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Malai Marke

4.4
4.4
284 Reviews
$30 and under
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'.

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Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Indian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm
    Dinner
    Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–11:00 pm
    Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 777-7729

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 284 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Manhattan

    Healthy

  • Manhattan

    Indian

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  1. ME

    MatthewE

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    By far the best Indian restaurant on 6th street

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best tandoori shrimp in the city

  3. AR

    AaronR

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Solid menu of Indian food. Left feeling very full and satisfied. More of a casual dining spot than for an event or special occasion. Would go back if in the area again.

  4. P

    Prakhar

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Excellent food, great variety on the menu, and decent service,

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1

    The host/manager (the one with the raspy throat) was extremely rude

  6. MB

    MarissaB

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Never again. I have been eating at this restaurant for years, taken many friends here, and it’s my go to place to order Indian food for delivery. However, the way we were treated by the manager tonight, I’ll never be back. He was extremely rude and refused to seat us. It seemed extremely personal for some reason - we simply wanted to eat dinner and he refused to seat us, was defensive, rude, and walked away despite plenty of tables being open. Another employee seated us and he yelled at him, so we left. It sucks to be treated this way by a restaurant I’ve supported for so long. Went to Brick Lane Curry House instead, highly recommend checking them out instead.

  7. MF

    MichaelF

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Malai Marke is a go to favorite in the EV. Always delicious, friendly and efficient service.

  8. EL

    EricaL

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Amazing food and attentive service. They easily accommodated our large group of 12. My only complaint was that the restaurant was very warm, an open window would've gone a long way! I'll definitely be back!

  9. LG

    LeeG

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic as usual. Don't wanna bang on about it too much cos I want to keep it a secret! Highly recommended!

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome food!

  11. H

    Helen

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Service was a bit slow but not terrible. Food was DELICIOUS. We fed 3 people for less than $50! Highly recommend.

  12. i

    inwoodart

    New York Area

    57 reviews

    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is our favorite Indian restaurant in NY, and we have been there numerous times over the years. And we will go again. But I wonder if they can do anything to abate the noise level? There was a very loud party at the next table that made it extremely hard for us to carry on any conversations without shouting.

  13. DL

    DanL

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    My family has been eating at Malai Marke since it opened. It was instantly our favorite among the local Indian restaurants and we have eaten there or had delivery dozens of times. All restaurants have their ups and downs, but at the moment, based on our meal last night, Malai Marke is at a very high level. All of the dishes we ordered were delicious, spiced interestingly, freshly cooked. Even the samosas seemed more thoughtfully prepared. Breads, too, are excellent. We were really happy with our meal and grateful that Malai Marke is thriving during the pandemic.

  14. ED

    ErikD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Awesome place, some of the best Indian food Ive had. Just a great place

  15. T

    Tiger

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience2

    Food was ok but the waiters were rude. First they tried not to honor the reservation, later they tried overcharging for the dishes. It was really hard to call them everytime I needed something too. I left feeling pretty bad after my visit.

  16. IA

    IvyA

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience3

    The food was unique and delicious, but service was terrible! We were seated in the adjoining room, and had to keep getting up to find our waiter, which was a shame as that colored our whole experience.

  17. S

    Shanester

    New York Area

    64 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience2

    Went for dinner the other night. My friend is a strict vegetarian and asked a lot of questions. The waiter was very patient and helpful about what foods she could eat. We ordered the samosas (large and satisfying), the fried onions (delicious) and for my entree, rogan josh. I asked for a little spice, which it was, but not overwhelming. My friend ordered something with potatoes and really liked that. The staff were also nice enough to let us sit in the other room that was empty, even though it was late in the evening and they were looking to close up soon. It was much warmer in the other room. Would definitely go back.

  18. GF

    GiaF

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience3

    I've eaten here twice and was very pleased both times. The food is fresh and yummy and the portions are generous. The prices are excellent.

  19. SR

    SaraR

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience4

    Service was average. The place still used hard copy menus - and they were not clean. Food was good

  20. t

    tcjr

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    Amazing food! The lunch deal is a steal. Only drawback is the outside dining shed leaves much to be desired.

  21. LA

    LARS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Best Indian ever. Spices were top notch, service was perfectly timed. Will return ASAP

  22. LH

    LilyH

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service and food!

  23. EA

    EmAJ

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    The food is great. Periodt. if you can swing by for the lunch special, it is good value, too. Otherwise, it can get to be a little pricey for a midrange lunch. Just my opinion, though. But very good food :)

  24. W

    Will

    New York Area

    92 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    92 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    There were four of us for dinner. Lamb dishes were excellent (Lamb chops and Rogan Josh). One person ordered a vegetarian dish and was very pleased. The wine list is limited but I had an excellent Pinot Grigio. Overall, the food was excellent and I would recommend this restaurant.

  25. SD

    SeanD

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious meal. Very nice outdoor seating for those of us not ready to eat inside yet. Food was incredibly tasty and big portions. My wife and I would definitely go back.

  26. K

    Keeks

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food, quick and attentive service. I will return!

  27. A

    Andy

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    We compare all other Indian restaurants to Malai Marke. 'Nuff said. Usually. Most likely due to the pandemic, some things felt and were different. Service was slightly subpar even though we were the only diners. Food was good, but not what we remembered. Korma and pasanda were great, but the garlic naan which we typically salivate over didn't meet our expectations. Granted, it was still good, just didn't have that buttery, oily sheen to it. And we like our naan a bit puffy, not too crispy like it was, so to each their own. But back to 1st line. [edit a week later] disappointed - paid with card and I’m usually a generous tipper. Guess they felt it wasn’t enough and tacked on more so that the tip came out to almost 33%. Like, really? SMH Gonna have to shop around for that 1st line now.

  28. SG

    StanleyG

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    Standard 6th street. I was disappointed, some reviews led me to expect better. I won’t go back.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was great! They accommodated us to our preference on table and the service was good and fast!

  30. s

    swagmoney1738

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2021

    overall4food5service2ambience3

    the food was delicious with tons of options, I was there on a monday night so it was pretty quiet but nice ambience with lights but pretty cold. also they don't serve cocktails or well drinks, just wine & beer !

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience1

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

  32. IG

    IraGoldfine

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4

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

  33. BM

    BrooklynMaureen

    New York Area

    106 reviews

    5.0

    106 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.

  34. A

    Andy

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 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!!!!

  35. I

    Izzy

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience3

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

  36. SM

    SpencerM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  37. NY

    NYCEats

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2019

    overall4food5service2ambience1

    Minimal ambience but great food! Best for takeout!

  38. PM

    PeterM

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    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

  39. a

    avantikkac

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    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.

  40. k

    karennyc6

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    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...

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

FAQs

Malai Marke does offer delivery in partnership with 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 4.4 stars by 284 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 8 times today
Google Map for Malai Marke

318 East 6th St. New York, NY 10003

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    East Village

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm
    Dinner
    Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–11:00 pm
    Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Indian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Counter Seating, Takeout, Wine

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