Kanishka

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4.3
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150 Reviews
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£41 and over
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Indian
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Spicy
Kanishka in the heart of Mayfair focusses on the unexplored cuisine from seven sisters of India - which is - Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura & Sikkim.

It has a food culture that is as vibrant as its heritage and as beautiful as its people. From lanes packed with humble carts serving speciality dishes, to rows of eateries that overflow onto roads, the streets of Northeast India are a gastronomic kaleidoscope.

It is our humble attempt to bring this enchanting cuisine & culture in the heart of Mayfair through our experimental yet honest cooking at Kanishka.

Special Offers

Kanishka Tasting Menu £69pp £120 per person with pairing wines

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 15 March 2019

Ends: 1 September 2019

Availability: Sun 17:30-22:45
Mon-Sat 12:00-14:30 17:30-22:45

Set Lunch Menu £28: 2 courses/£32 for 3 courses

From a set menu. Not Valid on 16th June lunchtime.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 15 March 2019

Ends: 1 September 2019

Availability: Mon-Sat 12:00-14:30

Set Dinner Menu £28: 2 courses/£32 for 3 courses

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 15 March 2019

Ends: 1 September 2019

Availability: Daily 17:30-18:30

1,000-Point Tables

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Daily 12:00PM - 2:45PM 5:30PM - 10:45PM

What 150 People Are Saying
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SB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night, with amazing food, the level of service was outstanding

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FE
London
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was very delicious although I wouldn’t say special - perhaps expected a bit more from an Atul Kochar restaurant.
The ambience was not bad. A lot of greenery hanging from the ceiling in the basement but I would say a bit too dark down their. There wasn’t really much of a buzz either.
Despite it not being very full when we were there, the service was quite poor. First our order for one of our appetisers was wrong, but they professionally dealt with that. Then when we finished and asked for the bill, it took about 20minutes to get despite multiple reminders and seeing our waiter go to several other tables before us. There was no apology at all, and in fact they made it seem like we were bothering them.
Price is as one would probably expect for the quality of food, but would expect more from the service.
Overall a nice meal, but could definitely be fine-tuned!

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S
London
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Ate from the set price menu early on a Thursday evening, set price menus can be a little stingey on portions but not so at Kanishka , good size and really fabulous food. venison Keema in particular was excellent, not overly spicy but the chilli level was spot on. Momos and the new potato and broad bean choot starters were terrific, fresh and tasty.
Service was excellent, great meal, recommended

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N
Buckinghamshire
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

A very pleasant lunch with friends, delicious food, waiters attentive without being intrusive. Did have to ask for the music to be turned down which was done instantly.

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OT
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food - we were salivating after every mouthful! Great friendly service in very pretty surroundings- lovely cocktails too!

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BC
London
23 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Probably the best curry I’ve ever had in a restaurant.

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AS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and food. Extensive choice and variety. Wine list good and moderately priced. Can’t wait to return soon

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HP
London
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

The ambience downstairs is not great. Very loud air conditioning and not as busy and atmospheric as the upstairs.

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AZ
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

We purchased three Time out vouchers for a 5-course sharing menu that costed 30 GBP pounds each, but received the same amount of food with the two diners at the next table who had the same offer. The food was tasty and the ambience was enjoyable, however we felt that overall this offer was not good value for the money we paid.

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SD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Beautifully cooked food. Great choice of cocktails and drinks. Pleasant staff and lovely decor. Would visit again.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Was good, not exceptional.
Enjoyed Benares much more, and other Indian restaurants are doing better than this turned out to be.
The butter chicken was nice, but a bit too sweet and not enough depth in flavour.
The dessert - no idea how that even made it onto the menu!!! It was a mix of two desserts that don’t really need to go into one dish. The Kulcha was odd.

Kanishka
Responded 3 days ago

Dear Anonymous, Many thanks for taking your time to leave a review regarding your experience with us. We will be sure to pass on all your comments to the whole team for a full review. Kind regards, The Kanishka Team

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FH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful ambience. right level of service-not intrusive but efficient and polite. Food was superb

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SF
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food and service were both excellent. Atul took the time to come to our table to check we were happy with everything.
Looking foward to going back.

