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“Taste but at Serious Price!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Moti Mahal

Moti Mahal
Madinat Zayed | Behind Salam Street, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
02 674 2121
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Ranked #141 of 1,583 restaurants in Abu Dhabi
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Taste but at Serious Price!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

I often visit Moti Mahal atleast once a month but this time i felt like doing a Review.

Hope you like and appreciate it as usual.

As usual i will divide my Review in 3 Parts, Good Bad and Ugly

Good:-
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1. Taste is good generally for all dishes but i will name few for you to try

- Jheenga / Prawns Tandoori (ask them to make it well done and spicy)
- Fish Masala
- Paratha / Bread
- Lemonade with Salt
- Hyderabadi Biryani with Chicken, Prawn or Vegetable or Meat your choice
- Lamb Kabab
- Masala Papad

2. Service is good and all server are polite


Bad:-
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3. Location is not too good, its behind ADCB Salam Street or you can come from Najda too

4. Parking is hard to find in afternoon

5. Prices are too high, on an average if a person eating non veg and order multiple dishes he may end up spending over 100 AED easily

Ugly:-
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6. At Night dont park in front of restaurant as its Residential area and police will fine you, i end up paying 500 AED so i advise you guys to make sure you park on main road and then walk, nobody in restaurant will tell you this even

7. Seating arrangement is too congested specially in ground floor

Caiyad Phahad - Film Maker from UAE

  • Visited August 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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abu dhabi
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Tasty Indian food at affordable prices.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012 via mobile

I don't know if it is a part of the same chain of restaurants from Delhi but nevertheless the food was v good. Especially at v affordable prices.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“Good kebabs and non-veg food....”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

I have visiited it several times, mainly for lunch and it always maintains the good quality and taste..... go for the kebabs, shorba and the non vegetarian fare......

Visited June 2012
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Houston Texas
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Stands out of the crowd of Indian Restaurants in Abu Dhabi”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

The eatery is tucked away in a small street behind the NDC building / ADNOC FOD building on Salam Street., so without specific instructions may not be very easy to find.
Okay now having found the place, you can relax and enjoy the ambiance, and the good food.
The restaurant excels in North Indian Tandoori food, specially grilled on live coals imparting that distinct charcoal flavour to the food.
The menu is too varied, and the portions too decent to taste as many dishes as one would like to.
Specially recommended are the lamb dishes, Kebabs, Seafood, and ofcourse tandoori.
Some of the best dishes are the Do Rukh Seekh Kebab, containing layered mutton and chicken grilled on coal.
Of the seafood, recommended are the Seafood platter containing grilled prawns, fish tikka and Amritsari fish.
The Rogan Josh Kashmiri is very nice.
For those who prefer chicken there is Kasturi Murg Kebab, boneless chunks of chicken flavored with saffron and roasted on Coals.
There is a decent variety of rice dishes. The fish Hyderabadi dum biryani is excellent.
To top up with a desert is the kheer, and phirni.
All the above dishes were tasted over a number of visits,as this is one place worth revisiting for Indian Food in the Capital.

Visited June 2012
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“Value for Money”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

Value for money. Best Dal Makhani. Great ambiance. Much better than the over rated India Palace.

Visited June 2012
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