Kanishka

4.4
605 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

  • Bollywood Dinner

    May 30 - Aug 29, 2021

    £50pp for 5 sharing dishes - served feast style. Enjoy Bollywood and Bhangra music all evening long.
  • 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 605 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.5
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SDWF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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.

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vipAndy
London
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

PM
PoojaM
London
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

RM
RizwanM
London
15 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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😀

OT
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.

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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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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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ChefAnil
London
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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AlexandreB
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely tasty ! I will definitely be coming back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience2

The puchkas were a treat. For the first time we had adequate numbers in any restaurant. It would help if we were provided with the pani separately as well as some of them became dry. The veg platter was a tad letdown but more than made up by great black daal, kadhai paneer and bhindi. The chilli cheese naan was perfect. The chocolate sphere was outstanding.

If there can be one criticism, the rose wine was quite sad. Great service and many thanks for the special cake...

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A wonderful evening. Great and unusual cocktails . Fabulous Hungarian red and outstanding food. We had the vegetarian tasting menu and all the dishes were sublime. We would go again tomorrow

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience, great ambience. Would definitely recommend and will surely go back.

MB
vipMaizieB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience1

For a fine dining restaurant, it was incredibly laid back and lacked the attention befitting of an establishment of its perceived stature. The food was lovely and the waitress was incredibly kind but we weren’t impressed with the overall experience.

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Kaya
London
16 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This is the second time we've eaten here. Food was excellent both times and so was the service. This time though our plates were cold, such a shame to put good quality food on cold plates. Hopefully it was just one off.

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SeanR
London
4 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent service. We are big fans of all Atul’s restaurants!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Buckinghamshire
5 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, a great setting and incredible service! What more could you ask for? I’ll be back very soon!

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DinerB
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Overpriced food for what it is. Better options elsewhere. The chicken Teaka pie starter was average. The berry compote was over done. The Lamb nihari sauce was too lemony. The scallops starter was the nicest. In summary there are Better places to eat Indian food in London at slightly below these prices and for similar ambiance.

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Chets04
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent tasting menu, delicious food and great staff. One of the best restaurants in London!

DD
DinerDS
London
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great taster menu, service and staff were amazing!!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall2food5service5ambience1

The food is amazing of course but safety procedures seem to have been abolished. No disinfectant on the tables anymore. And next to us were seated a group of six who were clearly not part of the same household(s) and were not wearing masks when they came in or moved around in the restaurant. I can’t understand why a restaurant of this standing thinks they can disregard government guidelines.

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TomH
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Taste taste taste. Massive flavours across all courses with the Black dal still a meal in it self. I went off piste and asked for custard which appeared speedily and tasted wonderful. Great attentive service and professionalism shown in all departments

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OpenTable Diner
London
8 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sons n my favourite eat out place in london... been there now few times lovely staff... if I’m with my son we alway go there is child friendly restaurant too...

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Matt
London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Food was great but the service was very poor. We had to ask the staff for things serval times. Bill took ages to come as well.

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NayanG
London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was our Anniversary lunch and loved each and every bit of it. Specially the cocktail - Run Punch.

FK
FotiosK
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Detailed and very well presented dishes. Tasty as well .

CG
CharlotteG
London
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Although rather expensive, it was worth it as a one off treat. Lovely food and good portions with friendly and helpful staff.

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Fiesty100
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Absolutely live this place. The food and presentation is great. Ambience is so nice and the staff are always welcoming. It has become one of my favourite places toneat when im in central.

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RobertJ
London
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food coupled with really good service makes Kanishka a must visit. They have great provisions in place to manage COVID and the team at Kanishka followed them throughout our visit. A really great eating experience, will definitely be going back.........

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Lucy
London
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious as were the cocktails!
We have been twice and the food is consistently good and the service is impeccable.
Our first visit was a Saturday night and it was buzzy with a great atmosphere. The second time was Monday evening for early dinner and it was a calmer vibe but friendly and welcoming.
Definitely recommend a visit!

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NoreenL
London
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lovely food
Service was great
I would go back
The goat curry was fantastic

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
8 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Good food n very welcoming thanks

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GurpalD
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely décor and great food. Particular highlight was the monkfish, was absolutely incredible.

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Brian
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic, and there was plenty of it.

The staff were friendly, helpful and not in your face

The restaurant was clean, tidy, covid safe.

We had a lovely lovely evening

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KeithM
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

High quality food and service - had the three course set menu with carafe of white wine. Perfect for us and good food choice available at each course.

Kanishka
Responded on 26 October 2020

Dear KeithM, Thankyou so much 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! We look forward to welcoming you back to Kanishka in the near future. Kind Regards, Team Kanishka

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VivianP
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great atmosphere, attentive waiters, great chef. Food was delicious.

Kanishka
Responded on 26 October 2020

Dear VivianP, Thankyou so much 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! We look forward to welcoming you back to Kanishka in the near future. Kind Regards, Team Kanishka

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a surprise birthday meal. Given the Covid restrictions the restaurant staff managed perfectly.

The food was superb and I can’t wait to visit again.

Kanishka
Responded on 26 October 2020

Thankyou so much for taking your time to leave such a lovely review. 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
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Have tried Atul’s food before but was very disappointing visiting Kanishka for the first time , papadums came raw and chicken was pink , lamb briyani was alright , had better ones , had to return and get replaced papadums and butter chicken . Chef did send his apologies but this isn’t expected from a Fine dining and especially from a Michelin star chef restaurant . Love and care for the food was massively missing at Kanishka . Serving Staff was great .
Won’t be coming back and sorry can’t recommend to anyone .

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John
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would definitely come back here. There were so many dishes on the menu that I would like to try. The food was very well presented, good size portions and of very good quality. You could taste every different spice that was used and the flavours were amazing. Very good service too.

Kanishka
Responded on 19 October 2020

Dear John, Thankyou so much for taking your time to leave such a lovely review. 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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vipSarahC
London
5 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a lovely dinner there yesterday. The biryani and the butter chicken were both excellent and the soft shell cab starter extraordinary and delicious. Great service from Phoebe and a warm welcome from everyone. Do go!

Kanishka
Responded on 19 October 2020

Dear Sarah C, Thankyou so much for taking your time to leave such a lovely review. We truly appreciate your support in the current climate and we have passed your feedback to Phoebe and 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
13 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exceptionally good. Thoroughly enjoyed. Would love to go again.

Kanishka
Responded on 19 October 2020

Thankyou so much for taking your time to leave us a review. We truly appreciate your support in the current climate and we have passed your great 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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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 605 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.