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Masala Indian Restaurant

3_half star rating
29 reviews

Cuisine: Indian

237 King St
Pukekohe
Franklin, Auckland
09-239 0000
 

Hours:

  • Mon – Sun
  • 11:30am – 2:30pm / 5pm – Late
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29 Reviews for Masala Indian Restaurant

19th January 2014
5 star rating
Lunch Menu – $10 deal pp ! :)
It has been our pleasure in saying that “Masala Restaurant” is “Awesome” . The Food, Catering and the Staff are fantastic and we would visit you again in the future. Kids really enjoyed the food & moreover Mango Shake :)

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Deb R.

1

2nd January 2014
5 star rating
Well I booked & then I read the reviews… uh oh!!! I was worried. But I had already been once without any hiccups so I figured it can’t be that bad.
We had a blast.
The staff were fantastic, quick & attentive. Couldn’t have been more helpful. Always checking on us & making sure everything was to our satisfaction. Even asked if there were any problems to just let them know. The food was incredible. The wine (recommended by our waiter) was the best & went perfectly with our meals. Well selected!!! One of the best Indian meals I’d ever had. I would go back again in a heart beat.

Visited December 2013

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Joe T.

1

18th November 2013
2 star rating
Took half an hour to get a coke. Took an hour to get our main, the place wasn’t very full. Asked for mains to be served with entres, did not happen. Waitress was nice though

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Sarah

35

3rd August 2013
3 star rating
Very average indian food. I’ve been here two or three times and never felt blown away by the food or service.
It’s always clean and tidy inside, but the food is bland – where is the flavour? The staff are equally bland, they do the minimum service required, not unfriendly, just like they’re bored of you.

Visited May 2013

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Jo H.

4

15th July 2013
4 star rating
We always get treated well here – I can’t really understand the bad reviews, we’ve never had that type of experience and go nearly once a week. We usually order Indian Hot and it’s awesome. Try the tandori chicken salad – to die for!!!

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10th July 2013
1 star rating
You have just lost a customer that too a good 1…its no more d old masala which served some awesome curries. not only the food but also d service has not been very satisfactory of late. we loved masala but i guess its high time and we need to try new indian restaurants

Visited June 2013

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Phil

2

14th August 2012
5 star rating
Always awesome food, yes it’s never as hot/spicy as some as it caters for the NZ palate. Our daughters love the butter chicken and korma, we love everything else.

Never had to wait anywhere as long as some of these other reviews even on very busy nights.

Good food, service, atmosphere and above all, value for money.

Visited July 2012

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27th July 2012
4 star rating
We have been to this restaurant for lunch ,dinner and have had takeaways and it is always great. I love their food the butter chicken is so good. I also like the $10 menu they have on set days, we have had this quite often and you always get a great sized portion for the money you paid.

Visited June 2012

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Geri

2

15th May 2012
1 star rating
Very disappointed!
Everyone raves about this place and it was my first ever experience dining here, so had high expectations.

Went with a group, 3 meals were sent out wrong and not what people ordered, when they told waiter, he argued with them! so they ended up eating what they got – except for one pregnant friend who specifically asked not to have certain veges/ingredients in meal that she ordered and waiter argued and won! so this poor person swapped her meal with someone else :(

Won’t be going here again
My first and last time.

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Tony

4

10th May 2012
4 star rating
These guys are fantastic, excellent food, superb service. WE now eat here weekly, and would recommend you try them out!
I have requests with my hot food, I like a side dish of spices, which isn’t a problem with them.

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Luke

2

12th March 2012
1 star rating
well. medium? my 2 year old niece eats spicier food, and hotter, it was lukewarm and boring. worst curry restaurant in puke, hands down. Go to Curry Leaf. or better again, Punjab Palace in Papakura. 200 characters are too much for this review

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Izzy

1

6th February 2012
3 star rating
we have been to Masala around 3-4 times for lunch. However, on all occasions our meals have always come out cold/luke warm. Which made dining a little unpleasant. We have on one occasion ask that the food be re-heated. Our most recent visit was Friday 4th Feb 2012 for lunch. The restaurant was very quiet and although we received our meal within 20mins – it wasn’t hot. Please attempt to serve “hot food”!! thanks.

