Mother India Restaurant

Mother India Restaurant

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Hours
Sun
11:00 am - 3:00 pm5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon
11:00 am - 3:00 pm5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue
11:00 am - 3:00 pm5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed
11:00 am - 3:00 pm5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu
11:00 am - 3:00 pm5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri
11:00 am - 3:00 pm5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat
11:00 am - 3:00 pm5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Food and ambience
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Groups, Business meetings
Does this restaurant specialise in Halal food?
About
Operating Hours Monday to Sunday Lunch 11am to 3pm Dinner 5.30pm to 10.00pm
PRICE RANGE
RM 45.00 – RM 95.00
CUISINES
Indian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront, Drive Thru, Family style, Non-smoking restaurants
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles282 reviews
Excellent
214
Very good
47
Average
17
Poor
4
Terrible
1
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Noodle_73
Adelaide1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
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.
Written 15 January 2020
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MotherI1
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 of our many signature dishes and you are very correct in saying that your kids enjoyed it as do all children who have dined with us. Enjoy your Sabah holidays . Best wishes, form all of us as a Team - Mother India Restaurant.
Written 23 January 2020
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rrlewis4
104 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 none
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.
Written 2 March 2020
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Livinaeva
15 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 couples
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.. 🙏🏻🙏🏻
Written 5 October 2020
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Gary200266
Buckie13 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 couples
After reading positive good reviews we decided to visit this restaurant. We were not very impressed with our main courses of Chicken Rogan Josh and Chicken Curry. Whilst eating mine , I crunched into a piece of sharp bone and this always puts me clean off my meal. My wifes had several pieces of what I would call " grizzly chicken" basically not good quality. The staff were informed of this and just basically said it is what it is. We had onion bhaji to start with which was good, but we didnt get any pakora sauce or anything else, which after we asked for, it was given. Price was very good, but we will not go back as we prefer better quality food and service, oh and the only beer you could get was a bottle of Heineken, no Tiger or Kingfisher etc available.
Written 4 March 2024
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Mother India
Hi Gary. Thanks for your review and apologies that you were disappointed. We have taken note of your points , however our chicken is delivered to us daily and its fresh. We don't use frozen foods for anything. The chicken dishes you mentioned are boneless and should not have had a bone in it, so very sorry for this . However, you could have asked for it to be changed. Usually we do not have any special sauce that goes with the onion bhaji because here most folks enjoy it with our complimentary fresh mint sauce. Best regards, Mother India team.
Written 5 March 2024
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Jon R
London4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 couples
Visited based on TA reviews We were not disappointed. We were promptly and friendly seated and offered drinks. The menu is large but easily followed. Vegetarians are also well catered for. We chose Prawn Curry. Chicken Tika masala and a Vegetable Curry. A bowel of assorted Nan breads and a couple of Tiger Beers to wash it down. All the fuses were nicely spiced and you could taste the meat/ vegetables. They were served hot and remains at a good temperature throughout. The Nan Bread was delicious. Overall a great meal at a reasonable price. We will return soon.
Written 13 June 2023
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Mother India
Hi Jon R and we look forward to serve you royally again and again. It was a pleasure to speak with you and you made an excellent selection and we truly and humbled with your compliments and a 5 Star rating. Thankyou from all of us . Warmest regards, Mother India team and Management.
Written 21 June 2023
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Culture35467421782
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 couples
Incredible Indian food!! Best in KK for sure! After spending alot of time in India, we can say this is the real deal. They also accommodated wheat allergies and vegan/dairy allergies. The dal tarka is excellent, and the Chana masala superb! The baigan was great and okra and pani puri good as well. And veg pulao. Great salty lime sodas as well. Great people, and possibly the best view in kk with one of the only areas you can see the boardwalk and sunset! Accommodated vegan and gluten free and papadum is gf as well 💫👌🙏🏽🌎
Written 6 April 2024
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Mother India
Hi Culture , thankyou so much for your detailed excellent review. We are very happy to read that you enjoyed your selections and having spent time in India you will surely appreciate the authentic flavours. We loved having you and wish you a great stay in KK. Warmest regards, Mother India team.
Written 7 April 2024
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Kay R
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 family
This restaurant is rated number one in KK and deservedly so. As a group of four we had a range of food, including vegetarian options. We thoroughly enjoyed butter chicken, chicken jalfrezi (not hot but very tasty), chana masala and the garlic cheese nan was smothered in garlic (yummy). The restaurant manager looked after us well. Excellent value for money. Definitely recommend!
Written 4 October 2023
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Mother India
Hi Kay R, thankyou for taking a few minutes in your busy schdule to write us a great review. It was our pleasure to serve you and so happy you thoroughly enjoyed your Mughal dining experience. Thankyou for the recommendation to others as it is most helpful to tourists. Have a great holiday in Sabah . Warmest regards from the Mother India team.
Written 6 October 2023
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Susan E
Sheffield175 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 couples
Absolutely brilliant. Amazing tasty dishes, just large portions on the starters so think about what you’re ordering if you don’t have a large appetite. Professional efficient staff who are friendly and attentive. One of the best Indian meals we’ve ever had and would definitely recommend and return in the future
Written 1 December 2023
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Mother India
Hi Susane 126, Thankyou so much for your visit to Mother India . It was a pleasure to meet you and serve you with our Mughal delicacies. Your review of an excellent perfect score of 5/5 will be very helpful to others who wish to dine here and most encouraging to all of us . The team thanks you sincerely for your generous comments and we are most humbled . Hope to see you in the near future and we thankyou for your kind comments and repeated support given. Best wishes, Mother India Team.
