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Masala Indian Restaurant

1394 Chain Bridge Rd, McLean, VA 22101-3904
+1 703-462-9699
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Overview
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“masala” (10 reviews)
“lunch buffet” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1394 Chain Bridge Rd, McLean, VA 22101-3904
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Tucked away in a strip mall in space that used to be Three Pigs, Masala is a nice surprise, comfortable, friendly, and with excellent Tandoori food. The garlic and basil naan was lovely, and the salmon was flavorful without overpowering with spices. Friendly, capable wait...More

Thank cranberries0928
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The lunch buffet was awesome. For $11 I got three great plates of food comprised of all kinds of different tasty Indian cuisine. There was a great variety that included some Americanized options for less adventurous eaters. And yet, I knew the more authentic options...More

Thank baconwrappedshrimp
Reviewed August 4, 2018

We went on a Saturday evening with reservations. It didn't matter -- they gave us a cramped area with 4 chairs for 4 people- but placed in such an angle that once you get in you are stuck inside & cannot move. Chairs are placed...More

Thank Juli226
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

Had a very nice dinner here with family. Vegetarian and Non- Vegetarian options were superbly prepared. Food was well spiced, balanced and delicious. We had the black dhal- outstanding and tandoori paneer; with vegetarian breyani and tandoori naan. You get value for money; portions very...More

Thank KingRaja7
Reviewed March 25, 2018

The dishes are so flavorful, the service is very good, the value is great especially if you go for lunch

Thank wsherman
Reviewed March 12, 2018

I love Indian cuisine, but I can't go to Indian restaurants with my family because the food is too spicy for my wife. My 7 yo daughter tried Chicken Tikka Masala at Costco, she loved it, and kept pushing us to go to an Indian...More

Thank mgnelu
Reviewed March 4, 2018

Loved their Assorted seafood grill platter and meat mix grill platter. It was really good and we will definitely visit again.

Thank tho117
Reviewed March 1, 2018

First time we've eaten here, Had masala tea, gobi munchurian, and aloo dish. All very good and generous size, Attentive service. Leftovers even better the next day. Will return.

Thank mindcandy4us
Reviewed November 13, 2017 via mobile

Great service , very attentive wait staff And delicious momo with spicy 🌶 sauce And love that beer from Nepal Highly recommend

Thank Dp N
Reviewed October 18, 2017 via mobile

A good value ($11) for such delicious food. A great option if you need a place to get a tasty meal. I'll be back for sure.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $50
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:45 AM - 2:45 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:45 AM - 2:45 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:45 AM - 2:45 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:45 AM - 2:45 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:45 AM - 2:45 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:45 AM - 2:45 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:45 AM - 2:45 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1394 Chain Bridge Rd, McLean, VA 22101-3904
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  McLean
  • Phone Number: +1 703-462-9699
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Description
We specialize in fine Indian cuisine cooked with perfect blend of spices or Masala. Masala is a generic term used to describe different types of ground spice mixes used in Indian cuisine. A typical mix consists of coriander, cumin, black peppercorns, green cardamom, cinnamon, and dried red chiles, while cloves, fennel, mace, and nutmeg frequently assume the roles of supporting casts. The decision of what spices to use (and in what proportions) to concoct a perfect masala for a given dish depends on, among others, whether the dish includes meat, vegetables or fish and on the culinary origins of the dish. This process of creating a perfect mix to add just the right spice and flavor to different dishes is something of an art in itself, which our Chef, Ram Thapa, has mastered over years of training and exploration. We invite you to take a stroll down Chef Thapa's world of masala and experience fine Indian cuisine like you have never before.
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