Moti Mahal Delux

4.6
540 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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vipTraumamd
London
146 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
29 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.

JR
JaRoE
New York Area
2 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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vipGourmonde
Phoenix
5 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
6 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

LB
vipLolaB
New York Area
21 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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Yummy food, some of the best I have eaten in NY for Indian cuisine! Ambience is great. Can not go wrong with the food. Pudina parantha was one of the best I have had in my life (and I have had some good ones!)

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

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Foodie
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Tandoori Dishes we're excellent but Naan(s) didn't meet expectations. Butter Chicken and other dishes were as expected.

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SophieA
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was so good! They treated us like family

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best Indian in the city!

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vipCantwaitforyoutoleave
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Delicious food so so service. A dish they claimed was low salt was extremely salty.

JM
JohannaM
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Everything was fine, food come very fast
GOOD service

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JohnT
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderfully Inexpensive top quality Indian cuisine with the best butter chicken I've ever tasted and tasty Tandoori lamb chops to die for. We ordered five dishes and shared. Everything was delicious. One of the best Indian restaurants In Manhattan.

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Barbara
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! Will definitely come back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. You won’t be disappointed.

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vipSarahC
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Exceptional flavor and a well chosen menu, with constant favorites as well as new selections! Love the mustard flavored grilled fish - pairs well with the Torrontes white wine (also a nice staple on the menu!) —- knowledgeable and friendly staff, great care and attention to detail. A good place to dine frequently and to take guests - you know this won’t ever disappoint!

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Sherryc
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I tell everyone I know about this marvelous place. Everything from the extraordinary North Indian food to the courteous service, the subtle decor and quiet atmosphere create a sublime experience.

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dc4916
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The butter chicken is amazing! It's probably the best I've had. The rest of the food was very good, but I will be having dreams of how good the butter chicken was.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were fantastic. The black daal is delicious, as well as the lacchar parantha and buttee naan.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

There is a problem on a cold night when sitting in the front room. The outside door doesn’t close quickly and too much cold air passes thru.

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UESSaavy
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food was good. The service was less than mediocre. WARNING! The makeshift ramp to enter is a rubber mat covering steps. It is dangerous and a safety hazard.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very delicious food! Best Saag Paneer I have had! And it was delicious day two! Kind and helpful staff! When I am back in the city, it will be a place to return too!

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vipPluty
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Service was a bit on the slow side but the food was delicious - the bass on the music sound track was intrusive

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vipLolaB
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have always enjoyed the food , very flavorful and good size portions. The service is excellent, we have always felt the manager to care of us as we were family. I recommend it highly

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Palma123
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent authentic cuisine in a lovely atmosphere. Good service. The chicken tandoor and the lamb chops are wonderful.

RR
vipRonR
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Very disappointing meal. I’ve been there 5-6 times and had far superior meals. Service haphazard,

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vipBrendabb
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

One of our go to places for Indian food. They have the best Sag (spinach) Chicken and naan... buttery and just the right amount of spice!! Yummy!!

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vipSarahC
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Best Indian food on the UES. Great service and try all of the fish dishes! Onion naan is out of this world and this is one of the rare restaurants that has Torrontes on the wine list!

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AliceF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Loved this place. Indian food downtown has dived but this spot is worth traveling uptown to get my fix. Beautiful paneer specialties. Dal to die for. Flavors spot on. Everything fresh! Bread done right. Ambience date friendly. Only complaint is mint chutney not the sparkiest but I will be back to go through every item on menu. The wine list is unfortunate but the $20 corkage fee I’m happy for so I can drink what I want. My new Indian resto love.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Bad food and service looked unclean

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Mikeb
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience2

Great food in a small space with not incredibly attentive service but reasonable prices

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vipLuvfood
San Francisco
55 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

It's OK if you are in the neighborhood. Amazing lamb chops. Otherwise just OK. Have eaten here several times, and this review reflects an overall opinion of the restaurant

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vipelizabeth
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

very disappointed . We used to eat at Moti Mahal a lot. On this visit we found the quality of the food is no longer as high as it was when they opened the restaurant. Not one dish was up to par. Sad.

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Moti Mahal Delux is rated 4.6 stars by 540 OpenTable diners.

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