was p pleasantly greeted at the front desk. Staff is very nice and made sure there was adequate social distancing...
We were here for a birthday and the service and food was amazing! We were sitting outside, and the outdoor seating was very comfortable and aesthetically...
We got take out from Samudhra. Right from the ordering experience, I had a feeling we were in for a treat. I first tried calling the restaurant but got the...
We were at this Restaurant to celebrate birthday on October 10th. They have great outdoor seating arrangement keeping social distancing. Food is very good....
First time here and we think it's the BEST Indian dinner we've ever had. From the delicious appetizers to the entrees the flavors were amazing. The chai...
This restaurant is simply amazing, to be more specific, the people that work here are simply amazing. My family was, like the last several Sunday's,...
We did curbside pickup. The staff was courteous and they kept the food inside the trunk. The food was ready on time and it was meticulously packed to avoid...
We were there for dinner on Sun night. Mahesh and Jyoti made sure that we had a fulfilling evening. Service was impeccable - attentive and yet allowed us...
Fantastic food . Fantastic atmosphere and great service . Overall loved it . Bar was also good .. we actually sat in the bar area.. we started off with...
Bad experience. Please avoid We went for a lunch on a Monday morning as it was a holiday! The place was still empty. After getting seated the server come...
We made a reservation for a group and had a poor experience. Below are the highlights. Very disappointing and would not recommend!! This was actually our...
This place is very upscale with very delicately flavoured food Highly recommend, only problem- it's always full, so make sure you have reservations Love...
Amazing meal! Honestly the best Indian food I've had and I've had a lot. Not only is it beautiful inside,the staff were super friendly and helpful, not...
Based on 905 reviews
23:04 18 Sep 21
Finally we have an Indian restaurant which we can classify as 5 star. Great food, great ambience and very decent professional staff. This is definitely not the run of the mill Indian restaurants that you see in NJ. The owners have put a lot of thought and care to serve with style and class. The food is exceptional too. I will not be searching for a different restaurant in NJ.
17:18 13 Sep 21
We stumbled upon Samudhra last minute as the original Indian restaurant we picked was so dirty! We are so so glad because we loved the food and the outdoor dining. The inside decor is also so pretty, they picked great colors for the ambience, restrooms are clean, silverware, glasses and tables clean! Loved that there was a dress code!! The drinks are wonderful and the customer service is fantastic. Managers checked on us multiple times and the hostess was very pleasant and polite. Our servers, Imran and Kat were great, engaging, polite and smiled! They made our overall experience enjoyable. I especially loved the hostess that greeted us at the table with water and papad until the servers got there - big plus for me! Never make guests sit and wait. Our check took some time and the manager came out with it to apologize for delay, was no problem at all but was so polite that she did. Highly recommend this place - looking forward to our next visit here to dine inside. It maybe pricey but it’s quality! Being a restaurant manager previously, it’s a habit to notice things and they are doing absolutely brilliant.
00:20 10 Sep 21
I celebrated my birthday here with my family. The food was great. Our server for the night, Sid, was great and gave very good recommendations on what we should get. The food was excellent. We will be coming again to celebrate more birthdays!
13:13 09 Sep 21
One of the best Indian restaurants around NJ area. We went there for birthday dinner and our experience was marvelous!! We were beyond amazed at the ambience and food. This will be the place for any special occasion. We tried Ala-carte vegetarian menu and everything was absolutely delicious. They gave us complimentary birthday cake and made our experience even more enjoyable. Amazing staffs.. esp Sid who helped with our table was very professional.
02:01 29 Aug 21
It was my Birthday and we decided to visit this place. Food and services were awesome here. The staff especially Sid was very professional and good in his service. We enjoyed a lot. Also they gave me complimentary brownie with ice cream which was cherry on cake. I will highly recommend this place.
18:30 17 Aug 21
10/10 recommend!! The hosts were very welcoming and went out of their way to move things around to get us a seat. The food was very fresh (the paneer was very fresh and soft). Our server was very attentive and the manager, Emily even checked on us to see how we were doing and if we enjoyed our food! She was amazing! Everyone came together to wish me a happy birthday and it was a memorable experience! 😊
13:04 05 Aug 21
Hi We had a very excellent experience. We been to so many restaurants but didn’t find such a nice Indian restaurant. You can get high-end Indian restaurant experience like New York city in our backyard. Chef’s prepared food very delicious, bartenders prepared drink very well with so many choices and our server Sunny was excellent and explained each dish and suggested famous dish. One thing noticed is quantity of food is in large portions so could not finish all which is plus+++++. Strongly recommend to spend your evening with loved ones.
