Kanishka

4.5
891 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.
  • £45 King Kanishka Tasting Menu with a Cocktail

    £45.00 per person

    Aug 9 - Oct 31, 2021

    Enjoy 5 delicious courses and a cocktail. Vegetarian menu available. Amuse Bouche King Edward Potato Pomegranate, mint and tamarind Sea Bass Bamboo shoot, bilahir tok Or Ajwaini Prawn (£7 supplement) Mustard chutney, kol phool, malai gravy Sorbet Coconut & makrut lime sorbet Lamb Trio of lamb- loin, seekh and chop, kathalu pitika, kosha gravy Or Venison (£11 supplement) Saddle of venison, beetroot achar, chutney, kinema curry Served with butter naan Parfait Peanut butter parfait, caramelized banana

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 891 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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Vivek
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exceptional experience! The food was amazingly good and every dish was special. There is a lot of thought and effort gone into the preparation. The service was very good.

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harpster
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience2

A big disappointment as expectations were high to spend our anniversary dinner in a michelin star restaurant. Firstly , they tried to seat me at a table squeezed next to the fire exit door. When i complained in fairness a more acceptable seating was arranged whilst we sat at the bar. Strangely, whilst waiting at the bar i did see several couples being shown seats on the ground level ( where the atmosphere was better ). Also it appeared there was some segregation and mostly caucasians had the benefit of sitting upstairs and downstairs was more suited to the Asian variety. Overall hugely disappointing evening and not somewhere i would rush to return

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JonathanM
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Outstanding food and a great experience! Tasting menu was superb. The Service whilst attentive was a little slow and we had to ask for our wine to be poured a couple of times. This however was only a minor issue and in no way deterred from our enjoyment

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DavidM
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Food was outstanding but service suffered when it got busier

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HarshaM
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience2

after a few issues regarding the vegetarian mains, food was good, good size portions. Service was not so good and restaurant lacked ambiance. My son did get a lovely birthday cake which was a lovely gesture.

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vipSteveP
London
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have dined several times at this Atul Kuchar venue and have never been anything but extremely satisfied. The food and service are always top drawer.

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Suisse
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Nice atmosphere, great appetizers, good open wine list, BUT problems with the main course: the £74 Wagyu , which we had ordered medium rare, landed in front of us cooked to death! The dish was then replaced, but we had to wait a long time for it.No apologies….and no visible management. As we are regulars at Benares we felt quite disappointed.

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NeilT
London
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent. portions were not small at all and quite generous compared to similarly 'fancy' restaurants. we really enjoyed the food but did notice the attentiveness of the service tailed off a little as the restaurant got busier. No real issue there but just something for the restaurant to work on.

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CarolL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Overall a pleasant lunch. We opted for the ' ladies who lunch' menu @ £35 for 3 courses with limited but adequate options.
Prawn starter portions were large but quite salty and oily. (I would add that I really like salt but this was a little too much)
Main courses were good but not as exciting as the menu suggested.
Desserts were also good; however, I guess I expected something a bit more special as my last visit to Benares some time ago was memorable.

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Ladwholunches
London
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Can’t fault the food. Everything we had from the £45 tasting menu was delicious, full of flavour. It all just took too long though. Would have preferred to be in and out within an hour, not two hours.

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DavidC
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

really great service. we did the vegan taster menu which was delicious- and for a fine dining experience the portions were generous... i was SO full at the end.
a couple of the courses were quite similar which would be my only tiny gripe.

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RichardA
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st time here lovely people lovely food. I am dairy intolerant and the couls not have been more helpful. It did not matter that I was a solo diner will definitely come again.👍

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Wrightys
London
23 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wonderful service although a little pricey

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DavidR
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolute class. Great food and the service was brilliant. Simple mistake made with Bill and when I questioned it they just took our coffees off as a gesture. Lovely place, will go again.

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VictoriaS
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic evening and superb food

Kanishka
Responded on 10 October 2021

Dear VictoriaS, 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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OldBlock
London
10 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Indian food taken to Michelin Star level. Wonderful meal at Kanishka last night. We had the King Kanishka Tasting Menu which is a great way to try the best dishes from the restaurant. It included a lovely cocktail to start. The Lamb main course was superb and the Potato dish was a revelation. The use of spices, chutneys and sauces was spot on, enhancing the flavour of the main ingredient without drowning it with heat. Best Indian meal we have ever had.

Kanishka
Responded on 10 October 2021

Dear OldBlock, 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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JosephW
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Food was very good but relationship of price:quality was not right there in my view.

Kanishka
Responded on 10 October 2021

Dear JosephW, 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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JohnBoyFoy
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the 7 course tasting menu. An absolute treat. The monkfish is a very special and not to be missed dish!
Staff very friendly and service excellent. Could not fault this at all!

Kanishka
Responded on 10 October 2021

Dear JohnBoyFoy, 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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PhilipK
Cambridge
4 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent pre Palladium £45 Monday - Wednesday tasting menu. Great hospitality and service, lovely food, good wine list, reasonable prices.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from Nesh! Loved all the courses esp the lamb trio (£45 King Kanishka Tasting Menu with a Cocktail) and the prawn ajwaini. Little birthday brownie surprise really topped off our afternoon :)

Kanishka
Responded on 10 October 2021

Dear Anonymous, 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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RobinM
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Beautiful meal, compliments to the staff and chef. Lovely evening, shame about the noisy table next to us.

