Moksha Indian Cuisine
Moksha Indian Cuisine

Moksha Indian Cuisine

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.mokshadining.com/
  • Phone: 4254275787
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Thursday : 11:00am- 2:00pm, Friday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Sunday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary Indian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: Call us for details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: NE 8th St and Bellevue Way
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is available directly behind the restaurant in the multi-level Bellevue Square Mall lot, Lincoln Square or Bellevue Place. Use our convenient entrance in the rear of the restaurant to avoid the elements. NOTE: We are located between PF Chang's and Boom Noodle on Bellevue Way.
A word from Moksha Indian Cuisine
MokSHA is a Sanskrit term used to describe the attaining of eternal bliss or "highest happiness". MōkSHA is a Family Owned. We serve Vegan, Vegetarian, Halal and Gluten Free Dishes. Our Meals are Fresh made – NO Preservatives or NO MSG and is Low Sodium.

Complement our meal with traditional Indian Chai, Local Wine selections, Imported Indian Beers or MōkSHA Signature Cocktails among other beverages.

… delicious Indian food with great innovations … - Usha V – Yelp
If you like Indian food, this is a place to visit – BiffC – Trip Advisor
We were pleasantly surprised to find this little gem – Manni - UrbanSpoon
The food is exceptional, and the service was very good – Katrina K – Yelp
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Moksha Indian Cuisine reviews from OpenTable diners
20 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating3.5
  • Food3.5
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (6)special occasion (4)good for groups (4)great for lunch (4)neighborhood gem (3)romantic (3)late-night find (2)kid-friendly (2)vibrant bar scene (1)hot spot (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Nearly!
    VitalSpark
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I should say right at the start I am from Glasgow, Scotland where there are more excellent Indian restaurants than anywhere outside India. Tandoor dishes should come with rice & a choice of sauce. Don't cut the naan! A veg Pakora and a chicken one would be nice. Overall it was good & I'm sure the menu will expand.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LAvisitor
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    I have been here many times before for the good food, but this time I was disappointed. Did they have the B Team in the kitchen? The naan bread is delicious as always, but the Chicken Tikka Massala was a bit tomato-sauce like and the chicken itself a bit rubbery... I have had the same dish there before and it was much better.
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    special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not terrible. Not great.
    Firsttimelongtime
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Visiting from the east coast and we made reservations based on reviews and recommendations from Seattle times food critics. Lovely decor. Dishes clearly recognizable as Indian food but the flavors were muted, the naan dry, and the service brusque. Can't say that we would go again. Wish we had tried another spot.
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  • Suresh
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    One of the better places to eat Indian food. Conveniently located in Bellevue Square.
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  • Great Indian Food in Bellevue
    DrKoobVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This was our fourth or fifth time at Moksha. It's a great place to go post movie at Lincoln Square and having just seen 100 Foot Journey it was the perfect place to go for what we call dunch. On weekends we often have a late breakfast, skip lunch and dinner and have dunch. Halfway between dinner and lunch. We arrived at 3:30 and they still had a nice crowd eating early dinners or late lunches. Had some superb mulligatawny, spinach samosas and drinks then the lamb buranyi and coconut chicken curry. All were delicious. Great service and a nice experience. If you want Indian without leaving Bell Square, this is the place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • Dirty bathroom
    UsedtolikeMoksha
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The men's bathroom was dirty, there was so much fluid on the floor below the urinal that I suspect a plumming problem. I also find it unacceptable when a waitress clears plates but takes the used knife and fork and places these on the table. My knife had some hummus left on it, and was now resting on the table without a table cloth. We all know how tables are cleaned...
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Noticing the dishes come heavy on sauce and light on protein and vegetables. Wish we got the opposite. Also would like more veggie sides as an option
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pickyeater
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    First time visit to Moksha. Great location with easy parking. The appetitzers were the highlight; we had samosas, hummus, and chicken. skewers. Entre was okay. We chose three: chicken with curry, a halibut dish and lamb. Best was the halibut, good portion, moist and the sauce was good. Lamb was dry, and a disappointment. The chicken curry was okay but not memorable. Our server was attentive but did not really know very much about the menu. Our party of three decided we would come back for the appetizers, but skip the entres.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Indifferent service
    FitFoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    I ate at Moksha for the 3rd time last week. The food is good despite being expensive relative to better Indian food I have had in Portland, Chicago, London, and Kuala Lumpur. However, the service was poor. Our waitress was the least engaged person I have seen on a job for a long time. The place had diners at only 3 tables but she spent her time talking to the front staff. She walked past once and said "how is everything" without stopping. My wife had to ask if she was talking to us. By the time the meal was over I was not the least surprised when she dropped off my credit card and bill and walked away with an unispired "come again" spoken with her back to us.
