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Masala Indian Cusine

79 Palmer Street, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
+61 47213388
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible4%
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“masala” (31 reviews)
“butter chicken” (16 reviews)
“great indian” (3 reviews)
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Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
79 Palmer Street, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was really looking forward to trying this food - but it wasn’t great. I like a good Butter Chicken, so that’s what I ordered, but it tasted like it was made with tinned tomato soup- & I hate tinned tomato soup! I couldn’t eat...More

Thank Libsterf
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Me and my husband's favorite food is Indian and we decided to try this restaurant while we were at Townsville. It was not satisfactory. The taste was just normal.

Thank Shadi T
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

We have been going to Masala for the past 7 years for birthdays and wedding anniversary’s. It was our special place where we alway knew we would really enjoy a good meal. We always order the banquet meal for two which is way to much...More

Thank Lyndsey A
Dean86towns, Manager at Masala Indian Cusine, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2017

Hi Lyndsey, Sorry to here that you have to wait 50minuts and also food weren't good Can you plz let us know which Masala restaurant you went? Masala palmer street/aitkenvale/Canon park?

Reviewed 23 November 2017

There are only a couple of vegan options at Masala, but staff will try to accommodate your request if you ask. Food is fresh and well made. staff are polite and courteous.

Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

We are curry addicts and know a good curry when we eat one. We chose Masala based on the generally positive TA reviews but sadly our meal disappointed. The onion bhajis were floury, the lamb madras (I asked for medium hot) was creamy/bland and the...More

Thank afcok
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Visited here on recommendation...staff were nice food, honestly nothing you can’t get out of a jar. The naan bread was really under cooked, we ordered 1 medium and 1 hot, zero spice, zero zing. No individuality or authenticity.. just to boring and bland

Thank Daniel B
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

I strongly urge anybody living/holidaying/working in the Townsville area to visit Masala. The service is fantastic and staff are very friendly and polite. The food is beautiful and cooked to perfection, well presented and reasonably priced. I will definitely be back when next in Townsville.

Thank Sammham
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Awesome food. We've been to other Masala's and this one was just as good. Heaps of locals getting take always, easy to see why.

1  Thank AdrianM90
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Arrived with no booking. We're seated by young lady who asked us if we would like water. She then left and was gone for 3/4 hour. When we asked her questions about children she couldn't answer our questions. She left and another 3/4 hour later...More

Thank dtelfer2014
Reviewed 1 July 2017

The entrée of samosas was tasty. The naan bread, well maybe a bit too crispy. Both of the courses were pleasant and mild to medium as requested. There was little atmosphere as most of the meals were takeaway and since there was plenty of custom...More

Thank brettMerimbula
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 79 Palmer Street, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Townsville
  • Phone Number: +61 47213388
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This is the best Indian food in North Qld! We travel 3 hrs each way just to eat there.
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