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5.3 /6 Excellent 36 Reviews

Masala Twist West End

Hillhead Indian ££ +100
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About Masala Twist West End

One of Glasgow’s most popular Indian restaurants, Masala Twist has three locations in the city, serving up traditional Indian cuisine with a difference. At the restaurant’s West End branch on Byres Road, located only a stone's throw away from Hillhead underground station, not only will you find all of the classic Indian options, but you’ll also encounter a menu that’s jam packed with exciting new takes on traditional dishes with a Scottish twist.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Thursday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Friday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Saturday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Sunday 12:00 - 22:00
Masala Twist West End, 192 - 194 Byres Road, G12 8SN Glasgow

Further Information

Situated right in the heart of Glasgow’s buzzing Hillhead area on Byres Road, Masala Twist’s West End outlet brings a bit of excitement to Glasgow’s oversaturated Indian dining scene. Fusing traditional dishes with Scottish produce to create interesting options like mince and tatties curry and haggis pakora, Masala Twist’s menu is full of exciting choices, as well as all of the time-honoured favourites.

Combining Scottish produce like rabbit, venison and grouse with traditional recipes, signature dishes on Masala Twist’s menu include grouse tikka – a Scottish take on the popular Indian recipe. Of course you will also find all of the classic choices – pakora, samosas, biryani and curries, including the hottest curry in Scotland for those who are feeling brave – made from eight different chillis and so spicy that it comes with an age restriction! While Glasgow may be spoiled for choice when it comes to Indian cuisine, Masala Twist’s West End location in Hillhead stands out from the crowd. Booking in advance is recommended!


36 Reviews

5.3 /6 Excellent 36 Reviews
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Service: extraordinary
Noise: quiet
Quality/Price: cheap
Atmosphere: entertaining
Food: heavenly
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1 review so far 6
30.07.2017 11:53

we were a party of six and each of us enjoyed everything we ate. Food was lovely and the staff were friendly and efficient. Will definitely return.

2 reviews so far 6
10.07.2017 10:46

Went with my daughter as had heard good reviews about it as she studies at the university. Asked to prepare the food desi style and it was delicious. Friendly staff. Definitely go back.

1 review so far 6
16.03.2017 13:12

Great meal and great service, it was delicious. We had the pre theatre menu and it was great value for money, will certainly visit again

2 reviews so far 6
15.02.2017 01:30

Fantastic restaurant, the food was amazing (both starters and main course) the starter portion size was perfect, and the main course was very generous! Service was served with a smile, will definitely return

1 review so far 6
31.01.2017 10:58

Took my fiance here for his birthday as he loves Indian food. The staff were very friendly and helpful. They made a dish my fiance wanted that was not on the menu and the waiter advised me on my choice for my main course as I don't have a lot of experience with Indian food. Everything was delicious and the food was brought quickly. The waiter even gave us free ice cream when he found out it was my fiances birthday. We had such a great time and will be going back for sure.

2 reviews so far 6
03.07.2016 00:04

First time dining at Masala Twist. My good lady and I had Masala Tokri and Fish Pakora between us for starters, which were both delicious (esp. the Fish Pakora!) For mains we enjoyed a Lamb Rogan Josh and a Murgh Jalfrezi with Saffron Rice and a plain naan (which was enormous!) Interspersed with Cobra beer, a most enjoyable evening was had. Portions were more than satisfactory, as we were both stuffed! Service was prompt and polite. Overall, we both had a lovely time and will definitely be returning :)

1 review so far 4
03.12.2016 23:39

Nice starter. Waited way too long for main courses although the food tasted nice when it eventually arrived. The staff were friendly and the plus side was a 20% NHS discount. The restaurant was freezing cold as the entrance door leads straight into restaurant. Quite a few customers were cold around us. The toilets are downstairs which are " fire escape" style stairs and quite tricky after a few drinks. We had a 5 o'clock booking and arrived an hour early which was not a problem for them which was good also. 4/6 seems fair as the positives were better than the negative. That said I couldn't stand the cold again so would go back.

1 review so far 6
26.02.2016 20:35

Fantastic! The food is really delicious (and excellent value too). I eat at Masala Twist West End quite regularly, and would definitely recommend it. :-)

1 review so far 6
15.02.2016 12:45

The food is always first class at Masala Twist, I always leave stuffed and happy! The service is great too, and the staff are always happy to help. I can honestly say, I have never had a bad curry here. Would highly recommend!

1 review so far 2
06.02.2017 10:13

Décor looked nice. Ordered 2 Cobras on draught one arrived. Second one appeared had things floating in it - sent it back and it was replaced. Interesting menu. Ordered lamb chops as a starter to share after a wait we were told there was none so ordered kangaroo to share instead. Then they both arrived. Starters including the one we did not want, were okay but not great. Mains were good and we got a large garlic nan which was lovely. We were not offered desert menu it was after 10 and we were last upstairs and got the impression they want to clear upstairs. Bill had the 2 starters on it we could not be bothered arguing.

