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Bollywood Masala Kingston

46 Giles St | Act, Canberra 2604, Australia
+61 2 6162 1113
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good38%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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46 Giles St | Act, Canberra 2604, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We order the chicken biriyani and the vegetable jalfrezi to share. The serving sizes were large and we left feeling satisfied. However there was nothing all that impressionable of the food, venue or the staff. The biriyani could have been a bit more spicy -...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank gds199
BollywoodMasala, Owner at Bollywood Masala Kingston, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Reviewer Seems like you are talking about some other restaurant here not Bollywood Masala because there is no waiter here who wears denims and T shirt. There is also a possibility that this review is FAKE and I would ask trip advisor to look...More

Reviewed 9 November 2018

The food is lovely - very flavoursome. They have a great menu and it isnt the usual suburban Indian restaurant menu, which is becoming very predictable is Australia. The service was friendly and attentive.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank apj101
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

We had heard from friends that this was a great place to eat. Our experience did not live up to that expectation. The service was very bad, as we waited 45 minutes between finishing our appetisers and receiving our main dishes. Between the three of...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank a3c24
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

These are not your typical Indian dishes The food was Indian food I’ve never had before Some of the best food I’ve eaten Staff were fantastic not in your face but there when you wanted something Ambiance was great on our particular night you could...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Steven P
Reviewed 14 October 2018

I chose to have my meal delivered to my hotel via Deliveroo. The meal was delivery timely and very hot. It was the best NaN bread and Biryani I have tasted. Highly recommended. Will book a table next time I am in Canberra. Easy enough...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Akaelah
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Our first visit and we would definitely go back. Great menu with usual sounding choices, but the presentation and flavours very different. Very gourmet in look and taste. Service was unobtrusive and excellent. Not too expensive and the price was right for the quality food...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank leonemoff
Reviewed 23 September 2018

I worked in the UK for many years and have had many curry (singularly the most popular cuisine in the UK) experiences in restaurants the length and breadth of the country. Some excellent , some not so good. Having moved to Kingston recently, I tried...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Wayne W
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

Went to this restaurant with overseas business colleagues and absolutely loved the food and service. I went for something I had never seen before as a main, Squid stuffed with Barramundi and Marsala onions and tomatoes cooked in the tandoor, with the chefs special sauce....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank CentrefoldHHH
Reviewed 26 August 2018

Visited on Saturday night by chance, what a gem. The service was great and the food just great. I have tried lots of Indian Restaurants and this is not your average. I find they come in two styles that I like, As close to an...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Adrian W
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Lovely venue Great staff Excellent menu Lots of more unusual dishes, all really interesting All freshly cooked to order Great use of AUSTRALIAN produce Great wine list Value for money. Great credit to all

Date of visit: August 2018
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$ 14 - US$ 29
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 46 Giles St | Act, Canberra 2604, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Canberra
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6162 1113
  • E-mail
Bollywood Masala Kingston has now been open for a year. In that time, we have won the prestigious Restaurant and Catering Best Indian/sub-continent ACT Award 2013. This proves that our award winning effort at Dickson has been successfully transferred to our Kingston restaurant. We are not a franchise and Arjan and his team personalise each establishment to suit our customers needs and to continuously improve given the regular feedback we get and appreciate and learn from.Many customers continue to describe us as the best Indian restaurant in Canberra; better than the food they've tasted in India! Such compliments don't make us complacent. They push us to try even harder. So come and visit us and decide for yourself. Our usp is maintaining indian cooking traditions that have withstood the test of time, while tailoring ourselves to being a modern indian restaurant in the Australian context.In addition to dine-in we also do catering for in-house or off-site events, as well as take-away of course. We have an extensive variety of vegetarian options, and can suitably cater for other dietary requirements, including gluten free. So call us or visit our website to book and we look forward to seeing you soon and again, and again, and...
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