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Masala Bites

4.6
4.6
177 Reviews
$30 and under
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Indian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30am -2:30pm Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 5:00pm - 10pm Saturday and Sunday 5:00pm - 10:30pm Weekend Brunch: 12:00pm - 3:00pm

  • Phone number

    (757) 563-2828

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Private Dining Area for up to 12-14 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Bobby: (757) 563-2828

  • Neighborhood

    Virginia Beach

  • Cross street

    Upton Dr.

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 177 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Norfolk / Virginia Beach

    Best Value

  • Norfolk / Virginia Beach

    Good for special occasions

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Friendly staff. Excellent value.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best desi food in Virginia Beach. 10/10 for the food and ambiance
  3. J

    Javy

    Richmond

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Authentic Indian food, good service, price just right.
  4. J

    John

    Richmond

    51 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Usually the food is excellent but the most recent meal was not. The cauliflower appetizer was soggy and did not appear fresh and the chicken in the Tikka Masala was on the tough side. Most disappointing was the laconic server who had little to say. When asked a direct a question about one of the Indian beers, he just shrugged rather than say he didn’t know but would find out…poor customer service and not a good representative of the restaurant. He needs some lessons on being responsive to patrons.
  5. j

    jimb

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great food and service pretty much sums it up. Will return.
  6. AB

    AmandaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful dinner! Every aspect was fabulous
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Food was okay in flavor, very price —- the dervish was awful! Waitress was not willing to approach the table as if she were “scared” - never offered any drinks, was just given water and she needed to be called to the table more than twice, she spent her time behind the bar on her phone. Totally not impressed and will not be returning.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wait staff is attentive and explained the ingredients and levels of heat each dish offered.
  9. B

    Boatman

    Las Vegas

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always awesome at Masala. Great food and prompt service.
  10. BE

    BuzE

    Nashville

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Just moving to the area and delighted to find this gem in our new neighborhood!!! The crab masala was amazing, as was the lamb dish we shared!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Last minute lunch date.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was great. Favorite dish was the crab masala. We did ask for one of the dishes to be not spicy and it was just as spicy as the other dishes. But overall everything was delicious.
  13. B

    Billy

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our third trip to Masala Bites and each time we’ve gone we’ve had a superb meal and the staff has been outstanding. I’m a little nervous with spicy food, so I do t get it too spicy! You can pick the level of spice and each time it’s been enhancing and not punishment. This is now a family ‘go to’ spot for us.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice dining experience for Anniversary. Service is always top notch. People friendly.
  15. RS

    RobertoS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fifth time we dine in this restaurant and I still have to find something on the menu that we don’t like. The food is simply amazing
  16. CH

    ChristaH

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous restaurant and great staff! Don’t wait to go!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    loved the food, it was delicious and fresh. A bit more attentiveness, interaction, hospitality and service to the guests would make this an excellent place.
  18. B

    Buckeyedad

    Atlantic Canada

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. Lost our neighborhood Indian restaurant a couple years ago and drove across town to try Masala bites. Well worth the trip. Wonderfully seasoned menu with selections for every taste. Not cheap when you do it right (sample all the courses), but glad we did it. Highly recommend the Kerala seafood, green lamb curry and the tandoor selections. Don't forget extra raita for your breads and curries.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Authentic and full of flavor. Staff were really engaging!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience3
    Booking for 4:45 PM, arrived and seated by 4:45 PM. Place was almost empty, only 4-5 tables occupied. Wait staff came to our table within 5-7 minutes to take our orders. 2 tables on both sides of us arrived 20 minutes after us but received their food first! Numerous take out and Door Dash orders were happening. At 6:05 PM we were ready to leave so I went to the front, told them “we’ve been sitting here an hour and 20 minutes, people who arrived well after us had already eaten” their eyes got as big as saucers because they realized THEY HAD FORGOTTEN OUR ORDER. Within 15 minutes our appetizers and entrees came out together. $179 bill… I am a generous tipper but this is the first time EVER I did not tip. The food was GREAT, but not worth the wait. Not going back and telling all family and friends to avoid this place due to the extremely poor service.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mother’s Day with my daughters
  22. B

    Billy

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went in for our second time ever, this Mother’s Day. From the moment we arrived, the staff was beyond friendly, the food was on point, and we had a great time. I’m usually not very taken with Indian food but Masala Bites is just very good. Been twice now and both trips make it worthy of returning.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service
  24. J

    Jnene

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Good food-great atmosphere! Though the staff was very friendly, our waiter didn’t really have much knowledge about the menu items. The food came out hot and the spices were so good! The heat level was just right!! I would dine there again!
  25. S

    Strkftrsal

    Richmond

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful atmosphere service good and fellowship. Will return very soon!!!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Awesome food.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    If you are looking for great Indian food come here!!! It is fantastic! The waitress (Raven) was sweet and attentive to my 9 months with ordering something different for her. The food was wonderfully tasty and the price was very reasonable. Ordered the chicken kabob and samosa for appetizer. For an entree my husband ordered the goat at a level 2 spicy. He said level 2 was the perfect temperature bc he could still taste it without it being over powering (he loves spicy food too). I ordered the vegetarian croquettes which were wonderful, I didn't want to stop eating it. They brought out 1 bowl of rice that was definitely enough to split and free refill but not sure who's meal the rice came with or if always just comes out with the entrees. We will definitely be back!
  28. SB

    SamirahB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    We went there for my sister’s birthday. It was a family affair and it was very lovely the only reason I gave it a three star rating is because the food was not as authentic as I have had in the past but overall it was a nice experience.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely incredible. Every time. One of the best restaurants in Virginia Beach.
  30. BF

    BrandonF

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 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.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 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.
  32. GW

    GW757

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    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.
  33. BG

    BarbaraG

    Angus

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 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.
  34. SC

    ShanaC

    Richmond

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always so friendly and great service.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    11 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    11 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!
  36. SC

    ShanaC

    Richmond

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 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!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never had a bad meal at Masala Bites. We love all of their food.
  38. F

    Frank

    Richmond

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 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.
  39. S

    Stevek

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    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.
  40. CM

    CMFJ

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    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.

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 177 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for Masala Bites

2133 Upton Dr. Suite 128, Virginia Beach, VA 23454

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Upton Dr.

  • Neighborhood

    Virginia Beach

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30am -2:30pm Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 5:00pm - 10pm Saturday and Sunday 5:00pm - 10:30pm Weekend Brunch: 12:00pm - 3:00pm

  • Cuisines

    Indian

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (757) 563-2828

  • Private party facilities

    Private Dining Area for up to 12-14 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Bobby: (757) 563-2828

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