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US$10 - US$22
Indian, Asian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 16 March 2021

Good food. Good ambience. Great to have dinner while looking at sunset. Authentic northern indian food

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 6 October 2020

It was our second time here and the food was delicious as the first time! Butter chicken and the butter naan were amazing! Service was good too however, what made us very very uncomfortable was the lack of SOP 😓 the waiter that served us...kept taking his mask off when he served us. He even spoke with his mask off and stood close to our table. Went home feeling safisfied in the tummy but filled with anxiety in my head! Please re-enforce safety measures with your staff please.. 🙏🏻🙏🏻More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 3 March 2020

I ate here and enjoyed Butter Chicken and Garlic Nan. The food tasted very good and had good flavor.Price was a little higher than one would expect but the quality was good. Location is nice as you can look out to see the waterfront. I...would recommend.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 28 February 2020 via mobile

This is good Indian food in a nice clean restaurant on the waterfront. The naan bread went really well with our butter paneer masala.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 14 February 2020

I waited for an hour for anything bar a beer to arrive. After saying they had three minutes before I left my main coarse arrived. Unfortunately being fussy I do prefer my starter before my main coarse. The onion badji arrived promptly, only soft as...a pillow. I promptly gave up and left.More

Date of visit: February 2020
MotherI1, Owner at Mother India Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2020

Dear Bob, We are delighted with your visit as well as your review. It is with our humble regrets that you arrived at peak hours and almost eight parties awaiting before you to also experience their Mughal cuisine. We tried to accommodate you as you...More

Reviewed 15 January 2020 via mobile

My family of 5 had dinner at Mother India this week. We had wonderful Indian food which suited all of our tastes. The children particularly enjoyed the Butter Chicken and the variety of Naan Bread. We found the staff to be extremely friendly. I would...definitely recommend this restaurant if you are looking for good Indian food in Kota Kinabalu.More

Date of visit: January 2020
MotherI1, Owner at Mother India Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2020

Hi and warmest regards to you and your beautiful family. We remember all of you very fondly and are deeply appreciative for your excellent review and more importantly your time taken from your holiday to write us a review. Our famous 'butter chicken' is one...More

Reviewed 6 January 2020 via mobile

Food is very authentic and very tasty, the whole vibe of the restaurant is just amazing, very quiet and soothing. In terms of price it is on the high end of it, but definitely worth a try.More

Date of visit: December 2019
MotherI1, Owner at Mother India Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2020

Hi dear valuable guest, Thankyou from all of us at Mother India Restaurant for your time taken to dine in with us and to write a review with such high recommendations. We strive to always do our best and are very humbled with your amazing...More

Reviewed 3 January 2020 via mobile

Had a meal here yesterday. Enjoyed it. Will return to eat again while on holiday here. Had a lovely biryani, lamb curry and dhal.More

Date of visit: January 2020
MotherI1, Owner at Mother India Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2020

Dear valuable guest, Thankyou so much for your great review and perfect score. We indeed are motivated to keep giving our guests only the BEST, Our Mughal flavoured biryanis are the ' talk of town' , and so happy to read you thoroughly enjoyed it....More

Reviewed 5 November 2019 via mobile

Excellent food, if u like Indian then this is a must visit in kota kinabalu. One of the best Indians we have had.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 30 October 2019 via mobile

The food was spectacular (butter chicken is a must, as well as cheese Naan) and the service as well. Make some time to go if you are in Kota!More

Date of visit: October 2019
MotherI1, Owner at Mother India Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2019

Dear guest, It was our pleasure to serve you at our best . Your choice of our famous signature dish , Mother India's best seller, butter chicken was spot on and it is very pleasing to read that you found it to be spectacular. Thankyou...More

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Hi Jennifer. Mother India Restaurant opening hours are: 11-3.00pm and 5.30pm-10,00pm
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Mother India Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5