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Masala Art

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No. 397 Dagu Lu, Shanghai, China
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Great place

Large, tasteful, modern vibe to this restaurant. Pleasant service and prompt delivery of your food leads to a stress free dining experience. Well thought out menu, plenty of vegetarian options lots of house specialities ( but mainly barbecue items) and a great wine list. Their version of lamb... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Chengdu, China
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Shanghai, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food was correct nothing out standing. We go there with my family no special attention, service was polite but nothing more.

Thank Tarquin8177
Chengdu, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Large, tasteful, modern vibe to this restaurant. Pleasant service and prompt delivery of your food leads to a stress free dining experience. Well thought out menu, plenty of vegetarian options lots of house specialities ( but mainly barbecue items) and a great wine list. Their version of lamb rogan josh was great, plenty of meat and a good thick sauce.... More 

Thank MattwalesNorthWales
Shanghai, China
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58 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has great food, great value, and also great lunch sets. You can order from Sherpas for delivery and some days they have special deals which makes it even more worthwhile. Very pleased with this place. I actually ate with an Indian friend who was equally pleased with the taste and value also.

Thank eyecoin
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cannot stop coming back. As authentic as it gets. Attentive service. Reasonable variety. There is Indian fast food available next door.

Thank Ajay A
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tasty food and made meals which weren't on menu (Chicken Jalfrezi). Wait staff attentive. Really enjoyed the evening until we wanted a cab to the hotel and they refused to order one - ?????- stood for 20 minutes in minus 7 degrees before got one. Spoiled an otherwise great evening.

Thank EdwardsAus
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well I've been here quite a few times over the last 13mths and it's a good un!!! I like the fact that your made welcome to make requests for anything not on the menu and they are willing to adapt anything you ask for! Which for me is Spice, to say the very least I like it hot hot hot...... More 

Thank MartinBisic
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

It's inarguably the best Indian restaurant in shanghai!! Great food, attentive staff and value for money! Must try their Samosas and lamb chops.

Thank Awaara
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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

We were in a group of 6 who came in for 31st Dec lunch. We started of with beers and starters which were decent though the harilali chicken kebab were quite good. While ordering the mutton dish I specifically asked the server if the mutton would be soft enough onto which I was assured it will be, but that was... More 

Thank Threefingered
San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Situated on Dagu Lu`s restaurant row, a very comfortable Indian restaurant with nice décor. Service is good if not a little hurried. Food on the other hand is good, not bad, but nothing special. We tried a tasty Eggplant dish that was mainly potato, and a Tandoori Prawn dish, with tasteless prawns, and bulked out with baby prawns. Hint: If... More 

Thank upstairsforthinking
Hong Kong, China
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145 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

We visited Masala Art with a large group of 30 and we're given space upstairs with a large table and plenty of space. The food and service was great and this made for a fun evening. This is a great place and definitely great if you have a big group.

Thank NeilJ-HongKong

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • 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.