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Masala Zone Islington

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Vegetarian, Indian, Healthy, Halal
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80 Upper Street, London, England
+44 20 7359 3399
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12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Fri 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Description: Welcome to one of London's leading Indian brasserie restaurants - there are...
Welcome to one of London's leading Indian brasserie restaurants - there are 7 Masala Zone restaurants. Each Masala Zone is visually unique. We all serve real Indian food and cuisines, in contemporary yet exotic Indian popular art settings.We offer the varied delicious tastes and cuisines of India, from homes, wayside stalls and palaces (totally different from local curry houses) in a friendly stylish environment. We and our legendary sister fine dining restaurants - Chutney Mary, Veeraswamy and Amaya - provide an unparalleled combination of real Indian cuisines, taste, integrity, hospitality and ambience
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  • 60
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lovely food

This is a lovely restaurant and the food was delicious. Authentic Indian cooking. We had the thalis. In mine I had the allepy prawn curry. Having just returned from a holiday in south India I can say the taste was authentic and just as nice as the one I had in Kerela. My only complaint is the thali... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
InspiringMeals
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One of the best indian restaurant at London. They have several but this is my favourite. I love it: The food (Try tali is so yummy) .The service is lovely and friendly. I like this place very much.

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Thank Marta G
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent service, very knowledgable staff. Excellent food, at a reasonable price. Thalis are the best. Try one of the special starters for somethig different. Highly recommend for anyone looking for Indian in the area of an evening. Good atmosphere, cant wait to go back again.

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Thank GWDA058
London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a lovely restaurant and the food was delicious. Authentic Indian cooking. We had the thalis. In mine I had the allepy prawn curry. Having just returned from a holiday in south India I can say the taste was authentic and just as nice as the one I had in Kerela. My only complaint is the thali does not... More 

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Thank InspiringMeals
Piero S, MD at Masala Zone Islington, responded to this review

Dear InspiringMeals, Thank you for taking the time to post your review following your recent visit to Masala Zone. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you to Masala Zone again soon. Why not join our loyalty club and collect points each time you visit Masala Zone, once you have collected enough... More 

Scotland
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wife and I went here on Friday night, was busy so had to return - fair enough Limited menu with no chance of changing a dish, for example asked for curry to be spicier but they would not do it. Gave me chilli on the side Not a lot of choice Portions were small, nan bread tiny My wife enjoyed... More 

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Thank SuggyScotland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Uniformly excellent service. Very good food. All at a reasonable price. Would highly recommend for anyone looking for Indian in the area of an evening. Seated for 2 immediately without reservation on a Friday evening.

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Thank Marius R
Piero S, MD at Masala Zone Islington, responded to this review

Dear Marius R, Thank you for taking the time to post your review following your recent visit to Masala Zone. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you to Masala Zone again soon. Why not join our loyalty club and collect points each time you visit Masala Zone, once you have collected... More 

Chester, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here for dinner on a Friday evening in December when so many nearby venues were full of Christmas parties. It was busy here but not full of loud parties which was a great relief. The menu was interesting and the food really enjoyable. Our waitress explained all the different dishes which we found helpful. There were good drink... More 

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Thank vacuumcleaner
Piero S, MD at Masala Zone Islington, responded to this review

Dear vacuumcleaner, Thank you for taking the time to post your review following your recent visit to Masala Zone. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you to Masala Zone again soon. Why not join our loyalty club and collect points each time you visit Masala Zone, once you have collected enough... More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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184 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Decent Indian food with a modern twist in a pleasant environment. Efficient, good friendly service, OK prices and interesting menu options. Portions on the small side but worth it.

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Thank Luis M
Piero S, MD at Masala Zone Islington, responded to this review

Dear Luis M, We have attempted to contact you through Trip Advisor on two occasions to gather more information about your visit to Masala Zone, in order to enable us to investigate the issues raised and take any steps necessary to ensure they do not recur. Unfortunately as you have not responded we are unable to pursue the matter further.... More 

Santa Rosa, California
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31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

A wonderful experience! The attentive staff were determined to give me a fine dining experience, and they did so! I was dining alone, for a late luncheon, about 2 o'clock, but they made me feel welcome, and treated me like a queen. The food was the best Indian food that I ate in London. A bit pricey, but worth it.

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Thank Patricia W
Piero S, MD at Masala Zone Islington, responded to this review

Dear Patricia W, Thank you for taking the time to post your review following your recent visit to Masala Zone. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you to Masala Zone again soon. Why not join our loyalty club and collect points each time you visit Masala Zone, once you have collected... More 

London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Oh dear, what an error. Ok. We had jugged it earlier for my birthday with a costly Italian red at Fredericks across the road from the Masala Zone restaurant next to the Screen on the Green in Islington. The general idea was for our son to join myself and my superior, his mother, for a tasty vegetarian meal. Error one:... More 

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Thank Dionysius G
Piero S, MD at Masala Zone Islington, responded to this review

Dear Dionysius G, We have attempted to contact you through Trip Advisor on two occasions to gather more information about your visit to Masala Zone, in order to enable us to investigate the issues raised and take any steps necessary to ensure they do not recur. Unfortunately as you have not responded we are unable to pursue the matter further.... More 

1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Ordered vegetarian curry it was extremely oily Complained and staff very apologetic and refunded cost of food.

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Thank Sylvia .
Piero S, MD at Masala Zone Islington, responded to this review

Dear Sylvia, We have attempted to contact you through Trip Advisor on two occasions to gather more information about your visit to Masala Zone, in order to enable us to investigate the issues raised and take any steps necessary to ensure they do not recur. Unfortunately as you have not responded we are unable to pursue the matter further. Thank... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 80 Upper Street, London, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7359 3399

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 22 - 43
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian, Indian, Healthy, Halal

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups

Description

Welcome to one of London's leading Indian brasserie restaurants - there are 7 Masala Zone restaurants. Each Masala Zone is visually unique. We all serve real Indian food and cuisines, in contemporary yet exotic Indian popular art settings.We offer the varied delicious tastes and cuisines of India, from homes, wayside stalls and palaces (totally different from local curry houses) in a friendly stylish environment. We and our legendary sister fine dining restaurants - Chutney Mary, Veeraswamy and Amaya - provide an unparalleled combination of real Indian cuisines, taste, integrity, hospitality and ambience
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?