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Masala Zone Islington

#4,904 of 17,558 Restaurants in London
#5,272 of 18,482 Places to Eat in London
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French, Indian, Bistro, Healthy, 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
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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, Reservations
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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  • 52
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 30
    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
Good food!!!

Went here recently with a friend. The food is reasonably priced with excellent service. The food was very good. I wish there had been more choice of main curries, but the food was really very good. For a chain of restaurants it is well worth a visit. Very tasty!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
finvin
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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Frogpool Truro
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Eight of us went here for a meal. The restaurant was clean,tidy and the seating was good. The menu did not have a very large choice. However there was a good variety. For starters most of us had onion bajhi which we all enjoyed. We had various main meals, which were all tasty although some servings had a lack of... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Great location in Islington, this Indian restaurant looks the part but just doesn't deliver the promise. The Marsala Coke

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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Went here last week with group of friends, we ordered dahi puri, pao bhaji and some more starters which taste really nice and mixed grill with some recommendation curries from server all went quiet good. service was really attentive and our main server was quiet friendly, he recommend really nice food selection definiatley will go back again.

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Piero S, Managing Director at Masala Zone Islington, responded to this review

Dear Roxstha, 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. Yours sincerely Piero Sardano Managing Director Masala Zone. More 

Wirral
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Tried to find an authentic Indian in the Islington area couldn't so ended up here. Asked for two papadoms each and two halves each turned up with minuscule amounts of chutney etc. Main meals tasted like it was mass produced and couldn't really hear any cooking going on. Food was pleasant enough but would I go here again not unless... More 

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Dino S, Manager at Masala Zone Islington, responded to this review

Dear Eileen I have just come across your review in Trip Advisor which I was concerned to read. I investigate all customer issues personally We have high standards. We use highly experienced chefs and our food is made fresh. Our objective is to serve good real Indian food at affordable prices I therefore apologise if your experience fell short of... More 

Newcastle, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Went here recently with a friend. The food is reasonably priced with excellent service. The food was very good. I wish there had been more choice of main curries, but the food was really very good. For a chain of restaurants it is well worth a visit. Very tasty!!

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Appleby, Cumbria
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The grand thali is no longer so grand - One curry dish instead of two, and the naan bread has been replaced with a chapatti. The only thing that has increased is the price. Still tastes good, but on the whole is a disappointing shadow of what it was. Service was polite but unenthusiastic on my visit. With better options... More 

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Dino S, Manager at Masala Zone Islington, responded to this review

Dear Eden & Dave I have just come across your review in Trip Advisor which I was concerned to read. I investigate all customer issues personally We have high standards. We use highly experienced chefs and our food is made fresh. Our objective is to serve good real Indian food at affordable prices I therefore apologise if your experience fell... More 

Thirsk, United Kingdom
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Curse of the solo diner. Hidden away from the rest of the dinners, very restricted view of the busy main restaurant. First time I've eaten here for a few months and I'm sure the Thalia used to be a sekar ion of curries, now only a choice of one. Unfortunately I picked the wrong one and it was not the... More 

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Dino S, Manager at Masala Zone Islington, responded to this review

Dear Gary I have just come across your review in Trip Advisor which I was concerned to read. I investigate all customer issues personally We have high standards. We use highly experienced chefs and our food is made fresh. Our objective is to serve good real Indian food at affordable prices I therefore apologise if your experience fell short of... More 

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48 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

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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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

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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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
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: French, Indian, Bistro, Healthy, Halal

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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: French, Indian, Bistro, Healthy, Halal

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?