Kanishka

4.5
761 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.
  • London Restaurant Festival

    £110.00 per person

    Jul 1 - Jul 31, 2021

    Atul Kochhar's Tasting Menu £110pp. Wine pairings are an additional cost: £60pp for premium pairing wines and £85pp for deluxe pairing wines.
  • 5 Dish Sharing Menu with a Cocktail

    £30.00 per person

    Jul 23 - Aug 29, 2021

    Start off with a sparkling welcome drink, devour 5 delicious dishes by Atul Kochhar and finish off with a cooling dessert...mmm! Minimum 2 people dining as it is a sharing menu, we also have a vegetarian & vegan menu available.

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 761 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NiraliS
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Overpriced and doesn’t provide good value for money. Food was average and service was poor. There are better alternatives

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Carole
Manchester
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place and food was delicious, definitely visit again.

YB
YuliyaB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Service was very good, restaurant is clean but food was basic. Won't come back

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Marcella
London
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Always wanted to go to an Atul restaurant, the food was amazing we were not disappointed.
The black dhaal is to die for and the modern twist on asian classics is very clever.

Service a little slow at times and the toilets are somewhat cramped.

But loved it and will return

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BalN
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience, food was great!
Service excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place lovely food ..I’m one of the regular customers love it…thanks

KH
KellyH
London
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. We absolutely loved it, so tasty and so much flavour. Would definitely return again.

Kanishka
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for your kind words, we truly appreciate your support and 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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harishp
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Staff were very helpful and couldn't go out of their way to answer our questions. Being vegetarian, they had a separate menu and was brilliant. Highly recommended and will be going back again.

Kanishka
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for your kind words, we truly appreciate your support and 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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KSharma17
London
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely evening with great food. They even remembered it was our anniversary from the booking notes and gave us a lovely dessert.

Kanishka
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for your kind words, we truly appreciate your support and 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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DAVIDG
London
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed the tasting menu which was great with some amazing flavours and dishes. Only slight disappointment was having such a big main course of goat curry which felt a bit standard. We would have preferred a few more unique smaller dishes like the other dishes. Overall though was a great meal

Kanishka
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for taking your time to leave us a review. We are glad you enjoyed the tasting menu and have passed on all your feedback to senior management. We look forward to welcoming you back to Kanishka in the near future. Kind Regards, Team Kanishka

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff and went above and beyond for my mothers birthday meal. Food and drinks were excellent. Would come back and highly recommend this restaurant!

Kanishka
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for your kind words, we truly appreciate your support and 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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BrendaW
Kent
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant atmosphere, delicious food and very attentative service

Kanishka
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for your kind words, we truly appreciate your support and 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
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the set lunch. Every dish was perfect visually and the tastes were sublime. Every combination worked to perfection. Just go!!

Kanishka
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for your kind words, we truly appreciate your support and 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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MarkJ
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing high standard food and customer service. Very nice creative take on all dishes and so well thought out. Probably the best Indian meal I have had and I will certainly return. Highly recommended.

Kanishka
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for your kind words, we truly appreciate your support and 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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DarranB
London
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food gorgeous and service very attentive. All dishes well explained by waiters on presentation of food, the lamb Biryani was very filling less rice and more meat would have been better for me but it was gorgeous. My wife said he venison was melt in the mouth perfect

Kanishka
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for your kind words, we truly appreciate your support and 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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MeeraV
London
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

We went to celebrate a 40th birthday. They have a separate Vegetarian/Vegan Menu.

The staff were friendly and attentive. Overall we really enjoyed our evening.

I would've preferred more variety in the vegetarian menu. Lots of potato-based starters.

The dessert with a birthday message was a nice touch and complemented our evening of fun perfectly.

Kanishka
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for taking your time to leave us a review. We are glad you enjoyed your evening with us at Kanishka. We have passed on all your feedback to senior management and kitchen team regarding your comments on the vegetarian menu. We look forward to welcoming you back to Kanishka in the near future. Kind Regards, Team Kanishka

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ChetnaP
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a service and full of surprises, can't even imagine how special it was made for our wedding anniversary.

Kanishka
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for your kind words, we truly appreciate your support and 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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Francesca
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the set lunch on the 16th of July to celebrate our son’s birthday ( he was presented with a birthday brownie for desert ). The standard was excellent. It felt like an a la carte meal in terms of quality and portion size. Atul Kochhar came and had a chat with us during the meal …..amazing. We have followed his career for years and to meet him in person made our time at Kanisha extra Special.

Kanishka
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for your kind words, we truly appreciate your support and 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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ParasMaalde
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and when I mentioned I was there to celebrate my buddy’s birthday, they brought him a lovely complimentary chocolate cake. Good service and nice ambience seated outside.

