Gujarati Rasoi

4.4
216 reviews
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£25 and under
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Indian
Top tags:
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Authentic
  • Fit for Foodies
My mother and I make all our food using traditional methods, techniques and whole ingredients.

Our Food is made with great care and attention to detail, we ensuring that everything we make reflect our very high standards.

The manufacture is slow, no compromise is made to speed things up, we pride ourselves on our method, it is this method that makes everything taste so good!

What you experience is the taste of traditional Indian home cooking, as my great grand mother would have made it.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Indian
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Hours of Operation
Tuesday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 10.30pm
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Phone number
020 8616 7914
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MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Lalita Patel & Urvesh Parvais
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Cross Street
Kingsland Road
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Public Transit
Dalston Junction
Additional
Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Wine

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Gujarati Rasoi is a cosy Dalston restaurant serving cuisine from the Gujarat region of India. It’s excellent for vegetarians and low-key dinners.

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What 216 People Are Saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MG
London
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was excellent as always even though they've started doing set thalis. Unfortunately the service was very slow, sat down at 8.30 but didn't get our food till almost 9.30, even though it was a set menu.
Good value for money and delicious food so I'd recommend it if you're not in a rush!

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TB
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

Real shame it changed its format. Set meal now. Food not as good - but still good. Quiet but feeling empty compared to how it used to be. What a shame! We used to love it. But still worth a visit if local.

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GD
London
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We enjoyed the food and the atmosphere was good.
I felt the service could have been more attentive and prompt. I will certainly go back.

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DC
London
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice and comfy food just slightly overpriced! There is only 1 main dish on the Menu for £15.00 which is a meze with diferent little dishes. Extra flatbread £3.50 but expensive!
Overall good, been before and there was more food choices.

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N
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a lovely place - a hidden gem. Amazing food and great service. So delicious I have booked again immediately...

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IM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Good authentic Indian dishes, well cooked and presented.

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N
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great and very tasty. the staff was super kind and made everything possible for us (family of 4 with two young kids) to find a nice table with plenty of room for the baby stuff. really recommended.

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C
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always so good here - interesting take on Indian food and it’s all vegetarian. My parents who are meat eaters even love it and noted that they didn’t miss the meat at all. Lovely staff too.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very pleased with the food here - very original vegetarian dishes with lovely flavour combinations. Will hopefully be returning soon.

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R
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favourite spots in London, never disappointed

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S
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

I HAVE BEEN TO GUJARATI RASOI ON A NUMBER OF OCCASIONS AND THE FOOD HAS BEEN EXCELLENT. THIS TIME - ALTHOUGH THE STARTERS AND PUDDINGS WERE GOOD - THE MAINS WERE JUST AWFUL. TWO DISHES OVERLY LIQUID-Y AND FAILING TO DELIVER WITH SUBTLETY OF FLAVOUR OR ANY TEXTURE. I HAD HYPED THE PLACE UP TO MY FRIENDS AND FELT QUITE SAD THAT IT DIDN'T DELIVER AS USUAL. HOPEFULLY THIS IS JUST A BLIP IN SERVICE.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very enjoyable

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r
London
4 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

They are pretty consistent over the years. Special flavours, friendly service. A bit of disproportion of value/size of dishes hence slightly overpriced.

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D
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The restaurant operates a limited menu but it changes regularly to prevent diners growing bored. Each dish clearly identifies how it might conflict with dietary requirements and staff were very knowledgeable.

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CW
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have been here many times and never disappointed. The menu varies, the staff are friendly, and the food is lovely and unique!

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p
London
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had an amazing time and great food. Unfortunately, there was a group of people that were so noisy that it was difficult to hear my neighbour. It's of course not the restaurant fault, but people should be a bit more respectful of the other clients peace :)

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CF
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

Portion sizes frustratingly too small. This is especially disappointing taken into consideration the menu is vegetarian- and they are not trying to cover the costs of expensive cuts of meats. Whilst the food is good, and I would recommend, you feel robbed eating a bowl of sagg paneer when each 1.5cm cube of paneer cheese has cost you about £1.50. Shame!

