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Great food. Great Service. Great Staff. Wanted to try this little restaurant since it opened. Finally got round to going on a nice Saturday evening. Was pleasantly surprised at the décor and how spacious it was. they don't cram you in like some restaurants.
Wasn't sure at first what was a starter or a main course but the lady was very helpful in explaining to us and giving advice. Didn't identify any of the courses on the menu from times I've visited India or Indian restaurants in England, but this all added to the excitement of trying dishes I've never had before. The starters were best described as tapas (small portions). If the main courses weren't appealing we could always have had three or four different smaller portions instead. The ones we sampled were very nice and our main course, Dosas, was different to any other meal we've had. They are highly recommended.
Its not many restaurants that ask you if you have any special dietary requirements before you order, but Amma's do, and that's so helpful if you are GF, Veggie, Vegan or have any allergies.
Well done Amma's. look forward to seeing you all again very soon
Fantastic food. Will definitely be back. Would highly recommend.
Tasty food, friendly service and overall lovely atmosphere.
This is an awesome South Indian Street Food restaurant with utterly delicious dishes including Dosas. Well worth a visit, you'll be back for more!
Lovely location fantastic helpful service
Really delicious and fabulous menu for allergies and dietary requirements. Staff were very friendly too!
Great food and equally great service. Would recommend to anyone
Excellent as usual
We enjoyed the meal but although the quality was good we thought it was rather expensive for what it was. We went for Sunday lunch and were the only people eating there.
Loved the authentic food and exceptional customer service. Highly recommend it!
Absolutely excellent - can not fault Amma’s at all
Really tasty authentic food. Nice environment with excellent service. Really well priced too. This was the second time we've been (first as a couple, this time with with our families) and we will definitely be back again! :)
Ammas Canteen is an unusual and authentic South Indian Dining Experience. Having travelled widely in South east Asia, it was great to enjoy a unique and very regional style of cooking ... rather than an anglicised/generic version of Indian food. The chance to try a variety of small dishes .. starter, street food or tapas call it what you like.. helps with the difficult issue of what to choose ... have an extra dish! The deep fried Anchovies and the stuffed okra were superb ... and I don’t like okra! Do yourself a favour ... try it!
Fantastic food, fantastic service, great value for money great surroundings would recommend to everyone
Really good service and delicious food. Unexpected and unusual flavours for a very reasonable price. Will definitely go back to try the rest of the menu!
An authentic South Indian restaurant tucked away from the city. Ammas Canteen is a small but unique blend of south Indian recipes that tastes like home.
A variety of dishes to choose from.
I had the lamb curry with poratha which was really nice.
Fantastic food and great service. I'd heard good things about Amma's Canteen and was delighted to finally go there for lunch with friends. We were all taken aback by quite how brilliant and delicious the food was. My friend commented, "it's like eating food off Masterchef. It's so beautiful. " Another friend, "I can't remember the last meal I had that was as good as that. Normally something is a bit disappointing but everything was amazing". It really was incredible. We spent a good 2 hours enjoying a fantastic lunch, with guidance on what to order from the owner who was really friendly and took time to explain all the dishes to us. The young waiter was attentive without being obtrusive, delightfully polite and seemed happy inn his work. They usually close for lunch at 3, but they kindly brought us coffee, chatted to us about the mixed origins of the food and how things are cooked and let it's relax and stay until past 3:30.
An absolute gem of a place.
Get down there for lunch. No special offers at the moment for lunch but none needed. The process are reasonable and the food is out of this world.
This is the second time I have been to Amma's kitchen and the food and service on both occasions has been good. However, each time I have eaten there a different member of staff has asked if/assumed that I am from India (both times I've replied I have a diverse heritage and am from London). I find this line of questioning annoying as being pigeonholed by my looks is not something I expect when going out to eat dinner. So while I will continue to recommend Amma's kitchen to friends, I will not be returning there to eat.
Ammas Canteen have everything just right. The food, the service, the ambiance and the price. I can’t believe it took us so long to visit living just down the road. We’ll be back time and time again!
