Cuisine: Fusion, Indian
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $25

Follow the smell of authentic Indian street food to Wellington’s cultural quarter, where Masala has been feeding hungry locals since 2001.

Menus take inspiration from throughout the Indian subcontinent while making the most of New Zealand’s bountiful natural larder, with all ingredients sourced as locally as possible. Broccoli coated in a fragrant yoghurt marinade is served wonderfully crisp from the traditional tandoori oven, while the peshwari beef arrives unctuous with ground almond paste and gravy.

While you’ll find all your traditional favourites, the chefs keep things feeling fresh with a fabulous selection of fusion dishes. Think chicken star, succulent chunks of meat cooked in onion and tomato sauce spiked with star anise, and even curry pizza, a must try.

Long sharing tables encourage a laid back, convivial atmosphere, while an extensive wine list and heady cocktails ensure the atmosphere is always buzzing. The exotic signature serve of rum, fresh mango pulp, Cointreau and peach schnapps will instantly transport you to a fragrant mango orchard in sunny India.

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Masala Cafe & Bar
12 Allen St
Te Aro
Wellington 6011

Open Hours:
Mon - Thu: 11:30am - 2:30pm // 5pm - 10pm
Fri: 11:30am - 2:30pm // 5pm - 11pm
Sat: 5pm - 11pm
Sun: 5pm - 10pm

Phone: 04 385 2012
Website: www.masala.gen.nz

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Masala Cafe & Bar
Location: City Centre
Cuisine: Fusion, Indian
Mains: $15 - $25

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Had a lovely meal here recently. Would definitely recommend this place if you are looking for a good curry.

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Food was great we had the banquet and it was tasty and very good value. Served in timely fashion
We enjoyed the meal and would recommend

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Barry Tomkinson

Very nice meal and good value (even without first table) will definitely be back :-)

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The service and the food both were average. I definitely think there are better Indian places on First table than Masala cafe.

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We found the meals ar Marsala to be very good value. Couldn’t fault anything. If you don’t like too much spice though, order mild - even medium here has quite a kick.

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Lovely dinner

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Kathy Law

Great service for most of the meal. Food was delicious. Lots to choose from. I asked for my dish to be mild (on the spice scale) but it was a bit too spicy for my liking. The others ordered medium and they were happy with theirs. After the mains we considered ordering dessert but after 20 minutes of waiting for the waitress to come back to the table, we decided not to bother. (It wasn’t that busy when we were there and we did try to get their attention). Overall we enjoyed the meal and would go back again.

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Rebecca Hey

Was a great experience! My curry was delicious and the lady that served us was lovely.

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Excellent food - we've had a lot of curries in our time and the food at Masala rates amongst the best we've sampled.

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Really friendly service and very tasty food.

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We ordered one ‘kiwi hot’ vindaloo and a mild korma. Be aware that this place does actually make the dishes hot so be prepared. When one of us complained that the mild korma was too hot the hosts graciously brought out some yoghurt sauce to cool it down and put cream in the original dish. The korma was supposed to have mint in it but you couldn’t taste any mint - it was delicious nevertheless. Overall we recommend you try this place.

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I went with a friend, we had a great time, ordered a bunch of plates to share. The food and service were great. Will definitely be back.

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Mary Walker

Fantastic food and great service - very nice environment and so close to the movie theatre that we left our car at Masala and walked the block to see our movie.

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Janine Thompson

Wonderful authentic food and excellent service.

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Nice meal, great service. Ideal pre-show dinner.

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Olivia Burnett

Excellent food for a very affordable price. The service was impeccable - there was no pushiness nor were we left unattended. The food was delicious very generous sized portions - we had to get a doggy bag. I'm not a big fan of spice (my partner is) but found the mild not to be too bad. Thanks for a great dinner!

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Daniela Adams

Food is delicious!! The best curry i had a a while!! I loved it!!

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Chloe Ashleigh Simpson

Amazing! We had the peshwari beef and prawn madras and they were both absolutely delicious, definitely out new 2 favourite dishes! Amazing value with first table as you get to try things you wouldn't usually and we've definitely found some winners! Always have a great experience when we dine with Masala the flavours are incredible and you don't have to wait long between courses. 100% recommend!

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Really lovely staff and the food was great :)

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Mary Walker

Masala has brilliant food, attentive but not intrusive service and a relaxing decor. It is great for couples, friend catch-ups, families and they can even cater for big groups of 20 or more.
We really had a great time at Masala and will be back for the awesome samosas, curries and bread. Reasonable prices and you will not go home hungry!

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Lovely atmosphere and great food!! My partner hasn’t had much experience with Indian food but the staff made great recommendations and he ate every last drop. Will definitely be back - thanks!

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Corey Te Amo

Great service and the food was awesome!!! 10/10

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Chloe Ashleigh Simpson

Huge fan of this restaurant! We had the rogan josh and butter chicken along with naan and starters, so much flavour and great service! Will be back 100%!

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Madison Monk

Great experience! Amazing food, and the interior and atmosphere was great! We're coming back this weekend :)

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Zaf Khouri

Great food at reasonable prices. Pleasant ambiance. Attentive but not over-the-top service. A good choice for Indian cuisine.

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Wow! Excellent tasting food. Super prompt and friendly service. Very reasonable prices for the CBD. This is definitely a restaurant we would recommend without hesitation. We’ll be back!

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We came here before heading to a concert and we LOVED the food. Service was great and we received our food very fast. Will definitely return!

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Kristy Cornwell

Lovely atmosphere and delicious food the staff were very friendly :) we will be back!

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Chloe Ashleigh Simpson

Super delicious flavoursome food and fantastic service, will definitely be back!

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Phoebe Naldoza-Drake

Masala Cafe & Bar was an inviting place to have dinner. We had the Aloo Cheese Tikki for our entree and the Palek Paneer and Chicken Tikka Masla for our mains, as well as plain naan and garlic and cheese naan for our sides.

Everything was absolutely delicious! But we especially enjoyed the naan breads which tasted freshly made. Despite the combination of flavours (which may sound odd!), the garlic and cheese naan complimented both of our mains - definitely recommend!

The staff were friendly and came over to check how we were finding our meal every so often. It was a lovely atmosphere to sit, relax, and enjoy our meal. We are definitely planning to come back again!

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Adele Morris

We arrived early but it wasn't a problem, they were expecting us and we were seated straight away. Actually nothing was too much trouble and the service was constant but not overpowering.
the food was lovely and the menu is extensive so we had a hard time choosing!
We tried the chicken and the lamb Wellington, which are really nice. Mild was mild and even our 10 yr old enjoyed herself.
we can recommend Masala.

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Mary Walker

Samosas to die for, fantastic curries, delicious breads - the food is outstanding. Service is attentive but unobtrusive and the decor is relaxing. All this and parking at the door. Masala is a great choice for Wellington dining. You can take an hour or take your time. We'll be back.

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