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Masala Craft Fine Restaurant & Bar

City CentreIndian
15 Reviews

About Masala Craft Fine Restaurant & Bar

While there is so much choice when it comes to Indian restaurants in York, Masala Craft Fine Indian Kitchen and Bar stands out from the rest, offering a fine Indian dining experience in the city centre. With two locations in York, Masala Craft Fine Indian Kitchen and Bar is a firm favourite amongst locals, tourists and foodies alike who all flock to their King Street offering to indulge in some gourmet Indian cuisine.

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 5:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am


Masala Craft Fine Restaurant & Bar
12A King St, City Centre
York YO1 9WP

Menu Highlights



Masala chicken wings


Masala calamari


Karara kenda

Duo of crab meat and crispy fried soft shell

Chef's Recommendations

Chicken lababdar

Good and proper curry, infused with spice and flavour in a rich and silky tomato sauce

Steamed mussels

Fresh live mussels served with crusty bread

Dum ki nalli

Slow braised lamb shank simmered in a curry of subtle flavours of cashew nuts, saffron and spices



Indian ice cream flavoured with sweet spices, using only the finest quality ingredients

Home made gulab jamun with rabri

Classic Indian dessert made with from milk

Chocolate samosa with white chocolate pot

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More about Masala Craft Fine Restaurant & Bar, York

Serving up traditional Indian dishes with a modern twist, Masala Craft Fine Indian Kitchen and Bar brings a touch of luxury to Indian cuisine in York with their fine dining restaurant on King Street in the city centre. Here you will find a range of traditional Indian choices as well as some exciting dishes fusing Indian and British cuisine. Begin your meal with some delicious seafood like the curry leaf scallop or try some keema pau (spiced mince lamb and peas in a toasted butter bun).

The chef’s specialities include Amritsari machi, an Indian take on the British classic with beer-battered haddock alongside smoky crushed potatoes, minted pea and sweet mango chutney, and stuffed achari chicken supreme (a lamb mince-stuffed chicken supreme with potato subzi and makhani gravy). Of course you will also find all of the traditional Indian curries on the menu, as well as an extensive range of vegetarian options, side dishes and desserts. As one of York city centre’s most popular Indian eateries, booking a table at Masala Craft Fine Indian Kitchen and Bar in advance is recommended!

15 Masala Craft Fine Restaurant & Bar Reviews

15 Reviews
Value for money:Great value
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Noise levels:Very pleasant
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Kwok P.2 years ago · 1 review

Great food, great service - the best Indian food I've had outside of India. Amazingly good value too and reasonablyou priced wine list. Highly recommended!

Richard B.2 years ago · 1 review

Fantastic food from a traditional menu. We were a party of 8 and all of us had different menu choices and all of us really enjoyed our food which I think is always a sign of a good restaurant.

Mal P.2 years ago · 1 review

Had dinner here on Monday night (so it was quiet). Good service and great quality food. We're from London so a bit spoilt when it comes to Indian food. Had expected to disappointed in very pleasantly surprised! Only small criticism is that chef does not seem to be able to adapt to off-menu requests for simple Indian basics (tandoori chicken, kheema etc), which I found a bit odd.

Guy C.2 years ago · 1 review

Really good quality, original and interesting Indian food. Genuine passion for what they do. Friendly and knowledgeable staff, and a nice atmosphere. My new favourite curry restaurant in York.

Sandra C.2 years ago · 2 reviews

Food is very good and we'll worth a visit. Menu a bit limited if you are after the usual Indian food e.g. pathia, dansak etc. Service very good, nothing too much trouble. Made to feel very welcome. Would definitely go back. Parking is not available outside restaurant but you can park at York museum after 6.00 for £2.00.

Vivien H.2 years ago · 1 review

This is my favourite indian restaurant. The menu is very considered, not the same you see everywhere else and everything I've tasted has been delicious. The waiting staff are also very good, polite and helpful. I will be making many return trips.

Joanne B.2 years ago · 2 reviews

Excellent vegetarian curries. Will definitely come up, and maybe try the meat dishes too! But would really recommend trying a few half portions of the veggie dishes as sides.

Michael T.2 years ago · 1 review

Lovely meal, the food was a range of well known and more exotic food and I enjoyed trying different foods. The staff are friendly and very happy.

Julie H.2 years ago · 1 review

Party of 8 and all had delicious curry with friendly helpful service and reasonably priced. Glad to see open again after the boxing day floods

David R.2 years ago · 1 review

Prompt service, good food but some of the portions were smaller than I am used to and I would normally expect more than two papadoms with a £2.50 portion of papadoms and pickles.