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This Covent Garden location of the ever popular and impressive Masala Zone is a stylish affair, boasting an enviable location right next door to the Royal Opera House. Offering the same excellent Indian dishes at superb prices.

Ranked #1715 of 5241 restaurants in London

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MON

12:00 - 23:00

TUE

12:00 - 23:00

WED

12:00 - 23:00

THU

12:00 - 23:00

FRI

12:00 - 23:00

SAT

12:00 - 23:00

SUN

12:30 - 22:30

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By Michelle M.

Masala Zone in Covent Garden is also one of our regular places to dine out. We have also found this an excellent venue for a larger family group. The staff are always pleasant and ready to explain the meals and understand that some people need a warning where something is particularly spicy. We usually enjoy the regular thali, but on occasions with friends have ordered grand thalis. Both sizes have a nice variety of delicious food, and a choice of rice or chappatis. The drinks menu is also varied. We are rather predictable visitors who do not go past the thalis. However, other reviews have encouraged me to think about ordering a little more courageously in future.


By Rita K.

Very beautiful & cozy restaurant in very beautiful covent garden.... Ethnic yet modern with concepts of puppets on the ceilings with modern decor. The food was amazing and it has variety of veg n non-veg dishes both in starters and main. I loved their platters (its more like a set meal with variety of dishes) providing a very balanced and satisfying feel... The staff approach is very friendly and casual... loved this place will go back very soon


By Vinay K.

I had been to Masala Zone few months ago and had high hopes of our return visit with our friends and colleagues. Sadly, I was very disappointed. The cosy ambience is completely ruined by poor, thoughtless, bordering-on-rude service, distinctly average food, poor value for money and an uninspiring menu. I was very shocked and I would never return or recommend as the rudeness from management was unbelievable. I have absolutely no idea what makes them as they are but they have the worst attitude of any restaurant I've ever been in. The food was bland and clearly inexperienced in real Indian food which ruins the experience you expect from a cuisine restaurant.


By Shiene M.

This restaurant is amazing. My husband and I have been several times and always enjoyed the food. Never been disappointed yet. We had a party booking there 5/6/10 for 23 adults and 2 children and the staff were always at hand if we needed them. They served very quickly and everyone enjoyed the food. On of the guests came from India and she couldnt believe she was in London. "The food was just like home".


By Nadine H.

I love indian food but masala zone is strictly average in terms of service and food.

The plus point is the interior is interesting and seating and ambience nice.

I had better curries in my time so i wont rush back to masala zone.


By Michelle C.

Masala Zone’s Covent Garden branch does the name proud with its fantastically filling dishes.

The Venue
Masala Zone’s location in Covent Garden’s Floral Street means it’s close enough to all the major sights but suitably off the beaten track to keep the tourists away. The interior is decorated with large fish-eye mirrors and a host of glittery, colourful puppets hanging from the ceiling. The puppets represent a traditional Indian wedding ceremony, with the bride and groom in the southwest corner of the restaurant being greeted by a host of wedding guests and entertainers. Ones to watch out for include headless dancers and an array of camels.

The Atmosphere
There’s a convivial atmosphere about Masala Zone, partially due to the celebrating puppets but mostly thanks to the food and the prices. It would make quite a good location for a large group. The staff are friendly, knowledgeable and make good recommendations.

The Food
Masala Zone’s other branches are known for their big portions, low prices and authentic meals, and this one is no exception. To sample the best of what the restaurant has to offer, the thalis – an enormous platter including a curry, vegetable sides and chutneys – are what to get. The butter chicken curry is sumptuously rich and perfectly spiced; although most of the pieces are deliciously tender, there is the odd pieces that's not of such a high quality. The sides change daily, but if one of the choices is peas and aubergine mixed with a rich tomato sauce, don’t pass it up. With the thali you also get a large dollop of rice, a crisp poppadom and a fluffy chapatti to scoop up all the dishes. The lighter ayurvedic thalis provide all the taste but none of the overly-full feeling you can sometimes get with too much Indian food.

The Drink
To cool the spiciness of the food try a fruity lassi or a chaas (a lighter, fat-free version of a lassi made with coriander leaves and cumin seeds). There are only a few wines listed, but they’re all quite affordable and most are available by the glass as well, the most expensive being an Australian Chardonnay at just about £15.00.

The Last Word
A nice escape from the tourist trap restaurants in Covent Garden with cool decor and great food. Make sure you come with an empty stomach.

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