Cheap Eats 2013: Masala Art
Quick reviews of ethnic cuisines you can experience for less than $25 a person, tax and tip included.
Reviewed By Todd Kliman, Ann Limpert, Jessica Voelker, Anna Spiegel
Comments () | Published August 18, 2013
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Masala Art
Address: 4441-B Wisconsin Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20016
Phone: 202-362-4441
Neighborhood: Upper Northwest
Cuisines: Indian
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday: Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Dinner 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: Tenleytown-AU
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Reservations: Recommended
Best Dishes Bhel puri; samosas; chickpea-and-onion fritters; dal; butter chicken; sole curry; chicken in saffron-and-cashew curry; naan with rock salt and cilantro.
Price Details: Starters, $4.25 to $5.50; main courses, $9.95 to $21.95.
Special Features:
Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Delivery

Like your curries with a kick? Head to this bustling Tenleytown dining room where most things, even typically mild chicken tikka masala, have a spiciness that creeps up on you. Meanwhile, the lamb vindaloo is best suited for those who get their Buffalo wings extra-extra hot. Mellow the slow burn of the gravies with garlic-and-pepper or cilantro-sprinkled naan.

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