Masala Cafe and Bar in Wellington City Menu

  • Sparkling Mineral Water 500ml $6.00
  • Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice $4.50
  • Tomato Juice $4.00
  • Spicy Tomato Juice $4.50
  • Apple Juice $4.00
  • Pineapple Juice $4.00
  • Cranberry Juice $4.00
  • Soft Drinks $3.50
  • Sweet Lassi $4.50
  • Mango Lassi $5.00
  • Lime/Raspberry Soda $4.00
  • Red Bull $5.00
  • Ginger Beer $4.00
  • Lemon, Lime & Bitters $4.50
  • Mixed Vegetable Pakora, Vegetable in a spicy butter and deep fried to perfection $5.50
  • Vegetable Samosa, Deep fried pastry filled with spicy potatoes and green peas fried till golden brown $6.00
  • Boondi Chat (New Dish), Crispy fried chi-pea flour with onion and tomato sprinkled with spices. $6.00
  • Onion Bhajia, Onion rings with spices, deep fried until crispy $6.00
  • Tandoori Paneer Tikka, Home-made cottage cheese marinated with spices, skewered and barbecued in tandoor oven $9.50
  • Vegetarian Platter for two, Combination of two pieces of Samosa , Pakora Vege, Seekh Kebab and Paneer Tikka $16.90
  • Tandoori Mushroom, Marinated mushroom in spices and cooked in Tandoor $9.50
  • Vege Seekh Kabab, Minced vegetables mixed with spices and crumbed cooked in Tandoor $8.90
  • Tandoori Gobi, Cauliflower dipped in yoghurt marinade and cooked in Tandoor $8.50
  • Chicken Mint Tikka (New Dish), Boneless chicken marinated with spinach and mint and cooked in a tandoor $9.50
  • Chicken Seekh Kebab, Chicken mince mixed with ginger,chopped onions, North Indian masala cooked in Tandoor $9.50
  • Super Grill Sizzler, Combination of Murgh Tikka, chicken wings, lamb chops, Tandoori chicken and seekh kebab $27.50
  • Chicken WIngs, Lightly spiced chicken wings cooked in Tandoor $8.90
  • Murgh Tikka, Boneless chicken pieces marinated with spices with cream and yoghurt. Skewered and cooked in Tandoor $9.50
  • Barrah Kebab, Lamb chops marinated in special sauces and cooked in Tandoor oven $13.50
  • Achari Tikka, Boneless chicken marinated in yoghurt and pickle spices and cooked in Tandoor oven $9.50
  • Fish Tikka, Fish fillets marinated in herbs and spices $9.50
  • Mixed Platter for Two, Combination of two pieces of samosa, pakora, seekh kebab and murgh tikka $17.50
  • Tandoori Prawns, Prawns marinated overnight and cooked in clay oven with herbs $12.90
  • Lamb Seekh Kebab, Lamb mince rolls flavored with spices, cooked in Tandoor oven $9.50
Chicken Dishes Chicken Dishes
  • Chicken Wellington (New Dish), Chicken curry cashew, onion, tomato, and chefs special herbs. $18.90
  • Tomato Chicken, Tender chicken pieces fried with fennel seed and crushed tomatoes and finished off superbly in a smooth light tomato gravy $17.90
  • Honey Lemon Chicken, Tender chicken pieces sauteed in a mix of lemon and honey, served simmering in a smooth Masala sauce $18.50
  • Chicken Korma, Boneless chicken cooked in yoghurt and cashew gravy. A favourite mild dish. $18.50
  • Chicken Do Pyaza, Boneless chicken pieces cooked with extra onions and Chef's special sauce. Must try dish. $17.90
  • Chicken Balti, Boneless chicken pieces cooked with thick gravy and vegetables $17.90
  • Chicken Sag, Boneless chicken cooked with spinach sauce and spices $18.50
  • Chicken Madras, A South Indian style chicken curry prepared with grated coconut and cream $18.50
  • Chicken Tikka Masala, Boneless pieces of barbecued chicken marinated in spices and yoghurt and cooked in tomato and onion sauce.A Masala favourite $18.50
  • Murg Maharani, Boneless chicken pieces cooked with onion, garlic and ginger in a smooth gravy and finished with a dash of cheese.A truly unique taste experience $18.90
  • Butter Chicken, Barbecued boneless chicken cooked with rich tomato and butter gravy $18.50
  • Mango Chicken, Boneless chicken pieces cooked with mango puree and thick gravy $17.90
  • Chicken Dham Sak, Boneless chicken cooked with lentils in onion gravy. A delicious medium-spicy dish $18.50
Lamb Dishes Lamb Dishes
  • Lamb Wellington (New Dish), Lamb curry with cashews, onions tomato and chefs special herbs. $18.90
  • Lamb Korma, Tender pieces of lamb prepared with yoghurt and cashew gravy $18.50
  • Neelgari Korma, Tender diced lamb pieces cooked in a spinach, mint creamy gravy and topped off with coriander. Leaves you wanting more $18.90
  • Lamb Vindaloo, The famous dish from Go, made from boneless lamb pieces and cooked in hot ground Vindaloo paste $18.50
  • Rogan Josh, Boneless lamb pieces cooked in spicy gravy. A traditional Kashmiri curry $18.50
  • Kadai Lamb, Boneless lamb pieces cooked with onion and tomato. Chef's special selection of spices. $18.90
  • Lamb Badam Pasanda, Boneless lamb pieces, sauteed in onions, garlic, ginger and spices with almond gravy. $18.50
Beef Dishes Beef Dishes
  • Beef Madras, A South Indian style beef curry prepared in grated coconut and cream. $18.50
