Moti Mahal

Friendly restaurant serving up curry that’s far better than the average
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Time Out Says

For a restaurant tucked away in an unassuming Tourist Club backstreet, Moti Mahal has put a lot of thought into its decor. Between the dark wood lattices of Arabic geometrics and pristine white tablecloths, it feels like a restaurant that could easily live within one of the city's better hotels – an impression bolstered by top class food and refined service. It’s hardly surprising, then, to discover that Moti Mahal considers itself sort of a big deal.

The menu opens with a page-long introduction in which it claims to have invented (via its Delhi-based ancestor) classic dishes including tandoori chicken and dhal makhani. And while the validity of its assertions may be in question, the quality of its creamy curries and tender grills certainly isn’t. There’s plenty to choose for both meat lovers and shunners, with seemingly nothing beyond the chef’s skill set. With so few faults, it’s a wonder the place isn’t busier. But rather than look a gift horse in the mouth, our advice is to drop in and fill your belly as soon as possible.

By Time Out Abu Dhabi staff  | 11 Aug 2011

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11:30 AM to 11:30 PM
Sunday: 11:30 AM to 11:30 PMMonday: 11:30 AM to 11:00 PMTuesday: 11:30 AM to 11:00 PMWednesday: 11:30 AM to 11:00 PMSaturday: 11:30 AM to 11:30 PM
Show number 02 674 2121
Abu Dhabi, Madinat Zayed, Al Baheya Hotel Apartments,Salam Street, Madinat Zayed,Behind ADNOC - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

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