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Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 1.05mi
  2. Distance: 2.83mi
  3. Distance: 3.19mi
  4. Distance: 3.38mi

About Masala Bites

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.

2133 Upton Dr. Suite 128
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
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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

Cross Street:
Upton Dr.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(757) 563-2828

Website:
http://www.themasalabites.com/

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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Details
Mon - Tue 5:00PM - 7:00PM

Masala Bites Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

89% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (3)
Cozy (2)
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Fun (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Spicy (2)
Authentic (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Business Meals (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 18, 2017

I enjoyed my dinner here. The curry chicken and Riesling wine was amazing!

Tags: Spicy, Cozy, Scenic View, Business Meals, Fun, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 20, 2017

I have not been to an Indian food restaurant in over 20 years. At the request of a friend I made a reservation for dinner. I was so glad that I did. The food and the atmosphere was incredible. We tried several appetizers and split a main course. There was more than enough food to satisfy a hardy appetite. I have truly discovered a new love for Indian cuisine. I will definitely not be 20 years before I eat there again. The staff were very friendly and ensured all our our needs were met. The price was definitely reasonable for the amount of food we ate. I would absolutely recommend this place to anyone looking for a great evening and awesome food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Cozy
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Once again, another wonderful meal at MB. Our waiter was delightful and the food was as good as ever. This place never disappoints us. Quality and delicious. Can't wait to go back.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Very disappointed!! We had dined there two previous times, which were quite impressive experiences. However, this time was as if there was a new owner. It was completely tasteless tandoori! Had to tear off the bone. In addition, we were the only ones there at the start and all of the staff was talking behind bar rather than taking our drink order. As Chesapeake residents, we have decided never to make the trip back to Masala Bites!!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 9, 2017

The food was delicious and full of flavor. We enjoyed all of it including dessert!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 26, 2017

This is one of our favorite places to eat. Wonderful, authentic cuisine made to your level of "heat" and unbeatable service. It is a little pricey but well worth it!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Spicy, Good for Groups
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

Love this Indian food. It has a number of my favorites and the staff always offers good suggestions.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 10, 2017

Food was outstanding and it has a very nice ambience about it. Don't let a strip mall fool you. We'll definitely go back again. Was able to deal with us meat eaters as well as the vegans with us.

Tags: Vegan, Notable Wine List, Spicy, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Richmond)·Dined on June 5, 2017

Masala Bites continue to be the stand-out Indian restaurant in VA Beach and there really isn't anyone even close. If you're tired of generic Indian buffets and love authentic, amazing Indian food, make Masala your next meal!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Authentic, Spicy, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 4, 2017

Amazing authentic Indian Cuisine - they have an extensive menu, and everything is delicious

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Late-night Find, Spicy, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Vegan, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Omg delicious!!! Went with friends fromEngland.... said it was the only Indian food they have had that was close to home!!! Outstandingly good! The coconut cherry naan was so good!

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Best Indian food in Tidewater, hands down. Very nicely decorated, excellent service and a good wine list.

Tags: Healthy, Kid-friendly, Spicy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Great Indian food in beautiful decor with wonderful service. Every dish we got was terrific.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Nashville)·Dined on March 17, 2017

As usual, great food!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on March 11, 2017

This is a place we frequent and the food is ALWAYS outstanding and the service wonderful. Don't let the outside fool you, this is a quality choice. Entrees are a little pricey but worth it for the portion sizes. Also, if you are afraid of Indian cuisine due to its heat, don't be. They let you choose the level of spiciness that best suits your palate. Try it soon...you won't be disappointed.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Great food, great service. A lot of food for the $$$

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Amazing food. Wait staff was prompt and polite. Would highly recommend.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 5, 2017

Nothing new from the last entry. This food is excellent. The wait staff is courteous and professional, and last but not least, friendly.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 25, 2017

Wonderful decor
Accommodating staff
Good food at reasonable prices

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 22, 2017

Always consistent authentic delicious Indian food! The best in the area.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Spicy, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Excellent Indian food, best in the Tidewater area. Nice ambience, tasty fare.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Service is top notch! They always go above and beyond to accommodate.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Great local restaurant - perfect low key getaway for NYE. Food, service consistently excellent.

Tags: Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Casual, Spicy
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 10, 2016

Always, always great! Our waiter is funny and helpful and professional.. The very best Indian food in the area!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Spicy
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 21, 2016

Great experience. Great Indian cuisine experience.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 8, 2016

Outstanding as usual. Stellar food and staff. Consistently great, this is favorite of my families. Best Indian food around.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 7, 2016

Outstanding as usual. The best Indian in the area. Quality food every time. My favorite place to eat!

Tags: Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Authentic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 22, 2016

We went for our anniversary to our FAVORITE spot. As always, food was excellent, Korma just spicy enough, naan warm and crispy/chewy, service fantastic. They even gave us a free dessert with 'Happy Anniversary' on it. Of course, we will be back!

Tags: Authentic, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 9, 2016

As always, a very solid meal! We will return.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 17, 2016

Really authentic Indian food with plenty of veggie options. The service was excellent too. Go ahead, try them out... you won't be disappointed.

Tags: Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 17, 2016

Being lovers of Indian food, we went out of our way to visit this restaurant. Our experience was that it did not live up to the raves. First the good - the poppadums were homemade and the carrot chutney also homemade, both excellent. One of the poppadums was burned, though, and should never have been brought to the table. The lamb was very nice; the korma, which is a delicately flavored dish, was awful. It was so over spiced with pepper all the delicate korma flavors were lost. When we ordered dessert, kulfi, which was excellent, the waiter whisked away our dirty plates but left us sitting at a table with spilled raita, rice, bits of poppadum, etc. We tried to signal him multiple times to ask him to wipe it, but he seemed oblivious. Finally my husband, disgusted, wiped it off himself. We waited and waited for our kulfi, which after all is ice cream and just needs to be put on a plate and served. We asked the waiter to check on it, and he said in an annoyed voice, "It's coming, it's coming." Since we left angry and will never return, I'm wondering if it even deserves the "poor" rating I gave it.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 15, 2016

We dined at Masala Bites two years ago, on our last trip to Sandbridge. We had a terrific meal with very good service and were very pleased the restaurant has gained in popularity since that time. We dine at many Indian restaurants in Pennsylvania and Delaware, and this one is by far the best! Too bad it's not close to our home. Looking forward to our next trip to VA and another meal at this restaurant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Charleston)·Dined on August 5, 2016

The food was okay .. We asked for medium and it was lacking in spices ..

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 (Richmond)·Dined on July 13, 2016

The best Indian food in Virginia. We try new things every time we eat here and the wait staff is very helpful with suggesting dishes. We have never been disappointed in anything ever. The best!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Richmond)·Dined on June 25, 2016

Had the lamb vindaloo - tenderest lamb I have ever had. Lots of it, too. Everyone else was pleased with their meals as well. We will definitely be back!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on June 20, 2016

Lovely decor, exquisite ambiance, and excellent service! Looking forward to our next visit!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 2, 2016

Ate here on a Thursday night with another couple and enjoyed the experience. I am not a huge fan of Indian cuisine but this place may change that. It was all good from the cauliflower appetizer to the Taj Mahal beer to the chicken Tandoori. All delicious. Others at the table had eggplant with tofu and a wonderful spinach dish. We were united in our praise for this gem.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 14, 2016

Love Masala Bites. Friends introduced us to this wonderful restaurant a couple of months ago. Wonderful food and attentive service. Highly recommend!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 3, 2016

Always great service and the food is always very good

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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 3, 2016

The Onion bajis were delicious, LOVED the Kashmiri naan so much that we ordered one to go, lol. The Lamb korma was delicious and well done. My daughter loved her Chicken Tikka masala! We will be coming back for her birthday in June if not sooner :)

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