21:24 17 Jul 21
This place deserves more than 5 stars!!! We had an get together here a few days ago, we sat in the lounge. There very quite a few people in our party. The manager Jyoti was the best, she went above and beyond to ensure that every one of us was catered too, the servers were attentive. Honestly this isn’t the first time I have been to this place, I have visited regularly and every time it exceeds the expectations. Nevertheless, no need to mention the food, drinks and presentation is the best there is around. It’s seem the management are really passionate about what they are doing. Good job
20:26 11 Jul 21
The food was awesome. Speed and accuracy of order was great. Ambience was very nice and our attendant Shayaan really took care of us. He was very attentive and courteous. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for good quality Indian food. Although the dress code is business casuals; no flip flops, no pajamas, most of the people sitting there had flip flops on. That looked very weird. Management should either change their policy or enforce it.
20:09 04 Jul 21
The food & the service was fabulous! My friend recommended it but it was my first time here. We had a price fix meal which included appetizer, entrée & dessert. Otherwise, it is very pricey. The waiter we had, Sid, was excellent! He even acknowledged my happiness by bringing me am extra dessert! So thoughtful! I will definitely be back!
03:14 03 Jul 21
Have come here more than a dozen times in the past year. Probably the most top notch Indian food in the area- if not NJ. Super friendly staff, very accommodating, excellent cocktails and very diverse menu. Very excited and impressed by its presence in the area. Can’t wait to keep coming back!
02:33 27 May 21
My first visit I had a really good experience. The food was great, ambience is good, service was phenomenal as well. Trusting this, I invited few more guest for eid dinner here, man that was a mistake. The food wasn’t good at all. Especially compared to the first visit. Had to return one dish and also had to change the water glasses. But the customer service was really good, manager walked up and apologized. Staff is polite. I would give only 2 star for the food the second time and 5 star for service and ambience.
21:57 26 May 21
Amazing restaurant. We had lunch in the Lounge. The decor and ambience is great and the food is absolutely fantastic. We ordered the Veg Thaali and were impressed by the quantity, quality and taste of the food. Even after the heavy and sumptuous meal, we didn't have the typical after feel that one has when you over eat outside food. Definitely recommended
03:19 25 May 21
Amazing food & greater service! Each dish had its own creative flavor and even though we don’t drink the drink menu looked tempting & had lots of options! Price paid is definitely for the quantity and quality here! The manager kept making sure we had everything we asked for even if server was unable to, amazing work on their behalf!
20:58 20 May 21
Awesome experience!! It’s just not the ambience the dinning, the facilities but the services and the food no words exceptional. I will not be wrong if I say the entire Samudhra team is gem of people starting right over from the receptionist at the entrance to the chef deep down in the kitchen to the receptionist. Their entire staff is superb. We had been lucky enough to got a chance to have a dine-in opportunity yesterday late evening w/o prior reservation, no doubt we were very impressed with the excellent services right from the greetings at their doorsteps to our seating at the table but the table services were top class and I really like to highlight Ryan who always make us feel comfortable and not only answered out our queries but understand us better and provided great suggestions as per our choices. Last but not the least their food is mind blowing!!! It’s an Awe Factor!! You should try at least once!! I bet no one will ever regret, the unmatched level of taste and the quality of food they serve!! Superb!! Next I am pretty sure... if the restaurant keep maintaining the benchmark they have setup we will see lot many more new stories here...
18:34 07 May 21
I went there on my wife's birthday with my family for lunch and they have the best food. The quality is and taste is so good that we order more food for next day. Also, when they came to know about my wife's birthday they surprise us with their one of the best dessert for her and all the staff members came together and sang birthday song. Best place to go for your special occasions
18:24 03 May 21
Visited this place for my best friend’s birthday. The hospitality was awesome and the food was very tasty. Best place if you are looking for a fine dining. Purple sapphire was the best cocktails I ever had in the recent times. I would definitely recommend this restaurant. Cutting one star for the prices.
