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“Great food, ambience & service” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Masala Shanti The Indian Experience

Masala Shanti The Indian Experience
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $18
Cuisines: Indian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Masala Shanti is an authentic Indian experience on Tamborine Mountain at the heart of the beautiful Gold Coast hinterland. A family-owned and run restaurant, we take pride in great customer service, our use of fresh ingredients and delicious food.
Brisbane, Australia
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190 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
“Great food, ambience & service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2012

Despite a number of other restaurants which were advertised as being open on Thu nights being closed (due to lack of customers?) Masala Shanti was open and welcoming with at least another dozen diners when we arrived.

The decor is beautiful - warm and inviting - and quite upmarket compared to many other Indian restaurants we've eaten at in Brisbane.

The service was very friendly, fast and knowledgeable.

The menu was quite extensive including a number of dishes I'd not seen before. We had the tandoori prawns and vegetable samosas as entrees. The prawns were large, beautifully spiced and succulent. The samosas were individual slices of vegetables in chickpea batter - crisp and not at all oily. The accompanying salad was fresh, crisp and tasty and the sauces were beautifully flavoured. For mains we had prawn madras and potato and paneer kofta. The prawm madras was exquisite - flavoursome, large succulent prawns and thick rich sauce. The potato and paneer kofta had balls of potato and paneer in a thick richly flavoured sauce. We had coconut rice with it but didn't order bread so as to allow room for dessert. I rarely eat dessert and have never had dessert at an Indian restaurant before, but I was intrigued by the Gajar Ka Halwa (carrot pudding) option. It was gorgeous - moist, flavours of caramon, almond, pistachio coming through. Not overly sweet so for someone who usually avoids sugar it was a great option.

We hadn't arrived prepared for a BYO restaurant so just drank soda water. My husband had a cappuccino to finish which had a pile of fluffy froth on top of the large cup.

All in all, excellent food, great service, clean kitchen (you can see in), nice decor and pleasant background music.I couldn't fault it. The price was very reasonable so we left a healthy tip to show our appreciation.

If we lived on the mountain or visited again we'd definitely eat there again.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Denise E
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English first
Hope Island, Australia
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Classy venue. Wonderful hosts, quality menu”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2012

Alexandra and Shiju are wonderful hosts. Relaxed, sub-tropical environment. Menu is varied and well thought out. Quality, value for money. Central location on beautiful Tamborine Mountain.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank susychianti
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Eagle heights
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Our own piece of India on the Mountain”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2012

Authentic Indian food in an elegant setting. Eat in or take away. Service is great and it is good value for money.
A great addition to the mountain.

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5 Thank Biasca93
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Eagle Heights, Australia
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63 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Fantastic Indian restaurant, clean, atmosphere, tasty....”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2011

Since I first went here about a year ago I have had full confidence to take any new friends or family and know that they will be equally impressed! So many gorgeous dishes, hard to choose a favourite as they all are, ha ha. Friendly hosts and staff and very fast. So clean and you can see into the kitchen as they don't need to hide anything. Inside is lovely and tastefully decorated. Very popular venue with locals and tourists. Can sit on the verandah and enjoy the breeze and views. If you want to try Indian you must try here. Highly recommended.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank Capanart
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