Kanishka

4.4
634 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.

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 634 People Are Saying
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vipGinny
London
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience1

The butter chicken was full of sugar. Authentic butter chicken never has sugar in it. Rest of the food was ok, nothing exceptional.

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really wonderful lunch! Excellent service and beyond delightful food!!!

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NitaA
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Due to Covid we were seated outside but was extremely cold, we were provided with blankets but wasn’t a great experience as there was no heating. It was our first time at the restaurant and the staff were very friendly.

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thehungrylawyer
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We really loved it, the food was high quality and the staff were just lovely.

Highly recommend x

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vipstuartp
London
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Service is wonderful; food pretty good, quality high, Biryani outstanding.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing

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Meeshelle
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was really nice and the quality was exceptional, but more than anything the service was outstanding. They were so attentive, there was no delay in the service, my friend and eye felt comfortable and welcomed. The only thing that would have really completed the whole vibe would have been outdoor heaters. It was chilly

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service

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vipDinkygirl99
London
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely food! Staff accommodated us outside the restaurant. Food was so very good! I will definitely come back for more.

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GauravP
London
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Food, drinks and service was excellent. The outdoor seating across the street was a big let down though. For a high end restaurant would have expected to have some outdoor heaters near each table. We unfortunately turned up on a cold overcast afternoon. With no heating ended being very cold which wasn’t a pleasant experience.

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AM10
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience4

The food is not at par with typical indian restaurants. Overly priced and not good too. Ordered aalo-tikki, paneer makhani and chilli-paneer -- only paneer makhani was good, rest were just meh. No value for buck.

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AoifeO
London
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent Food and Service. Team made us feel welcome and surprised my boyfriend with a birthday cake dessert on the house and beer. Best Indian I’ve ever had. Can’t wait to book again. :)

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SimonM
London
5 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Given the restrictions and the fact you can only eat outside It was just great to be back at this restaurant. Bravo to the staff for making the effort to open up!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went to celebrate my Fiancé’s 30th birthday. Staff members were very friendly and attentive, great service. Food was amazing we had the mixed grill for starter and for mains I had the salmon and my partner had the Dad’s butter chicken, both were cooked perfectly, tender, both just melted in the mouth with an explosion of flavour!

For dessert we had the gajjar halwa, we were both shocked at the size of this dessert, usually when we’ve been to fine dining restaurant we get small plates which is finished in about 3-5 bites, this is the opposite, very generous portion sizes for both the main and dessert!

Would highly recommend!!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Food was so yummy, service and waitress excellent but no heaters outside.

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Shevs
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience1

I wouldn’t suggest going to this restaurant - especially during the colder months. They’ve simply put up some tables in an alleyway which seems odd. They provided us with no heaters so we were freezing during dinner! They did give us blankets but how is this Covid safe? Sharing blankets with other customers? We had to eat so quickly because we couldn’t take the cold.

The food is also pretty overpriced for what you’re getting - their carrot halwa was nice but apart from that, nothing to rave about.

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VinaApp
London
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't wait to return. Great food, service and ambience

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We were delighted it could open, but it was terribly cold in the side street out of the sun. Vegetarian side dishes were awesome.

Kanishka
Responded on 26 April 2021

Thank you for taking your time to leave us a review, we truly appreciate your support in the current climate and we have passed your feedback to the wider team! Due to the demand in heating supplies is much harder to source them! Please be assured we are committed to improving at Kanishka. We look forward to welcoming you back to Kanishka in the near future. Kind Regards, Team Kanishka

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vipHelenB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first celebration meal this year and we had such a lovely time. Efficient and very friendly service and although we were outside in a road the atmosphere was great! And the food was magnificent, thank you

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TianM
London
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food was great, but honestly I’ve had better food for a better value for money! However I would still return but only for a special occasion!

Kanishka
Responded on 26 April 2021

Thank you for taking your time to leave us a review, we truly appreciate your support in the current climate and we have passed your feedback to the wider team. Please be assured we are committed to improving at Kanishka, so your feedback is really valued. We look forward to welcoming you back to Kanishka in the near future. Kind Regards, Team Kanishka

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Jenpfc
London
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience1

The services and food was fantastic, I understand that we would be eating in the garden but not in an alleyway it didn’t feel very nice. For the price I would expect more.
But the service and food was amazing.

Kanishka
Responded on 26 April 2021

Thank you for taking your time to leave us a review, we truly appreciate your support in the current climate and we have passed your feedback to the wider team. Please be assured we are committed to improving at Kanishka, so your feedback is really valued. We look forward to welcoming you back to Kanishka in the near future. Kind Regards, Team Kanishka

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IsabellaV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, one of the best Indian restaurants I’ve eaten at. Location is great and the staff were attentive and friendly!

