Kanishka

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Indian
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.
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ChrisM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food is excellent , very original ....... but with quality comes a price , its not cheap !

Service is as good as the food , everyone should eat here once just to sample the delights on offer , definitely right up there with the best quality restaurant food ive ever sampled and I ve been to a lot of good restaurants !

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vipNick
London
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First meal post lockdown. LOVELY!!

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Russ
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went on 4th July, the first day it re-opened and was more than comfortable with the space between tables and the waiters. The food is spectacular, highly recommend the Monkfish and Tikka Pie

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vipJytteO
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Kanishka. This time we tried the tasting menu which was amazing. We already look forward to our next time at Kanishka:-)

Kanishka
Responded on 17 April 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are delighted to receive your compliments and appreciation. We have passed your great feedback onto the wider team as well. We hope to see here again in the near future. Kind Regards, The Kanishka Team

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SimonG
Cornwall
3 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch, innovative Indian food, friendly and professional service. This meal re-ignited my love of Indian food! We had the tasting menu, layered, beautifully spiced and varied courses, delicious.

Kanishka
Responded on 17 April 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are delighted to receive your compliments and appreciation. We have passed your great feedback onto the wider team as well. We hope to see here again in the near future. Kind Regards, The Kanishka Team

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Giuli
London
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stylish restaurant with excellent food and service- we’ll be back!

Kanishka
Responded on 17 April 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are delighted to receive your compliments and appreciation. We have passed your great feedback onto the wider team as well. We hope to see here again in the near future. Kind Regards, The Kanishka Team

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CharlieW
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Had the tasting menu andnit was fab. Staff were lovely

Kanishka
Responded on 17 April 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are delighted to receive your compliments and appreciation. We have passed your great feedback onto the wider team as well. We hope to see here again in the near future. Kind Regards, The Kanishka Team

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DenzelR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Probably one of the best Indian taste experiences I have had in a while. Whatever you order make sure the chicken tikka pie is on the list. It’s amazing!

Kanishka
Responded on 15 March 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are delighted to receive your compliments and appreciation. We have passed your great feedback onto the wider team as well. We hope to see here again in the near future. Kind Regards, The Kanishka Team

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shamimc
London
5 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great deal on hot dinners - had the set menu which had a good range of dishes. The lamb biryani was on of the best perfectly spiced and not greasy at all!
I didn’t understand what they were going for with the decor but the food and service were so good I didn’t really care.

Kanishka
Responded on 15 March 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are delighted to receive your compliments and appreciation. We have passed your great feedback onto the wider team as well. We hope to see here again in the near future. Kind Regards, The Kanishka Team

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Overall very enjoyable

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vipSami
London
40 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A very pleasant lunch. Some interesting dishes. Good choice vegetarians.
The desserts were very nice!

Kanishka
Responded on 15 March 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are delighted to receive your compliments and appreciation. We have passed your great feedback onto the wider team as well. We hope to see here again in the near future. Kind Regards, The Kanishka Team

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ShelaghC
Warwickshire
5 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a lovely evening thanks to the wonderful staff and absolutely amazing food.
Had the Taster Menu and there was not one item which disappointed.

Kanishka
Responded on 15 March 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are delighted to receive your compliments and appreciation. We have passed your great feedback onto the wider team as well. We hope to see here again in the near future. Kind Regards, The Kanishka Team

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SarahH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is truly amazing! It has an amazing vibe and the staff are very attentive and always make you feel special. The food is top quality and cooked perfectly every time! The mixed grill and mutton curry are to die for .. The cocktails are tasty and well presented - my personal favourite is the Cosmopolitan .. I’ve tried the local equivalents in the area such as, Tamarind and Benares and while they are good too, I can honestly say that Kanishka is the best. If you’re thinking about going, don’t hesitate!

Kanishka
Responded on 9 March 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are delighted to receive your compliments and appreciation. We have passed your great feedback onto the wider team as well. We hope to see here again in the near future. Kind Regards, The Kanishka Team

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Ordered lamb which was overcooked and service is just ok feels like I sat in an old school hall and someone tried to bring it into 21st century

Kanishka
Responded on 9 March 2020

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, and we hope we can welcome you back to again in the future. Kind regards, The Kanishka Team

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vipTonyD
Cleveland
56 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a coconut curry seafood dish that was really nice. The portion size was just right and Garlic Naan bread was quite good.

