Kahani

4.6
120 reviews
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Contemporary Indian
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*A progressive Indian restaurant using seasonal British ingredients*.
Contemporary Indian restaurant by Chef Peter Joseph, located opposite the iconic Cadogan Hall in Chelsea.The 90-cover restaurant is inspired by Peter’s upbringing in Tamil Nadu, the southernmost state of India. Kahani, which translates to ‘story’ in Hindi, will be centred around Peter’s philosophy of community eating to celebrate, bring people together, break boundaries and share tales.This contemporary approach to Indian cooking will showcase seasonal and sustainable British ingredients, focusing on grilled meats, fish and vegetables from the robata grill - a core dining philosophy of the restaurant.

Special Offers

Bottomless Brunch: £35 or £45 with prosecco

Enjoy unlimited brunch at Kahani including Tandoori Chicken, Paneer and Spiced chickpeas for up to 2 hours. Add bottomless prosecco for an extra £10.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 7 May 2019

Ends: 7 November 2019

Availability: Sun 12:00-20:00

Lunch and pre/post theatre: 2/3 courses £15/£20

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 7 May 2019

Ends: 7 November 2019

Availability: Tue-Fri 12:00-14:30 17:30-18:30

What 120 People Are Saying
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London
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

We went to this restaurant for dinner. What a disappointment it was! All the small plates were literally tiny, containing just 2 pieces and just one little crab for the soft shell crab dish. We were a party of 3 so had to order double to have enough for everyone to try. One of my companions was lactose intolerant. Unfortunately for her, all the dishes under the grill section have been marinated in yogurt so she couldn’t try any of them. My other companion wanted peshwari naan which was unavailable. She also wanted pilau rice which again is not on the menu and they said they can’t make it.

In terms of taste, scallops, lobster and prawn dishes were delicious and so were the plain naan and roti. It all ended there though! The chicken tikka arrived as two anemic white cubes on the plate (£10) and was completely devoid of taste, spice or seasoning! The paneer was equally bland. Fish curry was flavourless and no taste of spice. Our server told us he’s decided the curry would go better with rice and brought a bowl of bland boiled rice to the table that we didn’t order. And it wasn’t complimentary! The lamb shank stew was chewy and undercooked.

After dinner I ordered a cup of masala which did not taste of any spice. A supermarket masala teabag tastes better!

Service was cold, stern and efficient. A bit like being served by a school headmaster!

The bill came to just over £300 for 3 people without alcohol!

I asked for leftovers to be packed for taking home. To my dismay, the delicious naan and roti have mysteriously gone missing.

At the price paid, there are many restaurants that serve far better food with better service. I definitely won’t be going back!

E
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for the weekend roast which in itself is a great value meal but also ordered extras from the à la carte menu. From stepping foot into the restaurant to the moment of departure, I cannot fault the staff at Kahani restaurant. Attentive, efficient and the food truly lives up to goes beyond expectations. Walked out with bellies full and smiles aplenty. Thank you for a lovely day out. I will definitely come again 😊

P
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding food - the lamb grilled house specialty was just outstanding ! We also had the venison also delicious - a bit spicy but really good. The dessert cheesecake was also very good. Great service ! Value for money was good and ambience nice. I really like the modern twist of the cooking. Only bit that wasn’t so outstanding was the soft shell grab - was just ok and was underwhelming. Highly recommend and will come back. Red wine cot du Rhône was delicious.

YA
London
14 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fantastic food. Best dish was fish curry. Amazing.
Portions not too huge, so we tidied everything.
Being a basement, a bit echoey and noisy, but unavoidable and not too intrusive.
All in all, highly recommended.

SR
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for Saturday lunch - 3 people - had the Weekend Roast menu - £30 a head - 3 courses
We had three different starters and main courses and shared everything. Lovely modern Indian cuisine, no ghee heavy sauces (the sauces come in little jugs so you can addas much or as little as you want), nice presentation, great flavours, very attentive (not intrusive) service. Happily substituted a dessert which was not on the fixed menu. Would definitely go again - 5 stars

J
London
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing. Some of the finest dishes we have tasted. The flavours were a beautiful and I would highly recommend this restaurant.

CD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful food, fantastic service. A great new addition to the Sloane Square neighbourhood.

