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Kanishka

4.4
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521 reviews
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£41 and over
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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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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Offers

London Restaruant Festival : King Kanishka’s Tasting Menu £55pp

Oct 1-31, 2020·Sun 12:00-14:00 17:00-20:00, Mon-Fri 12:00-14:00 17:30-20:45

Enjoy Michelin Starred Chef Atul Kochhar’s delicious menu, £55pp with a Kanishka Kiss cocktail on arrival

Set Dinner 2 courses for £29

Aug 11, 2020-Oct 30, 2020·Sun 17:00-21:00, Tue-Wed 17:30-22:30

2 courses from our set menu

King Kanishka’s Tasting Menu

Aug 3, 2020-Oct 30, 2020·Sun 12:00-14:00 17:00-20:00, Wed-Fri 12:00-14:00 17:30-20:45

King Kanishka’s Tasting Menu £55pp. Vegetarian tasting menu also available.

Date Night

Jul 23, 2020-Oct 30, 2020·Sun 12:00-14:00 17:00-20:00, Tue-Sat 12:00-14:00 17:30-20:45

Treat yourself to a gorgeous date day or night in Mayfair. Tasting menu for 2 guests £220 with a complimentary glass of champagne and table request available.

Atul Kochhar's Luxurious Tasting Menu

Jul 13, 2020-Oct 30, 2020·Sun 12:00-14:00 17:00-20:00, Tue-Sat 12:00-14:00 17:30-20:45

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

Dine Local: 50% off food and soft drinks (up to £10 per person)

Sep 3-30, 2020·Sun 12:00-14:45 17:30-21:00, Tue-Thu 12:00-14:45 17:30-22:30

Eat Out to Help Out Extended by Atul Kochhar. 

50% off your food and soft drinks bill. Up to a maximum of £10pp.

Bollywood Gala Dinner

Sep 27, 2020 only·Sun 18:00-22:30

King Kanishka’s tasting menu and a cocktail on arrival £55pp. Live DJ until late. Dressing up is encouraged!

It's my Birthday!

Jul 23, 2020-Oct 30, 2020·Sun 12:00-14:45 17:00-21:00, Tue-Sat 12:00-14:45 17:30-22:30

Birthday celebration? Book for 6 guests or more and receive a complimentary glass of Prosecco each.

Ladies who Lunch

Jul 23, 2020-Oct 30, 2020·Sun 12:00-14:45, Tue-Sat 12:00-14:45

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

Atul Kochhar's Delectable Set Lunch Menu

Jul 13, 2020-Oct 30, 2020·Sun 12:00-14:45, Tue-Sat 12:00-14:45

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

What 521 People Are Saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and great service. Never get bored df dining here.

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Priya
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great atmosphere, service was exceptional & I will be going back again.

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NishyM
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good portions for fine dining.
Excellent flavours.
Generous portions of dessert.
Great value for money.

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khushbud
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience5

Since it’s a Atul Kocchar restaurant, we were quite keen to check it out despite very restrained vegetarian menu.
However as a veggie the restaurant is strictly missable. The decor is absolutely fab, but the food was definitely bordering on ‘quite average’ and poor service ( we were on table 2.5 plus hours and felt quite ignored to be honest, there’s a nice kinda slow, this definitely wasn’t it, nobody checked if we wanted second round of breads, if food was okay or any such thing).

The restaurant manager lost our records so waiters came to check twice what drinks we have ordered so far. Buy they could t do same thing for food. But the real disappointment was food itself. We really could have gotten away without needing to go all the way to west end in tube in covid times to eat such average food. Maybe the non veg is better but really if you have dietary restrictions strictly avoid

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sandeepr
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food /Nice ambiance
Good food /Nice ambiance
Good food /Nice ambiance

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WELLFEDJLH
London
54 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the Ladies Who Lunch menu - 3 delicious courses and a cocktail. The food was excellent (not sure about the blue cocktail!!). Breads, rice, Dahl etc are all extra so this didn’t end up that cheap (even with £10 off per head) but frankly it was worth the money overall.

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KulvinderS
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience2

Food was very tasty but very disappointed that the staff did not wear any PPE in the form of a mask or visor, and this made me feel uncomfortable and not safe in light of the present pandemic situation. I will not be visiting her again during Covid!

