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Masala Zone Islington

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80 Upper Street, London N1 0NU, England
+44 20 7359 3399
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Open now
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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
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just the place to go for a wonderful Indian meal experience: courteous and knowledgeable staff and great food with the option to sit outside. The chance to try Thali and some great Indian street food.

Thank LondonDragon
Te Anau
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157 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sure the food at Masala Zone is good but we thought the prices were high and portion sizes on the small side. The staff are good and do explain the menu but you are paying a premium price and we thought that value for money was average.

Thank Bikehikers
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Saw the Thali advertised on the menu board and liked the idea so popped in for a Sunday night meal for 2. Lovely décor, very friendly staff and outdoor seating area if you fancy that. The meal was served quickly - I had a rogan josh, wife had the butter chicken - one with rice, one with chappattis. Both came... More 

Thank LincolnshireBob
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my first visit here. The food was very good and well explained. I guess the waitress is from India. She was passionate and very helpful. We just took her suggestion in choosing food. Food was very good. Will visit again for sure.

Thank Jim_vsa
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved Masala Zone!! The food is very good and big portions. The best is the Thali, typical plate with different tastes which is great to get a taste of everything! The place is also very nice and service polite and quick.

Thank alicerosso10
Brighton, England
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184 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Patricia, the charming restaurant manager, welcomed us warmly and looked after us superbly throughout lunch yesterday. Although the décor is excellent inside the restaurant, we chose to sit outside by the enormous tree to enjoy our lunch. After an informative discussion with Patricia, we ordered two thalis, one with chicken Mangalore and the other lamb dhaaba rogan to share. The... More 

Thank pearlpoppy
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36 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Love the idea of food being served in thali, authentic and allows people to sample a few different things together. Starters had wide choice of street food selection so made for fun group tasting and sharing. Rarely order desserts in an Indian restaurants but the kulfi was amazing.

Thank FoodographyLDN
Paphos, Cyprus
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

My Thursday's now consist of dining on upper street with a work colleague and masala zone was our dining choice last Thursday. I was slightly apprehensive as a longtime resident of Islington I was yet to hear any recommendations to dine here, in fact I didn't know anybody who has dined here, so I decided to bite the bullet. On... More 

Thank Natalie J
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Great food and excellent service! Even my little girl loved it. Looking forward to another visit. Thank you

Thank Mdemonchy
Darlington, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

The restaurant has a great ambiance and the staff are very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu and help guide you with your choice. I opted for the Grand Thali and was really impressed. I t was packed with a variety of dishes and contrasting flavours. It was certainly filling as well. Would certainly return to this restaurant when I... More 

Thank David W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $40
Vegetarian Friendly, Indian, Asian, Healthy, Halal
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 80 Upper Street, London N1 0NU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7359 3399
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 stylish 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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