December 06, 2018

Maska To Open Its Doors This December In Midtown Miami, Helmed By Executive Chef Hemant Mathur, The First Indian Chef In The U.s. To Be Awarded A Michelin Star

Rickshaw Hospitality Group to open its first Miami location in the heart of Midtown, with a 120-seat indoor and outdoor contemporary eatery.

Rickshaw Hospitality Group is pleased to announce its first-ever South Florida location with its latest concept Maska, slated to open this December. Helmed by the renowned Executive Chef Hemant Mathur, the first Indian Chef in the U.S. to be awarded a Michelin Star, the indoor and outdoor eatery will be open for dinner only and will launch its Sunday brunch this January 2019.

Maska is located in the heart of Midtown Miami’s burgeoning shopping district and is a more upscale and vibrant iteration of Chef Mathur’s Michelin-rated restaurants in New York City. In 2004, Chef Mathur opened Devi near Union Square, which, under his lead, became the country’s first Michelin-starred Indian restaurant. In 2010, he opened Tulsi, on Manhattan’s East side, which also received Michelin-star rating. Being inspired by his legendary cooking, restauranteurs Pravin Mascarenhas and Shamsu Lalani decided to bring his to Miami and introduce his Michelin rated Indian food to the people of Florida, something that they feel is lacking with the Indian food scene out here in Florida.

Referred to as the “Yo-Yo Ma of tandoor cooking,” earning him numerous accolades and esteemed recognition over his 30-year career span, Chef Mathur is a virtuoso whose instrument is the traditional Indian clay oven (which will be heavily incorporated into Maska’s contemporary-casual menu). Maska, will cater authentic Indian as well as progressive Indian cuisine. The eclectic menu is broken down into three categories: small plates, Maska Marke (from the tandoor and clay oven), and large plates. Standout signature menu items include, Lucknowi Galouti Kebab, Lamb Chops, Octopus Masala, Nalli Nihari & Murg Maska which will appeal to all sorts of diners. The restaurant will also feature a full-service bar and serve specialty cocktails like Maska Mule.

With indoor and outdoor seating, the 7,000 sq. ft. sophisticated yet sexy space can seat up to 120 guests and serves as an ideal space for private events. The eatery also boasts a chic lounge area, expansive bar, an open kitchen, and open Tandoor adjacent to a Maska Model Mural on its wall. The restaurant has a seasoned in-house catering team that can accommodate special occasions of all sizes, weddings, rehearsal dinners and local food festivals.

Maska is located at 3252 Northeast 1st Avenue, Suite 109 in Miami, Florida. Initially the restaurant will be open for dinner only from Tuesday to Sunday with valet and street parking available. For more information, please call 786-971-9100. Be sure to follow Maska on


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