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Moti Mahal Restaurant -17th Ave
Moti Mahal Restaurant -17th Ave

Moti Mahal Restaurant -17th Ave Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.motimahal.ca
  • Phone: (403) 228-9990
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 1:30pm

    Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm; Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Indian, Vegetarian
  • Executive Chef: Harjit Mann
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 17th Ave SW
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Moti Mahal Restaurant -17th Ave
Moti Mahal is a family run Indian Restaurant with an emphasis on quality ingredients. We use local, Alberta products whenever possible. Come for the authentic Indian food, stay for the cocktails and wine. VOTED BEST INDIAN RESTAURANT by FFWD Weekly 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012. VOTED BEST INDIAN by Avenue Magazine. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "The food was just okay - not bad but not as good as I have had before. I would still come back again."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "We have enjoyed the Moti Mahal since arriving in Calgary 4 years ago. Being from England (with long ties to India and a vibrant Indian heritage population) we initially struggled to find a good Indian restaurant in town. We were happy to find this place with good Indian food and an up-market twist. Would recommend to others - some great tastes on the menu."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We found that every bite was a 'Pause, Hmmmm, savor, then smile'! It was a while since we were here but we won't wait so long to come back! Each item ordered was even better then we expected. The waiter helped us with a few of his recommendations too. He did well! :-)"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "We love the food ,ambience,service.Every time we come we like it more."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "This was my first time at Moti Mahal and it was fantastic. The waitress was very helpful in helping a rookie such as myself order and everything she recommended was delicious. I would highly recommend Moti Mahal to anyone, whether you've tried Indian food before or not. You certainly won't be disappointed."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "the food is superb!! we were recommended to try the chili fish....awesome!"
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "The restaurant was packed when we got there; had to wait about 15 minutes after our reservation time (maybe next time I won't show up early) before we were seated. Service was great and definitely made up for it. Food was overall tasty, just not memorable. Great vibe since there were a lot of people."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Moti Mahal is a long time favourite of mine, both for take out and for eating in. Their lunch buffet is excellent, with a lot of variety and different flavours. Ordering a la carte in the evening provides a greater range of choices and consistently good food. This is a great place to go for moderately priced food of high quality."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Amazing as always, the food is delicious, the service is prompt, and overall a great time!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Very very good Indian food. Service was also excellent! Will go again for sure!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We had our kids in tow and they thoroughly enjoyed the delicious food here! We are so happy to now say that they have declared it the or favourite food and best restaurant."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Lovely food, attentive but discrete service, and a nice intimate atmosphere. Altogether a gem."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Six of us came here for my mom's birthday dinner. The service was really good and the food was excellent. It's a little pricier than some of the other Indian restaurants in the area but still quite reasonable and the food was really delicious. We ordered 2 appetizers (including a sampler plate), 5 main dishes, 1 order of rice and 3 orders of naan. It was the perfect amount for 6 of us. It cost around $25 each including tax and tip (excluding alcohol). It was a little loud so a bit difficult to hear each other at far ends of the table but not so bad that we couldn't talk. Service was fast and friendly. We will definitely return!"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "I have to say that this restaurant was fabulous, excellent service without being over the top. The food was to die for!"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Moti Mahal is one of my favourite restaurants, with great Indian food and fantastic service. We had lots of questions about the food and the Server answered them all and provided suggestions too. It was another great dining experience, you should go!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Food is consistently great. Service is attentive without being over the top"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Good food, amazing service and a nice price makes this restaurant a favourite."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "The food is always amazing. The more people the better so you can try more things :-) Everything is delicious!"
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Consistently good - with good service for a fairly busy spot. Best East Indian in Calgary."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "We ate there this last Saturday night and enjoyed it immensely. The food was amazing. The service was top notch and the ambiance was perfect for our romantic date. We will definitely go back."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "Really enjoyed my dining experience last week. The food was really amazing!"
    Dined on 9/26/2013
  • "Moti Mahal is an excellent Indian restaurant with dishes that have well balanced flavours nicely spiced. Each of the range of dishes on the menu are delicious. The restaurant can easily cope with dietary allergies such as gluten and dairy free requirements. A local gem just off 17th Ave SW and 14th St SW."
    Dined on 9/24/2013
  • "I haven't had an off night at Moti mahal in 14 years"
    Dined on 9/17/2013
  • "Very disappointing that both Cobra and Beck's (non-alcoholic) were on the menu and neither were available. A curry requires a Cobra!!!"
    Dined on 9/7/2013
  • "There seems to be a trend here to over spice the food and in doing so creating heat, but then some of the delicate flavours used in Indian food are lost. This was once my favourite in Calgary but this trend has been very disappointing and it is not a regular spot for us any more."
    Dined on 9/7/2013
  • "This has become our favorite Indian restaurant whenever the must have curry moment occurs. Great menu selections, very good service and a great time for a reasonable price."
    Dined on 9/4/2013
  • "Our first foray into Indian cuisine and what an introduction! Our friends ordered several dishes for us to sample and all were amazing! We will definitely go back on our own soon!"
    Dined on 8/23/2013
  • "My wife and I thought we would try this place for the first time and it was the most authentic tasting Indian food we had ever tried! Great atmosphere and kind service make this a place I'd go back to in a minute! I also look forward to trying their lunch buffet!"
    Dined on 8/12/2013
  • "with dependable service and nice ambience. Definitely will go back again."
    Dined on 7/31/2013
  • "Great food and good service but the wine list really needs some work."
    Dined on 7/20/2013
  • "Food was very good, but many years ago Moti Mahal was the first time I'd experienced Indian food, and it blew me away on that first visit. Since then, we've tried many other restaurants around the province, and as a result I was a bit disappointed with our return visit here. Everything was just a bit bland for my tastes, and the butter chicken just didn't have the pop I remembered. Good meal, but not great."
    Dined on 7/19/2013
  • "We are frquent diners at Moti Mahal, this evening we made a late reservation on open table that didn't get converyed to the restautant. they were still able to acoomodate us and sat us almost immediately. We had an excellent mael, with my favourite being the Moti Special plate. The food is very tasty and never fails to deliver. We will continue to be frequent diners as Moti Mohal is so consistent and always very high quality."
    Dined on 7/13/2013
  • "The last minute reservation did not dissapoint. The food was quick and very delicious. The server was very knowledgable and provided excellent guidance on the menu selections. Wine selections were also great."
    Dined on 6/23/2013
  • "As a lover of the Indian cuisine, I always enjoy the quality of food at moti mahal that surpasses the quality of its chain-competitors. I love the little accents off pride they put into the dining experience such as their diningware."
    Dined on 6/8/2013
  • "Tiny portions and mediocre, surprisingly expensive food. Below average for Calgary indian food."
    Dined on 6/8/2013
  • "As always the food and service were great! They were able to easily accommodate our gluten free needs and provide very tasty food!"
    Dined on 6/7/2013
  • "Great Indian Restaurant, good food, but the win list could use some help."
    Dined on 5/18/2013
  • "First time out to Moti Mahal with another couple who have it as a top choice. Very enjoyable. Great food and service. I can see why it is their favourite."
    Dined on 5/4/2013
  • "We made a last minute decision to go out for dinner on Friday night and were thrilled to be able to secure a reservation through OpenTable at a restaurant we like. We took our three teenage kids and everyone enjoyed the meal. The service was great. Food selection was good and our meals were very tasty. We'll use OpenTable again and I'm sure we'll be going back to Moti Mahal soon."
    Dined on 5/3/2013
  • "We really love the food and it's just as good each time we visit! Authentic Indian cuisine with a really caring ownership and staff."
    Dined on 4/29/2013