Rasoi
Rasoi

Rasoi

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.rasoi-uk.com/
  • Phone: 020 7225 1881
  • Hours of Operation:

    Monday - Friday and Sunday: 12pm - 2:30pm; 6pm - 10pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Executive Chef: Vineet Bhatia
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Private Room, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Kings Road
  • Parking: No
A word from Rasoi
Rasoi means 'kitchen' and, in this case, also means fabulous, award-winning, bravura cooking. Vineet Bhatia is the chef who won Zaika the first Michelin star ever for an Indian restaurant, now he has opened this intimate, upmarket, charming townhouse restaurant in Chelsea. Rooms are smart modern with splashes of colourful Indian saris and artwork. The 'evolved Indian' menu may include dishes like starter of chilli scallop and prawns brochette, street food chats, smoked salmon, main course of curry leaf flavoured duck with mushroom risotto, sesame duck confit tikki, grilled spiced lamb fillet flavoured with cinnamon lamb jus and walnut semolina, and pudding of chocolate cravings platter. The superb extensive wine list is not to be missed.
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Rasoi reviews from OpenTable diners
55 reviews since 21 November 2013
Average Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambience3.8
    Value3.6
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasions (35)fit for foodies (32)romance (22)good vegetarian options (20)business meals (13)sunday lunch (5)outstanding value (4)group bookings (3)brunch (1)Show More
  • Great Indian Food
    SouthernGent
    Dined on 13/11/2014
    We really enjoyed the food there. The coconut curry soup was out of this world. I had scallops and my wife had a fish dish and found them to be excellent. We loved the blend of flavors that good Indian food is known for. I'd say the best Indian food we have had. Service is excellent and the wine list has a broad array of choices.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • rasoi saturday night
    Kccc
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Far exceeded expectations. The best curry we've ever had. Very original menu. All round much better than the other well known curry restaurants in London. Highly recommended.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Modern Indian
    MAIgourmetVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Indeed the best modern take on Indian food that we've tried... the team Vineet & Bhattia has set new horizons for the culinary experience of the great Indian kitchen... Chapeau bas indeed... our food was exquisite and delicious with all these fantastic flavours hitting one's palate ... Service and attention were great too..
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Indian food
    Jacq
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    We had been to Rasoi several times before, but they surpassed themselves this time. Delicious food, presented beautifully, with unusual combinations and flavours. We didn't have the best positioned table, but as it;s a small restaurant this is a difficulty they face. The waiting staff were all very knowledgeable and courteous. It is rather expensive and so best for special occasions. The only criticism is that they kept pouring the water very frequently and not asking before opening subsequent bottles. Overall though it was very good indeed.
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  • Delicious food in intimate setting
    LordT
    Dined on 31/10/2014
    Rasoi appears to be a converted terraced house, we ate in the front room, which creates a cosy intimate atmosphere. Food was excellent, with delicate flavours and subtle aromas, well presented. Service was friendly and appropriately paced.
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  • Not a Michelin Star restaurant
    EveParis
    Dined on 28/10/2014
    Very disappointed about this restaurant that is far away from the quality and service level usually achieved in restaurants with a Michelin Star. By far too expensive for Indian food that was good, but nothing special!
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  • fairandsquare
    Dined on 26/10/2014
    Outstanding food with delightful customer service. Loads of freebies from the chef to make up for the pricey food. Good portions. Would love to go back again.
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  • Excellent, upscale Indian
    Amy1
    Dined on 24/10/2014
    Wonderful Indian food. Unique and unusual spices, so fragrant and delicious! I've enjoyed Indian food before, but never have I had this quality of ingredients, and this obvious expertise in the preparation. For a different and very lovely dining experience, I would highly recommend Rasoi.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AnjuVIP
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    A nice meal at Rasoi. I had the tasting menu with paired wines and enjoyed it, but I felt the price was quite high for the size of portions.
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  • Special Rasoi for special occasion
    mb01
    Dined on 23/9/2014
    Lovely food and lovely ambience (we were seated in the conservatory room). I returned to Rasoi after 5-6 years, and it is still a lovely classic environment for a special occasions meal. Some of the party opted for tasting menu and some a la carte which made for a split in serving times, but the restaurant handled that very well. Food was tasty and had interesting combinations in the tasting menu. Lovely service and lovely surprise dessert for the special occasion! Thanks for a lovely meal!
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  • Mimi
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Good Indian food and exceptional service. We liked the amuse and the street food appetizer especially. The Bellini was also excellent. We thought the duck was dry and tough but the lamb shank was fall off the bone tender
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced Michelin star Indian.
