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#2,191 of 15,145 Restaurants in London
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Indian, Asian
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Reviewed 12 December 2023

always super food and service. Great value - especially with the BYO booze! Never disappointed. All dishes unique and delicious

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 8 May 2023

The best curry you will eat in the UK. An absolute hidden gem in Leyton - a must visit for all curry lovers and Indian travellers. Beautiful, home cooked food - always with a friendly smile + service. Must try: Slow cooked lamb bhuna +...King Prawn Jalfrezi. Also BYOB!More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 19 February 2023 via mobile

Every now and then you are blown away by a restaurant! This was simply wonderful! A small restaurant on the Leyton high road, recommended by my daughter and her partner who live round the corner. The 4 of us had poppadoms to start with, beautifully...fresh and curved for the delicious sauces. Then we had ta Tiffin Box each. You chose 4 items, one each from the 4 section crammed with choices. I had rice, saag aloo, Kala Bhuna slow cooked lamb and lamb chops. All served by charming staff. The bill with a tip was £25 each!More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 21 December 2022

Small family run restaurant which serves excellent food. Good choice and the food was very tasty, definitely the best Indian food I have tasted. Service was very friendly and definitely worth several more visits.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 7 November 2022

Very impressed with our meal at this small but cosy family run restaurant. Every dish was freshly cooked and delicious. We will definitely be back. Thank you all.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 1 November 2022

We enjoy Indian food and have eaten in a lot of Indian restaurants. This really is one of the best! We were on a trip from Belfast and decided to eat here due to the reviews. We were not disappointed. It really is home cooked...food which is absolutely delicious! Seriously, it was so good and served in a cosy, intimate setting. The staff are very friendly but not intrusive. Even the music was pitched just right. So if you love everything traditional about Indian cuisine, then give here a visit!More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 15 October 2022 via mobile

Went to see Leyton Orient with friends from US and wanted to eat before parting company. Wow the best curry I have had including the smart Mayfair restaurants. Absolutely freshly cooked. The family who run the place were lovely. I wish I lived nearer so...I could visit all the time.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 6 August 2022

We had a delicious meal and the waiter was so incredibly friendly. Thank you!! We don’t live in the area but we will return when in this area again

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 31 July 2022 via mobile

First visit and had a lovely meal. Food was really fresh & well cooked. I had a tiffin meal which was generous & so good to taste the different dishes. Had to take some home as couldn’t finish my meal so that’s lunch today! My...friend said the food tasted like his mums Indian home cooking & was authentic. Brilliant service, restaurant is run by a family & they were all so friendly, chatty & helpful. Relaxed atmosphere. Their menu is based on the Mums home cooked meals that they wanted to share with others. Think I’ve found a new favourite restaurant 😊More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 16 July 2022 via mobile

This is the best Indian restaurant for miles and miles. The staff are wonderful and the food really is sublime. We all had the meat-eaters’ tiffin. The highlights were the kala buna, chicken jalfrezi and lamb chops. An absolute must if you are in the...Leyton area.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 29 May 2022

Masala was a recommendation from our Airbnb hosts so we decided to give a takeaway a go. Super easy to order and accurate timescales. Food was delicious and generous portions. Lovely service too, no hesitation in going back when we are next here, thank you!

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 19 March 2022 via mobile

My latest meal in this favourite restaurant of mine was with three friends. We all got different tiffin combinations and tried each other’s food. I adore the cooking here and the friendliness of the staff. It’s BYO which makes it even more affordable. Support your...local restaurant - especially when it is as good as this.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 8 January 2022

Had our first takeaway from Masala tonight. An incredible feast for 6. Each dish was distinct with a wide variety of textures and flavours. So pleased we tried this place…there was nothing I wouldn’t order again in a heartbeat. Not only was the food top...quality but the guys were so friendly and even helped me carry the (heavy) load to the car. This is very much a local business that’s worth supporting. We’ll be back! All the best.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 14 September 2021

After reading the numerous rave reviews I thought I'd give this place a try. I am always interested in anywhere that promises a whiff of home cooking as opposed to standard pre-cooked sauces of many indian restaurants. Of the eight dishes we sampled, two I...would happily eat again, the Begoon and Shim (Aubergine & Asian broad beans) and the Fulab rice, both of which were absolutely not standard restaurant fare. The aubergines were delicately flavoured, and the beans were a delightful texture, and there was very little oil in the dish. The rice was spiced mainly with kala jeera (black cumin) and was pretty good. After that less good. All the other dishes were swimming in cooking oil. As this was a takeout, and we were at home, we were able to pour some of this off. Most curry dishes start with a long frying process (of the onions, to caramelise), but there's really no need for such large quantitites of oil to be used. Many restaurants achieve far better on this score. This was as bad as the oil in dishes that plagues the otherwise excellent Pakistani takeouts, the various Kebabishes, but I didn't expect it in a pukka place like Masala India. Combined with this, the lamb, chicken and egg curries were fairly bland (though the meat was well cooked and tender), the sauces looked liquidised and really, no different, for me, from the bulk bought-in sauces that are the staple of many Indian restaurants. A dish of mixed vegetables fell into the same category: bland from a spicing point of view (and i don't mean not enough chilli) and absolutely swimming in cooking oil. The roti was, as the owner had explained to me, simply a thick chapatti and I wouldn't recommend it. I'd be tempted to eat here again if I knew there were more dishes hidden on the menu of the two dishes we enjoyed.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 12 August 2021

I visited Masala India for the first time and cant wait to go back again..WOW! I had the most delicious tasty indian food, family run restaurant. Even better they have an outside covered space. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Yes, Masala India offers takeaway services.

Masala India is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5