01:10 02 May 21
I’ve been here twice and the place seems over hyped . The two stars are for the ambience and the service. Great service each time I visited. But I decided to write this review to emphasize on the food quality . The taste isn’t what you’d expect at a premium restaurant. The price doesn’t do justice at all. The chicken dishes are like what an average Indian restaurant would serve in the United States.
17:18 30 Mar 21
This is my go to fine dining restaurant. The food is always delicious and so are the drinks. Restaurant itself is very spacious and I feel very safe dining indoors. The decor and vibe of this place is refreshing and calming. The service is amazing and personally recommend Shaiaan. He is the best server there and is very knowledgeable and provides great food and drink recommendations. The management and staff is very nice and friendly. 20/10 would definitely go again.
16:38 22 Mar 21
Food and decor were exceptional. Good selection and decent quantity of dishes. Service needs some fine tuning, we had multiple servers stopped by asking for order. It was not expected from a premium restaurant. Overall great place to come back to.
20:43 02 Mar 21
Absolute best Indian Fusion Lounge Restaurant in New Jersey. Superb management, staff and top class food and ambience. If you have a valued guest or dining out/ordering take out for family, you cant go wrong with Samudhra. The Lounge Bar is very well stocked and serves a wide variety of liquor and food. Oh yes, and the owner Mr. Chinthamaneni is himself a connoisseur of great food and drinks, and takes immense initiative to make Samudhra an experience to remember. Overall, this is by far the best addition to the food scene in this area. Everything about Samudhra is premium. Worth a visit if you haven't yet.
15:25 22 Feb 21
While the food was good and the prices were decent for the quantity, We arrived at the restaurant at around 2:30 pm. We were not told that the main course won’t be served after 3:30 pm. If only someone had given us a heads up, we would have ordered the main course earlier or planned it ahead. We ended having only the appetizers and a dessert. I wanted to come back to the restaurant again since we all liked the food but now I am not so sure as the communication from the staff was very poor to their customers.
16:19 15 Feb 21
Atmosphere and food were amazing. HOWEVER, the service was absolutely terrible. While seated in the lounge for dinner on Valentine's Day, we were given a Bartender as a waitress. We were given very little attention and were not properly attended to at all. We had to constantly call over other servers just to do simple things like order dinner, drinks, and get the check. At 1 point I had called over another waitress to order dinner and she told me she was not our waitress and told us our server was busy cause she was also attending to the bar. I am a paying customer who came to a nice restaurant on a holiday. Everybody elses table was attended to multiple times that night except ours. It seemed that we were the only table being taken care of by a bartender. We had come for a romantic and enjoyable meal, yet we both left very disappointed due to the service.
01:58 30 Jan 21
This Review was long due. The best Indian restaurant in NJ/NY area. What’s Best!!! Ambiance, Quality Food, Taste (Customized as per your taste). The best part is it’s a Management that listen and learns. Every time we are here it exceeds our expectations. Fusion food that covers the best from North to South. Totally forgot the Bar... What can I say. Not an avid drinker ... but the list of desi Cocktails is amazing believe it no bar can beat the list. Cheers to then Management.
17:27 22 Jan 21
Not only was the food delicious, I came across a fabulous bartender, Simran. She was so sweet and recommended the perfect drinks for my friends and I. Unlike some bartenders I’ve had experience with, she was not rude even once and held a fun conversation with us which made our night out more enjoyable. I will definitely come again just for her amazing drinks, and I recommend for those who go to ask for her as well!
22:47 10 Jan 21
Best Indian Food till now in New Jersey among the restaurants! Expensive than other so called famous competitors nearby but, i would choose Samudhra over all!! Unparalleled quality of food, not to mention quantity they have per item! Customer service for takeout is wow! If you live in Central Jersey, love Indian food? Must visit place!
00:57 06 Jan 21
Came here during Christmas holidays and sat in lounge. It is one of the best lounge I have visited in Indian restaurant. Great customer service and food. I would definitely visit back
00:24 02 Jan 21
Amazing food and service at Samudhra, can’t wait to go back! The staff was extremely kind and knowledgeable about the menu, they gave great recommendations. The drinks are amazing here too! One of the best parts. I highly recommend going here for a fantastic meal.