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FF
London
6 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, super attentive and welcoming staff. Will definitely be visiting again and would recommend.

Kanishka
Responded on 15 June 2019

Dear FiyinF, Thank for you taking the time to leave us such a lovely review. We look forward to seeing you back soon. Warm Regards, The Kanishka Team

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W
London
20 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service, attentive but not overbearing. The whole place exudes quality.

Kanishka
Responded 3 days ago

Dear Wrightys, Many thanks for taking your time to leave a lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed everything. We look forward to welcoming you back to Kanishka in the near future.

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LM
Hertfordshire
5 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second visit. Plan another repeat visit in July.
Superb food. Good wines, including very reasonably priced selection.
Outstanding service: a brilliant combination of efficiency and friendliness.
We enjoyed the three course lunch. It was delicious.

Kanishka
Responded 3 days ago

Dear LizM, Thank you so much for taking your time to leave such a wonderful review regarding your whole experience with us here at Kanishka. We are so glad you enjoyed everything, and thank you so much for your return! We will be sure to pass on all your lovely comments to the Whole team. We look forward to welcoming you back to Kanishka in July. Kind regards, The Kanishka Team

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t
London
7 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant
Food fabulous
Service great
Highly recommend

Kanishka
Responded 3 days ago

Dear timr, Many thanks for leaving such lovely words regarding your visit to Kanishka. We will be sure to pass on all your comments to the whole team. We look forward to welcoming you back to Kanishka to enjoy more in the near future. Kind regards, The Kanishka Team

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DC
London
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We went to Kanishka for my wife's birthday and it was an excellent evening.

We had a lovely table for 4 (I have seen reviews saying the tables are too small but ours was fine), the food was outstanding and the staff were all so friendly. We were made to feel very welcome by everyone from the moment we walked in.

Yes it is quite expensive but it's a restaurant in Mayfair serving outstanding food from a well known chef. If that's not your thing then probably don't book it. We thought it was excellent and as a birthday treat exactly what we hoped for. Stand out dishes include the chicken tikka pie, scallops, soft shell crab and goat curry. The thing I really liked is how different the menu and the dishes are from anything I have seen before and the quality was superb.

Will definitely be coming back.

Kanishka
Responded 3 days ago

Dear DaveC, Thank you so much for taking your time to leave such a wonderful review regarding the whole experience you enjoyed with us here at Kanishka. We take pride on making sure our guests are comfortable and happy from the moment we welcome you through the doors. We will be sure to pass on all your lovely comments to the whole team. We look forward to welcoming you back to Kanishka in the near future to enjoy more delicious dishes! Kind regards, The Kanishka Team

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AB
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Lamb starter was amazing

Drinks very reasonably priced

Kanishka
Responded 3 days ago

Dear AmberB, Many thanks for your lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed everything and look forward to welcoming you back to Kanishka in the near future. Kind regards, The Kanishka Team

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JH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was amazing, the starters and mains were excellent. It would have been perfect if they had a decent Indian drinks list, surprisingly they did not serve Masala Chai. Will be booking again very soon.

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RH
London
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Did the Timeout deal which offered great value for money - so much food we couldn't finish and all very delicious.

Kanishka
Responded 3 days ago

Dear RebeccaH, Many thanks for taking your time to leave us a review. We are so glad you enjoyed your dining experience with us here at Kanishka. The Timeout deal has proven to be a popular favorite of many! We look forward to welcoming you back to Kanishka in the near future to try other delicious dishes we have on offer. Kind regards, The Kanishka Team

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RE
London
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food worthy of Atuls reputation, however I found the restaurant interior cheaply decorated and somewhat canteen like in appearance. Tables far too small for the multiple dishes that constitute an enjoyable Indian meal.

