Moti Mahal Delux
Moti Mahal Delux

Moti Mahal Delux

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.motimahaldelux.us/
  • Phone: (212) 371-3535
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: 12PM-3PM (Daily specials- A la carte options are not available during lunch)

    Dinner: 5PM-11PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Delivery, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Celebrate any event or special occasion by having Moti Mahal Delux create memorable dishes for your next cocktail party, holiday gala, wedding, anniversary, bridal shower, corporate luncheon, office party, birthday, book club, or private at-home dining.

    If you are interested in having us cater your next event, please call us at 212.371.3535 or email us at contact@motimahaldelux.us

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 63rd Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Moti Mahal Delux
Moti Mahal Delux offers recipes that are distinguished principally by inventive flavor combinations and the finesse of ‘Mughlai’ cuisine, a "bargain in any neighbourhood for food that provides a surprising flavor of luxury" - The New York Times, 2 Stars

The signature “Butter Chicken”, has come to be known as one of the most renowned dishes in the world. “Tandoori Chicken”, "the most eye opening item to come out of the oven" is the legacy of the Moti Mahal restaurant chain. “Daal Makhani”, or “Kaali Daal”, is "deeply, truly luxurious" and here at Moti Mahal Delux, can make you go "wobbly with happiness". Another Moti Mahal Delux signature is the Masala, a fragrant curry prepared with a choice of goat brain, crab, chicken or shrimp.

This sophisticated and upscale restaurant with a "comfortable modern dining room" and "attentive and courteous" service offers a one of a kind Mughlai fine dining experience.


