The MasalaWala

Row 1

179 Essex St (at E Houston St)
New York, NY 10002
(212) 358-9300
$ $
Tue–Sun: Noon–Midnight

Foursquare Tips

  • The owner and staff are extremely polite and friendly. He gave myself and another waiting customer samples of the Mango Lassi, which were delicious!
  • My absolute favorite Indian in NYC.Best part about this place is the owner: kind, warm, welcoming. Personal fav is the paneer saagwala
  • Manchurian chicken is the best Indo-Chinese dish I've had outside of Kolkata/India. Spicy and delicious
  • new instant neighborhood fave! the food is delicious, best indian i've ever had in manhattan. so glad to finally have a fantastic indian restaurant on the les.
  • Cauliflower app was amazing! My favorite ever.
  • The navratan (vegetarian) korma is not on the menu, but it can be ordered and it's good.
  • Best India food so far in Manhattan! Definitely ask the waiters for recommendations if you can't decide what to get. Chicken 65 is the one dish you can't miss!
  • Tasting table recommends: Indian Milk Chai with potato and pea samosa, Masala Chai with pan-fried kofta and Kashmir Pink Chai
  • Great service from the Masalawala himself. Great chaat selection!
  • Best Indian downtown. Better than anything on E 6th
  • Excellent food with a nice balance of spices. Bonus: THE Masala Wala himself is sometimes there and love to interact with patrons.
  • A tribute to South Asian street food--with really good chai.
  • Lamb vindaloo is authentic and delightful. Trust me, I'm Indian.
  • The dev puri is amazing. Crunchy sour, sweet and spice all in one!
  • High quality indian food. Amazing service and very freindly
  • This place is amazing, ask for the Bengali dishes, esp the manchurian chicken!
  • Sev puri. Do it.
  • Excellent chicken-egg kati roll
  • The staff is very friendly, and the food is great! Be warned that if you want your curries they can come pretty hot, totally worth it!
  • The Chicken Tikka Roll was delicious! Owner is really nice too!