Malai Marke

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244 reviews
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$30 and under
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Indian
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  • Authentic
  • Casual
  • Lunch
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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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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

F
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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.

PS
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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

SS
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

ML
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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

MS
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

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.

EB
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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!

MR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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.

E
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

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!

c
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

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.

i
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious! The lunch special is always a bargain.

DG
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

JD
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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.

JG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

M
Nashville
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious! Service was great!

MR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 November 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.

S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 November 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.

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

Authentic Indian food 😋

L
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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

MI
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very good food and fast service.

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

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

TZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 September 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.

N
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on 7 September 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.

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

Celebrating life

JR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

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

RC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food, good service, slightly pricey.

AT
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Absolutely mouth wateringly delicious! Consistently.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 July 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.

MJ
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

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

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

G
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on 6 May 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"

A
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 23 April 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!

TS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 April 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.

SJ
1 review
Dined on 19 April 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!

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

Great Indian food!!

VI
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 24 February 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.

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

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

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

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

R
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 December 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!

k
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 18 December 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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