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

The food was very good, however we felt let down by the service. Starters arrived whilst we were eating our poppadoms which we did ask when we ordered if we could have them first then have the starters. We didn't say no so as not to be rude, but when you ask at the beginning of the order we would have hoped this message would have been passed on.The pie is very tasty along with the lamb curry, however it wasn't great to be sat left in front unclean plates for about 15-20 minutes despite being finished. We weren't really prompted for more drinks, and we were left sometimes with nothing to drink. I did make a note on the booking that we were out for my parters birthday, but we just didn't feel very well looked after on the night with several different waiters. I also was not sure that despite ordering still water that the bottles were actually bottled still water, due to the water marks. I saw also saw member of staff when going to the bathroom drinking straight out of one of the bottles. We were only charged for one, despite ordering still water twice. But usually you get served a proper bottle not a bottle you fill up with tap water. It wasn't a major concern but just something we wondered.

There also was some confusion over the bill as it stated on their website that they had extended the eat out to help out, however we were informed we were suppose to tell them at the start. Yet when I went to look on the website the next day, it didn't give you the option to choose what type of booking you wanted. Alternatively, when they arrived they could have mentioned that. It wasn't a problem as I was happy to pay the full price of the bill, and they took it off as a gesture which was nice. Overall compared to Benares and other restaurants while the food was great we were really disappointed by the service. I am not sure we would be back due to the service, but the food was really good.

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JasonR
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super menu and friendly staff, The soft shelled crab to start and the monkfish curry are amazing. Nice to see Atul milling around the customers too.

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RachelG
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I go to Kanishka often for date nights and absolutely love the food and ambience.
The staff are so welcoming and always recommend the best dishes and drinks.
We have ordered many times over the last few months from their delicious 'Kanishka at Home' delivery menu and our kids are always delighted with the food!
Looking forward to our next visit hopefully very soon!

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russy
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Such a treat to savour such fine dining. The flavours were exotic, the wines not excessive in terms of expense and the whole experience was a true joy. We felt welcome and had a wonderful evening. Many, many thanks.

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DavidWalter
London
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Too expensive for the amount of food on the plate. Best dish - goat curry

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nivraks
Orlando
14 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Quite a cold welcome, but staff then warmed up, ambience/atmosphere impacted by being sat downstairs- think they should note that at the time of booking so patrons can be aware that they may needs to be seated downstairs. Notwithstanding, food was excellent, and as a family we had an enjoyable time.

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LesM
London
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Love Benares and this place has none of the ambience and grandeur of Atul Kuchers original and sadly a very similar price which as we know is not cheap eating! Kanishka is more like a coffee bar. One thing though the Goat Curry was outstanding.

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Sonjja
London
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an absolutely wonderful time celebrating my Husband’s 50th. The food & service was impeccable. We will definitely be going back there! The staff were friendly and helpful and the service amazing.

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KuljitM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic food, drinks & service. The dishes were beautifully presented and original with modern fusions. The restaurant interior is crisp and fresh.

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CatherineL
Oxford
11 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful restaurant this is, the food was fabulous and the service impeccable, such a great team from front of house to the chefs and bar staff not forgetting the waiters a great experience

Kanishka
Responded on 6 September 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 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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vipDalmatian
London
131 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had the King Kanishka tasting menu which was excellent. The salmon and lamb Main courses were very well done, and the lamb went very well with the butter naan and black dal. One can see why Atul got the Michelin star in his previous restaurant. It was good value with the eat out to help out offer, although we had to remind the waitress who initially charged us the full cost.

Kanishka
Responded on 6 September 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 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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Shirin
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had lunch menus. Had amazing an time! Food was delicious! Presentation Wow! Desserts were too good! Definitely return

Kanishka
Responded on 6 September 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 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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Foodfan
London
13 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Tasty, creative beautifully presented.
Staff were very pleasant & helpful.

Kanishka
Responded on 6 September 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 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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SMenon
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Outstanding service! Special thanks to Fibbi who made our evenings extra special.....

Kanishka
Responded on 6 September 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 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
7 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Great food, however given that the cost is in excess of £117 which would have been £137 for two any other week because of eat out - the absence of cloth towels and instead paper serviettes makes the entire occasion a low class affair. They weren’t even prestigious serviettes.

The decor also is totally confused and looks like 3 restaurants in 1 . There are a lot of establishments that are far more luxurious for that kind of money - the only rub is the food was brilliant

Kanishka
Responded on 6 September 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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swatyG
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience2

For a fine dining restaurant, I have to say the food presentation was poor. The food tasted good and am glad that most of them were authentic dishes on the menu. We ordered samosa chaat and the samosa tasted cold and frozen in the center. What helped our overall experience was the service. It was excellent!!!

