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Moti Mahal Delux
Moti Mahal Delux

Moti Mahal Delux Details

  • 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
Diner Reviews
  • "Sanjeep and his crew delivered another wonderful culinary experience. You simply have not lived until you eat here!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Had a great experience at Moti Mahal. The ambiance and decor were amazing and the food was delicious."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "This is Indian food at its finest: spicy, sweet, flavorful - simple and complex at the same time. Moti Mahal is a treasure."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Excellent Indian with lamb chops being truly amazing. Service is very good. One of the best Indian restaurants in the city."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Absolutely excellent food. Every one of their signature dishes is mouth-watering and delicious and cannot be compared to any other restaurant."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The food is OK. Servide very good, I think they have to improve in the portions, too small. The desserts are really good. "
    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!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Spices so fresh............every single dish is so well prepared. The service is thoughtful and polite."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "It is my favorite Indian restaurant! I love the food and the service is amazing! Beautiful decor. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Nice restaurant with friendly and efficient service and good food."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Constant upsells and rushed out before we could finish. Food not bad but overall not worth it."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 12/10/2013
  • "Very okaish food but better than most neighborhood Indian places....given that sister concern Bhatti serves awesome food....could definitely improve"
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "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"
    Dined on 11/14/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/13/2013
  • "Very authentic food. Great for vegetarian diners as well. Delicious"
    Dined on 11/10/2013
  • "Another amazing culinary experience….. We brought some new faces both of whom are now converts… Sanjeep treated us all like royalty! This is really one of the finest restaurants in town…. We have already booked out next reservation."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "Each time I go there I think this time they'll disappoint but every time I go there it exceeds my expectations. The food is creative, the service is professional and the whole experience is one great dining event. Bravo."
    Dined on 10/31/2013
  • "Went here because I heard the food was very good/authentic, which it is. However, the service was awful as I had read about in other reviews. We never were able to figure out exactly who are server was. We waited forever to order than it took even longer for the food to come out (I needed to ask for it). Finally, another server took over our table but she was busy with her existing tables. I won't be back, you can get the same food, if not better, elsewhere in a quieter nicer atmosphere. Very disappointed."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "This is a namesake or branch of the Delhi restaurant and has the same dal and a couple of other dishes. very good service and food!"
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "I love indian food and this place by far is the best I have eaten. My only issue is that service is slipping. Used to be outstanding. My last time there we had to constantly wave the server over for service and she basically ignored us otherwise. I will still go there for the food but I hope service improve to the way it was, which was excellent."
    Dined on 10/12/2013