Moti Mahal Restaurant - 17th Ave

4.7
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CAN$30 and under
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Indian

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Moti Mahal is a family run Indian Restaurant with an emphasis on quality ingredients. VOTED BEST INDIAN RESTAURANT by FFWD Weekly 2007-2014. VOTED BEST INDIAN by Avenue Magazine.

For parties 6 or larger, please call us at 403-228-9990
What 390 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.5
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F
Calgary
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and good service, I would recommend the place

RT
Calgary
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was good. Service was very friendly and helpful. We would go back.

MB
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best Indian restaurant in Calgary, bar none. Superb food, great selection of beers and wines that pair well, and knowledgable, engaging staff.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always enjoy Moti Mahal!

D
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner with my friend

FB
Calgary
29 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around

m
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly and helpful service. Wonderful aromas and very tasty food. Service staff was very helpful with food selection.

HM
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Amazing service.

r
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Specifically mentioned we need the food very spicy and it’s not at all spicy. Quantity of each item is very less.

TJ
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We often go to Moti Mahal Restaurant when in the mood for Indian food. It has a pleasant atmosphere, cozy but not too loud. The food is very good and service is as well.

FL
Calgary
32 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food,ambience and very friendly service and owners!

OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is always a 5, I go here often

H
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place has the best Indian cuisine in Calgary by far. It is a favourite of ours. We had a wonderful date night here. The service here was very polite and timed perfectly. The restaurant was busy but not too noisy. All of the food was delicious. We both agreed the star of our meal was the lamb roganjosh, it was cooked to perfection. The close second favorite dish we would highly recommend was the tandoori chicken that arrives sizzling hot. We will definitely be going back for more!

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with a rather lovely atmosphere.

KW
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, quiet cozy restaurant and excellent service every time we eat here!

SM
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came in on Monday with my younger brother and our server (Jesse) was awesome. Got the veg curry and he got some kind of lamb kabob in sauce. So good.

TP
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the second time I've visited this venue. This is our go to restaurant for Indian food.

D
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the best jalfrezie ever! I want some more just thinking about it!

JT
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food. Just wish it was spicier. Good food cold beer. Had a good meal with many layers of flavour.

PD
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food!
#1 choice for Indian cuisine
Food is flavourful, not hot

D
Acapulco
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and service with honest prices. If they could put up some of their old wall tapestries again it would help with the ambiance and noise levels. Still our go to Indian restaurant.

KD
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the little important details and the great food puts Moti Mahal on our “favourites” list!!! We keep going back!

J
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, always a great meal.

SN
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service as normal. excellent!!! Shelly

M
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had not been in a while and was not disappointed in my return. It won’t be long before I go back. Great food and not too expensive for top end Indian fare.

OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience4

I have been going to Moti Mahal since 2008 and I’ve always enjoyed going but I did noticed the quality of food is not as good as previous year. The rice wasn’t that great at all and the amount of food you get is getting smaller and smaller. Kinda disappointed.

OT
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service!

OT
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Moti Mahal has such a wonderful selection of meals to share and very attentive staff.

S
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food! I had supper with a friend and we chatted in a relaxed atmosphere over wonderful food. For me this is a great review. I'd only rate higher if there was something so amazing about a restaurant it was completely unexpected.

RW
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Indian restaurant in town! Would recommend it to anyone!

l
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Moti Mahal is our favourite Indian restaurant in Calgary. The food is always good and the service friendly and professional. We love the Lamb Roganjosh and Madras Fish Curry. The only thing we wish for is some appetizers that are not deep fried. Keep up the good work!

E
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going there and have always had an excellent experience. The food can't be beat.

J
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great service! Very nice ambiance - quiet enough to talk but loud enough to create a fun environment.

LF
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner with a friend. The service was excellent and the food very tasty and the portion sizes just right.

D
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took a friend there for her first taste of Moti Mahal, and she said it was the best curry she’s ever had! Soooooo delicious!

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is by far one of my favorite places to dine in Calgary. Great atmosphere, food and cocktails!

SF
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Without question i would ! Best Indian food I have ever tasted! Well worth the effort to bring family here..

MB
Palm Springs
89 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Moti Mahal in Calgary is our favourite restaurant for Indian cuisine in Calgary, which we dine at several times a year. All dishes we have tried are tasty, delicious and always consistent in quality. Service at times can be rather on the slow side however acceptable. Chardonnay wine choices could be significantly improved to include a couple of California options. Currently they have only one chardonnay which is a one from Chile. ....at best a so-so chardonnay.

LS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We have been going to Moti Mahal for years and noticed that their current vindaloo was no where near as good as it used to be. This latest version seemed to be more of a red liquid base rather than the thick paste it used to have in it. And it was no where near as flavourfull as it used to be. Also, we ordered lamb in our vindaloo but got chicken. Overall, I would say that the quality of food has dropped over the past few years. For the price of their dishes, I expect a much higher quality.

AM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience4

butter chicken dont taste like butter chicken, full o f coloring, a message to chef - i think you forgot to infuse some more red color in chicken breast pieces as apart from the sauce, my fingers, and my tongue, chicken breast was white. Lamb Biryani - for the price - such a small portion and it will be a joke to call it a biryani as it was pices of lamb tossed with rice - no flavor. Lamb kabaabs were super dry. The server did not even offered us dessert and rushed us away with the bill - nothing personalised.