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Kanishka, London,

Kanishka

4.4
4.4
1224 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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2 people

19:00


Booked 25 times today
Experiences are available.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Indian

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 12:00–14:45 Daily 17:00–23:00

  • Phone number

    020 3978 0978

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Atul Kochhar

  • Private party facilities

    Let us make your event an occasion to remember. Enjoy sumptuous food and adventurous flavours from Michelin-starred Chef Atul Kochhar, all within the luxurious surroundings of our Mayfair restaurant. Drop us an email on info@kanishkarestaurant.com

  • Private party contact

    Events Team : 020 3978 0978

  • Area

    Mayfair

  • Cross Street

    Just off Regent Street

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    Oxford Circus Tube Station, Bond Street Tube Station, Piccadilly Tube Station

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • 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.
  • King Kanishka Tasting Menu with a cocktail

    £72.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Enjoy Atul Kochhar's 5 course tasting menu with a sparkling cocktail
  • Al Fresco Dining in Mayfair

    Multiple dates available
    Enjoy al fresco dining in the heart of Mayfair. Make the most of the beautiful weather and dine like you are on holiday! We have a special menu for outdoor dining only.. make the most of it!

What 1,224 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. CS

    ChrisS

    London

    54 reviews

    2.0

    54 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    We had the set menu touted as an "experience". The best part was the cocktail and amuse bouche. After that the food was stodgy - very large samosa (Chaat) that was way too filling followed by a tasteless dhal pattie and some OK chicken. Then more chicken in a very rich butter sauce with overcooked mushy vegetables that were the worst I have had in an Indian restaurant. the spices were bland and overall the experience was a complete disappointment. The mango kulfi was OK. Sorry but we won't be back.
  2. 7

    777amo

    Surrey

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always good but just seems to get better and better Natasha and the team are just so welcoming and efficient too
  3. T

    Telthefish

    London

    26 reviews

    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 27 June 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Tasting menu was excellent. In general the service was good. Possibly an 8.15 pm table booking is too late for the 7 courses.Might suggest 7.15/7.30 another time - and there will be another time ! They haven’t quite got the matching wines presentation right and if we hadn’t asked for them , maybe we wouldn’t have enjoyed the interesting suggestions. It was also nice to see Chef on site on a MONDAY night !
  4. AC

    AlexC

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant was amazing. It was my boyfriends birthday and they did a small gesture of pudding that was amazing. Thank you very much for such a lovely meal.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Very good food will be back
  6. D

    Dijuli22

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Arrived at 2.30 as per my reservation and was told I had to order at once as the kitchen was closing . Restaurant was empty but service was sluggish . Food was ok , not exactly something that would excite the taste buds . Quite bland and boring . Chose a table outside but soon changed our mind and moved indoors . Tables were literally on the pavement with pedestrians brushing past you .
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    A very average experience. Nothing really to share other than somewhere we ate.
  8. DM

    DavidM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfectly balanced food with exceptional service. Will be back as soon as possible
  9. KS

    KishanS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow, food and atmosphere was perfect for our 10 year anniversary meal. Loved the pie and traditional biriyani! Our opinion it was way better than Benaras! Well done Atul and team!
  10. F

    Foodie

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    Highly anticipated, huge let-down. Kanishka is over-priced, dull, and lacks proper service. Avoid.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The 5 course tasting menu food was very average. Service was good as was the ambience.
  12. MG

    ManiG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    I went to the family for fathers day dinner. We all simply loved the food and enjoyed the ambience. We ordered Goat curry and lamb biryani it was outstanding, and properly cooked. It was a bit pricey but overall we had a good experience. Highly recommended👍
  13. s

    spanglymangly

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious food. We had the 5 course taster menu and everything was super tasty. The staff were professional but relaxed, creating a nice atmosphere in the restaurant.
  14. BE

    BEVT

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a really lovely family lunch. The food was delicious and the service was great. They bought out a Happy Birthday plate/cake for my daughter-in-law's birthday which was a nice touch. We will definitely be returning.
  15. DK

    DavidK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The service was great and the restaurant was lovely I only marked the food down to 4 because we ordered things we normally wouldn’t had the tikka pie and momos starters and both were sublime had the venison and wife had the butter chicken both very nice I wasn’t big on the moule and wife prefers basmati to the grain with main had the black Dahl lovely overall a great experience I would definitely go back but I’d change my order also they gave us some cake and bubbles because it was my wife’s birthday thanks again to the staff I will be back
  16. K

    Klewis

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The food is exceptional. Service attentive, quick, and on top of things.
  17. GS

    GlynS

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was spectacular, especially the little complimentary canapé which was sublime!! Every mouthful was a delight, we have been to two other sister restaurant one in Westminster called Mathura and the other is Indian Essence in Petts Wood, Bromley & they are all fabulicious! Kanishka is great for great food and is in the heart of the West End just off Regent Street, give it a whirl you won’t be disappointed!
  18. NU

    NareshU

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Very insipid and ordinary food, q very poor experience
  19. EB

    EdwardB

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    A business lunch for four people, with some dietary requirements. Very well located just off Regent Street. The decor feels more American Diner than Indian, and the background music quite generic. It took some time for the waiting staff to warm up, and the service could have been more attentive. However, this didn't detract from the overall experience and, especially, the quality of food. I have never eaten such well cooked and flavoursome Indian food, and one of the first times I have asked for a takeaway box for the leftovers. The drinks selection was excellent and the quality and flavour of the cocktails superb. We didn't feel rushed throughout the meal and all our party agreed we would definitely return.
  20. RK