  • Beef Korma, Beef pieces cooked with yoghurt and cashew gravy $18.50
  • Beef Vindaloo, The famous beef dish from Goa, made from boneless beef pieces and cooked in hot ground Vindaloo paste $18.90
  • Peshwari Beef, Beef pieces cooked with dry nuts and masala paste with strong cherry overtones. A unique taste experience. $18.50
  • Balti Beef, Beef pieces cooked with thick onion gravy and vegetables $18.50
  • Beef Badam Pasanda, Diced beef sauteed in onion, garlic, ginger and spices with almond gravy $18.50
Seafood Dishes Seafood Dishes
  • Fish Wellington (New Dish), Fish curry with cashews, onion, tomato and chefs special herbs. $18.50
  • Fish Masala, Boneless fish cubes simmered with golden brown gravy, neither hot or mild $17.90
  • Kashmiri Fish, Fish Fillet marinated with herbs and turmeric, cooked with yoghurt sauce and nuts $18.90
  • Fish Madras, South Indian style fish curry cooked with coconut cream $17.90
  • Prawn Malbari, Prawns cooked in onion and coconut gravy $19.90
  • Balti Prawns, Prawns cooked with Balti Masala and green capsicum, onion and toamto $19.90
  • Prawn Masala, marinated prawns cooked with thick onion gravy and spices $19.90
Vegetarian Dishes Vegetarian Dishes
  • Shahi Paneer, masala made Paneer cooked in a Ajwain Seed abd creamy ground cashew nut gravy. A must try dish for those who like paneer. $15.90
  • Aloo Gobi, Potatoes cooked with cauliflower in a tomato onion and ginger sauce. An Indian classic, bought back by popular demand $14.50
  • Subji Bahar, Mixed vegetables with special sauce and tossed with onion. $14.90
  • Malai Kofta, Home-made cottage cheese, nuts, potatoes and spices mixed together, deep fried and served wit creamy gravy. $15.90
  • Vegetables Madras, Mixed vegetables cooked in onion and curry leaves $15.90
  • Paneer Saagwala, Fresh cottage cheese, spiced with spinach gravy $15.90
  • Potato Cheese Curry, Potatoes cooked with onion, garlic and ginger in a smooth gravy and finished with a dash of cheese. A totally unique taste experience. $14.90
  • Vegetable Korma, Fresh assorted vegetables and dry fruits cooked in creamy gravy $15.50
  • Paneer Tikka Masala, Cubes of cottage cheese, marinated in spice and herbs. Cooked with garlic, tomato and onion sauce. $15.50
  • Dal Makhani, lentils and red kidney beans cooked with garlic, cream and spices $13.90
  • Paneer Jalfrazi, Paneer cooked with onion, capsicum, tomato and garnish with coriander. What the Indians really love. $15.90
  • Tadka Dal, Red and Yellow lentils cooked together with spices in pan with cumin seeds and flavoured with curry leaves $14.00
  • Chicken Tikka, Boneless chicken pieces marinated in spices overnight cooked in Tandoor. $16.90
  • Aachari Tikka, Boneless chicken marinated in Mustard oil,yoghurt and spices and cooked in Tandoor oven $16.90
  • Tandoori Chicken, Tender chicken marinated overnight and clay cooked in oven with herbs and spices $21.90 / $11.90
  • Lamb Biryani $18.90
  • Chicken Biryani $17.50
  • Vegetable Biryani $15.50
  • Plain Rice $2.90
  • Pilo Rice $5.00
  • Paratha, Flaky wholemeal bread finished with butter $4.50
  • Butter Naan, Bread made of refined flour, baked in Tandoor and spread with butter $3.90
  • Garlic Naan, Bread stuffed with crushed garlic and baked in tandoor $4.50
  • Keema Naan, Naan stuffed with spiced lamb mince $4.90
  • Chicken Naan, Stuffed with mince of chicken and baked in Tandoor $4.90
  • Cheese Naan, Naan stuffed with cheese $4.90
  • Garlic and Cheese Naan, Naan stuffed together with cheese and garlic $4.90
  • Roti, Unleavened wholemeal flour, baked in Tandoor $3.90
  • Peshwari Naan, Naan stuffed with chopped dried fruit and nuts baked in Tandoor $4.50
  • Onion Khulcha, Kulcha stuffed with chopped onion, coriander and spices baked in tandoor $4.50
  • Aloo Paratha, Wholemeal flour stuffed with mixed vegetables $4.50
  • Plain Naan, Bread made of refined flour, baked in the tandoor $3.70
  • Paneer Naan, Bread stuffed with homemade cottage cheese and baked in the Tandoor $4.50
  • Bread Basket, Combination of onion kulcha, naan, roti, keema naan and garlic naan $18.50
  • Green Salad, Fresh seasonal vegetables $6.50
  • Raita, Yoghurt mixed with cucumber and mild spice. $3.50
  • Onion Tomato Kuchumber, Chopped onion, tomato and coriander mixed with lemon juice $3.50
  • Side Dish Platter $8.50
  • Papadom $1.20
  • Mango Chutney $3.50
  • Tamarind Sauce $2.50
  • Mixed Pickle $3.50
  • Mint Chutney $2.50
  • Ghulab Jamun, Creamed milk dumpling, served in sugar syrup $7.50
  • Ice Cream, vanilla ice cream (flavored with strawberry or chocolate) $6.50
  • Mango Kulfi, Homemade creamy Indian ice cream with nuts and mango pulp $7.50
  • Potato Chips $6.00
  • Chicken Nuggets $8.90
  • Potato Wedges $6.00
  • Butter Chicken $12.50