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  • Diners' Choice WinnerIndian
Moti Mahal Delux reviews from OpenTable diners
40 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.2
    Service3.6
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (24)fit for foodies (17)great for lunch (4)romantic (4)special occasion (4)good for groups (4)hot spot (2)late-night find (1)great for brunch (1)kid-friendly (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • slipping a bit
    mark
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    we have gone to Moti many times - always enjoy the food - and usually very good service, with a host those knows his customers and greets them. On a recent visit there was no one to greet us, the food took forever to be served, the waiter served us another tables order. Too bald - they need to re-focus on service.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good - Good - Good
    PeanutVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Third time here. Everything I've had has been delicious. Samosas the best ever.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Authentic Indian Food
    ASNYCVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    I have travelled to India many times due my job. This restaurant is truly authentic. Food preparation and dishes are the real deal. If you like Indian-American food, this is not the right place. You'll find here nothing but the real deal. I truly enjoyed it. I'll come back..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • way down hill
    jd123VIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    server did not tell us that some of the dishes we ordered had the same sauce. "Signature" lambchop appetizer at $22 was small and had an off taste. Everything had a bit of an off taste. Service was really bad, from waiters to busboys. We had liked this restaurant the three other times we had been there, but won't go again.
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  • Outstanding Indian
    EMIL
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    The Indian food is outstanding and we have never had a bad experience while dining there. We highly recommend the mushroom appetizer.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    NYBK81
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The food was really good. I would definitely recommend if you like spicy, Indian food.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic Indian food
    DiscoveringnyVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    All around pleasant dining experience. Wait staff is helpful and food delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • repeat customer
    TraumamdVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Still some of the best indian food I have had, and I have eaten indian all over manhattan.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Incredible food!
    MARYA1
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    We have eaten here twice now, and this place is excellent! A comfortable restaurant, with great service, and delicious food....... Although it was very loud ( with a large group next to our table ) the wait staff was gracious and apologetic, which did make the noise more palatable. Highly recommend this Indian gem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Fantastic Indian food
    Wayne
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    My second visit wasn't disappointing. This is some of the best Indian food I've had in the city. It was sadly too easy to get a table on a Friday night, but there was no reason (as far as I could tell) that they shouldn't be getting more business!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Tasty, authentic North Indian food
    CeeBee
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Great food, especially the Jaipuri Bhindi. Unique, tasty appetizers. Good service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Punjabi Fare!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Food was good, especially the signature dishes - butter chicken and the mm daal. The portions were a bit small, though. The manager brought us a complimentary appetizer of fried ginger julienne - a first for us - it was very interesting in a good way. There was however an odor in the restaurant, which needs to be looked into. Also, whilst the staff was very sweet, wish they would smile and show more enthusiasm in their patron interaction. Will definitely go back for the food - and I've grown up on this food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Service
    tandooriloversdelight
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We enjoyed the food and the special flavors that are absent in most Indian restaurants. However, the special treatment by the manager was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We love coming here when visiting family who live in the area. Food is tasty, fresh and nicely presented. A must if you enjoy Indian dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food Quality
    DavidKVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Appetizers great, love the Golgappa shots; Seekh Kabob like India; from someone who grew up in India and ate at Moti Mahal many times, the Daal Makhni and Butter Chicken still needs work to get up there, but please keep trying.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reservation
    Hate2dine
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Reserved through open table and we were made to wait for 15 mins. I would'nt mind but, we had a 1 year old who was very hungry. Manager was confused and did not know we had a reservation. Been here a few times but this the last visit would be my very last.
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    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • delightful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    A good time was had by all! Quality food and service,
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This Indian cuisine kicks (__!__)
    foodie
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    So happy to have a reliable standby in my neighborhood that serves superb Indian cuisine. You can't go wrong with any of the "MMD Signature" dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 22 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.5
    • Service3.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 168 reviews are from the Moti Mahal Delux reviews archive.
  • Consistantly brilliant!
    scottyVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Sanjeep and his crew delivered another wonderful culinary experience. You simply have not lived until you eat here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Had a great experience at Moti Mahal. The ambiance and decor were amazing and the food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb, surprising Indian
    Will
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    This is Indian food at its finest: spicy, sweet, flavorful - simple and complex at the same time. Moti Mahal is a treasure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mohan
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Excellent Indian with lamb chops being truly amazing. Service is very good. One of the best Indian restaurants in the city.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Absolutely excellent food. Every one of their signature dishes is mouth-watering and delicious and cannot be compared to any other restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Restaurant
    RealMVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The food is OK. Servide very good, I think they have to improve in the portions, too small. The desserts are really good.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The perfect Dal Makhani
    Anne
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    I've looked everywhere on this side of the world for a good, dark, smokey Dal Makhani. Moti Mahal Delux's Dal Makhani is the best I've found. It rivals that of the famous Bukhara restaurants in Delhi and Agra. Wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • incredible Indian food
    elizabethVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Spices so fresh............every single dish is so well prepared. The service is thoughtful and polite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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  • Great Find
    Millieur
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    We picked this restauant based on the NY Times review and were so pleasantly surprised. The food surpassed even the two star review. Every dish we tried was excellent and we had 4 appetizers and 5 mains. I can't recommend it highly enough. The wait staff was very friendly and helpful. We especially liked the mushroom app, the okra bhindi, the scallop app and the lamb saag.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Authentic Indian food & flavors
    PBDG
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Food was excellent, service was great! Being Indian we find it hard to find a place with authentic flavors, Moti Mahal Delux did just that! would definitely visit again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Very good food and service
    writerVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    We had a very good dinner in this unobtrusive, easy-to-miss neighborhood restaurant which we stumbled on accidentally. Dining before 7:00 risks large noisy family groups.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best Indian food ever
    cznyc
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    I love Indian food, and this is by far the best and most diverse and interesting - each dish with its own flavors and level of spiciness - and I've eaten in Indian restaurants throughout NYC and the US as well as in India (but never came across this Indian chain their). Good portions and reasonably priced as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So Good!
    Mel13
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    It is my favorite Indian restaurant! I love the food and the service is amazing! Beautiful decor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Great high style Indian cuisine
    robcurtross
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Four of us shared four different appetizers, four different main courses, and two different desserts, all relying heavily on the recommendations of our waiter. The blends and aromas of the food were absolutely top rate -- it brought back wonderful memories of a long trip through the Northwest of India seven years ago. This is a wonderful introduction to the foods of that part of the world. Helpful staff, pretty décor, manageable noise level if you choose your table carefully -- but be especially careful if conversation is a key part of your evening.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • PERFECT INDIAN!
    scottyVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    There is a reason this is our favorite place…. They simply do it better than anyone else…PERIOD! I eat more here than anywhere else because the food is so good I can't stop eating! Rumor has it there will be an outpost on the UpperWest Side this summer! You folks have something special to look forward to!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice place
    sanjivVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Nice restaurant with friendly and efficient service and good food.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Indian in New York
    FrenchFoodieVIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    This place does not look like much from the outside. Inside would not win design awards either. But if excellent Indian cuisine (at reasonable prices) is what you are after, look no farther.Seriously good Indian fare with intriguing dishes we have not seen elsewhere. We are still dreaming about the tandoor lambchops and eggplant. We can't wait to go back with a group and order up a feast. Should be on an any foodie's map of hidden New York finds.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NYC's BEST Indian… PERIOD!
    scottyVIP
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    Food consistently fabulous!… Even the basic white steamed rice tastes better than any other restaurant! Chicken Masala melts in your mouth and the Chicken Tikka was sublime!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loud, bad service, ok food
    PaulVIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    The food is decent, I will give them that. Otherwise it's a mess. Despite having a reservation the restaurant made us wait without any information while they sat people without reservations. There were two large families will crying babies which made the tiny and cramped restaurant feel like a day care. Our server was harried and someone of a jerk.
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  • Incredible Indian food!
    ErikaroseVIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    This was my first time dining at Moti. We always order in and think the food is great. Well the food is 1000x better at the restaurant. I don't think you can order wrong there. We decided to try all different dishes then the ones we normally order and they were amazing. I am still thinking about how great this meal was and salvating. My husband and I were licking our plates, literally. The lamb chops are awesome, the butter chicken, the scallops, the Shrimp special (curry esque). Those were are delicious. Very low key spot. If you want to impress someone with food take them there.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • service ruins it
    ooog
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Constant upsells and rushed out before we could finish. Food not bad but overall not worth it.
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  • The portions are really small.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    The portions are really small. I ordered a chicken dish with spinach and there was 3 small pieces of chicken in it. It did taste good, however. The waiter kept disappearing and i had to ask twice for a fork. It was ok. not what i expected after reading the other reviews.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic