Chokhi Dhani London

4.3
90 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Contemporary Indian
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  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Special Occasions
  • Authentic
Chokhi Dhani London showcases the fine food, vibrant atmosphere and exceptional service that entrances all who visit its venues in Rajasthan – but with a contemporary twist.
As well as highlighting dishes from this ancient princely state, with its widely revered royal cuisine, the restaurant features dishes from across the subcontinent, whose textures and flavours ensure an immersive and multi-sensory experience.
On the ground floor diners can enjoy a street food concept, where the chilled mood counter balances the more regal ambience upstairs.
Chokhi Dhani also celebrates local culture through its collection of bespoke, handcrafted artworks, spearheaded by an awe-inspiring life-size bronze elephant.
With an aspiration to serve not merely food, but culinary art that pleases the taste buds and touches the soul, Chokhi Dhani changes the way we view Indian food.

Private Dining

Luxurious and full of character, with its intricate carvings, original artwork and chandeliers, the private dining room provides an intimate space in which to dine. The elegant polished table seats up to 14, whilst the room can also accommodate up to 30 guests for a cocktail and canapé reception.

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RC
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I love the decor and the feel of this place. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The rabbit dish was amazing and the mocktails were really refreshing. All of the dishes were very good and I am looking forward to eating there again. Service was well-timed and friendly, everything was affordable."

DS
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes.

Y
London
12 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all round experience!!

SM
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great traditional Rajasthani flavours and choice of food

DW
London
10 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful and different, not your typical Indian restaurant. The chef is clearly at the top of his game. Everything was moist, flavourful with perfect spice. The wine list is good, too. I highly recommend.

OT
London
12 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Booked for an anniversary, so we're expecting a bit more pomp and circumstance, but all we were given was an additional kulfi piece for our dessert.
This aside, the food was great. The Baingan Bhartha, was very different and tasted smoky, with a lemon flavour. Something not usually associated with that dish. The difference in papad size was a welcomed change too. A variety of smaller crackers than the large ones. Also, the portion size for the food was more than enough for us to finish it all. Typically there is too much or too little. My dad, who had the lamb bhuna adrak, finished it all without fuss. Stomach's were very much full.
The live musicians made the ambience of the evening very special. The decor provided more character to the restaurant. I would recommend going here for a dinner but just remember that it does cost a pretty penny. We ordered papad, mains, dessert and wine for c. £220.

NP
London
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Nice decor and ambiance. However not authentic taste. Baigan bharta was too salty. Gatta curry had undercooked Gatta and watery gravy. Not real value for money.

RG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food. Best ever Indian Rajasthani cuisine I had outside India.
Cherry on top is that they kept salt level low so good for heart.
I had non-veg Thali, that contains multiple items in single plate. I’m unable to say which dish was best cause everything was out of the world.
Even though we reached late but service was best ever I received in any restaurant in London so far.
Great food excellent service and highly recommend for fine dining

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply authentic marwadi food

BA
London
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Indian food I’ve had, very lovely staff who take their time out to make sure we’re having a good time! Definitely recommend and will definitely go back there again

NT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely food and service and great view of the water and nearby houseboats. even got a complementary delicious dessert! Rose mousse in little dark chocolate cups with crushed pistachios on top - amazing!

JG
London
20 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Dined here for the 2nd time.

Cocktails are imaginative and to die for.

Food was excellent went for Jumbo prawns, chicken Karahi & daal makhani (black lentil daal).

Food was once again spot on. It feels like it is made with real love.

e
London
6 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Service was slightly erratic, over keen to take our order from within 2 minutes of sitting down, didn’t bode well for a relaxing dinner when it seemed like there was a rush to get food out despite it not being busy that evening, turned away serving staff several times so we could enjoy our cocktails before starting our meal.
Food was average, £7 for chilli fries starter seemed excessive. Prawn starter was lacked any flavour, which was disappointing.

TM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 5

Food was very average nothing different and nowhere near to Chokhi Dhani in India....need a lot of improvement on food

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 4

The service and ambiance were really good. Now about food, the starters were tasty but the main courses were a bit bland in taste. Overall experience was good other than the main courses especially ’laal Maas’

d
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Brilliant food, atmosphere and value.

Restaurant was quiet but then again, it was a Sunday evening.

Staff very attentive and were willing to help - i.e when one on my guests wanted extra sauce.

G
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had wonderful experience. Celebrated my husbands birthday, spent warmth evening.

ST
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Bland food and excruciatingly slow service. ambience was great and only redeeming factor

HM
London
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service and food. Came with family, there was private room for prayer too. Secure carpark for resturant making the whole experience wonderful.

JR
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious. Nothing bad to say about it at all. Great food great service a little expensive but well worth the cost

PB
London
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was nice and the collection of gemstones were pretty to look at .
Authentic Indian Rajasthani cuisine .
Delicious cocktails and food !

S
London
40 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent indian disease with some twists. Great addition to nine elma

JG
London
20 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

I made a last minute booking with my girlfriend as we’ve seen this restaurant a few times walking by the river and after a few drinks near by we decided to give it a try.