Kanishka
Responded on 26 April 2021

Thank you for your kind words, we truly appreciate your support in the current climate 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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AshlyJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience1

Food was decent but it was too expensive just because it was off regent street. Service was average, they didn’t have blankets for everyone and we were literally sitting on the street.

Kanishka
Responded on 26 April 2021

Thank you for taking your time to leave us a review, we truly appreciate your support in the current climate and we have passed your feedback to the wider team! Please be assured we are committed to improving at Kanishka. We look forward to welcoming you back to Kanishka in the near future. Kind Regards, Team Kanishka

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JessicaS
London
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. The flavours were perfect but not overdone and the service was great.

Kanishka
Responded on 26 April 2021

Thank you for your kind words, we truly appreciate your support in the current climate 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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TanaH
London
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Extremely overpriced for very small portions. Eating around the corner and not actually outside the restaurant also was annoying. Had to wait 25 mins for dessert as staff weren’t present and didn’t clear the table or ask if we are done which I think is standard practise.

Kanishka
Responded on 26 April 2021

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 trying to do our up most best considering the current government guidelines. We look forward to welcoming you back to Kanishka in the near future.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Quite a limited menu for vegetarians which mainly contained run-of-the-mill Indian dishes. Food quality was quite average, if not a bit below. Was definitely on the pricey side for what it was. Service was excellent though

Kanishka
Responded on 26 April 2021

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 trying to do our up most best considering the current government guidelines. We look forward to welcoming you back to Kanishka in the near future.

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DesiFoodie
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was exceptional when it came to starters and mains. We didn't try the desserts apart from carrot halwa.

The service started well but as they got busy, our mains were served quite late. Hence we were rushed to finish our mains and clear off for the next group of diners.

We were sent away with some carrot halwa, which was yummy but without the rose rabdi it was very sweet.

We visited for my brother's 30th birthday but it didn't go to plan as we couldn't celebrate with desserts. We were looking forward to the desserts but were disappointed as we couldn't try them.

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davidn
London
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Excellent food - a very cold evening outside but loved it!

Kanishka
Responded on 26 April 2021

Thank you for your kind words, we truly appreciate your support in the current climate 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
London
9 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The staff were very accommodating, providing blankets for guests who were feeling chilly. We weren’t pressured into ordering, and the food was exquisite as ever.

Kanishka
Responded on 26 April 2021

Thank you for your kind words, we truly appreciate your support in the current climate 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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MSG70
London
15 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It is an Atul Kochar restaurant and priced as such. However it was a mild disappointment as there were no real presentational skills befitting fine dining. Water was dropped while serving. The Lamb biryani was flavoursome and fragrant. The goat curry was tasty and the prawns were large but largely tasteless. Nothing that a half decent Indian restaurant in Hampstead couldn't offer for half the price. Service was very good and the carrot halva exceptional.

Kanishka
Responded on 26 April 2021

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 trying to do our up most best considering the current government guidelines. We look forward to welcoming you back to Kanishka in the near future.

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SDWF
London
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

The food was OK (if quite spicy, all of our guests commented on the spice level), but the let down was really the ambience. There were no outdoor heaters, very few blankets going around and not even candles to keep the outside space lit as it got dark. I was a bit disappointed.

Kanishka
Responded on 26 April 2021

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 trying to do our up most best considering the current government guidelines. We look forward to welcoming you back to Kanishka in the near future.

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ClareG
London
16 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service was outstanding. Everything was so tasty! Really a lovely experience. We sat outside.

Kanishka
Responded on 26 April 2021

Thank you for your kind words, we truly appreciate your support in the current climate 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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PaulM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

Kanishka
Responded on 26 April 2021

Thank you for your kind words, we truly appreciate your support in the current climate 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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vipAndy
London
22 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Great service. Highly recommend to dine here.

Kanishka
Responded on 26 April 2021

Thank you for your kind words, we truly appreciate your support in the current climate 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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PoojaM
London
5 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service. We sat outdoors in pollen street so it was quite nice .
A tad bit expensive on the mains

Kanishka
Responded on 26 April 2021

Thank you for your kind words, we truly appreciate your support in the current climate 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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RizwanM
London
15 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first meal out since lockdown. Despite the cold we sat outside and it was lovely- the food was superb as was the service😀

Kanishka
Responded on 26 April 2021

Thank you for your kind words, we truly appreciate your support in the current climate 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
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great meal, excellent staff. It was a shame about the temperature at the outside table, but this was no reflection on the restaurant whatsoever.

Kanishka
Responded on 26 April 2021

Thank you for your kind words, we truly appreciate your support in the current climate 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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Spencer
Aberdeen
2 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. We had 6 course tasting menu and it was super delicious. Service was impeccable as well. Definitely recommend for a special night or celebration.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding evening as always. No better meal I could hope for before the lockdown!!!

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ChefAnil
London
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. The Chicken Tikka Pie is an absolute must!

FAQs

Kanishka does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo, Just Eat 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 634 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.