Written 7 December 2023
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730kayr
Tonbridge654 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 family
One of the best Indian meals we’ve had. We thoroughly enjoyed the food - lovely garlic cheesy bread, butter chicken, chicken jalfrezi (all lovely bits of chicken - no bones 😀), onion bhaji, chana massala…. Excellent value. Great service.
Written 5 October 2023
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Mother India
Hi our most valued guest. Delighted with your kind words for such a great review. We truly thankyou as a team from all of us at Mother india. Its a feeling like we won an oscar and your words are most encouraging to our team who work very hard in preparing dishes with precision and passion. THANKYOU from the Mother India team.
Written 6 October 2023
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Jackson P
Manila119 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 family
The restaurant is well presented and clean. The staff were really friendly and helped make our experience enjoyable. There is a number of dishes on the menu that we hadn’t tried before such as the Indian lemonade which made it and exciting visit. While the food was good is was more sweet than we would have wanted.
Written 28 June 2023
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Mother India
Greetings Jackson, it was a pleasure to serve you and we thankyou for your review and dining experience with us. I quite agree, the jaljeera or Indian lemonade is very refreshing and healthy drink. Warmest regards, Mother India Management.
Written 6 July 2023
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DAPHNEW25
Kota Kinabalu11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 family
We have been coming here since 2018 and now we are a family of 3 and it is still one of our favourite places to eat. The food always hits the spot. And the owners and staff are always lovely. Our go-to dishes are the saag paneer, butter chicken, aloo baingan , lamb briyani and jeera rice.
Written 28 October 2023
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Mother India
Thankyou DAPHNEW 25 , it is always a pleasure to see you all and have you as our loyal guests from 2018. We absolutely love to serve you and so pleased to know that all your favourite dishes, and part of our signature dishes still maintain our highest standards of quality . We stress on maintaining our quality, service, ambience and taste to the best dining experience in North Indian and Mughal cuisine. Delighted always to see you and look forward eagerly. Much appreciated for your most valuable review which encourages all of us and motivates our staff to be their best and give their best. Warmest regards, from our entire Mother India team.
Written 29 October 2023
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Sam B
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 couples
We have a wonderful meal this evening at Mother India. The food was delicious and the service was great. We can highly recommend the cheese and garlic naan to go with their wonderful curries. Washed down with a crisp bottle or two of Heineken.
Written 25 October 2023
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Mother India
Hi Sam, it was a pleasure meeting you . Thankyou so much for your excellent review which is very helpful to other guests. Warmest regards, and best wishes, Mother India team.
Written 26 October 2023
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John N
Adelaide29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 couples
Decided to give Mother India a try for dinner whilst on holiday in KK. We always stay at the Shangri La Rasa Ria, so to go to KK for dinner is quite a trek......about an hour in each direction. Having now eaten at this amazing place, I can honestly say we would have travelled 2 hours in each direction. The onion bhaji's are to die for. I have eaten Indian food pretty much all over the world and these bhaji's are by far the best. The butter chicken and mutton rogan josh were also amazing and the filled naan's so fresh, light and crispy. My only constructive critique would be presentation. These dishes would look amazing in the traditional steel / copper dishes as opossed to western style ceramic dishes. We will certainly return and have recommended Mother India to our friendly staff at the Rasa Ria. keep up the good work guys.
Written 28 November 2023
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Mother India
Hi JohnN373, Thankyou so much for giving us a try and making the earnest effort to travel quite a distance to KK . We are most appreciative for taking the time out of your leisure time to write us this excellent review. I have informed our chefs of your remarkable comments about the onion bhaji and our signature famous butter chicken and mutton roganjosh. for which they are deeply humbled. I quite agree with you about serving in traditional dishes and are working towards this goal. Being on the East coast as opposed to the West, has its disadvantages in procurring Indian kitchenware and even alot of spices which we export. Your comment is valid and appreciated in consideration. Our earthen cups are quite unique for the timebeing to enjoy a flavourful masala chai. Thankyou for your loyal support and further recommendations to Shangri La Rasa Ria. I know of some of the staff there as I was a private practioner in a nearby town, Tuaran for many years before re locating to KK and they have been quite supportive before covid with sending their guests to us , for which we are very thankful. Have a lovely holiday in KK and hope to see you again. Warmest regards, Mother India Team.
Written 30 November 2023
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Kenneth Troldal B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 couples
We have spent quite some time in the KK area, and Mother India is definitely the best place for Indian food in KK. The food is delicious, the atmosphere is authentic, and the service is outstanding. Highly recommended.
Written 22 December 2023
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Mother India
Good evening Kenneth, first of all, let us welcome you both back to Kota Kinabalu . We are very humbled with your excellent review and so happy that you thoroughly enjoyed your dining experience in Mother India. Your detailed review about the taste, authenticity, ambience and service will be very helpful to our other diners and we extend our gratitude to you for taking the time to write us this outstanding review. My team thanks you profoundly and hope to see you again in the near future. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year ! Warmest regards, Mother India Team.
Written 24 December 2023
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doofus626
Durham20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 couples
Excellent vegetarian food and gluten free! Confident to eat here and lots of choice. Delicious food too! We shared a paneer tikka achari to start and then shared aloo matter, dhal and pilau rice. Totally full. Great service and we’ll be back possibly several times next week. Thank you Mother India.
Written 27 February 2024
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Mother India
0ur pleasure dear guest doofus 626. It was great serving you and thankyou so much for your very helpful and excellent review . We equally look forward to you returning and dining in with Mother India. From the whole team , THANKYOU and have a great time in the beautiful city of Kota Kinabalu. Warmest regards, Mother India team.
Written 28 February 2024
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