Imli Street
Imli Street

Imli Street

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.imlistreet.com/
  • Phone: 02072874243x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Friday 08:00 - 23:00
    Saturday 09:00 - 23:00
    Sunday 09:00 - 22:00
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Executive Chef: Alfred Prasad
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Car Park
A word from Imli Street
Part of the Tamarind Collection and sister to the Michelin starred Tamarind of Mayfair, One Kensington and Tamarind of London; Imli Street serves a unique menu inspired by Indian Street food.
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Imli Street has completely revolutionised its interior and menu which has been developed by Tamarind Collection’s multi-award winning Director of Cuisine, Alfred Prasad.
The all-day menu features a range of small dishes inspired by four distinctive elements from across the diverse regions of India to give guests a real street food inspired dining experience.
In addition a combination of international breakfast and selection of breakfast dishes with an Indian twist is served daily with a takeaway option.
The 130-seat urban street style venue opens 7 days a week.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerIndian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood Vegetarian Options
Imli Street reviews from OpenTable diners
246 reviews since 20 May 2014
Average Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambience3.8
    Value3.7
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (111)group bookings (110)good vegetarian options (102)pre/post theatre (86)special occasions (55)business meals (42)romance (35)outstanding value (35)brunch (33)sunday lunch (28)child friendly (16)afternoon tea (8)outdoor eating (6)disabled access (4)Show More
  • Great food, authentic and a twist
    Harshhira
    Dined on 12/9/2014
    Great authentic Indian food, especially like the papdi chaat. Also have new twists on traditional Indian dishes which are delicious
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    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Indian food
    Nadine
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    The food is absolutely delicious! It's a little pricey but I'd be happy to pay these sorts of prices when the food is such a joy. Service was good and the ambience makes for an enjoyable time. Would certainly recommend it!
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed Indian Lovers!
    IndianLovers
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    I was very excited to try Imli St as my partner and I love Indian Street food and the menu looked great. However we both found the food bland! We could also distinguish that some of the food hadn't been cooked authentically for example, the Pav Bhaji tasted more like a Bombay potato curry than the spices I would expect. The Saag Paneer was a watery blend of spinach and really rather bland! I wouldn't recommend as a place to try good indian food. My partner and I were both left craving a good Indian meal!! Lastly, I was unhappy when the waiter questioned my request to deduct the 'discretionary' service charge from the bill. He told us he was asked to question this and it made for an awkward conversation!
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  • Good food
    Nat36
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    The food was really nice. Great tastes and nice to have lots of different things to share. The service for drinks was really slow when we first arrived at the bar but was fine when we were seated at the table.
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    good vegetarian options
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find in Soho
    DalmatianVIP
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    We were really pleased we went to Imli Street on the recommendation of the reviews on Open Table. And we would agree with them that the service was friendly and helpful, and the food was very authentic and good. Our Canadian visitor wanted to try Indian for his last night with us and Imli Street was the right choice! The only thing was the mains came so quickly before we even had a chance to finish the starters. Would go back again to try the other things on the menu.
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    fit for foodies, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience for 2nd time
    Mags
    Dined on 31/8/2014
    I love this place, have been here twice and pleased both times. Nice concept of indian food with a twist.
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, pre/post theatre, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 29/8/2014
    Best Indian food out of brick lane I've had. Really fun night with friends and trying new food
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely food and excellent service
    Love2eat
    Dined on 27/8/2014
    The food was absolutely delicious and served quickly by our waiter who bent over backwards to ensure that we had all that we needed, explained the menu and advised us on how much to order and what was the best option for me as a veggie etc. I highly recommend it for food on the go.
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    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, pre/post theatre
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  • Disappointing
    Loop
    Dined on 22/8/2014
    I have eaten at Imli Street every time I am in London since about 2007. I planned a one night stop in London just to eat there but I was disappointed. The restaurant is very noisy, very. The tables are so close together it is difficult to get between tables to sit down. The tables in the back first floor are high and also difficult to get to especially for a person who is relatively short and of a certain age. The food is good but the noise made it extremely difficult to hear the wait person and to order. I will only go back if I go for lunch and maybe not even then.
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  • Great Place
    DS1984
    Dined on 22/8/2014
    Really Enjoyed the meal - Great Service, and the food was outstanding. Would recommend for a group of people as the food is great for sharing....put great for just the two also - if you don't mind sharing your food that is !
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy!
    SupswithFriends
    Dined on 21/8/2014
    Went here on 'date night' - really enjoyed it. The chat and cocktails at the bar before dinner were delicious, and the railway lamb and Goan squid were amazing. We ordered far too much food!! Definitely somewhere to go with a group of friends so you can try as many of the yummy dishes as possible. Waiting staff lovely and really nice atmosphere in the restaurant. I'll definitely go again.
