Moti Mahal

Netaji Subhash Marg, Daryaganj
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Moti Mahal Reviews and Ratings - Daryaganj, New Delhi

Great!

Rated 4.0 by Sakshi Singh

Amazing food. Prices are affordable and cheap.💕 The food quality is also good 💕 One of the best restaurants to try indian food is moti mahal ❤️ Must try it 😍


Great!

Rated 4.0 by His Highness

Nostalgic as soon as you enter the main gate. Must try are you mutton burra and yes of course the butter chicken.... Good food, great pricing total value for money plus old memories as bonus


Average

Rated 3.0 by Aastha Malik

For someone who stays in Gurgaon, reaching this place in the first place was quite a challenge. After putting up with Del-Ggn traffic and the scalding heat, when one finally reaches the place where butter chicken was supposedly invented, the expectations are sky high. So, let me break it down for you- the butter chicken that'll be served to you will be nothing like you'd expect. It's way more tangy, sweet and creamy than the butter chicken we all know. I guess this explains all the negative reviews. But then again, maybe that's the way it's traditionally supposed to be. Nevertheless, the place certainly had a vintage-purani-dilli feel to it and was definitely worth the visit.


Great!

Rated 4.0 by Deepakkumartokas

This place serves good authentic traditional North Indian and Mughlai food. Serving are quite big and service is very prompt. Only downside is the ambience, poor lighting and lack of parking. But otherwise very famous restaurant and they have no branches.


Average

Rated 3.0 by Arun Wadhwa

This was the place where Butter Chicken was invented, so one might expect it to serve the best Butter chicken out there - but it’s not the case here. It’s just average. I ordered a cheese naan and my friends ordered garlic naan and butter naan. The cheese naan was actually Paneer naan (to their defense, Paneer is actually Indian cottage cheese) but I was expecting a layer of molten cheese inside (as that’s what they serve you in other fine dining restaurants - except I won’t really call Moti Mahal a fine dining restaurant - it’s more in the middle I’d say) and that wasn’t the case here. The Paneer filling was quite generous but it was just raw Paneer- it didn’t have any sort of taste to it which was a bummer. The garlic naan on the other hand had a strong taste of garlic. I prefer my garlic naan(s) to be a bit mild, but that’s just personal preference. The Butter Chicken wasn’t spicy enough (as you’d expect from Butter Chicken) but wasn’t creamy either (Butter Chicken is supposed to be creamy). I’m someone who likes royal cuisine a lot and when we make it at home we add a ton of things to it which makes it quite heavy(and tasty). We ordered a ‘full plate’ and the serving was quite generous, way more than we were expecting. The restaurant was empty and it seems as if they lost a lot of business since I last had a meal there. The seats were quite comfortable and the water was also perfectly chilled. We were already full so we didn’t order much. The restaurant could use a bit more light but it wasn’t that bad. Most of the air conditioners were off - as there were only three tables occupied, and I think it could have used a bit more cooling - but we weren’t sweating as such - so it’s fine. All in all, it was value for money. Will I have another meal there? Probably not. But then again, it’s a part of history and it tells us how much Indian cuisine has evolved over the years - so one should definitely try it - atleast once. I used to come here often as a kid, but since then, I’ve found way better restaurants - and my taste buds have matured over the years too.