03:34 12 Dec 20
Great food, reasonable price. Very nice ambiance too Visited 3 times in last couple of months. Except manager’s attitude towards customers, every things were great. Manager needs to understand and acknowledge customers’ feedback.
22:15 16 Nov 20
Amazing atmosphere and super amiable service. The meals were fresh and delicious. Will definitely recommend this spot to friends and family. Convenient rates and large meals. Great job.
Vamsi Avinash Gunji
20:53 20 Oct 20
Its very expensive place. Its not affordable for all sorts of people. Very rich look and ambience. Its definitely more than a restaurant and kind of a lounge type. Food is okay sometimes. They do mess up food too! So make sure to ask them if you don't like the taste! Overall worth of taking your family to this place
14:36 19 Oct 20
We had an awesome time at Samudhra and have to say that the team went out of their way to make us feel comfortable. We were at the lounge and a party of 10 celebrating an event... Special mention to Jyothi and Ania. The ambience to the food to the hospitality.. was definitely worth it.. Returning customer for sure...
21:58 18 Oct 20
Definitely a unique restaurant and much different from the run-of-the-mill food you find at other places. I am not 100% sure who owns the restaurant but the food definitely looks and tastes like the owner / chef has roots from the telugu states in India. You can enjoy much more if you are familiar with Telugu food. One of the very few Indian restaurants that respects your preference in terms of spiciness, without letting you down on the taste. We eat mild / medium at home and they met our expectations every time we ordered the food. Little more expensive than other places but definitely worth the price. You will not be disappointed. One suggestion for the owner - once every month or two, try to introduce a new menu item. That will help the repeat customers who may have tried most of the items on the menu.
02:18 14 Oct 20
This cozy restaurant has left the best impressions! It was a great first experience! Hospitable hosts, delicious dishes, friendly staff, and a beautiful presentation. I recommend to everyone! I would like to come back here again and again.
19:34 10 Oct 20
Food was delicious!! It’s a absolutely hands down the best Indian food in NJ. And so pretty inside and the presentation of the food is great!!
17:12 07 Oct 20
The outdoor ambience was lovely. Well lit and the heaters worked well. The lycee martini was outstanding. The mango lassi was very delicious. However, food wise, they were unable to fulfill the entree order twice and we settled for our third choice. The portions were rather small and the prices were rather high. The shrimp dish we order contained shrimp that were telescopic and very hard to find. The chicken dish had 3 small pieces of chicken. We also ordered our food to be mild and it was quite spicy. We should have sent it back but we so much time trying to find something on the menu that they had.
01:19 28 Sep 20
Good food, pretty neat place. Had a good time. Staff were very friendly...two thumbs up
09:57 18 Sep 20
Have been to this place with friends who have been regulars here. Good food & excellent service
22:01 17 Sep 20
Awesome restaurant. Ambiance felt like an island resort. Service was phenomenal and Food had fantastic flavor. Oh and the 🍸 drinks were perfect.
17:38 17 Sep 20
Samudhra is very decent place for dine in. They have very well behaved staff and food quality is nice. I can say Its better Indian restaurant around my area.
00:31 15 Sep 20
If this doesn't remind me of my grandmother I don't know what else could.. 🙂 I keep going back here for dishes that taste like the pure, clean food from the villages of Andhra and TN.. their cuisine is mostly Telugu food, with a few dishes from Tamil Nadu included as well. This is the food I grew up with and no other restaurant has nailed it so perfectly. I know only one other restaurant in the United States that has high quality south indian food (no, it's not that chain you're thinking of). But the food at Samudhra is not only of the highest quality, it is also extremely authentic -- it's like eating out of my grandma's hands as she fed a toddler (me), sitting next to her in her backyard, chewing every bite of goodness while overlooking the river Godavari. Yepp.. the food brought all those memories back ! I'm 36 now and this place is a cure cos I miss home. In short, just go eat here. You won't regret it. Thanks, Samudhra for the good work.
15:30 14 Sep 20
Loved this place! Food was delicious! Everything so fresh and tasty! The place is beautifully and tastefully decorated, very clean (the staff was constantly sanitizing the tables both inside and outside). The service was just right: very attentive but not too intrusive. Definitely our new favorite place to enjoy Indian food!
