Masala Zone Islington 1

80 Upper Street , London, N1 0NU

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SquareMeal Review of Masala Zone Islington

It wasn’t so long ago that ‘going for a curry’ meant throat-wrenching vindaloos, warm lager and lurid flock wallpaper. Masala Zone makes such provincial clichés seem like ancient history. This sparky, London-only group of Indian ‘brasseries’ is known for its smart service, ethnic soundtrack and folk art-bedecked interiors – the Rajasthani puppets at the Covent Garden branch are a must-see. As the cheap-but-chic member of the Chutney Mary, Veeraswamy and Amaya stable, bowls of bog-standard chicken tikka masala are beneath its dignity. No, Masala Zone is all about fresh, balanced meals inspired by Indian home cooking, market stalls and palace chefs. Kick off with street-food nibbles such as samosas, papdi chaat or jumbo prawns from the grill, ahead of a textbook thali featuring your choice of curry and daily changing accompaniments.

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8.5

Food & Drink: 8.5

Service: 7.5

Atmosphere: 8.5

Value: 9.0

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

anna g. 03 September 2014

A great selection of street food of India- Pani puri,papri chaat,samosas,pav bhaji as starters and Prawn malai for mains... cant believe such an excellent flavours away from India. The best rasmalai i ever had and with very helpful & smiley staff it was just a treat. Great value for money....will be back again soon

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 3.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

Pia W. 24 March 2010

Food was absolutely delicious! we had a problem with service that evening – they forgot our order – but the nice food, atmosphere and excellent value for money made me nearly forget it.

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