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Malai Marke is one of our favorite Indian restaurants in the East Village. There’s a lot of meat on the menu, but vegetarians can eat very well here.
The food was ok at best. We ordered appetizers paneer tikka and kurkuri bhindi. Paneer tikka was good, but the bhindi was very oily and there were more onions than the actual bhindi, which was indeed deep fried. We got simple entrees gobi matar and daal tadka. We specifically asked for less/no oil in gobi matar, but it did have a lot of oil in it. The food wasn't super flavorful. The rotis seemed fresh, and the waiters seemed decent. I'm not sure how their meat dishes are, as we only ordered vegetarian. For the above mentioned items, we shelled $80 (including 15% tip), which I thought was expensive for that restaurant and that food.
So authentic and great, caring service. A complete treasure in the East Village.
Outstanding service every time. Love this place for casual Indian.
A great experience --- the exceptional service, value and delicious dishes(chicken chutneywala, chicken tiki, chicken tandoori noodles) were beyond addictive. Will dine again!
I was in a party of 11 and Malai Marke was very accommodating! Great food and wine, quick and nice service. Delicious.
Great food and service and reasonably priced, tables are a bit small and restaurant is small, very cozy, a little noisy. Will go again.
Great food, great service. But especially great food.
Food here is excellent. Service was attentive but unintrusive. Good pricing. Will definitely visit regularly.
We had a delightful meal with wonderful service. The lamb and brussel sprouts were delicious!!
The food here is delicious. I especially recommend the lamb dishes, which were amazing!
As someone who grew up on Indian food, I am very finicky about Indian restaurants. Malai Marke offers a very nice menu that is prepared superbly. Their use of spices offers wonderful flavors without burning your tongue numb.
The fixed price lunch offers a broad selection of main courses and is served with generous portions of side dishes, rice and naan.
I absolutely love the the Rogan Josh, a North Indian lamb dish with a sauce to die for.
Great place, excellent food and service. Authentic Indian food
BIG menu . . . something for everyone. Attentive wait staff. I will gladly go back for the Chicken Saag .
I called before coming in to ask if there was public wifi to use as a dined. I had work to do and wanted to bring my laptop and work as I ate my dinner. I went a far distance from where I was saying so I could have a nice, cozy dinner. I sat down and was told the wifi was not for customer use. I would have gone elsewhere if they would have been honest with me. That was extremely disappointing. I also asked for recommendations from the staff, I asked for something spicy. They recommended the basic vindaloo. I was overall disappointed with the experience but the food did taste good.
Very nice Indian restaurant in nice neighborhood/ recommend a reservation as it seems popular and it is not a huge place
What a beautiful Indian restaurant, this. Best meal I had in new York. Definitely try the malai marke paneer and mango lassi. The lunch special is a steal at 11.95.
My normal go to place when I want the very best in creative use of Indian spices! Love this place!
A really good neighborhood Indian Restaurant. Heads above its 6th Street neighbors.
I have been here several times, just love this place. Food is so fresh and delicious. Their desserts are also good, especially Gulab jamun. Ambience is not great but more of a cute and cozy place.
Every now or then, I get a craving for tandoori chicken. In the beginning , this chicken was excellent but now it is hit or miss. When it is a miss, the tandoori chicken is over cooked and dry as well may be the naan. Stick to the other dishes which are quite good.
The food was spectacular. Find myself always ordering the Tikka Masala and Malai Paneer. The flavors are authentic, and the restaurant is more modern take on classic indian food restaurants. Beer selection was also quite good!
I reserved for 6 people for lunch -- it was a birthday. The "owner" was sour and unwelcoming the entire time we were there. We spent money and bought their overly expensive wine for $49 a bottle. Our waiter was pleasant and tried to protect us from the ogre, I think. It is a shame. because the food was generally pretty good, but we are not going back. Customers deserve better.
My go-to spot for really awesome Indian food. Nice casual spot to grab a tasty meal. Love this place!! Great prices, friendly staff.
Excellent food however the service was eh.
Malai Marke has been a go-to place whenever we find ourselves in the East Village. When we have out of town guests, we bring them here for delicious Indian cuisine.
Delicious food and great value - We definitely had leftovers after ordering entrees! I also had the Rasmalai for dessert (it's my favorite) and it was one of the best I've tried.
Great meal, reasonably priced, $15 corkage is totally worth it.
There are many options on East 6th but I'm really glad to have this place in my back pocket. A delicious, lowkey meal, with attentive staff!
Our food was amazing. We brought family who had never tried Indian food before, and they loved everything they tried. Our only complaint was having to wait 30 minutes past our reservation time for a table.
The usher did not accept our open table reservation. He said he did not see my name on his system. When I showed him the confirmation I received through open table, he was rude & said I was making it up. There were few empty tables so we asked if we could still be seated & he said no & started arguing. After waiting half an hour, he finally gave us a table, while his partner was telling him "not to seat them" right in front of us.
Overall, service was horrible, food was ok, nothing special. The naan was dry & all the curries tasted the same.
There are so many good Indian restaurants in the neighborhood & won't recommend this place to anyone.
Very good food. Much more interesting and varied than in most similar Indian restaurans.
Good food, good location, nice place to meet up before the Public Theater.
Great food, definitely try the Chennai and Southern Indian dishes which are different from the typical North Indian dishes you see at most Indian restaurants. The veggie Manchurian was great with white rice, and the naans were great as well. The tables are a little close together, and the service is either too much or too little but good place overall.
Really solid Indian food with good service. Reliably good.
Amazing as always. By far my favorite Indian restaurant in New York, and I eat Indian very often.
excellent option for Indian Food in the East Village. We enjoyed a delicious meal... good service. Comfortable seating. Will be back for sure!
The portions where bigger than expected especially the rice, I personally had a very filling meal. The samosas appetizer was pretty good and the lassi was thick and much more sweet than it should have, excellent choice if I had gone devilishly spice. Chicken was tender and well spiced sauces creamy and rich a really not a bad find. Staff gave a few disturbing looks at us like they have never seen our kind before but nothing outside of a look, be warned I guess if you are easily offended by looks ( wandering eyes)
Delicious food, great spices, quality meat with a nice variety of regional Indian dishes.
Such a great find! Amazing food, nice atmosphere. Will be back soon! Highly recommmed.
I have been to this place twice in two days. Really liked the food. Definitely recommend for someone who is searching for spicy Indian food in NYC. Garlic Nan is also very tasty.