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  • We love it
    Ashes20
    Dined on 20/8/2014
    Imli Street formerly Imli, is one of our favourite places in London. We found it three and a half years ago by accident. Since then we have had our joint Hen and Stag party dinners there. And last year and this year we had our wedding anniversary dinners there. We have been several times in between where the food and service never disappoint! The spice level is just right and the dishes do not ooze with cooking oil as you would find in an ordinary Indian restaurant. But Imli Street is far from ordinary, the menu selection reflects the varied cuisines scattered across the Indian subcontinent. My Favourite is the Ambur Biryani......yummy to the max!!
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    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Highly recommended
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 16/8/2014
    We ate from the Opentable menu - 12 separate dishes between 6 Diners. Each plate has an individual taste and was delicious and innovative. Service was attentive, friendly and professional.
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    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, romance, Sunday lunch
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  • Excellent!
    SC05042014
    Dined on 13/8/2014
    The quality of the food we had was excellent (samosa chat, kebab platter, naan, rajmah masala, black dal)! We probably ordered too much and the quantity of food on the platters didn't make finishing it all easy. Good value overall too although would say that the starters / drinks are probably a shade overpriced even though of very good quality. Service right through was excellent. Def coming back for more!
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    brunch, business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Excellent!
    foodeclectic
    Dined on 13/8/2014
    My wife and I went for an early evening meal and the place was already very busy - always a good sign. We were led to the basement level (referred to as the VIP room) and were the only ones there! But soon the basement was full too and buzzy. We had initially opted for the special offer but had the option to go a la carte which is what we did and were glad for it. We made better choices and the bill worked out to be the same. The food (with a focus on street/dhaba food) was excellent and very authentic - which coming from me is a huge complement! The waiter attending us added to an excellent meal - he was very friendly and efficient and nothing was too much bother. Will definitely go back and try the other dishes!
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    brunch, business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brilliant food and a great find
    Highgate
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Divine indian modern food, great service, they brought a surprise b day cake without even knowing it was a birthday meal. Great sag paneer, great Nan bread great everything.
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    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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  • Value Plus
    SFJim
    Dined on 26/7/2014
    Not a Bangladesh restaurant but Indian with Mumbai influence. We are visiting from San Francisco and randomly picked Imle St. We were extremely pleased with the ambience, service, prices and the food, of course, served in smaller portions so that we could order more dishes for variety. We shall return. Also took some business cards for friends.
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    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings
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  • Excellent
    PabloVIP
    Dined on 26/7/2014
    Superb Indian food but service a little rushed - all the food is cooked as soon as it is ordered and served too quickly - kitchen need to sort themselves out as this is just poor management!! Lovely waiting staff....
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  • Highly enjoyable
    Someone
    Dined on 26/7/2014
    We were a group of 5 and all enjoyed Imli Street a lot. The concept is better than the food - with a large group you can justify having most dishes on the menu and side dishes, so there is plenty of variety. Everything came quickly, and it was a visual treat to have a table groaning with food to share amongst the party. The food is not brilliant, but it is tasty enough, the CTM worth a particular mention. It was kind of a banquet of Indian comfort food, with a very buzzy atmosphere. We had a very helpful, friendly and attentive waiter for most of the meal, but unfortunately towards the end he seemed to have disappeared and the service became a lot slower. But overall would dine again.
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  • Second visit
    Nims
    Dined on 26/7/2014
    This is the second time i visited there in 4 weeks or so the service is amazing and the foods excellent too. The staff are friendly and cater to your needs well. I ll be back again soon
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    afternoon tea, brunch, child friendly, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very little veggie stuff
    JABZ
    Dined on 23/7/2014
    I've been before and wanted an informal quick indian. The street food concept is a bit overdone - the portion sizes are reduced for 'street food' yet the prices stay similar to a regular indian meal. I had two veggie companions who normally really like going to Indians but they found themselves really struggling to find enough variety of 'main' courses (there is one) and so had to resort to just eating a large side dish each. My main - the naan pie - was ok but not really as described. Think I'll look for a non-'street' based indian restaurant next time....
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  • Not a good experience
    Sithelbec
    Dined on 15/7/2014
    Mixed bag really. Halloumi was good, but the lentil soup was terrible. Was clear that was mixed with a lot of water. Runny and tasteless. Lamb dish had barely any lamb, mostly all vegetables. Unfortunately, I will not be ordering from here again
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  • Awesome Railway Lamb Curry
    SudJoy
    Dined on 13/7/2014
    Being an Indian myself I will definitely recommend this restaurants to others. The food was very good with perfect ambiance. Would love to go there.
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    brunch, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, service and atmosphere
    Jonnyd
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Great food, lots of choice, great service and great atmosphere
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    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lots of flavours!
    Jools
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I've been wanting to go to Imli Street for months. It didn't disappoint. We ordered lots of little dishes which were all very tasty. It's a different way to eat Indian food and have a bit of everything.
