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.
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.
A step above the usual suburban Indian Restaurant. A great selection of dishes was available with a touch of modernity. The wait staff were very helpful. We'll be going again!
Very nice - from welcome to farewell - quirky decor, friendly, efficient service and delicious food - what more could you ask? I can't think of anything!
Masala theory is a fantastic option for groups. The banquet gives you unlimited curry - yes that's right unlimited curry! The service is great and the ambiance is really cool. I am gluten and dairy free and they catered for me with my own options. Highly recommend!
Service was excellent, atmosphere was inviting, food was superb, staff understood what dishes we were interested in and made appropriate suggestions, relaxed and fun experience
Amazing food! The best Indian food I have had do far in Australia! Don't really liked other places and prefer cooking at home! But Masala theory makes me want to Change my mind! Approve the place to get authentic Indian food as an Indian!
Amazing family owned and operated restaurant. The staff are all family members who are truly committed to creating a warm and friendly environment. Nothing is too much trouble. To top off the amazing service, the food was amazing!!! The most enjoyable meal I have had in a long time.
Cool place and really pleasant service. Nice contrast between the stylish interior and the unpretentious almost humble staff. Quite unique in Surry Hills. Food was very tasty and refreshingly different without being surprising. We had the $65 banquet which was maybe $10 too exy for what it was.
The interior is unique. The food is fantastic. We ordered two dishes - a goat curry and a brinjal dish. Both dishes were delicious. The portions were large. The service was excellent. Recommended!
Great food - fish curry and goat curry standouts. Seating can be touch and go - there is a long corridor that leads to the kitchen and bathrooms that is not the best place to sit. Ask for a table in the front of the restaurant when you book. Its also no longer BYO since last week. We brought wine and could not drink it.
The restaurant is amazing and the people working are extremely attentive. I love coming here because it's always consistent. The fact that it's byo as well, I love all of it