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Masala Art

175 reviews
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$30 and under
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Masala Art serves contemporary Indian cuisine fused with Chinese flavors. The interior of the restaurant is casual with hints of Indian culture in its decor. Beside modern Indian food, the menu at Masala Art also features dishes made using secret family recipes and traditional techniques.

The Indian tapas menu offers several options for you to begin your meal with. Try the mango chicken satay, chicken pakoras or sweet potato fries. A variety of specialty chaats are also available, including paani poori, pao bhaji and vada pao. Taste the fusion of Indian and Chinese flavors in appetizers like chicken lollipops and the garlic tuna roll. Main course options include a variety of curry dishes. Enjoy your dishes with naan or steamed basmati rice. Masala Art also offers some South Indian entrees, including lemon rice and vada sambhar.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Hours of operation
Open Daily 11:30 A.M. to 10 P.M. Daily Lunch Buffet $12 (Mon-Fri. 11:30 A.M.-3 P.M.) Dinner 3-10 P.M. Sat & Sun Brunch $14 (Includes unlimited South Indian Dosa, Chaat Station, Live Chana-Bhatura Station & North Indian Buffet) Dinner 3-10 P.M.
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Phone number
(781) 449-4050
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Shikha Kapoor
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Private party facilities
At Masala Art, we can accommodate private parties of up to 50 people in our banquet room. For large parties or inquiries, please contact Masala Art.
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Private party contact
Sorabh Kapoor: (781) 449-4050
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Masala Art is proud to offer an extensive menu selection for catering which goes beyond our dinner menu. We can cater spectacular tandoori barbeque anytime of year for paries of 25 to 2500 people. We specialize in weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, graduations, office parties or whatever fits your needs. For a full list of hotels and country clubs we work with, please visit our website at
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Cross street
Highland Avenue
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Parking details
Street Parking and Rear Parking Lot (We also have a rear entrance to the restaurant accessible from the Parking Lot)
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Looking for something fresh and unique? Try Masala Art's Spice Bar. The Spice Bar is an 11 seat bar for which reservations are required (minimum 3 persons). Our Executive chef will prepare a meal in front of the guests and explain the different spices and ingredients used in his preparations. Guests are able to interact with the chef and ask questions about the preparations as the chef is making them. It is a wonderful experience for both novice and experienced Indian cuisine patrons. Reservations are taken by phone only for parties of 3 to 11 persons for a 6:00 pm or 8:00 pm seating
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Special events & promotions
Planning an office Holiday Party? Call Masala Art! We can cater to your venue of choice or host your party at our restaurant. Private Dining available for 50 persons. For large parties or catering inquiries, please contact Sorabh Kapoor.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
Dined on October 24, 2017

I am delighted to write a review for Masala Art. Indian food has always been a bit of a challenge for me as the names of the dishes are difficult for me to remember. I recently when to the Tenley restaurant for lunch. Dilli recognized me from a previous visit and greeted me warmly. He recommended the lunch buffet and personally guided me through the selections, describing each dish in detail along with the traditional condiment combinations and the traditional grains/bread to accompany each dish. He was incredibly attentive, engaging, and I could not have felt more indulged. The other waitstaff were also very friendly and my iced tea never was unfilled and my dishes were cleared away very promptly (with an invitation to re-visit the buffet). An additional pleasure was the fruit salad as one of the dessert offerings.

To me, good service and overcome challenged cooking, but good food rarely can compensate for bad service. I enjoyed both GREAT service and GREAT food. Dilli and the other servers were GREAT.


OpenTable Diner (New England)
Dined on November 25, 2015

We used to enjoy the food quite a bit at Masala Art but in recent months, the quality and taste have been rather inconsistent. Their food does not seem fresh. They are innovative in their menu and offer some wonderful items, especially from the tandoor but it can be a hit or miss!

OpenTable Diner (New England)
Dined on November 21, 2015

We went to Masala Art based on recommendation from a few of our friends. I am sorry to say that we were extremely disappointed by the service and taste of the food. First the service, it was extremely slow and sporadic. The waiter did not attend to us until after 10 minutes of being seated. The hostess was not friendly at all and did not greet us as we came in. Once we ordered the food, it took quite a long time until it came to our table. The quantity and quality of dishes left us very disappointed. All the dishes pretty much tasted the same and were not spicy at all. We ordered Achari chicken tikka and Karahi chicken, which almost tasted the same as if same spices were used to prepare both the dishes. Achari chicken had no Achari spices. Overall, we did not have a good experience at Masala Art and would not recommend it, unless you want to waste your money.

viplivetoeat (New England)
Dined on November 16, 2015

We enjoyed a terrific buffet lunch, were surprised that there were so few people taking advantage of this neighborhood restaurant.

andy (New England)
Dined on November 14, 2015

Food was pretty good, alittle pricey compared to other Indian restaurants. But it must be the rent is higher in Needham, mass

Levmom (New England)
Dined on October 26, 2015

Best lunch buffet ever! Always new and interesting options, plentiful and delicious!

OpenTable Diner (New England)
Dined on September 18, 2015

We have had better experience at Masala Art. Under staffed thus long wait.

vipFoodLover (New England)
Dined on July 26, 2015

As usual the food was wonderful. It was a Sunday and they had their brunch offering, which looked extensive. We, though, ordered off the menu; even have had their week day buffet. We were introducing a couple to Indian food and wanted specific items we thought they would enjoy, as it was a cuisine they were not familiar with. All items ordered were cooked to perfection and served right from the stove/oven. Even with the crowd for brunch and their front room being taken over by a birthday party service was very good. This was a noticeable feat as the customer count was high. We had a reservation made for Noon at it was ready when we arrived and we were seated promptly.

Paddy (New England)
Dined on May 24, 2015

Chicken Tikka was tough and like Rubber, Paneer dish was cold used Frozen Paneer tough,
Staff wasn't knowledgeable about the food and beverages in Menu.
Never offered dessert, Water was filled at the Table in glasses in prior to our arrival,
Water has No ice and was very room temperature, Server never offered or ask for Spring or Fizzi water
Never appreciate or any one said Thanks for the visit at their restaurant.
Over all Bad experience. Restaurant wasn't busy had only Two other Tables but staff pretend like very busy for Nothing, Had no time for Hospitality.
We would never ever go again there or recommend any one.

vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
Dined on May 23, 2015

Our group shared two lamb dishes and a Chicken Saag as well as a bread basket of naan. It was all very tasty with the Chicken Saag being the standout. I appreciate the breadth of gluten free options. The service was a little uneven but pleasant.