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Masala Bay Is a contemporary Indian restaurant serving high quality Indian cuisine & tapas with a beautifully designed separate bar area.
PRICE RANGE
£10 - £15
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Indian, Asian, Balti
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a good takeaway meal from here, plenty of food in the portions, and the sauces were tasty. The chicken in my masala was a bit tough & chewy though. and I do wish they would have more paneer mains options, so you could...select a korma or masala and then paneer instead of just meat options and "vegetables". Bhajis were the best part of the meal.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 9 April 2024 via mobile

Atmosphere and decor good but the service was way too fast. The food lacked flavour and spice and was totally bland. Also, the chicken was overcooked and tough.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 31 March 2024

Excellent food and service. Very good food would recommend garlic chilli chicken curry. Perfect for friends or family to come and have a great meal.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 26 March 2024

The best Indian meal ever! Lovely staff, everything top rate! The staff were really sweet and smiley. I had a dish I had never tried before and hubby had a delicious Vindaloo! Can't recommend the place highly enough!

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 20 March 2024

Both main meals were so tasteless we could not eat them. Wrong naan bread served but we were told it was what we had ordered. My starter was at best Luke warm so all in all not good at all and very expensive. So unless...this was just a bad day for them I would avoid.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 19 March 2024 via mobile

Bland food, expensive (£74 for two). Starters came before poppadom was completed. Mains very bland ( chicken tikka masala and lamb rogan) . Naan bread had cheese in ( ordered peshwari) When waiter finally appeared he said it was definitely peshwari and was not interested....Poor service. So disappointed, couldn’t wait to leave.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 10 March 2024

Tasty, fresh, fast and good veggie options. Ventnor is lucky to have this gem. Thank you for the delicious meal and extra goodies! I’ll be back!

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 21 February 2024

Upon entering, we were greeted very warmly and seated efficiently despite not having a booking. The food arrived via a wooden-carved ornate trolley, which was visually pleasant before the dishes being placed before us. I ordered what I would usually order via takeaway back at...home from another business, and I was not disappointed; the flavour and quantity left me feeling full and satisfied, with enough to takeaway at the end. A lovely experience had and well worth visiting/ordering from. Thank you!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 17 December 2023

Great choice of food nicely presented. Not the cheapest but the pleasant waiter and quality of the food made it a very enjoyable meal for both of us. We have dined there on previous holidays on the Isle of Wight and not been disappointed. Very...tasty and adequate.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 29 November 2023 via mobile

We booked a table for 24 as a pre birthday party meal. The restaurant was very accommodating and sat us on a long table. Service was brilliant and all 24 said their food was really good and hot. Thank you for making it a brilliant...evening for us all !More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 19 November 2023

Average food but not cheap. Bill had extra items that we did not have. There must be better in the area.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 9 November 2023

My husband and I had the lamb Korai which was tough and chewy and I had to leave most of mine. The waiter explained it by saying it was a supplier issue. A real pity as the flavour was good. Also, to be charged an...extra £1 for a tiny flavour of chutney left a bad taste, on top of all the other extras that got charged for.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 22 September 2023 via mobile

We had a great meal here recently. It is a very smart restaurant with friendly staff and the portions are quite large but the food is beautifully cooked and we thoroughly recommend it.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 6 September 2023

Excellent, authentic and reliable takeaways. Advise against eating here on a hot summer's day, though. The food though, is superb, both in intrinsic quality and (crucially) judicious spicing. Not cheap!!

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 27 August 2023

Two of the staff were rude and unhelpful. One of them slammed my glass of wine on the table. We walked out without eating and found another Indian restaurant in Ventnor which was very welcoming and served good food

Date of visit: August 2023
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Yes, Masala Bay offers takeaway services.

Masala Bay is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4