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“Great little No Frills hideaway for classic indian grub!!!”
Review of Moti Mahal

Moti Mahal
Ranked #342 of 2,122 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed April 18, 2013

Moth Mahal was recommended by a friend a while back and since then if I decide to go for an Indian, this is always the place. Its tucked away not far from the ADCB Bank on Salam street. The first appearance from the outside is very dark and closed. The place needs a major revamp but we are talking about an "old" restaurant in the "old" abu dhabi. I very sure in a few years time this area will not look like it does today, however appearances can be deceiving like most of the restaurants in abu dhabi.

What matters is the place has great food. Its tasty, fresh and is served on time! I've honestly never had a bad dish there.

If one was to be nitpicky then Id point out a few negative points:

1. The menus given to us at the table are takeway paper style and isnt very restaurant-like
2. Cutlery needs revamping. Its not very nice eating form cutlery which looks like its been in the mouths of millions.
3. The decor is old, dated and the whole place is very cold in general

Positives are:

1. The food is tasty
2. Service is courteous and quick
3. The bill will not eat into your pocket
4. The selection of juices are tasty and fresh

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Reviewed February 18, 2013 via mobile

Very nice Indian restaurant with friendly staff en very tasty food. One to remember for a next teip to Abu Dhabi.

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Reviewed February 4, 2013

I am a huge fan of the Moti Mahal restaurant that we have in Nariman Point in Mumbai... so I was super delighted to have my food here... but, was terribly embarrassed to taste which was supposed to be butter chicken did not even come close to the authentic taste that I tasted in Mumbai... Honestly, I felt it was more of a Tamato curry Chicken and less of Butter Chicken.

I have tried this restaurant thrice till now always, but, have always been disappointed with the taste.

The service is also bland, The wait Staff here hardly Smile... most of the restaurants in Abu Dhabi has amazing wait staff where the staff always gives a welcoming smile when they take orders and are really friendly even if their food food and ambiance is average ... But here, its otherway around. The wait staff looks pretty stringent... they need to loosen up a bit.

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Thank Keith3185
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Reviewed January 13, 2013 via mobile

Good Indian food with reasonable pricing (considering UAE mkt).
Worth to try at least once... suerly you will feel like going again :)

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Thank ANAGAR
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Reviewed December 11, 2012 via mobile

I have never been here , but have called food from here, delicious food good taste.. A little expensive but value for money if u looking for good indian taste

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Thank shivangi_sharma
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