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79 Palmer Street, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
47213388
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Description: This is the best Indian food in North Qld! We travel 3 hrs each way just...
This is the best Indian food in North Qld! We travel 3 hrs each way just to eat there.
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Visitor rating
  • 42
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good food, lovely setting.

We have enjoyed a couple of very nice meals here, now. The dishes we chose were suited to our individual tastes, and the service was prompt. The waiters were attentive to the dietary needs of each and were able to make recommendations that were needed. We dined outdoors, under cover, and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
GeoffRanger
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Heyfield
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
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120 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Auburn, Alabama
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Food prepared with fresh ingredients. Sauces were rich and had good depth in their flavors. Beer & wines available. Price was comparable for the area. Dined here multiple times. Some nights the wait-staff was more prepared than others, but the consistency and quality of food overshadowed the occasional slow service. Note to the Budget conscious traveler: Coupons for buy one... More 

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Heyfield
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We have enjoyed a couple of very nice meals here, now. The dishes we chose were suited to our individual tastes, and the service was prompt. The waiters were attentive to the dietary needs of each and were able to make recommendations that were needed. We dined outdoors, under cover, and the setting, overlooking the river, is quite pleasant.

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Queensland, Australia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I love it, my partner not so much. I love Indian food at the South Townsville site by the river. Very nice setting outdoors.

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Townsville, Queensland, Australia
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The Masala Resturant did not disappoint; the food was unimpressive as I have found with many Indian restaurants in Quensland - unfortunately. We had an Indian guest who gave specific instructions about his food, explained exactly how much of each spice to be included, and when we tasted his food it was better that the standard dishes we had ordered.... More 

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Cairns, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Had a great meal here. Restaurant was quiet and service was very prompt. I usually eat Indian on business trips and this restaurant was as good as the best.

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Cairns, Australia
Top Contributor
209 reviews 209 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I have travelled most of Australia and have never had an Indian as lovely as this. The chicken tika masala is to die for. I can't believe that this place has received some negative reviews, The only thing I can think is that the chef must have changed. We haven't eaten in only got takeaways. I will be going back.

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Mackay, Australia
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179 reviews 179 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
272 helpful votes 272 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

We ordered takeaway. Look, the food itself was quite tasty. When ordered, we were told there would be a wait of 25 minutes. Ok, reasonable enough, I guess, on a Friday night. However, 20 minutes into the wait, we were told one of the dishes we ordered was not available. Hmmm, it took that long to realise this? We ordered... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I ordered them over phone and didn't eat exactly at the restaurant but thank God I didn't. The place is no where like a real nice restaurant and was hot and humid in Townsville heat. There was no aircon and lights were in poor condition....I picked up the food and it wasn't the best takeaways I have had!

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Townsville, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Great food, fair and friendly service, but incredibly expensive!! Have been back a few times and will go again, but just a little time in between visits.

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Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We stopped in Townsville for 2 nights on our way up to Port Douglas. Craving Indian for dinner, we found this restaurant quite close to where we were staying. There were a few couples eating there so it seemed like it might be a decent spot. We ordered takeaway so we could eat in our room. We got malai kofta,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 79 Palmer Street, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Townsville
  • Phone Number: 47213388

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children

Description

This is the best Indian food in North Qld! We travel 3 hrs each way just to eat there.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?