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“Exactly what you would expect from Taj group. Quality combined with excellence at a price.”
Review of Masala Bay

Masala Bay
Ranked #48 of 15,032 Restaurants in Mumbai
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $73
Cuisines: Indian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Bandra West
Description: Savour the new wave of contemporary Indian cuisine over a glass of wine. Blending aromatic Indian spices with modern cooking techniques, Masala Bay produces flavours that add a new dimension to the experience of dining. With a selection of traditional Indian favourites cooked in minimal oil and with just the right blend of spices, the restaurant shows that light and flavourful are not culinary opposites. The extensive cuisine spread features traditional Indian food with an accent on seafood from coastal regions of India.Masala Bay features an interactive theatre kitchen, a separate bar area and three private dining rooms. A harmonious composition of forms varying in texture, material and colour, the interiors of the restaurant are enhanced by the pleasing use of light and contrast that creates a sense of intimacy in the open, large space. Warm silver tones and occasional flashes of colour along with polished granite floors, lend a clean and contemporary look. The dramatic decor is the perfect setting for the progressive cuisine. Complement your meal with a selection from the The Lounge Bar. You can choose from spirits from around the world including a variety of over 500 different wines, ranging from New World vintages to all time favourite like French Bordeaux.Cuisine: Indian Location: Lobby Level 1 Hours: Lunch from 12:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m., Dinner from 7:30 p.m. to 11:45 p.m. Reservations: Recommended Attire: Smart Casual
Reviewed December 11, 2012

Crisp, clean and beautifully presented....and that's just the decor. Our table was not ready, so shown to some comfortable lounge chairs where we ordered drinks and our food from comprehensive menu & wine list. Offered seats by male staff at the counter on stools (not really appropriate for my companion an 80 year plus lady with obvious walking difficulties...common sense gone missing!!)
Positives: Ambience and the young lady (Samanth ??) attending to us was very eager to please and was a pleasant combination of professionalism and friendliness. A little tactile and overuse of 'definitely' in her response to any request but an absolute asset and a terrific ambassador for the restaurant.
The drinks and food were first class and I feel it unnecessary to list what we had as I am sure everything in the restaurant was served to the same high standard.
So So; The dishes once served were kept some way away on a 'dumb waiter' and any top up or replenishment of our mains had to be requested (male waiting staff)....willingly served but I do not feel that you should be looking for a waiter when you require the rest of your dish.
The roomali roti was not as delicate (thin) as I have had and therefore a little stodgy.
Poor: The rice never arrived; when asked for we were told that it came after the breads had been finished (!?) Why were we not offered it and given the option of having it later. With both a dahl and chicken with mainly spinach, rice was required to soak up the sauce.
The paan was very bitter (two types offered) and not to my taste.
Pricing was as you would expect in a Five Star Hotel outlet and equivalent to the West End of London or Manhattan.
Overall: an experience worth experiencing (as I have previously).

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Reviewed November 30, 2012

We had visited Masala Bay few months back. We were sitting in the PDR. Excellent decor, very good ambience, Service staff was good , Humble but they still have to go a long way. Food was equally good. I would rate this venue 7 out of 10 for service & food.

1  Thank ParagBhanu
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Reviewed November 6, 2012

this was yet another dinner at Masala Bay and the new menu is quite nice (though they removed the Kulfi from it).

the staff is super and so is the food.

Yes yes, its five star prices but the fulka and bhindi taste just home made. :)

try the coffee phirni!

1  Thank ShirishSathe
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

The Indian Vegetarian food, The Value for Money, The Service, The cosy crowd, The style and status of Restaurant. No words to describe but Everything is on its Excellence

1  Thank JaniMayank
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

i recently visited this restaurant for dinner....the quality of food was good and the quantity was average......will rather try some other restaurant than have indian food here.....way too costly.....

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Thank YoungIndianTraveller
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