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Reviewed July 6, 2019 via mobile

Came for a family celebration. Our server Rachel was fantastic. The menu is complicated so the server was helpful. Enjoyed both the soy and spicy chicken wings. They are double fried. They had an unusual taco, great fried calamari, pulled pork sandwich, and pitchers of...beer and soda. Integrating, different and delicious!8More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed May 11, 2019 via mobile

Just really really good. A local restaurant with a causal dining atmosphere and a very warm welcome. The food is exceptionally good for a local restaurant ....I come from a city in Europe with a very long tradition of superb Indian sub-continental cuisine and serving...up dishes of excellent quality....and this restaurant could easily hold its own among them. Service was terrific too. The staff are attentive and relaxed and know the menu well enough for recommendations to be very reliable. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

Great selections on menu. Very tasty and service quite attentive. Great Indian cuisine to share with friends.

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

The food is delicious and beautifully presented. Service is hit or miss, sometimes very attentive, other times slow. They cook to order and inquire about how hot you want your dish. Everything is delicious- the my have fish, vegetarian, vegan and meat dishes. A great...place to visit!More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed April 6, 2018

This restaurant has amazing food and has wonderful staff and I highly recommend it to people without allergies. Unfortunately I cannot recommend it for celiacs. In the past I have gotten glutenized by something which should be traditionally gluten free (Punjabi Chole/Channa) and leftovers also...tested positive for gluten using the Nima. I have had a reaction to their palak paneer as well. On my last order I was really sad to see that all the take out containers felt like they had a fine powder on them that felt like flour, not sure what that was but everything in my meal including the baingan bharta (which tested gf in previous orders) tested positive for gluten with my Nima so I couldn’t eat any of it. If you do not have celiac then you should really try this restaurant because it is great. I hope that their kitchen works out how to become more allergy friendly in the future.More

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed June 30, 2017 via mobile

Probably a 3.5 stars. Airy, modern, comfortable. Compare to other establishments on Bell Blvd, with low ceiling, this one on the corner of 42nd St and Bell Blvd is pleasant and open. Good utensils, good service, clean bathroom. Street parking, free after 7pm. The food...is fine. I particularly liked the baked fish and yum (red). Fried spring rolls (chicken) are ok although the sauce is bit too sweet. Three entries, lamb, beef and fish, in a pool of thick red sauce is my least favorite.More

Date of visit: June 2017
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Reviewed June 21, 2017

I can't believe this place has this high rating when the food here is one of the worst I've ever had. I know my Indian food and eat them almost everyday. This is truly made for American taste and lacks the authentic taste of Indian...food. I don't know which part of India serves food that tastes like this. I would seriously like to know so that I never visit that part of India. We had Daal Puri, Garlic naan, Potato Samosa, Lamb Chops, Lamb biryani, Chicken korma. I cannot honestly say that I enjoyed any of them. There is another Indian food restaurant just couple of blocks away and you should definitely try before you say my review is biased.More

Date of visit: June 2017
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Reviewed June 20, 2017

After a full day in NYC, it was lovely to find this restaurant on Bell Blvd, within a block or so of the LIRR station. I don;t like spicy, and while I am primarily vegetarian (also GF), I do eat fish occasionally, so I had...Masala Shrimp - sauteed shrimp cooked in a tomato coconut sauce served with rice. It was delicious, and hit the spot!More

Date of visit: June 2017
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Reviewed January 12, 2017

This Bayside Indian restaurant has a contemporary flair and clean modern flavors. Every dish is distinctive and spot on. This is the first time we took food out, and even though we drove an hour, the dishes were still warm when we arrived--they packed things...well! It is a nice touch that they offer both white and brown rice. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone.More

Date of visit: January 2017
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Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

My bride loves Indian food I've never tried till this place. My wife ordered and I had a chicken dish she had a vegan dish both spicy and an olive bread. I gotta say it was good and spicy we had a potatoe puff type...for an app also very good. Don't remember the names but the dishes were very good nice staff I'll be back for sureMore

Date of visit: October 2016
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  • Yes, Masala Box offers takeout services.

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  • Masala Box is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4.5