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
Calgary, AB T2t3t1
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
17th Ave SW
CAN$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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
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.
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).
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
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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