Sneh Mehtani opened her first restaurant, “The Moghul Room,” in New York City’s Pennsylvania Hotel in 1983.
Having no industry specific knowledge, she learned on her feet as she put together a remarkable group of chefs and gained respect from her customers and industry professionals alike. In 1990 she asked her husband, Satish, to help her expand to Edison, New Jersey, a small suburb of Manhattan that had relatively few Indian immigrants at the time.
As the expansion continued, the Mehtani Restaurant Group became famous not only for its Indian offerings, but also for its Asian restaurants, trendsetting cocktails, beautiful banquet hall, and premiere off-premise catering services. In 2013, Sneh received the New Jersey Restaurant & Hospitality Association’s Restaurateur of the Year award, which recognized her not only for her success but also for her passion and drive. Sneh & Satish have dedicated their lives to providing their customers with delicious food and warm service, but with this award came time for retirement. Their son Shaun who recently took-over the family business hopes to raise the name of the Mehtani Restaurant Group in the world of hospitality by continuing his parents’ legacy.