    Mrzoothornrolo
    Dined on 16/8/2014
    Prestige 7 course menu so it said So overall some very tasty food but even for a tasting menu the portions were very small, accompanied by some poor red wine and not a great choice and very attentive staff who could only talk in whispers! far too quiet for us ordinary folk in the search of fabulous food. I think what summed it up was when the bill came and an espresso cost £5.50 each, 3 times over expensive same as bottles water at £6.60. The previous evening we visited a Peruvian Michelin Star restaurant and the above were half the price So all in all worth £150 but not £300 for 2. Overpriced. We visited Tamarind in Mayfair 3 years ago and came away raving how great it was and didn't feel ripped off. Sadly I can't say the same for Rasoi...
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  • Rasoi is not Zaika
    eatwellinlondon
    Dined on 22/7/2014
    We went to Rasoi for the chef. The food was good but not nearly as good as Zaika. The value for money, even in London, was very poor. Best wishes on this endeavor.
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  • Rasoi Heaven
    DebbieN
    Dined on 13/7/2014
    This is simply the best Indian cuisine I have ever eaten - and I have eaten lots over the last 40 years.
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  • Birthday Dinner
    India1968
    Dined on 19/6/2014
    Restaurant was recommend by a friend who has visited Rasoi often and we were not disappointed. The food & service was outstanding and to top it off they bought out a small birthday surprise!! Fine dining at its best !! Overall my husband & I had a lovely romantic evening .
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best in London!
    VA77
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Rasoi is one of our favorite restaurants in London and a true hidden gem. The taste of dishes leaves a memory trace making you want to return at every opportunity.
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  • Good food not much of an Indian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Good restaurant friendly staff who took the trouble to explain all the food. Too much fusion but less Indian. Guess this is the trend these days. Would return again.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Think you know curry? Think again
    Copelama
    Dined on 22/5/2014
    From its unassuming residential townhouse setting just off the King's Road, Rasoi delivers a culinary experience as far from the traditional curry house as can be imagined. Where the a la carte menu is reassuringly familiar on paper, the finesse of execution and the twists on the traditional leave you delighting in the skill of Vineet Bahtia. The atmosphere is refined and cosy and the service first class - even at times a little too prompt!
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  • Impeccable!!!!
    PaulineMVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Unique ambience, excellent food, creative menu, extraordinary service, very good wine list, a value for money dinner! We will definitely come again!
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  • MonkeyVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    the lunch menu was excellent and great value. catered for vegeterians and great wine options
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  • OVER THE TOP
    RituK
    Dined on 30/4/2014
    Indian food classically offers a flavoursome blend in the mouth of taste & textures and food to be shared. It is not food designed to be plated with swirls & twirls of sauces and served a la carte per person. RASOI is trying too hard to make Indian food something it doesn't have to be resulting in OK food presented beautifully. the mushroom naan with truffle oil went well with the creamy lentils. The tempered vegetables simply didn't suit the Indian food & texture and could have been more creative instead of just being mange tout, baby corn & broccoli. Found it too dark and claustrophobic and v noisy as the 2 of us were seated between 2 large tables. Rasoi go back to basics! £336 not well spent in my view!
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  • Newyorkfoodie
    Newyorkfoodie
    Dined on 25/4/2014
    I am from New York and I love to try Indian fusion where ever I go ,This restaurant is one of the best experience I ever had .I also went to Gymkhana and the food was terrible who ever gave that restaurant good rating must took a lots of money from the owners or he was drunk ,Anyways I gave thumbs up to Rasoi.
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  • Excellent experience.
    MsSmith
    Dined on 23/3/2014
    Had the tasting menu with wine pairing - every course and every pairing: just excellent. Staff incredibly attentive. I world highly recommend. It is a bit pricey - but well worth the experience.
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  • Indian Delight
    Themusicman
    Dined on 28/2/2014
    The food was outstanding Wonderful clean tasting and fabulous combinations of flavours Just couldn't fault it The service was a little over the top - filling my wine glass every two minuets with 2 mm of wine was an intrusion to our conversation which was a pity as the food and wine (although @£56 a bottle a bit steep) were splendid
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  • Stunning food. Exceptional service
    RmmrVIP
    Dined on 23/2/2014
    Cannot fault a thing. Staff are fantastic. Food is outstanding. Fantastic value for money with the set lunch menu.
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    fit for foodies, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good evening
    Bouu
    Dined on 19/2/2014
    The food was excellent. The service good. The wine was good for an Indian restaurant. The room was mot full so it felt cosy. After a rainy day it was a nice place to enjoy good food and good company
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  • Supper in Rasoi
    FidelGastroVIP
    Dined on 14/2/2014
    We had Rasoi on our list of 'must try' restaurants and were not disappointed. Each dish was a delight and we found ourselves savouring every taste. We'll come back again another day.
