Amiya Serves Up Great Indian Fare

Jersey City, NJ, March 22, 2007 --( From the moment you step inside Amiya, the restaurant’s graceful atmosphere creates a sense of the modish and provides a welcoming environment in which to have a comfortable business lunch or romantic dinner. Soft lighting, private tables with beautiful lanterns hanging from high ceilings, and open windows complimented with airy gossamer curtains give the feel of a casual yet easy elegance.

While the ambience of the restaurant is charming, it is the outstanding cuisine that makes this an intriguing and popular dining spot. Amiya’s accomplished executive chef, with vast experience at five-star hotels in Delhi, and seasoned culinary team have introduced and perfected traditional as well as innovative fare from India’s northern region. “At Amiya, we embrace a traditional Indian cuisine with an infusion of imagination and special touches, creating a unique blend of culinary styles,” states Abha Agrawal, co-owner. “The result is authentic specialties with a strong emphasis on individuality.”

Each dish is skillfully created and prepared with the freshest of ingredients. Starters include a sought after selection of appetizers such as the Samosa, a plump pastry purse stuffed with seasoned potatoes and peas; as well as signature items like the Mango Shrimp, stir fried prawns with a dash of tangy mango sauce. Coriander Shorba, a spicy soup with sliced mushrooms, flavored with lemon, is a prelude to a main course menu with a definitive sense of style.

Entrees are beautifully presented and designed to please the palate. Chicken Tikka Masala, succulent pieces of boneless chicken in a classic tomato and garlic gravy, is flavored with just the right amount of the richest ingredients, making this dish one of the most popular on the menu. Amiya Paneer, homemade cheese tossed with tomatoes and onions in a masala sauce, is skillfully orchestrated with just the right amount of zesty seasonings. Freshly prepared Lamb Chops is marinated to perfection, exhibiting a tender flavor infused with a host of Indian spices. Always available to compliment every meal is a variety of breads including Peshawari Naan, Paneer Kulcha, and Garlic Naan.

Also noteworthy are the intimate selection of specialty cocktails; Monsoon Wedding, a deep mix of berry flavors, topped with pineapple and cranberry juices and a splash of stoli vodka; Mango Spritzer, a sparkling rum based fruit beverage made with fresh mango pulp; and Jhakas, a delightfully refreshing tropical drink. Any cuisine choice can be complemented with a designation from a host of fine scotches, whiskies, cognacs or wine pairings.

Leaving the best for last, Amiya’s dessert menu offers enticing choices such as Kulfi, a traditional Indian ice cream rich in taste and creamy in texture, flavored with pistachio; Kheer, a luscious rice pudding cooked Indian style; and a decadent Ras Malai, cottage cheese patties in sweetened milk with a hint of cardamom and saffron.

Amiya is located in the Harborside Financial Centre Plaza V, Exchange Place in Jersey City, NJ 07311. Amiya is a full service caterer with experience in providing custom catering for corporate meetings, parties and celebrations, or business meetings. For further information please visit For reservations please contact the restaurant directly at (201)433-8000.

Dinner Hours:
Monday-Thursday, Sunday: 5:30 pm-10:00 pm
Friday and Saturday: 5:30 pm-11:00 pm

Lunch Hours:
Monday-Friday: 11:30 am-3:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday: Noon-3:30 pm.

Amiya Restaurant
Puja Lal
Cell Ph: 973-978-1177