The restaurant is beautifully decorated, but was empty on the lower floor. Upstairs looked bit busier, but felt a little lonely dining by ourselves at 8:30 on a Friday night.

We had the samosa chat & jumbo pawns for starters, black lentil daal & butter chicken for mains accompanied with pilau, garlic naan & roti. The food was absolutely delicious. The flavour in the daal and starters were phenomenal. The chicken was cooked perfectly and melted in the mouth. My only criticism here was that I found the butter chicken a bit too sweet for my palette.

We had a couple of cocktails from their drinks menu which were inventive and in keeping with quality of the restaurant. We also had the masala chai to finish off the meal instead of desert. They bought us a teapot each (honestly could have just shared one between us). The tea was made fresh by the chef.

Staff are attentive without being over bearing and knowledgeable in their product.

Any criticisms...? One minor one - price. They’re pretty expensive. We averaged £55 per head for a starter, mains with accompaniments, cocktail, tea & service (though we shared all the food). To be transparent- I ordered the most expensive stater the jumbo prawns @ £19. The 3 prawns were huge! We certainly did not leave hungry, but I do think it was slightly on the expensive side.

Although I will definitely visit again it probably won’t be as often as I would like as it’s more likely to be treat for us. I really hope this restaurant makes it as it delivers outstanding food & service!

g
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The place was really good. The ambiance was great. The parking was a big issue. Entrance to the parking was not clear. It took almost 20 mins to park the car. Vegetarian options were less but quality of food was good. Also the staff was really helpful. One of the staff member came with us to the car park to help us find our car. He really went out of the way to help us. Overall really enjoyable experience. I would recommend it.

a
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

Food quality has really deteriorated since we went last year. Daal baati choorma was undercooked and really bad quality. Rest of the food wasn’t properly cooked and bland too.

VG
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and ambiance is awesome. Would strongly recommend.

AA
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

I have experienced Choki Dhani in india the flavours were bland. The staff were not fully informed about item on the menu.
Over priced and dinners will find themselves paying for the ambience rather than the quality of food.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing food, great ambiance

JP
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of London's best-kept secrets. Wonderful food, the like of which I've not come across in London before. Why it's not blowing its own trumpet is anyone's guess. I plan to go back again and again.

AA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such an incredible place! Beautiful original decor, exquisite food and food presentation, very nice and efficient service. I will definitely go back!!!

H
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and great customer service. Would definitely recommend!

AS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We may just have found our new favourite Indian restaurant. We have recently returned from a holiday in Rajasthan, India where we had the privilege of dining at the original Choki Dhani in Jaipur, which we enjoyed very much. We were therefore very keen to see how their recently opened London branch fared in comparison and we were not disappointed. The food was outstanding, the service welcoming and efficient and we were even given a private tour of the premises. We will be re-visiting again soon in the evening when the lights are on and entertainment included. Of particular note were the following dishes: Khargosh (pulled rabbit) Tiger Prawn Balchao and the Kolkata ke Kasundhi ( mustard fish ) Many other interesting dishes on the menu to be tried on subsequent visits. Atmosphere a bit flat but it was a quiet Easter Sunday afternoon when we visited. Also please note that there is ample secure underground parking at the main building ( No: 5) which is noted on their website

h
London
9 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent and authentic Rajasthani food. Go if you’re a fan of this cuisine.

MK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

I took my family there after having a very good experience of the original Chokhi Dhani in India. The atmosphere shown in their london website is not at all close to what you experience in the restaurant. We were given a table in between many tables and had traffic constantly. There was no live music or act since we were told it was cancelled last minute (on a holiday weekend?) and the ambience had elements of good atmosphere but overall it was just like a typical Indian restaurant with not much difference.
The food was 2 or 3 times costly then the normal restaurants and there were not many options in terms of dishes. Even the side-dish costed £4.50 and had maximum two spoons of veg in it.
The quality of the food was OK and was not exceptional as you would have expected for the price.
So in all, a disappointing evening with family over here.

LW
London
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant set over 2 floors. Food was excellent, we had a vegetable and a meat Thali - very good size and also offered free refills. Parking is very difficult around the area, even on a Sunday, but having mentioned this to the maître d' - we were informed the restaurant does have parking nearby. Will visit again!

PS
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We reached early and found the restaurant pretty empty which was welcome surprise. The service was great, food was really very nice though slightly on expensive side but worth it. There was even a live music playing which was making the restaurant more lively. Over all we had a great time.

I would recommend this to my friends and definitely visit again.

S
London
8 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great, ambiance was lovely, staff were v friendly. Overall, very enjoyable. We would love to visit again.

p
Kent
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were both excellent. Made Mothers Day special. Allison and his team were very attentive, polite and made for an enjoyable experience

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Loved the food here and the restaurant itself is lovely. However do feel it was slightly more expensive then needs be but other then that we loved it!

PO
London
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a lovely restaurant good service food was delicious nice location will go again definitely

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