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Masala Art

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Upper Northwest
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4441 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20016-2141
+1 202-362-4441
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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17:00 - 22:00
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Though the place was good- the interior and furniture but what we expected, we didn't got. I have tried many Indian restaurants and their taste is something different and unique. But at this place, the buffet was not only expensive but not tasty too! I won't recommend it for a a buffet for sure to others.

Thank Anmol H
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

We have been patrons of Masala Art since it opened. It is our favorite place to take out-of-town guests, and we have celebrated many special occasions there. It's also a great place to go when you just want to have a really well-prepared meal with great service. Wonderful selection of appetizers, Tandoori, and vegetarian entrees.

Thank DCProfessionals
Potomac, Maryland
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Lovely setting but distracting with crying babies and toddlers on a Saturday night. Great service; Til aur Saunf wale Makai Kabab and sarson wali Gobhi for appetizers set the tempo followed by sharing of plates including fish, chicken and lamb rounded out the evening. More Naan please. Save us a seat, we'll be back with my AU soccer playing nephew... More 

Thank Pattie Y
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed this restaurant located in the heart of Tenleytown. It was very clean and cozy but. It crowded. Great selection of appetizers especially for vegetarians -- we especially liked the aloo tiki patties with a combination of sweet and savory and spicy. The food was really good, nicely spiced dishes, try the malai kofta (vegetarian). Our waiter Aniesh... More 

Thank Elaine O
Lima, Peru
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252 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Small restaurant with amazing service, constant attention to detail (glasses are always full thanks to the attentive watch of the waitresses). The buffet is limited but delivers - it would be nice to have more meat for us carnivorous. But for the price!!! (I think US$12 for the buffet?) this is a great value and highly recommended on 3 dimensions... More 

Thank Gazap0
Richmond, Virginia, United States
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64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

3 friends ate here on our way to a nats game. 2 of us had chicken dishes one with a garlic and spinach sauce the other a creamy tomato sauce. Both of those dishes were excellent. The other person had 2 appetizers one a lamb sisqubab and the other a fish. Lamb was excellent and I am not a lover... More 

Thank Randy J
Lexington, Virginia
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Quality of the ingredients on the Lunch Buffet is impressive. Everything is very fresh and well prepared. I am a particularly huge fan of the diced vegetables and chutneys they serve on the salad bar. They know exactly what they are doing at this place. Just wish I lived closer to it.

Thank flyersfan252
Baltimore, Maryland
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26 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

I've been a regular customer and today my chicken pita had a staple in it. The bar tender who served me the food and the on site manager provided poor customer. They took my plate and ignored me. I had to ask several times for the owner's name. This restaurant has really gone south in recent months. The supervisor did... More 

2 Thank wadhamsu
Port of Spain, Trinidad
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

One of my dinner companions who is Punjabi called it "Indian Wedding Good". It's hard to beat that. Service good. relaxed atmosphere. Breads are very good. good vegetarian selection.

Thank John H
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

I generally don't prefer Indian food outside home. Someone suggested this restaurant in Washington. One of the most authentic Indian food I have ever had. The biryanis, Shrimp peri periperi, aloo sphere chaat, Sweet corn patties, baingan mirch ka salan were extraordinary. Such food is missed in India as well. Elaichi ice cream was unheard of. Fabulous!!! So was the... More 

1 Thank Rajesh K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Indian, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4441 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20016-2141
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Upper Northwest
  • Neighbourhood: Upper Northwest
  • Phone Number: +1 202-362-4441

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