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Moti Mahal

$$ - $$$
Mont royal
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1805 14 St SW, Calgary, Alberta T2T 3T1, Canada (17th Ave SW)
+1 403-228-9990
11:30 - 13:30
17:30 - 22:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Wed 17:30 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 13:30
Thu 17:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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Calgary, Canada
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time coming to this restaurant and I was definitely bowled over. Restaurant is super clean, the food was amazing and the staff fast and friendly. I recommend trying the Lamb Vindaloo and butter chicken. Meal is not complete without some garlic naan.

Thank Rudi G
Calgary, Canada
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324 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Were we really hungry or were the dishes particularly good when we were here for dinner? I think it was the latter. We have been here before but not for 3 or 4 years. Maybe they changed chefs or something but the 4 of us were really pleased with our meal. We got 5 dishes plus naan plus rice expecting... More 

Thank readytoretirecalgary
Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Been a few times; pakoras are great! They saved my butt one time though when I forgot to make a reservation for 8....and they made room for me! So awesome, family run and you can feel the pride in their craft!

Thank Chrisbinyyc
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118 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

This is one of my rare 5 stars. There was no flaws, from making the appointment, to the greeting at the door, to our server being one of the most interactive and responsive (I can be a bit of joker, hard nose consumer), to the food being beyond expectations. We have eaten here for many years, before they moved into... More 

Thank Simballa
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

It was our first time visiting Moti Mahal and I hope it won't be our last. This restaurant ranks among the best for Indian cuisine that I have ever had the pleasure of trying. Fresh, intense flavours coupled with a strong attention to detail make this place a notch above the rest. Their vegetable pakoras and sauces were the best... More 

1 Thank JJBK
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Came in for a business lunch only to find the most delicious chicken marsala I have ever eaten. What a beautifully decorated establishment with a very well set up lunch. Highly recommended!

Thank Tracy F
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Had another great dinner at Moti...had the mixed Tandoori plate, Papaya prawn, Kashmir chicken, Rogan Josh lamb...Kashmiri Rice...buttered Naan. We always order extra for left overs the next day. Kudos to Diane our server and nice chat with Bill. Best Indian food with peaceful ambiance in town!

Thank Barb48bbb
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

Been to Moti Mahal about a half dozen times, always great food, very consistently good. Service is very welcoming and friendly. Cant say enough.

Thank Vishal M
Calgary, Canada
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

We've been here a few times and always enjoy the atmosphere and great food here. It seems authentic and the flavours are punched up for a real taste, not bland and catering to non-asians or westerners as some others tend to. We'll go back often.

Thank Dante D
Calgary, Canada
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107 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

Had Moti Mahal for dinner on the weekend and it was very enjoyable. We had six dishes and they were all flavorful and well cooked. The amount of food was great value, we didn't end up eating any of the second butter chicken because we were all full. Well worth going to.

Thank BritInCalgary

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Indian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Buffet
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 13:30
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 13:30
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 13:30
11:30 - 13:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 13:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1805 14 St SW, Calgary, Alberta T2T 3T1, Canada
    (17th Ave SW)
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Mont royal
  • Neighbourhood: Mont royal
  • Phone Number: +1 403-228-9990

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?