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“One of the Best dinner buffets ever”
Review of Masala

Masala
Ranked #19 of 957 Restaurants in Kochi (Cochin)
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Asian, Indian, International
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Located on the lobby level, this all-day diner buffet restaurant offers a variety of cuisines including authentic local dishes. In addition to the buffet, there is a multi-cuisine a la carte option and children's menu. Masala offers a Family dining experience. It is also a great place to host a business lunch or entertain clients. The exclusive private dining area to seat 25 to 35 people is ideal for a small family / company get-together. Enjoy the open air at the open terrace / alfresco, which is also the designated smoking area. Here's where live food stations add to the action in Cochin's most sought after buffet restaurant. You can see the Chef cooking your meal. Live food stations complement the Talk of the Town buffets, much loved for its outstanding barbeques and grills. The show kitchen of the restaurant prompts you to interact with the chefs and to get you the right choice of preparation to your liking.
Kochi (Cochin), India
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“One of the Best dinner buffets ever”
Reviewed February 28, 2014

Been to this this restaurant for the first time in Feb.. had heard so much about the quality of food from our guest who we put up in Holiday inn. The spread was amazing a combination of Kerala, continental and North India... The food served at the live counters was amazing too. The quality of food deserves a special mention..

Another thing which attracts attention is the range of desserts offered. Each dessert offered begged to be tasted. My favorite was the banana pudding the taste of which lingered on long after the dinner.

The service was excellent too. The staff went out of their way to provide a accompaniment which was not a part of the buffet menu that day.

One drawback was that the waiters kept bugging us for filling the feedback form especially my guest, despite him telling that he did not have his glasses with him. After incessant pestering, he went up to his room and came back with his glasses and filled up the form. Apart from this incident the overall experience was excellent.

  • Visited February 2014
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English first
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Nice”
Reviewed January 28, 2014

We recently had a buffet lunch at the masala. They had quite a reasonable spread of food and food was tasty.The selection right from starters to deserts was pretty good. Service can be improved with a little bit more training.

  • Visited November 2013
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Chennai (Madras), India
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A great place to eat!”
Reviewed January 26, 2014

Masala at Holiday Inn,Kochi is a nice place to frequent.Their buffet meals are great.We had the lunch buffet a few days ago for the umpteenth time and were delighted to find that the food is as great as ever.The biryani was outstanding and so was the beef pie which compares with the best in the world.A place to visit again and again.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank MPRajan
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Kochi, Kerala, India
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Good for ones having priority plus”
Reviewed January 24, 2014 via mobile

The restaurant has a buffet that has a good spread but gets monotonous if you visit here often .
The priority plus membership does not hurt with the prices slashed with some of the coupons. The grills and Biriyani are the better options to pick up while you are eating here

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Thank Prasanth P
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Rockville, Maryland
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80 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great location but service was not the best”
Reviewed January 9, 2014

Good buffet spread, very tasty food, good music but service was really slow and bordering on neglect.

Visited December 2013
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