Nearby Sample Menus

  • Streaky Bacon $3.00
  • Salty Goodness Waffle $10.00
    • a sweet waffle, served with two scoops of vanilla ice cream,crushed pretzels, caramel sauce & a sprinkle of rock salt
  • Awesome Sauce $2.00
    • choose from aioli, smoked paprika, chipotle lime mayo or ketchup - extra sauce
  • Long black $3.90
  • Mama's Sundae $10.00
    • crushed oreo, kit kat and chunks of double chocolate fudge brownie, layered between scoops of vanilla ice cream and drizzled with chocolate and caramel sauce. Oh mama!
  • Milkshake $8.00
    • Kit Kat
  • Milkshake $8.00
    • Chocolate Banana
  • Pulled Pork $12.00
    • Mama Brown's famous flavoursome slow cooked pulled pork, baby lettuce, coleslaw & BBQ sauce
  • Charred, smoked pork cutlet with kimchi, pickled pear salsa and puffed wild rice (GF) $24.00
  • Montreal with house smoked salmon on muffins (GF*) $20.00
  • Roasted broccoli and sunflower falafel, avocado mayonnaise, watercress, potato crisps and smoked gouda (Vv, GF) $17.00
  • Housemade beef burger with bacon, smoked brinza and plum ketchup in a pain de mie bun with pork crackling and beetroot relish $21.00
  • Seared Ora King salmon fillet, fresh orange, pickled carrot and pistachio yoghurt (GF) $24.00
  • Eggs Benedict with ham on muffins (GF*) $17.00
  • Florentine with spinach on muffins (V, GF*) $16.00
  • Asparagus tart, whipped feta and pea and watercress puree (V) $19.00
  • 25. Curry Laksa $12.90
    • Fresh egg noodles in curry soup with chicken, seafood, tofu and bean sprouts
  • 2. Vegetarian Spring Rolls $5.50
  • 12. Five Spices Chicken Rolls $10.50
  • 3. Fried Wonton $5.50
  • 19. Roti Chanai $3.50
  • 1. Spring Rolls $5.50
  • 7. Curry Puffs $7.50
  • 27. Mee Goreng $12.90
    • Spicy fried egg noodles with chicken, beef, eggs and mixed vegetables.
  • Lunch Box $8.20
    • (Fish, Hotdog, 1/2 Scoop Chips)
  • Chips Scoop $3.70
  • Dim Sims (each) $1.40
  • Donut $1.80
  • Fish Fillet (Crumbed or battered) $9.00
  • Family Pack $23.00
    • (2 Fish, 2 Hotdogs, 1 Spring Roll, 2 Scoops Chips)
  • Sausage $2.90
  • Potato Fritter $1.20
  • *250g Angus Sirloin Steak
  • Green Salad $7.00
  • add Bacon and Chorizo $19.00
  • Eggs Montreal $15.00
    • Poached Eggs with Smoked Salmon, Hollandaise and Toasted English Muffin
  • with Roasted Pumpkin Puree, Spiced Chickpeas, Spinach, Feta and Za'atar $13.00
  • add Cheese $9.00
  • Side Salad $3.50
  • with toasted ciabatta & Apple and Onion Chutney $15.00
  • Vegetable Korma
    • A combination of vegetables simmered in cashew nuts and cream
  • Aloo Gobi
    • Potatoes and cauliflower cooked In onion gravy with spices
    • naan stuffed with raisins & mixed dry fruit
  • CHICKEN TIKKA $12.00
    • comes with salad/tender pieces of boneless chicken marinated overnight and then smoke roasted in the tandoor oven/MAIN
  • Fish Masala
    • Tender fish pieces cooked with garlic, capsicum, tomato, and onion sauce
    • comes with mint sauce & salad, medium spicy wings marinated with ginger garlic yogurt and spices, broiled in the tandoor
  • Butter chicken (Kiwi’s Favourite)
    • Boneless pieces of chicken marinated overnáght, roasted In the tandoor finished In creamy tomato sauce.
  • CHEESE NAAN $4.00
