Moti Mahal Delux

Moti Mahal Delux

Indian Restaurant
1149 1st Ave (63rd Street), New York, NY 10065, United States
Open until 11:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu, Sun
    • Noon–3:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • Noon–3:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM–Midnight
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
Outdoor Seating:

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    Chris G.
    "Great murgh korma chicken, pretty good wine selection."(5 Tips)
    Ashish S.
    "The Butter Chicken and Daal Makhani were very authentic & awesome."(8 Tips)
    Russell H.
    "Really good Roomali Khasta and Daal Makhani."(3 Tips)
    "menu try the “Kaali Daal"(2 Tips)
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  • Indian food
  • butter chicken
  • roomali khasta
  • murgh
  • daal makhani
  • vegetarian food
  • buffet
  • authentic
  • masala
  • samosas
  • paneer tikka
  • rice pudding
  • lamb chops
  • cozy
  • good for dates
  • scallops
  • wine
  • garlic naan
  • desserts
  • spicy food
  • Leah

    Incredible lunch buffet!

    Leah · 2 weeks ago
  • Vasanth R.

    Lunch is a pretty good. They have two options to choose from, veg and non veg. It's a three course meal with a lot of food.

    Vasanth Rajendran · 3 weeks ago
  • Jeff S.

    Lunch special was excellent. Weird that they don't let you take leftovers home.

    Jeff S · July 1
  • Cameron M.

    The Butter Chicken is not only probably the best in NYC, it is possibly the best on the planet.

    Cameron Maddux · June 15
  • Cameron M.

    Golgoppa shots are a unique experience. They can't be split - you have 4 whole mouth bites, so make sure you are ready for that.

    Cameron Maddux · June 15
  • Azza E.

    Lamb chops are divine

    Azza Elemam · March 23
  • Morgan P.

    One of the better Indian restaurants in Manhattan, though the location is a bit out of the way.

    Morgan Polotan · March 21
  • Amelie L.

    Great deal of veggie options, just enough spices and reasonable prices. We shared the mushrooms kebab and I got the Palak Paneer : very good although portions end up to be bit too much for me

    Amelie Lelarge · March 3
  • Irma Z.

    Lunch was good and large portions but it was odd that we could not take the leftovers with us. Either they were going to throw away a lot of food or were going to re-serve to someone else.

    Irma Zandl · February 14
  • Heather P.

    Flavorful, authentic Indian with authentic dishes. Complex flavored vs. the norm where everything tastes the same

    Heather Park · December 16, 2014
  • Sean F.

    Butter chicken, spicy lentils, garlic naan. Bing, bang, boom.

    Sean Fleming · December 8, 2014
  • Russell H.

    Really good Roomali Khasta and Daal Makhani. Khadhi Murgh could've been better. Solid wine pours.

    Russell Hirschorn · November 16, 2014
  • Chris S.

    On Sundays a very reasonable and tasty brunch "seated buffet" awaits anyone who can handle the surliness here.

    Chris Steele · November 10, 2014
  • Shailesh M.

    If you're looking for North Indian food and a fancy setting (especially if you're not Indian), this is the place. Best Indian restaurant in town hands down.

    Shailesh Mishra · September 25, 2014
  • Leon D.

    Chicken kadhai. Daal makhni.

    Leon Dmello · September 12, 2014
  • Lily O.

    Vegetarian paradise. Amazing indian and great ambiance at a reasonable price. Yum!!

    Lily O'Dare · August 23, 2014
  • Rachel

    Food was solid, but not as spicy as I would have liked (even when ordered "hot")

    Rachel · August 7, 2014
  • Michele B.

    They give you so much food for lunch and you cant take any home. Come hungry (like "I could eat a horse" hungry) - especially if you're 2 people since they give food for 5.

    Michele Bradley · July 4, 2014
  • stephanie

    staff was super nice to us and our 14-month old son. brought him a mango lassi and a bunch of baby-friendly things to eat; we were pleasantly surprised when they weren't on our bill.

    stephanie · May 4, 2014
  • Harsh S.

    The best Indian food in US I have eaten! Dal Makhani compares to the best of Old Delhi. Paneer Lababdar is delicious and so is Khasta Roll. Do talk with Chef Kishore. He is as warm a host as they come

    Harsh Sharma · April 19, 2014
  • William N.

    Wow. Very easily some of the best Indian food I've ever had. Get the butter chicken, chana masala, lemon rice, and plenty of samosas.

