Shahi Masala on the Quays

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£25 and under
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Indian

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The Shahi Masala is situated at the entrance to Salford Quays, 2 mins walking distance to all tram-stops. With a beautiful back drop of the quays, Shahi Masala takes you away from the hustle and bustle of the city, to a tranquil & intimate dining experience.
We provide a friendly atmosphere together with excellent service and a mouth-watering menu containing many traditional and contemporary dishes.
The authentic Indian cuisine is created using traditional recipes and cooking techniques.
Signature dishes on the Shahi Masala menu include the tasty mixed grill, king prawn tandoori masala or fish masala with tamarind yoghurt sauce. Our Chefs boast a wealth of experience with a combined experience of 25 years!
Whatever your reason is for visiting the Quays, Shahi Masala is the place for you to come and dine with us in our fully licensed restaurant.

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What 80 People Are Saying
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4.0based on recent ratings
4.1
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3.8
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3.5
Ambience
3.8
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69% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KurtS
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Worst customer service I have ever exsperianced . The dining wasn’t even busy yet our food took 1.40 minutes to come after trying to ask how long numerous times but getting ignored. Wasn’t any concelation like a drink why we wait or popadoms as we was all very hungry ,

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CathyG
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience1

We pre booked but clearly we didn't have priority over the others around us who arrived at the same time and hadn't booked.
Every every every time we wanted attention we had to go out of our way to get the staff to take our order, remind them of our drinks, they were rushing to the point of abrupt when they brought food, and we had to ask 3 times for the bill. Frankly the staff were too busy to cope with the number of diners they admitted. The butter chicken was poor.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Xmas works do. Was brilliant

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DouglasM
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely fantastic curry, very quick & friendly service & only 10mins walk to old Trafford... what more could you want!

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Blakey
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very good food served by attentive and friendly staff
Comprehensive and varied menu
Will go again and highly recommended

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OpenTable Diner
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Super meal with fantastic service

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stevenw
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience1

We had an early reservation so we were the only ones in the restaurant.
Service was good as we were the only ones there,the starter came which we thought was brilliant.
After the starter we were expecting a main as good as the starter....how wrong we were!
We had a tikka masala and a Korean which they both tasted exactly the same....revolting! It is the worst curry we have ever had tasting tangy,a little bit like raisins,bordering on being off!
Never again!
I have given 2 stars because the combo starter was lovely.

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PeterL
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We were a little worried on arrival that a table wasn’t available for us despite having booked it days previously. This was soon resolved after waiting for a couple of minutes before being taken to our table, where we had great service, quality and value.

We would return if we ever stay close by again.

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Gazc
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent and staff were brilliant will definitely be returning

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Nevik
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Sorry guys you did your best to correct some issues and our waiter was very pleasant, but I don’t think you seemed to know what a dhansak was as a plate of korma was proffered. Bit suspicious when told that the dhansak already had pineapple in it!?They did change it for something else which was passable but there was not a lot of meat in my Jalfrezi or my wife’s dish.
Had much better many times in many different places.
Won’t rush back sorry to say.

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James
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience3

Ok if you just want a functional meal. Food not bad. Service not great.

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Lovegdfood
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Lovely place for a curry. Very fast service. Lovely staff yummy food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience3

We thought the service was terrible the waiter/manager was so ignorant, wasn't made to feel welcome at all was more interested in a match that was ended and getting the custom from them rather than a booked table from a local, food was nice/okay but even when being given that the waiter didn't even ask who's was who's curry and just slammed them down on the table, chips portion size was very poor for the price, we sat waiting to be asked do we want the bill after we'd finished and dishes had been taken away so ended up getting up ourselves and going to the bar to pay then was stood there for 10-15mins whilst the Manager had he's back to us to busy looking what other tables had on there bills then finally turned round and still said 2 mins.. VERY VERY POOR AND RUDE SERVICE AND WOULDN'T RETURN EVEN IF IT WAS FOR FREE!!!

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Rebecca123
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Food was absolutely amazing, my first time there and will definitely be coming back. The service was a little slow considering it was quiet but excellent value for money and will deffo recommend!

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Hungry
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Requested to sit in a booth , told us they are only for parties with 6+ with attitude , the place was dead and they had 5 booths empty.
They rush you to take your order and the place doesnt have an atmosphere, im suprised they are still open.
We ended up walking out.
Would not come here again.

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LindsayN
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice food was amazing staff was brilliant highly recommend

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Nighty
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Wonderful curry! Great location and the ambiance is lovely.

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MARKR
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was lovely and proce was brilliant for the portions you get

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GMasterGeneral
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall3Food2Service1Ambience4

Over 90 minutes from arriving to receiving our main courses. During that time we had to flag someone down to order a second round of drinks. It didn’t seem particularly busy.

