MōkSHA Bellevue

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$30 and under
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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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Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

If you are looking for Americanized Indian food this is a great spot. Rice portions are small so just ask for more.

JW
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Bizarre ambiance - no music, sat everyone crunched together in tiny tables. Seemed disastrously understaffed. Service was effectively by request only, and then only when we shouted to get someone’s attention.

Food was very good Indian, but nothing unexpected or unique. Prices are fair.

DB
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food is very good. Not a lot of explanation regarding menu items for a first time visitor. Service good.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

They were out of kebabs and some lamb dishes on Valentine's day, was disappointing.

N
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went on Valentines Day, it was pretty busy so it took longer than expected to get our food. The service was great though. One of our meals had cooled down before we got it, after mentioning the problem they took it back and brought back what seemed like a freshly cooked dish and offered a free drink in compensation. The food was delicious, we really appreciated that they worked hard to make sure we enjoyed our meal.

SW
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a lovely time - great atmosphere, very clean and well kept. Service was super friendly and efficient and all the servers had good knowledge of the menu and various choices we could make. The food itself was delicious and not your typical Indian schtick. We'll be back!

JG
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant is beautiful, fun seating & decor. Food was delicious and the service was outstanding. Looking forward to coming back.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Restaurant was closed Thanksgiving Day, even though Open Table allowed us to make the reservation, and the restaurant’s website said they were open. Very disappointed.

DK
Seattle
226 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Some things have changed since we were last at Moksha. Everything was fine but our favorite lamb biranyi was different. Probably won't be back.

d
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was very good and service was friendly. Would definitely recommend.

OT
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent host, friendly, offering great service, even adapting the meals to our small requests.

R
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

This is an American restaurant pretending to serve authentic Indian food. Most Indian restaurants are much better in the area. They should revamp the menu, change the chefs and replace the servers to be more authentic. It is too expensive and definitely not a recommended place to visit

OT
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I was surprised to find the restaurant was only 1/3 full on a Saturday evening. Service was good and quick, and the food was ok - good flavor, but the chicken was tough.

h
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food quality and has a great atmosphere. For the decor and choice of furniture and overall ambiance, they've gone the extra mile. Reasonable prices too.

AG
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! .authentic Indian cuisine ..turned out to be much better that I had expected ..must try

J
Vancouver
100 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food preparation and terrific flavors and textures. Service was good, helpful and attentive.

BS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Pleasant atmosphere, friendly service, and delicious food. Definitely would like to go back and try different dishes.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, good service, etc.

RD
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The food lacked flavor and heat, but overall a good experience.

KS
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

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.

OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

DD
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

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.

N
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience3

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.

g
Seattle
46 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

SH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall3food5service2ambience3

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.

SB
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall2food3service2ambience4

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.

JM
Portland
14 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall3food5service3ambience4

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.

J
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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.

M
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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

LP
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall2food2service1ambience3

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.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was very enjoyable and I would definitely dine again!

e
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall3food2service5ambience5

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.

CM
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience1

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.

T
Seattle
36 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

TB
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall2food1service3ambience3

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.

T
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2018
Overall4food4service2ambience3

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.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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

AZ
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience2

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