Permanently Closed - Apna Masala

4.1
35 Reviews
$30 and under
Indian
This restaurant is permanently closed. Apna Masala offers delicious dining, takeout and delivery to New York, NY.

Apna Masala is a cornerstone in the New York community and has been recognized for its outstanding Indian cuisine, excellent service and friendly staff.

Our Indian restaurant is known for its modern interpretation of classic dishes and its insistence on only using high quality fresh ingredients.

Opentable reservations can not be combined with any other coupon or discount vouchers.
Apna Masala Indian Cuisine
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4.1based on all time ratings
4.1
food
3.9
service
3.8
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4.0
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Experience, food was great, I’ll be back again

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vipRandP
New York Area
143 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Disappointed this time! Good attentive service tried, but this visit to Apna Masala was sad! Overly loud Bollywood video and shabby interior, bathroom. Weak drink and dried out chicken that was not saved in the sauce. (One person enjoyed his lamb shag) Prices were reasonable, and Groupon discount helped.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The place was dazzled with lights, very beautiful. Service was great. The food wasn’t a wow but it was true Indian food!

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vipmarcnyc
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Waiter was unattentive and slow. TV was on loud but cutting in and out, very distracting and annoying. Food is good but overpriced for what it is.

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vipNYChungry
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Second time around food was just as good. Will definitely be back again.

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vipNYChungry
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice service, delicious food.

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gregmetz
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend the vindaloo!!! Outstanding flavor and spice.

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vipNoreen
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Apna Masala consistently affords the customer a lovely dining experience, with great food, warm hospitality and interesting, eclectic ambiance

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Queend4
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall3food3service1ambience2

The experience here was not good the service was unacceptable. The staff wasn’t friendly instead of explaining the menu for first timers they just handed you the menu and waited till you order. No greeting no recommendations nothing nada.I won’t be coming back here again the food was good service horriable . This isn’t a welcoming restaurant if more business is wanted you need to make your customers happy customer service wise.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating a bday

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vipBradM
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a group of 9 and they took very good care of us

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Experienced
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I went with a friend, and we very much enjoyed the food, and a comfortable environment.

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EmilyH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places in the entire city for large groups. Delicious food, great atmosphere, good service, and reasonable prices.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience4

this place was absolutely wonderful...great food, great service, and bollywood music videos in the background!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, space was a lot of fun - Xmas lights everywhere. Good food.

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HariV
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2017
Overall3food5service1ambience3

The food was well priced and very good. The service struggled with our large group so I would recommend this place for smaller groups (under 4 people)

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msilver345
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience3

We went because we had a Groupon and were delighted to find that the food was excellent traditional and innovative Indian cuisine.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2016
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Really nice staff, gave us free drinks and desserts for my going away dinner. Good BYO place

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vipChuckBoerumHill
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2016
Overall2food4service1ambience3

My wife and I went here last weekend. First, we ordered a pitcher of sangria. Not our go to for an Indian restaurant, but we figured why not. We then ordered 2 appetizers, 2 entrees, and 2 naan. Unfortunately, I think they initially forgot our drinks. That can be forgiven, it happens to every restaurant once in awhile. Once we asked about the drinks, however, they then brought us 2 empty glasses and still no drinks. Then they brought our appetizers, and still no drinks. To make matters worse, they also forgot to bring any of the sauces for our appetizers. After reminding them of both mistakes, they then brought the sauces for the apps, but again, no drinks. Finally, after multiple reminders and after we had finished the appetizers, they brought our drinks with the entrees. Then, to top it off, they forgot to bring out the naan and we sat there for another 4 minutes with our food in front of us waiting for the naan. At least we had time to finally have a drink! Overall, the worst service I have ever received at an Indian restaurant. I would not recommend.

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mavda1
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2015
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was very good and delicious. The food had just the right amount of spices and is very tasty and savory.

