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Masala Zone Islington

80 Upper Street, London, England (Islington / Clerkenwell)
+44 20 7359 3399
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Ranked #5,411 of 18,140 Restaurants in London
Price range: $11 - $31
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
Cuisines: Indian, Healthy, Brasserie, Halal
Neighborhood: Islington / Clerkenwell
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night
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
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

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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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The taste of the food was just average indian food, but the taali and presentation was super! Excellent service - good for a date or friends night out...

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13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Nice restaurant,nice staff..we were served very quickly even if it was crowded. We took the grand thali with chicken, a bit too spicy but delicious.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

Im a big fan of India and everything that comes with it, especially the food. When i came out to the restaurant for my anniversary with my boyfriend, we were gob smacked at the way the food tasted. The curry was nothing like a chicken madras nor was it the correct colour, IT WAS GREEN! Everything else on our table... 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
Top Contributor
239 reviews 239 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

When this branch opened, around 10 years ago I think, I had some wonderful, fresh and aromatic food. And many excellent meals followed - including one for my 50th birthday. Their menu always seems to have confusing choice / price elements that sometimes the staff don't even understand, but that's OK! I returned there a few weeks ago with friends... 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 

West Yorkshire
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31 reviews 31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Great value and great service in a really smart restaurant. Been here twice now and consistently good. We did book online a few hours before arrival but they had no record which made it a bit pointless. We did get a table though. Great food!

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Came here for dinner after the cinema with friends, we chose to have some starters firstly which were bajhis: tasty, fresh and crispy and samosas; these has some kind of odd filling which I didn't like too much personally but the others didn't mind it so it all got eaten nevertheless. In addition to this we orders one "Thali" plate... More 

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Witham, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

nice restaurant in a very nice location on Upper Street next to the Screen on the Green. Meal for two with a glass of wine and a beer came in at £50.00. One of us had the Grand Thali and the other just the normal Thali. We shared a starter. Food was faultless and would visit again.

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I couldn't fault the food here, it was really nice (if you like indian food). The menu is quite limited and didn't serve my favourite Indian dish but I did enjoy what I had. However, the one thing that was a bit off-putting was that it seemed like they were trying to rush us out of the restaurant. The food... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

I recently ate here with some family, we had good time. The waiter was lovely and very keen on giving a decent service. The food was nice, it's not your typical English take on Indian food, it's slightly different but still very good. The price for the meal I thought was reasonable for the amount of food you get and... More 

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Additional Information about Masala Zone Islington

Address: 80 Upper Street, London, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7359 3399
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Islington / Clerkenwell
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
Average Prices: USD 11 - 31
Cuisine: Indian, Healthy, Brasserie, Halal

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