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Masala Indian Cusine

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9 S Dubuque St, Iowa City, IA 52240-3902
+1 319-338-6199
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10:00 - 14:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 14:30
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Des Moines, Iowa
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was amazing but the service was not good. They were like " i m not interested in serving u" and made us feel awful.. but the food was really amazing and dint taste like the routine tomato cashew paste in every curry as it does in most of the indian cuisines in U.S it was so differnt with... More 

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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Well prepared meals and good service. It is so difficult to find vegan friendly restaurants in Iowa. Add this one to your list. We had Pakoras and Samosas with chutney - it was excellent.

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Thank Inalilady
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91 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We went for dinner after a conference. The service was excellent the food was good and the price was right. It was close to our hotel in a lovely part of the city

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Thank happywhalewatcher
USA
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

Came in at the end of the lunch time on July 4th. We were welcomed and offered carry out. The variety and quality of food was good. I especially liked the vegetable dishes, but the best treat was the Mango Lassi. Don't miss it!

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Thank Salome33
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

If you are an adventurous eater, try the curries. They are all simple and good here. There is something for everyone and their food is quite a value for the money. Better Rogan Josh than Exotic India, which I feel is less refined.

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Thank David K
Iowa City
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54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

I used to eat at Masala all the time, but the condition of the kitchen and bathrooms so concerned me during my last visit that I now avoid it. Tasty food, though, and nice buffet.

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Thank Cheryl H
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

The food was amazing and the staff were very friendly and helpful when we asked questions about ingredients and just for curiosity.

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Thank Kim D
Kangaroo Island, Australia
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14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

I was there for the lunch buffet, and I appreciated the variety of choices and the labels describing what each dish was, bc I am completely unfamiliar w Indian cuisine. I was pretty brave about sampling a wide variety, and everything I tried was good. The wait staff rushed around filling glasses with warm, iceless water and they were so... More 

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Thank Cheri O
Dixon, Illinois
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

After trying a few different Indian restaurant buffets. Masala was the one we decided to return to for date night dinner. My husband has been pretty skeptical about Indian food in general, but after leaving Masala he now says he loves Indian food. Their Monday night entree special is great & the taste of everything was just amazing. I love... More 

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Thank McKenzie G
Iowa City, Iowa
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Though they have added chicken to their menu, the regular menu still is as great as ever. Pick how spicy you want it.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 14:30
Monday
10:00 - 14:30
Tuesday
10:00 - 14:30
Wednesday
10:00 - 14:30
Thursday
10:00 - 14:30
Friday
10:00 - 14:30
Saturday
10:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 S Dubuque St, Iowa City, IA 52240-3902
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
  • Phone Number: +1 319-338-6199

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