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US$ 41 - US$ 68
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Indian, Asian, Contemporary
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Reviewed 11 February 2021 via mobile

Massive restaurants are considered a benchmark in the world of culinary excellence and I was so excited to be back to the place I had visited years ago- Masala Library. The décor and the ambiance of the place are excellent. They had lots of necessary...controls in place for covid which made the dining experience safer. The staff had their faces and hands covered at all times and maintained a safe distance. The tables were also placed slightly apart than usual, the plates and cutlery were covered under cloches and they ensured that all safety protocols were being followed. We were being served by Mr. Jatin for the day and he ensured the most prompt and courteous service ever. Full marks to their hospitality for sure. We tried the set menu for dinner in non vegetarian. This was priced at 2700 per person plus taxes. Tried the following dishes: 1) Pea Pearl Puchka: we started off with the amuse bouché which was a spherical Mango and coconut medley. It was a burst of freshness in your mouth to start off the meal. This was followed by a super crisp puri stuffed with lots of chutneys, potato and pearl sized mint chutney balls. The flavour profile was spot on and it was a brilliant start to the meal. 2) Jhal muri cookie: the jhal muri cookie was unique in that they'd made the base or the cookie out of roasted puffed rice which was then covered with another couple of chutneys - sweet and sour. 3) farmers staple: this was a really soft puri which was served with some white butter and was super delicious. 4) Dahi bada: the dahi bada was roasted instead of fried and served with some sweetened curd foam and specks of masala. 5) mushroom chai: this was the highlight of the evening and a standout favourite. They'd served it as tea where the truffle oil was dehydrated and served as sugar, there were bits of mushroom served as the tea leaves and a beautiful concoction of a bunch of mushrooms served as the tea. This all together rather beautifully, the earthiness of both the mushroom and the truffle complimenting one another brilliantly and the warmth of the dish quite tantalizing. 6) Braised lamp chop: the chop was super tender and was a sweet and spicy one glazed with honey maple and light spices. 7) Peri Peri chicken tikka: the chicken chunks were tender and delicious, the sauce was creamy and spicy. 8) malai caviar prawn: this was a standout main course. The prawn was cooked to perfection, the sauce was a pink peppercorn one and hence, very lightly spiced. 9) tandoori thecha salmon with Mango murabba jhol: i was quite impressed with the combination of the two - the salmon was very deliciously marinated with a spicy thecha and had a tangy Mango pulp to cut the spice. 10) Thakkali Thokku chicken with idiyappam: the chicken was tender and the gravy was a south Indian style tempered with lots of mustard seeds and curry leaves. The idiyappam was a great combination, it was almost like eating an Indian version of spaghetti bolognese. 11) Telangana Pepper Lamb: this was another dish to die for! The lamb was super soft and had a whole lot of spices and a very distinctive malabari flavour. The appam served along with it was to definitely die for. 12) Dal makhani and roti basket: the dal makhani was creamy and a great one and the rotis were super soft and melt in the mouth. Just a brilliant combination. 13) Malai chop and wood sorrel: another really cool one, they served a whipped cream sort of dessert with lots of candied dry fruits which tasted like crunch in the midst of a pillow of cream. Really cool textural play. 14) Mango halwa and almond chikki: the Mango halwa was super sweet and the base was of a thin and crisp chikki, just superb. 15) Jalebi Caviar: Easily my dish of the day! The jalebi was toned down in sweetness so that the rabri could compliment it. Loved the burst of textures with every mouthful. This is a dish everyone must try. We also tried a couple of mocktails like the Pan Mojito, the Masala punch and the garden of 5 senses. My favourite was definitely the garden of 5 senses. We definitely enjoyed ourselves to the max and can't wait to come back here again. The tasting menu is a great idea if you just want to have an experience of what Masala Library has to offer. For the a la carte takers, the mushroom chai, the malai prawns, the pepper lamb and the Mango halwa are to die for. To give it a shot.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Massive R, Guest Relations Manager at Masala Library, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2021

