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1375 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122-2308
+1 415-566-6976
11:30 - 23:00
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 March 2017

After visiting the California Academy of Sciences, my wife and I were hungry. We decided to try some Indian cuisine at Masala Dosa. The food was good overall. The rice and nan were good though I couldn't really taste the basil on the garlic basil nan. I tried the Fish Vindaloo. The salmon was fairly good, but the overall flavor... More 

Thank arhageman
New Delhi, India
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2015

I love the shahi paneer plus naan combos which has like 15cubes of paneer just imagine and all for a cool price of under 10 dollars

Thank Yonlas
San Francisco, California
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160 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2015

3 hungry friends after a long walk in Golden Gate park found ourselves in this restaurant around 3:45 PM. We ordered lamb rogan josh, chicken tikka masala and vegetable biryani. Chicken tikka masala was pieces of chicken (not thoroughly cooked) floating in a very thin masala. Very flavorless. The lamb dish was not impressive at all. The biryani was the... More 

Thank Megan K
Chennai, India
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42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2015

I am from South India, the home of Masala Dosa, so I was intrigued to see a restaurant with this name near the Golden Gate Park. Stepped in to taste. It is a small place. There is a fair choice of Indian cuisine, from both south and North India. I tried the masala dosa. It is pretty good. Dosa is... More 

Thank George T
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95 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2015

Some Indian restaurants have only Chana Masala as the only vegan choice, or one of only a few. This restaurant has many vegan choices. My wife is not vegan, and had many meat dishes to choose from. My wife had lamb korma while I had the mixed vegetable uthappam, which was unique and delicious; had not had it before. It... More 

Thank JustAnotherTraveler1
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2015

Food is OK. Portions for the money are extremely small. We grabbed some take-out last night since we were pressed for time and craving Indian. Three dishes each about $12-$14. Got the food home and found 3 small containers filled about 2/3 of the way to the top. Too late and too tired to go back and complain. There are... More 

4 Thank Hugh_Jass_43
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92 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2015 via mobile

We were in the Metro, coming back from Ocean Beach, when we saw the restaurant through the window and decided to stop by. The food was delicious, served in great size portions and the service was really attempt and friendly. The best surprise in SFO!

4 Thank Robby2012
South Australia
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114 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2014

My husband and I had a wonderful dinner. The staff were friendly and efficient - we were immediately given water on arrival and it was refilled constantly throughout our meal. Our order was taken quickly and our entrees arrived within a few minutes even though the restaurant was packed. There was an extensive menu with all the favourites... our choices... More 

4 Thank Karen C
Santa Rosa, United States
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2014

We were a large group of 49 without reservation! The waiters Roy & Sid were excellent. They were trying to be as fast as possible. The best part was the food was amazing. One of the best Dosas I have had! I would recommend this place to anyone.

1 Thank jyotib73
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158 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2014

We stumbled upon this little restaurant while wandering around SFO one afternoon. I had craving for Indian food and wasn't disappointed. It was a mixed experience. Fried Idlis for starter was great, so was chai. Just wonderful. For main course, masala dosa was good however other in the group who ordered chicken curry had some issues. The server graciously took... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Delivery, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1375 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122-2308
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: +1 415-566-6976
Masala (also transliterated as "massala")is a term used in South Asian cuisines (including Indian, Bangladeshi & Pakistani cuisines) to describe a mixture of spices. A masala can be a combination of dried (and usually dry-roasted) spices or a paste (such as vindaloo masala) made from a mixture of spices & other ingredients often garlic, ginger & onions. It’s known for its smell & is used extensively in Indian cooking to add spice & flavor. At “Masala Indian Cuisine” we believe in doing things the “Masala” Way meaning No Compromises when it comes to Quality. In each Guest we look forward to "Many Happy Returns". From the moment you walk in, “Masala Indian Cuisine” promises you a wonderful experience of simplicity & great taste. So sit back, relax & enjoy the great experience. At “Masala Indian Cuisine”, we are all like a big extended family. We expect our guests to be forgiving with a "pinch of salt" in our shortcomings & generous with a "season to taste" in praise where due!

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