Kanishka

4.4
942 reviews
£41 and over
Indian
Quite simply, we are experts in an exquisite style of Indian cuisine.

Under the skillful direction of Michelin Star Chef Atul Kochhar, we are driven to create compelling flavour experiences for every one of our guests.

Above all, we cook with honesty and passion.

Our menu features such signature dishes as Atul’s Chicken Tikka Pie, alongside rich delicacies like our New Forest Venison. At every instance, we aim to enchant our guests with a vibrant Indian culture, and cuisine of the highest calibre.
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Experiences

  • Atul Kochhar's Delectable Set Lunch Menu

    Multiple dates available

    Atul Kochhar's Set Lunch Menu £29 for 2 courses, £35 for 3 courses.
  • Atul Kochhar's Luxurious Tasting Menu

    Multiple dates available

    Atul Kochhar's Tasting Menu £110pp. Wine pairings are an additional cost: £60pp for premium pairing wines and £85pp for deluxe pairing wines.

Offers

  • I’m celebrating!

    Multiple dates available

    Birthday celebration? Book for 4 guests or more and receive a complimentary bottle Prosecco for your table.
  • Ladies who Lunch

    Multiple dates available

    3 delicious courses with a Kanishka Bellini on arrival for £35pp.
  • Date Night

    Multiple dates available

    Treat yourself to a gorgeous date day or night in Mayfair. Atul Kochhar’s Tasting menu for 2 guests £220.

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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 942 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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SophieS
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Best Indian cuisine I think I’ve ever had! Such a fantastic experience.

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ChristinaM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food tasting menu fabulous. Don’t order any extras! Wine pairing delicious.

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vipRRYY
London
103 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience2

The food was nice but the service was very slow - we had the tasting menu with matched wine and it took 4 hours!! The huge bill didn’t reflect the experience was had and we won’t be returning.

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MarkH
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A return visit with friends. Excellent food, relaxed and efficient service. A great evening.

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KarenP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing staff were friendly and knowledgeable about the food and the restaurant was beautifully styled. The only criticism I could have is that the bathroom facilities weren’t as sparkling as the rest of the restaurant. I think that was due to a large party that including children downstairs but it was a shame. That would not stop me returning as the food and wine were excellent. 😁

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Drneilgoodwin
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very good service. Food, overall very good. Reminiscent of a French bistro with tables close together but not too distracting unless a fellow diner has a loud voice.

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Bobster
Leicestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great flavours and nicely presented. The set lunch menu is good value. Staff extremely attentive and knowledgeable.

JB
JuliaB
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It started nicely with small, light portions, well flavoured. As the courses went on the portions got bigger and the last course, in my opinion, with rice, goat curry, Dahl and Nan bread was way too heavy and rich but we felt we should make an effort to try and eat it because of the huge cost of the meal. Overall I will not be returning. They also did not even see us out when we left which was a bit shoddy. Overpriced, flavours out of whack, and too heavy! Disappointing.

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PhillS
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food with amazing service - definitely coming back again one day

Tried the taster menu which was spectacular with the wine pairings- thoroughly recommend

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Massey
London
7 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having been to Benares when Atul was the chef there it was interesting to see if there was any difference . Pleased to say the food was as good . My wife who is not keen on spicy food enjoyed the meal as much as Benares
Very nice staff
A lovely meal

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MichaelT
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Starters were excellent but mains disappointing, particularly the mash with the lamb which was grey and tasteless - didn’t add anything at all. Service was great.

Kanishka
Responded 4 days ago

Dear MichealT, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review. We are sorry to hear that you didn’t enjoy your dining experience. We have passed your comments to our General Manager and Head Chef for full review. Please be assured we are committed to working hard to improve consistently. Kind Regards, Team Kanishka

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RP21
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Visited for a birthday and what a let down. The ambience is not that of a Michelin restaurant. Although the staff were friendly, I didn’t appreciate being served by the manager who chewed gum in between taking orders a s serving - highly unprofessional. The food was mediocre to say the least. No depth of flavour and definitely not a celebration of Indian cuisine in my opinion. Better to visit a proper Michelin restaurant that understands haute cuisine and provides and atmospheric experience.

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AnnaL
London
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We had a lovely lunch in Kanishka yesterday. Good food including desert, nice champagne and most importantly it was reasonably priced. A good spot for a girlie lunch

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Pratik
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Was good, but nothing great, especially given the profile of the restaurant. Service too was slower than I would have hoped for (approx 40-45 mins from order) and ambience in the basement level is somewhat average.

Kanishka
Responded 4 days ago

Dear Pratik, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review. We are sorry to hear that you didn’t enjoy your dining experience. We have passed your comments to our General Manager and Head Chef for full review. Please be assured we are committed to working hard to improve consistently. Kind Regards, Team Kanishka

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SJ90210
London
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Had the vegetarian and meat tasting menus between us - 2 of the courses were nice from each - the rest were average at best. Very overpriced for the quality of food you get, unfortunately. Portion sizes were good, just not very tasty and not anything special. Cocktails are good. Happy to pay premium prices for food that’s tasty, but food wasn’t great sadly.

Kanishka
Responded 4 days ago

Dear SJ90210, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review. We are sorry to hear that you didn’t enjoy your dining experience. We have passed your comments to our General Manager and Head Chef for full review. Please be assured we are committed to working hard to improve consistently. Kind Regards, Team Kanishka

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DevanshiB
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience3

For the food quality this place is overpriced. I dont recommend.

