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Cafe Masala

££ - £££
Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi
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187 The Broadway, Southend-on-Sea SS1 3EX, England
+44 1702 589494
18:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Wed 18:00 - 22:30
Thu - Sat 18:00 - 23:30
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Shoeburyness, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After a week of night shifts, a takeaway ordered via the iPad for the first time and not disappointed. The food arrived on time, fresh and hot. A well derserved and highly reccommended takeaway.

Thank Isabellajackson
Bohol Province, Philippines
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've eaten here many times, and the experience is never disappointing. The food is authentic and delicious. The staff are polite and friendly, and the restaurant and kitchen are clean and well presented. There's also a great atmosphere here with the decor and furnishings in the restaurant a great mix of traditional and modern (unlike a lot of the other... More 

Thank Bigboytrev1960
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

Had a great evening, with very attentive waiters. We also were allowed 'our space', in order to have a good catch up.

Thank Sharon H
Essex, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Met up with some friends and was looking for somewhere local to go for a quick lunch so decided to walk to Cafe Masala. Decided to go from the set menu and pay extra for their king prawn masala. Service was excellent and attentive, food flavoursome and plenty of it, sufficiently so my friend ended up with a doggy bag.... More 

1 Thank FM52
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We have visited this restaurant many times and have had good food and service. However, I'm not sure what's happening but we visited just prior to Christmas and during Christmas and new year. The service on both occasions was terrible and the chicken they are using has an unusual texture. It's eadiable but weird. Cheap maybe!! We had to ask... More 

Thank Tracey H
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

The food at Cafe Masala is generally very good and the takeaway service reliable and efficient. On one occasion I had cause to complain but my complaint was handled professionally and courteously and I have happily continued to support the restaurant.

Thank Jan064
Level Contributor
19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had a take away from Cafe Masala this evening and I have to say it was the best curry I have had! I had a king prawn dansak and it was absolutely delicious. Everything was just perfect. Massive succulent prawns and a thick tasty curry. My husband had a Chicken tikka korai and said it was... More 

Thank Lucy D
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Ordered a takeaway for 22:45 last night and arrived on the dot we have had the pleasure of eating in the restaurant a couple of times can't fault them the same with delivery or pick up the foods all spot on.

Thank Denisecarter2
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Living back at my Mum's we always order from here as we did Friday night. The food is always good and the young man at the front was very nice and gave extremely good service! Thank you!

Thank melie832016
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Excellent food highly recommend a visit to this restaurant in Thorpebay Is a must I will go back again and take my friends

Thank a1jackblack

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 187 The Broadway, Southend-on-Sea SS1 3EX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Southend-on-Sea
  • Phone Number: +44 1702 589494

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?