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Masala Art (Kangding Lu)
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    • ADDRESS:
      1018 Kangding Lu,
      near Taizhou Lu
      康定路1018号, 近泰州路
    • PHONE:
      6258 8907
    • AREA:
      Jing'an
    • METRO:
      15 mins walk from Changping Rd
    • HOURS:
      Daily,
      Lunch, 11:30am-2pm,
      Dinner, 5:30-10:30pm
    • CARDS:
      Local cards accepted
    • PRICE:
    • WEB:
      -
    • SmartShanghai.com Editor's Description
      An Indian restaurant serving not only well-known masala dishes, but also other favorites such as Tandoori Chicken, a must-try for lovers of Indian cuisine and a good place to dine with a group of friends.
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  • Value for Money
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    The Food
    A Date
    The Service
    Business Dinner
    The Decor
    With Friends
    DCSH
    Joined Feb 15, 2015
    Is American
    Posted 9 Reviews
    Masala Art was a treat, with great value considering the food and attentive service.

    First, the food was good. Spices used in the food we on spot. We had minced lamb, a potato dish, and fish curry—all of which I would not hesitate to order again. The fish curry was special—a perfect mildly spicy flavor with boneless cod (I believe). Portions were fair, and a great value. Drinks were also quite reasonable, with generous sized glasses of wine starting at 45 RMB. Full bar available as well.

    Aesthetics were nice. Passed by this location many times, but tried it out for the first time this weekend. The restaurant is beautiful inside. Very spacious with high ceilings and Indian-style décor (I assume) that makes one feel they are somewhere foreign (bright blue seats, hardwood tables, golden chandeliers, Indian paintings, etc…) They also have a private room upstairs that would be a good spot for a get together with friends like a birthday. The room also has a piano for private entertainment—perfect if you are a Bollywood superstar looking to entertain fans during your China tour.

    Felt comfortable, with choices of booths or tables. Not too hot, not too cold. Generous leg room. We didn’t feel crowded at all.

    “Service was fantastic,” was our main takeaway when walking out the door, bellies full and satisfied.

    We’ll be back again soon! Haven't tried this yet, but also hear their takeout is great as well--something to try.

    Best Indian Food in Shanghai
    For Masala Art (Kangding Lu) on January 22, 2015
    Value for Money
    Suitable for ...
    The Food
    A Date
    The Service
    Business Dinner
    The Decor
    With Friends
    jemmc
    Joined Nov 5, 2014
    Is American
    Posted 4 Reviews
    Masala Art is actually one of my favorite restaurants in Shanghai. Every dish is delicious and the service is great. The first time we went there for dinner they had an event going on in their main dining room that was very noisy and slowed up their service a bit but the staff was very apologetic about it and even gave us free tea. Seriously love this place, we ate there Christmas Eve and for my boyfriend's birthday. They have a really good brunch buffet for around 100rmb per person on the weekends as well. Also, they have this little sauce tray they bring out with your food and I would pretty much drink the tamarind one on it's own. To. die. for.
    Peshwari Naan Heaven
    For Masala Art (Kangding Lu) on September 18, 2013
    Value for Money
    Suitable for ...
    The Food
    A Date
    The Service
    Business Dinner
    The Decor
    With Friends
    EmmaJH
    Joined Mar 21, 2013
    Is American
    Posted 4 Reviews
    Hard to complain about this place. It is big and spacious, well decorated, and the staff are incredibly attentive and knowledgeable in making good recommendations. This place has become a fast favourite for my friends and me. Good food in general, but it's the Peshwari Naan and Rogan Josh that keeps us coming back again and again.
    Very nice Indian restaurant
    For Masala Art (Kangding Lu) on August 13, 2013
    Value for Money
    Suitable for ...
    The Food
    A Date
    The Service
    Business Dinner
    The Decor
    With Friends
    Titibo
    Joined Feb 3, 2010
    Is French
    Posted 4 Reviews
    We really had a nice diner, enjoying the good food (samosa and some curry chicken dishes) and excellent service. The waiter gave us some tips/advices about some dishes and was quickly available (there was not so many people on Monday evening but still).
    Same as Dagu Lu branch but better
    For Masala Art (Kangding Lu) on July 19, 2013
    Value for Money
    Suitable for ...
    The Food
    A Date
    The Service
    Business Dinner
    The Decor
    With Friends
    Hotcocoa
    Joined May 13, 2011
    Is Australian
    Posted 5 Reviews
    A frequent visitor to Kangding Lu's restaurants, and happened to spot Masala Art on the opposite side of the street. I've visited Masala Art on Dagu Lu and had a good experience, so went to try this one for lunch.

    The server was very courteous, and recommended the lunch set as a value for money. They have two lunch set menu available - 68rmb and 88rmb, there was plenty of food listed down like tandoori chicken, however was in a group so decided to order from the main menu. Small appetiser (chips and 3 dips) was given during the wait for our main dishes.

    Choose the butter chicken, lamb masala and vegetarian curry. All three were amazing. I have to admit that before, I was not a fan of Indian cuisine, but this is wow. The chicken was tender, and the sauces was amazing. The lamb had a few pieces of tendon which were still chewy and inedible, but the rest of the flavourful meat made up for it. The vegetarian curry had a plentiful amount of button mushroom and peas. All went very well with the garlic naan and mushroom/onion naan. Was given a bowl of diced raw vegetables and lemon to add a crunchy texture with the curries. The bowls may look small, but they are overwhelmingly fulfilling. Even had leftovers to take away.

    The service was pretty good and professional, we didn't need raise our hand to ask for anything apart from to order and the bill. When the food came, each dish name was stated clearly, and overall very friendly atmosphere. Also ordered a mango lassi, but was not creamy enough. However will definitely go back again to try all the other dishes for sure!

    The decor was a bit clustered: huge paintings and bracelets line a wall, a huge bar, an indoor pot plant that looks fake, peacock feathers and fake flowers stuffed in a vase. The couch seats were very comfortable, and the interior is more easier to navigate than the Dagu Lu branch. Because it's a new opening, I don't think many people know about this place so it's relatively quiet. Average of 100rmb/pp in a group inc. soft drink if order from menu.
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