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19 Chambers St, Princeton, NJ 08542
+1 609-921-0500
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11:45 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:45 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Pennington, New Jersey
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113 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

When my son was an undergad at Princeton, we often came to this restaurant for the excellent lunch buffet -- a very ample, all-you-can-eat affair, with many delicious choices. Highly affordable, a favorite with the students and others.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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161 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

Let me just say that every time I get take out from here, it is absolutely delicious. Chen tikka masala is absolutely amazing. However, they always manage to send us our food with one or two items missing, which, since we have a lot of people eating, can be frustrating. Overall, great place, great food, check your take out bag... More 

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WATERTOWN, NY
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58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015

The buffet is economical, a few of the staff are good at what they do. It's a dive, the floor is sticky, the bathroom needs a good cleaning. Good for a cheap, tasty meal in princeton.

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Hillsborough, New Jersey
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015 via mobile

My wife had vegetarian menu, she was happy. I had non vegetarian, and i didn't like it. We were there for lunch buffet.

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Thank Narren2014
Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2015

Visiting Princeton for a week and been there twice in 3 days already... Aloo Tikki Chaat and Malai Kofta are highly recommended.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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258 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2015 via mobile

This was my first visit. It is on a side street in Princeton. Entrance and restaurant could use a makeover!! We were seated immediately and the place was packed with all ages. BYOB. We had the mixed appetizer, lamb,chicken and shrimp tikka and the lamb curry. Also the garlic Nan. Everything was delicious, need to use the sauces. Service is... More 

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Thank Judith484
Princeton, New Jersey
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2014

I was really disappointed by the food at Masala Grill. The few curries on offer were runny and lacking in flavor however I did enjoy the appetizers and side dishes. Overall the lunch buffet reminded me of school lunches and seemed quite expensive for the quality of food on offer.

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Thank FoodieOfPrinceton
Belle Mead, NJ
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014

I've eaten here several times, the food is OK. However, servers do not get any gratuity. They are paid $8 an hour but any tips added to the bill goes to the house not to your server.

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Thank eclechick
Ringoes, New Jersey
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151 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2014

The $10.99 lunch buffet was really so-so. A few fried appetizers and kale salad. Eight choices of hot dishes (incuding white rice an another rice dish), and two choices for dessert. One could get many more choices at one of the many Indian buffets in Edison. Food tasted like they have added MSG, as I got very thirsty the entire... More 

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Thank CannotEatPrestige
Lafayette, Indiana
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014

Masala Grill is usually a must-go whenever I'm in town with friends at Princeton. It's right downtown, within walking distance of nearly everything, including campus and local hotels. Most of my friends are not vegetarian, and they all love the grill items, as well as the rich curries. My favorite dishes include the Matar Paneer and the spicy mixed vegetables.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian, Pakistani, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Open Hours
Sunday
11:45 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:45 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:45 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:45 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:45 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:45 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:45 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Chambers St, Princeton, NJ 08542
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Princeton
  • Phone Number: +1 609-921-0500

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