Complement our meal with traditional Indian Chai, Local Wine selections, Imported Indian Beers or MōkSHA Signature Cocktails among other beverages.
… delicious Indian food with great innovations … - Usha V – Yelp
If you like Indian food, this is a place to visit – BiffC – Trip Advisor
We were pleasantly surprised to find this little gem – Manni - UrbanSpoon
The food is exceptional, and the service was very good – Katrina K – Yelp
Food, server, and atmosphere were wonderful. The hostess sat us in a tiny table next to the wall. We asked if we could sit at a larger table she said no even though there was only a few other people in the restaurant. We asked the server if there was another table we could sit at because we were uncomfortable and she said sure no problem. Other than the hostess everything was amazing.
Went for Christmas Eve's dinner today; after couple years. I recalled the great experience I had last time.
It was a disappointment and don't think I will go again. Few good things- the food was not bad and the service was fairly quick.
A lot of not so good things to mention- the server made mistakes in serving the appetizers and the main course. We were served dishes that we didn't order. For the appetizers, the quantity was not acceptable at all. The spinach pakoras were very little for a full order. The tandoori chicken sizzle me we ordered had these tiny pieces and tiny leg pieces, that looked like mini samplers and felt like a joke. U have never seen such small pieces in a tandoori chicken. The main entrees- chicken tikka masala, lamb and paneer tikka masala were served in bowls with three plates with rice in each plate. We were six and had ordered 3 entrees thinking of sharing, but it looked like the serving was very less and was served in a way that we were expected to order 6 entrees, one per person. I have never seen this in any restaurant in the US. So basically the rice was served in the plates and was very little, we couldn't share that. The entrees had very little chicken, lamb and paneer.
At the very end when the server brought the check, she insisted that the tip is set to 18% and we just need to sign. It felt like a forceful and rude gesture. I feel like we were forced to pay 18%; I didn't want to spoil the mood and raise a concern there and then.
Overall though I feel the taste of the food was nice but the restaurant failed delivering on multiple fronts- be it the quantity of the expected food, the service and the behavior of the server.
Also just FYI- the restaurant has stopped accepting Prime card for holidays, which was a rude shock since they accept Prime card on other days.
Have eaten at the restaurant many times---always attentive service and outstanding Indian food, at a reasonable price. Best Indian cuisine in Seattle area!
Food was very good but we felt very rushed. Could be the time of year in Bellevue Square with Snowflake Lane making things so busy. We had planned for a leisurely dinner, but even with our slower pace and conversation, we ended up there for only an hour. Food came very quickly, which would probably be good if you were headed to a movie - just not what we were looking for. Service was polite, but also seemed distracted.
The food was okay, but not as good as an authentic Indian restaurant. Pricing was reasonable and ambience was nice and relatively quiet, but the staff was lacking in friendliness and competence. I mentioned the reservation via opentable to the hostess and she blew me off and seated us, then came back to the table a few minutes later to ask what the name was on the reservation. So strange! Then, when I was trying to use my opentable dining reward, the waitress took my cell phone (which had the coupon details) and placed it on the bar and walked away from it, leaving my cell phone open and unattended!!!! This is the lack of competence part. Then she had no idea how to use the coupon and almost would not accept it. Needless to say, we will NOT be going back. There are better places, would not recommend spending your time or money here.
This was my second time dining there. I really like the food but the service was horrible the last time I was there + the credit card system was down.
I recommend more staff and/or making sure all tables are good to go.
Uninterested wait staff, and I think the meat was cooked without the sauce and added afterword, not cooked in the sauce as I believe it is supposed to be.
Our favorite stop for Indian. Food is delish, service always polite and prompt. Try it!
I had the chicken tikka masala thali plate and garlic naan. The garlic naan was good. The tikka masala could not compare with what I've had at authentic little hole-in-the-wall restaurants for a fraction of the cost. Even store bought tikka masala sauce over home-cooked chicken is better.
Our server never checked back for additional drinks (could have made more $).
The thing about the restaurant that I did like was all the cool seating we saw other groups gathered around...big soft booth-like chair seating around tables. The restaurant has potential. I won't be back any time soon.
We had a great server (unfortunately, I don’t remember his name) who was knowledgeable about the food on the menu. However, he did accidentally charge us for an extra naan.
The only bad thing was that the drinks, while tasty, were not strong at all.
It was very enjoyable and I would definitely dine again!
It's a nice restaurant and good service. The food was disappointing. The butter chicken a chicken Tikka Masala lacked flavor, and the checks. Was clearly not marinated in the respective sauces...tasted like it's tandoori chicken chunks that are thrown into the sauce at the last minute. The daals clearly were not slow cooked and lacked any depth of flavor as a result (just water).
It's a nice looking restaurant in a good location, but this is not real Indian food made with care or pride. It's too bad.
Something was going on in the kitchen, as in a very loud pounding noise. It was so irritating, I couldn't wait to finish and leave. The staff was extremely nice though. And restaurant was nice looking with good food.
Delicious Indian food, decent wine and beer options, and attentive staff made for a very nice Mother's Day celebration. This was our 3rd or 4th visit--always good.
This is not good Indian food. Just not. Service is below average. Most of the severs don't even know what they are serving. I will not be going back by my own choice.
