MōkSHA Bellevue

4.2
208 reviews
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Indian
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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KS
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

The food was just alright. We prefer our food on the less spicy end and that was only taken into account on one dish even though we ordered the same thing, just with different proteins. The server was very kind though and did bring us complimentary rice pudding at the end of our meal. The restaurant was nearly empty despite it being a Saturday night.

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyable. Would go back.
Sitting was a bit uncomfortable , prefer regular chairs and table. A bit too dark. Out of the wine we wanted to order.

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DD
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Great location, nice décor, but the food was just not very good. Sauces seemed full of thickeners and didn't see very authentic. This place is surrounded by legit Indian so look elsewhere.

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N
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food, server, and atmosphere were wonderful. The hostess sat us in a tiny table next to the wall. We asked if we could sit at a larger table she said no even though there was only a few other people in the restaurant. We asked the server if there was another table we could sit at because we were uncomfortable and she said sure no problem. Other than the hostess everything was amazing.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Went for Christmas Eve's dinner today; after couple years. I recalled the great experience I had last time.
It was a disappointment and don't think I will go again. Few good things- the food was not bad and the service was fairly quick.
A lot of not so good things to mention- the server made mistakes in serving the appetizers and the main course. We were served dishes that we didn't order. For the appetizers, the quantity was not acceptable at all. The spinach pakoras were very little for a full order. The tandoori chicken sizzle me we ordered had these tiny pieces and tiny leg pieces, that looked like mini samplers and felt like a joke. U have never seen such small pieces in a tandoori chicken. The main entrees- chicken tikka masala, lamb and paneer tikka masala were served in bowls with three plates with rice in each plate. We were six and had ordered 3 entrees thinking of sharing, but it looked like the serving was very less and was served in a way that we were expected to order 6 entrees, one per person. I have never seen this in any restaurant in the US. So basically the rice was served in the plates and was very little, we couldn't share that. The entrees had very little chicken, lamb and paneer.
At the very end when the server brought the check, she insisted that the tip is set to 18% and we just need to sign. It felt like a forceful and rude gesture. I feel like we were forced to pay 18%; I didn't want to spoil the mood and raise a concern there and then.
Overall though I feel the taste of the food was nice but the restaurant failed delivering on multiple fronts- be it the quantity of the expected food, the service and the behavior of the server.
Also just FYI- the restaurant has stopped accepting Prime card for holidays, which was a rude shock since they accept Prime card on other days.

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OT
Seattle
41 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have eaten at the restaurant many times---always attentive service and outstanding Indian food, at a reasonable price. Best Indian cuisine in Seattle area!

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SH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Food was very good but we felt very rushed. Could be the time of year in Bellevue Square with Snowflake Lane making things so busy. We had planned for a leisurely dinner, but even with our slower pace and conversation, we ended up there for only an hour. Food came very quickly, which would probably be good if you were headed to a movie - just not what we were looking for. Service was polite, but also seemed distracted.

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SB
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

The food was okay, but not as good as an authentic Indian restaurant. Pricing was reasonable and ambience was nice and relatively quiet, but the staff was lacking in friendliness and competence. I mentioned the reservation via opentable to the hostess and she blew me off and seated us, then came back to the table a few minutes later to ask what the name was on the reservation. So strange! Then, when I was trying to use my opentable dining reward, the waitress took my cell phone (which had the coupon details) and placed it on the bar and walked away from it, leaving my cell phone open and unattended!!!! This is the lack of competence part. Then she had no idea how to use the coupon and almost would not accept it. Needless to say, we will NOT be going back. There are better places, would not recommend spending your time or money here.

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JM
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

This was my second time dining there. I really like the food but the service was horrible the last time I was there + the credit card system was down.

I recommend more staff and/or making sure all tables are good to go.

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J
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Uninterested wait staff, and I think the meat was cooked without the sauce and added afterword, not cooked in the sauce as I believe it is supposed to be.

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M
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Our favorite stop for Indian. Food is delish, service always polite and prompt. Try it!

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LP
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

I had the chicken tikka masala thali plate and garlic naan. The garlic naan was good. The tikka masala could not compare with what I've had at authentic little hole-in-the-wall restaurants for a fraction of the cost. Even store bought tikka masala sauce over home-cooked chicken is better.

Our server never checked back for additional drinks (could have made more $).

The thing about the restaurant that I did like was all the cool seating we saw other groups gathered around...big soft booth-like chair seating around tables. The restaurant has potential. I won't be back any time soon.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a great server (unfortunately, I don’t remember his name) who was knowledgeable about the food on the menu. However, he did accidentally charge us for an extra naan.

The only bad thing was that the drinks, while tasty, were not strong at all.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It was very enjoyable and I would definitely dine again!

