Masala Zone is part of a unique collection of London's finest Indian restaurants – including the legendary Chutney Mary, Veeraswamy & Amaya, offering enjoyable, memorable dining experiences - delicious Indian cuisines, exciting interiors & stylish hospitality. Masala means spice – the very heart and soul of Indian cooking. The best Indian food is found in gourmet homes, on street stalls, or Maharaja's palaces, and not in restaurants in India. These are prepared with an array of freshly ground spices combined in special sequence. Masala Zone are unusual in bringing this to the restaurant table. This is the result of the efforts of Namita Panjabi, co-owner and Director of cuisine – and her sister Camellia, who are leading authorities on Indian food. They have travelled all over India to find it. They have honed the talents of many specialist chefs to give a unique combination of the best real Indian food as eaten in India. No curry house food here! Masala Zone have pioneered in bringing street food to the London restaurant table and offer an unrivalled array of these dishes. One of India's culinary glories is its comforting, seductive street food which offer a myriad of flavours. Almost every street corner is lined with mobile food vendors (restaurants-on-wheels) selling sumptuous snack delicacies. It is a way of life for people of all income groups who relish the irresistible rich tapestry of flavours these snacks have to offer. There are rows of street food hawkers cooking and selling these delectable delicacies before your eyes in any busy street in India. There is something magical about such food cooked in the open. Indian street food is mouthwatering. These dishes fire the appetite; the aromas awaken the senses. Masala Zone's street food is prepared in open dispense kitchens in full view of customers- although not quite the same as being on the streets of India. These can be eaten either as a starter, or as grazing food. Each Masala Zone restaurant is visually unique. Each restaurant combines a different form of exciting Indian folk or tribal art with contemporary design and effective lighting.
by Oli on 25 Oct 2018
i've been here every year several times, really love the food. unfortunately this time the woman on the desk was really disappointing. we were there with 2 friends on sunday evening at 20.45 the restaurant wasn't fully crowded and there were several tables free (for 3--4 pers). she told us we have to wait 30mins, after 15mins we returned and went to the bar, but nobody served us! the woman at the front desk let us wait another 15mins then she gave us a table which was already free 30mins before!!! unacceptable we thought - the reason we stayed was because of the really fantastic food and the waitress did her best.
by Halin on 29 Apr 2016
Excellent all around. Will highly recommend this restaurant.