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Masala Indian Cusine

9 S Dubuque St, Iowa City, IA 52240-3902
+1 319-338-6199
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good45%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“mango” (4 reviews)
“naan” (3 reviews)
“chai” (3 reviews)
Closes in 5 min
5:00 PM - 9:30 PMAll hours
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
9 S Dubuque St, Iowa City, IA 52240-3902
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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Reliable and tasty food. Several Chicken dishes, 2 breads, and lots of veggie dishes. Also chai and mango lasse for the price. Easy to have lunch alone too. Quick and healthy!

Thank GailCheryl
Reviewed 30 September 2017

This is the worst Indian food that we have ever had. Went on recommendation from a local and were quite disappointed.

Thank Normfl
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Our daughter lived in India for a semester and she loves Masala as do we all. Chicken tikka masala, naan and other Indian specialties are great here.

Thank traveling_grandmothe
Reviewed 8 August 2017

I love the lunch buffet...if you're unfamiliar with Indian cuisine, they have a good selection of (what I assume are) their most popular appetizers and dishes, along with a salad and dessert bar and choice of masala chai or mango lassi. If you're looking for...More

Thank Amanda C
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Friendly staff, but the menu selections are not extensive. Good for large group lunches, priced adequately.

Thank Irina I
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Masala is really bad-tasteless, food that run out by noon and never replaced, terrible service. They are pretty clever, they have the same sauce put somewhat different items and call it tikka masala, curry, vegetarian curry. I needed water, I had to go in the...More

Thank alumnus
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Bathroom was disgusting. Overall restaurant was filthy. The food taste was mediocre but poor quality. The buffet had several of the main dishes empty plus some of the others were room temp. The staff WAS attentive though, kind and they answered my questions. Too many...More

1  Thank asmplanets
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We've eaten here before, but felt it might be going downhill. When you pay $10-$12 for a dinner portion, I would expect a few more pieces of chicken or lamb than 6 little chunks of it. The sauces in which they came were excellent and...More

Thank TravelmomFreeport_IL
Reviewed 1 November 2016

The food was amazing but the service was not good. They were like " i m not interested in serving u" and made us feel awful.. but the food was really amazing and dint taste like the routine tomato cashew paste in every curry as...More

1  Thank chanda_swetha421
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Well prepared meals and good service. It is so difficult to find vegan friendly restaurants in Iowa. Add this one to your list. We had Pakoras and Samosas with chutney - it was excellent.

1  Thank Inalilady
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Buffet
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 S Dubuque St, Iowa City, IA 52240-3902
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
  • Phone Number: +1 319-338-6199
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