JR
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best indian food restaurants we have eaten at around the world. Fresh, contemporary and memorable. Butter chicken and grilled broccoli were amazing. Our waiter Fernandez, aka Joseph was attentive, informative and very sweet. It was a delightful evening experience!

L
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is fantastic. I can not recommend it highly enough. Had an outstanding meal with extraordinary service. The tandoori broccoli was a standout and the chili paneer and lamb keema were excellent. It felt silly to order the butter chicken but it was so very good. Dessert was also fantastic—has the chocolate bomb and the kulfi.

Go, go, go to Kahani.

KC
Frankfurt Area
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good Indian food. Everything we ordered was very good. Would definitely go back and would recommend.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cozy place, amazing food, very attentive service. Many thanks to take care about my especial requests.

J
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant, would highly recommend. Food and service was impeccable.

F
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service paired with very good ambiente and very good food. We had the Peacock Menu, one vegetarian option and one with meat. The chickpea starter, the sea bream and the sorbet were my personal highlights and absolutely fantastic. Some of the dishes need a bit more refinement though. For example, the grilling of the avocado has not added anything to the dish and the avocado slices were a bit too chunky for a fine dining experience. The scallop was done perfectly and I loved the star anise coating, but the mango thuvayal below was a bit lost and there was too little of it to really add another dimension to the dish. The dishes have lots of potential though. I am excited to see how the chefs are going to develop this further and looking forward to the next visit!

M
Denver
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best food we had in London. The service was great

GG
London
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely restaurant, excellent food, very kind and professional service.
Highly recommended

RG
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely restaurant clos to Cadagon Hall. We had the pre-theatre set meal washed down with ice cold Cobras. The food was delicious and good value, chicken sheesh, battered spicy fish, chicken curry and fish curry, dal, naan and rice.
Service was attentive and friendly, and the restaurant was beautifully decorated with bespoke indian wallpaper and furnishings. A very pleasant evening.

PB
London
6 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We had a very good lunch here last Saturday. The restaurant was very quiet but the service was excellent. We enjoyed our food which was excellent.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was amazing especially the lamb chops! Staff provided impeccable service particularly Ali and Shoaib.

Kahani
Responded on 4 July 2019

thank you so much for you kind feedback . we look forward to seeing you again.

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F
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The service was really good. The food was very mediocre and the place is small crowded and very noisy not the sort of place to go for a quiet meal.

OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another visit to this sublime eatery.
Front of house... table service... food.. drink... and exit... all exemplary. Great consistency.
Probably the best real Indian Restuarant in London.
If you haven’t been... give it a go.

Kahani
Responded on 26 June 2019

Great to hear thanks for the amazing feedback. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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p
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food with lamb chops that are to die for !

Kahani
Responded on 26 June 2019

Thank you so much. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

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SB
London
13 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a delight to dine at Kahani. Their black dhal is delicious and a real favourite:))))

Kahani
Responded on 26 June 2019

Thanks for the positive feedback. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

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CN
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

Very disappointed with the food and ambiance. Service was mediocre. This was my first time dinning here and will be the last. I don’t recommend this place.

EH
New England
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kahani is a hidden gem in Sloane Square, across the street from Cadogan Hall and very near the Royal Court. We went with another couple and shared our starters and mains. Of our starters, I especially liked the soft-shelled crab and the chick pea, but the scallop and octopus were also very good--and preferences among us differed. For mains, I preferred the sea bream and guinea fowl tikka; we also had lamb kebab and a lamb biryani. We all wanted the rose water, pistachio, and salted caramel kulfi collection for dessert, so no variety there. The food was all beautifully prepared, with various different kinds of seasonings and accompaniments, and it looked as good as it tasted. Another reviewer has stated that the restaurant is peaceful, and it is, but the tables are also well-placed and private. So many restaurants today are so noisy one can't hear oneself think, much less have a conversation without shouting. Kahani is a great place for both dinner and conversation. Kahani is not your everyday Indian restaurant, and I recommend it strongly.

