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About Moti Mahal Restaurant - 17th Ave

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

1805 14th St. SW
Calgary, AB T2t3t1
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Indian, Vegetarian

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

Cross Street:
17th Ave SW

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(403) 228-9990

Website:
http://www.motimahal.ca/

Executive Chef:
Harjit Mann

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Moti Mahal Restaurant - 17th Ave Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

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Quiet

95% would recommend it to a friend

Spicy (8)
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Tasting Menu (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Healthy (3)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Cozy (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Fun (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
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 (Calgary)·Dined 2 days ago

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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·Dined 3 days ago

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

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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 14, 2017

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

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·Dined on November 11, 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

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Spicy, Authentic
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 9, 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.

Tags: Casual
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 7, 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!

Tags: Spicy, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 6, 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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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great food, great value!

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·Dined on October 28, 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

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Casual
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on October 16, 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!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

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

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on October 15, 2017

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

Tags: Healthy, Spicy, Good for Groups
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·Dined 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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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 12, 2017

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

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·Dined on October 4, 2017

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

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Spicy
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 (Calgary)·Dined on September 23, 2017

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

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Healthy
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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·Dined on September 7, 2017

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

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Spicy
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Spicy, Tasting Menu
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 (Calgary)·Dined on August 24, 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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 (Calgary)·Dined on July 30, 2017

This longstanding Indian restaurant has been a staple in Calgary for a good reason...you know what you are getting, it is made fresh and the prices are reasonable.
We liked the appetizer platter that had a good variety, the mains were all good.
The vegetable korma was a bit watery but tasted great...could have had some more vegetables in it.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Excellent as always ! We have been coming here for many many years and it never disappoints

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Calgary)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Good service. Food was tasty. We had a few different dishes and everyone liked them. We would come back.

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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Excellent flavours as usual. Great and attentive service

Tags: Good for Groups, Spicy
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 (Calgary)·Dined on July 5, 2017

Always love going to Moti Mahal .
Food is always great and the service is excellent.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on July 5, 2017

Moti Mahal has consistently provided tasty authentic Indian food for the many years I have been going there. It is calm, and never too noisy to talk even when busy. Attentive service. I meet friends here frequently and recommend always.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Spicy
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 (Calgary)·Dined on June 19, 2017

Excellent meal and the server was very helpful with choosing from the extensive menu. Even brought special desserts for our grads which was a nice touch!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Vegan, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on June 6, 2017

Food is great. Service was good. BUT it took an hour to get our meal.

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Enjoyed our meal here. Staff is very friendly and helpful when it comes to ordering and offering suggestions for a lactose free meal.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation
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 (Calgary)·Dined on May 27, 2017

We enjoyed our dinner at Moti on 17ave. The service was pleasant and efficient and all the dishes were tasty. We had sufficient food quantities as several earlier reviewers commented on small portions. We did not find the food highly spicy which may not suit some diners of Indian cuisine. Best to discuss that with your server. Overall we would recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Casual
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 (Calgary)·Dined on May 27, 2017

The food was okay; nothing special. I have had better Indian food in Calgary.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on May 5, 2017

We would have just liked our indian food more spicy .

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Calgary)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Great variety in gluten free offerings with good flavour. Never disappoints!

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on April 9, 2017

Outstanding as usual

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 (Calgary)·Dined on April 1, 2017

The service was warm and friendly, aware if interaction between diners, and, without being interruptive, attended the table promptly to tend the wishes of the diners. The food was delicious, with generous portions, and remained appropriately hot during the meal. our waiter was perfect, smartly attired, with a wonderful and endearing manner. The ambiance was pleasant, and although it did get very loud toward peak time, happily this was a reflection on the diners and not the establishment. This was our first visit to this restaurant, it will NOT be our last. I was left with a very happy dining memory.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 20, 2017

We are coming to Moti for several years. It is the good place to have good meals and chat with friends.Owner and servers are amazing.Keep good job and be you.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Outstanding Value, Comfort Food, Spicy
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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 15, 2017

Delicious food and great service up until the very end when it seemed they forgot about us. I would still highly recommend this restaurant. Great value.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Very chill dont hear the conversations of people around you. Good quality food. Cup design is cool

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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 12, 2017

My Fiance and I went to Moti Mahal Restaurant to celebrate our 5th Valentines day together. We love east Indian food and wanted to find a good authentic place to enjoy the cuisine. Moti Mahal is great! The service was friendly and made sure you always had a full glass of whatever you had. The atmosphere was friendly, quiet for the most part, and the restaurant was decorated with beautiful patterns and colors. The food was very delicious! The appetizer came fast, but the food took a few extra minutes to come to the table. We had a paneer appetizer, a paneer dish, a curry dish, with coconut rice & naan, and then shared two desserts. The appetizer and main course meals were delicious with a variety of spices and flavors. The desserts were sweet and delicate. The place is perfect for sharing food and hanging out as a family or group of friends. I also appreciated the ability a costumer had to wear fancier clothing or more casual attire. The bill can get moderately pricey to expensive by the end, but the quality of the food is worth it! I would have to recommend this place to everyone, but if you have a tight budget don't make this place a regular----it's more of an occasional spot (maybe once a month?). But please go and try it out, you won't be disappointed!

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea, Fun, Authentic, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Comfort Food, Casual, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Spicy, Worth the Drive
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 10, 2017

Ordered butter chicken for take out and received a tiny portion of watered down sauce and a few chunks or rubbery chicken pieces. Paid $16. Horrible. Naan bread and rice was okay but couldn't even enjoy it with the main dish :(
Very disappointed!

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