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Masala Art

#125 of 15,924 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
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No. 397 Dagu Lu, Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I visit every week with my wife, the food and service is always fantastic. A very special thanks to Deepak the most friendly and happy waiter in shanghai Thank you for all the special moments

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are looking for best indian street food along with Mughlai north indian food than Masala art is the best Restaurant . All staff is indian to give you feel in india . Average cost per person is around 125 RMB if you are in a group . We had Gol gappas And fantastic papdi . Taste and presentation... More 

Thank 859rajiva
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food is too much expensive, taste is also not good as Indian dishes, quantity is low and waiter should behave properly either customer is Indian or Foreigner.... Price is ok but taste is not affordable at that price.

Thank Chitts C
New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ordered veg thali. Delicious food. Came in time. The quantity was enough for two people. Conveniently located restaurant. Must visit for all Indians.

Thank DreamerDisha
Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this restaurant with an guest from Norway for dinner. Though he was full due to late lunch, the food, butter chicken and the lamb starter was so tasty that he ended up eating all of it. I being a vegetarian liked the dishes very much. Would certainly recommend this restaurant.

Thank mvprasad42
Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The menu is typical Indian with many choices and can be somewhat overwhelming. You can't go wrong with butter chicken or the lamb vindaloo--but if you are undecided or want to try something new, ask the waitstaff for recommendations. Deepak in particular has given me numerous new dishes to try, some that aren't even on the menu. I ate there... More 

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Navi Mumbai, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Masala Art is a big relief when it comes to Indian food. A vegetarian can be sure that she or he will be taken care of in truly the Indian hospitality style. As you enter it says Atithi Devo Bhava. And that's perfect! Don't miss the delicious kebabs, sizzling chutneys and end your meal with authentic Indian masala chai. Thanks... More 

Thank VibhaChavan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

Went with a lot of expectations as the décor is very nice, but he overall taste of food and the general lackadaisical service made the entire experience a bit dull.

Thank deepz78
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

First time can be a beginner luck, second time assures you that you had the right choice then you can't resist your crave to that tasty food... Service is great, waiters are so welcoming and friendly the let you feel that you're the only one in the world deserves to be served. Start your meal with tomato soup, don't miss... More 

Thank Emanatallah51
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

Used to be a regular customer here,but super disappointed about the services this time.. We keep calling the waiters four times, no one answered, and i dont see any of them are serving other customers.. Finally one guy(with a cubby body shape) came but with a super rude attitude of the way he talk, and keep asking to take out... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Indian, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No. 397 Dagu Lu, Shanghai, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Jing'an
  • Neighborhood: Jing'an
  • Phone Number: 021-63273571

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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?

Staying in Jing'an

Neighborhood Profile
The heart of this neighborhood is the Jing'an Temple, while the main artery of excitement and entertainment is West Nanjing Road. Close to the Former French Concession, the area has a similar draw for foreign residents but displays a more commercial character. Large, flashy malls, luxe residential high-rises and trendy nightlife areas can be found along West Nanjing Road, but areas off the busy street have the same quiet cafes and independent boutiques that many people think of as distinctive of the Former French Concession. Jing'an is less encased in amber, though, and it's possible to immerse yourself more fully in the energy of China's most bustling metropolis here.