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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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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, Dinner, Reservations, 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

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  • 50
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 15
    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
Fantastic

I was recommended the Masala Zone by a hotel receptionist, and honestly had one of the best meals I have had in an Indian restaurant. The food was beautifully prepared, delicately flavoured, and exceptionally more-ish. I can't wait to visit again!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
macmonkey123
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
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142 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

13 of us visited the restaurant. Everyone came in dribs and drabs, but that did not faze the staff. The food was delivered amazingly quick, and even the late comers got their food delivered nearly at the same time as the rest of us. While the service was very efficient and the waitress was very helpful, the food was absolutely... More 

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Cork
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72 reviews 72 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Walk in booking for a table for 4 on a busy Saturday night. Was not waiting long. Sat right near the kitchen; which was spotless and we observed 2 chefs running the kitchen and making it look very easy! Food was fantastic. Very reasonably priced. Great service from friendly staff. Nothing was too much trouble. Will certainly be back again... More 

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

I was recommended the Masala Zone by a hotel receptionist, and honestly had one of the best meals I have had in an Indian restaurant. The food was beautifully prepared, delicately flavoured, and exceptionally more-ish. I can't wait to visit again!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Our second visit, we decided to try the Grand Thali this time. The place is very well decorated and furnished, it is comfortable and quiet, and the staff are very friendly. I had a vanilla and saffron lassi, which was delicious, and the spicy lamb grand thali. The blend of spices was amazing, as was the chutney and the little... More 

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Brighton
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64 reviews 64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We booked a table online which was easy to do.This is the second time we have eaten at Masala Zone, before we ate in the one in Soho. I do think this one was better. The restaurant has a lovely lively ambiance, very clean including the toilets, and the food was delicious. The waitress was very helpful and attentive Overall... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Loved the variety of dishes served with style and enthusiasm. Pretty reasonable prices. Very good environment.

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

The thali platter was great - the selection of beers was good and just order tap water so you don't have to pay the extra for mineral or still water. The servers were very helpful. Value for price paid was good. We had a delicious appetizer of pouris with yogurt, mashed chick pea, ginger and pomegranate. Yum!

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Katy, Texas
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121 reviews 121 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Masala Zone was my choice of Indian food while visiting London. Unfortunately I could have done much better. Don't get me wrong - the ambiance is good - very modern. Service was good. The menu has some good choices and also some 'street food' type dishes that I haven't tried before. The food tasted fine - but it was just... More 

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

Dear sir 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. I woud be grateful... More 

Redditch, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I would not recommend after poor service,certainly didn't live up to it's reputation .Our party of 4 arrived about 7.30pm Friday 20th March, the restaurant was very busy, After about 10mins a waiter came to our table, said nothing just stood there with his pen in his hand,l asked him about some dishes that was not on the menu, madras,jalfrezi... More 

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Gormanston
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This is a nice Indian with a fabulous atmosphere on a Friday night. It was really buzzing. The décor is fantastic and the food is excellent. The staff are really friendly and I must say I can recommend it.

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?