Masala serves authentic vegetarian Indian food. Each item on the menu is identified as vegetarian-style, vegan, or gluten-free. Some dishes can be prepared in a variety of ways and for those dishes with sauces, the waiter asks if you want it mild, spicy or real spicy. My days of eating spicy food are long gone but I can attest that the mild sauces are absolutely harmless and still very tasty. After eating meals as Masala I’ve never left with that empty feeling that some vegan dishes do. The bread (Naan) was great as well. Masala does a great job of balancing a good and hearty meal with a “not too spicy” fare. All of the various entrees we all ordered were fabulous.
The service was attentive and the waiter was interested in making sure that we understood the different options. The inside decor is definitely is fairly simple and the seating is spacious. The menu itself is fairly large with a lot of different options.
I highly recommend Masala if you are looking for something different in Iowa City.
NOW SERVING LUNCH BUFFET:
Monday – Thursday 11:00 am to 2:30 pm
Friday – Sunday 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Sunday – Wednesday 5:00 -9:30 pm
Thursday – Saturday 5:00 – 10:00 pm
9 South Dubuque Street
Iowa City, IA 52240