We chose this place for the reviews and large number of options for the vegetarians. There was enough of us to order one of almost everything on the menu. Every single plate was practically licked clean. Particularly loved the cauliflower dish and the stuffed okra. So much so one of our party decided to get the cauliflower again while we had dessert. Small local restaurants with excellent food and lovely people serving. The chef came out to chat to us what a character. Would go again
Nice restaurant and nice staff.
We have had lots of this style street food and maybe we selected to many tapas but unfortunately we didn't get the wow factor, as other similar restaurants- sorry.
However really nice people.
Also location is poor if you don't drive. Which we didn't...
It's a neither in chlorine or didsbury and 20min+ walk to the nearest bar.
Ok but just ok - in my opinion
I am not sure why this restaurant was Trip Advisor Restaurant of the year. For Indian food it was really bland and disappointing. Indian tapas we were told by the restaurant... small portions aside the food was dull and how do you mess up wings? The wing coating was mushy. Even my child said the food lacked spice. The manager told us the speciality of the restaurant is that they serve the food of the poor-the irony of how much we had to pay for pauper portions was lost on him. The only redeeming dish was the main fish-it tasted fresh and we were delighted to find something vaguely aromatic. The staff were nice and the idea is a good one, but oh my what a disappointment.
Meal was amazing! We had Dosa.
Service was 1st class. Guys were helpful with explaining the meals.
Definitely going again.
We enjoyed the lovely and authentic Indian dishes. The service and welcome received by Amma's was fantastic too.
What an authentic lovely experience. Talk to the owner about how he created the dishes, his passion shines through! Beautiful food.
Unlike most Indian restaurants the menu choices were small but very innovative. To begin we had 5 dishes to share and each were beautifully cooked and presented. The main courses were equally delicious and the meat-free choices were good.
The restaurant is uncluttered and contemporary and the ambience is good. The staff were friendly, unobtrusive and extremely knowledgeable about the food. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience.
Beautiful food, really different and so much choice. Great vegetarian and vegan options aswell as meat eater. Great service. Can’t fault it. Would definetly go again.
Having been here in November 2017, couldn't wait to return the food was so delicious. This time it was simply absolutely awful. Grissly lamb curry in a brown sauce that was neither gravy or curry. It was dreadful. We hated it
Something different. An Indian restaurant very much needed in Manchester.
Very fresh, authentic and different South Indian food. Chef/owner happy to discuss the ingredients and cooking of the dishes with diners. A relaxed environment and friendly atmosphere.
Really fantastic food and service!! Will definitely be going back soon!
Fantastic range of food and great vegan options. Delicious flavours.
Outstanding food and different from the norm.
Staff very friendly and helpful.
I have already recommended to others and will be back.
Great tasting food, and not all the run of the mill stuff you find in most Indian Restuarants
Really tasty food, presented creatively and packed with flavour. I'd certainly go back for more!
Fresh food with quality ingredients, served by friendly, welcoming staff. Would recommend time and again!
My second visit and the food was, as the first, excellent. Very different from the other asian restaurants in the locality (and in fact in manchester). Great for vegans with nearly all the veggie choices being suitable for vegans too. Don't expect your usual curry, rice and nan combo... this is different and as such, makes for a great foodie occasion. The only slight disappointment is we felt the draught Kingfisher beer tasted slightly eggy.
A fantastic meal for my wife and I. The food was perfectly traditional with complex and well balanced spicing throughout. We had the beef sukka which was sublime and melts in the mouth, the chili prawns which were delicious and I could've eaten a pot's worth. Along with the crispy and succulent chicken 45 and white anchovies. We also had the chicken dosa which was made to perfection. I would whole heartedly recommend Ammas canteen, not just for the food which is very reasonably priced but also the fantastic, friendly and courteous service that made the whole experience a very pleasant and authentic one which we will no doubt be doing again in the very near future
Amazing amazing amazing! Such delicious, authentic food....and vegan friendly too! Wonderful, knowledgable and helpful friendly staff!!! Have already recommended to everyone I know and will continue to do so!