Sunday, November 28, 2010

Was in Shanghai last week and decided to go out for an Indian Meal. Shanghai has a number of Indian restaurants but most of them are not worth a visit. During my last visit in July , I had discovered an interesting Indian restaurant - 'DERA' located in North Xiangyang Road . The restaurant is on the first floor of the building and not visible to a passerby. It has a nice quite ambiance and the food is authentic Indian. The bar is well stocked with the regular whiskies and beer but has a very limited wine selection - also don't expect any exotic whiskies etc. The tandoori dishes are well cooked and food tasty. The service though needs improvement. The address :
Dera Restaurant
2nd Floor, 1 North Xiangyang Road (near Julu Road)
Shanghai
It was however on this visit that I discovered this nice restaurant serving Indian food - ' MASALA ART ' located on Yandang Road . This street has rows of restaurants on both sides of cuisines from around the world and you would probably find all the popular cuisines here. I noticed an Italian, Mexican and Thai food joint here. However back to Masala Art - Nice cosy place, good ambiance, well stocked bar (by Chinese standards) and authentic and tasty Indian food.
For starters, try the all time favourite - Chicken Tikkas washed down with beer - my favourite is Carona which goes well with Indian food. For the main course, don't forget the  tandoori dishes - you could try the most popular Indian dish - Tandoori Chicken - or you could try the tandoori pomfret if you are fond of fish. Like always, Dal Makhani and some fresh vegetables with paneer round up the meal very well. If you want a lighter meal, you could exchange the Dal Makhani for the lighter Dal Masala. The restaurant also has a wide variety of spicy masala dishes, both in vegetarian and non vegetarian. For the breads , order a bread basket which would have a mixture of naans, lachha parathas etc. Try all of them.

Waiting for the food 
The Location : 

PHONE:6327 3571
ADDRESS: 397 Dagu Lu,
near Shimen Yi Lu
大沽路397号,
近石门一路
AREA:Jing'an
METRO:20 mins. walk from Nanjing Rd (W)
HOURS:Daily 11:30am-2pm,
5:30-10:30pm
CARDS:Local and international cards accepted

PHONE:6327 3571
ADDRESS: 397 Dagu Lu,
near Shimen Yi Lu
大沽路397号,
近石门一路
AREA:Jing'an
METRO:20 mins. walk from Nanjing Rd (W)
HOURS:Daily 11:30am-2pm,
5:30-10:30pm
CARDS:Local and international cards accepted

If you are the health conscious type and love walking, the place is a close 20 minutes walk from Nanjing Street ( West). I would however recommend a cab which does not take more than 15 minutes from Nanjing Street.


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