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Malai Marke
Malai Marke

Malai Marke Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.malaimarke.com/index.html
  • Phone: (212) 777-7729
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch Mon-Thurs: 12pm-3pm Fri-Sun: 12pm-4pm Dinner: Mon-Thurs: 5pm-11pm Fri & Sat: 4pm-12am Sunday: 4pm-10pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Malai Marke
Ushering the Intriguing blend of India's Diverse Flavours ,let exquisite cuisine of exotic kebabs ,oriental mystical ,curries Inspired from the rustic native life melt yor senses at Malai Marke -the ultimate dollop of ethereal joy! The delectable cuisine at 'Malai Mar Ke' promises the artful experience that celebrates the taste of Indian spirit ,Upholding the desirable truth - Variety is the spice of life, add a whip of creamy Indian delight and undiscovered aromas to your life at 'Malai Mar Ke'. Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerIndian
Diner Reviews
  • "This place has a nice ambiance, staff is lovely, food is very good!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I came here with a friend for dinner at 8:30 on a Saturday night. There were lots of people dining without it being overly loud. We ordered the Chilly Paneer app, Lal Maas, and Chicken Xacuti, all of which we excellent. I travelled in India for 5 months, so I have very specific memories of the food. Dining here lived up to all of my expectations and gave really great flavors. The decor is fine, but nothing special. Service was excellent. Our waiter was very attentive and had great feedback and information about dishes and recommendations for my friend when she was debating between options. The rest of the staff was on point and very friendly. I would definitely come back."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Food is fantastic!!! I give it a high recommendation, but the noise level is way too high."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "For whatever reason this restaurant fills up fast on the curry row of East Village. The portions seemed small at first, but I think one is enough for 2 to share. Go with a group to sample more things from the menu! The tables are placed very closely next to each other, but I think most places in EV are like that anyway. Rent is expensive, but food doesn't have to be and MM seems to meet that criteria. Will return for another meal."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We had a very nice experience at Malai Marke. The food was amazing with a selection of both familiar indian dishes and some more unusual ones which makes for a nice change. We had samosas and potato pancakes for starters followed by the "Aunty" prawn curry, lamb dansak and a mixed tandor with the lemon rice. Everything was delicious, delicate and not greasy at all as indian food can sometimes be. Probably one of my favorite indian meals ever! My only complaint would be that the environment is a little too noisy and very dark."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "I've tried a bunch of Indian restaurants in the city and this one definitely had some amazing food. Everything was great however we ended up having to pack some of the food to take home. We had ordered 2 naans and only had 1 but when we got home, we realized that the other naan had not been picked up. This was quite a bummer because the naan is SO good. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "The chefs at Malai Marke are clearly masters of their craft. The food was amazingly good - I didn't think a Chicken Korma could taste this fantastic! Would love to go back as soon as possible. Interior is a tight space, but it works fine. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Not a typical Indian menu and all made fresh. We've now eaten here a few times and the staff are great. They're willing to take time to make suggestions. We had a vegan in the group and the menu is very accommodating."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Happy to dine here every time I do. Great food, attentive service. I've never had trouble getting a table here which is great. A serious gem of curry row!"
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "Great place for North Indian food. Must try the chicken tikka it's amazing. Go try it. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Best Indian restaurant on 6th Street, and some of the best in the city. My boyfriend is Indian, too, so he knows his stuff. The red fish curry is AMAZING. The okra entree is great. The shrimp curry is fantastic. Run, don't walk!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Competently prepared dishes from different parts of India. Nothing noteworthy, but all very good. Desserts were the only let down. Friendly service, good ambience."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Good food, spicy, but very fresh. Would go again. Rice is mediocre."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I love Indian food. Surprised to have such bad luck in the East Village with "curry row" right here. But my disappointment ended with Malai Marke. Recommend highly."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Went for a late dinner, over all it was good. You will enjoy the food, the service is alright."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food is really delicious, fragrantly seasoned with generous herbs and spices. My only issue is that the chicken tikka masala curry is much too sweet. The sauce is almost like candy and it's off-putting."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "The diverse and excellent menu is an interesting blend of regional dishes, not found on many Indian menus in Manhattan. It's a cute, casual spot to meet up with friends, and if you're craving curry in the East Village, the best place to go. The word is out, so definitely book on weekends. My British friends love it, so that's a high compliment too."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "I did not know the differency between Southern Indian food, which this restaurant is, and other Indian food, but the food was interesting, a little different, very fresh, lively taste. I would highly recommend this comfortable place, definitely a step up from all the other Indian places on this street."
    Dined on 1/7/2014
  • "Coming from London, I'm so happy to find a great curry place! The curries are delicious (try the recommended ones, especially the prawn spicy curry is amazing) and the service is great too. I usually come to indian restaurants (as well as chinese restaurants) with low expectations because the food is so cheap, you don't really have a right to complain about service. But the service here is great and they have recently renovated the restaurant so it is clean and modern."
