Masala Art Indian Restaurant Opening 2nd Location at SW Waterfront in April

1100 4th Street, SW

“Dear PoPville,

It appears that *finally* a new restaurant is coming to Waterfront, in the DC Government Building retail space at 1100 4th ST SW – it’s in the west building, north-corner spot. Any idea on what it will be?”

This is going to become another location of Masala Art which currently has a location up in Tenleytown (4441 Wisconsin Avenue, NW.) The owner of Masala Art tells me that if construction continues on schedule:

“I am looking to be open in last week of april if all goes well.”

Check out Masala’s menu here.

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  • An Indian restaurant wouldn’t be my first choice, but it’s better than nothing I guess. Good news with the Wharf scheduled to begin construction in March. Things are looking up in SW!

    • I feel the same. What we need is a good ol’ middle-of-the-road American food type place in SW. I wonder if this will displace the Indian food and kabob food trucks that park in front of the government building most days.

      • I hope it doesn’t displace the Indian trucks outside of the metro. The food is great and super cheap. I believe they actually get their food from the Lucky Kabob restaurant down around 2nd and Q (?) St.

      • A Gordon Biersch type. Station 4 is horrendous. Z-Burger is good though…

  • It’s been awhile since I”ve had Indian but menu seems a tad pricey? In any case, glad to see more options for those in SW/SE quadrants!

  • Masala Art in Tenleytown was one of our favorites–not super high end Indian like Rasika but well worth the price. Since we moved to SE we’ve missed going there so we’ll be going to their new location.

  • Masala Art is one of my favorite restaurants in DC! It’s one of the only reasons I go to Tenleytown and it is worth the trip. Given the high quality of the food and the whole restaurant experience there, I have always found my Masala Art meals to be a great value for the price. Looking forward to supporting their new spot.

  • Totally agree on Masala Art. I regularly hike from Logan Circle to Tenleytown just to pick up dinner. It’s delicious and a lot better than closer options like Heritage India.

  • I think the big question is whether they will be bringing their dueling toilets to the waterfront.

  • Masala Art in Tenletown is great. Glad to see they’re doing well and expanding.

  • really looking forward to this! I expect to visit often. Now if we can only get a hardware/bike shop and a hairdresser (charging under $20 for a simple cut, bonus points if they also do nails and waxing) I will never have to leave my zip code…or at least my ANC; I do want to be able to go to Nats games and Justin’s!

  • Masala Art’s quality has slipped just a bit since their first year or two in business, but it’s still some of the tastier Indian in town of the options not named Rasika.

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