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  • Great Indian Lunch
    hnhojVIP
    Dined on 14/2/2014
    Not been for over 2 years but Rasoi is still the best Indian food in London. Quality restrained spicy dishes, beautifully prepared with contrasting but balanced flavours in each dish. Sea Bass followed by lamb with a pistachio kolfi and chocolate fondant made for a memorable meal. The Sula Shiraz ( Indian ) was also good. We will return.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • our new best Indian-but avoid Taxi
    woody1961
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Truly imaginative Indian dishes - would always recommend the tasting menu, since just having 2 courses seems one misses out so much. It was all one highlight after the other. Service extremely attentive and helpful. Excellent wine - they modified my original choice by a better, more expensive one, but charging the lower price of my poorer choice. We had the window seat, which is the one you'd want for two! The only less positive part of our evening was the taxi arranged by the restaurant - seemed associated to Rasoi, but maybe not??, an Audi without Taxi sign, no metering, charging us 30 pounds for a relatively short ride back to our hotel, factor 2 too much.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything that we hoped for....
    Cinnamon
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    Dining with two passionate young chefs can be a challenge, especially when they both have a birthday coming up and very high expectations of a meal out that they have not cooked. We had a memorable evening, the staff seemed as delighted with our response to their wonderful food as we were delighted with the fantastic blends of tastes and textures offered by the Prestige menu. Chef was pleased to advise on cooking the perfect Peshwari Naan, The surprise birthday cakes provided by Rasoi at the end of our meal were an unexpected and wonderful touch. We will definitely be back!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An superb family dinner
    Billie
    Dined on 14/1/2014
    We were a group of 8 and they looked after us superbly. Nothing was too much trouble and the food was absolutely outstanding. Of course it is expensive and since apart from us, the parents, the rest were our children and their friends in their 20s we chose the wine for value - and others should follow .They have Indian wine - one white and one red by the glass and they let us taste both free and they were really very acceptable and good value - so if you have some thirst young ask for these! It was a memorable occasion and everyone was deeply impressed by the whole experience
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  • The food is fabulous. It is
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    The food is fabulous. It is not your typical Indian Cusine but the flavours are so yummy. It is expensive but worth it.
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  • Bitter disappointment!
    Dine2nite
    Dined on 21/12/2013
    Tasteless decorated food in a poor decor private room in the restaurant! Who gave this restaurant a Michelin star? Bitterly disappointed & then paying an arm & a leg for it!!!!
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  • inspired indian cuisine
    CAT1
    Dined on 8/12/2013
    wonderful place, outstanding cook, good wines. wonderful!
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  • Spectacular Food!
    Luvfood
    Dined on 26/11/2013
    Really great food, friendly service. Well worth the visit.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • birthday lunch for hubbie
    Dreamerandlola
    Dined on 24/11/2013
    we went last sunday for lunch, the special occasion was my husbands birthday. he knows his indian food having lived there and being quite good at cooking indian food from scratch himself. however, the food at Rasoi was at a very different skill level. we thoroughly enjoyed the food, expertly explained by the waiter with recommendations on how to eat things. it was really really good and we will get back. we loved the fact that you could mix and match from the lunch menue and yes, it was not cheap but worth the money for the tast and the experience. we will be going back even though we have to drive into london for one hour.
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 19 ratings-only reviews submitted since 21 November 2013
    • Average Rating4.2
    • Food4.4
    • Ambience3.8
    • Service4.2
    • Value3.4
  • The following 168 reviews are from the Rasoi reviews archive.
  • Touches of ordinary and superb
    Gourmet
    Dined on 8/11/2013
    I generally enjoyed my lunch, but I wasn't wowed by it, and I think on this occasion, it was a case of fantastic ideas with ordinary execution. The edamame and spring onion kichidi could have been amazing but the rice was overcooked and so the general flavour was diluted. I'm sure that it has the potential to be divine from what I read, but I was more hovering in between the middle and the upper zone in a confused state.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but pricey for what
    disappointedindian
    Dined on 18/10/2013
    Good food but pricey for what it was £100+ per head after adding service charge and house wine . Starters and mixed nan bread basket excellent but Lamb shank rogan josh a bit chewy and the prawns main course q small.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not for the likes of you and me!
    Greystone
    Dined on 16/10/2013
    If money is no object (and this was Chelsea) then this is an interesting and unusual Indian restaurant. Ring the doorbell to gain entry into a dark and plush dining room. Attentive and polite staff and pleasant Indian dishes that owe more to France and Masterchef than the Sub-Continent. However, the cost is ridiculous. 0.33 l Cobra beer cost £5.50 as did a cup of coffee. The two course meal was £53.00 per head with nan bread and lentils extra and the total for two of us was £172.13 (Service had been automatically added, an unattractive habit). It was an awful lot for people on a normal budget and definitely not worth it. Their Toptable site does not suggest that they are so expensive. Richard Coombe
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  • Small intimate dining experience.
    family99
    Dined on 15/10/2013
    Small intimate dining experience. Original food, visited with two Vegetarians from Mumbai who loved it.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.