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Bollywood Masala Dickson

69/12 Challis Street | Dickson, Canberra 2602, Australia
0262577333
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Ranked #14 of 755 restaurants in Canberra
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Bollywood Masala is an award winning Indian restaurant operating in Dickson for over 9 years and newly opened in Kingston. Its commitment to cooking food in the traditional indian style, using key ingredients cooked in-house, set it apart from other Indian restaurants. While all dishes are prepared with equal love and attention, signature dishes like the Leg of Lamb, Stuffed Squid, Dal Bollywood and fig and almond kulfi are worth a try. All food is cooked to order and naan breads served fresh from the tandoor. Plenty of vegetarian, gluten free options. Takeaway meals and competitively priced catering services are available.
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Bollywood Masala is an award winning Indian restaurant operating in Dickson for over 9 years and newly opened in Kingston. Its commitment to cooking food in the traditional indian style, using key ingredients cooked in-house, set it apart from other Indian restaurants. While all dishes are prepared with equal love and attention, signature dishes like the Leg of Lamb, Stuffed Squid, Dal Bollywood and fig and almond kulfi are worth a try. All food is cooked to order and naan breads served fresh from the tandoor. Plenty of vegetarian, gluten free options. Takeaway meals and competitively priced catering services are available.
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Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

A year ago we ate at the Kingston Bollywood Marsala, which was equally enjoyable. Tonight it was closed so we drove to the Dickson restaurant. It was outstanding as well ! Great authentic taste, excellent service on a busy night. We really enjoy these places when in Canberra.

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BollywoodMasala, Owner at Bollywood Masala Dickson, responded to this review

Hi - many thanks for taking the time to provide feedback. We appreciate you driving to Dickson given our Kingston restaurant was closed. Thank you for your ongoing support given that you visited Kingston a year ago. We have passed on your views to our team in Dickson. Regards Arjan More

Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Ok, we ordered takeaway so I don't know about the customer service or atmosphere. But, the Dahl Bollywood (a creamy vego lentil curry) and Beef Madras (beef and potatoes curry) we got were really yum. The curries tasted of a comforting, complex blend of lovely spices. The naan were nice and the vegetarian samosas were huge, but unfortunately a bit... More

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BollywoodMasala, Owner at Bollywood Masala Dickson, responded to this review

Hi thanks for taking the time to provide feedback. We apologise that the samosas were a bit dry - we have passed on that feedback to our chef. We appreciate the positive feedback as well and that has also been passed on to the team including the chefs. Regards Arjan More

Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Brilliant little Indian place in the Dickson restaurant Mecca. Fast friendly service and really good tasty Indian food. My only problem was I ate too much!

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BollywoodMasala, Owner at Bollywood Masala Dickson, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to provide positive feedback. We have passed it on to the team and we hope to see you again. Regards Arjan More

Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

This restaurant is possibly the best place to get Indian food in Canberra. The wait for the food ensures me that it is all freshly made, not sitting around waiting to be served. They also recently opened a store in Kingston, which is equally as good. So glad they do takeaway!

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BollywoodMasala, Owner at Bollywood Masala Dickson, responded to this review

Hi Tanya - thanks for your review. We will pass on your positive comments to the team. Regards Arjan and team Bollywood Masala More

Canberra, Australia
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

One of my favorite Indian Restaurants to go to, the food is always delicious and the lunchboxes are so cheap.

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BollywoodMasala, Owner at Bollywood Masala Dickson, responded to this review

Hi there Many thanks for your positive feedback - we will pass it on to our team. And thanks for your regular visits - patronage of regular customers such as you is essential for small restaurants like ours during these tough economic times in Canberra. Regards Arjan More

melbourne,
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

We visited there once while staying in Dickson and service was organised and quick. We only has take-away food and it was good and clean.

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BollywoodMasala, Owner at Bollywood Masala Dickson, responded to this review

Hi there - many thanks for taking the time to provide us with feedback. We will pass it on to our team. We value your support and take all feedback, constructive and positive, seriously. Regards Arjan More

Adelaide, Australia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

We really love this place. The food is incredibly delicious - whether its takeaways or eating in the restaurant. I love the Bollywood dhall, the stuffed spatchcock, malai kofta and spinach & cheese. The service is great and the decor at Dickson is nice - haven't been to the Kingston one.

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BollywoodMasala, Owner at Bollywood Masala Dickson, responded to this review

Hi there - thanks for your continued support and your positive feedback. Do try our Kingston restaurant as well. We really appreciate the support over almost 10 years of operating our Dickson restaurant from regular customers - it keeps us going during tough times such as the current economic times in Canberra. We look forward to similar support for our... More

canberra, australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

I'd better confess: this is not about a single visit, because we've eaten Bollywood meals, either in the restaurant or at home, probably 100 times over the last 8 or 10 years. Nor is it just my taste, because virtually the whole family feels the same. The reviewer Madshus has put it well: it's consistently delicious. We particularly love their... More

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BollywoodMasala, Owner at Bollywood Masala Dickson, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide well-balanced and meaningful feedback. It is particularly valuable coming from a long-time guest. It is pleasing that our consistency is being valued and we will pass on the feedback to our team. We also note your feedback re the leg of lamb and other dishes. We hope to continue improving where needed... More

Canberra
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

I ate there last night and was delighted with the service and the meal. The manager (owner?) helped us choose the dishes and so we were so glad to taste dishes we normally would have bypassed e.g. the Dhal. Throughly recommend.

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BollywoodMasala, Owner at Bollywood Masala Dickson, responded to this review

Many that thanks for the positive review. We have passed it on to our team. It was our pleasure to look after you and we hope to see you again. Regards Arjan, Bollywood Masala More

Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

We visited this place after looking at all the positive reviews on tripadvisor. The ambiance of the restaurant was nice but they were playing the radio on the speakers when we came in at 6pm. They had just opened at that time and changed the music an hour later which was okay. We ordered the leg of lamb curry which... More

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