We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book a Stay + Win a Getaway Book your hotel on TripAdvisor and you could win a great trip!


$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
11 Mohamed Ebeid St, El-saba'a Emarat Square | The Karvin Hotel, Cairo 11511, Egypt
002 02 26906453
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

119 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 117: English reviews
Cairo, Egypt
Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

A small nice and quiet restaurant with Indian decorations. The food was delicious (I didn't like their cheese much), the service was very good. A nice place for family but I think it serves best for a group of friends.

Thank Nour_Galal
Cairo, Egypt
Level Contributor
82 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2016

I like going there frequently. The restaurant is authentic, menu is rich and food quality and portions are very good. Service is also very good. you can also order your meal at the rooftop and/or drinks and they also serve shisha in a nice outdoor setting. Its a Heliopolis classic spot.

Thank SallyZohney
Province of Milan, Italy
Level Contributor
14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2016

I enjoyed the food, the service was good, the place is not very fancy, the prices are ok. I would sure go again for lunch or dinner.

Thank Joe K
Level Contributor
15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

The place is quite and nice,the food is good,actually its a decent indian taste,it also serves alcohol.

Thank hicham h
Doha, Qatar
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

I have had nothing but problems from this hotel since living in their hotel a few months ago. Last night I ordered delivery from Masala and made it clear not spicy and when my food arrived 90 min later the delivery man was very rude to me and basically wanted a 50 LE tip which I refused and he called... More 

1 Thank Johnd171180
Rabat, Morocco
Level Contributor
119 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2015 via mobile

I was about to lose hope in finding a decent Indian food in Cairo after trying two other Indian restaurants recently. But massala was much better the food was amazing full of spices and the service was quick and very polite staff.they need only to try to improve the atmosphere and improve the mango/yougurt mix. Prices were above average but... More 

Thank abouyossef
Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2015

After reading your recommendations and reviews my wife and I decided to try something different to celebrate my birthday, so we went to Massala and The Karvin Hotel. The whole experience was a disaster. The ambience was awful, however we decided to take a chance expecting to be served great food. After waiting for over 1 hour we were served... More 

2 Thank FreddyZilwa
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
Level Contributor
15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

Delicious food, fast service, and very good value for money. The best Indian restaurant i've been to in Egypt.

Cairo, Egypt
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2015

I had a very good time, dinning with my friends at the massala. It was my first time eating at the hotel and the restaurant and I was very impressed at the waiter, Mohamed's knowledge of the menu and the food. We must have asked him about 20 questions about the menu and he answered all of them really well.... More 

Thank Jenny R
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2015

Massala was indeed one of the very few Indian restaurants in cairo serving good quality-authentic food. nevertheless, this could have been said perhaps two years ago and not today. Today, the quality of the food, the service and the general cleanliness of the place have significantly diminished. Today in Massala the dishes are almost indistinguishable from one another, it stopped... More 

Thank Hussein A

Travelers who viewed Massala also viewed

Cairo, Cairo Governorate
Cairo, Cairo Governorate
Cairo, Cairo Governorate
Cairo, Cairo Governorate

Been to Massala? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian, Halal
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Takeout
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Mohamed Ebeid St, El-saba'a Emarat Square | The Karvin Hotel, Cairo 11511, Egypt
  • Location: Africa  >  Egypt  >  Cairo Governorate  >  Cairo
  • Phone Number: 002 02 26906453
Massala is an Authentic North Indian Cuisine. Open for Lunch and Dinner from 2:00 pm till midnight.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Massala staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?