320 Columbus Ave, New York, NY | Directions 1002340.779469 -73.977477
Monday 5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday 5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Wednesday 5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Thursday 12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Friday 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Sunday 12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Neighborhoods: Upper West Side, Midtown
Mughlai, India's finest cuisine – I have lived on the upper west side for almost 6 years and this is by far the best Indian food I've had in the neighborhood, really fantastic. I recommend the Hyderabadi Chicken Curry- chicken cooked in spicy gravy, the Dhaniwal Korma- crispy fritters tossed with shrimps & onion in a chick pea’s batter, and the Keema Samosas- ground lamb cooked with spices wrapped in a crispy crust. Also not to forget the chicken tikka masala is delicious, very flavorful and a very good portion.
Not too highly priced either, You definitely get more than your money's worth.
Great For Vegan! – I only eat vegan, which can be very tricky to find good restaurants with decent prices to go with my appetite. To this day I have found none better than Mughlai on Columbus ave, where during lunch hours for $9.99 I get a stunning vegan thali platter, which includes Two Vegan Entr
Nothing Else Like It – I had been to Mughlai several times over the past 5 years that I have lived on the upper west side, every time for dinner, until one day I decided to pop in for lunch on a day off from work. I wouldn
Not Worth The Money – We wanted to splurge a little last night and picked Mughlai based on their ratings and reviews. Delivery for dinner for two with appetizers and a dessert came to $83. Fine if it's great food, but it wasn't.
They took 50 minutes to deliver it which, again, is fine if the food is worth it, but it wasn't. Oh, and they forgot our dessert the first time around.
The Assorted Mughlai Hors D'oeuvres and the Keema Samosas were dry, crusty and flavorless. We ordered cans of soda (listed as an option on Seamless web) and got cups of fountain soda that were flat, warm, and watery. The rice was cold and the Mulligatawny soup was bland.
The Naan and the entrees (Kashmiri Korma, and Lamb Pasanda) were decent.
Unfortunatly, they weren't good enough to justify the cost or make up for the rest of the meal.
Best neighberhood Indian – I naturally tend to try every restaurant I can before forming an opinion about one vs another however I have dined at Mughlai a few times now and feel that their tikka masala chicken deserves a Citysearch post. It is sweet, spicy, and creamy and probably in the top 2 I have ever had (The top spot still goes to Tamarind in London).. The naans are crisp, light and fluffy.. My wife is veggie and they have pleny of options to keep her happy.. Try any of the kofta's or saag, several varieties of each, they are also pretty amazing. Funky decor with the walls of glass and greenhouse vibe but a fantastic location a block from the natural history museum and park. They are not open during the week for lunch which is a big minus point.. my wife who is expecting our first was forced to eat down the street at another Indian place and was so unhappy with the food and service that she walked out and waited a few hours until Mughlai opened and recieved and prompt early dinner delivery.
Worst place ever !!! Go somewhere else please. – Extremely bad service. Rude staff .Very rude reception..it was the worst experience ever. The food is not that great. I would not recommend this place to anyone. Save your money , time , patience and go somewhere else , there are better places around.
Tasty, Small, a bit expensive – A small restaurant on UWS, great food although quite pricy for my taste. It's still worth a go for a date.
Great service, Really good grilled tandoori – The best part of eating here is watching the chef use the tandoori oven. It's like watching IRON CHEF LIVE while eating all of that great food. I was there on a busy Saturday night the place was packed and the guy was non-stop action: cut, skewer, grill, flip, marinade, cut, serve!!! He was doing like 20 naan breads, 20 whole chickens, 20 kebabs, and about 5 whole fishes every ten minutes. The food was great and the guy caught on that we were watching him closely so he sent our group a special bread that he made with nuts, honey and dried fruit. Then he started making goofball gestures through the window Benihana style pointing his skewers at us and kicking up the action - it was a great experience eating Indian food. The service was really good too they never let our glasses run dry and we even got a free round of ice cold mango schnapps shooters at the end of the dinner. I live on the UES but will def. be back at Mughlai more often.
Do Yourself A Favor And Skip This Place – There are plenty of great Indian restaurants in New York City and this one certainly isn't. Fortunately it's consistent - the terrible service matches the bland and tasteless food. We walked into the restaurant and everyone in there acted as if they had all been told they were being fired at the end of the shift. I only wish I had taken that as a sign and left, but we didn't. The samosas were spongy and probably the worst I have ever had. The lamb and chicken dishes were without any flavor and no hint of freshness. When the bill arrived and tacked on a dish that we never received it was the final insult to a miserable experience. If you're hungry and you find yourself standing in front of this restaurant, walk the extra block to anywhere else.
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