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Masala Cafe & Bar

12 Allen Street | Near Courtney Place, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-385 2012
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“masala” (40 reviews)
“curries” (9 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Indian, Asian, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
12 Allen Street | Near Courtney Place, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yummy as always, very consistent taste in the curries we have tasted, and the service is friendly and the restaurant is modern and fitted out really nicely.

Thank Jme C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am visit Masala cafe with family and friends I am enjoy dinner dal makhni and chicken biryani with Tandoori chicken. It was so delicious. Thank you for making our night special. I would like to give special thanks to Manager who did offer us...More

Thank pradeep b
Reviewed May 30, 2018 via mobile

Recently visited their restaurant and tried butter paneer pizza and was so yumm that have not tried anything like this before. Have heard first time about curry pizzas and are really nice

Thank akrosh12
Reviewed May 12, 2018

Delicious food, served promptly by courteous staff. Really appreciated that they could easily accommodate gf & df. Delicious cocktails as well. And all at such a good price that we thought at first that there was a mistake with the bill !!!

Thank Stellarwella
Reviewed April 21, 2018 via mobile

Food was delicious. I had the malai cheese kofta and the dish was fantastic. Cheesy garlic naan was also great. Definitely recommend.

Thank Sarah G
Reviewed April 8, 2018

I always order online and everytime I go, I am never dissapointed. I salute the staff, who are very nice to me, and they make sure my order is correct and delicious =)

Thank Nati_LJefferson
HaRsHaD P, Manager at Masala Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2018

Hi Nati, Thank you for writing lovely feedback. We would like to see you many more time in future. Thank you for being a loyal customer.

Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

We had dinner tonight it was nice.we ordered vegetarian platter it was soon delious. In main course we ordered chicken biryani it was not good less rice with strong flavour and i ordered chicken Wellington that was not bad..love the main bread.More

Thank Raj D
HaRsHaD P, Manager at Masala Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2018

Hi Raj, Thank you for writing feedback. We love that you like the entree and Naan bread at Masala and disappointed that you did not like the Biryani and Chicken Wellington. We will make sure that your next visit is awesome in regards to mains...More

Reviewed March 27, 2018 via mobile

I went to Masala again on my visit to Wellington and it was super delicious. Tandoori chicken was very well cooked and charcoal flavour and the chicken was so succulent. I wish I could go again. Restaurant was reasonably busy but the service and decor...More

Thank akrosh12
HaRsHaD P, Manager at Masala Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded March 29, 2018

Hi Akrosh, Thank you for your wonderful feedback. We love to see you again. We are very happy that you like our food, service and decor. Thank u again for your time.

Reviewed March 11, 2018

I was surprised to be the only person in this restaurant on a Tuesday evening. The upside was speedy service. Portion sizes were excellent but the food was a little bland. I’d try again just to see if they were caught on a bad night.

Thank Paul S
HaRsHaD P, Manager at Masala Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2018

Hi Paul, Thank you for writing your views. We are disappointed that you were the only person seating in the restaurant but sometimes Tuesdays are very quiet night of the week. We like to see you again in future. Thank you.

Reviewed March 3, 2018

Visited for evening meal, interesting menu esp with local specialties. We ate a lamb and chicken dish, the meat was well cooked and tasty but covered in spinach which turned the food very very green. Good tap beer and wine.

Thank j w
HaRsHaD P, Manager at Masala Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2018

Hi J W, Thank you for your awesome rating. Yes, we have some local and fusion dishes in the menu which is our own creation. We love that you like our food and drinks at Masala. We like to see you in future. Thank you.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $14
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Kids
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Allen Street | Near Courtney Place, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-385 2012
  • E-mail
We are one of the best Indian restaurant in Wellington. We believe in quality at very affordable price. We offer really really good Indian Cuisine in Wellington. Always fresh ingredients used to make a good quality finish product. We are located on the food district of Wellington city near Courtney place. We have a large restaurant with capacity of 160 people. We have good variety of seating arrangements as per your like. We always tell our customer to choose their own seat in the restaurant. Our chefs are very well experienced and hygienic.Cooking is our passion and we know better how to prepare the yummy food for our beloved customer. We look forward to see you soon at Masala Cafe & Bar. Thank you.
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