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Masala Zone Islington

80 Upper Street, London N1 0NU, England
+44 20 7359 3399
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good30%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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Indian, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
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80 Upper Street, London N1 0NU, England
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. Divine Food
"The food was divine. It was prepared to perfection"
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2. Impressive Decor
"impressed with the decor and next came the food, it was scrumptious"
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3. Exceptional Service
"The service was exceptional without being pressured"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a wonderful evening at Masala Zone in Islington. Food was delicious, great vegan and vegetarian options. Service was polite and friendly, food didn't take too long. Decor is interesting, great murals. Restaurant is clean and comfortable. Great value for excellent dishes. Would recommend,...More

Thank Ann W
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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

We had an absolutely tremendous meal. Starters and main courses were spectacular. Cocktails and dessert were delicious. Excellent service, lovely decor, an entirely wonderful evening. A selection of street food starters including Chicken 61 (or some number), Prawns, even the Chips were special. Papadam with...More

Thank emilysS5917UI
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

5 people for a birthday lunch. Every dish was really good, we eat lots of Indian food but dishes were not the standard fare. Starters were a particular highlight. Thoroughly recommend

Thank bernardfar
Reviewed 12 October 2018

Saturday night, no booking - we got seated by a very lovely front of house man who seemed to really want to sort us out! We were with American friends who really wanted an Indian. We ordered 3 dishes with rice and naan to share...More

Thank MrsLCH2014
Reviewed 11 October 2018

It's one of the best Indian restuarnats in the heart of the city,,with post ambiance and proper Indian thali food served. Loved the flavours. Just delicious. You get the feeling of fine dining experience with a price range which will fit any pocket.

Thank priya s
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Second visit, and yet again very pleased with the quality of the food, the ambiance, service and prices. Thoroughly recommend it for Indian food lovers.

Thank DJM_review
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Really wonderful food, very nice restaurant and lovely staff! We spotted their advert on the underground during a short break to London. Checked out the reviews on Trip advisor and decided to book. Pre dinner cocktails were nice. The papad starter was really delicious and...More

Thank janeh836
Reviewed 8 August 2018

It's good and authentic indian dining here, although I noticed that the curries here were less spicy. But the taste is fine and it's a nice atmosphere.

1  Thank GoodEats94
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Had a table on the terrace outside. Lovely atmosphere. Had a nice bottle of wine and main courses - chicken korma and naan breads. All fresh and delicious. Reasonable priced. Will return for sure.

1  Thank MrAlpaca77
Reviewed 11 June 2018

Very good quality Indian in Marsala Zone, in the local community of Islington. Great selection of starters, Marsala Papadams are great. Garlic Roti good quality. Main courses (Lamb Biryani and Butter Chicken could have had a little more meat in them) but the flavours were...More

Thank Aussiebuck
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14 January 2017|
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Response from LondonDragon | Reviewed this property |
So sorry - but I don't know. I would suggest that it would be safest to go directly to Masala Zone for this question.
14 January 2017|
Response from goodloo | Reviewed this property |
Quite a lot of curry dishes starters rices I've not got a menu so I've just rung them for you and that's what he said to me sorry I couldn't be any more informative for you
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 19 - US$ 45
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Free Wifi, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • E-mail
At Masala Zone Islington, we have a passion for making sure customers have an enjoyable time – delicious genuine Indian food, newly renovated exciting interiors and great staff. The restaurant is highly acclaimed. Evening Standard has rated us as one of London’s six best Indian restaurants, Zagat Restaurants Survey as London’s Most Popular Restaurant Group; Daily Telegraph as one of London’s best restaurants. We unusually combine a panoramic range of proper Indian food - pioneering street food, thalis (the balanced family platters), daily changing freshly made vegetables, flavourful grills, regional curries, biryanis. Our food is uniquely from the true sources of Indian food – the gourmet homes & street stalls across India’s regions.
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