Kanishka
Responded on 10 October 2021

Dear RobinM, 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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SukiS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunningly delicious, wonderful ambiance, fantastic service, thank you for a wonderful evening!

Kanishka
Responded on 10 October 2021

Dear SukiS, 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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JayM
London
8 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautifully decorated and comfortable but luxurious restaurant. Staff excellent; food delicious. Lunch menu excellent value and good choices. Will definitely return.

Kanishka
Responded on 10 October 2021

Dear JayM, 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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AravindS
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lunch set menu was great ; food quality and taste and presentation was all magical 🧙‍♀️
Thanks for a brilliant experience

Kanishka
Responded on 10 October 2021

Dear AravindS, 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 2 October 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The service was quite slow, we were just offered one menu then had to ask for a veg menu. Drinks orders took a long time even and once they even forgot it - 20mins to get a bottle of wine.
A little bit let down for a fine dining place and we had to keep calling the staff which was quite embarrassing.

The complimentary starter was really good.

Kanishka
Responded on 10 October 2021

Dear Anonymous, 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, Kanishka Team

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CarolynA
London
4 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was good but not fantastic. I found it very expensive for what it is. It was also very noisy on our visit, I don't know whether it was a private party or what but it was so loud up the stairs. We had a good meal but I can't say I was wowed.

Kanishka
Responded on 10 October 2021

Dear CarolynA, 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. Regards, Kanishka Team

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vipRignata
London
5 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visit. Bar area is great. We were shown quickly to our table. The menu is wide ranging and the food when it arrived was A+. Service is highly professional and discrete. Overall a great evening.

Kanishka
Responded on 10 October 2021

Dear Rignata, 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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RizwanM
London
19 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

superb lunch - I had a halibut main course which was divine
mains were slightly delayed but they made it up to us with the most delicious chicken tikka!

Kanishka
Responded on 10 October 2021

Dear RizwanM, 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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KimO
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the 45£ tasting and it was terrific. Wonderful flavors and variety. We added a side of the paneer with peas which was also delicious. Highly recommend.

Kanishka
Responded on 10 October 2021

Dear KimO, 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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vipSpider
London
5 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Nice chicken tikka pie but goat curry disappointing. Meat a bit tough and grisly in places though I don’t eat much goat so maybe that’s to be expected. Two courses, plain rice and two beers for £80 - that’s a lot when your not blown away

Kanishka
Responded on 10 October 2021

Dear Spider, 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.

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Pratik
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food, good ambience and good service. Lively with loud music so avoid if you're simply looking for a quiet night.

Kanishka
Responded on 28 September 2021

Dear Pratik, Many thanks for taking your time to leave us such a lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to Kanishka. We have passed on all your feedback to the wider team. We look forward to welcoming you back to Kanishka in the near future. Kind Regards, The Kanishka Team

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LoveV
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn’t fault any of the food. Good sized portions, authentic Indian food with a twist.

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CatherineW
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was outstanding! Delicious cocktails were a bit slow to arrive. But no other complaints! Wonderful evening!! Thank you

Kanishka
Responded on 28 September 2021

Dear CatherineW, Many thanks for taking your time to leave us such a lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to Kanishka. We have passed on all your feedback to the wider team. We look forward to welcoming you back to Kanishka in the near future. Kind Regards, The Kanishka Team

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Vijay
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food but a bit pricey. Interesting Northeast indian take on food

Kanishka
Responded on 28 September 2021

Dear Vijay, Many thanks for taking your time to leave us such a lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to Kanishka. We have passed on all your feedback to the wider team. We look forward to welcoming you back to Kanishka in the near future. Kind Regards, The Kanishka Team

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ChriAd
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Friendly staff, but very expensive food which was nothing like as imaginative or good as other comparable restaurants in London or other UK cities.

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ShameemA
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous professional polite service with just the most amazing food, thank you.

Kanishka
Responded on 28 September 2021

Dear Shameem A, Many thanks for taking your time to leave us such a lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to Kanishka. We have passed on all your feedback to the wider team. We look forward to welcoming you back to Kanishka in the near future. Kind Regards, The Kanishka Team

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OpenTable Diner
Surrey
8 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, food is just so good. Waiter remembered us from our last visit. It was a birthday celebration and they presented a piece of cake with happy
birthday.

Kanishka
Responded on 28 September 2021

Dear Anonymous, Many thanks for taking your time to leave us such a lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to Kanishka. We have passed on all your feedback to the wider team. We look forward to welcoming you back to Kanishka in the near future. Kind Regards, The Kanishka Team

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GavinB
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb customer service from greeting us to table service and going above and beyond to ensure we had a great experience. The food was amazing so full credit to the chefs. It was a really nice touch to receive a little treat to celebrate our anniversary at the end of the meal.

Kanishka
Responded on 10 October 2021

Dear GavinB, 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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Donnad
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Met by friendly staff. A good variety of dishes available on the menu, good service, food delicious.

Kanishka
Responded on 28 September 2021

Dear Donnad, Many thanks for taking your time to leave us such a lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to Kanishka. We have passed on all your feedback to the wider team. We look forward to welcoming you back to Kanishka in the near future. Kind Regards, The Kanishka Team

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Devon
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb gastronomique feast. Will go again. Fantastic.

Kanishka
Responded on 28 September 2021

Dear Devon, Many thanks for taking your time to leave us such a lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to Kanishka. We have passed on all your feedback to the wider team. We look forward to welcoming you back to Kanishka in the near future. Kind Regards, The Kanishka Team

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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 4.5 stars by 891 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.