Kanishka
Responded on 15 March 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are delighted to receive your compliments and appreciation. We have passed your great feedback onto the wider team as well. We hope to see here again in the near future. Kind Regards, The Kanishka Team

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LindsNeil
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant and amazing food. The tasting menu is definatley the one to go for. Everything has such a high depth of flavour. The service is second to none also. Only slight - and I mean slight - thing is that the other courses were served as small tasting portions and then the last savoury dish - the goat curry - was quite large compared to the rest and we were a little full. It also tasted great but not with a wow factor.
But that is a really really slight point - this is a truly amazing place.

Kanishka
Responded on 9 March 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are delighted to receive your compliments and appreciation. We have passed your great feedback onto the wider team as well. We hope to see here again in the near future. Kind Regards, The Kanishka Team

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vipDiner
London
96 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed a lovely meal taking up the hot dinners offer. The food was really good especially the dessert which was wow. Great service.

We also ordered the chicken tikka pie which is not part of the offer

Kanishka
Responded on 6 March 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are delighted to receive your compliments and appreciation. We have passed your great feedback onto the wider team as well. We hope to see here again in the near future. Kind Regards, The Kanishka Team

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MartinS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Music at club level on the ground floor. Tepid starters. Main courses good. Service very poor, we sat for 20 mins before any water or drinks were offered. The staff insisted on topping up water glasses and as 2 out of 3 of us were drinking sparkling water, they repeatedly poured fizzy into the still drinker's glass and then brought another fresh glass for her. 3 different members of staff did this more than once each as if they had no more memory than a goldfish.

Kanishka
Responded on 6 March 2020

Dear MartinS, 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, and we hope we can welcome you back to again in the future. Kind regards, The Kanishka Team

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal, and service

Kanishka
Responded on 6 March 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are delighted to receive your compliments and appreciation. We have passed your great feedback onto the wider team as well. We hope to see here again in the near future. Kind Regards, The Kanishka Team

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IanA
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent evening. Good food and Service throughout.

Kanishka
Responded on 6 March 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are delighted to receive your compliments and appreciation. We have passed your great feedback onto the wider team as well. We hope to see here again in the near future. Kind Regards, The Kanishka Team

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AmandeepR
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great and tasty food, really nice setting just off Regent Street.

Kanishka
Responded on 6 March 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are delighted to receive your compliments and appreciation. We have passed your great feedback onto the wider team as well. We hope to see here again in the near future. Kind Regards, The Kanishka Team

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arjay
London
5 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, a great way to start an evening before a concert at the Palladium.

Kanishka
Responded on 6 March 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are delighted to receive your compliments and appreciation. We have passed your great feedback onto the wider team as well. We hope to see here again in the near future. Kind Regards, The Kanishka Team

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DebbieF
London
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and staff courteous and helpful.
We were not rushed and I will definitely be back for a third visit.

Kanishka
Responded on 6 March 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are delighted to receive your compliments and appreciation. We have passed your great feedback onto the wider team as well. We hope to see here again in the near future. Kind Regards, The Kanishka Team

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PeterS
London
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Subtlety and depth of flavours was fantastic and just kept going throughout the meal.

Kanishka
Responded on 6 March 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are delighted to receive your compliments and appreciation. We have passed your great feedback onto the wider team as well. We hope to see here again in the near future. Kind Regards, The Kanishka Team

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JohnB
London
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A truly exceptional dining experience. Each course of the tasting menu seemed to be the best - until we tasted the next! The goat curry was the highlight of the evening. The food was all beautifully presented and served by friendly attentive staff. Why does this restaurant not have a Michelin star?

Kanishka
Responded on 6 March 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are delighted to receive your compliments and appreciation. We have passed your great feedback onto the wider team as well. We hope to see here again in the near future. Kind Regards, The Kanishka Team

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JOT40
Worcestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we walked through the door the service was impeccable! Food was absolutely beautiful, my husband and I enjoyed every moment of our evening! Thanks to all the staff for their high standard of service.

