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The Masala

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££ - £££Indian, Asian,
36 St Julian's Friars | Sy1 1xl, Shrewsbury, England
+44 1743 235900
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“masala” (56 reviews)
“poppadoms” (12 reviews)
“prawns” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
36 St Julian's Friars | Sy1 1xl, Shrewsbury, England
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

We usually take-out from here but the food is really good regardless. Always have the chicken korai special, it's really good. Staff are always friendly and the food is consistently always good.

Thank Edward T
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Tip top food. Starters that are full of flavour and main courses which somehow are even better! The place needs decorating and a bit of a facelift but the food and service can not be knocked!!

Thank Rob P
Reviewed 27 December 2017

My wife and I dined at The Masala in 2015 while touring England from Australia. The food, service and friendship experienced that night was outstanding. The only downside was that the night we visited The Masala was the night that Australia was soundly defeated in...More

Thank 589bernardr
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Went for a meal with group of mates food was lovely nice service as well and very reasonable priced, but the place was freezing it was colder than outside it was a cold night we was all cold it just wasn't me , it also...More

Thank Angie650
Reviewed 4 November 2017

This our favourite restaurant in Shrewsbury. We take our family there and go as a couple nearly every week. We are vegetarian and the staff are so considerate of that and make sure our food is non meat or fish. Wonderful staff! Highly recommended.

Thank ChristineDurham
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

I'm originally from London, therefore been to a few curry houses in my time. However I can confidently say this is one of the best restaurants I have been to so far. I popped in with my 2 sons, and we were warmly greeted and...More

Thank americandaddy123
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Picked up a takeaway last night, hadn't had food from there in a while as the owner refuses to sign up with any delivery service and we now live on the other side of town. Food was incredibly greasy - actually had to spoon several...More

Thank Club0-14
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Meal was totally delicious and piping hot. We all had light as air pappadums with four dishes of pickle, salad onion, sauce and chutney. I chose a non-alcoholic lager with lime, which was refreshingly chilled, although jugs of water never appeared after requesting them. I...More

Thank HappyTrippa
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Have visited many times and found the food to be excellent and reasonably priced. For me the only complaint I have is over the price of the soft drinks. I cannot fault the food and John (the owner) is always chatty and helpful. I have...More

Thank psj1966
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

A little threadbare and dated but the food was good and the staff friendly and helpful, I wouldn't travel specifically for this resturant but if I felt like a curry and was nearby I would eat here no problems

Thank garyje
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14 February 2017|
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Response from markpsmith77 | Reviewed this property |
They have them but I don't believe it's something they've put much thought into;no one in Shrewsbury specialises as far as I know
John H
6 January 2017|
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Response from Club0-14 | Reviewed this property |
No they don't, shame really, we need a good Indian to deliver in town
Karen 'Bobby' R
5 November 2016|
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Response from garyje | Reviewed this property |
No, not even a corkage charge option
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 St Julian's Friars | Sy1 1xl, Shrewsbury, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Shropshire  >  Shrewsbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1743 235900
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