About Moghul Restaurant

1655-195 Oak Tree Rd.
Edison, NJ 08820
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NJ's best Indian restaurant since it opened in 1991 as rated by Zagat, Moghul serves authentic North-Indian & Punjabi food.

With a recent renovation, a new bar/wine menu (although you can still bring your own), and the same great food and service, Moghul is the best Oak Tree Road had to offer. The bi-level space can easily be partitioned off for larger groups.

The weekday lunch buffet is priced at $11.50 and the weekend lunch buffet is priced at $13.50, including some favorites from the adjoining Ming Restaurant.

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Indian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm;

Dinner:
Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm,
Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm,
Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(732) 549-5050

Website:
http://www.moghul.com/

Parking Details:
Ample free public parking

Public Transit:
Metropark (NJ Transit)

Executive Chef:
Sunder Kumar

Additional:
Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Moghul Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

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4.5

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4.3

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Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

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good for groups (6)
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Met with Friends

Dined on April 16, 2016

The food was outstanding, the service was outstanding and the prices were outstanding for the amount of food you got in each portion. There were four of us, we sat in front of the kitchen window so we were able to watch them prepare the meals. We ordered a bread combination with 3 choices, 2 appetizers, 2 vegetable dishes-the eggplant and the lentils (incredible) and 3 mains: lamb kabobs, a lamb dish and tikki chicken masala!! I took home 6 pint containers of food and 1/2 the bread!! and we ate that for dinner last nite! I would HIGHLY recommend the restaurant for Indian food lovers or for people who have never eaten Indian food but want to try it. We drove 1 1/2 hours to get there and will definitely go again!

Tags: fit for foodies
food5
ambience5
service5
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Excellent!

vip
Dined on April 3, 2016

We have been dining at Moghul for many years. We live in Staten Island and cannot find a restaurant as good as Moghul. The food is consistently terrific. The service is fantastic! The whole staff is wonderful!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Just the best Indian food in the area!

Dined on March 19, 2016

We have been coming to Moghul for years. Great food, friendly service and it's very affordable!! Melwin is usually our server and he's very attentive to our needs. Cant' get enough of the Samosas! They're huge and delicious! My favorite entrée is Murgh (Chicken) Tikka Masala, but I also enjoy Murgh Vindaloo and Murgh Tikka. My wife enjoys Tandoori Murgh. We dine there at least once a month!

Tags: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service4
value4

Just loved it!

Dined on March 18, 2016

Everything was delicious from the appetizer to the dessert! I tried this restaurant in January and wasn't keen on my entree, but I loved my friend's entree. This time I went back with a different friend and tried a different entree, I had the lamb biryani and the gadja halwa for dessert and was blown away with how delicious everything was, including the seekh sikander for my appetiser. The whole dining experience was pleasurable. We were not rushed to eat our meal within an hour as in most restaurants and the ambiance was lovely. The waiter who brought out my friend's bottle of wine forgot the ice bucket and messed up a bit on some things, but our main waiter knew what he was doing. My friend thoroughly enjoyed her food and we will definitely go there again and again and again!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Lovely Girls' Night Out

Dined on March 10, 2016

Three of us ladies who never get together often enough decided Moghul would be a good place to celebrate. We really picked a great one! One friend ordered the samosas appetizer, and another ordered the garlic naan. We three go to a lot of Indian restaurants, and this was by far the best garlic naan we've had. The samosas were top notch, too. Tasty, nicely spiced, and inviting. For dinner we each ordered a dish and shared. B had lamb roganjosh, R had Reshami Kebab, a deliciously spiced minced chicken dish. I had Peshawari Kebab, a yummy lamb kebab entree. Funny, mine disappeared first because everyone was reaching for it! We ordered a bowl of basmati rice to share. For dessert R ordered the Gajar Halwa, a grated carrot dish. It wasn't what she thought it would be. We all had a taste but left most of it. It was very sweet between the carrot and what tasted like sweetened condensed milk. Service was attentive but not claustrophobic. We had a nice time and were allowed to sit, talk and catch up. It's been months since we were all able to get together. We were seated by the window and treated to the sight of deer in the parking lot! I wasn't expecting that. Food was great, try it sometime if you're looking for a good, fancy Indian place that treats people well.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service4

Excellent and consistent food for the la ...

Dined on February 15, 2016

Excellent and consistent food for the last 10 years that we have been visiting this restaurant ! We have many other closer choices, but we find Moghul worth the 50-mile round-trip from our home.

food4
ambience4
service4
value2

Very good, almost great

Dined on December 27, 2015

The papadum was crisp and plentiful. We started with Vegetable Samosa and Ragda Pattice. They were both very good. The samosas were not overly crisp as they are in most restaurants. For entrees, we had Moghul Mix Grill, Murgh Tikka Makhani, Saag Paneer and Balti Dal, along with rice and naan. The lentil dish tasted rather bland. Left over two days later, the flavors had melded and were very tasty. The other entrees were very good. The cost was rather high. Most restaurants provide rice with the entrees. Moghul has rice as an ala carte item. The drinks were rather costly, too, relative to other restaurants. The service was very attentive. The cost will probably see me choose other nearby options rather than return to Moghul.

