- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
My family has been eating at Malai Marke since it opened. It was instantly our favorite among the local Indian restaurants and we have eaten there or had delivery dozens of times.
All restaurants have their ups and downs, but at the moment, based on our meal last night, Malai Marke is at a very high level. All of the dishes we ordered were delicious, spiced interestingly, freshly cooked. Even the samosas seemed more thoughtfully prepared. Breads, too, are excellent.
We were really happy with our meal and grateful that Malai Marke is thriving during the pandemic.
Awesome place, some of the best Indian food Ive had. Just a great place
Food was ok but the waiters were rude. First they tried not to honor the reservation, later they tried overcharging for the dishes. It was really hard to call them everytime I needed something too. I left feeling pretty bad after my visit.
The food was unique and delicious, but service was terrible! We were seated in the adjoining room, and had to keep getting up to find our waiter, which was a shame as that colored our whole experience.
Went for dinner the other night. My friend is a strict vegetarian and asked a lot of questions. The waiter was very patient and helpful about what foods she could eat. We ordered the samosas (large and satisfying), the fried onions (delicious) and for my entree, rogan josh. I asked for a little spice, which it was, but not overwhelming. My friend ordered something with potatoes and really liked that.
The staff were also nice enough to let us sit in the other room that was empty, even though it was late in the evening and they were looking to close up soon. It was much warmer in the other room.
Would definitely go back.
I've eaten here twice and was very pleased both times. The food is fresh and yummy and the portions are generous. The prices are excellent.
Service was average. The place still used hard copy menus - and they were not clean. Food was good
Amazing food! The lunch deal is a steal.
Only drawback is the outside dining shed leaves much to be desired.
Best Indian ever. Spices were top notch, service was perfectly timed. Will return ASAP
Excellent service and food!
The food is great. Periodt. if you can swing by for the lunch special, it is good value, too. Otherwise, it can get to be a little pricey for a midrange lunch. Just my opinion, though.
But very good food :)
There were four of us for dinner. Lamb dishes were excellent (Lamb chops and Rogan Josh). One person ordered a vegetarian dish and was very pleased. The wine list is limited but I had an excellent Pinot Grigio. Overall, the food was excellent and I would recommend this restaurant.
Delicious meal. Very nice outdoor seating for those of us not ready to eat inside yet. Food was incredibly tasty and big portions. My wife and I would definitely go back.
Delicious food, quick and attentive service. I will return!
We compare all other Indian restaurants to Malai Marke. 'Nuff said.
Most likely due to the pandemic, some things felt and were different. Service was slightly subpar even though we were the only diners. Food was good, but not what we remembered. Korma and pasanda were great, but the garlic naan which we typically salivate over didn't meet our expectations. Granted, it was still good, just didn't have that buttery, oily sheen to it. And we like our naan a bit puffy, not too crispy like it was, so to each their own.
But back to 1st line.
[edit a week later] disappointed - paid with card and I’m usually a generous tipper. Guess they felt it wasn’t enough and tacked on more so that the tip came out to almost 33%. Like, really? SMH
Gonna have to shop around for that 1st line now.
Standard 6th street. I was disappointed, some reviews led me to expect better. I won’t go back.
It was great! They accommodated us to our preference on table and the service was good and fast!
the food was delicious with tons of options, I was there on a monday night so it was pretty quiet but nice ambience with lights but pretty cold. also they don't serve cocktails or well drinks, just wine & beer !
Made a reservation however they did not have any tables and lacking in customer service . Recommend order to go
Food and service was very good. A bit pricey but all in all lovely restaurant
We have come here several times and every time tried something new and delicious. Both the okra small plate and the eggplant small plate were excellent. Pleasant atmosphere and helpful service.
Without a doubt, my favorite Indian restaurant. Wherever else we order garlic naan from, we groan and our eyes portray the disappointment our stomachs and mouths feel when compared to Malai Marke’s. We always order 2 and then order a 3rd somewhere along the way. Curse you tastebuds!!!!
EXPENSIVE for what you get, It was good, not great. Will I go back? probably not
Food was great. Service was helpful in picking food and atmosphere was fun!
Minimal ambience but great food! Best for takeout!
The food was great, especially the lamb dishes. Two entrees fir three people would have sufficed, but the leftovers were bagged for a healthy snack next day. One minor complaint relates to a feeling that we were rushed. Next time I’ll insist that entrees are not served until all appetizers are finished
The service walking in wasn’t pleasant. The guy made us wait for 15-20 mins even though there were tables empty and we had made a reservation! The Gobi Kurkure was good and it was good to note that the green chutney actually had flavor and spice instead of being bland. The excitement was short lived though because the main course arrived and except for the bhindi both the paneer malai marke and dal makhani were flavorless and almost sweet! I understand not putting too much chilli powder or green chilies but to not have Any flavor is beyond me. What is the point of enjoying Indian food then? The garlic naan was good but the chilli onion naan had only onion and no chilli. The raita was good too. Overall better than a lot of Indian restaurants there but definitely need improvement regarding service and flavor.
Very good and common place. Nothing exceptional. We got there at 6:30 and it wasn't busy - the waiter was very nice. It got really busy at 7:30 and not very loud, just alot of people wtg to get in. I would go back and def recommend. Good for brithdays etc...
The food was good, as always, and service mostly good.
It’s very hot in the restaurant. There were fans and air conditioners, but it was still very hot.
The food was OK to good, but the lipstick and other suspect smudges on the lips of several water glasses took the edge off my appetite. Flavors were dull and murky. Naan was good, but I like naan thin and crispy. The mango chutney was almost entirely syrup. Overall, it fell right in the middle range of my experience at Indian restaurants. My teenage relatives from Pennsylvania really liked it, but they'd *never* had Indian food before. Water service was impeccable.
Very disappointing!!! Would never go again....mmanamnm
The food was delicious and service was great. Thank you!
Great food and great service. All I can ask for. Thanks Malai Marke
Rice was cold, poori bread was not warm, or hot. Also kind of cardboard-like. To me, poori should issue steam when you poke a hole in it, and be either crisp or soft. The meat and vegetable dishes were excellent.
This was my first time at Malai Marke, and I absolutely loved it! The food was excellent and the waiters were polite. I will definitely be coming back!
Food quality has decreased tremendously. W ordered the fried cauliflower for appetizer and it was bad - no salt, no taste. The fried okra was good and so was the garlic naan.
When we first came here, we feel in love with the paneer. We ordered it now, and it was cubes of paneer in what tasted like tomato sauce.
Very busy, this compact restaurant is so noisy, conversation is difficult. The menu is broad, including the rare Persian Dhanzak sauce. Service is fast, and you won’t leave hungry. Great for lovers of Indian food, possibly best when not full of people; don’t expect intimate romance!
I have been here several times before it was dark meat which I do not care for. I should have stuck to my normal dish that I get which was always good. Next time I will.
Delicious! The lunch special is always a bargain.
Malai Marke does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Malai Marke also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 777-7729.
Malai Marke is rated 4.5 stars by 272 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.