    William Nelligan · April 19, 2014
  • Manan K.

    Unreasonably prices mediocre food.

    Manan Kakkar · October 6, 2013
  • Serious Eats

    An international chain specializing in Mughlai, an exceptionally rich and varied branch of Indian cooking. Very vegetarian-friendly.

    Serious Eats · July 31, 2013
  • Christine L.

    You're in for a treat with the lunch special. $14 to eat like a king. 2 apps, 1 entree, 1 dessert. Refills. Can't go wrong.

    Christine Liang · July 8, 2013
  • Kéké W.

    Great food, excellent waiter! He offered us a little desser, so nice. I definitively recommend this place

    Kéké Welter-Bernard · July 7, 2013
  • Village Voice

    The updated Mughlai dishes here still bring plenty of heat to the table! Stockpile napkins and dig in to the tandoori chicken and lamb kebabs. The lunch buffet is also a neighborhood deal at $11.95

    Village Voice · June 3, 2013
  • Chris G.

    Nice atmosphere. Great murgh korma chicken, pretty good wine selection.

    Chris Gabriel · February 19, 2013
  • Anil D.

    The burrah kebab are truly exceptional, and standards like butter chicken are well-executed.

    Anil Dash · January 22, 2013
  • Village Voice

    The lamb kebabs are exceptional, as is the thickly seasoned tandoori chicken. Veggies can head to a steaming lunch buffet with vegetarian options as well!

    Village Voice · January 18, 2013
  • Laura D.

    It can easily beat the "T" and "J" places. Real chicken tandoori without coloring. Their phirni (crushed rice pudding) is a must try. We also had the chicken with yogurt/cashewnut gravy- crazy good

    Laura De Valencia · January 17, 2013
  • Naunihal S.

    Try the ras malai. I rarely have it in the USA, but it's really good here.

    Naunihal Singh · January 9, 2013
  • Varun S.

    No a la carte menu for lunch. There are only two options: veg or non-veg sit down buffet.

    Varun Shetty · December 28, 2012
  • Fred B.

    Get the daal!

    Fred Blau · December 15, 2012
  • Varun S.

    Phenomenal food: paneer tikka, dahi palak, murgh tandoori, burrah kebab (best thing on the menu), murgh and dal makhani - and, of course, gulab jamun

    Varun Shetty · December 7, 2012
  • Krithika R.

    No, this is not the real deal. Desis will know Moti Mahal for succulent, flavorful and excellent food. This is none of that. Does not live up to the namesake in India. Average fare.

    Krithika Rosenthal · December 2, 2012
  • Kaushal A.

    The place is among the best places for Indian Food around, has good interior design, excellant service and delicious food!

    Kaushal Agrawal · November 26, 2012
  • Ankush B.

    The Butter Chicken and Anardani Tikka are a must-try!!

    Ankush Bhatia · November 23, 2012
  • Moti Mahal Delux

    Diwali is around the corner! Come by between Nov 4- Nov 18 and check out our special Diwali menu during dinner (prix-fix with vegetarian and non-vegetarian options).

    Moti Mahal Delux · October 20, 2012
  • Andrew L.

    Really great flavorful indian food. Not the biggest portions so get a couple sppetizers.

    Andrew Lugavere · October 13, 2012
  • BlackboardEats

    There isn’t enough Indian-brewed beer to help you pronounce the murgh makhani (fork-tender chicken in a silky tomato sauce) at Moti Mahal Delux, but try your best and you’ll be rewarded.

    BlackboardEats · September 13, 2012
  • Shiori

    So so delicious and filling! Come with an empty stomach and you won't be disappointed. Will be back again soon :)

    Shiori · September 7, 2012
  • 7th.List

    New. Family Recipes. On the menu try the “Kaali Daal”(prepared slowly on low heat and blended with butter or cream) and what about the butter chicken and their tandoori chicken from clay oven Read more

    7th.List · July 29, 2012
  • Moti Mahal Delux

    It's our grand opening week! Unlock our specials for free Dessert!

    Moti Mahal Delux · July 27, 2012
  • Ashish S.

    Excellent food!! The Butter Chicken and Daal Makhani were very authentic & awesome. Also try out the Roomali Khasta, a very eclectic appetizer!

    Ashish Sethi · July 23, 2012
  • Shagun M.

    The real butter chicken, kaali daal and some funky delicious stuff like gol grappa shots, roomali khasta dips & scallops w/ mango chutney. YUM!

    Shagun Mehandru · July 21, 2012

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