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Moti Mahal Restaurant - 17th Ave

4.6
228 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Indian
Top Tags:
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
  • Good Vegetarian Options
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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Indian, Vegetarian
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Hours of operation

Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 1:30pm

Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm; Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
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Phone number
(403) 228-9990
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Harjit Mann
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
17th Ave SW
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 228 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

This has always been our favourite Indian restaurant. Consistently great service and excellent food.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

for Indian food it is mild for my taste buds I thought the food could be spicer and for the value could be bigger portions

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Very tasty suite of options. Authentic ambiance and charming staff. This is a regular haunt for my wife and I and we always feel satisfied with our dining experience when we visit.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

A great location with great food and service. Recommended

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Everything was excellent, from the food to the service to the atmosphere!!

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Great food and service!

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Without doubt the best Indian Restaurant in Calgary.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Excellent as always !

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

I’m a regular here now since being introduced to this restaurant by my gf and I have shied away from Indian food my life hole life until I found this place and now I can’t het enough :). The owner comes around interacting with other his clients and is a very friendly guy :). Love this place.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

My boyfriend and I went there for a Valentine's day dinner as we both LOVE Indian food. This was our first time going to this restaurant and picked this place based on its reviews.

I ordered the Lamb Roganjos which consists of ginger, garlic, tomatoes, cloves and garum masala while my boyfriend ordered the Butter Chicken. The butter chicken consists of boneless chicken breast, cream an cooked in a tomato based curry. We also ordered garlic naan for the table as well as basmati rice. We found the portions were perfect and the blend of spices amazing! We both tried each other's orders of meat and both were super delicious.

The overall ambiance of the restaurant was really romantic. It was a perfect date night and the lighting and the decor added to the overall mood. Since it was Valentine's day they gave each of us a mini chocolate cupcake which had X and O icing. We thought it was really thoughtful and a great touch to the occasion. Would definitely go to this place again! :)

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Always delicious as if your own Indian Gramma was in the back cooking! We can ALWAYS count on 5 star food quality and service at this place! Absolutely gorgeous!!! One of our fave restaurants in Calgary!!!

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Food & Staff were amazing!!

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4.0Dined on January 19, 2018

I have been here on a number of occasions and it has always been top notch. We invited friends to dinner to celebrate my husband's health recovery and we were excited because they had never been here before. My only complaint is that the service was slow on this Friday night. It took a long time before we got our drinks before dinner. It was also a long time before our meal was served, but the upside of this was that we had time to visit. The late drinks, however, is inexcusable :)

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5.0Dined on January 3, 2018

Food was absolutely fantastic. Lamb vindaloo is a must-try! Everything we ordered was delicious. Owner was wonderful and incredibly knowledgeable about the menu. This an amazing restaurant to try authentic and soulful Indian food.

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Lovely meal excellent food the staff were so attentive and great price.

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5.0Dined on December 17, 2017

The food and service was excellent. This was a first time visit and was really very happy with our choice.

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5.0Dined on December 8, 2017

Hands down the best curry in Calgary with the friendliest staff. I love this place, but sad they've closed their Midnapore location.

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4.0Dined on December 5, 2017

To be able to dine with multiple food allergies/ sensitivities and no reactions is wonderful!
We will be back!

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1.0Dined on December 3, 2017

Birthday but it took over an hour to get our food

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4.0Dined on December 1, 2017

Always reliable, interesting menu, and with very friendly service.

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2017

We have been a few times before and each time we are far from disappointed. Great food and a no-rush atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on November 17, 2017

Amazing food, great service. I’m never disappointed by Moti Mahal.

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5.0Dined on November 13, 2017

Great food, great service, and great value. It is why I keep coming back.

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5.0Dined on November 10, 2017

Wonderful meal, terrific service and a delightful conversation with the owner at the end added to the best desert! We will return again and again

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4.0Dined on November 8, 2017

I enjoyed my visit to this restaurant. It was the first time I had been there and I would not have known about it had it not been for my daughter and her husband who had visited the restaurant on several previous occasions. I enjoyed the food and the wine as well as the service but I did think that the restaurant was rather dull and could use some expert advice on decor.

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5.0Dined on November 6, 2017

Great service, great food ,Welcoming,Little talk with the owner and great price for dinner.I️ would recommend to everyone who loves Indian food!

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3.0Dined on November 5, 2017

The food was good. The ambiance was amazing. The service was mediocre. It felt like our server kept forgetting about our table. We got one order of drinks and were never asked for the remainder of the night if we wanted another. I would recommend going to the Himalayan instead (their food, service and atmosphere is amazing).

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5.0Dined on October 28, 2017

Great food, great value!

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5.0Dined on October 27, 2017

As always, my favorite GO TO restaurant for great Indian food. The food is always excellent and consistently good. A nice mix of north and south dishes from India which is nice if you don't like too much spice...not me! Have been here many times with groups of friends and love the casual vibe and sharing dishes with each other. And the garlic naan...ohh la la

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5.0Dined on October 15, 2017

We moved from Calgary to Dallas in '06 and left behind our favourite restaurant, Moti Mahal. We some trepidation, we booked Moti for 11 people when we visited Calgary 11 years later. It is now run by the daughter of the original owners. It was spectacular! Every bit as good as we remembered, and well worth the dollars spent.
Highly, highly recommended!

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4.0Dined on October 14, 2017

Food as delicious as always. Consistent and always tasty. Best Indian in Calgary

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5.0Dined on October 14, 2017

The food here never disappoints, everything is so delicious and tasty. best Indian food in Calgary as far as I am concerned

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3.0Dined on October 13, 2017

We have been going here for years now, last few times it has been okay. Once the food was top notch, these days it's okay. Service Very Poor, I didn't want to even leave a tip, but always feel bad not to. When your drink takes over 20mins and your one of the first customers to arrive when open for dinner. I can go on much more but I rather not

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4.0Dined on October 11, 2017

Great food, great service, very nice folks, most enjoyable.

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5.0Dined on October 3, 2017

The quality of food is excellent. Flavours well developed. Loved every dish we ordered.

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5.0Dined on September 22, 2017

I've been dining at Moti for years. Service keeps improving and the food is always excellent

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5.0Dined on September 22, 2017

Always incredible food, service and atmosphere!
One of our favorite dining experiences!

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5.0Dined on September 6, 2017

Beautiful decor! Great tasting food! And very spacious :) Definitely going back!

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5.0Dined on September 1, 2017

Very good food
Service w a smile
Portions were a little small
Nice place all in all
Thanks

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5.0Dined on August 23, 2017

Food is always great at Moti. Service and ambience make this place a great date night or family get together.

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