And when I normally think of Indian food in Cape Town, places like Bukhara, Eastern Food Bazaar, Vintage India & Jewel of India come to mind. Personally I think Bukhara is overpriced, but the other three I quite enjoy from time to time. One place however that’s always eluded me for some reason is Masala Dosa in Long St…
The boyfriend then happened to have a meal there the other day with some friends and he was so impressed, he dragged me over there just 2 days later.
From a decor perspective, it was definitely my kinda place. Casual, cosy, fun & quirky and far from your traditional Indian spot. I especially loved the two massive puppets guarding the front door (others might find it creepy – but I didn’t), all the bright colours and the mock Bollywood movie posters showcasing items from the menu.
The menu has lots of tempting things to satisfy your Indian cravings (with a focus on south Indian cuisine), but Bjorn took charge of the ordering cause he wanted me to try the things he loved from his previous visit.
So we went for the sev puri (from the starters options) which is 4 portions of layered of Indian bread, curry filling, raita, coriander, salsa and crackles (an crispy Indian snack) - we got one chicken (R40) and one lamb (R42):
And then we shared the oriental salad which is mixed cabbage and carrots on a bed of salad greens in a sweet cashew, ginger & soy dressing, sprinkled with roasted sesame seeds, peanuts and crispy noodles (R52 – or you can also add chicken which will then make it R65):
I will admit, when he first ordered I was like, that’s not going to be enough food. I mean, I was bloody starving! And I don’t normally eat salad out of my own free will (I’m a meat girl). But he reassured me it was quite a lot, quite filling and that the salad would rock my world. So I went with it… And boy I’m glad I did. That salad did in fact rock my world and the sev puri was super tasty. I had a very happy food boep after this meal which is always a good sign in my book.
For it’s friendly service, fun atmosphere, well priced menu & really yummy food, I’m going to give Masala Dosa an overall Miss K Kiss-o-Meter rating of:
And a big high five to owner Amit Raz (who’s actually Israeli born btw, but honed his Indian skills by enrolling in a cooking school over in India) cause this has now become my new favourite Indian spot in town.
- Address: 167 Long St
- Tel: 021 424 6772
- Opening Hours: Mon – Sat 12:00 to 22:30
Then also check out their website for all the details, but I see they do cooking classes on Saturdays from 9:00 to 12:00 at R380 pp (min 8 ppl – max 16 ppl).
PS. For those wondering what Masala Dosa actually means… it’s a popular south Indian breakfast dish consisting of crispy rice & a lentil pancake served with potato curry, coconut sauce & a spicy vegetable and lentil broth.