Malai Marke

4.2
229 reviews
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$30 and under
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Indian
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'.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Indian
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Hours of operation
Lunch Mon-Thurs: 12pm-3pm Fri-Sun: 12pm-4pm Dinner: Mon-Thurs: 5pm-11pm Fri & Sat: 4pm-12am Sunday: 4pm-10pm
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Phone number
(212) 777-7729
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Additional
Beer, Counter Seating, Takeout, Wine

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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.

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What 229 People Are Saying
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3.8
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3.6
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76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

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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S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 2

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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OT
Frankfurt Area
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Authentic Indian food 😋

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L
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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

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MI
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very good food and fast service.

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SP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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

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TZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

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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N
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

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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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating life

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JR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

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

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RC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food, good service, slightly pricey.

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AT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Absolutely mouth wateringly delicious! Consistently.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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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MJ
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

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

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb! Definitely a contender for our go-to Indian. Will go back again very soon!

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c
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

It had been a couple of years since I was here, but it has remained consistent with excellent food. Introduced friends who were enthusiastic. Authentic taste for someone familiar with both India and Indian restaurants, but not excessively "hot"

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A
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We went on a double date to Malai Marke. We got the Malai Kofta and the Malai Marke Paneer dish with naan and it was amazing! I could have the Malai Marke dish over and over again. It was a bit on a pricier side, but that’s also New York for you!

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TS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Waited 1/2 hour after our reservation time for a table which never materialized. Staff was neither polite nor honest about the issue - 3 times we were told they were going to check on the table. Finally gave up and went elsewhere.

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SJ
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was prepared to order and was well worth the wait. We didn't always recognize some of the ingredients, but the waiter was able to share the name of those we didn't know. We savored the wonderfully seasoned dishes: tandoori eggplant with coconut rice and buryani shrimp with rice. While I love to try new entrees, I could return and order the same meal again!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Indian food!!

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VI
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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.

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G
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So authentic and great, caring service. A complete treasure in the East Village.

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FM
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service every time. Love this place for casual Indian.

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R
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A great experience --- the exceptional service, value and delicious dishes(chicken chutneywala, chicken tiki, chicken tandoori noodles) were beyond addictive. Will dine again!

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k
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I was in a party of 11 and Malai Marke was very accommodating! Great food and wine, quick and nice service. Delicious.

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Austin
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service and reasonably priced, tables are a bit small and restaurant is small, very cozy, a little noisy. Will go again.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food

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JZ
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, great service. But especially great food.

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FF
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food here is excellent. Service was attentive but unintrusive. Good pricing. Will definitely visit regularly.

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OT
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a delightful meal with wonderful service. The lamb and brussel sprouts were delicious!!

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KG
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here is delicious. I especially recommend the lamb dishes, which were amazing!

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RG
Philadelphia
75 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place, excellent food and service. Authentic Indian food

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TL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

BIG menu . . . something for everyone. Attentive wait staff. I will gladly go back for the Chicken Saag .

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

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.

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A
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice Indian restaurant in nice neighborhood/ recommend a reservation as it seems popular and it is not a huge place

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M
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My normal go to place when I want the very best in creative use of Indian spices! Love this place!

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OT
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A really good neighborhood Indian Restaurant. Heads above its 6th Street neighbors.

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A
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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