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e
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

It's a nice restaurant and good service. The food was disappointing. The butter chicken a chicken Tikka Masala lacked flavor, and the checks. Was clearly not marinated in the respective sauces...tasted like it's tandoori chicken chunks that are thrown into the sauce at the last minute. The daals clearly were not slow cooked and lacked any depth of flavor as a result (just water).

It's a nice looking restaurant in a good location, but this is not real Indian food made with care or pride. It's too bad.

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CM
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 1

Something was going on in the kitchen, as in a very loud pounding noise. It was so irritating, I couldn't wait to finish and leave. The staff was extremely nice though. And restaurant was nice looking with good food.

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T
Seattle
33 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious Indian food, decent wine and beer options, and attentive staff made for a very nice Mother's Day celebration. This was our 3rd or 4th visit--always good.

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TB
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

This is not good Indian food. Just not. Service is below average. Most of the severs don't even know what they are serving. I will not be going back by my own choice.

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OT
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

My first time eating at this restaurant. It had a very strong incense that was almost nauseating. The food was delicious and I’m glad I tried it. The waitress/hostess was borderline rude. Her demeanor was very off putting. When she was ringing up the charge, she didn’t even address me and my party. She just computed what she needed to and then put the tablet in front of the person paying.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Background music is a bit loud. Other than that it is great experience overall!

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AZ
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Food and service was great, but the loud 90s dance music was too much!

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

The appetizers were very nice and diferant, tasty.
The main courses were so-so, I have had much better for much less

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OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing! Quiet venue with attentive staff.

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s
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Great food, flavor, and spice. Service a bit hit or miss but overall friendly.

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ZV
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2017
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

We went in for lunch and there was nobody in the restaurant. Even with no customers, the service was very sparse and inattentive. The food was good and the price was pretty good. The location is great and the interior of the restaurant is nice.

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z
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

We ordered the paneer cheese tikka which was good. Everything went downhill from there. The butter chicken was average at best. The onion kulcha wasn't good. The lamb seekh kabab was decent though. Terrible value for money.

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DP
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a great lunch during Seattle Restaurant Week. Generous portions & so very tasty. I had the lamb main course. It had a kick & was delicious.

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S
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Terrible service. Waited for 10 minutes before they seated us. No one else waiting, plenty of tables, and we had reservations. Food was good but don't come here if you're in a hurry. One waitress. Extremely lackluster service.

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GK
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Refreshingly authentic Indian food in a well decorated easily accessible spot in downtown Bellevue. Great service and free parking. What more could you ask?!

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CA
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice presentation. Tasty food and fresh, not simply reheated which is what you often get at Indian restaurants in the area.

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Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good variety on the menu, especially for vegetarians. Prices were reasonable and we tried a variety. Sauces were a little sweeter than we expected but we will be back.

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a
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My family loves Indian food - since a trip to London in 1975. The food at MōkSHA is very good.

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S
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great ambience, delicious food! We love the paneer dishes and their soft naan.

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a
Seattle
24 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great service!!! Food was standard. Price is on the higher end but it is expected since it's in Bellevue.

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HD
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

One of the better Indian restaurants I have been to. Interesting menu, not the usual laundry list version.

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D
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

My entree was marked "gluten free" on the menu but was served with two large pieces of wheat bread on the plate with the rest of my food. The restaurant was nearly empty but we were seated at a tiny table next to the telephone- noisy. More comfortable seating was available so I don't know why the waiter seated us where he did. He was cranky. The food was OK but nothing I couldn't find at a buffet for a quarter of the price .

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TP
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always great Indian cuisine. Never had a bad meal here.

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MC
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2017
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

This review makes me sad to write because I LOVE the food at Moksha. My problem is with the service.

We were not greeted promptly upon arrival for a scheduled reservation, which by itself is not a big deal, but it was a sign of how the entire lunch would go. We had to wait around for a couple minutes before someone came out of the back of the restaurant to greet us and seat us.

As I mentioned, the food was very good, the portion sizes were perfect and everyone left very full and happy.

In general, service throughout the meal was considerably lacking. And when it came time to pay the bill, I was chastised for asking for separate checks, which embarrassed me in front of my colleagues. Keep in mind it was a workday, during the lunch hour, so as a server in Bellevue you might ask at the start of the meal if everyone will be paying individually. Don't put the onus on the customer, especially when splitting checks isn't actually that difficult.

Unfortunately, following this latest incident, I won't ever go back to Moksha and can't in good conscience recommend it to my friends either. I wouldn't want them to have the same negative experience with the staff. There are other delicious Indian options within walking distance that allow you to avoid this place.

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S
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The food is fragrant, tasty and comes rapidly. We were eating appys and got our dinners nearly 5 minutes after getting appetizers--so may be forgo appetizers. The curries are tasty. The Ras Malai is excellent for dessert. They made an error on our order and corrected it right away.

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RF
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2016
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The service was good and the waitress was friendly and helpful but the food was disappointing. For Indian food it didn't have much to get excited about. Even the pickle was not very good. The garlic naan was nice.

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