We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Masala Dabbas

Claimed
Reserve a Table
Bookatable

Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2018 Winner
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value

Food and ambience

Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options

Location and contact

About
Restaurant focusing on authentic Regional Indian cuisine, also offering popular foods from the Indian High Street - The 'Indian' as Indians know it.
PRICE RANGE
US$5 - US$17
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Indian, Asian
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Reviews (214)
Filter reviews
214 results
Traveller rating
169
22
8
8
7
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
169
22
8
8
7
Show reviews that mention
All reviews masala butter chicken thali soft shell crab lamb rogan josh curries poppadoms prawns seafood kebab pudding indian food british indian authentic taste vegetarian options enjoyed their food last night
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 214 reviews
Reviewed yesterday

The food was well presented and equally delicious too. The liquid explosion was a real delight. The restaurant also has many different veggie options. We definitely recommend this restaurant if you like and enjoy good authentic Indian food.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank PP P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A mid week dinner, we found the service was friendly and the food of a good standard. This is an authentic Indian restaurant so dishes reflect this. We found the food very tasty and the wine was reasonably priced. Would definitely go again.

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank Snapper440
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Such a change from the usual curry house you would find in Orpington! Modern decor, friendly staff and amazing dishes! Good value for money, and recommend especially to vegetarians (lots of selection). The paneer starter was superb, followed by aubergine curry, tilapia curry and tandoori...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank katyhx
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lovely food recommend you visit if you haven’t already , really good quality food with fresh ingredients. Staff was very attentive and really liked the manager and his wife , very nice people . Different food from your normal curries, which was hi light. For...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank garryfuller13
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Firstly, the food is great! But the service is pretty awful. Two tables arrived after us, yet served before us. We had to ask to order (I think we got forgotten about in the corner). There’s no structure on table service. Food arrived quickly and...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Tay83L
330latag, Partner at Masala Dabbas, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Mr Taylor, We wish to apologise for the lapses in our normally high serve standards owing to a family bereavement, due to which two of our most experienced staff have had to suddenly leave for India. In the interim other less experienced members had...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just came away from this restaurant. Menu was great, lovely selection and couldn’t fault the food. The service and atmosphere however was poor. We were only one of three tables, I don’t think there was any back ground music and so it was slightly awkward...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Fliss N
330latag, Partner at Masala Dabbas, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Ms Fliss N. We wish to apologise for the lapses in our normally high serve standards owing to a family bereavement, due to which two of our most experienced staff have had to suddenly leave for India. In the interim other less experienced members...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed a fantastic authentic Indian lunch celebrating a friends birthday. My friend enjoyed the vegetable thali and I had the dosa, both of which are served at lunch but not on the evening menu, which looks just as amazing and i’ll definitely be going back...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank Luke R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent selection of curries, superb spices and great service. Highly recommended - a must visit Indian.

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank Michael M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a very nice meal here. Not a huge "curry" menu and all the better for it. Place was quiet when we arrived but soon filled up. A lot of Indian families in which speaks volumes. A nice chance to try something different.

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank timothy a
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there as a group of 8 and everyone could not stop raving about the excellent food. The items are all different to the routine names/tastes you get in other Indian restaurants. Both the owners were in last night and came over personally to talk...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank Sam K
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 2 nearby hotels
Premier Inn London Orpington
281 reviews
.18 miles away
TLK Apartments & Hotel
15 reviews
.56 miles away
The Manor at Bickley
283 reviews
2.27 miles away
Bull's Head Hotel
225 reviews
2.68 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 173 nearby restaurants
Xian
391 reviews
.06 miles away
Primo Caffe
154 reviews
.05 miles away
Ephesus Mediterranean Grill & Meze Bar
407 reviews
.05 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 24 nearby attractions
Priory Gardens
54 reviews
.34 miles away
Crofton Roman Villa
28 reviews
.40 miles away
Canadian Corner War Graves
9 reviews
.62 miles away
Swan Thai Massage
15 reviews
.03 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Masala Dabbas staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing