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“Very good food, great value” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Masala Dosa

Masala Dosa
Ranked #3,081 of 5,626 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Indian
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Masala (also transliterated as "massala")is a term used in South Asian cuisines (including Indian, Bangladeshi & Pakistani cuisines) to describe a mixture of spices. A masala can be a combination of dried (and usually dry-roasted) spices or a paste (such as vindaloo masala) made from a mixture of spices & other ingredients often garlic, ginger & onions. It’s known for its smell & is used extensively in Indian cooking to add spice & flavor. At “Masala Indian Cuisine” we believe in doing things the “Masala” Way meaning No Compromises when it comes to Quality. In each Guest we look forward to "Many Happy Returns". From the moment you walk in, “Masala Indian Cuisine” promises you a wonderful experience of simplicity & great taste. So sit back, relax & enjoy the great experience. At “Masala Indian Cuisine”, we are all like a big extended family. We expect our guests to be forgiving with a "pinch of salt" in our shortcomings & generous with a "season to taste" in praise where due!
Santa Clara, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“Very good food, great value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2011

My wife and I had a weekend away, and we stumbled upon this place that I could call a local gem. The food is excellent, the menu is varied, and it's relatively cheap for what it is.

Great place!

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English first
Cocoa Beach, Florida
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Should have checked with TA first...”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2011

Darn !!! We only had one full day in San Francisco and we choose poorly. We happened to arrive on a Saturday. Not just any Saturday, but FLEET WEEK Saturday. After being in the car for such a long time due to traffic, we parked and walked. Unfortunately, we were hungry and also needed change for the meter. The first place we saw was this Indian restaurant. We all three LOVE Indian food, and honestly, I have never had a bad meal...till now.

Tandoori Chicken for two...dry and lacked flavor. The Chicken Masala was just awful. The sauce tasted like it came out of a jar. They charged for rice.

We should have known it wasn't a good place because we were the only people there at noon on a busy Saturday!!! The person at the front, as well as the waiter, could have cared less if we were there or not. Would not return...of ALL the wonderful places to eat in San Francisco.....DARN

  • Visited October 2011
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Thunder Bay
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58 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great food, Great Value, Nice Ambiance”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2011

We found this restaurant with the GPS unit while looking for a place near the Golden Gate Park. What a pleasant restaurant. We love Indian food and try to find one whenever we travel. We found the menu prices to be very reasonable. The food was delicious and amount was more than we could eat. This was a real bargain in our estimation. The atmosphere and decor is very Indian and the place is clean and tidy. The waiter was very professional and friendly also. We have a really great Indian restaurant in our city also named Masala which we compare to other restaurants when we travel abroad. This S.F. Mesala is every bit as good and with lower prices. We highly recommend it if you like Indian cuisine.

  • Visited April 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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San Francisco, CA
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“My favorite local Indian restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2009

Of the Indian food in my neighborhood this is my favorite spot. The food is always good and the specials are always a good surprize. They are partial self service which keeps the prices down, although I find that you always get service beyond what they say. I love the Lamb Curry and the Aloo Mater. They have Chicken Jalfrezie sometimes as a special and it's great.
Staff is always friendly. They now have a web site with cooking videos too.

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“Great little place.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2008

Great little place.

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