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Masala Zone Islington

80 Upper Street, London, England (Islington / Clerkenwell)
+44 20 7359 3399
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Ranked #5,233 of 17,213 Restaurants in London
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Price range: $11 - $31
Cuisines: Indian, Healthy, Brasserie, Halal
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery
Neighborhood: Islington / Clerkenwell
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
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The food here is better-than-average Indian food - tasty, but nothing special. The thali offerings are a nice touch and mean that you get a lot of variety and snacks with your dinner. The night we went there was a fantastic coconut broccoli dish as the vegetable accompaniment, it's a shame that the curries we ordered weren't as stand out.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Food was delicious .staff is very friendly and attentive.i must say everyone should go and experience the taste of Indian dishes and excellent service .staff is so helpful as I went there with my boyfriend once and next time I tried with my baby he enjoyed their kids thali and lovely drawings that they provide my baby so that I... More

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Basel, Switzerland
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This is a nice and CLEAN place in the middle of Islingtons Upper Street. Food is tasty and the waiters are up to their game. If dishes are ordered spicy, they are. Would definitly go back.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

A great selection of street food of India- Pani puri,papri chaat,samosas,pav bhaji as starters and Prawn malai for mains... cant believe such an excellent flavours away from India. The best rasmalai i ever had and with very helpful & smiley staff it was just a treat. Great value for money....will be back again soon

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

You will be drawn in by the contemporary decor, pleasant helpful staff but the table for two are smaller than your average. Cutlery must be checked first. Now the food was no different than a ready made meal from Iceland. ..it wasn't your typical authentic indian restaurant food. The tilapia could be eaten with one bite as the portion is... More

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Great night out at very nice restaurant. Saw the advert on the underground before going to meet some friends to go out and then they suggested to go there, so thought yes sounds great! Very good service and help from the staff. The idea of Thalis is very novel and was great that they showed pictures etc. to know what... More

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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We visited this branch too! Greeted with an inviting smell of curry, big bowl of fresh flowers and polite staff. Clean toilets and you can watch the chefs working. Service was fast and food delivered within 15 minutes. Ordered a variety of dishes and was pleasently surprised with all the different tastes of herbes and spices. Each dish was full... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Not the most wallet-friendly of restaurants but greatly enjoyed my meal. We had the chef's special of the day which,if I recall correctly, was the Punjabi thali, food was very tasty and portions decent. Loved the modern decor and the illuminated trees outside bring a nice feel to the place. Staff was friendly and attentive.

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Annonay, France
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Although the place is packed they still look after everybody and their needs. Nice people and good food. Not cheap but not at all exagerated.

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Brigg, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

When I first arrived the place looks fresh and trendy, we then got shown to a table which was practically adjacent to the only other diners in what was an empty resteraunt! We asked to be moved to give both them and us some space. The first waitress we had was somewhat rude, while the second was polite and friendly.... More

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James R, Operations Director at Masala Zone Islington, responded to this review

Dear Paul C, Thanks for your feedback following your recent meal at Masala Zone Islington, which I was most concerned to read. We endeavour to maintain the highest standards and take complaints very seriously. I would like to investigate your feedback in detail and as a matter of urgency. Hence it will be most helpful if you could provide me... More

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