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Masala Zone Islington

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Indian, Healthy, Brasserie, Halal
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80 Upper Street, London, England
+44 20 7359 3399
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Today
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Open now
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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, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Welcome to one of London’s leading Indian brasserie restaurants - there...
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 brasserie 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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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 126 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 44
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 9
    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
Most recent review
devine!

I was taken here by two Indian friends, who promised me an authentic experience. Now, I'm a veteran of a lot of terrible Brick Lane curry houses, a well as being fortunate enough to have generous friends who have cooked me truly delicious, authentic Indian food. Compared to the latter, I'd say... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Preckkk
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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126 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

I was taken here by two Indian friends, who promised me an authentic experience. Now, I'm a veteran of a lot of terrible Brick Lane curry houses, a well as being fortunate enough to have generous friends who have cooked me truly delicious, authentic Indian food. Compared to the latter, I'd say Masala Zone does fairly well. The decor as... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I was literally blown away by the food and the service. Mrs Panjabi certainly has no lost her touch. Perfect storm of good food, good service, good menu and knowledgable staff. Will be back.... again and again and again!

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London, United Kingdom
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Delicious Indian food with good choice and you can see being cooked.Service helpful and competent.Gets very busy after 7pm.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We visited for a friends birthday mid week. The food quality itself is great, The food doesn't warrant the prices charged. The food was delicious the service was good, however didn't like the passive aggressive way of asking us to leave by dragging the table across the floor make an immense amount of noise from the outside. Otherwise a good... More 

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Durham
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

First time in here and it was not a disappointment.We have sampled many Indian dishes elsewhere but this restaurant gave a more realistic presentation of true regional dishes as eaten in India.Friendly staff and a lovely atmosphere.Will return for sure.

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Nice interior and food was good, nothing outstanding but will go again. I was with an Indian friend and she liked it too.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015 via mobile

I would not recommend this place at all. The waiter came to my table and did not say a word, he simply stood there expecting me to speak, he did not speak when i placed my order, when my food was delivered or when i asked for my bill. I was dining alone and it was clear when i had... More 

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JLederer L, Manager at Masala Zone Islington, responded to this review

I have just come across your review in Trip Advisor which I was concerned to read. I investigate all complaints personally We have high standards. We use highly experienced chefs from India making real Indian food, and our food is made fresh. I therefore apologise deeply your unsatisfactory experience which fell short of our objectives. Please scan and email, or... More 

London
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Restaurant is modern and attractive, and I actually enjoyed the Grand Thali meal, which was not too spicy, and a nice combination of flavours. The morning after, however, I have a very bad stomach, and thinking back it seemed odd that food arrived within 5 minutes, at a busy time. Clearly, food is reheated, often a source of problems. I... More 

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JLederer L, Manager at Masala Zone Islington, responded to this review

I have just come across your review in Trip Advisor which I was concerned to read. I investigate all complaints personally We have high standards. We use highly experienced chefs from India making real Indian food, and our food is made fresh. I therefore apologise deeply your unsatisfactory experience which fell short of our objectives. Please scan and email, or... More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Delivery order made from the website. The food was disappointing to say the least and the portions were shameful. The Honey and Dill Prawns Main -- £ 15.20 -- was just plain offensive: 4 prawns and a rather pathetic garden salad with a vinaigrette on the side. Unbelievable! The Goan Crispy Fried Prawns were soggy and the Delihi Vegetable Korma... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
JLederer L, Manager at Masala Zone Islington, responded to this review

I have just come across your review in Trip Advisor which I was concerned to read. I investigate all complaints personally We have high standards. We use highly experienced chefs from India making real Indian food, and our food is made fresh. I therefore apologise deeply your unsatisfactory experience which fell short of our objectives. Please scan and email, or... More 

London, United Kingdom
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Whenever I eat here, which is once a month, I find the food consistently good and genuine. Service is generally very friendly. The wall prints are amusing. While prices have been increasing, it still remains very good value

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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 11 - 31
  • Cuisine: Indian, Healthy, Brasserie, Halal

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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 brasserie 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?