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The MasalaWala

The MasalaWala is more than just a merchant of spice…it’s an embodiment of the inventive soul that loves the art of discovering perfect proportions. A meal here is a heart-warming experience that delicately balances tradition with adventure, delicious taste with a healthy mindset, and time-tested technique with modern technology. At The MasalaWala, we think traditional Indian deserves a new twist. Think hip. Think fresh. Think creative yet casual. Because that’s what South Asian street food is all about – and we believe these fun little dishes are truly the best food South Asia has to offer! But you'll also find signature Indian curries and the most popular entrees for those days that call for classic comfort. The MasalaWala is our way of bringing local flavor across the globe, and wrapping it up in a cozy neighborhood restaurant that appeals to all five senses.
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131 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.5 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.5 / 5
(131 Reviews)
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Rating Breakdown 131 reviews
5 stars
(76)
4 stars
(42)
3 stars
(11)
2 stars
(1)
1 star
(1)
Food 
4.6 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.6 / 5
Service 
4.5 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4 / 5
Noise Level
2 / 3
Energetic
Value 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • fit for foodies(73)
  • neighborhood gem(59)
  • great for lunch(29)
  • good for groups(23)
  • romantic(16)
  • late-night find(15)
The MasalaWala Reviews List
Review 1 for The MasalaWala
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/11/2016
 2012
Dined on 4/11/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
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Quiet
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Dined on 4/11/2016
 2012
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Review 2 for The MasalaWala
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 4/15/2016
 2015
Dined on 4/15/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
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4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
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"Amazing food! Small intimate space. Highly recommend"
Dined on 4/15/2016
 2015
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Review 3 for The MasalaWala
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/10/2016
 2012
Dined on 4/10/2016
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/10/2016
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 4 for The MasalaWala
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Authentic & Amazing

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Dined on 3/29/2016
 2005
Dined on 3/29/2016
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Wonderful food and service! It's a little snug in there, but it's so worth it. The cuisine is very authentic and elegant. Fit for sharing, or digging in all by yourself."
Dined on 3/29/2016
 2005
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 5 for The MasalaWala
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/25/2016
 2015
Dined on 3/25/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 3/25/2016
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, fit for foodies
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Review 6 for The MasalaWala
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 3/22/2016
 2016
Dined on 3/22/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 3/22/2016
 2016
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, scenic view, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 7 for The MasalaWala
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 3/20/2016
 2015
Dined on 3/20/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 3/20/2016
 2015
Special Features: great for lunch
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Review 8 for The MasalaWala
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 3/12/2016
 2014
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 9 for The MasalaWala
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/10/2016
 2013
Dined on 3/10/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 3/10/2016
 2013
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 10 for The MasalaWala
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Spoil you taste buds

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Dined on 3/07/2016
 2014
Dined on 3/07/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"It was recommended by our hotel and oh, they were spot on! The lamb "roll up" has the Percy balance of fresh succulent lamb, spice, and the 2 sauces were a wonderful compliment. Chicken Tika Masala and the chicken curry dish was a perfect balance of heat. The service was impeccable. Wine Choices great. Nice and quiet intimate place . Love this place and hope to be back soon"
Dined on 3/07/2016
 2014
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 11 for The MasalaWala
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/08/2016
 2013
Dined on 3/08/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
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Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 3/08/2016
 2013
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Review 12 for The MasalaWala
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Great place!

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Dined on 3/04/2016
 2011
Dined on 3/04/2016
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
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Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/04/2016
 2011
Special Features: romantic, late-night find
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Review 13 for The MasalaWala
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
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Quiet
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Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"My experience was ok there.small restaurant with nice owner who later came over to ask me and my friend how was everything.may be I was not impressed because I'm not into Indian food but overall not bad at all"
Dined on 3/03/2016
 2011
Special Features: romantic
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Review 14 for The MasalaWala
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/28/2016
 2008
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"As always the food was great and the service was on point. Really like coming back here time and time again."
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2008
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Review 15 for The MasalaWala
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

a unknown gem

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"2 friends and i had dinner last thurs---absolutely delicious food- lg portions-great apps-try the ches special lamb chops and dont miss the mango ice cream"
Dined on 2/25/2016
 2008
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 16 for The MasalaWala
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 2/20/2016
 2014
Dined on 2/20/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 2/20/2016
 2014
Special Features: great for lunch
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Review 17 for The MasalaWala
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/17/2016
 2008
Dined on 2/17/2016
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/17/2016
 2008
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 18 for The MasalaWala
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/08/2015
 2014
Dined on 1/08/2015
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/08/2015
 2014
Special Features: fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 19 for The MasalaWala
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/17/2016
 2014
Dined on 1/17/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/17/2016
 2014
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Review 20 for The MasalaWala
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/12/2016
 2009
Dined on 2/12/2016
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Best biryani and pani puri in town"
Dined on 2/12/2016
 2009
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Review 21 for The MasalaWala
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Tooo good

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Dined on 2/08/2016
 2015
Dined on 2/08/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
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Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"This was our Best experience in NY on my Last 5 days visiT. Food was just too good. We love Indian Food and on our Travel always look for the Best India restaurant around. I Will say for sure this has our best one ever. Please don'T Miss it!!!! Service was also great. We had a wonderful dinner."
Dined on 2/08/2016
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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Review 22 for The MasalaWala
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, fit for foodies
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Review 23 for The MasalaWala
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/27/2016
 2006
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Review 24 for The MasalaWala
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2009
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 25 for The MasalaWala
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Great little spot

