Masa Reviews

Authentic Charcoal Grilled Afghan Cuisine. Fully Air Conditioned

TimeOut London Eating & Drinking 2013

Not to be confused with Mazar, a rival eaterie across the road, Masa has long set the standard for the food of Afghanistan, a landlocked country which takes it s culinary cues from its numerous neighbours. The kebabs are spiced like those in Pakistan, the pastas dishes originated in China and Uzbekistan, and the meza-style dips can also be found in Iran. These dips, know as bourani, were excellent; the fresh and flavoursome aubergine, spinach and courgette...

TimeOut London Eating & Drinking 2011

On a down-at-heel precinct, Masa is a well attired Afghani restaurant that transcends its surroundings. Inside, you'll find a spacious dining room with maroon and cream walls, an open kitchen, shining floor tiles, heavy wooden furniture, a sparking chandelier and a flatscreen TV. Local residents, some of them hailing from Afghanistan, dine here. The menu makes an alluring read, encompassing Middle Eastern cuisines (especially kebabs) North Indian and...

TimeOut London Eating & Drinking 2010

The Middle East meets the Indian subcontinent in this unsung corner of Harrow, with gratifying results. Sited on a rundown shopping parade, Masa looks incongruously smart. Within there's a certain glitziness emphasised by shiny floor tiles heavy wooden furniture and a sparkling chandelier. A large flat screen TV and an open kitchen provide further entrainment. Few diners were present during our Sunday lunch, though local Afghans often eat here...

TimeOut London Eating & Drinking 2009

It may be commuting equivalent of a long haul flight for central Londoners, but if you are seeking the capitals most authentic Afghan eating experience, don't think twice about hopping on the overland to Harrow. Masa defies its drab High Street surroundings with an exotic interior blending burgundy walls, engraved wooden furniture and neon-back lit ceiling dominated by a central chandelier. Not that's anything formal about a meal here - many...

TimeOut London Eating & Drinking 2008

Bewitchingly exotic, Masa is a glitzy beacon on an otherwise drab suburban precinct. Inside, below, a substantial central chandelier, you'll find heavy wooden furniture, shiny tiled flooring, a satellite TV, maroon and wooden panelled walls, a cushion bestrewn area at the back (for the taking a tea) and a shiny open kitchen. The food is fabulous, picture a marriage between the best of the Middle Eastern and Pakistan cuisine, with a few Balkan salads thrown in...

TimeOut London Eating & Drinking 2007

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