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Masala Cafe & Bar

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2-12 Allen Street | Near Courtney Place, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-385 2012
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17:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
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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Wellington, New Zealand
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Auckland, New Zealand
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69 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recently visited this place whilst in Wellington as we were looking for an Indian restaurant and based on the Trip advisor reviews chose this restaurant. The place was reasonable and the staff were attentive and helpful.We had ordered paneer tikka for starters, a paneer tikka masala and Wellington fish masala. We also had naan and parathas as we did not... More 

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

Hello Siva, Apology that you don't like the Curries at Masala but, I would like to let you know that all mains are served with rice is already mentioned on top of the list which is clearly visible. Wellington dish is one of the very popular at Masala, we never had any complaints with that, also Tikka Masala and Wellington... More 

Wanaka, New Zealand
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178 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We called in for a quick meal, one evening. It was late, so we were impressed that, unlike some restaurants nearby, Masala was still happy to serve us. The fish tikka was good, but the other dishes we ordered were disappointing.

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Thank Sally A
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

While in Wellington for a conference, my friends organised a group booking for conference attendees to dine one evening at Masala. They were supremely well-organised, the group included gluten-allergic folk like me, plus vegans & various shades of vegetarians. We all had great selections from the buffet of curries available, and poppadoms & onion bhaji to nibble as appetisers, with... More 

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Thank Kerry T
Queenstown, New Zealand
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

This is a great curry house, the service was very good, with a good menu and very speedy arrival of food. We were seated at a lovely table by the window and felt like we had the whole place to ourselves. Beautiful curry, and well presented. Would definitely dine here again.

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Thank JPops2013
Masala111, Manager at Masala Cafe & Bar, responded to this review

Hello There, Thank you for giving us such a lovely feedback. We are happy that you love our food and service so much. We look forward to see you soon. More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is large with plenty of seating to fit large groups. There are plenty of waiting staff so we didn't feel neglected, despite the large groups dining when we arrived.The menu is extensive. We ordered a vegetarian platter for starters - cost $18.50. It was generous and adequate for two. We followed this with paratha bread, white rice, Rogan... More 

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Thank 156AnneF156
Masala111, Manager at Masala Cafe & Bar, responded to this review

Hello Anne, Firstly, thank you for taking time to review Masala. we are glad that your experience at Masala was good. We look forward to see you soon. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

I been to this place for the first time. It is awesome experience. The food was mouth watering, service is good fast and music was very relaxing. I have been to few Indian places in Wellington but Masala is outstanding. My friends meal was yummy as well. I will definitely recommend this place.

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Thank deep s
Wellington, New Zealand
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Have been to Masala a few times now, and the dishes are tasting better and better! I had the Paneer Tikka Masala and my friend had the Beef Vindaloo; both dishes were cooked to perfection and well spiced. Service was very friendly and fast. Would highly recommend!

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

Hello Aemilson, Thank you for giving your feedback. We are glad to hear that you liked our food so much. We look forward to see you soon. 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
US$5 - US$15
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Halal, Vegetarian Friendly, 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
Groups, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
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: 2-12 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?