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No. 397 Dagu Lu, Shanghai, China (Nanjing West Road)
021-63273571
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Ranked #220 of 12,561 Restaurants in Shanghai
4.0 of 5 stars 102 Reviews
Cuisines: Indian
Neighborhood: Nanjing West Road
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Colorado, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

This is one of my go to restaurants as it's near my apartment and I love Indian food. Staff is very friendly but can be overwhelmed if it is crowded. Butter chicken, garlic naan, lamb and spinach, lots of good stuff. Vegetarian options are also flavorful and filling.

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Shanghai, China
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I have a great love for Indian food and Masala Art restaurant on Dagu Lu is fantastic. I have tried vegetarian and chicken dishes and they are all delicious. The staff are very helpful and help you out with your order if you are not sure on what to have. And if you order too much you can always ask... More 

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Singapore
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We were looking for Indian food and this place turned out to be the best option after checking around. The prices are not too exorbitant as we experienced in other places. The quality of the food was great. Service was very quick.

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Panchkula, India
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

I went to this restaurant on 17th night for dinner after reading a lot of reviews here only to get disappointed: 1) I ordered some starters (paneer tikka) and informed the waiter about the main course.to my surprise the main course was served soon after the starter.This is a common sense that while one has started to have the starters... More 

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Dubai
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

good quality, very fresh, very authentic food and good choice for the vegetarians. indian yoghurt drink Mango Lassi tastes so good here. staff are very attentive and caring. Location is great and plenty of taxis available just out side, also you can find Italian and mediterranean restaurants nearby. (da gu lu)

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Just average. Nothing commendable and memorable about this place. We were looking for spicy curry but the curry we had was not spicy enough. The service staff told us that they reduce the spiciness as they were afraid we could not take it.

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Ahmedabad, India
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We have been to this place couple of times during our stay in Shanghai. After experiencing very warm welcome from the Indian restaurants in Japan we were expecting to get same type of friendly reception and specially for the Indian guests but sorry to say at Masala Art we found nothing which relate to India. The staff is so rude,... More 

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Viborg, Denmark
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81 reviews 81 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

If I ever had a hankering for an Indian this was the place I would go to. Tried a couple of other Indians in Shanghai but this was about the best I tried. The highlight for me was my daughter being able to watch the chefs bake the naan in the tandoor. She found it fascinating.

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Fleet, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Good service, especially if you want native English spoken. The food is fine. I'd probably give it a 3 or 4 if it were in the UK, but in Shanghai there are a number of Indian restaurants, but not many so the competition is weaker. In short, it a perfectly good choice and I wasn't disappointed, but it's not in... More 

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Beijing, China
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

My family & I have enjoyed our meal outings to Masala Art everytime. The food is always fresh, the service is always prompt & language is never a barrier with most of the staff that speak great English. The restaurant always manages to tweak the dish to our taste as per instructions. The skewers are a great order whether veg... More 

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Address: No. 397 Dagu Lu, Shanghai, China
Phone Number: 021-63273571
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Nanjing West Road
Cuisine: Indian

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