15:09 14 Sep 20
Ambiance, Service, Drinks and Food all get 5 stars. Great spot for a night out with friends or a quiet dinner for date night. The only suggestion I have is to be aware of the portions. They should have different portion options available as it is simply impossible to try a variety of dishes since each is so big. Best drink in my opinion: Honey Turmeric Martini Best Veg App in my opinion: Palak Chaat Best Non Veg App in my opinion: KODI 65
14:25 14 Sep 20
Ambience and service was awesome. Food was mediocre at best.
18:56 09 Sep 20
Excellent service ! I went to dine in last night and I’m a vegan I had to pretty much make up my own meal , the manager Jyoti brought it to life . She spoke directly with the chef about the modifications I needed and made my meal come to life . Thank you again for the great service . I’ll be back !
20:26 30 Aug 20
Need to improve service.. Food is good but when you have to wait too long for your Food n after getting dish you have to wait for Naan arpund 10 mins😒😒 Thats something really poor things.
15:57 30 Aug 20
Nice dining maintain good in covid situation
15:26 29 Aug 20
Really great restaurant, I went with my family for lunch.. Awesome service, fresh food, tasty biriyani and chicken and outside dining wonderful setup.. service was really nice.. nice manager and service...
02:03 26 Aug 20
What an unexpected gem of a place! Perfect for date nights. Ambience 5* Service 5* Drinks 5* (personal favorites:Mirchi Margarita, turmeric honey martini) Food 5* (personal favorites: Palak chaat, shrimp kabob. Main dish: Andhra kodiak kura) Management 5* Only thing missing is live music or something similar... So happy we finally have such a place nearby! Definitely returning.
14:00 19 Aug 20
This place is my preferred one. I eat in a lot of restaurants but to this restaurant I go the most. The team is very friendly and the cooking they offer is so flavorful. I never miss an opportunity to have a good dinner here. I highly recommend this place.
Ayzia a la Mode
14:45 14 Aug 20
I dined here for the first time last week. It was a wonderful experience! The food was delicious, the staff was friendly and attentive, and the outdoor seating was shaded and spaced apart. I can't wait to go back!
19:32 12 Aug 20
First time here. Came with a few friends. Service, the food, pricing, menu variety, and cleanliness were on point! We had 3 different appetizers, naan, roti, 3 different meats. Even the simplest biryani was great. Well worth many visits in the future. Outdoor seating is open and covered well. Inside ambience is classy. Bathroom was very chic too. Definitely recommend!
14:19 11 Aug 20
Beautiful... Second time there and never disappointed. Keep up the good work
21:51 20 Jul 20
The food is simply perfect. These people really take quality seriously and they are not joking or pretending. One amazing place !
11:45 21 Feb 20
I think the most Elegant restaurant in NJ. Excellent customer service. Price is also reasonable because quantity of food is almost double than other Indian restaurants. Food is also very delicious. They have unlimited Thali in lunch.
14:33 04 Jan 20
Update: Went back again this week for Lunch. The outdoor seating is really nice and private. We had a few different appetizers and let me tell you, they have the best and most flavorful food in the entire NJ. 👏 I have been here a few times now. It’s one of the most elegant restaurants in NJ. They also have a beautiful Bar/Lounge. The food is one of the best Indian foods I have had at any Indian restaurant. You can definitely taste the freshness of the ingredients and the quality. Even the staff is really pleasant to deal with. The manager Jyoti kept coming and checking up on us to make sure we were having a great experience. I would highly recommend this place to anyone. They are a little pricier than the restaurants in the area but worth every penny. 👌
19:59 03 Jan 20
Superb Indian restaurant that will rock your world. I can only comment on the veggie dishes and they all are amazing. They have a neat bar on the side and this place is super well appointed. Service was excellent, and parking was plentiful. I will be back. Oh, and skip the pizza naan 🙂
06:52 17 Nov 19
Nice South Indian restaurant to have any type of event. We ended up having a private birthday party with 20 people and ended up getting the side section completely. Food was def great and they def put effort into making this restaurant elegant. I'll def be coming here again and would also recommend the spot to others