Kanishka
Responded 3 days ago

Dear RichardE, Many thanks for taking your time to leave a review. We are so glad you enjoyed your food. We will be sure to pass on all your comments to the whole team. Kind regards, The Kanishka Team

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

Really nice gem hidden around the busy shopping streets of London. I would recommend the mango lassi, was definitely worth the calories. I’d come here again, very pretty decor lovely service, they literally come every 10 minutes to check if you’re okay, they could probably do that less if I’m honest. But you feel like you’re being looked after. Food is great, presentation is fantastic. Highly recommend.

Kanishka
Responded 3 days ago

Dear MariQ, Many thanks for taking your time to leave such lovely review regarding your experience with us here at Kanishka. We are so glad you enjoyed everything and will be sure to pass on all your comments to the whole team. We look forward to welcoming you back to Kanishka in the near future. Kind regards, The Kanishka Team

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DL
London
71 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, service to match and the wine list is reasonable.
Only issue would be the size of the tables. You can’t get all the food, wine and water on tables that small. Impossible-change the tables and you have a winner.

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BT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Slightly lacking in quality of food (flavour as well as portion size) and therefore value for money. The Gangtok momos (vegetarian) were fantastic but the soft shell crab could have been a lot crispier. In the mains, the veg biryani was lovely. The rice pudding desert was a bit of a let down as was led to believe it would be served with a gola - sort of like an ice popsicle but the little bits of flavoured ice ie granita came within the pudding itself. Service was okay, Would have been a lot better had they been attentive to detail e.g. clearing the table in between courses of crumbs etc. Overall, it was okay, wouldn’t be my first choice of venue especially with options such as Benares, Jamavar etc.

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DD
London
6 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautifully spiced dishes served by knowledgeable and friendly staff in a very pleasant, relaxed and comfortable environment. Cocktails & wine list excellent too, all round a lovely dining experience.

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AD
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was very good but the restaurant atmosphere was lacking

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KG
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the nicest lunches I have had in a long time. Staff were brilliant as was the food. We will definitely pay them another visit next time we are in London

Kanishka
Responded on 2 June 2019

Dear KateG, Many thanks for taking your time to leave such a lovely review regarding the experience you had with us at Kanishka. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit! We will be sure to pass on all your comments to the whole team. We look forward to welcoming you back to Kanishka in the near future. Kind Regards, The Kanishka Team.

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R
London
76 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Wasn’t great. It’s an Atul restaurant so my expectations were high. Taken downstairs to a cavern of walls and Formica tables. No one knew about the deal I had. (This came directly from the restaurant) and had a drink spilled over our table. I had a look at Al la carte menu - very limited. Wasn’t asked about allergies. Offer menu ok so went with that. Food was ok although I’ve had better elsewhere for less money. Overall disappointing- don’t bother

Kanishka
Responded on 2 June 2019

Dear Ranj, Many thanks for taking your time to leave a review. We will pass on all your comments to our Head Chef and General Manager for full review. Kind Regards, The Kanishka Team.

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B
London
4 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were welcomed at the door by Atul himself which was a nice touch. Comfortable, modern decor and a stylish bar area. The food itself was wonderful-standouts included the venison dish, and the butter chicken. Delicious breads too. The complimentary cocktail was too sweet, this was the only flaw. Service was very good. Would definitely come again.

Kanishka
Responded on 2 June 2019

Dear Bartsbeast1, Many thanks for taking your time to leave such a lovely review regarding the experience you had with us at Kanishka. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit! We look forward to welcoming you back to Kanishka in the near future. Kind Regards, The Kanishka Team.

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c
London
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Fabulous Food -service very attentive - modern airy surroundings.

Kanishka
Responded on 2 June 2019

Dear chrish, Many thanks for taking your time to leave such a lovely review regarding the experience you had with us at Kanishka. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit! We look forward to welcoming you back to Kanishka in the near future. Kind Regards, The Kanishka Team.

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SW
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I took my friend here for a 70th birthday surprise lunch after I received an email with the special menus and I decided to give it a try. We had 3 courses with a glass of champagne which for £30 was excellent value in this part of London. Staff were friendly and knew the dishes to help with our choice. There were unusual dishes that we hadn't had in other Indian restaurants and it made for a satisfying and unusual dining experience. The bar and restaurant weren't too full but am sure as the word gets around this will be very busy.

