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Masala Indian Cusine

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79 Palmer Street, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
+61 47213388
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Today
17:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
Fri 12:00 - 14:00
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46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

This is a fantastic restaurant in a great location (opposite the river). The food is authentic and yummy. Try the Butter Chicken. If you like it "hot", they can do that for you.

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2 Thank Hsv1959
Townsville, Australia
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157 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

we had a lovely late, for us ;-), dinner, after a school concert the food was delicious and filling the table service is a bit interesting and could possibly do with some improving

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2 Thank JaymieOK
Brisbane, Australia
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368 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

Being British I am fussy about curry The onion bahji was a bit dry but the curry I had was great my friend had a Madras and I Butter Chicken. Both of us enjoyed the meal a great deal. I will defiantly visit when I'm in town again.

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2 Thank sharon3001
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

I really enjoyed the prawn madras curry with roti rather than with rice; i would have liked to have been able to order side dishes of some of the vegetable main choices, however this was not an option, which is a shame as it would have provided variety with the main course without the need to over - or under... More 

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2 Thank Trampl
Ipswich, Australia
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196 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

We ate here during a weekend away. The food itself was flavourful and enjoyable. Was a tad hot when initially served (heat wise not spice wise) but give it 2 minutes and it becomes a nice temperature to eat. I asked for medium spice and my wife asked for mild...which we got. 2 mains, Roti, Naan, Rice, a shared vege... More 

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3 Thank scorps_sting
Sydney, Australia
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39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

Great Indian food, I ate here twice as the staff were very friendly and the view across the road to the Marina was lovely, from the verandah.

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2 Thank Mare170
Cannonvale, Australia
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

Chicken tikka in cashew and almond sauce, lamb madras, rice, naan and a beer $55 which was great value for the quality of the food. No frills outside area got all the breezes and nice water views. Really enjoyed the meal, wish this restaurant was down the road from my place!

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2 Thank Graham S
Brisbane, Australia
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368 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

Great food, good service and cold beer. I would definitely go back again if we are in the area. The good was nice my only negative comment is that the dishes are all over $20.00 so being inclusive of rice would be good. Onion bahji was really tasty. No rahjita though? No popadoms either

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2 Thank sharon3001
Australia
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

Butter chicken and palak paneer... hmmmm yum. They are the best Indian in Townsville easily. Always satisfied with the service, taste and the price. Regular takeaways from them!

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2 Thank dfaoin
San Francisco, California
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

Had a night in at the hostel next door (Adventures), and this was perfect!! So so yummy and freshly made. I highly recommend!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian
Meals
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
Kids, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 79 Palmer Street, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Townsville
  • Phone Number: +61 47213388
Description
This is the best Indian food in North Qld! We travel 3 hrs each way just to eat there.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?