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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 - 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, 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

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Visitor rating
  • 45
    Excellent
  • 39
    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
Most recent review
Too precise!

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
GightRunner
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Katy, Texas
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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132 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Katy, Texas
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

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
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

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
30 helpful votes 30 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Being a British guy and vegetarian, I love a good curry. I can heartily recommend the regular size thali. Apparently the grand size is too big to eat. £50 for two heads with drinks? Not too shabby at all.

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Pune, India
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This is the only closest Indian vegetarian option available from the hotel where we were staying. Overall food quality is good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 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

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
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?