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Masala Indian Vegetarian Cuisine
Asian Restaurant$
Today 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 – 9:30 pm
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9 S Dubuque St Iowa City, IA 52240
9 S Dubuque StUSIAIowa City52240
$Asian Restaurant, South Asian Restaurant
Asian Restaurant
South Asian Restaurant
Vegetarian Restaurant
Indian Restaurant
Today 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 – 9:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 – 9:30 pmTuesday 11:00 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 – 9:30 pmWednesday 11:00 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 – 9:30 pmThursday 11:00 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 – 10:00 pmFriday 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 – 10:00 pmSaturday 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 – 10:00 pmSunday 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 – 9:30 pm
special in vegan and vegetarian Cuisine
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People talk about wait staff and right, mango lassi, lunch buffet, pakora - vegan and samosa - vegan
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Deyasini Sen
reviewed 3 weeks ago
By Indian standards the curries were tasteless and watery, the samosas were hard outside and insipid inside, the chicken soup was red and did not taste anything like chicken, the gulabjamuns were so hard we could not eat them. The only thing that I liked were the daal and the sambar. I have ordered their chaats (appetizers) from the menu before and those were decent but I do not know if I would dare to try their buffet again. But it is true that the buffet is cheap, there were quite a few items, and the restaurant is conveniently located in the main downtown area. Exotic India in Coralville which is a little bit far from campus is a far better option for Indian food, at least for those who know how to cook good Indian food. I usually do not write reviews but the food was such a disappointment that I could not help writing this.
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Michael Trinh
reviewed 5 months ago
I ate there today for the lunch buffet with a friend. We finished our food and I find out that I was charged $.50 for not completely finishing the food on my plate. I know this because the buffet was $9.99. My friends bill was $10.59 w/tax but mine was $11.12. I asked the old Indian gentleman about it and he told it it was a fee they charge for unfinished food. It was a single samosa that I had on my plate. He then showed me the menu for the cost of the samosa and told me I need to respect the food and not waste it. Basically, I was full, but had to FORCE myself to finish that single item of food so that I would not be charged that fee. I will NEVER be returning nor will I recommend to anyone. I also have the voided receipt as proof.
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Christopher Mulherin
reviewed a year ago
Service was a little slow, yet very friendly. Food is simply amazing.
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Adam Fullerton
reviewed 8 months ago
Good but not great. I prefer creamier tika masala and the nan was average. The mango lassi was pretty good though. I would come back but doesn't make the list of favorite Indian restaurants.
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Derek Henscheid
reviewed a month ago
Delicious Indian Food. The chicken korma was excellent
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Michael DeCoster
reviewed a year ago
The Indian lunch buffet is the best Indian food my wife and I have had in a long time!


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