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Amma's Kitchen

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7633 Reading Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45237-3203
+1 513-821-2101
11:30 - 21:30
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 21:30
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The best South Indian restaurant in Cincinnati by far. The ambiance is modest, the service decent and the prices very reasonable but the South Indian lunch buffet, especially on weekends is excellent and most satisfying. Dosas of all sorts, Idli, vada, pongal, chat and other appetizers are followed by many authentic South Indian main dishes including Aviyal, poriyal, sambar, rasa... More 

Thank Sid V
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150 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

I was initially put off by the dark, run down exterior but so many co-workers raved about lunch here. So I put on my big girl pants and dared to try the lunch buffet. Oh my! The variety of yummy, home styled dishes made it easy to overlook the well worn banquet seats. Delish!

1 Thank 4RealMom
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Good South Indian veg good .the ambience. Is not so great ,however the food is very authentic .the dosas are good.i would recommend this place if you love south indian food

Thank Saravana P
Hyderabad, India
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145 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Had the simply amazing Amma Thali and believe me it was worth it. The right amount of spices made the dish worth it. Being a thanks giving day there wasn't as much rush but overall an excellent place to be. Will definitely visit again during any future stays in Cincinnati.

Thank AshwinVJain
Cincinnati, Ohio
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Great quality at a reasonable price! This past August, I happened to find myself on that stretch of Reading Road. I hadn't eaten there in a few years. I'd only been there for dinner in the past, but this time, I had the opportunity to try the lunch buffet. It was wonderful. There was lots of variety, many vegetarian options,... More 

Thank Terry B
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

- Big but anonymous restaurant in a somewhat rundown neighbourhood - Food is bland and less spicy than you would expect from a south Indian joint - Mushroom curry included in Thali - since when did mushroom feature as a south India veggie?! - The one Chapati served with Thali was crisp on the sides more like a papadum -... More 

Thank GlobalNomadLondon71
Chennai (Madras), India
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

The best South Indian restaurant ever . Very authentic and rich taste . The sambar tastes very good , unlike the other restaurants through out the US. Pure vegetarian Must visit

1 Thank BR C
Sterling Heights, Michigan
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27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

I was on the back home from London Ky. I found this hotel through Internet. Close to the downtown and I75. Very nice place and food taste are really good. We tried all south India dishes everything was good. I tried the dinner madras Thali really awesome very fresh, good taste and nice variety. The service is ok looks only... More 

Thank ganand80
Sydney, Australia
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211 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

I have eaten in about 100 Indian restaurants in many parts of the World, and in my opinion, this is the best restaurant for buffet lunch offering 25+ South and North Indian dishes. We wish the restaurant could open its branch in Sydney. We visited this restaurant 5 times for dinner and weekend buffet lunch during our 3 month stay... More 

Thank PCM199
Sydney, Australia
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211 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

It is the Best Vegetarian Restaurant in Cincinnati. I have visited 4 times in last 40 days for lunch and dinner. The lunch buffet is superb offering so any dishes. The taste is authentic South Indian at a reasonable price. The service is great and the staff polite. I intend to visit again during my stay more days here. I... More 

Thank PCM199

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7633 Reading Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45237-3203
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
  • Phone Number: +1 513-821-2101

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?