Kanishka
Responded on 6 March 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are delighted to receive your compliments and appreciation. We have passed your great feedback onto the wider team as well. We hope to see here again in the near future. Kind Regards, The Kanishka Team

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
13 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening, the food was excellent. A birthday cake at the end was a nice touch. We look forward to returning.

Kanishka
Responded on 6 March 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are delighted to receive your compliments and appreciation. We have passed your great feedback onto the wider team as well. We hope to see here again in the near future. Kind Regards, The Kanishka Team

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MartinC
London
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great tasting menu food, great ambience, great evening thank you!

Kanishka
Responded on 6 March 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are delighted to receive your compliments and appreciation. We have passed your great feedback onto the wider team as well. We hope to see here again in the near future. Kind Regards, The Kanishka Team

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SteveP
London
14 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We were on a lunch offer which was good value for the food we were served by attentive staff in a very relaxed atmosphere.

Kanishka
Responded on 6 March 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are delighted to receive your compliments and appreciation. We have passed your great feedback onto the wider team as well. We hope to see here again in the near future. Kind Regards, The Kanishka Team

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MarchingonTogether
London
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A little late with the feedback, but a month on I still have vivid memories of the sheer pleasure of the evening, the flavours, yup the falvours, exquisite, memorable.

Kanishka
Responded on 17 April 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are delighted to receive your compliments and appreciation. We have passed your great feedback onto the wider team as well. We hope to see here again in the near future. Kind Regards, The Kanishka Team

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vipbffoodie
London
90 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, top service, lovely ambiance

Kanishka
Responded on 27 February 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are delighted to receive your compliments and appreciation. We have passed your great feedback onto the wider team as well. We hope to see here again in the near future. Kind Regards, The Kanishka Team

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Foodie
London
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent flavours, beautifully married together. And the 6 course sharing menu was a bargain. Delightful food in decadent interiors (and the loveliest bathroom interiors!)

Kanishka
Responded on 27 February 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are delighted to receive your compliments and appreciation. We have passed your great feedback onto the wider team as well. We hope to see here again in the near future. Kind Regards, The Kanishka Team

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding

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GeorgeV
London
4 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The tasting menu was quite simply extraordinary, with some of the very best food I've ever tasted. I'd recommend Kanishka wholeheartedly – a wonderfully friendly and relaxed atmosphere too.

Kanishka
Responded on 25 February 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are delighted to receive your compliments and appreciation. We have passed your great feedback onto the wider team as well. We hope to see here again in the near future. Kind Regards, The Kanishka Team

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food was underwhelming, service was subpar.. I was expecting to be wowed given that the chef has a Michelin star and the menu is pretty pricey. Don’t think we’d return given much better options in London

Kanishka
Responded on 6 March 2020

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, and we hope we can welcome you back to again in the future. Kind regards, The Kanishka Team

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PhilipC
London
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The team made us feel welcome and special from the moment we walked in. The tikka pie is a must as are the scallops. Dads butter chicken was delicious. Food was flavoursome and portions judged about right. We had a great evening although did feel the prices were on the high side but worth it given the overall experience,

Kanishka
Responded on 25 February 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are delighted to receive your compliments and appreciation. We have passed your great feedback onto the wider team as well. We hope to see here again in the near future. Kind Regards, The Kanishka Team

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Tesni
London
11 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food in a lovely environment. Food portions great and nice additional touches.

Kanishka
Responded on 6 March 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are delighted to receive your compliments and appreciation. We have passed your great feedback onto the wider team as well. We hope to see here again in the near future. Kind Regards, The Kanishka Team

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere.

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vipAAS2013
London
17 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and very good value for money with the set menu offer. Have been to Benares and found the Indian fusion food there quite disappointing, however at Kanishka the food is much more like the type of food Atul Kochar does on TV. Portions for the set-menu were generous too, we shared and were stuffed! Very good service too. Shall be returning soon.

Kanishka
Responded on 25 February 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are delighted to receive your compliments and appreciation. We have passed your great feedback onto the wider team as well. We hope to see here again in the near future. Kind Regards, The Kanishka Team

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MDGupta
London
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I had bit more higher expectation from Kanishka being a A Kochhar restaurant- it was all good, but no wow factor. Had better Indian food than this in couple of places.

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Kanishka is rated 4.4 stars by 430 OpenTable diners.

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