Moti Mahal Delux
Moti Mahal Delux

Moti Mahal Delux

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.motimahaldelux.us/
  • Phone: 2123713535
  • 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
44 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.3
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (21)fit for foodies (20)great for lunch (9)special occasion (9)romantic (8)hot spot (3)kid-friendly (2)great for brunch (1)late-night find (1)good for groups (1)Show More
  • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 29 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.5
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 158 reviews are from the Moti Mahal Delux reviews archive.
  • Very good food and service
    writer
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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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    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice place
    sanjivVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Nice restaurant with friendly and efficient service and good food.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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
  • Amazing service!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    The manager/host is so warm and generous. He kept giving food for our baby to have, coming over and talking to the baby, and even gave my dad a bottle of wine to take home, after he mentioned that he loved the glass he got!!! Not to mention that the food is outstanding! I would recommend this place to anyone who likes Indian food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasantly surprised
    WannabefoodieVIP
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Place is a little small and the setup is a little awkward, but the food was delicious. Presentation was great and the taste was even better. Will definitely come again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Most authentic Indian restaurant NY
    RonKimy
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    Just incredible. The food is to die for. The dishes are prepared with pure passion and the flavor lingers in your mouth for days. Service is impeccable
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • <<THE BEST INDIAN IN NYC>>
    scottyVIP
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    As a regular I am running out of ways to say how good this place is… I continue to bring new faces in and they all come away immediate converts! Folks, start 2014 right with a fantastic meal at Moti Mahal Delux…. You'll be glad you did!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Remains the BEST indian in NYC!
    scottyVIP
    Dined on 12/10/2013
    I am running out of ways to describe this restaurant's greatness. Sanjeep and his staff delivered another exceptional experience for us and our out of town guest. If you have not tried this place yet you really have not lived!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oakish food...
    SWABVIP
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    Very okaish food but better than most neighborhood Indian places....given that sister concern Bhatti serves awesome food....could definitely improve
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great night with friends/families
    JDA1
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    Three couples at one table, four teenage boys at another. Excellent food, great conversation, everyone with their own "space." We live nearby and will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food/Superior Service
    PPS2101VIP
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    The butter chicken was the best I have ever had surpassed only by the incredible attention to our kids during the entire meal. The service was outstanding, worth going simply to be treated the right way and oh by the way, enjoy a great meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Indian Delux
    gaelnycVIP
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    Don't be fooled by the small size and layout of this restaurant. Big things are happening in the kitchen--and it's all quite wonderful. The 3 course lunch special is the best in town. The food and flavors are exceptional and their presentation of the dishes only adds to allure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ehhh
    Dancer10040
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Went with a large group of 6 and was seated promptly. Limited menu that was slightly overpriced. Portions were small. The food however was pretty good, although I'm disappointed they did not have roti with curry. Service was great, the waitstaff was attentive. However I probably will not return given the number of other great Indian restaurants out there.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Indian food at its finest
    YasminnyVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2013
    Love MMD! Service is really wonderful, very child friendly. The food is not traditional Indian fare served in the US but rather more authentic dishes. The chicken tikka masala is really special as are the lamb chops. Kids love the biriyani: mild but tasty
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and service
    SCK1
    Dined on 11/13/2013
    The gem of the restaurant is the Manager, Mr. Malhotra who knows what hospitality business is. He personally takes care of the clients, the service is impeccable and food is excellent. I have by now had dinner at most of the Indian restaurants in New York city. Moti Mahal wins uniformly all the time. Our first visit to Moti Mahal was on the same day New York Times Dinning section covered the review and we have been very regular since then. My daughter who lives in LA calls in advance to make sure we get the reservation and eat there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very authentic food. Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 11/10/2013
    Very authentic food. Great for vegetarian diners as well. Delicious
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate