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I have never eaten such a delicious vegetarian food before. Over 100 vegetarian items. Wow. I tried their Thursday dinner buffet and it was great. Service was really good. Shaam (not sure right spelling) was took care of us. Highly highly recommended place.
Hidden Treasure.. Great Indian food, great service. This by far is one of the best Indian restaurant in my opinion. Great family restaurant. I pulled up list of items to order from the list provided by my friend when i went there and could not thank him enough that he recommended this place. we ordered Pondicherry Masala Dosa, Veg Utapam ( i think thats how it is spelled), Palak Paneer and Kids Idly dosa combo. Everything was delicious. I would recommend this place to anyone without any hesitation. Servers were awesome and checked with us multiple times. Great experience. I will definitely go there again.
Best Indian restaurant in Denver - Hands down !!. I loved the different flavor. My boy friend and i went on a Thursday evening and this place was packed. After having their Thursday evening buffet, now I know why this place is so popular. I love meat but once you eat here, you dont really miss meat in your meal. Restaurant is entirely vegetarian. Had no idea vegetarian food could be so good. Definitely going again and again. !!
Love It. Most Authentic South Indian Food. I have lived and worked in in India (Chennai and Banglore) for over 2 years. Masalaa provides most authentic south indian food. I love their Dosas. A must visit restaurant in the country. If you live here in Denver and have not visited Masalaa, you dont know what you are missing. If you are visiting Denver and you like Indian food, you HAVE TO try Masalaa.
Simly Awesome. All i could say after coming out of this restaurant was "simply awesome". Couldnt imagine how such a small joint tucked in a small strip mall in Aurora can provide such awesome food and excellent service. I am so glad i listened to my friend's recommendation to try this restaurant. I loved this place. service was definitely worth mentioning. Folks were going extra mile to ensure customers were taken care of. In Summary, Masalaa is simply AWESOME !!
Masalaa Closed. Hi I went to masalaa today, it has a sign posted saying they are closed for maintenance. Does anybody know when they will re-open??
Beware of Double Tip!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.
I went to this restaurant few times and they hand over a bill with no details and unfilled tip column.Of course i entered about 10% for the tip and signed the bill
and was about to leave the place but i was a bit surprised of the bill amount. Finally i asked for a details bill and was surprised that they already charged me 15% hidden tip and i was paying 10% additional all this time.. Bottom line, Ask for a detailed bill before you sign the bill next time.. Greedy people!!
Great food, horrid service..
We visited Masalaa about a month ago with our kids. First off, the food was delicious, but not very filling. We felt that for the price, we should have been given more. The kids menus are a joke, they're about as much as a not very hungry 3 or 4 year old would eat. If your child is older than that, do yourself a favor and just order the adult portion which doesn't cost that much more. The kids really loved the food, my son though his mountain dosa was really cool, but there just wasn't enough for the children's portions. That being said, the food was still wonderful and fresh tasting, but we think we'll order some sides or appetizers next time.
The service was probably the worst I've ever had anywhere and I've eaten as some hole in the wall places. We went on a Friday night about 7:30, we figured we'd have to wait for a little bit, but ended up waiting about 45 minutes to be seated and watched about 3 other couples/families that had come in after us, be seated before us. While waiting I watched a man who had ordered take out have his order literally dropped in his lap and was ignored when he asked about a bag that he had set down somewhere and couldn't find. The waiters/hosts working there seemed very irritated and were borderline rude to us. We waited another 30 minutes to have our order taken, and our food took another 30 minutes. Needless to say by the time our food actually got there our kids were practically falling asleep. The menu itself isn't very descriptive so if you don't know what something is, it's like taking a shot in the dark. I suggest reading up on items before going there if you're not familiar with south Indian cuisine.
The only real saving grace of this restaurant is that the food is unique in Denver and tasty. We want to try the lunch buffet, without the kids, before we completely say no.
Used to be great, not so much anymore. In Denver we have a huge selection of North Indian cuisine, but for years we have not had much selection for good south Indian cuisine. North Indian usually consists of the spicy curries that we are all familiar with and those lovely Tandoori items like Nan and Chicken Ticca, but South Indian cuisine usually consists of dosas, which are large rolls of rice flour and are stuffed with a variety of vegetables and/ or meats. Despite the fact that my family is from North India, we love South Indian food and we were ecstatic when we heard about Masalaa in 2000. Initially, the restaurant had great food, decent service, and a wonderful atmosphere. In later years as Massala's popularity grew the restaurant expanded and even won the "Best Indian Restaurant in Denver" from 5280 magazine in 2004. However, the quality of the establishment has deteriorated rapidly in the last few years. A few weeks ago my friends and I headed there for dinner and the place was pretty busy when we got there. Nevertheless, we were seated promptly and given menus. A busboy walked past and put down a jug of water, I guess you now have to fill your own water. :-( Another 15 minutes passed before we got a glimpse of server and we ordered. It took the server, 15 more minutes to get me a coke and our paneer pakoras took over 35 minutes, yes 35 minutes! Our main dishes took over an hour! When we asked our server about the food, he responded angrily that they are coming and would be here soon. After getting the paneer pakoras he threw the basket in the middle and walked away and the same was done with our plates. The food was good and had nice spice. The paneer pakoras were soft and fresh and had a nice spicy orange sauce on the inside. My plain dosa tasted excellent and went well with the Narial (Coconut Chutney). For desert we ordered gulab jamun, but they were horrible. The food at Masalaa is good, but the horrendous service ruins it.
VERY GOOD INDIAN FOOD. Best samosas around and delicious mango lassi. Very nice staff and a warm and comfortable setting. Affordable.
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