    • naan stuffed with cheese, finished with butter
  • Roti Chanai $7.OO
    • Malaysian bread served with chicken, lamb or vegetable curry gravy
  • BBQ Pork Wonton Noodle Soup $9.50
    • egg or rice noodle with BBQ pork, Wontons and season vegetables.
  • Grill dumpling $7.00
    • 6 grilled homemade dumpling served with soy sauce
  • Sambal Chicken $10.50
    • Marinated chicken pieces stir-fried with traditional Malaysia spices and season vegetables. Served with steamed rice. (Or choice of Roti instead of rice for $0.50 extra)
  • 8 Fried Wontons $7.50
  • Chicken Curry $9.50
    • Chicken boneless pieces cooked in traditional Malaysian spices and potatoes in rich gravy. Served with steamed rice. (Or choice of Roti instead of rice for S0.50 extra)
  • Nyonya chicken $10.00
    • chicken pieces marinated stir- fried with season vegetables in Malaysian spices, served with steamed rice or choice of Roti instead of rice for $0.50 extra)
  • Veggie Curry $9.00
    • Mixed seasoned vegetables. tofu and tomatoes cooked in curry gravy. Served with steamed rice. (Or choice of Roti instead of rice for $0.50 extra)
  • Spinach/mushroom/tomato/Hash browns/baked beans/spaghetti $2.50
  • Omellete $14.50
    • Choice fillings-Bacon, ham, olives, spinach, mushroom, onion, tomato, cheese or tuna served with homemade potato cake
  • Burger thyme $16.50
  • Soup $9.50
    • Served with toasted bread
  • Big-build your own From $8.50
    • Eggs how like on thick italian loaf
  • -Add fries and salad $4.00
  • Fish n' chips $15.00
    • With salad
  • Bacon or kranskys $3.50
  • LOW MIEN $13.50
    • with chicken/beef/bbq pork
  • DUMPLING (5) $6.50
  • CURRY CHICKEN $16.00
  • Aioli, House Dressing, Hollandaise, Homemade Tartare, Apple & Tomato Chutney, 1812 Beer Seed Mustard, Tomato Relish $1.00
  • J. Ardern'S Arancinni (V) $14.50
    • Crumbed tomato-parmesan risotto balls, brie center, sorrel pesto, aioli, fresh leaves
  • - House cured salmon, avocado whip, baby rocket $22.00
  • Garlic Mushroom Flats $6.00
  • Backbencher Buttie $17.50
    • Bacon, fried eggs, hollandaise, hand-cut skin chips, toasted Turkish bread
  • Hollandaise (50Ml) $1.00
  • Shaved Pecorino $3.00
  • Market Vegetables (Random But Healthy) $6.00
  • The Realm Secret Recipe Mushrooms $8.00
    • Served on Hataitai Bread Shop toast
  • Halloumi Chips $13
    • Halloumi chips with mint yoghurt.
  • Chicken Clubby $17
    • With bacon, lettuce, tomato, caramelized onions and creamy mayo stacked with a side of chunky chips.
  • Supreme Nachos $16
    • Corn chips covered with our special beef con carne, topped with grilled cheese, guacamole and sour cream.
  • 250Gm Sirloin $20
  • Roast (Sunday Only) $15
    • Please see one of our friendly staff for more information about Sundays roast
  • Home-Made Cheesecake $10
    • Ask our staff for today’s flavour.
  • The Greek (V)
    • Feta cheese, kalamata olives, artichoke hearts, roast red peppers, semi-dried tomatoes pomodoro sauce and mozzarella.
  • Wontons (12) $9.90
  • Roast Pork Won Ton Noodle Soup $9.80
  • Thai Chicken on Rice (Mild/Hot) $11.90
  • Chicken Nuggets $0.90
  • Vegetarian $8.50
  • Vegetable Foo Yung $9.50
  • Chicken Breast Fillet $3.90
