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Steinenstrasse 2, Lucerne, Switzerland
0412401264
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5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Buffet, Delivery, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Excellently Spiced Food and Genuinely Friendly Managers

The Masala is a bit up a busy street away from the central part of Luzern. Looking for an Indian meal late one Saturday night, I lucked out in getting a seat but learned that they were only serving a buffet. I opted for the one-plate version after ordering a glass of rioja. The tables were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
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  • English first
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English first
Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The Masala is a bit up a busy street away from the central part of Luzern. Looking for an Indian meal late one Saturday night, I lucked out in getting a seat but learned that they were only serving a buffet. I opted for the one-plate version after ordering a glass of rioja. The tables were almost all in one... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This restaurant has nothing to do with real Indian food! It is some random european mishmash made to look orange/red and pose as Indian food. Plus it is more expensive than other places! I understand that people have to modify the taste to suit Europeans but this guy has totally lost it. For actual Indian food lovers, don't go here.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Visited with a couple of friends for dinner. Ordered chicken kurma, beef masala and chicken tandoori. With exception of the Chicken tandoori, the food was quite blend. No typical indian taste to the food, no spyciness no twist. just boring. But I have to say that the service was very friendly and good. If the food would have been better... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We went to restaurant at 9.35 and we were told its closing time is 9.30 PM We requested we have small children and just landed as well as raining but did not agreed.Even so rude never co operated at all and we had to eat other near by restaurant. I.I have never seen any restaurant doing such rigidity in my... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The food here is tasty and authentic Indian food though a bit too spicy. Their garlic naans are huge and quantity is good. The prices are on the higher side but that's everywhere in Switzerland. Overall a good place if you are craving for Indian food in lucerne.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Well atleast the best that we had in the 3 days that we were in Lucerne ! Took the effort to walk an extra ~500mtrs to get here (from Kanchi) and we were glad we did. Good Indian food selection. Ambience is average but better than Kanchi. Pricing is similar to Kanchi. They served delicious and spicy (at our request)... More 

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Buttwil, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

The Ownerfamily ("Donnie and Ronnie) are very friendly and give you a warm welcome-feeling. The food taste very good and the Banana-Leaf-Menu is just great. It is also suitable for Vegans (please ask in advance). Also they got a few vegetarian menus. We like this location.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

People at restaurant are courteous but its overpriced USD 60-70 for a buffet. Its easy to find on Steinenstrasse and you cant miss it. Food is semi-fresh and not good in taste. Ambience is okay. So except for the location there isnt anything pretty exciting. Go only if you're devoid of options which you wont be when you're in the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

We went there with a family. Food was not cooked properly. I feel it was stale food. Manager/waiter was so rude that you will not enjoy your food. They will make you feel that they are charging less amount so you won't be provided with any service or humanity. Money is less but who wants to compromise with health. Poor... More 

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

The lunchtime buffet was disappointing - poor selection. In all fairness, the food was good if you happen to prefer unlimited plain boiled rice, tandoori chicken and aubergine (eggplant) curry. There was a nondescript soup as starter, lassi as well, papadums included, a pinkish salad - beetroot? (unappetising), some sort of dessert (not tried). But at a price of CHF... More 

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Additional Information about Restaurant Masala

Address: Steinenstrasse 2, Lucerne, Switzerland
Phone Number: 0412401264
Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Lucerne  >  Lucerne
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Cuisine: Indian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Steinenstrasse 2, Lucerne, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Lucerne  >  Lucerne
  • Phone Number: 0412401264

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm

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