Kanishka
Responded on 2 June 2019

Dear StephanieW, Many thanks for taking your time to leave such a lovely review regarding the experience you had with us at Kanishka. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit! We look forward to welcoming you back to Kanishka in the near future. Kind Regards, The Kanishka Team.

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AD
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great - some of the most flavoursome food I've eaten in ages.
The staff were attentive and the complimentary prosecco fab. I've already recommended Kanishka to several friends and it's only been 3 days since our visit.

Kanishka
Responded on 2 June 2019

Dear AimeeD, Many thanks for taking your time to leave such a lovely review regarding the experience you had with us at Kanishka. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit! We look forward to welcoming you back to Kanishka in the near future. Kind Regards, The Kanishka Team.

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BR
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food even better cocktails, attentive but discrete service and a nice ambience. One mistake was ordering the full mixed grill rather than the smaller portion but somehow I managed it. The scallop starter was excellent with a little bit of a bite to it, Recommended.

Kanishka
Responded on 2 June 2019

Dear Briant, Many thanks for taking your time to leave such a lovely review regarding the experience you had with us at Kanishka. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit! We look forward to welcoming you back to Kanishka in the near future. Kind Regards, The Kanishka Team.

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n
London
23 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent starters and desserts. Average main dishes. Quite pricey for what it is but the Sunday 50% off food offer is fantastic.

Kanishka
Responded on 2 June 2019

Dear nomnom, Many thanks for taking your time to leave such a lovely review regarding the experience you had with us at Kanishka. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit! We look forward to welcoming you back to Kanishka in the near future. Kind Regards, The Kanishka Team.

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SC
London
16 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food here is incredible. I am vegetarian so was really happy to find that they have a separate veg menu. The two veg starters pushkas and Paapdi chaat are the chef's take on classic Indian starters and both were amazing. Their black dhal and breads were also great. The non-vegetarians had the lamb biryani, mixed grill and sea bass which were all delicious. It is quite pricey but totally worth it. I've been twice already in the space of a month.

Kanishka
Responded on 2 June 2019

Dear SheetalC, Many thanks for taking your time to leave such a lovely review regarding the experience you had with us at Kanishka. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit! We look forward to welcoming you back to Kanishka in the near future. Kind Regards, The Kanishka Team.

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JD
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was wonderful and the service very attentive and engaging. We went for the tasting menu with accompanying wines. The surprise of the menu was the first course - Chicken momo jhol (dumplings), spring vegetables. Not something we would normally have chosen a la carte but really very good. The main courses were fantastic. We intend to make a return trip in the near future.

Kanishka
Responded on 2 June 2019

Dear JohnD, Many thanks for taking your time to leave such a lovely review regarding the experience you had with us at Kanishka. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit! We look forward to welcoming you back to Kanishka in the near future. Kind Regards, The Kanishka Team.

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

Absolutely fabulous evening, great value for money, wonderful food and attentive staff. Highly recommend going here!

Kanishka
Responded on 2 June 2019

Dear JennyE, Many thanks for taking your time to leave such a lovely review regarding the experience you had with us at Kanishka. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit! We look forward to welcoming you back to Kanishka in the near future. Kind Regards, The Kanishka Team.

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EP
Leicestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Delicious Indian food. We initially went for the 3 course set menu but after the 2nd course we were completely full. The food was full of flavour. The services we good. The interior was quite dark. Overall well worth the money!!

Kanishka
Responded on 2 June 2019

Dear EvaP, Many thanks for taking your time to leave such a lovely review regarding the experience you had with us at Kanishka. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit! We look forward to welcoming you back to Kanishka in the near future. Kind Regards, The Kanishka Team.

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

Excellent food, impeccable service and lovely surroundings. Already planning our return visit.

Kanishka
Responded on 2 June 2019

Dear Lucy, Many thanks for taking your time to leave such a lovely review regarding the experience you had with us at Kanishka. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit! We look forward to welcoming you back to Kanishka in the near future. Kind Regards, The Kanishka Team.

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