Kahani
Responded on 26 June 2019

Thanks for your wonderful feedback. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb from scintillating starters through majestic main and topping off with divine desserts.
Front of house as always greeted us in their traditional reserved but revered standard... the food; what’s really key here.. was unashamedly Indian. Some other fine eateries are for some unfathomable reason pretending to be ... who knows what.. yes Tamarind I’m looking at you...
Kahani.. tells its own story, rooted in the history of a land where culture is all, its unashamedly an Indian restaurant..and with such a gorgeous story to share.
Clearly girlie and I love this place... perhaps you will too.

OT
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

great food!!

Kahani
Responded on 26 June 2019

Thanks! We look forward to seeing you again.

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S
London
135 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

It was a lovely treat to experience Kahani for pre-theatre dining. Very good set menu and reasonably priced. Exemplary service and staff with a smile. We will definitely be back and happy to spend more on the A La carte menu. Lovely addition to the scene in Chelsea.

Kahani
Responded on 4 July 2019

Thank you so much fro your kind feedback. we look forward to seeing you again.

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SH
London
28 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Delicious food in a peaceful restaurant with charming service.

T
London
30 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Top class Indian food. We had a splendid evening. A fine restaurant but expect to pay for the quality.

Kahani
Responded on 4 July 2019

Thank you we are glad you enjoyed your evening. hope to see you again soon.

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S
London
15 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A great restaurant with excellent food , attentive service all in charming surroundings
We had the tasting menu with wine pairings and each matching was perfect
The lamb is to die for and the Kulfi trio finished off the meal beautifully

Kahani
Responded on 4 July 2019

Thank you so much. we look forward to seeing you again.

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

I went to Kahani with my mum, and we were both really pleased. The locals, food and the staff were superb

Kahani
Responded on 4 July 2019

Thank you we hope to see you again soon.

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AN
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 1

Fabulous food and service but disappointing that the restaurant was empty except for ourselves and one other table of two throughout our lunch. This restaurant deserves to do better than this. The Malabar prawns and the broccoli were to die for. I understand it is busier in the evenings. I would highly recommend it and hope it survives.

Kahani
Responded on 4 July 2019

Thanks for the feedback. we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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E
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a hidden gem in the Chelsea/Sloane Sq area. The ambiance is stylish and the service is faultless. From the menu, go with the prawns (the size of tennis balls), the lamb chops and the butter chicken. They were all exceptional. Without doubt one of the best dining experiences in the west end. Better than Indian Accent and Gymkhana combined.

Kahani
Responded on 4 July 2019

Thank you. we look forward to seeing you again.

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VR
London
11 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Restaurant with their own VEGAN menu which I think we expect by all restaurants by now so we can save the world. 8 people everyone loved their dishes. Winelist could be a bit more extensive though with more known wines.

Kahani
Responded on 4 May 2019

We are so grateful for your feedback! We look forward to your next visit. Kind Regards, Julieth Reservations Manager

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KM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely food, service and experience for my wife's birthday celebration. We ordered the Dawat tasting menu. Lots of food, but all delicious. The best were the lamb chops (so tender, maybe the best I've ever had), Biryani and the raspberry cheesecake with saffron crumbs.

Would highly recommend.

Kahani
Responded on 4 May 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a nice review. We are glad to know that you had great experience. We look forward to serving you again soon. Kind Regards, Julieth Reservations Manager

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LA
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Still a bit to go to become a place to came back. The service is way too pushy and this creates a not so pleasant experience. The quality of food is good, overall.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

awesome restaurant and food

Kahani
Responded on 4 May 2019

We are grateful for your feedback. Kind Regards, Julieth Reservations Manager

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DC
London
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food, the best Indian food I’ve found in London. Catered for my allergies immaculately, an overall fantastic dinner and will certainly go back to eat again

Kahani
Responded on 4 May 2019

We are so glad to hear you had a great experience. We look forward to your next visit. Kind Regards, Julieth Reservations Manager

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FS
London
10 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food, excellent service. I cannot say enough good things about the service! All of the starters were excellent; the mains were lovely; deserts very good too. Cocktails were great. Six of us dined; 4 had the three course set menu, one had two a la carte courses and the other (a small child) only had a main. We also had 4 cocktails and 6 soft drinks. The bill was just under £370. I think it is a little pricey. But no complaints at all. We will return.

HA
London
11 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A birthday meal and had £30 roast menu 3 courses. Very good & large courses the squid starter and sirloin kebab with truffle oil. Will def return to try the a la crate menu

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