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“Worth another visit.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cafe Masala - CLOSED

Cafe Masala
Price range: $16 - $39
Cuisines: Indian, Asian, Bangladeshi
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Description: Newly opened Indian Resturant In Harrogate. Only opened in january 2011, Fantastic food, contempery atmosphere, friendly staff and a whole lot more!
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Worth another visit.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2012 via mobile

We went here with some Aussie relatives in May. Our favourite curry house (The Mujib) had closed earlier this year and we'd been having curries from a takeaway instead of a restaurant. Cafe Masala isn't far from home and our Aussies wanted a curry to eat out so we thought we'd give it a try.

After some poppadoms, we had a Mix Platter and a Veggie Mix Platter to share between us to start and they were very tasty.

For mains, we had four between us; Peas Paneer, Goan Fish, Afghani Taste (lamb) and Lamb Aloowala accompanied by a garlic naan and steamed rice. We probably could have managed with only three mains between the four of us as the portion sizes were generous. All the dishes tasted really good, though the Goan fish wasn't really to my taste but a little of it was OK.

The wine list was fine and we had a bottle each of red and white - can't remember what, though.

The staff were great and were able to give us some good advice when we weren't sure about some of the dishes. Service was attentive without being over the top.

We'll definitely go again.

Thank Anji D
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English first
Leeds, United Kingdom
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415 reviews
309 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
“tasty food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2012 via mobile

Went here tonight, it's done out very nice inside, I wonder if the location is an issue as it was pretty empty, the starters and pickles were delicious and the main meals were very good, only niggle was the lamb curry we had, it was a bit overpowering with mustard, would still recommend though, extensive interesting menu.

Thank spendleb48
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North Yorkshire
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“excellent Indian meal. Surprised at some of the poor reviews.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2012

Could not believe the bad reviews on food and service. We found the service excellent.
Food was fantastic, both starters and main. Our first visit although we live quite close by and we were not expecting the smart decor as when is was run as a pub it was rather run down.
The only improvement would be food warmers on the table, which if you want to share dishes,
does keep the food warmer. Have already recommended to family and friends.

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank jennyNorthYorkshire
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Harrogate, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2012

Ordered takeaway food through Just Eat to arrive at 8pm and received a confirmation email. Phoned at 8.30 to find where it had got to only to find that the restaurant had no record of the order. Appalling.

Visited June 2012
1 Thank JERLE
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Surprised about the bad reviews!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2012

I have to admit I'm shocked by the bad reviews on here. I have been 4 or 5 times to eat in the restaurant and I regularly order takeaways from here too. The service is fantastic (sometimes a little too much) but nevertheless great. You're made to feel very welcome, the restaurant is very clean and well-decorated, and the prices you simply cannot argue with. The food is brought out quickly, even on a busier night - takeaway we've never waited longer than 45 mins for - and it is absolutely delicious! I would not hesitate to recommend this place. The portion sizes are huge, and several times we've taken home a 'doggy bag'! We normally eat from the set menu and even the choice on here is fab. Will definitely continue to visit.

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank Becki D
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