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bdayPtreat
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2015
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Although the staff was extremely genial and the food was good, it's such a hot spot that it did get a little noisy for our comfort level when the dining room was filled.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant surprisingly exceeded my and my girlfriends expectations. Food is absolutely delicious!! They have an amazing appetizer that's like a avocado vegetarian wrap. I'm not and I can eat this everyday. Naan was fresh, unlike most places. Chicken tikka was amazing, not too creamy just right spice and flavor. Go here!!! You'll be impressed

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just fantastic food, service and ambiance. Great location, menu-options, and overall quality. Highly recommend it to one and all - you will not be disappointed.
A gem in every sense of the word!

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jacco
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2015
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The appetizers were fine: chicken tikki masala and vegetable somosa. The chicken biryani and palak paneere were adequate. But the accoutrements...

Usually try to sample the house drink specialties, so I ordered the "Happy Day." The ingredients looked good, but I'm not sure they were all in the drink; it was horrible! After it the drink separated, I lost interest.

Mango chutney tasted like it came out of a can. Never tasted mango chutney so bad!

Mango lassi was watered down; never had a lassi so thin!

The kheema naan was good, just a little shiny with oil. We had to ask for them to bring the roti.

Love Indian food and have sampled many restaurants. This one is not up to par for NYC
East Village.

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DiRivera
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I am a bona fide Indian food lover and I try to have them at least once and month. Believe me when I say that their vegetable samosas are the best! You can tell that the samosas are home made and with love! I highly recommend this place - plus, it's BYOB!

The place is definitely authentic - from the service, to the decor (they got Bollywood music videos running in the background!), and the servers take pride on their service and food!

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vipbob46
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2015
Overall2food2service1ambience2

I made a dinner reservation at this restaurant in mid-May after reading the reviews on Open Table. Unfortunately, our group of four did not have the same positive experience. The first bad sign was that the restaurant was almost empty when we arrived at 7:30 - and there were never more than 3 tables occupied throughout the time we were there. Then, despite the emptiness, we had a very hard time getting anyone to take our order, and after we had given it, our server returned because he wasn't sure what we had ordered. After a very long wait, our food appeared. Of the four main dishes, one was over-cooked and tough (lamb), and one was very good (tandoori prawns). The sauces of two different chicken curries were flavorful, but the chicken itself was dry. Given the competition for good, reasonably-priced Indian food in the East Village, this restaurant needs to get its act together! Hope we were just there on an "off" night, but we won't be going back to see!

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snikta
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Excellent dishes recommended by our waiter. We were attended to quickly. Nice cultural touches with the ambiance. Will come back.

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Embs
New England
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious. Three of us split an order of pakora, followed by Chicken Zafrani, Kashmiri Lamb, and Baingan Bartha with both plain and garlic naan. And a Kashmiri naan that we hadn't ordered, but was made inadvertently. All flavorful and outstanding. We'd definitely go back and would recommend to others.

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24728
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2015
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing food for reasonable prices; very accommodating to our large group. Would definitely come back!

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viplovegoodfood
Dallas
33 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very small place. Tightly laid out. Very broad menu with friendly service and solid dishes. We enjoyed everything we had the tikka masala was first rate and the biryani had a little kick. Great flavors!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great chicken Tikka MASALA and garlic Naan. Good meal. Reasonable prices. BYOB!

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vipBeevoNYC
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With so many places to choose from in the East Village for Indian food my friends and I lucked out with this outstanding restaurant. What a wonderful selection of food to choose from at great prices. Our waiter was very friendly and attentive answering all our questions and making terrific recommendations. We will definitely return to this great find.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Chicken biryani is tasty I liked it. It's nice on the corner spot the menu is on outside everyday. The Indian Music, films is great you can try watching them. The restaurent looks fancy it was great lightening You can also go there for private parties and special occasions.

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catherine11
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Me and my friends were in Manhattan looking for a place to eat. We entered this restaurant and had an amazing time. The food was fantastic. This place is very nicely decorated. The people here were very friendly. They have nice Indian music playing and overall this place is great. Yes, i would recommend this place to a friend.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is Outstanding! The food and service were great and there was nice music. I would totally recomend this place to a friend. The food did not take too long to make and everyone was very nice and friendly.

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Permanently Closed - Apna Masala is rated 4.1 stars by 35 OpenTable diners.