Kanishka
Responded 4 days ago

Dear DevnashiB, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review. We are sorry to hear that you didn’t enjoy your dining experience. We have passed your comments to our General Manager and Head Chef for full review. Please be assured we are committed to working hard to improve consistently. Kind Regards, Team Kanishka

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PaulW
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Very good food, perhaps a bit too fusion? My issue really is that it is overpriced but I guess that’s London.
Wouldn’t want to put anyone off going think there a very skilled team but not really as good for us as we had hoped.
Popadoms @£6 really?

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Umar
London
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I have been to Kanishka a few times and I wasn't blown away during this experience using the set menu.

Food was served warm and my guest was taken back with the level of pepper in one of her fish dishes.

Sorry but didn't quite hit the mark this time round.

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RobG
London
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food in a vibrant atmosphere - great personal service with superb recommendations for side dishes.

Kanishka
Responded 4 days ago

Dear RobG, Thank you for your lovely review. We have passed your feedback to the wider team! We look forward to welcoming you back to Kanishka in the near future. Kind Regards, Team Kanishka

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

The food was mediocre, I was expecting a lot more flavour and over quality of the food given the price. We had to wait a long time for service - drinks to arrive and table to be cleared.. not what you would expect for a Michelin star restaurant

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DerryS
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautiful food. Wonderful blend of spices and flavors. Every dish a delight.

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

The food came in smaller portions than it was advertised. Also the food came cold. Way overpriced for was it was

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Central London!
The service is absolutely amazing!
Highly recommended!

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RichardA
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second visit to the restaurant it did not disappoint. Lovely staff and terrific food. I treated my niece to lunch and she loved it as well.

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RobM
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second visit to Kanishka, as with the first; the service and the food was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience2

Unfortunately just average (and when you look at the pricing it feels very disappointing to rate this as average), cold filling within Samosa (almost felt as they didn’t defrost enough) and rest of food was just average (nothing spectacular, even for the Diwali menu that we went for). Annoyingly a constantly coughing customer a table away didn’t make anyone comfortable. Ambient wasn’t very warm / welcoming but rather felt like funky brunch place. Definitely expected an authentic Indian cuisine which sadly isn’t the case!

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Pravingee
London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food was good. Klara was superb. She is a great hostess.

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AnnieW
London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Very disappointed. A massive fan of Indian Essence but have to say Kanishka just doesn’t hit the spot on flavour, choice of dishes or price.
Very expensive for what you get on the plate. Had the venison which was tough and the sauce or the rice didn’t go well with the meet. Although the naan bread was outstanding.
Wine prices again are very high for the choice available.
Staff were helpful, friendly and very accommodating.
But overall disappointing and will not be returning.

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Wonderer
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Expected the experience to be something special, but unfortunately rather ordinary.
Attentive/friendly service with lovey food but experienced equal or better ambiance/cuisine in more so called ‘ordinary’ Asian restaurants.

TM
TraceyM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant food and friendly efficient service in a very nice ambience.

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vipAkdine
London
6 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food quality- one of London’s leading Indian restaurants- top 3

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Très très cher. Bonne qualité de la nourriture mais je pense que l’on doit trouver aussi bon pour bcp moins cher dans Londres

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
16 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always good food but this time quantity for less. Then before . Hope they increase quantity thanks.

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vipsandy
London
4 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

I booked Ladies who Lunch set lunch menu.
However I thought that the suppliment of £10 was not worth the money for the 'Mixed grill Chicken Tikka and Lamb Bihani Seekh that we all had which was on the set menu. I could understand if it was shell fish or steak but it was ok nothing special.
If you add a bottle of wine or prosecco and have the mixed grill it's not such deal anymore and we ended up paying £60 each and there were three of us so although it was nice ended being a expensive lunch.

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pareshp
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall2food5service5ambience3

I had paid over 300 pounds for two.it was my partner birthday.
Was v disappointed when I had written a email to request a birthday cake or small candle gesture with her name.
Nothing was done .poor

Also at the venue the tables are so close u can hear what Ur neighbors are saying.no social distance at all.poor.
For that sort of money.
Even the Ritz always get it right.
Come on guys good food is always better with good customer service.

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HeatherC
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience1

We were very disappointed with our evening. Massively over priced charging Benares prices in a very substandard premises and with a reduced level of service.
We had visited Benares on a number of occasions and loved it.
Our issue was not the food which was good.
The cost was £500 plus for 3 we had 2 bottles of £48 wine and some soft drinks along with the tasting menu for 3.
The ambiance was dreadful we sat in the lower floor, there was very little room to move, too many people for the space, too hot, waiters struggling to squeeze through.
The rear of the bench seating was dirty.
It was very loud.
The waitress was lovely but not the kind of service I expect when paying the prices.
We booked expecting a Michelin star evening, whilst the food was good the setting was worse than our local Indian and service no better.
Will not be back and will not recommend.
Also refused to order us a taxi!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the £45 tasting menu with free cocktail, food was amazing, so tasty and well presented.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was full which created a nice energy. The food was tasty with a good variety of contemporary dishes. Indian food is not my favourite food but I would definitely eat here again. The service was great, they checked in regularly to ensure we were enjoying the food and experiance.
A quality evening, thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a gorgeous lunch
Can’t wait to return to try something different

Kanishka
Responded on 26 October 2021

Thank you for your lovely review. We have passed your feedback to the wider team! We look forward to welcoming you back to Kanishka in the near future. Kind Regards, Team Kanishka

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figgy
Hampshire
21 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing. Staff very friendly and looked after you.

Food had so much flavour and tasty

Kanishka
Responded on 26 October 2021

Dear Figgy, Thank you for your lovely review. We have passed your feedback to the wider team! We look forward to welcoming you back to Kanishka in the near future. Kind Regards, Team Kanishka

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FAQs

Kanishka does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo, Just Eat, Supper London and Uber Eats. Kanishka also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 3978 0978.

Kanishka is rated 4.4 stars by 942 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.