Malai Marke

4.3
255 Reviews
$30 and under
Indian

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Ushering the Intriguing blend of India's Diverse Flavours ,let exquisite cuisine of exotic kebabs ,oriental mystical ,curries Inspired from the rustic native life melt yor senses at Malai Marke -the ultimate dollop of ethereal joy! The delectable cuisine at 'Malai Mar Ke' promises the artful experience that celebrates the taste of Indian spirit ,Upholding the desirable truth - Variety is the spice of life, add a whip of creamy Indian delight and undiscovered aromas to your life at 'Malai Mar Ke'.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 255 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made a reservation however they did not have any tables and lacking in customer service . Recommend order to go

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vipIraGoldfine
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service was very good. A bit pricey but all in all lovely restaurant

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Great
New York Area
103 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We have come here several times and every time tried something new and delicious. Both the okra small plate and the eggplant small plate were excellent. Pleasant atmosphere and helpful service.

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vipAndy
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Without a doubt, my favorite Indian restaurant. Wherever else we order garlic naan from, we groan and our eyes portray the disappointment our stomachs and mouths feel when compared to Malai Marke’s. We always order 2 and then order a 3rd somewhere along the way. Curse you tastebuds!!!!

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vipIzzy
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

EXPENSIVE for what you get, It was good, not great. Will I go back? probably not

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SpencerM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Service was helpful in picking food and atmosphere was fun!

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vipKerre
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience1

Minimal ambience but great food! Best for takeout!

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PeterM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The food was great, especially the lamb dishes. Two entrees fir three people would have sufficed, but the leftovers were bagged for a healthy snack next day. One minor complaint relates to a feeling that we were rushed. Next time I’ll insist that entrees are not served until all appetizers are finished

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avantikkac
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

The service walking in wasn’t pleasant. The guy made us wait for 15-20 mins even though there were tables empty and we had made a reservation! The Gobi Kurkure was good and it was good to note that the green chutney actually had flavor and spice instead of being bland. The excitement was short lived though because the main course arrived and except for the bhindi both the paneer malai marke and dal makhani were flavorless and almost sweet! I understand not putting too much chilli powder or green chilies but to not have Any flavor is beyond me. What is the point of enjoying Indian food then? The garlic naan was good but the chilli onion naan had only onion and no chilli. The raita was good too. Overall better than a lot of Indian restaurants there but definitely need improvement regarding service and flavor.

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vipkarennyc6
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good and common place. Nothing exceptional. We got there at 6:30 and it wasn't busy - the waiter was very nice. It got really busy at 7:30 and not very loud, just alot of people wtg to get in. I would go back and def recommend. Good for brithdays etc...

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AdeleE
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was good, as always, and service mostly good.

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vipmaggiec
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It’s very hot in the restaurant. There were fans and air conditioners, but it was still very hot.

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Flerb
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was OK to good, but the lipstick and other suspect smudges on the lips of several water glasses took the edge off my appetite. Flavors were dull and murky. Naan was good, but I like naan thin and crispy. The mango chutney was almost entirely syrup. Overall, it fell right in the middle range of my experience at Indian restaurants. My teenage relatives from Pennsylvania really liked it, but they'd *never* had Indian food before. Water service was impeccable.

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PurvilS
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very disappointing!!! Would never go again....mmanamnm

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SnehaS
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and service was great. Thank you!

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MckenzieL
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and great service. All I can ask for. Thanks Malai Marke

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MaxS
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Rice was cold, poori bread was not warm, or hot. Also kind of cardboard-like. To me, poori should issue steam when you poke a hole in it, and be either crisp or soft. The meat and vegetable dishes were excellent.

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EleniB
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was my first time at Malai Marke, and I absolutely loved it! The food was excellent and the waiters were polite. I will definitely be coming back!

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MaheshR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food quality has decreased tremendously. W ordered the fried cauliflower for appetizer and it was bad - no salt, no taste. The fried okra was good and so was the garlic naan.

When we first came here, we feel in love with the paneer. We ordered it now, and it was cubes of paneer in what tasted like tomato sauce.

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Englishman
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Very busy, this compact restaurant is so noisy, conversation is difficult. The menu is broad, including the rare Persian Dhanzak sauce. Service is fast, and you won’t leave hungry. Great for lovers of Indian food, possibly best when not full of people; don’t expect intimate romance!

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caroline
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I have been here several times before it was dark meat which I do not care for. I should have stuck to my normal dish that I get which was always good. Next time I will.

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itlay65
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! The lunch special is always a bargain.

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DanielleG
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Lovely people and amazing food. Will definitely go back!

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vipJudyDoody
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was absolutely phenomenal. I just love this place. I got chicken Tandori which was really terrific and they gave a generous amount (five pieces). The garlic Nan was about the best I’ve ever had anywhere. I also got smoked mashed eggplant which was fabulous and a glass of Shiraz which was very generously poured. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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JennyG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, good service! It was the best Christmas Eve dinner if you want a non-traditional option meal.

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Madriana
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Service was great!

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MikeR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Don't believe the hype. This place is not special. It's not even that good. All of the dishes, meat and veg alike, inherently tasted the same...salty. Perhaps a bunch of msg? Don't exactly know. Everything served was cold on top and hot in the middle. Can you say microwave? Don't waste your time. Particularly on 6th st, where there is an over-abundace of Indian places. If you've already got a go-to joint, don't change it. You'll be happier that way. Lovely place, though. Everyone was nice and convivial.

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Swat
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall4food3service2ambience2

The service was tardy. The food was on the sweeter side. The samosa looked and tasted double fried. Over all very mediocre experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Frankfurt Area
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Authentic Indian food 😋

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Linda
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Tourists in New York city we found this restaurant and it was really good !

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vipMIAA
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very good food and fast service.

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vipStuartP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was fantastic. I can’t wait to return the next time I am in NY!

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vipTeeZ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall3food3service1ambience3

I came back to this restaurant because I really enjoyed it on my first visit but service was horrible. We waited a long time for any attention. I am of Indian descent and typically the Tandoor items should come out before your curries. After a period of waiting, our curry and rice came out and no naan, followed by the Tandoor items which we were looking forward to for apps.

Then we asked for the check about 4 times before it came. I was not really happy with how long the entire process took and the food was not as well made as the first time.

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vipNjsonthetown
London
11 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Only 1 server for entire restaurant. Very slow service. Food was only ok. Way too many potatoes in the Saag - almost no spinach. The staff tried - but understaffed.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating life

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vipJackR
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience1

While the food was fine, the restaurant was soooo noisy it was impossible to enjoy our dinner!

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vipRuggeroC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good food, good service, slightly pricey.

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vipAmberlyT
Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Absolutely mouth wateringly delicious! Consistently.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was very good but atmosphere needs improvement. It was a hot evening and they barely had A/C running which made the dining experience less enjoyable bc I was sweating through the entire meal.

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MorganJ
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Malai Marke is one of the best Indian in the city... If not the best! Great for groups.

FAQs

Malai Marke does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar, Postmates and Uber Eats. Malai Marke also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 777-7729.

Malai Marke is rated 4.3 stars by 255 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.