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SA
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Of all the Indian food London offers up, this has been, for the last 3 or 4 years, my go-to place for a delicious dinner. Took my brother, who lives in NYC, and he said it was one of the best Indian restaurants he's ever eaten in. I agree. Having travelled extensively in India i can honestly say this place, more than any over, reminded me of the delicious food i ate there.

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TO
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time here and we really enjoyed the food and the pleasant atmosphere. We will be returning again in the near future especially as they have great vegan options.!

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g
London
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always. Thank you! Early bird deal perfect for a summer's even and local theatre after.

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D
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Here on a Friday night. Good quality food with some interesting ingredients and good, if slightly over eager, service. Also a nice drinks list although it turns out an ‘Indian gin and tonic’ is essentially a mojito. Ambience was very flat. The main issue was the absurdly small portion sizes. You would probably have to spend £30-40 per head if you arrived hungry and wanted to leave full, making this three or four times the price of a lot of London’s South Indian restaurants. Maybe I’d recommend to go once to try it but I doubt I’ll be back with so many other better value options around.

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DM
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always. Delicious food, impeccable staff, vibrant atmosphere.

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EA
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very special Indian vegetarian food in a nice ambience!

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RR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Tiny portions and very expensive. A shame, as it was very tasty and given the main ingredients are vegetables it would hardly affect their overheads to make bigger portions.

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SD
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice food
well presented and delicious.
It has some traditional indian food with more modern influences.
Recommended

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f
London
10 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Usual fine standard of interesting tastes, and although a little reduced in size in one area, still very satisfying

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S
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Food was delicious (highly recommended the saag paneer!), although slightly overpriced and service was very slow - they could do with one more waiter!

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HD
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We love this place! The food is great and the atmosphere is too. They’re too popular for their own good, so it might not be the best option if you particularly want speedy service.

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O
London
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Food was good but service was so incredibly slow. Food took a very long time to come, half an hour just for snacks. Not sure if they were short staffed on the floor or kitchen but what was supposed to be a quick meal ended up being almost 3 hours.

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e
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Incredible food. Especially the kulfi. Worth a try if you are in two minds.

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AC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 2

They only had two servers to seat, take orders, serve, and tend bar for the whole restaurant. We had dirty plates on the table for 35 minutes while we tried to get the server's attention to get the check.

Despite the service the food is incredible, and definitely worth it.

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KD
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fabulous food - the spices are just beautiful. Highly recommend it - best vegetarian food I have eaten in a long time

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ZB
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Third visit. Brilliant each time. My three friends loved it too. Tasty!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down one of my favourite spots to eat. Wonderful food and lovely staff

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was really nice, but the portions are small and quite expensive. A meal for two, no puddings, one drinker was £90 and we were both peckish when we left. It's a nice place and the staff were lovely but overall it felt a bit too pricey.

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v
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 1

The main reason for the poor rating is the way the tables have been set up. The owners have tried to maximise revenue and seat too many tables next to each other. As a result you can hear the conversations on the next table and it is all a bit awkward- certainly not what you want on a date. The ambience itself is boutique and good and the service is good, but this ruined it for me. It is no fun going out for a nice dinner when its so cramped (felt like you were in a crowded tube journey)

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FP
London
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything on the short menu at Gujarati Rasoi tastes amazing, fresh and full of flavour. The places is small, friendly and service is helpful and prompt. This is Indian food that is far removed from the average curry house and well worth a visit.

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ST
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there with a friend and loved it. Food was a delight -tasty and fresh. Excellant limited menu of dishes all made superbly well. Choice of 2 sizes for main course is a good idea

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e
London
10 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fab food in a relaxed setting. Creative yet homely Indian vegetarian food. Will definitely visit again.

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P
London
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Fantastic food, except the dahl which was a bit watery and plain (at least when purchased as a vegan option). Shamefully, the staff were pretty blunt and unaccomodating. They were pushy in terms of drinks and desserts when we just wanted to experience the food. Rather than recommending what sides to get, the waitress simply asked if we didn't want rice or bread in a fairly condescending tone - if we did, we'd order it, so it just felt pushy. Turn up the service level and friendliness factor and this would be an incredible place - currently it's got great food but is lacking in service, especially for the price considering the area.

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