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Masala Zone Islington

80 Upper Street, London N1 0NU, England
+44 20 7359 3399
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good30%
  • Average19%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
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Open Now
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
Indian, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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80 Upper Street, London N1 0NU, England
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Masala Zone Islington
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 2 weeks ago

I visit masala zone Islington every Tuesday after my art clas with my friends. I love the food and the place is always scrupulously clean. We were very happy to see Roman the manager back in Islington. He is such a charming man and ever...More

Thank _elizfernando
Restaurant's Favourite
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 Emily S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hugely disappointing. Booked for dinner with family visiting from out of town based on Fay Maschler's inclusion in Best Indian restaurants in London. A bit surprised to find the restaurant nearly empty on a Friday evening but we ignored this red flag and carried on....More

1  Thank worldservice2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very attractive indian decor. Very buzzy restaurant you need to book but too expensive for what is it..

Thank jamie j
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good variety of food, overpriced for the portion size given however. For an £18 mixed grill Id expect more than 2 small kebabs, 2 lamb shops and 2 tiny chicken chunks. Nice enough food though, in stylish surrounding.

Thank peterjmay
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good welcome and attractive decor. Unusually for an Indian it's a chain and the menu reflects this, a bit limited. That said the food was ok, though not as good as some we have had. Portions are not too big, which may be a good...More

Thank Jeff and Evelyn... W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have now visited this restaurant twice! Once alone and another time for dinner with my family. The interiors are really spectacular and well done..The menu had quite interesting fusion dishes. I loved trying out the chaats and ended up ordering for more! Overall -...More

Thank Unique_1511
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

We came here after walking up and down upper street and considering all the eateries there. We came upon a brightly colored, festive spot called Masala Zone. We were seated without a reservation, and then the fun began!!!! The manager saw to our dietary needs...More

Thank Michelle S
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Very glad to say that it was nice experience visited this Indian restaurant.Very good food and service. We did not wait a long to eat and everything was under a professional way.The Greek waitress was very polite and friendly.I will come again to taste more...More

Thank Irene P
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Literally chose this restaurant as we walked by. Looked very inviting. Great customer service throughout the meal, very attentive but not intrusive. Chose the Chicken Mangalore, excellent food. Very spicy, but not over hot but so much flavour. Cleared the plate!! Will definitely be returning...More

Thank John M
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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$ 20 - US$ 47
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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
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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