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Jarrod

3

29th January 2012
3 star rating
Good food, meals came quickly after ordering even though it was a Saturday night and busy.
Paper tableclothes are a bit naff though.

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27th April 2011
5 star rating
Families have to go on a Mon, Tue, Wed for the best tasting curries at an affordable price. Cost less than greasy burgers and chips. This ones a winner. Even my fussy 3 year old will polish of a bowl of Mild Butter chicken. We are hooked! Visit weekly.

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Renee

42

18th April 2011
4 star rating
I eat here regularly and although the service is good but sometimes very very slow you can’t really complain when you are paying $10 a main meal.

:)

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18th January 2011
2 star rating
the food, venue and staff are excellent, but SLOW, SLOW, SLOW, I went there with 4 people and it took 2 hours to do a starter and main.

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5th October 2010
5 star rating
My husband and I had a fantastic meal here for our anniversary. The staff couldn’t have been more helpful. We had the Masala Banquet and everything was cooked just how we had ordered it. Will definitely be going back.

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Cyn

24

22nd August 2010
5 star rating
Absolutely fantastic! Best tasting curries (and I’m not a keen fancier, but now ask to go back!) Excellent service and prices. Make this a weekly standby! Love it!

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14th June 2010
4 star rating
always go to masala when we want Indian food. the quality of the food far exceeds any other Indian restaurant I have been to and the prices are very reasonable. I have two children and the staff are very patient and their kids menu is food my child actually eats.. will definitely be going back again and again

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28th May 2010
5 star rating
Fantastic restaurant – beautiful food, great service. A real treat!!

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David

1

30th March 2010
1 star rating
A great looking venue but disappointed by the fact that our group paid $35 per person and were given a $30 banquet meal. An entertainment guide discount was not honoured. It is an Indian restaurant and I was not disappointed by shortly later suffering Delhi-belly.

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Ed

1

10th November 2009
5 star rating
The curry here are the best lunch dinner is great value i have many curries this would be up there in price and the taste is dam fine

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28th October 2009
5 star rating
Great local Indian restaurant. Our family have been a number of times since it opened in Pukekohe and it has become one of our favourite local eating houses. While it can be a little slow at times to get your main, when they are very busy, it’s not overlong and allows conversation & wine. Ordering an entree ‘tides’ you over anyway until the mains arrive. Have tried a different dish each time we’ve been and have not been dissapointed. Very clean & consistent.

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19th October 2009
4 star rating
I just cannot understand those negative ratings. We went with 2 small children – which is not easy at times and the staff was extremely friendly and attentive. Also a bonus: the plates were warm, we got clean knives and forks after the starter – and weren’t ask if we wanted to keep the dirty ones! The place was clean and the decor was above standard for an Indian restaurant – at least in the South Auckland area. And above all – the food was delicious (although I have to agree, the medium dish wasn’t very spicy). We will definitely make his our regular Indian!

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Luke

2

5th October 2009
2 star rating
The wait was a bit too long but that was not the biggest disappointment, as stated below the lighting was very dismal, but still failed to hide that the korma looked like my mates butter chicken with veges thrown in! also very mild dishes, ordered a medium rogan-josh and got a nice flavor but barely what I would consider mild. I guess I can say it was borderline worth the low $10 price

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24th September 2009
5 star rating
Good food, excellent value for money, please don’t listen to all the other moaning and groaning above – clearly they are not used to eating out. Who wants their food within minutes from arriving? Have a juice or wine first! Comparing to other restaurants, this is cheap and the food is good

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Keith

45

8th September 2009
1 star rating
Waited over 40 minutes before Mains turned up, no apologies from staff. Nobody checked if we were OK during the wait, had to even ask for water. Food was not worth the wait either, very low lighting, hard to see what you were eating. Better Indian restaurants locally !

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26th August 2009
2 star rating
This cafe has the opportunity to be quite special with an elevated and pretty setting (nothing unique). The food is average and at times below. What lets it down is the service as all the staff seem preoccupied and disinterested. Oh for a smile. Anything to make you feel like they want you there, so much competition in Pukekohe. Wake up!!!

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tina

5

9th September 2009
5 star rating
We love this restaurant, the food was extremely great. Usually get takeouts, but this time dined in. love the decor, friendly staff and also a pleasant atmosphere.

Thanks
Tina

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