  • Steak $10.50
  • Seafood Chew Kua Teaw $14.00
    • Fresh squid, crabmeat and prawns stir fried with vegetables and mushrooms on a bed of stir-fry rice noodles (best served with chilli sauce or lemon juice)
  • Vegetarian Satay $11.00
    • Stir fry vegetables on a bed of steamed rice topped with our special peanut sauce
  • Hot & Spicy Fried Rice Noodle $13.00
    • Fried rice noodle with the choice of chicken, beef, pork or seafood with fresh vegetables & bean sprouts
  • Combination Noodle Soup $11.00
    • Rice noodles cooked with bean sprouts and a combination of pork, beef and chicken in Khmer-style Teaw soup
  • Seafood Noodle Soup $12.00
    • Rice noodles cooked with bean sprouts and a combination of squid and prawns served in Khmer style kua teaw soup
  • Sweet and Sour Satay $12.00
    • Grill marinated beef or chicken satay stir fried with pineapple and onion and natural pineapple juices on a bed of steamed rice topped with our special peanut sauce
  • Satay Sauce on Rice or Noodles $7.00
    • Choice of steamed rice or noodles topped with our special peanut sauce
  • Garlic Pepper Pork $13.00
    • Stir-fried pork with fresh garlic & pepper with spring onion & capsaicin
  • Toasted Sandwiches $7.50
    • Your choice of 3 fillings
  • Nachos( VG) $13.00 / $16.00
    • Homemade vegetarian chili con carne served on a bed of crunchy corn chips topped with Creamy Habanero Chilli Con Queso, melted cheddar cheese
  • -add rice $3.00
  • Seafood Basket $15.00
    • Crispy calamari, fish goujons and popcorn prawns and fries served with lemon wedges and sweet chilli sauce.
  • Lasagna $15.00
    • Roasted vegetable & 3 cheese lasagne with salad
  • -Toasted sourdough Pandoro bread
  • -Ham, cheese, onion, tomato, pineapple, cream corn.
  • Karaage(GF) $9.50
    • Crispy fried chicken marinated in soy sauce and ginger on a bed of coleslaw and lemon wedge
  • Fish & Chips / Cheese & Burger Chips $8.00
  • Maltese Falcon 1941
    • Salami & pepperoni lashed with chilli, try it with olives, anchovies and jalapeno
  • Chocolate Cake $6.00
    • Served with ice cream
  • Bogarts Pizza $10.00
    • Hawaiian / Meat Lovers (Available from 5pm daily)
  • Key Largo 1948
    • Ham and pineapple with the option of sweet corn and mushroom
  • 300g New York Stip $24.00
    • Chargrilled premium sirloin, Brooky coleslaw and duck fat roasted potatoes with your choice of sauce (Garlic Butter - Brandy peppercorn sauce - Mushroom sauce)
  • Jerk Chicken $18.50
    • Marinated spicy jerk chicken, lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise, with fries
  • Tokyo Joe 1949
    • Smoked salmon, cream cheese and capers
Masala Cafe and Bar

Masala Cafe and Bar



2/12 Allen Street, Te Aro, Te Aro, Wellington, Wellington, 6011, New Zealand





Opened hours

11:30 AM to 2:30 PM, 5 PM to 10 PM (Mon-Thu), 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM, 5 PM to 11 PM (Fri), 5 PM to 11 PM (Sat), 5 PM to 10 PM (Sun)
price range


$20 - $30




service level


Table Service



Asian , Cafe Food , Gluten Free , Halal , Indian , North Indian , Vegetarian



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2/12 Allen Street, Te Aro, Te Aro, Wellington, Wellington, 6011, New Zealand