We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Masala Zone Islington

80 Upper Street, London N1 0NU, England
+44 20 7359 3399
All photos (88)
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good31%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“thali” (67 reviews)
“dahi puri” (5 reviews)
“kulfi” (3 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Indian, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
80 Upper Street, London N1 0NU, England
All Details
Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Masala Zone Islington
1. Divine Food
"The food was divine. It was prepared to perfection"
Read review
2. Impressive Decor
"impressed with the decor and next came the food, it was scrumptious"
Read review
3. Exceptional Service
"The service was exceptional without being pressured"
Read review
Write a Review
Reviews (277)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 249 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had no reservations but were made very welcome and treated to the most amazing food. We had the Diwali special menu which was superb. Excellent first class service, would definitely recommend eating here.

Restaurant's Favourite
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
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Visited on a Saturday night and the food was delicious! We both ordered the Thali which consisted of generous portions and considering I am not a big fan of curry I enjoyed this so much. Only downside is the price and I did feel it...More

Thank Emma J
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

What a terrible experience on thurs eve My friend and I visited I had been years ago sadly nothing had changed It is shockingly overpriced for a regular thali - portions v small overpriced and v limited I am dairy intolerant and took 20 mins...More

Thank Philjml
Reviewed 25 July 2017

We greatly enjoyed our meal at this establishment, which was a traditional Indian restaurant with authentic and good and varied selections. However, the prices were greatly inflated and we were shocked at the bill for two adults and two children. Surely there is equally as...More

Thank worldtravelers2015
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

After having had a superior Indian culinary experience at Dishoom, I didn't have high hopes for this restaurant when I passed by it. Hunger drove me to try it anyways - and I was pleasantly surprised! The food was delicious! Their cocktails as well. And...More

Thank Beatrice1992
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We saw an advert on the tube and the food looked appetising. The place has traditional decor with friendly staff. It was all good until we tasted the food. She ordered a Grand Thali and I ordered a lamb dish. The that presentation was lovely...More

Thank sheikhspeares
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

We had great time and really enjoyed the food.. we ordered thali curry special.. it came on a tray with vegetables and daal.. we will definitely visit this place again

Thank Emine A
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

I'm used to pretty standard menus in Indian restaurants and tend to go for chicken tikka masala. So at first I was anxious about the lack of recognisable dishes on the menu here. But once they brought out the starter I thought, now this is...More

Thank Kenners70
Reviewed 22 June 2017

I had a nice experience in this restaurant, the food was good, and the portions are satisfying. It was obvious that the ingredients were fresh. We sat on the balcony and it was nice.

Thank Rawan B
Nearby Restaurants
292 reviews
.04 km away
Wahaca Islington
223 reviews
.08 km away
Cote Brasserie - Islington
190 reviews
.04 km away
La Forchetta
256 reviews
.05 km away
Nearby Attractions
Camden Passage
102 reviews
.12 km away
King's Head Theatre
86 reviews
.20 km away
Almeida Theatre
104 reviews
.34 km away
Business Design Centre
64 reviews
.16 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
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
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$46
Drinks, 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, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing