Chai Ki (Restaurant)

4.2
545 reviews
£26 to £40
Contemporary Indian
The Chai Ki restaurant offers a selection of Modern Indian sharing plates, showcasing traditional ingredients and cooking techniques.

We are now taking advance reservations from June onwards, for parties of up to 6. Walk-ins will still be welcome subject to availability.

Our Toddy Shop continues to offer takeout and delivery. For more information please email reservations@chai-ki.com

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 545 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.2based on all time ratings
4.3
food
4.0
service
4.1
ambience
3.8
value
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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deepankurk
London
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. The food is amazing, so is the service and so is the staff :-) definitely gets added to my repeat dine out place.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Low seat on the bench which made it difficult to hear across the table. The service was slow and we were forgotten a fair amount. The food however was very good.

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hkfoodie
London
15 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Will keep going back.

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Carey
Kent
66 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

I have been to Chai Ki a number of times and the food is always very good. My only complaint is that the staff are not that attentive and the wait for menu's, the bill etc can be quite long. I always recommend Chai Ki to friends and family as the food is so good.

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SauravS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Expensive, quantity is very less but food is tasty near centre london

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Jeanette
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

The waiter who seated us was pleasant, however my and my colleagues plates were cleared either as we were still chewing our last mouthful or when in fact we weren’t even finished.

The food was very average and seriously overpriced, I had the venison starter which was a huge disappointment, it lacked flavour and had a strange consistency for venison. The main we chose of butter chicken was again flavourless and the chicken was chewy.

Overall a very disappointing experience and I wouldn’t recommend eating there.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Disappointing. Food came out at a gallop and was mediocre. Service was efficient but soulless. Prices did not reflect the product. Will not be returning. Pity because it used to be very good.

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Debandy
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The second time I've been to Chai Ki and again the food was just delicious. Can't wait to go again and enjoy introducing different friends to this lovely restaurant.

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Alia
London
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and amazing food- will definitely be revisiting!

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MonikaV
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very delicious food, amazing service. Portions are too small for the price you're paying.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have missed the Chai Ki, it’s well over a year since I was last there and they have a spectacular new menu.

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GeorginaE
Dorset
3 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Took my teen and her best friend for a reunion dinner. It was their choice because of the butter chicken and the paratha, both of which were the best they’d eaten! Will definitely come again! Great menu and mocktails were a big hit too.

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Amhab
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall4food2service4ambience3

I went chai ki for my husband birthday
I personally would not go there again
I ordered 3 item of food and 3 sides
Food arrived witnin 10min of ordering but went cold within few minutes
I felt the food didnt have much flavour
And for the price its overly dear.

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TheaV
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Excellent food and good service, just a little slow given it was a business lunch

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Stef
London
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice restaurant, lovely food, although a bit pricy (small portions considering the price) . We were served by a very nice waiter called Iannis/Giannis who was super nice and friendly!!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect location and atmosphere for a date. I have tried both menus and cannot recommend this place enough!

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GrahamB
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Great food but the restaurant not worth it. Stick with the toddy bar and snack menu.

Food always good but not worth the mark-up and added service charge in the restaurant.

Sad but true!

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Alison
London
4 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best Indian restaurants I have been too, Amazing food and drinks accompanied by amazing service

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Addy
South Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent quick service. Food at table within minutes!

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Fate
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very well catered for. Food was exceptional as always and the service was excellent.

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vipLoveLondon
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Very disappointing, have been to their sister restaurant Roti Chai, and it’s amazing every time. This one has a lot to work on making the formula good, we had a 6.15 table, we were given a mediocre table though the rest of the restaurant was empty, they said they were all reserved, when we left they were still empty. The food was ok but not the best and certainly not on par with Roti Chai. Service, just awful, cocktails awful. Sad to say, very disappointing all round

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ranjitn
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience5

The service was terrible the waiters did not understand what was being ordered. Asked for three naans and only one was brought. Asked for two kulfis and only one was given.

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LadiB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Chai Ki to celebrate a friends birthday, overall experience was excellent! The food was great and the atmosphere and waiter even better. Thanks Chai Ki

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Fatimah
London
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience3

The food was over hyped, it’s looks aesthetically pleasing but being from an Indian heritage myself, I could probably eat the same at home. For what I was paying, it’s quite over priced for average food. Quite disappointed as I had higher expectations, although the service was fast and they were very friendly.

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IbrahimR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

I would reccomend the lunch to anyone who works in canary wharf but i dont think its worth the trip otherwise.

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BellaLondon
London
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Nice place , the food is decent but nothing special..

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NicolaG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were 6 of us and we ordered everything to share. Every dish was amazing, particularly the Goan prawns, coconut prawns, paneer and butter chicken, which were exceptional. The waiters were also very helpful and attentive. We all agreed that we would visit again.

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VeraK
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice food, a lot of light. The place is perfect for big companies but if there are only 2 of you it won't be something romantic.

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SumeyaI
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Starters are amazing. Their mains need some work.
Also pork on the menu.... a bit weird since Indians don’t really eat pork. You’d never get a pork curry in an authentic Indian restaurant.
Overall good value for money.

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Veee
London
9 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided to move to the bar area as there is more choice on the menu and they accommodated us even at a busy time. Food and service was great. Would definitely recommend.

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vipJEFoodie
London
76 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I went to Kai Chi with a friend. It was very buzzy but nice atmosphere. The butter chicken and lamb main curry was very tasty. Breads were good as was the shrimp starter. Would go back

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food. I like it here. Flavours and quality of food are amazing.
My friends who had not been before really enjoyed it

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

lovely staff and customer service! great food for affordable prices! I visit often and always love it!

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vipGSLondon
London
166 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Interesting and diverse Indian tapas in a casual but smartly laid out environment with a cool ambience, this is not your usual East London Indian by any stretch of the imagination!

MB
vipMichaelB
London
20 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’d been here before and enjoyed it but this was a step up fro a couple of years ago. Firstly the good while not Michelin (and sometimes all the better for that) . The service was prompt and very helpful. Prices are keen and without the usual West End mark up. Lamb kebab, chicken Nazim and Sabz Kofta we’re perfect and possible the best Dahl I’ve tasted. Excellent value.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and good value for money

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JadeE
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great starters, main was good but we couldn't taste all the flavours on the menu. They surprised my boyfriend with a cake for his birthday which was nice! Thanks x

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place

JK
JabeenK
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I visited the restaurant for the first time. Staff are really friendly and the food was great.

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vipFleekinbonny
London
7 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Good presentation but very limited choices in the menu. Could be better in taste.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Chai Ki (Restaurant) using the Order Online button. Chai Ki (Restaurant) also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7516 0444.

Chai Ki (Restaurant) is rated 4.2 stars by 545 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.