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Mughlai

Located in a glass enclosed, greenhouse-like, corner location on beautiful Columbus Avenue, Mughlai has been a pioneering Indian Restaurant since 1984. Just a few steps from Central Park, the Museum of Natural History & the Beacon Theater, Mughlai’s signature blend of authentic Indian spices originate from regional foods and staples of traditional Mughal Cuisine, as well as the southern regions of Hyderabad. Mughlai combines the traditions of the royal cuisine with the contemporary trends of light, healthy & flavorful dishes. Mughlai offers a rich and dynamic selection of a la carte items as well as family-style entrees. Mughlai also serves an incredible lunch deal featuring thali’s (assortment of freshly prepared meats, vegetables, breads, curries and sweets) for $9.99 and up. Creative cocktails, Indian beer, lassi or tea help complete the experience at this UWS family owned jewel.
19 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
3.7 / 5
(Very Good) 3.7 / 5
(19 Reviews)
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Rating Breakdown 19 reviews
5 stars
(5)
4 stars
(6)
3 stars
(7)
2 stars
(0)
1 star
(1)
Food 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
Service 
3.5 / 5
(Very Good) 3.5 / 5
Ambiance 
3.7 / 5
(Very Good) 3.7 / 5
Noise Level
2.3 / 3
Energetic
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • neighborhood gem(10)
  • fit for foodies(5)
  • good for groups(3)
  • great for lunch(3)
  • scenic view(2)
  • great for brunch(1)
Mughlai Reviews List
Review 1 for Mughlai
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

Bland, overpriced. So many other options in NYC.

Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"We came here for dinner pre-theater, and the food was such a disappointment. Bland, uninspired Indian, and I love Indian food!!! My husband and I ordered chicken dishes, which were both very small bowls of sauce with a few cubes of chicken swimming inside. We could not even distinguish between he dishes, as they tasted almost the same. Halfway through the meal, we decided they switched our orders around. They charged us additionally for rice, which most Indian places do not do (comes with the entree). Service was slow and unresponsive. Overpriced. Would not come here again."
Dined on 3/27/2015
 2012
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Review 2 for Mughlai
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Great Indian food

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The food was very good and the service was perfect. This is one of the best Indian restaurants in New York."
Dined on 3/14/2015
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups
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Review 3 for Mughlai
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Indian Treasure

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We had an outstanding Indian meal at Mughlai. Arriving a bit early, we were graciously seated, ordered a mix of delicious appetizers - samosas were terrific as was the variety platter, followed by outstanding saag, lamb gosht (at our request they supplied extra spicy chilies to increase the heat) and wonderful shrimp in a spicy sauce. Great, comfortable restaurant with very helpful and pleasant staff!"
Dined on 12/22/2014
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 4 for Mughlai
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

north meets south

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Dined on 12/04/2014
 2008
Dined on 12/04/2014
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Mastery of northern Indian favorites with a refreshing splash of southern Indian influence of minimal oils and maximal flavors. Ingredients were impeccably fresh, especially the fish and okra. Compared to cuisine from my visit to delhi and kerala last year, this place combines the best of both regions into something new..a masterpiece that's greater than the sum of its parts."
Dined on 12/04/2014
 2008
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
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Review 5 for Mughlai
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Fine indian food

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Great service, finely prepared food not overly hot but quite flavorful. My wife likes hot spicy food and thought she'd order a hot soup but the server cautioned its a 10 out of 10 hot so she decided to avoid it. Would definitely return for dinner."
Dined on 12/03/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Ratings-Only Reviews for Mughlai
Based on the average of (14) ratings-only reviews
Overall 
3.7 / 5
(Very Good) 3.7 / 5
9 out of 14 recommend this product
Food 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
Service 
3.3 / 5
(Very Good) 3.3 / 5
Ambiance 
3.6 / 5
(Very Good) 3.6 / 5
Noise Level
2.1 / 3
Energetic