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11 Mohamed Ebeid St, El-saba'a Emarat Square | The Karvin Hotel, Cairo 11511, Egypt
+20 2 26906453
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Cairo, Egypt
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69 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of my favorites, best Indian food & vintage feel restaurant. Getting ur food on the roof garden us a great experience too, especially if the weather is nice...

Thank Mohammad A
Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

The last time I had visited Massala was around 10 years ago. Back then the food was alright, even though the place was not very fancy, and I don't recall I had any concerns about the cleanliness of the place or the reasonability of the prices, (otherwise I wouldn't have returned). So I decided to take the family for some... More 

Thank Salah A
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

I understand the restaurant has good ratings and that's why I even tried it. Unfortunately it was a disappointment. > The Karvin Hotel and especially the Massala restaurant needs renovation. It is stuffy and the basement type location does not help at all. Its closed, old and rustic feel. > There was one staff member and he too was moving... More 

Thank pmd_cairo
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

I am indian and I can honestly say this was a massive disappointment. The food is bland, not served hot... BUT Warm. I came here as this restaurant had good reviews, however I feel that this is because most of the reviewers possibly haven't tried indian food before or understand the flavours of Indian food. BIG disappointment. The worst indian... More 

Thank Natasha J
Cairo, Egypt
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Great service, delicious food, friendly atmosphere. The decorations are welcoming and the staff is accommodating. It's my favorite - and my friends' favorite - Indian food place in Cairo. Highly recommended.

Thank AmyQuotb
Cairo, Egypt
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

A small nice and quiet restaurant with Indian decorations. The food was delicious (I didn't like their cheese much), the service was very good. A nice place for family but I think it serves best for a group of friends.

Thank Nour_Galal
Cairo, Egypt
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101 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2016

I like going there frequently. The restaurant is authentic, menu is rich and food quality and portions are very good. Service is also very good. you can also order your meal at the rooftop and/or drinks and they also serve shisha in a nice outdoor setting. Its a Heliopolis classic spot.

Thank SallyZohney
Province of Milan, Italy
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2016

I enjoyed the food, the service was good, the place is not very fancy, the prices are ok. I would sure go again for lunch or dinner.

Thank Joe K
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

The place is quite and nice,the food is good,actually its a decent indian taste,it also serves alcohol.

Thank hicham h
Doha, Qatar
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2015 via mobile

I have had nothing but problems from this hotel since living in their hotel a few months ago. Last night I ordered delivery from Masala and made it clear not spicy and when my food arrived 90 min later the delivery man was very rude to me and basically wanted a 50 LE tip which I refused and he called... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Indian, Asian, Halal, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Mohamed Ebeid St, El-saba'a Emarat Square | The Karvin Hotel, Cairo 11511, Egypt
  • Location: Africa  >  Egypt  >  Cairo Governorate  >  Cairo
  • Phone Number: +20 2 26906453
Massala is an Authentic North Indian Cuisine. Open for Lunch and Dinner from 2:00 pm till midnight.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?