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Moti Mahal Restaurant - 17th Ave, Calgary, AB

Moti Mahal Restaurant - 17th Ave

4.6
4.6
631 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Indian
Moti Mahal requires patrons to wear a mask upon entering the restaurant, as well as while moving about the restaurant. Thank you for helping us keep everyone safe.

For parties 6 or larger, please call us at 403-228-9990

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Indian, Vegetarian
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (403) 899-5096
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Harjit Mann
  • Neighbourhood
    Calgary
  • Cross Street
    17th Ave SW
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 631 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

    Healthy

  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Calgary

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • Calgary

    Healthy

  • Calgary

    Vegetarian-friendly

631 Reviews
  1. TimB

    Toronto

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always enjoy going to Moti Mahal. We appreciate the consistency in the food and attentive service.

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  2. PatC

    Calgary

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We know we will have a wonderful meal w/great service! Thank YOU !!!!!! Until next time

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  3. Chocothunder

    Calgary

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good quality food ! Excellent service and good prices …. Still !! Great place for a meal with a group of friends or with family!!

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  4. tamz

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Always consistently delicious! That’s why I keep going g back again and again!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food amazing every time highly recommend!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is always great, service is excellent! We have never been disappointed!

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  7. VaughanP

    Calgary

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    The food was good. However the owners need to put some money towards renovating the tables and chairs. The fabric on the chairs were filthy and some chairs unstable. Puts a damper when first shown to a table, and we felt like leaving.

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  8. BobbyCool

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful (again)! So many different flavours to savour! Excellent.

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  9. PatC

    Calgary

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    First time ever - there was a very long wait for food. When it arrived it was as good as always.

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  10. DeniseA

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I have been coming to this restaurant before the move., which is many years. I have never been more disappointed with the food. There was no flavour, no spice except heat. It was an very special occasion and I was truly disappointed

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  11. DKCalgary

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Moti Mahal never disappoints! Food was delicious and service friendly and efficient. All dishes were fresh and hot when served. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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  12. LisaL

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food with excellent service! A favourite place to eat in or take home.

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  13. PatC

    Calgary

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Helen is great server and she almost remembered our order 😉.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent, service very good, cold temperature in restaurant

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  15. AndyC

    Calgary

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Ok.. Valentines Day… an evening out with the wife. Rezo made. Order took over an hour (as the table beside me).. and one visit from the server.. people across had to retrieve the server to pay.. I looked a seemingly great reviews here and funny…. Portions are approx half of what they used to be… When the food actually appeared, it was with,”we got slammed with Skip orders”…. Hey, how about treating the people that have bums in seats? The food was not only basically sauce with 8-10 tiny pieces of chicken, prawns or steak but was almost flavorless… honestly could not tell the difference from one dish to the next.. I would have 100% got up and left before the hour plus mark where my food finally arrived but it was Valentines Day and I didn’t want to make it worse…. My wife even commented, “what happened here?…. Green Chili is better than this”…. Couldn’t have said it better…. Oh yeah, the chairs could use either cleaning or reupholstering….

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  16. Marion

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We hadn’t been to Moti Majal in years and it was just as wonderful as we remembered. Excellent food and relaxing atmosphere. My teenage son loved it too!

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  17. PatC

    Calgary

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was, as always, EXCELLENT. We arrived at 5:30pm and for the first time ever, we felt rushed. - Dishes were cleared as each person finished instead of when everyone was finished their meals. - Asked multiple times if food was acceptable. Hopefully this will not occur in our next visit.

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  18. JoeL

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was slow. Took an hour to get our entrees.

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  19. PatC

    Calgary

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious as ALWAYS. We will be back.! Thank you.

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  20. GordA

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food every single time. Family favourite.

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  21. Lj71

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience. Have been coming for years and hope to enjoy for many more.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our favorite restaurant in Calgary. We had an exceptional experience. We dined with a large group. We were treated like family. The food was delicious! Will definitely return!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Experience was excellent. Food was delicious. We will be back.

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  24. MoniqueM

    Singapore

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Bland indian food. I dined here 3 years ago and it was the same - flavorless and tired. I dined here many years before and it was great. I came back for the ambience but wont do it again. Service was poor and there was only 2 tables the entire night. Food quality and flavour were poor.

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  25. GoodValue

    Calgary

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been here several times and always first class. Can’t wait to go back !

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  26. ChelseyS

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere here is wonderful. I love going to places that have more original decor than your typical restaurant. It sets a nice mood. It was a great place to celebrate with friends. The food was yummy, and there were lots of options. Our group included 4 people with various dietary restrictions, and the staff was able to accommodate everyone without any fuss. Vegetarian, gluten free, dairy free, soy free, egg free... Everyone had choices. Our server was very friendly and attentive without hovering. And the prices are very reasonable. There were options for sharing rice, or single rice servings if you want to split your cheque. This is a restaurant where you should plan to take your time. The food does not come very quickly. I wouldn't say the wait time was a problem or at all bothersome to our group, but if you have small children who struggle to wait, you may want to bring a little snack to get them through to the meal. Overall, we had a great time, and I would definitely recommend this place.

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  27. JudithH

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Kind and attentive staff. Tasty food, (on point for my family). Will return in near future.

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  28. DanitaO

    Edmonton

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We've been going to Moti for about 15 years, and we have never been disappointed. The food is always delicious, owners are very friendly, and the ambiance is nice.

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  29. Plmitche

    Calgary

    9 reviews

    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Ordered butter chicken, sauce was metallic. Prawn sauce same. Owner came and terrific about it. Will not go back. That's happened a few too many times.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always enjoy our dinners! Our server Darren was excellent. I do have to say that we sat at the table at the far end against three window and it was quite chilly there! Next time we might ask for another table! We missed Mo but Darren was awesome!

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  31. Sunshine

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always love coming here. A personal favourite. Great flavours.

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  32. RobertT

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food.. relatively small portions. Waitress was awful and rude. No please/thank you and very abrupt. A check in to see how the drinks were doing would have been nice.

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  33. SteveH

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall a pleasant evening . Server was pleasant and efficient but main course was a little slow coming out . I have dined there many years ago so was looking forward to trying it again. Comparing to other east Indian restaurants I've been to lately , I don't think it's quite as great but nevertheless, very enjoyable

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  34. PatC

    Calgary

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food !!!!!!! As always. Although, no comment was made able our friend’s Birthday, which was noted when I made the reservation

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  35. AvoidChaos

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Moti Mahal has always served delicious Indian dishes at a reasonable price. The service is friendly and informal.

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  36. nk1976

    Calgary

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was exceptionally good this visit! Thank you 😊

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  37. Shirley

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I highly recommend Moti Mahal restaurant for lunch or dinner. The quality has remained consistently excellent for years and our latest meal did not disappoint. I especially recommend the banana leaf wrapped fish.

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  38. WendyW

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service! Looking forward to coming back soon

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  39. NancyD

    Cancun

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Absolutely delicious and so reasonably priced!!! Service was very good and the beer was cold:)

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best Indian food in Calgary! Love this place 👏

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FAQs

Moti Mahal Restaurant - 17th Ave offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 899-5096.

Moti Mahal Restaurant - 17th Ave is rated 4.6 stars by 631 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Moti Mahal Restaurant - 17th Ave

1805 14th St. SW, Calgary, AB T2t3t1

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    17th Ave SW
  • Neighbourhood
    Calgary
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Indian, Vegetarian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Harjit Mann
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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