Moti Mahal Restaurant - 17th Ave

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413 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Indian

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Moti Mahal is a family run Indian Restaurant with an emphasis on quality ingredients. VOTED BEST INDIAN RESTAURANT by FFWD Weekly 2007-2014. VOTED BEST INDIAN by Avenue Magazine.

For parties 6 or larger, please call us at 403-228-9990
What 413 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.6
Value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipBKCK
Calgary
25 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great place to dine. Great staff & great food make it the perfect place to dine.

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vipJimC
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A party of four enjoyed four dishes of tandori, vegetarian, curry and goat. Supported by two special rices, one with figs and one with dates - absolutely wonderful. Of course the naan bread - garlic and onion - were superb as well. Flavors and sauces were excellent. So good - hardly any leftovers for the attendees to fight over.

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robertaC
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Indian food. Especially appreciate that all dishes arrived together and were cooked to perfection. The naan bread is to die for!

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LisaH
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

I am a huge fan of this restaurant and although I don’t go there often, I have been there a lot over the years. I went Thursday Sept 24th and the service was really slow and the food was good, but now up to the standard I remember. Will keep going as I am sure we just caught them on an off night,

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PeterM
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food very friendly staff, would recommend a visit 👌

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SherryN
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Best curry in town

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vipluv2dine
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We dine at Moti Mahal regularly, and the food and service are consistently good. We love their fish curry and lamb rogan josh. We’ve tried their other dishes as well, also very good. If you like Indian food, you won’t be disappointed.

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vipWendyO
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience. I haven’t been here in many years but decided to go back recently and so glad I did. The food is still amazing and service was exceptional

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viptimmyg
Calgary
55 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Food was good, nothing exceptional, had lamb and chicken dishes, naan bread and some veggie samosas, not impressed with how they have their tables set for social distancing, side is 6 feet separation but had a group behind less than 3 feet and seemed to have more people joining their table, standing around chatting requested to move tables which was fine but don’t think they should have allowed cluster of people, Manager came by and apologized

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LindaC
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great meal. You leave feeling it was money well spent.

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BarbL
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have resumed going out to eat in view of the COVID situation. We find that this restaurant has high standards to ensure guests are treated with respect and kindness and the food served is outstanding and sooooo tasty!

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DanitaO
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing local family owned, and amazing food! Fantastic!

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JoanS
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

37 years of loving this restaurant. Always a great take out choice, but treat yourself to dining in too.

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MmmmGood
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

So good. We ate too much because it was so delicious.

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SydneyP
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A favourite. The food and service is always great

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best restaurant in town. There’s a reason it’s had such longevity— incredible food &service.

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CaseyB
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Whether vegetarian or not the food is great, we have both in our family. Service is friendly and helpful, and we always leave happy with the food and with overall experience.

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vipFussyFoodie
San Diego
31 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Moti Mahal is always excellent...I have been a regular here for years and cannot say enough about this place! The owners are wonderful and the food is always amazing. We travel a LOT and have yet to find anywhere in the world that rivals their food. Seriously! Their samosas are out of this world, their punjabi daal is second to none, the persian pilau is to die for....the list goes on and on and on.....nobody tops their naan bread....their chai...the kheer....honestly, every dish is absolute perfection. A wonderful family run business that will NOT disappoint.

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MattM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Server was very helpful with dish suggestion and a wine pairing.
Food was terrific.
Great people watching too.

MB
vipMacBob
Palm Springs
91 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Moti Mahal is our favourite restaurant in Calgary for East Indian cuisine. Our favourite dishes include: Veggie Pakoras, Butter Chicken, Chicken Tikka, Naan bread, Basmati Rice and Vegetable Poryal..... all delicious dishes. Service is generally good but at times can be slow, as the restaurant is quite popular and generally busy.

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Phaedra
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Literally the best food and best people, have been a Moti fan going on 15yrs. Such an amazing restaurant run by amazing people who make you feel like family.

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JasonB
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service and food was amazing. We let our server pick our meal and he knew exactly what to pick. Food was fresh and flavourful. Will be back!

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Francesco
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good food and good service, I would recommend the place

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RandyT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Food was good. Service was very friendly and helpful. We would go back.

MB
vipMegB
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Best Indian restaurant in Calgary, bar none. Superb food, great selection of beers and wines that pair well, and knowledgable, engaging staff.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Always enjoy Moti Mahal!

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Deborah
Calgary
15 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday dinner with my friend

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vipFoodBabyMama
Calgary
31 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent all around

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michael
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Friendly and helpful service. Wonderful aromas and very tasty food. Service staff was very helpful with food selection.

HM
HarjitM
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great. Amazing service.

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ravi
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

Specifically mentioned we need the food very spicy and it’s not at all spicy. Quantity of each item is very less.

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ThomasJ
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We often go to Moti Mahal Restaurant when in the mood for Indian food. It has a pleasant atmosphere, cozy but not too loud. The food is very good and service is as well.

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FoodL62
Calgary
32 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food,ambience and very friendly service and owners!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is always a 5, I go here often

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vipHendalow
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place has the best Indian cuisine in Calgary by far. It is a favourite of ours. We had a wonderful date night here. The service here was very polite and timed perfectly. The restaurant was busy but not too noisy. All of the food was delicious. We both agreed the star of our meal was the lamb roganjosh, it was cooked to perfection. The close second favorite dish we would highly recommend was the tandoori chicken that arrives sizzling hot. We will definitely be going back for more!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food with a rather lovely atmosphere.

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KevW
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, quiet cozy restaurant and excellent service every time we eat here!

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StephanieM
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Came in on Monday with my younger brother and our server (Jesse) was awesome. Got the veg curry and he got some kind of lamb kabob in sauce. So good.

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ThePyes
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is the second time I've visited this venue. This is our go to restaurant for Indian food.

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Deborah
Calgary
15 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, the best jalfrezie ever! I want some more just thinking about it!

FAQs

Moti Mahal Restaurant - 17th Ave offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 228-9990.

Moti Mahal Restaurant - 17th Ave is rated 4.7 stars by 413 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 reservations at the moment.