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Maya Masala

Surry Hills
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468-470 Cleveland St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
+61 2 9699 8663
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Sydney, Australia
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70 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Good quality traditional food, friendly staff and cosey restaurant, It is a longstanding restaurant so don't expect trendy décor but very authentic food and friendly staff.

Thank rosariomugnaini
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

This was probably the worst indian lunch experience. For $16 they served 5 coldish sauces into which you could dip a nan bread. These were supposed to be curries, but there was not a single piece of meat or vegetable in them. The tables were dirty, staff kind of ok, but regret going there altogether.

1 Thank Nina T
Brisbane, Australia
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

Seems to be a renowned restaurant and has been consistent with its good food has a pure vegetarian street food on the lower level and non veg on upper level the Goat curry was fantastic !

Thank kanwal k
Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

Seriously, ask the staff for masala tea (an item that is clearly on their menu) and it's like you've asked them for a kidney! Once you've made the request you'll be on the waiting list for a very long time. One cup of tea can take up to 45 minutes! Now for the food, it's good and reasonably priced especially... More 

Thank akumar1989
delhi , india
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350 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 297 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2016

we tried , the thali rate was not low also taste was average , looks like a sweet shop but prices are higher and food taste is average , though vegetarians get options but 2 person meal atleast 4 - 45 $ avg , so not cheap at any cost

Thank suneetkamra
Sydney, Australia
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65 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2016

The food was ok and there was lots of it, some of the curries tasted fine, but others were bland. Overall it was nothing special. Service could have been better. We had to hunt down bowls to eat from. Some of the sweets were good including the Jalebi.

Thank hitspacebar
Sydney, Australia
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111 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2015

Went to this place - our first fine dinning place - after returning to Sydney after 4 years, purely for nostalgic reasons. We used to come here pretty often. And it did not disappoint us this time around too. Very good subjis - we had palak paneer - good rotis and very good ambience. Though changed a bit; it still... More 

1 Thank Bharat I
Sydney, Australia
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68 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2015

A family of 4, didn't like the food, cleanliness and the overall commercial feel of everything. Its good for situations when you don't have a neighborhood takeaway shop open, but if your idea is a sit-in, do not go there. Its loud and food doesn't talk to you. Overcooking looses everything, the real colors, the real flavors. We ordered vege... More 

1 Thank G V
Valla, Australia
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2015

Been coming here for many years and has always been reasonably priced and good value the food is authentic and I bet you can't find a better samosa anywhere. Usually can't go past the thali as you get to try lots. If you are into Indian sweets you will have fun. Enjoy

1 Thank Sam C
Sydney, Australia
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52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

If you want authentic Indian food - do not look beyond Maya Masala. The only issue we find here is tough to find parking spot and also tables are too close to each other. These things are not in the restaurant's control and are limited by location, space and demand. The food however never disappoints and we keep going back.

Thank Tanuj R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Indian, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 468-470 Cleveland St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Surry Hills
  • Neighborhood: Surry Hills
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9699 8663

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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