1 review so far 6
22.09.2016 01:04

Excellent food, friendly staff and reasonable price. Great location right next to Hillhead subway. Clean and tidy restaurant. Madras was hotter than the Ashoka. Would recommend this place as an alternative to the Ashoka.

1 review so far 6
03.06.2016 09:40

The menu is great with some interesting new items. We had a lovely meal, with good service. Very handy for transport. My friend and I will definitely be back again.

2 reviews so far 6
13.03.2016 08:56

Booked early Saturday at the last minute and were given an excellent table. Excellent service and the food is top notch. The lamb melts in the mouth. Highly recommend.

1 review so far 6
09.12.2016 23:41

Food was delicious with a great menu and service was excellent, even on a busy Friday night. We enjoyed it very much and we'll be back again soon!

1 review so far 6
10.12.2016 20:33

Friendly helpful staff and delicous food. Very reasonably priced and online reservation was a breeze. Try Scotlands' hottest curry if you're brave enough , or mad enough !!!

1 review so far 6
26.05.2016 10:17

The food is always reliably excellent and the staff are friendly and accommodating. Definitely my favourite restaurant in the whole of Glasgow (or maybe even the world).

1 review so far 6
07.03.2016 03:50

Lovely restaurant with great food and very nice staff. We had a lot of food. Portions were good and the naan breads including the peshwari was brilliant.

1 review so far 5
24.02.2016 09:20

Food was lovely- well cooked and tasty with fast efficient service by the friendly staff. Some more unusual dishes were on the menu. Prices as expected for the West end of Glasgow.

1 review so far 6
26.12.2015 22:20

Absolutely excellent! Really great meal. Staff very friendly! Would go again! The exotic menu was very tempting and the general menu had all the fan favourites.

2 reviews so far 6
24.04.2016 11:09

Very attentive staff made our meal very enjoyable. Had the pre-theatre meal and the food was just as good as it normally is. Can't fault it.

1 review so far 5
01.11.2016 13:45

We visited Masala twist with friends! Great food authentic cooking! Great service and friendly staff! Set next to hill head subway station it's easy to get too well worth a visit.

1 review so far 6
10.12.2016 09:28

Great food and service and great value for money. Looking forward to new branch opening in Dumbarton. Will definitely visit again in the near future

1 review so far 6
14.08.2016 18:37

Absolutely amazing food and excellent service too! The waitresses were very attentive and polite and the waiting time wasn't too long either.Totally worth every penny!

1 review so far 6
01.02.2016 08:16

Lovely meal, staff were very helpful regarding veritarisn food selection. Great location right beside the subway, nice bars and pubs around for drink after meal

1 review so far 3
17.04.2017 15:28

This was our 1st time in the restaurant, we were seated upstairs and felt it could be upgraded. The food was ok, the chicken Pakora was a bit dry, the accompanying sauce was nice but the tiny dish was certainly not enough. We also felt rushed with our meal.

2 reviews so far 5
05.06.2017 21:45

A fine curry in a pleasant atmosphere. The place was not that busy for a Friday night. Service was good, as was our food. We'd go back.

1 review so far 5
20.02.2016 13:01

Very good meal and service. We just thought the mix platter starters were rather expensive for what we got. Otherwise we would thoroughly recommend Masala Twist.

1 review so far 5
26.04.2017 08:11

We had the buffet lunch. Very good selection of dishes. Very good quality and value. We will certainly go there again and recommend it to friends.

1 review so far 5
24.11.2015 11:51

Great food and very attentive staff. Lovely warm atmosphere, this was my first visit and was really impressed. We will definately be back to visit soon.

2 reviews so far 5
15.02.2016 07:04

Great, friendly service. Wonderful food. A great welcome and a very comfortable restaurant. the food tasted so fresh and had a very varied menu. Brill

1 review so far 5
25.02.2016 12:07

Really great food and the service was brilliant. One piece of advice to everyone: believe them when they tell you the naan bread is big!

1 review so far 5
06.11.2015 14:11

The food and service were quite good. It was not as good as my 1st visit, but very good nonetheless. I definitely will return soon.

1 review so far 5
23.06.2017 11:49

Excellent food and service, overall very good, great location and great value for money 😁 😁 😁 😁 😁😁 😁 😁 😁 😁 😁 😁

1 review so far 4
28.02.2017 08:29

Fast service the mushrooms in the pakora were a little too big which meant they weren't cooked fully through. Everything else was very good and tasty Nan was lovely and light

1 review so far 4
01.04.2017 12:42

The food was lovely and the staff were great although we had a little wait.We wouud definitely go back again and give it seven out of ten.