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Mahal Indian Restaurant

#13,354 of 17,936 Restaurants in London
$$ - $$$
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108 Essex Road, London N1 8LX, England
+44 20 7226 5551
17:00 - 23:00
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Mon 17:00 - 23:00
Tue - Sun 18:00 - 23:59
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Gutted as it was my favourite Indian! But it's now the London cocktail club... Very good but over priced cocktails! I still need to find a good Indian takeaway!

Thank laura j
Kuwait City, Kuwait
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4,564 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015

cheap but little far from our hotel we went there because we want to try new thing but we discover it is same like other indians and cheaper in prices good biryani and soups

2 Thank bnghanem
Bangkok, Thailand
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262 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2015

Using indian name but managed by people from Bangladesh. Food is just average. Not real Indian food. It is not really value for money

Thank David N
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2014 via mobile

Despite a few blips with service the meals here have always been enjoyable. The Sunday buffet is particlarly good value at £7.95 for eat all you like. Off the menu the grilled prawns the lamb khari and the methi dishes are excellent. Despite the food being good the restaurant is never busy. However it is popular for takeaways and there... More 

1 Thank Jackie R
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2014 via mobile

I'm a person who's regularly eating out when travelling on business and so far I don't think I've come across a place like mahal so far, the food was delicious, to an extent where I Plan to return on a social visit with my family, and before I forget the waiters are polite and friendly. To anyone who's read my... More 

Thank Hasan A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2014

The food was excellent I really enjoyed, this is the modern indian restaurant in Islington. ....I will recommend you to try .......

Thank jafarson81
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2014 via mobile

Went here with a few friends, vey disappointed with the food very bland and tastless, waiter was poilte however the food took over 30 mins to arrive and the restraunt was not even busy, we weren't even noticed when we left aviod!!

1 Thank Kyse A
London, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2014 via mobile

We are regular diners here. We walk past another highly rated Indian restaurant to visit Mahal because if is that good. Food is fresh and well prepared, service is excellent. Delivery is speedy send the food is just as good. Highly recommend.

Thank Miriam L
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2014

Tried Mahal again. Hadn't been there for a while. This Indian restaurant is mind-blowingly good. Wonderful tasty dishes. Their sauces are to die for. Beautiful lamb and chicken dishes. It's a quiet restaurant because it's on a stretch of Essex Rd which is a quiet -- but the food is truly excellent. Staff are really nice. I have never been... More 

1 Thank David K
London, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2014

Dropped into Mahal for the first time after reading the reviews, first impressions weren't great; empty and a smell of damp (there had been lots of heavy rain over xmas). After popping down to the toilets we found whilst modern and clean the cistern lid was off in one and the other has ramshackle toilet paper on the side. Given... More 

1 Thank dickinsc

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:59
17:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:59
18:00 - 23:59
18:00 - 23:59
18:00 - 23:59
18:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 108 Essex Road, London N1 8LX, England
  • Public Transportation: Buses: 73,38,56,341,476; Train: Essex Road Rail Station; Tube :Angel
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7226 5551
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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