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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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“thali” (81 reviews)
“chicken tikka” (5 reviews)
“prawns” (8 reviews)
Closes in 26 min
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
Indian, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
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 1 week ago 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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Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

You know how you would like every meal out to go? Nice welcome, excellent service and tasty food... but how often does that happen? Well, it did tonight at the Masala Zone! Staff could not have been more friendly and helpful and the food was...More

Thank bob1485
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for a nice Indian I would not recommend this place I would go to Brick lane over here any day. Service was so poor had to ask 3 different people for water and 3 different times they all kept forgetting about...More

Thank FletchR91
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good food with great atmosphere. We were there with 3 kids and they tried their very best to please us. Good service!

Thank Mita M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We’ve been visiting Masala Zone in Islington, Covent Garden and Soho for many years during our occasional visits to London. After a gap of a couple of years we went back on Saturday evening. The first thing we noticed was how the prices seem to...More

Thank Longtonian
Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

Ordered a chicken tikka masala, mushroom rice and keema naan. Unfortunately they don’t do any of these. So had some sort of buttered chicken, garlic naan and boiled rice as the choice was that or “ cabbage rice” ?! I’m sure that would suit most...More

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Reviewed 11 February 2018

I am not vegetarian, but I love vegetarian food. I ordered Undhiyo & Lentils, but this dish was a huge disappointment. I ordered what I thought was a spiced Lentil and vegetable dish. There were very few lentils and no sauce to go with the...More

Thank booty3
Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

I had the butter chicken thali and it was really nice. In fact everyone on our table loved their meals. The service was good, they were not pushy but they were there when you needed them and they were polite. I will definitely be going...More

Thank Weez0001
Reviewed 30 January 2018

My wife and I live nearby and we have tried numerous restaurants in the area over the years but for some reason we have never been here before. That was a mistake because we thoroughly enjoyed our first meal here and we will definitely return....More

Thank EssexBoy
Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

Haven’t been here for a few years and fancied a curry. Went for a grand thali with prawns. There was a good variety of dishes but as I was a bit disappointed with the ‘starter’ which came with it, two small deep fried something or...More

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14 January 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
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$21 - US$49
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
Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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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