Moti Mahal Delux

4.6
555 reviews
$31 to $50
Indian

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Good Vegetarian Options
Moti Mahal Delux offers recipes that are distinguished principally by inventive flavor combinations and the finesse of ‘Mughlai’ cuisine, a "bargain in any neighbourhood for food that provides a surprising flavor of luxury" - The New York Times, 2 Stars

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.


What 555 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.3
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RAPPROF
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

A nice discovery. I asked a friend for a recommendation for a new Indian restaurant, and he gave me Moti.

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vipnighteater
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience3

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.

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Axestef
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was very good, very refined. Great restaurant.
We’ll definitely come back !

OT
OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience1

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.

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ExperiencedDiners
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't wait to go again. Delicious. Plenty of food and great for sharing, if you want to sample what each other orders.

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vipCaren
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

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.

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Hannah
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and good food! The ambience is nice and the restaurant is super cute!

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vipOlivierB
London
19 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent Indian food; large menu, lots of choice; friendly service.

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Soli
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Bill included 10% COVID surcharge.
Never been levied this at other restaurants?

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AshishR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service is always good at Moti Mahal. Hope to go back for their lunch platter soon.

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TerryL
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The food was unique and delightful.

DD
DeloreanDan
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipNYLocal4
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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 !

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YosephineM
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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vipTraumamd
London
147 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Neighborhood favorite. Consistently good food and excellent service. Will go back again and again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service is always amazing.

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vipelle
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

this is a delicious neighborhood find for AMAZING Indian food...Such a great find...excellent service, great food, great value...we will be back...

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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ChuckL
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

NP
NeelyP
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

The chicken in the chicken tikka seemed overcooked.

JR
JaRoE
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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.

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vipGourmonde
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience1

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.

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MsFig
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

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

LB
vipLolaB
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the good and the service is incredible

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The staff is very kind and their butter chicken is delicious, great spot.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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!)

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

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Foodie
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Tandoori Dishes we're excellent but Naan(s) didn't meet expectations. Butter Chicken and other dishes were as expected.

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SophieA
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was so good! They treated us like family

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best Indian in the city!

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vipCantwaitforyoutoleave
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Delicious food so so service. A dish they claimed was low salt was extremely salty.

JM
JohannaM
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Everything was fine, food come very fast
GOOD service

JT
JohnT
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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.

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Barbara
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! Will definitely come back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. You won’t be disappointed.

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vipSarahC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

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!

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Sherryc
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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dc4916
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

FAQs

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.

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