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for sharing your experience and words of appreciation. We are humbled by your words and delighted to know that you enjoyed the food and our hospitality. Look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best Regards, Team Masala Library by...More

Reviewed 27 December 2020

This was my 2nd visit to Masala Library, and I think it serves the most amazing creative dishes ever. The flavors of each dish are so unique and intriguing, I am left speechless with delight. Not just the taste, but the presentation is stunning, too....A must-go place for those visiting Mumbai. Even if it is a very short visit, do make time to eat there!! You won't regret it for sure. Mr. Jiggs Kalra deserves maximum praise for this restaurant of his.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Massive R, Guest Relations Manager at Masala Library, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2021

Dear 168niharikag Thank you so much for sharing your experience and words of appreciation. We are humbled by your words and delighted to know that you enjoyed the food and our hospitality. Look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best Regards, Team Masala Library by...More

Reviewed 6 April 2020

The ambiance of the restaurant is very graceful and attractive. It simply adds value immensely to the food you eat here. Must try - Aloo dorm, dal makhani and jalebi caviar In starters, you should try - dal chawal aranchini and dahi kebabMore

Date of visit: September 2019
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Massive R, Guest Relations Manager at Masala Library, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2021

Dear bulbulonthewing. Thank you so much for sharing your experience and words of appreciation. We are humbled by your words and delighted to know that you enjoyed the food and our hospitality. Look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best Regards, Team Masala Library by...More

Reviewed 9 March 2020

Presentation of food is very modern Food is Fusion variety Crockery is also mixed with old & new designs Delicious food. reserve before venturing to eatMore

Date of visit: May 2019
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Massive R, Guest Relations Manager at Masala Library, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2020

Dear ash_g2, Thank you so much for sharing your experience and words of appreciation. We are humbled by your words and delighted to know that you enjoyed the food and our hospitality. Look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best Regards, Team Masala Library by...More

Reviewed 9 March 2020

Masala Library offers innovtive fusion cuisine. The service is courteous. There are some very interesting starters both veg and non veg. The mains menu is limited, which is good. The service was very prompt. Dishes were very tasty. What I particularly liked was the khichdi...kadhi risotto. The Laal Maas was authentic though the meat didn't fall off the bone. A bit tough. I liked the paan flavoured candy floss. Did not attempt the tasting menu because it would have been too much for me. However, am told it is good. The decor is not particularly impressive and the a/c should be much cooler. Approach to the toilets is shabby and they should clean the toilets every half an hour. After all, this is a flagship restaurant. Overall, though quite pricey, the experience was entirely satisfactory. I wonder why no Indian restaurant has been awarded a Michelin star rating. Rather surprising, given that we have some outstanding eating places in our country.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Massive R, Guest Relations Manager at Masala Library, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2020

Dear zmistry, Thank you for taking the time out to review us. All feedback received from our much valued guests is extremely important to us. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed some aspects of the dining experience, we regret not having met your...More

Reviewed 11 February 2020 via mobile

After trying to book them n number of times finally cud reserve a table for our anniversary dinner. The first thing you c is empty tables so I wonder what keeps you from giving reservations. Terrible food in the name of fusion. Ambience also dosent...make up for the bakwas food they serve. The only gud thing is that it dosent pinch much coz u havent paid a bomb for it. Very very poor selection of menu in the name of fusion which mainly is more like fasting food with rajgira in almost everything.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Massive R, Guest Relations Manager at Masala Library, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2020

Dear MonaA2861, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We profusely regret not having met your expectations completely. It is the feedback from our guests that enable us in taking cognizance of the areas of improvement, for us to offer a higher level of...More

Reviewed 9 February 2020

If you like fusion food, you will enjoy Jiggs Kalra's Masala Library food. Nicely located in BKC Mumbai. Vale parking ensures personal quality time. Cooperative staff ensures you are welcome in the property. If you indicate special occasion, you get premium seating table too. Staff...explains food items quite well so you order to your taste.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Massive R, Guest Relations Manager at Masala Library, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2020

