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Masala Theory

Surry HillsIndian
Excellent
5.4/6
18 Reviews

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 now - Closes at 10:00 pm
Sunday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Address

Masala Theory
545 Crown Street, Surry Hills
Sydney 2010

Menu Highlights

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Starters

Hinglish Lamb Sliders (Keema Pav)

Lamb mince, onions, tomatoes, mint, masala
A$14.00

Curry Bombs(Chicken/Vegetarian)

Surprise ! Surprise ! A Masala Theory unique creation. Simply order and see !!!
A$15.00

Hopper (Appam)

Bowl shaped fermented rice and coconut pan cake with egg, brinjal moju, coconut sambol, chicken and pickled onions. Mix, Wrap and Eat
A$16.00

Masala's Theory's Three Sisters Chat

Crispy-fried english spinach, garbanzo beans, sweetened yoghurt, date - tamarind chutney, mint chutney
A$15.00
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Appetizers

Roti

A$5.00

Naan

A$5.00

Cheese Chilli Coriander Naan

A$6.00
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Mains

Masala Theory Butter Chicken

Does it really need an explanation?
A$25.00

Mango Smoked Tandoori Lamb Chops

Marinated overnight in a special ripe mango salsa, warm dark spices, ginger and garlic. Blackened by tandoor but juicy inside
A$28.00

Bunny Chow

Referred as “Bunny” consisting of a hollowed-out wholemeal loaf of bread filled with homestyle chicken curry
A$25.00

Effie's Vegetable Curry

Indian cottage cheese with garden vegetables cooked in a rich, creamy tomato curry and roasted coriander seeds
A$22.00

Indian Chicken Pot Rice (Biriyani)

A popular combo dish of slow cooked, layered aromatic rice cooked with chicken, topped with house special sauce and crips
A$32.00
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Desserts

Rose Panna Cotta

Served with frozen berries and cinnamon glass
A$14.00

Paan Kulfi

Creamy Indian ice cream flavoured with beetel nut leaves
A$14.00

Uncle's Custard

Served with vanilla ice cream
A$16.00
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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.

18 Masala Theory Reviews

Excellent
5.4/6
18 Reviews
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Atmosphere:Excellent
Noise levels:Very pleasant
Value for money:Great value
Food:Outstanding
Service:Excellent
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"Excellent"6/6
Tom W.4 days ago · 2 reviews

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

"Excellent"6/6
Ken W.9 days ago · 2 reviews

The Food was very tasty, the staff were friendly and efficient and the decor was cool and quirky. We would recommend masala theory to friends.

"Excellent"6/6
Jenn C.a month ago · 2 reviews

Absolutely amazing! Everything about it! The food was gorgeous on the service was so on point! Such a good night and atmosphere! Would highly recommend!

"Excellent"6/6
Lauren P.4 months ago · 1 review

Amazing food, amazing presentation, amazing service! We tried this place out for the first time the other night and were not disappointed. It's pretty reasonably priced as well.

"Excellent"6/6
amy f.10 months ago · 1 review

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!

"Excellent"6/6
Surbhi S.a year ago · 1 review

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!

"Okay"3/6
John N.24 days ago · 1 review

Loved the lace and the people, wonderfully amusing murals. But. The food was sort of OK. One very good dish, the beetroot egg hopper, the rice as excellent the rest , the worst thing that could be said about restaurant food, mediocre. The fish in the fish string hooper wss very ordinary. Bad produce. Maybe we chose badly. But I think with a little care, and attention to detail they could pull it off and make MT taste as good as it looks.

"Great"5/6
Daniel K.a year ago · 1 review

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.

"Great"5/6
Marco R.a year ago · 1 review

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.

"Excellent"6/6
Mudra N.a year ago · 2 reviews

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!

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