Moti Mahal Delux

4.6
567 Reviews
$31 to $50
Indian
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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vipLoriM
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food especially the butter lentils. I am dreaming about them.

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IGIY
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

This place is not what we expected it to be. The food was of poor quality and not worth the price. We ordered murgh makhani (butter chicken), daal makhani (black lentils), subz biryani, garlic naan, laccha paratha and bhuttey ka kebab. Contrary to what is said about the butter chicken (that it’s supposed to be a signature dish), it’s terrible. The daal makhani, butte ke kebab, garlic naan and the lacha paratha were mediocre at best. The biryani was honestly terrible and do not be fooled by the photos for biryani. It does not come in the clay pot!! I don’t think I’ll be visiting this place again. It was very disappointing.

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joseo
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service and very good food

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

They are charging a covid surcharge fee!!

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vipMargaretE
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant. Quiet, excellent service and authentic food of the highest quality.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Service was quick, food was tasteless/bland, missing key menu items, portions were too large

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LizP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had lunch here with a friend. The food was exquisite--seasoned assertively and carefully and elegantly plated. The staff were welcoming and helpful with menu choices. I would go here again in a heartbeat!

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vipgreatfoodmediocreservice
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Superb food that is expensive but worth it. Service is mediocre. For the prices, waiter wearing funky blue jeans was inappropriate. Sometimes hard to get the waiter's attention.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I went here with Pulsd Vouchers for the first time it was an amazing experience. The food was delicious. All 5 plates were so good that we ordered food to take home. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone wanting Indian Cuisine. I will definitely be going back!!

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Aims
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Thank you for a great date night on a rainy evening.

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vipCharlesZ
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All around terrific

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MitchellS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food at a great price. Loved the butter chicken and all the different kinds of breads

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JuliaP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We had a lovely table near the window which was nice, but I expected the food to be outstanding and it was just good. Also the menu was different than what I had seen online and some of the portions were very small. The prices were fair though.

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RAPPROF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

A nice discovery. I asked a friend for a recommendation for a new Indian restaurant, and he gave me Moti.

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vipnighteater
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Very good service and quality of food. We sat at an outside table, unfortunately the kitchen door to the street was left open by the staff. We could see the meal prep - the floors appeared old and dirty, prep appeared to have a lot of use of wait staffs hand vs cooks/chef's. The kitchen looked completely disorganized.

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Axestef
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was very good, very refined. Great restaurant.
We’ll definitely come back !

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience1

The service was very slow and hardly existent. We had to ask for water several times.
We were also seated right across the open kitchen (outdoors) even though we asked for indoor seating. It was very hot and noisy.

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ExperiencedDiners
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't wait to go again. Delicious. Plenty of food and great for sharing, if you want to sample what each other orders.

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vipCaren
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

I used to be a big fan of the restaurant. Food was always exceptional. Tonite was a huge disappointment. Scrawny chicken legs and breasts on our 3 orders of chicken Tandoori. Dry with no meat. Sat outdoors. Service wasn’t the same. In the past the owner was around. Servers were slow. This was one of my go to restaurants. I’ll give it another chance and just hope it was an off nite.

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Hannah
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and good food! The ambience is nice and the restaurant is super cute!

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vipOlivierB
London
19 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent Indian food; large menu, lots of choice; friendly service.

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Soli
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Bill included 10% COVID surcharge.
Never been levied this at other restaurants?

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AshishR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service is always good at Moti Mahal. Hope to go back for their lunch platter soon.

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TerryL
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The food was unique and delightful.

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DeloreanDan
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Best Indian I've ever had in NYC. Make sure to experiment with various appetizers and don't be shy to try something exotic like lobster. This is not your average curry house. Superb.

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vipNYLocal4
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So great. Service was lovely and the food was awesome. Wonderful to have them nearby and that they are trying so hard during the pandemic. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Every dish we ordered was excellent. Full of aromatic Indian spices. That’s why you go to an Indian restaurant!
Mustard Lamb Chop excellent! Goat biryani !

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YosephineM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was great! They just have to make sure the menus for buffet which is from 12 to 3pm because when I came I didn’t see any menu for it. They read it for me from their phone.

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vipTraumamd
London
148 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Neighborhood favorite. Consistently good food and excellent service. Will go back again and again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service is always amazing.

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vipelle
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

this is a delicious neighborhood find for AMAZING Indian food...Such a great find...excellent service, great food, great value...we will be back...

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place is a home away from home. Taste that entices every palate in your mouth. Yepp i mean it and i enjoyed my meal in here comprehensively. Kudos the chef and the entire staff. Good job. Definitely going to be my go to spot.

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ChuckL
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a find. In from San Diego on business and found this place and had a great dinner. The wine pairing by the owner was spot on as was the suggested menu items. A spot to put in your contacts and to return to.

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NeelyP
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Super small hole in the wall. Very tight space. Food choices were ok, weren’t impressed. Portion size was prices aren’t worth it. We will try Bhatti next time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

The chicken in the chicken tikka seemed overcooked.

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JaRoE
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We liked the place a lot. Food is delicious and service very nice. The only potential downside may be that if you plan to go with kids, there is not a lot they can eat since food tends to be spicy (even if it says nothing about spiciness).

However, I would go again and would also recommend it.

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Gourmonde
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience1

The food actually was pretty good however we were fairly choking on some sort of perfume or room freshener. It was difficult to taste our food or wine. Your better off ordering beer instead wine; it’s pretty bad. Service was strangely absent given the ratio of staff to customers.
Take out might be the best bet.

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MsFig
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food, service was good but we had to remind them to bring several items we had orders, tight cozy space and very loud, but great for casual good Indian food

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vipLolaB
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the good and the service is incredible

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The staff is very kind and their butter chicken is delicious, great spot.

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Moti Mahal Delux does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats.

Moti Mahal Delux is rated 4.6 stars by 567 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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