India Masala Bar & Grill

We have our share of Indian restaurants in Las Vegas, some better than others. India Masala Bar & Grill is one of the best. An offshoot of the popular India Masala in the food court at the Riviera on the Strip, this brand new India Masala, located on an unassuming corner on E. Flamingo, recently opened to cater to local Las Vegans. Visitors also would do well to take the less than ten-minute cab trip from the strip to sample some of the finest Indian cuisine Vegas has to offer.

All the standards (curries, samosa, tandoori), plus a few nice surprises (goat curry, cherry naan) are on the menu. A few highlights of our meal include starters of fried homemade cheese (bhaji paneer) in a tasty chickpea flour batter that can sometimes be a bit on the heavy side. Not the case here, these bhaji were light, golden & grease free. Main courses of garlic chicken and shrimp tikka masala were delightfully rich and fragrant. The naan served along side was superior to most we’ve had in town. We noticed that a lunch buffet is served until 3:00PM, it’s a safe bet it’s also a winner.

The fabulous food we were served was matched by the attractive upscale/casual décor. With as much thought as was obviously given to the preparation of our meals, service was equally on point. Our server was genuinely warm and attentive, something we have found lacking in other Vegas Indian restaurants. The only complaint we have about India Masala is that it’s not on our side of town. Nevertheless, the drive across town is well worth it, this restaurant is now in our top ten and will be in our regular dining rotation. As is often the case with many new restaurants in town, they are on hold with their liquor license, but anticipate it to come through any day. Non-meat eaters will be pleased with the nice selection of vegetarian options on the menu.

Reservations weren’t needed the evening we dined at India Masala, but may be needed once the word is out on the street.

India Masala Bar & Grill
1040 E. Flamingo
Las Vegas, NV 89119
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