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Oct 25, 2011 04:33 AM

Great new Nepali / Indian restaurant in Somerville: Masala

I've eaten twice now at Masala, the new Nepali and Indian restaurant on Broadway in Teele Square, Somerville. Yum, yum both times. First time was the lunch buffet, second time was a catered event. Everything I've tasted has been off the Indian side of the menu, and is fresh and very flavorful -- not everything isl loaded with creamy sauces. I haven't tried any of the Nepali food yet, but a Nepali friend tells me it's the best he's tried in the area, even better than Katmandu Spice in Arlington. My friend suggests a lamb dish (lamb sapok? or something like that) which he says is amazing, so I'm looking forward to that next time. I find Nepali food to be an intruiguing mix of Indian and Chinese, which makes sense considering where the country is. Masala had lovely service, also, and a gracious room.

Anyway, I'll definitely be back!

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  1. Thanks for the review. Will give it a whirl for sure.

    1 Reply
    1. re: StriperGuy

      Hey, Stripey; let me know what you think!

    2. Anyone know if this place is related to Masala Art in Needham?

      Masala Art
      990 Great Plain Avenue, Needham, MA 02492

      1. I don't think so, The nice back story is that one of the owners (they're Nepali) of Masala started out as a Dunkin' Donuts lady in Porter Square, opened the Subway restaurant in Union Square, and now has opened this really nice restaurant in Teele Square!

        1. This is one of our favorite new restaurants, along with nearby Istanbulu. We've been twice, once eating off the indian side, once off the nepali. Everything was great, especially:
          Mo-mo chicken (nepali dumplings), dal makhani (lentils) & rojesh lamb. Naan is super fresh and tasty.

          1. Place link for Masala in Somerville added to the CH database (including website)

            1127 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02144

            2 Replies
            1. re: Servorg

              Okay, I feel stupid: what is the CH database? (And thanks for adding Masala to it, I think.)

              1127 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02144