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  • Moksha was great choice!
    Brooster
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    This was our first visit to Moksha and we were very pleased. We plan to return soon to try more menu items. The ambiance was classy and modern and the service was excellent, especially since it was a very busy Friday evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 10 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 95 reviews are from the Moksha Indian Cuisine reviews archive.
  • very good indian food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Having tried multiple indian restaurants in the area, Moksha was by far the best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Best place to hit.
    Luv2retryit
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    My wife liked it and quoted saying it is the best Indian Cuisine in Seattle area.
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    great for outdoor dining
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food
    SilentH27
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    The selection of food was a little less than I am used to seeing, but it was very good quality. Service was prompt and friendly.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Been to this restaurant a few times and been great. The waiter at first was rude asked us to move tables after we had been seated as needed for another party. Was awkward telling us and rude,service bad and food not to usual standard. Will not go back 😞
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  • Usually better
    Disappointment
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    This was our 4th visit to Moksha, and the first real disappointment. Although the food remains very good, especially the Indian eggplant vegetarian dish, there were some surprising problems. First, from the time we sat down we were bothered by small flying insects. Not just one or two, but enough that we were swatting through much of our meal. Second, our waiter, while friendly, seemed unfamiliar with the menu and less professional than we've experienced in past visits. Finally and most importantly, the flan dessert was supposed to have a sugar glaze on top. By mistake, ours was topped with a layer of salt. Big surprise. When we pointed this out to the waiter he replaced it with an apology but this left an unpleasant taste for the meal.
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    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    The food keeps getting better each time we go. We always oder lots so that we have some to take home and enjoy the next day.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
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  • arnbVIP
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    Different from and better than most Indian restaurants.
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    special occasion
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  • Not very impressive
    SushiLoveVIP
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    We tried their Seattle Restaurant Week menu. Service was very minimum.
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  • special lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Hello, Moksha is one of our best restaurants. Last sunday was great, but I did not like the service. The food came in one big plat where they put a small portion of rice, chicken masala and naan. I was not happy to pay for this lunch. More better to pay a normal lunch than eat special for $15 for 3 entrees. Thanks for good food and ambiance
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    good for groups, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Totally satisfied
    jolson
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Two all around great experiences two nights in a row. Butter chicken yum. Shrimp appetizer yum. cilantro margarita yum! Lamb kabobs yum. Chicken skewers yum......nana!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was enjoyable but ....
    LAL1024VIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Our food was delish but experience could have been better. Our reservation for 7:30 on a Friday for two of us. We were seated at a small table next to a families with several small children on both sides of us. With kids running around our table we considered leaving. One of the families was finishing and once they left we moved tables which was larger so we could sit next to each other. As a mother of 3 I understand however if I'm leaving my children at home I don't want other peoples children running around my table. I understand the children's behavior is not the restaurants responsibility however I feel that many times when we dine out with our kids we end up in a 'kids section'. Maybe this is something Moksha could consider.
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  • Excellent Indian Food, Nice Setting
    Steve
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    This is my favorite Indian food in Bellevue. Great place to go after a movie at Lincoln Square. Very friendly service. Food was served quickly after ordering. Very tasty food.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • after movie find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    I made a rez at Moksha while waiting for our movie to begin at Lincoln Center, Bellevue. What a delight to have dinner where normal conversation wasn't drowned out with overwhealming kitchen clatter and shouting ! The food was very good and the lamb tender. Wait staff busy, yet attentive. A definite positive experience.
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    good for groups, late-night find, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better w/ each visit
    nibblesip
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    The Lamb Karaikudi and the spiced naan took the chill out of a wet, cold, blustery Saturday night!! Food is VERY GOOD and the service is going up to higher standards. Good atmosphere and lovely furnishings.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre food with nice location
    OpenName
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The location is excellent and so does the ambiance. But the food quality is not so great for the price you pay.