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Dined on 2/04/2016
 2016
Dined on 2/04/2016
 2016
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"I'm always on the hint for a good Indian place. This place was great and I'll definitely check it out again when I'm in the neighborhood. We had veggie samosas, the cauliflower and chicken Tikka Masala. All were great!"
Dined on 2/04/2016
 2016
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 26 for The MasalaWala
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/31/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Food was authentic and delicious. The owner was extremely hospitable and the ambience is nice and cosy. Great for dates and group dinners!"
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2015
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Review 27 for The MasalaWala
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 1/30/2016
 2009
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Review 28 for The MasalaWala
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

A neighborhood favorite

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"In fact, a city-wide Indian food favorite. The food is delicious and the service fantastic. I come here every year with a group of college friends and we're never disappointed. One member of our group is vegan and gluten-free and he always finds plenty to make him happy - Dilli Bajji is so good. Other apps we tried and loved - the samosas and the aloo masala kati roll which was wonderfully spicy. I can highly recommend all our main dishes as well- Baghara Baingan, Jumbo Shrimp Malabar and the Nawabi Chicken.
The Masala Wala himself is often around, making sure all is well, and he is a lovely man."
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, fit for foodies
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Review 29 for The MasalaWala
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, fit for foodies
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Review 30 for The MasalaWala
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great indian food in NYC

Food 
5 / 5
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Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"First time I try an Indian restaurant in NYC and I'm sure I already found one of the best in town.
The samosa, both the veggie and the chicken one, were crispy and tasted really good.
I really enjoyed my special lamb dish, suggested by the waiter.
On top of the great food, all the waiters were really kind."
Dined on 1/24/2016
 2016
Special Features: good for groups, fit for foodies
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Review 31 for The MasalaWala
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/17/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, fit for foodies
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Review 32 for The MasalaWala
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/14/2016
 2013
Dined on 1/14/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/14/2016
 2013
Special Features: good for groups
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Review 33 for The MasalaWala
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Dined on 12/31/2015
 2009
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Review 34 for The MasalaWala
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Dined on 1/02/2016
 2012
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Review 35 for The MasalaWala
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 12/28/2015
 2011
Dined on 12/28/2015
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 12/28/2015
 2011
Special Features: special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 36 for The MasalaWala
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 12/22/2015
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 37 for The MasalaWala
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Delicious food, very personally location

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Dined on 12/26/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/26/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/26/2015
 2015
Special Features: great for brunch, great for lunch
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Review 38 for The MasalaWala
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/23/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/23/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/23/2015
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 39 for The MasalaWala
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Street Side Splendor!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"This little gem in the lower east side is worth going to for brunch, lunch, and dinner! The variety of elaborate options on the menu along with the simple street style favorites makes Masalawala really a one stop shop for all foodies who crave local authenticity , but also want an luxurious gastronomical experience! Definitely will be returning."
Dined on 12/19/2015
 2014
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 40 for The MasalaWala
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/12/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/12/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
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Dined on 12/12/2015
 2015
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Review 41 for The MasalaWala
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/10/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/10/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 12/10/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 42 for The MasalaWala
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Best indian food I've ever tasted!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"This is a true gem, and we are so happy to have found it - thanks to Opentable. They serve the best indian food I've ever tasted, and Mr.Masala and his straff are the nicest and most caring people you can imagine. Thank you guys, you're awesome!"
Dined on 12/05/2015
 2013
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 43 for The MasalaWala
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 11/29/2015
 2015
Dined on 11/29/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 11/29/2015
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for lunch
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Review 44 for The MasalaWala
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 11/29/2015
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 45 for The MasalaWala
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 11/24/2015
 2004
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Review 46 for The MasalaWala
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/18/2015
 2008
Dined on 11/18/2015
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 11/18/2015
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 47 for The MasalaWala
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Happy Hour Heaven

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Every day from 4:30-6:30 there is happy hour that consists of $5 glasses of wine, and 40% off bottles of wine. There is also a deal on beer and bites that was impressive. My friends and I were very excited to try out the masalawala and I was SO happy with the dinner was. We had a fantastic time, the food was noteworthy and quite authentic. I would definitely recommend to a group of people, or a couple on a date."
Dined on 11/14/2015
 2012
Special Features: good for groups, fit for foodies
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Review 48 for The MasalaWala
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Excellent Indian Food

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"After living in England, where the Indian food is excellent and everywhere, it has been tough to find a NYC Indian restaurant until now. We have eaten at Masalawala twice and had great meals and a terrific experience both times. Both the food and service was very good and we highly recommend it."
Dined on 11/08/2015
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 49 for The MasalaWala
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 11/04/2015
 2012
Dined on 11/04/2015
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 11/04/2015
 2012
Special Features: good for groups, fit for foodies
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Review 50 for The MasalaWala
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"A wonderfully quaint space with amazingly good food! The Shahi Korma was fantastic as was the Lamb Rogan Josh! Their garlic naan is to die for! And don't forget to wash it all down with a delicious mango lassi. Can't wait to go back!
And even though our original reservation was only for 5, two of our friends who wanted to join us were welcomed with open arms and no issues at all! Such wonderful hospitality and accommodation!"
Dined on 11/03/2015
 2011
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