Moti Mahal Delux

4.6
585 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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dleeh
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The best Indian food on the UES. Inventive starters, great breads. DO NOT MISS THE HOUSE-SPECIAL LAMB CHOPS!

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vipCaren
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2022
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Not the regular food that I experienced in the past. It used to be amazing food. The service was excellent. Not the waiter’s fault.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Remarkable individual buffet offered for lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food

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SusanneM
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Indian Food in New York
Lunch special includes a generous sampling of their best dishes and is a great bargain.

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Tripp
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In 2018 we traveled on a 15 day tour around Rajasthan. This is the only Indian I know of in the city that matches the cuisine we enjoyed in India.

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ScottS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Thank you!!

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Sara
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Food and Service. Very authentic.

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vipMargaretE
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Moti Mahal Delux has first rate authentic food and attentive service as well as wonderful ambiance. It is my first choice for Indian in NYC. I go back again and again and am never ever disappointed.

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RituA
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Indian food - have all my major events here! Skip the pani puri, roti, vegetarian biryani Definitely get the bindi, malai kofta, and signature chicken, lemon rice, garlic naan. Leave room for their deserts -the gulab jamun and rusmali over chai are amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We did not stay because there was no checking of vaccine passports

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Jeannie
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and our server was super helpful with our order. Something was brought by accident, and he switched it out and even made sure it was what we wanted. Overall great food and experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Mom’s birthday celebration.

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LizP
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is absolutely delicious—carefully prepared and very nicely presented.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Fort Lauderdale
6 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was delicious. Staff is very pleasant. We have eaten here before and it's our go to place for Indian food when we are visiting New York.

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vipmariasquitierichassen
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious, authentic Indian cuisine.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The quality of the food here is amazing. Taste is consistent and good. Will keep coming back to this place.

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vipArthur
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Always good and delicious!

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Ina90
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience4

The food is good!

But I was kind of upset that they didn’t offer the brunch weekend special as their website shows.

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vipgloriaa
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Outstanding food. Weekend Brunch menu shown on OpenTable was not available--not good. Service is fine, clean and spacious setting. Nerve jangling elevator music was a distraction.

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DeepakR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

All entrees were excellent. Appetizers were decent.

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vipNorbertW
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating, friendly staff. All the food came out piping hot and delicious.

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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
25 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
9 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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greatfoodmediocreservice
New York Area
69 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
9 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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Morris
New York Area
11 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Wilmington
4 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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Moti Mahal Delux does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats.

Moti Mahal Delux is rated 4.6 stars by 585 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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