Masala Zone Islington


Situated 5 minutes away from Angel underground station on popular Upper Street and close to the Business Design Centre, is Masala Zone, a casual dining Indian restaurant. Serves real Indian food in a casual, contemporary yet exotic setting. Masala Zone Islington is decorated Jangadh folk paintings by the tribals from the forests of Central India. Indian street food, regional curries including vegetarian, Indian grills can all be found on the menu. Open for lunch and dinner daily; expect to pay £12 for lunch and around £15 for dinner including a drink. No reservations necessary for less than 10 persons. Party area available.

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Typical meal price: From £25.00 (USD36.31) per diner

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Venue Details & Map

Masala Zone Islington

80-82 Upper Street
N1 0NU
+44 (0)20 7359 3399

Sample Menu

  • Street Food:
  • Bhel – crunchy salad with chutney and peanuts
  • Dahi Puri – puffed hollow biscuits filled with chickpeas, mash, yoghurt, chutney
  • Noodles:
  • Malabar Seafood Bowl – prawns, calamari, fish kofta, noodles in a richly curried soup
  • Curry & Rice Plates:
  • Classics such butter chicken, prawn malai (gently flavoured with coconut), dhaaba roghan josh (intensely flavoured lamb curry)
  • Grand Thali:
  • Equal to a good two course meal comprises a canapé, papadum and chutney, a choice of curry (vegetable, chicken, lamb or prawn) from the curry selection, two vegetable dishes, dal (lentil), raita (yoghurt), salad, whole wheat chapatti & rice


Access into the Building
Flat routes from parking area to entrance
Catering Facilities
Halal options on menu
Kosher options on menu
Nut-free option on menu
Outdoor dining / Beer garden
Set price menu
Theatre menu
Vegetarian options on menu
Children Facilities
Childrens menu
Yelp Reviews

3.0 out of 5 based on 39 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Masala Zone Islington

4.0 out of 5 4 January 2016
by J P.

Along the majorly trendy Islington main shopping road, are loads of very trendy restaurants and the competition is high. Masala Zone is a chain whose other branches do not fit this description, because although it is quite cool it is not very trendy. However it is clear that they have changed their decor for this location and done a great job of it. The decor is not a achingly trendy, but...more

4.0 out of 5 2 December 2015
by Díana B.

I think all the restaurants on Upper Street up their game because there's so many restaurants in the area, they have to be the best they can be. Masala Zone tends to be an averagely decent place to eat Indian food - but this particular branch has a little extra something! Service is always great, we hardly wait long for our mains to arrive - the Thali is the one to go for as it gives you a bit...more

3.0 out of 5 5 July 2015
by Nirmal P.

Yes, it hit the spot! Average Indian food.

Highlights: Food was cooked well and tasty, Location was easy to find near the tube station, Staff was friendly with good decor and a good size sitting area.

Can improve: Increase the quantity a little.

Benchmark: My best Indian restaurants are Delhi Spice, Namaste Lounge and Everest Lounge.

Dined in June 2015 and might consider again if in the...more

2.0 out of 5 18 March 2015
by Kerry M.

Being a big fan of indian food, I was really excited to try this place out. Unfortunately I found it very disappointing, there wasn't much choice on the menu and my chicken tikka masala didn't have much flavour to it. My boyfriend had the vegetarian thali and although this was quite big, it tasted average.

The restaurant has a friendly atmosphere and the service was very good, but I wouldn't...more

1.0 out of 5 31 January 2015
by J A.

Delivery order made from the website. The food was disappointing to say the least and the portions were shameful. The Honey and Dill Prawns Main -- £ 15.20 -- was just plain offensive: 4 prawns and a rather pathetic garden salad with a vinaigrette on the side. Unbelievable! The Goan Crispy Fried Prawns were soggy and the Delihi Vegetable Korma was runny and mainly liquid -- not much by way of...more

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