Marvelous Indian food and outstanding service define the dining experience at Masala Indian Cuisine in Jacksonville. A delicious, generous offering of dishes including specialties from South India make this restaurant located in Mandarin the best of the best. Whether the occasion is a business lunch, dinner for two, or a wedding, Masala makes it elegant and pleasing with its carefully selected menu and friendly, knowledgeable staff.
Choice Indian cuisine on Florida's First Coast
The lunch buffet is served from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on weekdays for only $7.99 weekends. The weekend buffet is $9.99 during the same time. Carefully chosen dishes include Tandoori chicken, creamy chicken tikka masala, and tender goat curry that melts off the bone. A healthy array of vegetables dishes seasoned with spices offered are palak paneer, spinach with cheese, bhendi dopiaza, an okra dish, chana masala, garbanzo beans, and dal, or lentils. Naan bread and Basmati rice cooked perfectly can accompany the lunchtime meal. Salad veggies and tropical fruit are also offered, and cool, sweet mango mousse is a special dessert treat. Classical Indian music and vibrant Bollywood music videos play as the lunch crowd enjoys authentic Indian fare.
Ambiance and class, Indian style
At night, Masala features South Indian thali specialties, vegetarian, chicken, and lamb. Served traditionally, each comes with bread--either naan or roti--and rice. Of all the chicken special entrees, the butter chicken is absolutely mouthwatering. Korma, a coconut cream sauce, can be served with veggies or with chicken. The Biryani specialties include Basmati rice with vegetables, shrimp, chicken, lamb, or the Kashmiri style.
Linen tablecloths drape the tables, some of which are tucked beneath arches. A small bar is near the front of the restaurant. Cleanliness really matters to the staff at Masala which is a relief to those who tend to be skeptical about eating out. The restroom area is immaculate, well-lit and tastefully decorated. The great, welcome surprise is the attentive, genuinely courteous waitstaff.
Masala Indian Cuisine has catered home parties, weddings, and corporate events for over 10 years. It is a great space for lunch, dinner, and special occasions. Masala provides superb Indian cuisine, a true mix of tastes from India, and is a marvelous must for food lovers.
Masala Indian Cuisine
9825 San Jose Boulevard, #6
Jacksonville, FL 32257