    Dined on 12/15/2013
  • "Really good Indian food, delicious naan, good service, lively but not overly loud, and reasonably priced. We had a terrific pre-theater dinner. I will happily return."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "The food at Malai Marke is delicious. Well spiced, balanced, fresh tasting. The service leaves something to be desired. Although they had our reservation, they didn't have a table for us, and we ended up having to wait about 25 minutes to be seated. Our food took forever to arrive, and there was a really long wait between appetizers and main courses. I would recommend this place because the food is truly special, but don't go if you want to feel welcome!"
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "I went with 4 friends and we enjoyed the meal. As some of my friends are not very experience with Indian cuisine, we went for milder dishes, but they were delicious. Good value for what we had."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "Have gone several times. Food is always very tasty. More elegant than usual 6th Street fare, but not as glitzy or expensive as uptown Indians. Enjoy!"
    Dined on 10/4/2013
  • "This was our first time at this restaurant. Service was very attentive and the food was delicious. Would recommend Gulab Jamun for dessert -- it was some of the best we've ever had!"
    Dined on 10/29/2013
  • "We don't regularly eat Indian, but we do often enough to have frequented most worthy ones, and this new restaurant has terrific food and truly best service you can expect. Chicken tikka masala is the best one I have ever had. It is not the cheapest, but priced ok for a restaurant that serves food of quality that competes with much higher priced places."
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "The food was really good. Delicious chicken xacuti, the paneer appetizer. I found the 2 chili notation re spice definitely not very hot, could easily try the 3 and 4 next time. Definitely want to go back and try some more dishes. Service was really lovely, waitstaff very attentive and friendly. Recommend the Reisling with dinner...."
    Dined on 9/21/2013
  • "Looked for a Little India (E. 6th St.) gem in lieu of the cookie cutter no ambience locals. Food was quite good; service was good and the ambience was very pleasant; liked the dim lighting instead of the more brightly lit neighbors.. For the price, higher than average, the basmati rice (all you can eat as in most Indian restaurants) was extra $ which we didn't appreciate. So, for a bit better than average in the neighborhood, expect higher prices."
    Dined on 9/14/2013
  • "Great restaurant. Gets a little noisy especially on a weekend night. But food is superb and staff is so nice!"
    Dined on 9/7/2013
  • "Based on good reviews we went for an early dinner during the week. Restaurant is small with close seating normal for the neighborhood, but is pretty and modern. Service was gracious and friendly. Were served a nice complementary starter of papadam and 3 sauces. We ordered chicken tika masala, a creamy fish dish from Kerala, rice, chana saag and nann. All were delicious. Would definitely return."
    Dined on 8/27/2013
  • "MM is definitely a cut above its neighbors, including tony service and clever decorating touches. Will be back."
    Dined on 8/17/2013
  • "Very pleasant and well-mannered waiter. Excellent value, service and food. I am definitely bringing more friends next week."
    Dined on 8/4/2013
  • "Simply, my girlfriend and I enjoy Indian food. For our anniversary, we wanted to go somewhere special. The food was amazing, and the staff was very friendly and very helpful. If you enjoy Indian food, you will love the food here."
    Dined on 7/31/2013
  • "chicken tikka is outstanding. and they're on seamless so definitely will be ordering for home delivery as well."
    Dined on 7/26/2013
  • "LOVED the place. This was my first time here having Indian food and this was the best experience I couldve imagined. I highly recommend this place."
    Dined on 7/23/2013
  • "Chicken Tikka appetizer and makhani murgh malai maar ke were really good."
    Dined on 7/19/2013
  • "Must try the Chicken Tikka. The food is just Amazing. The service is good also."
    Dined on 7/13/2013
  • "Great food, great flavors and great service...I will be back!"
    Dined on 7/8/2013
  • "Curry Row is known for dozens of inexpensive Indian restaurants. This newcomer is anything but your typical Curry Row fare. Instead you have gourmet Indian food with high-quality ingredients with a modern decor. And the prices reflect the differences. Expect to pay $13-15 per dish instead of $7-10, but it'll be worth it."
    Dined on 6/25/2013
  • "In a city full of amazing Indian restaurants, this place is mediocre at best. I was excited by the concept, but what was actually a mediocre version of the usual Indian fare. One curry (a fish Goan one) stood out, otherwise meh."
    Dined on 4/4/2013
  • "The menu descriptions were charming ("a dish your in-laws might serve you"), The food was delicious and extremely fresh tasting. The service was efficient and courteous. Can't recall the names of our main dishes, but the okra dish your in-laws might serve was great. The kulfi (Indian ice cream) was the best we ever tasted. Their kheer was mediocre. The restaurant is attractive but noisy."
    Dined on 6/6/2013