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“Delicious comfort Indian Food!”
Review of Massala

Massala
Ranked #576 of 4,244 Restaurants in Cairo
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Massala is an Authentic North Indian Cuisine. Open for Lunch and Dinner from 2:00 pm till midnight.
Reviewed October 11, 2012

A group of friends and I checked out this Restaurant after reading the amazing reviews about it. All of us decided to check it out because Indian food would be our comfort food before our began our 2 weeks trip of Egypt. And it was well worth it!!!

The owner himself Mr. Oberoi attended to us and recommended the briyani. We tried the shrimp briyani, cheese naan, palak paneer, mushroom rogan ghosh and raita. The portions were good for sharing. The food was delicious to say the least. It was really the comfort food all of us needed, it did remind me of home a little. The decor and ambiance was rustic.

The restaurant is part of The Karvin Hotel. The hospitality was great. The hotel staff actually got us a taxi & negotiated for us after we were done with our meal.

The only complaint I had was that there was no separate section for smoking and that towards the end of our meal we had to leave because another customer was smoking and it was disturbing us.

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Thank MSeelan
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Reviewed September 15, 2012

Several of my friends have raved about this place so I decided to take my mom for lunch there. the location is not easy to find since it's in a small side street in Heliopolis...and the hotel that it's in is quite poor. As soon as we walked in, the bright pink walls and the overpowering smell quite turned me off. The food however is a different story...excellent and authentic! the staff are extremely helpful and the owner came to see if everything's ok, thanking us for visiting them; a nice personal touch.

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Thank REB1510
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Reviewed September 3, 2012

We've been here a few times and have always loved the service and the food. Wide range of choices, and the beer is ice cold. Couldn't ask for more in an Indian restaurant!

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Reviewed July 4, 2012

Massala is the most genuine Indian restaurant in Cairo. It was our last day in Egypt, and the best thing that happened to us after a long day of sight-seeing at Giza, Sakkara & Egyptian Museum, was DINNER @ MASSALA!!!

Great Variety, Superb taste, Decent Price, Nice Ambience… Couldn’t have asked for anything more. From Starters to Desserts, we loved it all. We had a chance to meet the Owner (Mr. Kaval Nain Oberoi). He is a gem of a person. The two North Indian chefs make it a point that you go out of the restaurant with a big smile on your faces.

For Indian food lovers, I would say visit to Massala restaurant is a must visit and you can also stay in THE KARVIN HOTEL which houses MASSALA to relish the food everyday.

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1  Thank Dijesh
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TheKarvinHotel, Owner at Massala, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2012

Dear Sir,
Thank you for visiting Massala Indian restaurant. your review and opinion are valuable to us.
hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you soon again.
Kaval Nain Oberoi
Managing Director

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Reviewed June 30, 2012

If you are a Heliopolis or a Nasr City resident who likes Indian food.. you HAVE TO try that one for the below reasons!!

1- easy to reach, just off merghany street on the other side of McDonald's Merghany, take the first right and you will find Karven hotel.

2- you can hang out in the open air roof and order your food to be served where you are sitting!

3- they serve beer in the rooftop!!

4- The food is simply---> W.O.W!

5- good prices, not cheap but affordable, I paid around 100 EGP for an appetizer (samosa), a chicken plate, and their famous rice.

Had fun, was satisfied with the food, and the portions are good!
the only draw back is the huge TVs in the roof garden which i found very irritating with arabic video clips for God know who singers!! good music would be better!

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Thank Nousha_87
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TheKarvinHotel, General Manager at Massala, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2012

Dear Sir,
Thank you for visiting Massala Indian restaurant. your review and opinion are valuable to us.
hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you soon again.
Kaval Nain Oberoi
Managing Director

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