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Masala Cafe & Bar

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12 Allen Street | Near Courtney Place, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-385 2012
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11:30 - 23:00
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Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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New Zealand
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Above average (westernised) Indian restaurant. Very good but not exceptional. Pros: - Generally very tasty food. My favourites were Beef Vindaloo and Lamb Wellington. Cons: - Wine list: relatively unknown wines (I didn't know any of them). In the description, the origin in missing. So it is pretty much a lottery. We took the most expensive one (to be on... More 

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Thank Mil_the_globetrotter
Masala111, Manager at Masala Cafe & Bar, responded to this review

Hello There, Thank you very much for giving us your time in the form of feedback. We are glad to hear your rating. We are always trying put extra effort to make customer's experience memorable. Just to let you know that the wines we have are mostly NZ wines and it's not a supermarket wines, it is supplied by reputed... More 

1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful Indian Restaurant that serves good tasty food... Long table seatings, small table seatings, round table seatings etc. are available. Good for corporate as well as family dinner...

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Thank Chandan J
Masala111, Manager at Masala Cafe & Bar, responded to this review

Hello Chandan, Thank you for taking time and giving us your valuable feedback. We are glad that you like the food and the different seating type at Masala. We always love you welcome your group at Masala. We look-forward to see you soon. Thank you. More 

1 review
Reviewed 6 March 2017

in wellys for homegrown from rotorua..i eat alot of curries...always searching for great beef vindaloo...thought I had in new Plymouth but masala café beat it hands down.every dish we had was 10 out of 10 & service was just as good.im a chef of 15yrs in dif styles so just try this place u wont regret...b warned fullas vindaloo is... More 

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Thank Thomas R
Masala111, Manager at Masala Cafe & Bar, responded to this review

Hello Thomas, Thank you for giving your valuable feedback. We are glad that you liked the food and service at Masala so much. We always try to give our best, so that our customers enjoy their time with us. We look forward to see you soon when you come to Wellington. More 

Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Last week we held a client function for 60+ people at Masala. The food was exceptioal as usual and the team very obliging with our requests. I would recommend Masala to anyone looking for a group booking, well worth the visit!

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Thank mattwilliams2017
Masala111, Manager at Masala Cafe & Bar, responded to this review

Hello Matt, Thank you so much for taking time and giving us your review. We loved to hear that you all enjoyed your night at Masala. We look forward to host your function sometime in near future. More 

New Delhi, India
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66 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I have been going to Masala for the last many years. The food is generally good, could be better. Service is friendly.

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Thank shashi09
Masala111, Manager at Masala Cafe & Bar, responded to this review

Hello Shashi, Thank you for taking some time and giving your valuable feedback. Thank you again for coming to Masala from last many years. We always try to give our 100%. Please let us know next time when you come, if anything you think needs to improve. We always love to hear from our customer. More 

Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Was walking the streets of Wellington with my girlfriend we we looking for somewhere to eat, we found this place looked fairly empty as it was early in the evening.we had a couple of cocktails to start, checked out the menu it seemed spot on and well priced so we started ordering, service great. food arrived in good time, everything... More 

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Thank Chapmans4g
Masala111, Manager at Masala Cafe & Bar, responded to this review

Hello James, Thank you so much for awesome review. We highly appreciate your time for giving us 5 star review means a lot. We are so glad that you like the service and food at Masala. We look forward to see you soon. More 

1 review
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

I have been to dozens of Indian restaurants in Wellington and Masala is by far the best. My partner and I have been here multiple times. The service and food is great. I always order the same - chicken tikka masala with garlic naan. So good! Best naan around (and I've been around). My partner always tries a different dish... More 

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Thank Laura F
Masala111, Manager at Masala Cafe & Bar, responded to this review

Hi There, thank you so much for giving such a wonderful feedback. We really appreciate your time. We are so glad that you like Masala everytime you come. We look forward to see you again. Thank you. More 

Wellington, New Zealand
Level Contributor
45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

We went to Masala on a whim one night when we decided it would be good for us to enjoy a meal as a group with the added bonus of BYO. We did not have a reservation and were able to get a table to seat 8 of us- the staff were great with this and incredibly accommodating. The food:... More 

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Thank Paige C
Masala111, Manager at Masala Cafe & Bar, responded to this review

Hello Paige, Thank you so much for giving us a wonderful review. We are glad that you enjoyed your time at Masala. We look forward to see you soon. Thank you. More 

1 review
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

I have done a reservation at masala restaurant to celebrate my wife"s birthday. The way their manager Mr. Harshad patel arranged everything i got soo impressed with that. Highly recommended. A+++++ Thanks

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Thank Kishori G
Masala111, Manager at Masala Cafe & Bar, responded to this review

Hello, Thank for giving us your precious time in terms if feedback. We are glad that your experience at Masala was wonderful. We look forward to see you soon. Thank you. More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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69 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

We went on opening time so it was very quiet at that time of night therefore ambience was a little hard to gauge. The food however was not, it was excellent authentic Indian food, good size portions & efficient wait service. Would definitely return.

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Thank Lesley094
Masala111, Manager at Masala Cafe & Bar, responded to this review

Hello Lesley, Thank you so much for taking time and giving your valuable feedback. We are glad that your experience at Masala was great. We definitely lookforward to see you soon. Thank you. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 15
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Allen Street | Near Courtney Place, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-385 2012

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?