My first time eating at this restaurant. It had a very strong incense that was almost nauseating. The food was delicious and I’m glad I tried it. The waitress/hostess was borderline rude. Her demeanor was very off putting. When she was ringing up the charge, she didn’t even address me and my party. She just computed what she needed to and then put the tablet in front of the person paying.
Background music is a bit loud. Other than that it is great experience overall!
Food and service was great, but the loud 90s dance music was too much!
The appetizers were very nice and diferant, tasty.
The main courses were so-so, I have had much better for much less
The food was amazing! Quiet venue with attentive staff.
Great food, flavor, and spice. Service a bit hit or miss but overall friendly.
We went in for lunch and there was nobody in the restaurant. Even with no customers, the service was very sparse and inattentive. The food was good and the price was pretty good. The location is great and the interior of the restaurant is nice.
We ordered the paneer cheese tikka which was good. Everything went downhill from there. The butter chicken was average at best. The onion kulcha wasn't good. The lamb seekh kabab was decent though. Terrible value for money.
Had a great lunch during Seattle Restaurant Week. Generous portions & so very tasty. I had the lamb main course. It had a kick & was delicious.
Terrible service. Waited for 10 minutes before they seated us. No one else waiting, plenty of tables, and we had reservations. Food was good but don't come here if you're in a hurry. One waitress. Extremely lackluster service.
Refreshingly authentic Indian food in a well decorated easily accessible spot in downtown Bellevue. Great service and free parking. What more could you ask?!
Nice presentation. Tasty food and fresh, not simply reheated which is what you often get at Indian restaurants in the area.
Good variety on the menu, especially for vegetarians. Prices were reasonable and we tried a variety. Sauces were a little sweeter than we expected but we will be back.
My family loves Indian food - since a trip to London in 1975. The food at MōkSHA is very good.
Great ambience, delicious food! We love the paneer dishes and their soft naan.
Great service!!! Food was standard. Price is on the higher end but it is expected since it's in Bellevue.
One of the better Indian restaurants I have been to. Interesting menu, not the usual laundry list version.
My entree was marked "gluten free" on the menu but was served with two large pieces of wheat bread on the plate with the rest of my food. The restaurant was nearly empty but we were seated at a tiny table next to the telephone- noisy. More comfortable seating was available so I don't know why the waiter seated us where he did. He was cranky. The food was OK but nothing I couldn't find at a buffet for a quarter of the price .
Always great Indian cuisine. Never had a bad meal here.
This review makes me sad to write because I LOVE the food at Moksha. My problem is with the service.
We were not greeted promptly upon arrival for a scheduled reservation, which by itself is not a big deal, but it was a sign of how the entire lunch would go. We had to wait around for a couple minutes before someone came out of the back of the restaurant to greet us and seat us.
As I mentioned, the food was very good, the portion sizes were perfect and everyone left very full and happy.
In general, service throughout the meal was considerably lacking. And when it came time to pay the bill, I was chastised for asking for separate checks, which embarrassed me in front of my colleagues. Keep in mind it was a workday, during the lunch hour, so as a server in Bellevue you might ask at the start of the meal if everyone will be paying individually. Don't put the onus on the customer, especially when splitting checks isn't actually that difficult.
Unfortunately, following this latest incident, I won't ever go back to Moksha and can't in good conscience recommend it to my friends either. I wouldn't want them to have the same negative experience with the staff. There are other delicious Indian options within walking distance that allow you to avoid this place.
The food is fragrant, tasty and comes rapidly. We were eating appys and got our dinners nearly 5 minutes after getting appetizers--so may be forgo appetizers. The curries are tasty. The Ras Malai is excellent for dessert. They made an error on our order and corrected it right away.
The service was good and the waitress was friendly and helpful but the food was disappointing. For Indian food it didn't have much to get excited about. Even the pickle was not very good. The garlic naan was nice.
This was our first time at this restaurant. Before ordering, we checked with the waiter about ordering because one of us is allergic to chili and three others don't like spicy food, and he named the only three things on the menu that would be safe, so we ordered those three things. When the food came, it was really clear they all had chili in them, and not just cross-contamination from the kitchen or a small amount that would still qualify the dish as mildly spicy, which would have been fine, but they were all about medium spicy. When we talked to the waiter and the manager about it, they were pretty wishy-washy and didn't seem at all concerned that they had provided incorrect information about an allergic situation, acting like we were just being fussy. The manager offered to make a dish of plain vegetables sautéed in butter and salt (not what I had in mind when going to an Indian restaurant), so we asked to refund one of the dishes, which he did, and then he apologized. The waiter mentioned both before the incident that they had gotten several complaints about not having any non-spicy options and after we complained that others had also complained about the food being too spicy when they requested mild, but the owner didn't care and wanted the food made the way he liked it. We haven't had problems at other Indian restaurants, so we'll go back to those...
The service was terrible. The waitress kept insisting on bringing expensive bottles of wine rather than the one we selected, she also changed our order. The restaurant also took more than an hour to put any food in our table and the place was not even full. Very bad experience. I don't recommend this place at all.
Our fourth time at MōkSHA and we again enjoyed the food and the service.