Dear vindac8, Thank you so much for sharing your experience and words of appreciation. We are humbled by your words and delighted to know that you enjoyed the food and our hospitality. Look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best regards, Team Masala Library by...More

Reviewed 29 January 2020

I was charged three times for my meal. After two months of trying to get my money back it still hasn't been refunded.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Massive R, Guest Relations Manager at Masala Library, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2020

Dear Dobbsy, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We profusely regret not having met your expectations completely. It is the feedback from our guests that enable us in taking cognizance of the areas of improvement, for us to offer a higher level of...More

Reviewed 24 January 2020

We picked this restaurant after it came up in one of our searches. As we walked in we saw the brown chairs and tables and instinct was to walk right back out but we got side tracked with all the awards that are placed on...the wall. We decided to stay (wish we hadn’t) and sat down at about 8.30pm and the place was fairly empty. We had a lively waiter called Nilesh and to be fair he was fantastic. Explained everything to us gave us options. My sister in law is celiac so any little bit of gluten upsets her. Nilesh knew exactly what she could have and not. We opted for the taster menu, two veg and one no -veg. From the first course I was not impressed, food was not up to the level of a so called fine dining expectation or a taster menu. They added a few fancy tricks but the overall taste of the food was average. I got to my mid course (I think) which was chicken cooked on a lava plate in front of me. All look great till I cut into my chicken and was about to take a mouthful when I saw two very dark hairs on my plate. These were not from the servers arms, I checked. Sorry but they were very dark and off putting. I called the waiter over to show him and he apologised and the chef came out to say sorry but these things happen. No they don’t happen if you are a hygienic kitchen. Yes at home sometimes your own hair might fall into fishes but that is ok as it’s your kitchen and you know how clean it is. This put me off the rest of my food and I didn’t eat any of my other courses. My sister in law who is a celiac can eat!! She got to get third course and said she was really full and couldn’t eat another mouthful. This was very odd as I know how much she can eat. We sat through all the tricks etc and asked for our bill. Nothing had been taken off to make up for the two dark hairs found in my plate and I had explained how I just couldn’t eat anything else having seen the hairs. After some discussion the manager gave us a little discount begrudgingly. Ok so this is the worst part!! We got a Emr’s I home and my sister in law was very quiet all the way. Did ask if she was ok and she said she didn’t feel 100%. We were staying at the Taj Lands End hotel and as we were walking in she just couldn’t hold it in. She threw up 🤮 her entire dinner from that restaurant. It was so bad, I’ve never seen such a mess. This happened as something in her food had gluten or there was cross-tamination. Apart from it being embarrassing throwing up in the lobby and guests thinking she must have drank too much which was not the case at all it could have made her really ill the next day and ruined her short shopping trip!! Yes you might say you’re in India etc but everywhere else we are she was fine, the chef cane out to see her at each place (apart from this one) and she was absolutely fine. I’ve attached some poor pictures of the food. Pani puri...really as a snack! Desserts were awful not that I even ate them! Do not go here at all. Mumbai has such other lovely modern restaurants to offer that really take care of hygiene and allergies. We were in Mumbai for 5 nights and this was the worst restaurant we had eaten in!!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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MRestaurants, Guest Relations Manager at Masala Library, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2020

Dear Pari06, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We regret not having met your expectations and also for the inconvenience caused to you. It is feedback from our guests that enable us in taking cognizance of the areas of improvement, for us to...More

Reviewed 2 January 2020

We did the 16-course tasting menu. It was interesting to see the different textures of foods put together. Beautiful display and service was superb!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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MRestaurants, Guest Relations Manager at Masala Library, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2020

Dear bluespin83, Thank you so much for sharing your experience and words of appreciation. We are humbled by your words and delighted to know that you enjoyed the food and our hospitality. Look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best regards, Team Masala Library by...More

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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
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