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80 Upper Street, London N1 0NU, England
+44 20 7359 3399
Today
12:30 - 23:00
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Sun 12:30 - 22:30
Mon - Fri 12:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Sat 12:30 - 23:00
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San Francisco, California
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369 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend and I grabbed dinner at Masala Zone. The decor was lovely and the service was good, but the food was pretty average. It's good if you just want a quick Indian fix, but there are better options if you're looking for something special.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

My wife and I went there after a day of shopping and touring. We arrived a little early and had to go across the street for some liquid refreshment. We were the second patrons in the restaurant. Upon walking in we experienced the most calming and relaxing ambiance. The decor is beautiful and the soft calming music was great. Now... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was very impressed with the decor and next came the food, it was scrumptious. The service was excellent. The waiter was extremely pleasant and very helpful with the menu. I definitely will go back and so will my friend who visited London several times but seldom tasted Indian food as delicious as this. Thanks to Roman who served us... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My fiancee and I went here on a friday night around 9:30pm, the place was busy but we got a table. Our waiter remembered us for our previous trip whic was over six months ago. He offered us a tasting of certain mains for free to see how spicy they were, Nice atmosphere in the restuarant with the kitchen looking... More 

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Diest, Belgium
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Masala Zone on a Sunday evening, it was crowdy but there was a table available for us (we had no reservation). The service was correct, didn't have to wait long to order or to be served. The food itself was good although I missed a bit the authenticity, the fact that it is a part of restaurant chain... More 

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Thank kristofdaems
UK
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90 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great staff and very tasty Indian dishes presented carefully and attractively. Only thing we did not like is that you cannot book by phone and if you book online you don't know which table you will end up with - possibly right next to noisy, smoky kitchen - which is open to diners.

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Thank Guardianeyes
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Service was great but the food was pretty bad. I can see it is tryings it's best to be a 'high street curry chain' but you are missing the main thing which makes a curry house beat all other cuisines; "FLAVOUR!" The curry was bland and nothing like the traditional spicy food you get in curry houses. Unfortunately not for... More 

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Thank Robbany K
London, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Popped in without a reservation on a Saturday night. Looked very busy but they accommodated us. The smells were amazing. If you are expecting a "normal" Indian restaurant with the dansaks and jalfrezis on the menu, then this isn't for you. Lots of interesting dishes, plus thalis, with lots of smaller dishes on one plate making a complete meal. One... More 

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Thank Fishpond1
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

My friends and I went to Masala Zone for lunch as they love Indian food. When we arrived at the restaurant I was really impressed with the front of the restaurant, it just looked like a very lovely place to eat. As we entered we were sat down in one of the booths which was nicely laid out and very... More 

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Thank Raxa B
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135 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Place looked amazing reviews sounded phenomenal, so I had to try this place. It was okay food was okay a bit boring, I like food that's exciting and full of taste! My friend got a thali which was good with a variety of small side which was better! Would be willing to try again! Service was brilliant!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 19 - US$ 38
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 - 22:30
Monday
12:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Thursday
12:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Friday
12:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Saturday
12:30 - 23:00
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
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 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?