Kanishka
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for your kind words, we truly appreciate your support and 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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ShaunD
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic Food & service impeccable..
Friendly & knowledgeable staff.

Kanishka
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for your kind words, we truly appreciate your support and 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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LornaH
London
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely lunch, the service was attentive but not imposing, just right. The food was excellent. The staff were helpful with the menu and drink options for my daughter.

Kanishka
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for your kind words, we truly appreciate your support and 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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derekp
Gloucestershire
6 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

First visit and we will be back. The service was excellent surpassing our expectations. Food memorable and worth every penny Had minor issue and dealt with by staff in an exemplary way . The staff were friendly attentive without being overwhelming and we both felt that the subtlety of the flavours and generally the quality of the whole offer for an Indian meal would be hard to beat.

Kanishka
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for your kind words, we truly appreciate your support and 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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HollyG
London
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing flavours. Good variety of menu options and good sized plates. Our meal was made particularly special by the excellent customer service from Phoebe.

Kanishka
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for your kind words, we truly appreciate your support and we have passed your feedback to the wider team, especially Phoebe! We look forward to welcoming you back to Kanishka in the near future. Kind Regards, Team Kanishka

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simono
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The whole experience was excellent from arrival to departure with friendly, knowledgeable and helpful staff to a very interesting menu cooked to perfection. Thoroughly enjoyed our evening would definitely recommend this restaurant and we will definitely return.

Kanishka
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for your kind words, we truly appreciate your support and 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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BeverleyJ
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and attention to detail.
Spider crab and monk fish were especially good.
Lovely celebratory meal-thank you

Kanishka
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for your kind words, we truly appreciate your support and 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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RaviK
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, wine and service. Being Mayfair you're expected to pay for the best, so no point commenting about "value"! But to be fair portion sizes are good. Could not have been more satisfied as the chef delivers Indian food you love cooked to a different level!

PK
PaulK
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Taster menu was perfect and what an experience. Would recommend a visit

PJ
PeterJ
South Wales
3 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal with friendly and attentive staff - highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great value, high quality set menu in a beautiful setting.
5 stars all round!

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MarkHJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service
Absolutely Stunning food
Would definitely recommend

Kanishka
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for your kind words, we truly appreciate your support and 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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CG297
London
11 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Great location. Food interesting but delicious. The service was attentive but then again it was extremely quiet. Hopefully it will be busier when we return.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service and good food. Would have been 5/5 if it wasn’t for the overcooked chewy chicken that we got in the butter chicken and lack of seasoning in the chicken Momos.

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SteveF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We opted for the tasting menu with premium wine pairings. The knowledge of the waiters on each dish and why the chosen pairing wine went with this particular dish added greatly to the dining experience. Staff all very friendly and willing to chat including the head chef. A great night out with great food and a perfect ambience. Will definitely go back when next in London.

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ColinR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Amazing food. Service up and down. Waited half hour for drinks

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
11 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My favourite place love the food we go very often. Lovely staff. Only downside people who confirm the appointment doesn’t know what offer is going on. When we say we have received the offer they say it’s not valid. But rest is all good. Will keep going back bcos I love the food. Thanks

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deep
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Excellent service
Mediocre food
Great ambience
Not worth the money !!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food is amazing. The only note is regarding the temperature of the downstairs dining room, it got a bit too warm at the end of the night.

Overall Highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

An Atul Kochhar fan so had to try here after his departure from Benares, which we always enjoyed. An utterly superb 8 course tasting menu, sublime food and inspired wine matching - well worth the trip. More informal atmosphere which was nice too.

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vipPm86
London
5 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Distinctly Average…is our conclusion after our experience at Kanishka. You could probably find more authentic, high quality food at a local curry house. Coming from myself (a British indian) that is saying something.

The service was lovely, both front of house and our table servers were superb. That’s where the praise ends….You could tell there were lots of shortcuts that made the whole place feel a bit like a Mayfair imposter- menus were battered and scratched, as was the banquette seating we were sat on. Toilets situated right next to the kitchen, which is rather off putting as a guest.

Food wise- Starters were ok (we had the lamb momos and the CT pie), portions were larger than average for a restaurant of this calibre. The mains were where it all went wrong..I ordered the vegetarian alternative to the butter chicken, which was paneer makhani- it was awful, completely bland and tasteless. Paratha wasn’t flakey, just greasy lump of dough. Mixed veg side had far too much fenugreek in it, so was really bitter.

Overall, given that the restaurant is run by a Michelin- star chef, you’d never know it visiting this restaurant. Hugely disappointed.

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Alexa
London
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Not majorly impressed, service was a bit slow and and waiters were very awkward
Food was good but not mind blowing for the prices

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 761 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.