Cheap Eats 2013: Masala Art

Quick reviews of ethnic cuisines you can experience for less than $25 a person, tax and tip included.


Bhel puri salad at Masala Art. Photograph by Scott Suchman

About Masala Art


4441 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20016
NW Northwest Dr
Silver Spring, MD

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.

Ann Limpert
Executive Food Editor/Critic

Ann Limpert joined Washingtonian in late 2003. She was previously an editorial assistant at Entertainment Weekly and a cook in New York restaurant kitchens, and she is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education. She lives in Logan Circle.

Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.