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Moti Mahal Comments

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Part of a chain that spans the globe, if you are looking for Independence-era India, don’t head here. Flash, sleek and looking more like a cocktail lounge than a restaurant, the menu is massive, the portions laudable and the waiters frequently hilarious. If you like paneer, you’ll love this place.

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  • Users voted this restaurant most suitable for: Business lunch

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Posted by: Sukumar Chopra on 05 Aug ' 12 at 13:39
  • Best for: Business lunch
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

I had gone to eat at this restaurant since i am a foodie but i must say that it is not upto the mark. I ordered mahi tikka tawa masala (fish) and bread. First of all it came late. Then it was not fish despite my having made it very clear that i wanted fish. The bearer got chicken tikka masala. I asked him if it was fish and he said yes when it was apparant it was chicken. Then he said that he will take it back and get fish. He went till the counter and came back and said that it was fish. I don't know how it changed after his small walk I ate it and it was chicken. I told him so and he said that he had got confused. The bread was not properly done and i told him that the lachha parata should be well done and crisp. It came and was even worse done in the sense it was very soft when i like bread on the crisper side.

I am willing to go once more since i have heard a lot in praise of moti mahal and i hope i have a better experience this time. I must add that the moti mahal in bandra mumbai where i stay back home is much better and a lovely dining experience.

Posted by: Rinku on 02 Aug ' 11 at 21:11

To be honest, we were excited when we found Moti Mahal in Juffair. However, the food was a total let down. Perhaps the flavor was lost in americanizing the food. Definitely not worth my $$

Posted by: DR SUNIL J RAO on 23 Jun ' 11 at 07:22

The best Indian food on this island after

Posted by: hi on 22 Feb ' 11 at 11:16

a very excellent and perfect made dishes

Posted by: Prerna on 18 Jan ' 10 at 09:54

As an Indian, I was delighted to know of Moti Mahal (known for its exotic Indian cuisine) starting up here in Bahrain. Have been there several times now- the food is great, they may have to work a bit on the ambience though (slightly cramped up for space). But since they home deliver as well, I prefer that coz weekends can be quite a waiting for dine-in. But yes, I strongly RECOMMEND Moti Mahal- go on n try out!

Posted by: Vipul Patheja on 17 Jan ' 10 at 18:07

Sir or Madam,
You gotta go again and do the 'Dal Makhani' and 'Tandoori Chicken'. You will find these dishes for sure in any shop calling itself an Indian Restaurant, but you need to taste what original is all about.
Moti Mahal is the place which invented these and inspired the national dish of UK.
From the streets of Old Delhi to the steet of New Bahrain, thanks to Moti Mahal that Bahrain can offer authentic Indian (North) food to the Connoisseur

Posted by: Khalid Saffy on 13 Dec ' 09 at 08:08

to be honest the best indain cusine in bahrain
its that simple ITS PERFECTO

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