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Masala Indian Kitchen

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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2208 Kaliste Saloom Rd, Lafayette, LA 70508
+1 337-981-6373
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Sun - Sat 11:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was skeptical about eating here, because I wasn't sure I would like the food. But, our server was so patient and explained everything about the menu. We even had the owner/manager come to the table to help is decide what to eat. He made several suggestions and was so delightful to speak with.

Thank pboulanger
Eugene, Oregon
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Masala is the most creative, adventurous, and satisfying Indian food we've found outside of India. We love the food of India. We've traveled there twice and fallen in love with creative use of spices and combinations of ingredients. Back in the U.S., Indian restaurants inevitably disappoint. The food is uninspired, bland, every restaurant offers the same basic dishes. Masala is... More 

Thank Timothy B
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76 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

First time in years eating Indian cuisine. Enjoyed the Thursday lunch menu of Chicken Tikka Masala. Served in what looked like an oversized Bento box 😀 food was delicious Server was highly knowledgeable of the menu items and of their ingredients. That knowledge helped my colleague avoid tomato based products due to allergies related to tomatoes. Decor was classical Indian... More 

Thank tautavel
Los Angeles, California
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52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Tried the chicken tiki masala-very good but needed to be a bit creamier for my taste. However, the amazing staff more than made up for it. Really went out of their way to make you feel at home.

Thank Jeff B
Alexandria, LA
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Hubby and I tried this restaurant out a few years ago on a whim. We'd never had Indian food before and we weren't even sure we'd like it. We asked the waitress several questions about the menu and she made some recommendations. Everything she recommended was amazing! The Samoas! OMG! So good! And the Tandoori Chicken and Vindaloo were good... More 

Thank Brenda A
Houston, Texas
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488 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

I'll start with the pros. Food and atmosphere was amazing. Gluten free is written on the side of the dishes to notate its safety of each dish. The food is a bit pricy compared to other Indian restaurants. No reason for a simple Indian dish and rice to cost 16-20 but that doesn't take away from the experience. That is... More 

Thank gwenbraum
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

I enjoyed my first visit here about 2 years ago. Never forgot the place. Came back this time and food is still exceptional. I started off with the potato samosas. They were really good and piping hot when they arrived. The crust was crispy/flaky and the inside was moist. For my main course I ordered the chicken Korma, Indian hot... More 

Thank treadnmud
Ville Platte, Louisiana
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

Easy to get to. Wonderful service and delicious food! Atmosphere is perfect! ..........I will definitely go back!

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Thank paulamanuel
Houston, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

Masala may be a little dark inside but the food is excellent, the bar concocts imaginative cocktails and the menu is interesting (with many vegetarian choices). Highly recommended. Good lunch specials.

Thank silverlightlee
Lake Charles, Louisiana
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

This is my favorite restaurant. I drive from an hour away to eat here. Not only is the food authentic, flavorful, and fresh, but the service and atmosphere are outstanding ! They always make our experience a favorite family memory.

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Thank Tonja G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2208 Kaliste Saloom Rd, Lafayette, LA 70508
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Lafayette Parish  >  Lafayette
  • Phone Number: +1 337-981-6373

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