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Masala Indian Cusine

79 Palmer Street, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
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Ranked #55 of 238 Restaurants in Townsville
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
Description: This is the best Indian food in North Qld! We travel 3 hrs each way just to eat there.
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70% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I am not a fan of indian food, but this restaurant serves the most wonderful curries that make you want to gorge yourself (and one of our crew certainly did). Friendly service, food was quick and well presented. Will definitely be going back for more.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We had chicken tikka masala and beef vindaloo, papadums and garlic naan. We got takeaway. The chicken was plain and oily (more than ud normally expect). The vindaloo was better but nothing to rave about. The naan was yucky we didn't finish one piece. I still ate most of the dish because I was hungry and it wasn't awful, but... More

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

As we a local Indian with very special food I was ready to be disappointed but as it was nearly next door to my accommodation I took a punt. Well the food was great and the service and help with my Takeaways was efficient and friendly. They have both indoor and outdoor covered tables - the outdoor looking to the... More

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Cairns, Australia
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

I've been to Townsville a few times and have at last found THE place to enjoy excellent food there. We were a group of 5 and enjoyed the starter platter very much. The highlight of the starters would have to be the Tandoori chicken. Beautifully juicy chicken pieces with just the right amount of spice rub. I had the Beef... More

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Queensland Australia
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I love Indian food and its difficult to find a good restaurant that can cook it nicely. My husband and I have been here several times and the quality has been consistently good. The naan bread is soft, flaky and buttery (it must be tandoor cooked.) I liked the variety of food on offer and it has good vegetarian options.... More

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We dropped in and were welcomed as if we had a booking. Its a basic restaurant with loads of tables. We had the samosas with tamarind chutney, the chickpea and potato curry and a chicken tikka masala with rice and naan. All the items were tasty, not greasy and just the right heat (it was nice to be asked what... More

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Wallerawang, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Loved the food and service was better and expected. Waiter was above the average by a long way. Tryed this place by chance after driving past, and will definately be coming back whenever the opportunity goes by.

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Saskatoon, Canada
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Really disappointing meal, I can't believe this place rates highly. Expensive for Indian food and everything was a bit off. Naan and rice were a little soggy. Both curry and appetizer were super sweet and the curry was watery. My curry was mild instead of medium and my GF's was medium instead of mild. Service was quick, but that's the... More

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Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

My wife and I recently ate on a Saturday night as "walk ups" at Masala Townsville. The restaurant has seating both inside and outside, and we chose to sit inside. We chose the mixed platter for entree, butter chicken and aloo gobhi for mains with naan bread and rice, while my wife also had dessert. Service was relatively quick (noting... More

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Townsville, Australia
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

The restaurant is very basic, the service is pleasant but all of these basics are forgiven when the food is delivered. It is truly amazing food, the menu is quite ample that match the size of the portions that are provided. We will be back again and again.

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