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AdamW
Wales
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was faultless and service was good just a little slow and considering not very busy was only concern

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
7 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

The car park is a nightmare if you’re not into mobile phone Apps or technology; you can’t just ‘pay & display’. You have to pay for your parking upfront via a mobile App or online.

The ambience and service was good. The accompaniments were spot on but unfortunately my chicken dish was disappointing; the chicken seemed ‘old’ as if it had been sat for a while and dried out then put into a sauce. Edible but not appetising - we don’t tend to complain in restaurants so just left half of it. My first choice of lamb was off the menu.

Not sure we’ll bother again.

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CleonyB
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience4

We arrived on time for our booking of 20:45. We were not seated on time because other people who were there before us were being seated. We eventually ordered our starter at 9. We had our main at 10 and that took ages. Me and my Dad were close to leaving

Shahi Masala on the Quays
Responded on 19 April 2019

Dear CleonyB, Thank you for your perspective. You booked your table just 20 minutes before 8.45pm and you were seated within 5 minutes, though it was a very short notice PARTICULARLY on a match day. Please bear in mind,First it was a MATCH DAY and 2nd we make food to order, it is always fresh and that's What makes us unique,On top manager personally looked after you and your father by giving some discount, still your feedback IS IMPORTANT to us and we will do our best to get our services better.

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Janie
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Eight of us has an excellent meal in pleasant surroundings

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JanetW
Manchester
8 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing, the staff welcoming and friendly, and the experience was fabulous

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AndrewJ
Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Excellent food was very busy,we had chicken chat for starter and butter chicken for the main with rice garlic nan

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FifeDownton
Manchester
9 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

Starters good and Nan (plain) was a generous size.
My karahi was a bit too spicy for my taste, and I suffered for it later.

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MaxA
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

Visited on a Saturday evening with a party of 4.
Food was excellent and the service was good.
The restaurant was very nearly empty, with only a few table taken. Our hotel was in Media City, which was also like a ghost town - I imagine weekends are always pretty quiet.
It did provide very good value for money though and we all enjoyed our meal.

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SueA
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food every time. Friendly staff. Excellent service.

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LacyP
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

We went here last minute as travelled from Leicester for a concert and were staying in a hotel over the road. I have a food poisening phobia so usually take ages reading reviews before going anywhere to eat. This place is spotless, the food was hot and delicious and the service was fabulous!thank you

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i8toys
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Staying at the Holiday Inn Express this was a perfect location for a meal. Attentive staff and gorgeous food. Different things to try on the menu that I've never had before. Very reasonable price. Would go again if in the area.

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StevenB
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

I was here just after it opened for the evening so it was very quiet. the service and food were both great. I had the Jalfrezi and a chilli naan, with Bombay aloo. All of it was freshly cooked and spicy. which i prefer.
other diners did arrive as i was finishing, so I guess it's more popular than i first thought.
i have tried a few Indian restaurants around Media City where i stay, and this is by far the best.

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KellieE
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time going and would definitely return. Food was lovely and tasty. Had a kids menu aswell which was good for my fussy eater kids. The staff were lovely aslo. We went about 5pm so it was nice and quiet and not to busy

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DanC
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall2Food5Service1Ambience1

When we arrived our table was not ready, so they took their time to move the tables together and then eventually we were sat. The staff tried to take our order 5 minutes into us sitting down, we didn't even have time to look at the menu.

when we did order it took 1 hour and 15 mins for our food to arrive. The food was really good and tasty. It is just a shame that the service was so poor, they where not busy and had plenty of staff, so I am not sure.

I am quite disappointed to be honest, I had been looking forward to trying this place for a while.

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LSRB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were a family of six heading for dinner at Sashi Masala, all unexperienced with Indian cuisine and some of us reluctant with spicy meals. The staff carefully listens to our expectations and fears, and offered us a dinner we are not likely to forget. Cuisine was delicious, as mild as possible. We were even offered complementary yoghurt to deal with spicy side meals. It was a delightful experience for our family!

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NicholaG
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was delightful, fresh flavours, worth savoring. It was so nice we took our left overs in a 'doggy bag'. Not somthing we usually do but on this occasion one of my brighter decisions!!

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Elisekinnear41
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fab u lous. Been a lot with group of friends and also as a couple. Great ambiance great food happy welcoming staff. Brilliant. Easy access via tram. Not overpriced . Recommend 100%

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Poolesider
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

A group of 7 enjoyed a wonderful meal with the usual high quality of food and service. The only reason ambience and overall were given four stars instead of the usual five, was the two fluorescent strips above our table which flashed distractedly all evening.

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anthonyr
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice restaurant with a good service level and great food

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NatalieR
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Service was very slow , we arrived at 6.10pm was seated straight away yet our meal didn’t arrive till 7.25

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WayneS
Lancashire
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great time here. The food was superb and the staff were very friendly and professional. Special thanks to Haslif.

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Shahi Masala on the Quays is rated 4 stars by 80 OpenTable diners.

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