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    brunch, fit for foodies, group bookings, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Clever concept; really good meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Had some concerns about booking this restaurant because of the Trip Advisor reviews...but it turned out to be a great choice for us. They have a concept of Indian tapas based upon various types of "street food" and it works well. Lots of small---and not so small---dishes to share, all of which had wonderful favor. There were familiar dishes (chicken tikka masala, saag paneer) and others we had never had (potato patties with a fantastic chickpea curry as one of our starters). Chicken biryani was spicy and quite good & the naan chewy & warm. The wine list was fine & the Malbec I had went well with all the dishes. Service was fast (helpful as this was pre-theater) and friendly. In conclusion, we loved it and look forward to returning.
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    good vegetarian options, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A modern Indian resraurant
    Inessa2014
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    I had a special guest from USA who is a foodie, and also happened to have spent over 3 months in India, hence knowing Indian cuisine very well. We were pleasantly surprised by authenticity of tastes, yet by that modern and innovative approach towards that unique cuisine, which was relevant to our specific meeting, and could have been well appropriate for a bigger occasion. We asked a lady waitress to recommend us something, and all three dishes she vouched for were of an outstanding quality. I will definitely go back again, especially to try something different, and share a quiet atmosphere with my family or / and friends.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, outstanding value
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  • Great evening
    MoreinthestyleofFloydVIP
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    This wasn't our first choice for the evening but we needn't have worried. The service was great: attentive, friendly but not excessive. The choice and quality of the food was impressive. We particularly enjoyed the railway lamb. This is an Indian with a twist and it works brilliantly. We'll definitely be back.
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  • Outstanding Customer Service
    Dark1Queen
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    We were greeted at the door with a big welcome inch smile. The Manager took us to our table and gave us a chose , which was great. Our server was outstandingly attentive but not over bearing. The food was great .
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    brunch, child friendly, disabled access, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Suprisingly good
    Nims
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    I didnt know what to expect. Ive eaten at their rivals dishoom before. Walked in. Got a warm friendly welcome. The food was really nice. The starters i got waa the samosa chaat and papdi chaat abd both where brilliant. The mains i got was the naan pie which sounded intresting and it was actually really nice. Desserts again could not be faulted. Amazing service too. Only feed back being to add maybe few more vege options. Ie vege curry or even make a naam pie for veges too. I ll 100% definatly be back again
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    afternoon tea, brunch, child friendly, fit for foodies, group bookings, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good all around
    Taralluccio
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    We got there Friday evening and was a bit empty which is unusual for Soho but it filled soon. Good decor and very friendly service. They explain dishes well, took the starter order and left us with the menu to choose the main later. No push to choose everything at the same time like in most Asian restaurants. Food was good, different take on some Indian dishes, good value all around. Will be back.
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  • Excellent Indian cuisine
    Danvers
    Dined on 30/6/2014
    For those not familiar with the Indian cuisine, Imli Street is an excellent initiation... You shall be helped in your course selection by expert (and young) service people, the final result being higher than your expectations! Good selection of wines at reasonable price.
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    business meals, child friendly, outstanding value, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing flavours!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 28/6/2014
    We went for the special which allowed us to sample 3 starters, 3 mains and two desserts - very good value. The food was excellent - authentic Indian food completely different to a traditional British Indian. Loved the Puchka, terrific tilapia, even the bhaji was much better than usual. Rounded off by great service (by an Italian!) we need to come to this place again - so much to try!
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    fit for foodies, pre/post theatre
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  • Great place but....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 27/6/2014
    Great ambience and fantastic service but need to improve the menu to cater vegetarian options, Just panner tikka or veg naan pie is not sufficient!!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome, if a tad overpriced.
    ajlondon
    Dined on 20/6/2014
    Absolutely loved the restaurant, our 4th visit. Cannot complain about the food at all, loved every single thing we had. Highlights were the papdi chaat, chicken 63, cheesy naan bread.
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    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, pre/post theatre, Sunday lunch
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  • Good starters
    Niks91
    Dined on 18/6/2014
    Starters were good, as were some of the desserts. I would go back, but I do think there are better indian restaurants in London. However the main course was weak in quality and authenticity.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Daughters Birthday Meal
    Special4Times
    Dined on 14/6/2014
    Attended on a Saturday evening for 9 year old daughter birthday. A very picky young lady indeed when it comes to food and SHE LOVED IT. So thumbs up all round, good food, EXCELLENT SERVICE and refreshing background music. All in all had a great time. Desserts to die for too! Thank you Imli Street to adding goodness to her special day!
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    brunch, child friendly, fit for foodies, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • cibolover
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Food was great as was service. We're able to let us know immediately what was gluten free for our guest. Excellent. The only slight issue was that despite being above average height I was still dangling my legs uncomfortably because of the high seat. Needs the foot rest to be higher to be comfortable.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • alternative ...
    KettsVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    good for first time experience but not a very varied menu ... difficult to find something suitable
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  • Different and fun
    sallylondon
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    My husband and I went to this restaurant for pre-theatre dinner and drinks despite some of the reviews and were very glad we did. Loved the decor and layout. Marco, our waiter was professional and friendly (as were all of the staff we chatted to). Cocktails were lovely and the food interesting and, we thought, fun and tasty (aubergine dish especially delightful). Would gladly visit again!
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