Kanishka
Responded on 6 September 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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AashishR
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the one restaurant in London where I could enjoy the best Indian food since forever.

Keep up the excellent standards and good luck!

Kanishka
Responded on 6 September 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 wonderful feedback onto the wider team as well. We look forward to welcoming you back to Kanishka in the near future. Kind Regards, The Kanishka Team

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AndrewD
London
5 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, the butter chicken was amazing. Had a lovely time and food experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Very unmemorable food; not up to the standard of a star chef.

Kanishka
Responded on 6 September 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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SN1980
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! I look forward to going again.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food is excellent but the portions are small so order with consideration. The Bollywood tracks are classics! The service was polite but they need to watch out that when a glass is empty it may need a refill....

Kanishka
Responded on 6 September 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 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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PriteshP
London
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had the tasting menu with a Bollywood DJ providing background music. All of us enjoyed every course and will return for more! Excellent service was provided by Pravin and the team. Thank you.

Kanishka
Responded on 6 September 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
3 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Birthday lunch, I did not think highly of the veggie options or atmosphere.

Kanishka
Responded on 6 September 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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Nita
London
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Indian food. We hadn’t been before and were pleasantly surprised by the portion sizes of the Time Out sharing menu. The chicken tikka masala was the best I’ve ever had... and I’ve tried many! We were given good advice on single glasses of wine. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend. Felt like our first proper meal since the easing of lockdown.

Kanishka
Responded on 6 September 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 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 29 August 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Had high expectations, the food was bland, service was not great either, drinks took ages to come, hard to flag down a waiter. The restaurant didn’t have the charm that I was expecting. The toilets were also dirty.

Kanishka
Responded on 6 September 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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TracyR
London
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The overall experience was excellent. The staff were attentive, but not overbearing and it was the perfect place to have our celebration.

Kanishka
Responded on 6 September 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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vipBuggly
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really beautifully prepared food. Every course including dessert was delicious. Very friendly service!

Kanishka
Responded on 6 September 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 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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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Have enjoyed Atul Kulcha cuisine over the years while he was at Benares . Had visited Kanishka before covid shut down and decided to return for recent re-opening and have lunch .
Social distancing measures in place and tables reasonably spaced . We were shown downstairs to basement ( never dined in this part before ) . Was okay but ambience not great . Stairs were right above our table and a noisy delivery was in progress ( during lunch service??) it also felt abit cut off . I preferred our previous lunch upstairs with more air and view of the bar .
Food was wonderful: garlic king prawns , tandoori salmon all cooked to perfection and tasted wonderful.
The only grumbles , having to order rice and naan as extras - a bread basket (£10) to get a naan . Cocktails were nice ( but a bit small ) dessert was nice ( roasted fig and ice cream ) but the end of meal coffee was tepid and far too milky , so left that .
Overall food is delicious but this isn’t the same level or ambience of previous restaurant Benares . Room for improvement with the finer detail but food is still on the mark .

Kanishka
Responded on 31 August 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are please to receive your honest compliments and appreciation. We have passed your 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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Nema
London
5 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Delicious food in just the right quantity. Was quiet weekday with other couples enjoying Travelzoo offer but as our first visit certainly puts Kanishka on our list of places to come to.
Only reason for drop to 4 stars was lack of visor worn by serving staff who were otherwise very careful given Covid situation.

Kanishka
Responded on 6 September 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 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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vipJanaY
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Indian fusion food and very mild taste, the ingredients are all very fresh. The desserts are amazing, this is the best indian food i have ever had in London, highly recommended. plus the vibe is really nice

Kanishka
Responded on 31 August 2020

Thankyou 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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vipPeach
London
5 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fatastic Modern Indian cuisine. Both my husband and I enjoyed the food tremendously.

Kanishka
Responded on 31 August 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 27 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Son’s birthday

Kanishka
Responded on 31 August 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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vipOpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Chef and restaurateur Atul Kochhar has done a marvellous job with designing the menu as well as drinks at Kanishka. The food was mouth-watering and splendid to taste across the selection of starters and main courses that we ordered. It would appear though that due to the tight kitchen the brigade of chefs can’t push out food quickly enough between courses.

Overall I would rate the restaurant food being amongst the best in London for neo-Indian cuisine!

Kanishka
Responded on 31 August 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 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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FAQs

Kanishka does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo 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 521 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.