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“Very good indian food (even from an indian's perspective)” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Masala

Masala
Rataskaevu 9 / Dunkri 11, Old Town | 10143, Tallinn 10143, Estonia
+372 6108440
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Ranked #487 of 598 Restaurants in Tallinn
Price range: $6 - $19
Cuisines: Indian, Asian
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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“Very good indian food (even from an indian's perspective)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

We had dinner here after about a week in the Baltics, at the end of which we were craving some home-cooked Indian food - and that is just what we got. The friendly staff at Masala was so helpful and made us dishes that we requested even though they were not necessarily on the menu.
The chef Pushpinder Singh came out himself to take the order and give us his recommendations. He was extremely kind and his cooking was excellent - not oily, as is the case with Indian food all too often. Specifically, I would recommend the palak paneer and the daal makhani. The ingredients were also of good quality. The food was definitely some of the best north indian food I have had - not what you would expect from a city with less than two dozen Indian residents, but the chef really does an excellent job.
In general, I would recommend this restaurant for its quality food and friendly service.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“delicious food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

i came in tallin 3 days ago and i decide to have dinner in massala restaurant located near by raddison hotel . i must say that i have never dinner before like this and that mouth watering fish tikka marinated in mint sauce was really delicious . i must say thanks to kitchen staff of massala restaurant . thumbs up for massala and carry on thanks

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tallinn, Estonia
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“Nice place, good location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

Chef's speciality - a crispy duck - has been my favourite dish of this restaurant. A nice place to have either a lunch or a more refined meal. Food is tasty and the prices are not so high.

Visited April 2012
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“Good food, appalling service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2012

I've been here a couple of times and I've always been impressed with the tasty food. They've got probably the best Indian menu in Tallinn (even better than Chakra!) with a lot of good choices. Unfortunately Masala are let down by their service. The wait time, even when the restaurant is not very full, for absolutely everything (menus, drinks, food, bill) is truly ridiculous and it has been every time I've been there. I've been there with a large group and with only one other person so it's not the size of the group that is the problem, and looking around the restaurant it seemed like everyone there was having the same issue of incredibly long wait times. It just shouldn't take 20 minutes to bring over a menu or half an hour to fill up a glass of tap water. The food is very good and I want to love this restaurant but the service is so bad that I just can't.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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