About Masala Theory

If you think heading to Masala Theory is going to be like dining at just any other Indian restaurant, think again. Masala Theory has taken traditional Indian dining and flipped it on its head in all the right ways – from its hip and creative interior complete with fixed bike on the wall with neon pink wheels and vibrant art and paintings adorning every piece of wall space, to the inspired menu that is a completely new take on the presentation and flavour of classic favourites. Located on Crown Street in the heart of Surry Hills, this vibrant and colourful Sydney restaurant is infused with passion, love and flavour and simply must be experienced.

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 5:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:45 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:45 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:45 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:45 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Masala Theory
545 Crown Street, Surry Hills
Sydney 2010

Menu Highlights



Hinglish Lamb Sliders (Keema Pav)

Lamb mince, onions, tomatoes, mint, masala

Curry Bombs(Chicken/Vegetarian)

Surprise ! Surprise ! A Masala Theory unique creation. Simply order and see !!!

Hopper (Appam)

Bowl shaped fermented rice and coconut pan cake with egg, brinjal moju, coconut sambol, chicken and pickled onions. Mix, Wrap and Eat

More about Masala Theory, Surry Hills

Sydney’s Masala Theory wants to take their guests on an inspired and immersing culinary experience that is completely different from any Indian restaurant they’ve been to before. Colour, vibrancy and life is the backbone of this Surry Hills delight and you will not be disappointed. The menu is a celebration of Indian culture and their progressive flavours – you will find dishes like salli botti goat curry with black cardamom, cinnamon and matchstick potatoes, eggplant bharta smoked and mashed with onion, tomatoes and chillies, or to share, the paneer-stuffed dal chilla with split green lentil crepes, indian cottage cheese, spinach, onions, raisins and cashews.

Nestled in the heart of Sydney’s Crown Street, Masala Theory is almost other worldly and legitimately transports you to another time. It is extremely well designed and each unique piece of furniture, art or sculpture perfectly fits to form a complete dining experience. The theory behind Masala Theory is taste above all and that is truly evident with the passion and love that comes from the team that produce these mind blowing dishes. This Surry Hills haven does tend to fill though so booking ahead is recommended.

21 Masala Theory Reviews

21 Reviews
Noise levels:Very pleasant
Value for money:Great value
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Kunal K.21 hours ago · 1 review

Great vibe! Great Food! Amazing STAFF THAT PROVIDE EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE... absolutely worth it! Will definetely visit again and recommend it to friends and family.

Andy M.14 days ago · 2 reviews

Fabulous service and exceptional flavourful food definitely will be back to experience more of the menu - great vibe and eclectic design of the space

Tom W.2 months ago · 2 reviews

OMG!!! I love Masala Theory. The food is incredibly tasty. Service and atmosphere are good too.