food4
ambience4
service5

Can't Go Wrong Here

Dined on November 27, 2015

After a brief hiatus due to logistics, we returned and remembered why we were regulars in the past. You cannot go wrong with the extensive menu, suggest lamb or chicken or even any of the vegetarian dishes if that is your preference....something for everyone and spiced as you like it.....mild, medium, spicy or otherwise. Service is impeccable.....the 'unobtrusive' wait staff cannot be accommodating enough in terms of recommending dishes. By 7PM, the dining room was full on the day after Thanksgiving. We will be back, regularly once again...suggest you do the same.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service4

Excellent Indian food

vip
Dined on November 1, 2015

This is as authentic and fine any Indian food can get. Quality is top notch and probably our favorites for a reason

Tags: kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
food2
ambience1
service2

Tonight was our first time dining at Mog ...

Dined on August 13, 2015

Tonight was our first time dining at Moghul. I was expecting a fine dining experience but was disappointed in the ambiance, service and food. I checked on the restaurant website that it was BYO but as we were seated the manager advised that "this" time we could use our wine but not next time so please call them and check before you embarrass yourself (for doing the right thing!).

food5
ambience4
service4

Delicious food

Dined on August 9, 2015

Delicious food

food4
ambience4
service5

Great service and food

vip
Dined on June 19, 2015

The food was very good, the fried papad (was fresh) and chutney was great start. We ordered Reshmi Kababs and they were so flavorful and moist. If you like spicy food order the stuffed nan it was very good. The dinner was also good but the taste was like eating at any other good Indian restaurant. The service was great. Phillip waited on us and was always smiling and got us our food and beverages on time. We will visit again if we are in the area and will ask for Phillip.

Tags: good for groups
food3
ambience4
service5

Good, but not remarkable

vip
Dined on March 10, 2015

Great service, decent food. It was a Wednesday evening and we arrived just as they opened for dinner; so it was quiet. While we didn't have the lunch, but the buffet menu looked interesting. The place filled up as the evening went on. The portion sizes were good and the prices reasonable, but the food wasn't particularly remarkable. Not bad, but not great either.

Tags: romantic, great for lunch
food4
ambience4
service4

Very good Indian food.

Dined on December 31, 2014

Very good Indian food, probably the best around, extensive menu and excellent service. Large portions are definitely enough to share and take home. Nice atmosphere as well.

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
food4
ambience4
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Classic Indian

vip
Dined on September 30, 2014

I have been to many, many Indian restaurants over the years. Most are average at best. Mogul is a cut above in food preparation and presentation. The tandoori grilled meats have a clean fresh taste. The way they should be. Served with perfectly cooked vegetable sides. We tried several lamb kormas each distinctly different, all with sauces deep in color and flavor. The lamb tender and not overcooked. We ordered the bread basket of three breads, which we chose. The paratha was flakey and less dense then most. The onion kulcha and garlic naan distinctly different and hard to stop eating. Curry lovers will love this place.

food3
ambience3
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The service is very good. Very quick to ...

Dined on September 24, 2014

The service is very good. Very quick to clean the table.

Tags: great for lunch
food5
ambience5
service5

Excellent

Dined on September 21, 2014

Our first experience. Wife and I brought a dear old friend for lunch buffet. We were greeted in a friendly way. We were given a detailed description of the food. Custom made starter was a delicious introduction. Food was well cooked with many offerings. We were able to bring our own wine even though the restaurant has a well-stocked bar.

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch
food5
ambience4
service5

Predictably Delicious

vip
Dined on August 14, 2014

Being in the neighborhood, I took one of my out of town colleagues for a business Dinner. My colleague enjoyed a glass of wine. The Moghul Mixed Grill (Tandoor), Bhendi, and the assorted breads were fantastic and predictably the right venue for such occassions.

Tags: good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
food5
ambience4
service4

Probably the best indian

vip
Dined on August 9, 2014

Very authentic high end indian restaurant in the indian suburb of Edison nj. Def bring friends and family here. The grill plate is excellent and all the curries are delicious spicy and authentic.

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience3
service4

Great consistent food

Dined on June 29, 2014

My family and I have been coming to Moghul's for a few years now and we always consider it a treat. We have never been disappointed with the food and the BYOB is a great convenience. Our favorites include: Assorted Vegetable Pakora, Seekh –E-Sikander, Murgh Tikka Masala, Murgh Saagwala, Navrattan Curry, Balti Dal, and all the great breads.

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies
food5
ambience4
service4

home run

Dined on April 6, 2014

Always great. Consistent quality. Can't beat the prices. Always too full when I leave. Solid choice!

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

First time there, but not the last.

