Masala Bites

4.6
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153 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Indian
Masala Bites awakens the inner soul through colorful ambiance, rich palate and complex tastes with a seductive dining room. We strive to create memorable dining experiences day after day.
Guests can sample the vibrant flavors of India through Masala Bites" various dining options. Our menu features classic Indian cuisine reinvented for today’s more discerning palate. We invite you to indulge in India’s culinary treasures, time after time.
Our main dining room is outfitted in various textures and modern materials that begs to be minimalistic in approach and aesthetics, yet is warm and comforting. Vibrant and earthy tones are intertwined through the entire space.
A private dining area awaits your presence for business or pleasure alike.
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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible. Every time. One of the best restaurants in Virginia Beach.

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BrandonF
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had reservations for Valentine's Day. We arrived 15 minutes early and got seated right away. There wasn't open table in the restaurant. The food came out super fast and it was absolutely delicious. This is our second time dining here and we will definitely be back! Excellent place for a date night.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ordered the chicken tikka masala at level 2 spicy and regular naan. Let me tell you the food was delicious and one of the best Indian cuisine I’ve had in awhile. The sweet tea was a little too sweet but luckily water comes with every meal. The service was outstanding and I’d definitely recommend this place to anyone who enjoys authentic Indian cuisine or wants to try something new.

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GW757
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Since it's opening years ago, Masala Bites has consistently prepared and served fantastic Indian cuisine. Whether dining as a couple or a party of 8, we have always enjoyed our dining experiences with the very warm and friendly staff.

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vipBarbaraG
Angus
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The service was horrendous. We had made a reservation for 5 people to celebrate my birthday and when we arrived the rude young man at the front said they “no longer honor Open Table reservations” and therefore would have to wait at least 30 mins for a table to be cleared and set. When I asked to see the owner, who recognized us immediately as people who ate at his restaurant frequently, I explained the situation, expecting him to accommodate us. However, the best he could come up with was “we will try to get a table ready for you.” We let him know that the young man had been very rude, almost sneering, and offered no apology. We told him we would never go to his restaurant again and left. It has definitely gone downhill.

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vipShanaC
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always so friendly and great service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

We drove 45 minutes to reach the restaurant. We have dined at Masala Bites on other occasions, and have enjoyed it. However, this last visit was terrible! We actually went wanting and anticipating the tandoori chicken on this Saturday night. We were the first party to be seated. When we ordered our tandoori, all seemed well. Seconds later, our waiter returned to tell us that they were out of tandoori chicken for the night! It was a Saturday for goodness sake!!! The main entree of Indian restaurants!!! Now it can and will go downhill. The samosas were microwaved, old and soggy! The salmon was too fishy to eat; In other words, I didn’t have dinner!!! My husband complained of a tasteless dish as well. The other two people in our party barely ate, so I assume they were highly disappointed as we were. Masala Bites just lost customers!! We have no problem traveling distances for fine food, but we are through coming there!

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vipShanaC
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bf and I had lunch to celebrate three years of being together. He wasn’t impressed with his first experience of Indian food years ago, but he was willing to give it another try. Let me just say....he almost cleaned his whole plate. He was too full off the lunch portion, but he enjoyed the food. Great lunch spot!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never had a bad meal at Masala Bites. We love all of their food.

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Frank
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Masala bites never disappoints. My wife and I have eaten there several times. There is never a wait, the staff is well versed on the menu, the service is great and the level of spice and heat can be manipulated to your taste buds. Sometimes you're just in the mood for something different, try it, you're going to love it. If you like heat, be prepared to sweat. If you like it more mild, they can always gear it back. One of my favorite restaurants.

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Stevek
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went the 1st time for our wedding anniversary. It was a long drive for us yet worth the experience. Food and service were excellent. Even surprised us with a special dessert for the occasion.

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vipCecileJ
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Masala Bites is always reliably good. We love the chaat, garlic naan, and vegetarian entrees.

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GrahamS
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I'm a fan of Indian food and Masala Bites served one of the best Indian meals I've ever had.

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David
Jacksonville
33 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Service was fantastic. Would definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time dining here. Excellent food!!!

JD
JeannieD
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and value. Just the best!!

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SBGirl
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & wonderful ambience. Service was great. The spicy shrimp appetizer goes well with any dinner. The chicken tika was great. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I have wanted to visit for a long time, but it is not close to where I live. I finally went, and cannot wait to return. The food was fresh, the service great, the atmosphere very nice for family or date. I might have ordered the wrong this, and look forward to trying something different.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance is relaxing. Background music is exceptional and sets the tone. Family owners are wonderful and create amazing dishes. Ask for a recommendation or be surprised by chefs choice. Always very good food.

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Dadoffive
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always exceptional. The have great service and food.

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DavidW
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, authentic cuisine served up by a friendly and courteous staff. Would highly recommend!

KM
KateM
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place,we love to go there with family and friends

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely place, delicious food & friendly waitress. Will return!

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PiaS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, friendly service, very good food. I can't wait to try more dishes. Minor complaint is limited beer and wine but that's not what I'd go there for.

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vipKidsdoc
Richmond
43 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wonderful Indian food and very attentive waiter.

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vipJohn
Richmond
38 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, excellent food and excellent experience. It is nice to go to a restaurant where you can have a conversation without all of the ambient noise of trendy places.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family always feels like family when coming here.

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Trish
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall2food2service1ambience4

I encountered an issue at this restaurant with my chicken being raw. I showed my server the completely pink chicken and it was almost as if it was an annoyance. My husband ate his entire meal while I sat and waited for mine to be re-made. I eventually just took bites of his and asked for mine to be packaged up to go. No apology, no discount on the meal that was unsatisfactory...nothing. It was a disappointment. The leftovers tasted good the next day but I probably won't return due to the poor service provided.

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SBGirl
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ❤️ this place! Excellent food, quiet environment, helpful servers. I like spicy food, but need to dial it down a bit here. Be careful! I’m not a big lamb lover but the lamb/chicken/salmon trio appetizer is absolutely delicious. Lamb is perfectly seasoned. Can’t wait 2 go back.

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vipthecgm2
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Masala Bites is hands down the crème de la crème of Indian Cuisine. There is nothing on the menu that isn’t fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this Indian restaurant. Love their butter chicken curry. Always ordering the same thing

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vipKennyT
Baltimore
35 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere. Food was very good, but the service was IMPECCABLE!! Will definitely be back.

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viptraveler
Richmond
56 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant never disappoints! We love introducing our friends to this wonderful spot. We share several dishes and always enjoy each one.

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vipJohn
Richmond
38 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Masala Bites has the best Indian Food in Hampton Roads

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there on Saturday at 12 pm with 5 girlfriends and kids. Food was very good. I'll come back for sure. I had butter chicken from the brunch menu and it was delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a 5 Star experience. Nothing else needs to be said. Go there and find out.

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Hirenpatel
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and fast service!! We went with 2 hungry kids... the food was there before they got cranky.. everyone from my 84 year old mother to my 4 year son enjoyed the food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding foods and great services as usual.

RD
RoyD
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My favorite Indian restaurant on the south side of Virginia Beach. Food is wonderful, service is always very good, and it’s never difficult to get a table. Quiet, relaxing dining room with a cozy booths.

Upscale ambience, although based on its location in a large shopping in VB, there will be plenty of “under-dressed” folks if that matters for your date night or special occasion.

CU
vipCUThere
Key West
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience

Always excellent food and service! NEVER disappoints.

FAQs

Masala Bites offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (757) 563-2828.

Masala Bites is rated 4.6 stars by 153 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.