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    late-night find, neighborhood gem
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  • Excellent choice for an epicure
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Our first time at Moksha with a group of friends during valentines evening and we were extremely satisfied with the quality, service and ambience. Pros: Great food, good service, good ambience. Improvement areas: Level of spice does not match with number indicators, Chairs are too short for tall people. Overall rating: 4/5.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Needs work
    Candid
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I felt like this restaurant needs to work on food, ambience and table settings. We ordered chicken tikka masala and lamb vindaloo with plain naan. Chicken tika masala was not what we expected; distasteful and meat was not fully cooked. Lamb vindaloo needs to find a balance between lamb and greenies. There were more veggies than lamb. Naan was not thoroughly cooked. I ordered masala chai and it was plain tea with cream, very disappointing.
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  • It's all good
    AgnesB60
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    The food was great. The waitress was very attentive, helpful on wine choices etc Great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Pleasantly surprised
    JohnVIP
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Went here on a Friday night and really liked the food. The lamb and the eggplant were excellent, and the Biryani was pretty good too. Would come back again just for the lamb and eggplant.
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  • The food and service were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    The food and service were excellent. I will be enjoying it with friends.
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  • Most relaxing
    Tableof4
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    A new restaurant can be frightening but Moksha hit it out of the park on every level. When you enter it seems sparse but it's totally opposite. Beautiful design, you feel private yet not excluded at your table, noise level allows for conversation without raising your voice, no clanking plates, machines. Service was wonderful and knowledge of dishes, wine list was flawless. Then the food arrived - fantastic!!! Most enjoyable experience!!!! We plan to go back within the week.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A lunch experience...
    ObxkarmaVIP
    Dined on 1/22/2014
    We found the staff to be friendly and helpful. Had diverse tastes in our group and found something for everybody. What the kitchen serves is competent Indian cuisine, however we wondered at the total lack of tandoori offerings. Perhaps the dinner experience is quite different, which we'll try next.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Indian Food
    TimOC
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    It would be a big mistake to look down on this as a restaurant at the Mall.... If you like Indian cuisine, this is a must try.
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    fit for foodies, late-night find, hot spot, good for groups
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The restaurant has gone downhill
    Parto
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    This was our fourth time eating at this restaurant and the standards have dropped significantly over the few months it has been open. The service is now incredibly slow and unreliable (>30 mins for food, extra rice order never arrived one time, and one time a naan order arrived after most of the food had already been eaten), the tables are too close to each other and to add to that the staff often puts couples next to families with loud kids (the acoustics amplify sounds, which doesn't help), despite requests for a quiet table.
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  • Lots of kids!
    Antonio
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Nice interior decor but lots and lots of families with kids, which is great if you are one of them but not so great for a couple seeking an adult dining experience. Liked but did not love the food -- chicken tandoor was good, as was the aloo ghobi, but the eggplant was not to our liking and the nan was just fair.
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    kid-friendly
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprisingly Good Find
    MargaretVIP
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    To be honest, I did not have high expectation when I went to Moksha because I had not heard much about this new restaurant and had yet to see a full house there. However, I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food and loved decorations. Why are they not more popular? Well, my husband and I went in after lunch hours on 12/31 so it was unusually quiet. There were a few tables at the front end of the restaurant where either the owners or maybe their friends were all spread-out, chatting obnoxiously loud in their mother tongue, which made it really awkward especially when the whole restaurant was very quiet. I would understand the unusual emptiness in an otherwise vibrant location if this happens on normal days.
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    good for groups
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Indian food
    Ld4now
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    Great food! Nice environment. Just know that it's more like a chain restaurant than an individual owned.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    seerbird
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    We had lunch with friends from out of town. Everything was well-prepared and tasted delicious, and the server was attentive. Unfortunately they were out of the pumpkin soup that our friends had wanted to order.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • everything done well
    josef
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    Moksha has a great range of Indian food, and not just the usual suspects. Almost every item is done with care and service is great
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  • First Time Trying
    GymGeek
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    Made reservations for a Friday evening with my wife based on Seattle Times recommendations. The food and service did not disappoint. We had the saag paneer and lamb karaibura (spelling?) and both were fantastic. Add in the garlic naan and the meal was complete.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.