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990 Great Plain Ave, Needham, MA 02492-2508 (Highland Avenue)
+1 781-336-4595
11:30 - 22:00
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great for either dining in or takeout, and the food and ingredients are definitely a cut above most Indian restaurants. Two criticisms: They diversified their menu to other Asian cooking unnecessarily, and it's a little pricey. Our favorite dish is the Palaak Paneer, cheese and spinach.

Thank sethb309
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This guy has a bad temper issues. He is not suitable for hospitality business. I have never given reviews about any restaurants consistently about one person. Before interacting this guy , I was not even on TripAdvisor or any other review website. Vijay has attitude of owner but I asked around He is NOT the owner but still wants to... More 

Thank realdealreviwer
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Masala Art is one of the places if you wanna eat Indian food around Needham area. We were greeted with a courteous staff who informed me that we should order the food quickly as restaurant was about to close in 20 mins. We got our orders quick enough. The food was okay as I compare with the authentic indian food.... More 

Thank a2z_pune
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Terrible service and rude staff. Waited over 30 minutes for my order. Once I arrived home with our food the management called to say they had given me the wrong order and asked me if I could return it, which I did. Upon my arrival back home with the "correct" order, I was disappointed to find out they gave us... More 

Thank Nathaniel T
Brookline, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

This is a terrific Indian restaurant. The lunch buffet is plentiful, tasty, and nice variety from one item to the next. Good value, too. Dinners are a bit pricey; We visit this restaurant annually- it never disappoints. It is always busy but never seems to have a wait. Enjoy.

Thank KarenSF444
Portland, Oregon
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80 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Love the appetiser selection plate and chicken masala. Their Peshwari Nan is excellent. The service was very prompt and helpful when I had questions about items on the menu.

Thank Glamerousgran
Newton, Massachusetts
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165 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

I have not yet made up my mind about Masala Art. We've been to twice for dinner, both times on Sunday afternoon/evening. The first time, I had a tasty eggplant dish but the appetizers were just OK. The service was a bit slow, even though we were the first ones in the restaurant. The second time, I really enjoyed the... More 

Thank GreentreeMA
Norwood, Massachusetts
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129 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Masala Art Needham is an upscale Indian restaurant in Needham Center- I've eaten here twice and enjoyed both times - I'm not a huge Indian fan but would go back because the food and service was good meals were served at correct temperature, and the bar was stocked well. Would recommend.

Thank Davedog14
Needham, Massachusetts
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59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

We have been coming here for many years. Their food is fabulous. Portions are hearty; we often split a meal

Thank Nancy B
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

The food was excellent. We had spicy lamb and chicken dish. The vegetarian starter really good. But the tea I ordered at the end was truly awful. An unfortunate end to to a great meal

Thank EJT1966

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$31
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 990 Great Plain Ave, Needham, MA 02492-2508
    (Highland Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Needham
  • Phone Number: +1 781-336-4595

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