Moti Mahal Delux
The signature “Butter Chicken”, has come to be known as one of the most renowned dishes in the world. “Tandoori Chicken”, "the most eye opening item to come out of the oven" is the legacy of the Moti Mahal restaurant chain. “Daal Makhani”, or “Kaali Daal”, is "deeply, truly luxurious" and here at Moti Mahal Delux, can make you go "wobbly with happiness". Another Moti Mahal Delux signature is the Masala, a fragrant curry prepared with a choice of goat brain, crab, chicken or shrimp.
This sophisticated and upscale restaurant with a "comfortable modern dining room" and "attentive and courteous" service offers a one of a kind Mughlai fine dining experience.
plain, garlic, butter
cottage cheese, the original butter gravy, mmd signature
A nice discovery. I asked a friend for a recommendation for a new Indian restaurant, and he gave me Moti.
Very good service and quality of food. We sat at an outside table, unfortunately the kitchen door to the street was left open by the staff. We could see the meal prep - the floors appeared old and dirty, prep appeared to have a lot of use of wait staffs hand vs cooks/chef's. The kitchen looked completely disorganized.
The food was very good, very refined. Great restaurant.
We’ll definitely come back !
The service was very slow and hardly existent. We had to ask for water several times.
We were also seated right across the open kitchen (outdoors) even though we asked for indoor seating. It was very hot and noisy.
Can't wait to go again. Delicious. Plenty of food and great for sharing, if you want to sample what each other orders.
I used to be a big fan of the restaurant. Food was always exceptional. Tonite was a huge disappointment. Scrawny chicken legs and breasts on our 3 orders of chicken Tandoori. Dry with no meat. Sat outdoors. Service wasn’t the same. In the past the owner was around. Servers were slow. This was one of my go to restaurants. I’ll give it another chance and just hope it was an off nite.
Great service and good food! The ambience is nice and the restaurant is super cute!
Excellent Indian food; large menu, lots of choice; friendly service.
Bill included 10% COVID surcharge.
Never been levied this at other restaurants?
Food and service is always good at Moti Mahal. Hope to go back for their lunch platter soon.
The food was unique and delightful.
Amazing food. Best Indian I've ever had in NYC. Make sure to experiment with various appetizers and don't be shy to try something exotic like lobster. This is not your average curry house. Superb.
So great. Service was lovely and the food was awesome. Wonderful to have them nearby and that they are trying so hard during the pandemic. Thank you!
Every dish we ordered was excellent. Full of aromatic Indian spices. That’s why you go to an Indian restaurant!
Mustard Lamb Chop excellent! Goat biryani !
Everything was great! They just have to make sure the menus for buffet which is from 12 to 3pm because when I came I didn’t see any menu for it. They read it for me from their phone.
Neighborhood favorite. Consistently good food and excellent service. Will go back again and again.
The food and service is always amazing.
this is a delicious neighborhood find for AMAZING Indian food...Such a great find...excellent service, great food, great value...we will be back...
This place is a home away from home. Taste that entices every palate in your mouth. Yepp i mean it and i enjoyed my meal in here comprehensively. Kudos the chef and the entire staff. Good job. Definitely going to be my go to spot.
What a find. In from San Diego on business and found this place and had a great dinner. The wine pairing by the owner was spot on as was the suggested menu items. A spot to put in your contacts and to return to.
Super small hole in the wall. Very tight space. Food choices were ok, weren’t impressed. Portion size was prices aren’t worth it. We will try Bhatti next time.
The chicken in the chicken tikka seemed overcooked.
We liked the place a lot. Food is delicious and service very nice. The only potential downside may be that if you plan to go with kids, there is not a lot they can eat since food tends to be spicy (even if it says nothing about spiciness).
However, I would go again and would also recommend it.
The food actually was pretty good however we were fairly choking on some sort of perfume or room freshener. It was difficult to taste our food or wine. Your better off ordering beer instead wine; it’s pretty bad. Service was strangely absent given the ratio of staff to customers.
Take out might be the best bet.
Great food, service was good but we had to remind them to bring several items we had orders, tight cozy space and very loud, but great for casual good Indian food
We love the good and the service is incredible
The staff is very kind and their butter chicken is delicious, great spot.
Yummy food, some of the best I have eaten in NY for Indian cuisine! Ambience is great. Can not go wrong with the food. Pudina parantha was one of the best I have had in my life (and I have had some good ones!)
Tandoori Dishes we're excellent but Naan(s) didn't meet expectations. Butter Chicken and other dishes were as expected.
Service was so good! They treated us like family
Best Indian in the city!
Delicious food so so service. A dish they claimed was low salt was extremely salty.
Everything was fine, food come very fast
Wonderfully Inexpensive top quality Indian cuisine with the best butter chicken I've ever tasted and tasty Tandoori lamb chops to die for. We ordered five dishes and shared. Everything was delicious. One of the best Indian restaurants In Manhattan.
Amazing food and service! Will definitely come back!
Delicious food. You won’t be disappointed.
Exceptional flavor and a well chosen menu, with constant favorites as well as new selections! Love the mustard flavored grilled fish - pairs well with the Torrontes white wine (also a nice staple on the menu!) —- knowledgeable and friendly staff, great care and attention to detail. A good place to dine frequently and to take guests - you know this won’t ever disappoint!
I tell everyone I know about this marvelous place. Everything from the extraordinary North Indian food to the courteous service, the subtle decor and quiet atmosphere create a sublime experience.
The butter chicken is amazing! It's probably the best I've had. The rest of the food was very good, but I will be having dreams of how good the butter chicken was.
Moti Mahal Delux does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats.
Moti Mahal Delux is rated 4.6 stars by 555 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 bookings at the moment.