Dined on February 15, 2014

Went there on a recommendation. My wife and I , dinner for two on Valentines Day. The place was rather busy, but the service and the food were impeccable. A beautiful decor and ambiance. Seems like a fine dining establishment except that there were quite a few screaming, crying children and infants-somewhat unexpected considering the rest of the experience. Will definitely return. Top notch service and the food was nothing less than remarkable. Best Rogan Josh I've ever had.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
food5
ambience4
service4

Great restaurant

Dined on January 1, 2014

My friends and I frequent this place quite a bit even when it is so out of the way for us. I would say this is the closest I can ever come to delicious Indian food in the US. Everything is very well done and the quality of the food never wanes even during busy times. Definitely recommended.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5

Consistent Dining Experience

vip
Dined on December 21, 2013

While I usually go to Moghul for business meetings on weekdays, this time it was a delightful weekend experience. The Fish Curry was particularly delicious along with the usual Tandoori Chicken, Tawa Vegetables, and an assortment of Indian bread.

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

Always Great!

vip
Dined on November 20, 2013

We feel very welcomed at this restaurant. When we walk in we are warmly greeted by the manager, Ved. Then after we are seated, we are again warmly greeted by our favorite waiter, Siva. We do not come that often, as we live in Staten Island, but Siva always remembers our name. He goes out of the way to make us feel comfortable and he is the main reason we dine at this restaurant. Plus the food is always outstanding!

food5
ambience4
service5

My coworker and I like to

vip
Dined on November 6, 2013

My coworker and I like to eat Indian food once a week. My co-workers hertigate is Indian. We are both consultants who are on the road weekly and are always searching for great places to eat. Moghul's has both excellent food and service. Our server, Melwin, was outstanding. We have found this to be the best Indian restaurant in this area.

food4
ambience4
service4

Great for Business Lunch!

vip
Dined on November 3, 2013

I am a regular guest at Moghul. Good food, speed and quality of service. Highly recommended.

Tags: great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

excellent

Dined on November 2, 2013

With all the restaurants on the Indian strip Moghul is the original and best. Their tandoori cuisine is second to none.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience3
service5

Excellent service

Dined on October 30, 2013

Our waiter Melvin was excellent and went above and beyond good service. Hi suggestions on the menu were pitch perfect. His attitude was great. The food was 50% of the reason we had a great time. Melvin was the other 50% that ensured that we will come back again and again.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups
food4
ambience3
service4

Best Indian....

vip
Dined on August 25, 2013

In an area rife with Indian restaurants. Ever dish is different and delicious. Do not miss if you love Indian food. Try it if you want the best.

Tags: fit for foodies
food5
ambience4
service4

We loved the food, it was

vip
Dined on August 10, 2013

We loved the food, it was spiced well which is often hard to find, of good quality and ample. A beautiful setting too.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
food4
ambience4
service5

Yummy Indian fit for a group

Dined on August 6, 2013

Our friends wanted Indian and we got it! The waiter helped us and told us what to order - he even joked and said he would take home our leftovers! The food was not too hot as our friends from overseas we afraid of the heat! A very yummy night. We will go there again for sure.

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service5

Good enough for an Interview

vip
Dined on July 13, 2013

Either I go to Moghul for Business lunches or for a weekend brunch with my Family & Friends. Last evening, I reserved a Table for an Interview and thought that it may be too noisy to have a business discussion. With the right seating, I conducted an Interview successfully on a Saturday night while enjoying the good food that I have known Moghul for.

Tags: great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch
food5
ambience4
service4

Best Indian food in Central NJ

Dined on July 7, 2013

Food was fabulous! Service was friendly but a little slow. Nice restaurant and prices not too pricey.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food4
ambience4
service3

Dining experience in Mogul

Dined on June 18, 2013

The service was not upto expected standard in more ways than one. Mogul management may like to focus and improve the same.

food5
ambience4
service4

I love the food at Moghul

Dined on June 1, 2013

Being British, I am very keen on Indian food- it is the most popular cuisine in Britain. I have also spent a lot of time in India. Having spent 10 years in US, and tried lots of different Indian restaurants, I now go nowhere else for Indian food as it is the only one that tastes like the real thing. Delicious!

Tags: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience3
service4

Food was good and interesting.

Dined on May 19, 2013

Food was good and interesting. Rice is a la carte. Win is limited. Waiter are nice and helpful. We did see a family with two well behaved girls enjoying a meal. Popular late. Many people going in when we left after our 6:30 dinner.

Tags: good for groups, special occasion, late-night find
food4
ambience3
service4

Very good food!

Dined on May 18, 2013

We used to go to the Moghul in Morristown. This one is just as good!!!

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience3
service3

Good choice for the area

vip
Dined on May 11, 2013

I was looking for something close to some friends in Edison, and this was a good find. Certainly there are great Indian restaurants in the area, but this is a great place for those who may not be very familiar with Indian food. All the dishes were tasty, and service very friendly.

Tags: good for groups, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience3
service5

Exceptional Food!

Dined on May 5, 2013

Food at Moghul is exceptional.....aromatic and layers of flavor. Chicken Tikka Masala is the absolute best, and the Lamb Vindaloo was tied for 2nd with the Paneer Moghul.....Paneer Moghul tasted exactly like grilled cheese and tomato soup....only 10 times better! Addition of beer and wine a plus.

Tags: fit for foodies

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