    RKID23

    Kent

    21 reviews

    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Was booked for a special occasion- food good but service could be improved. Our party felt extremely rushed by the service team during a relatively quiet period in the restaurant. This did make lunch less relaxed and enjoyable.
  21. V

    Vishal

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    The food was disappointing, very very oily. I expect this from a local takeaway. In comparison to other fine dining establishments, the service was well below average. There was no attempt to interact; usually they ask how the food was etc. (at the least!) I do not recommend this Kanishka, close by there's some really good restaurants where the overall experience (food, service etc.) is miles ahead.
  22. YS

    YesthielS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unbelievable culinary experience! Excellent food, excellent service and excellent experience overall!
  23. PJ

    PaulJ

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fantastic experience, superb food, lovely atmosphere & staff were perfectly attentive without being intrusive.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    Was nice occasion food was average for a michelin rated restaurant and presentation was not to the level I would had expected
  25. BO

    BONTY

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    4 PEOPLE, 2 COURSES, WATER AND A COUPLE OF DRINKS £250 - GOOD VALUE FOR MONEY BECAUSE THE FLAVOURS ARE EXCEPTIONAL COMPARED TO YOUR REGULAR INDIAN - THE CHICKEN TIKKA PIE WAS THE STAR
  26. Q

    Queenie

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, very polite staff and extremely tasty food
  27. PB

    PeterB

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was just a great evening some really extreme flavour mixes and blends- fantastic food
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 6 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    I organised a business dinner at Kanishka for my colleagues visiting from the US. They really enjoyed the dinner! I have been there multiple times, so I obviously like the food and the place. Dishes are delicious, nicely presented. My two recommendations: (1) to please change the menu - it hasn’t changed since last spring!!! Although it’s a place I like to go, I don’t think I would visit anytime soon unless the menu is different. (2) I would advise to leave the water bottles on the table or pay more attention to the guests. We were only served water when we asked for it, and even then we only got a small glass of water. Which with all the spicy food, wasn’t enough.
  29. SC

    SatisfiedCustomer

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food and good portion size. Great service.
  30. KB

    KathB

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent Service, delicious good, good value. Would definitely go back.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    I was quite looking forward to going to a restaurant owned by Atul Kotchar. Unfortunately, it was quite a disappointment!!!The food was average and extremely overpriced. The waiters aren’t trained properly. We kept having to ask for our wine that was sitting in a chiller. The waiter needed to be told to close the bottle of sparkling water after refills. There was much commotion and banging of cutlery and trays by the bar area. This seems to be the place where the waiters hang out and make a lot of noise! We couldn’t really enjoy our conversation because of the noise…rather embarrassing! All in all, not a great experience. Definitely wouldn’t go back!!!
  32. NT

    NitaT

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Booked an experience for 4 to celebrate a birthday and wedding anniversary. Started off well, good vegetarian starters. But the main courses curries were very disappointing; overcooked vegetables with no taste and paneer dish was too sweet. Only the vegetables in vegan curry were crunchy and tasted better. Desserts were good. Our birthday and anniversary was not acknowledged by the staff at all, despite my having added it to the booking. Our previous visit was so much better and we definitely expected better from a Michelin star chef.
  33. P

    Purdy

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Vegan food options were poor…bland and not tasty!

    KanishkaResponded on 4 June 2022Dear Purdy, 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. Kind Regards, Team Kanishka

  34. MJ

    MJDG

    London

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Location is close to Oxford Circus station so good if you're already close by. Tables are very close together in a bistro style - more appropriate for couples or family groups sitting close to the next table rather than for business dinners. Service needs improvement, the waiter took our order for starters and then came back and informed us that one of the dishes was no longer available. He also asked about allergies one of my guest prefers not to eat dairy, the waiter said he would check but never came back with confirmation and then the starters arrived 10-15 mins later.
  35. GC

    GrahamC

    Newcastle

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Great value 3 course set menu and good staff. However, the food was unremarkable and deserts rather ‘solid’. Only half full on a very busy afternoon elsewhere

    KanishkaResponded on 4 June 2022Dear Graham, 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. Kind Regards, Team Kanishka

  36. j

    jlm10

    London

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 30 May 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience4
    always amazing food - short staffed - we we're almost serving ourselves
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service and since we went for the lunch experience set menu it was very reasonable.. and portions were generous unlike many other fine dining restaurants.. will definitely come back!

    KanishkaResponded on 4 June 2022Dear Anonymous, Thank you for your lovely review. 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

  38. SV

    SVJo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant has central location and a beautiful floral decoration at the entrance - a perfect photo spot. The ambience was good, the seating comfortable, service prompt and courteous. The dishes were innovatively made and tasty. Each course was tasty despite progressively full tummy! Portion sizes were generous. Drink cocktails have fresh and unique taste. Overall it was obvious that we had dinner at a prime, Michelin star restaurant with difference!

    KanishkaResponded on 4 June 2022Dear SVJo, Thank you for your lovely review. 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

  39. GS

    GaryS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for my partners birthday, the food was beautiful and the staff were friendly and attentive. Even surprised my partner with a free cake for her birthday. Will definitely be going back.

    KanishkaResponded on 4 June 2022Dear garyS, Thank you for your lovely review. 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

  40. N

    Nosh

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always high standard food & drink and attentive staff. My go to restaurant in central London.

    KanishkaResponded on 4 June 2022Dear Nosh, Thank you for your lovely review. 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

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Kanishka using the Order Online button. Kanishka also offers delivery in partnership with Deliveroo, Just Eat, Supper London and Uber Eats. Kanishka also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 3978 0978.

Kanishka is rated 4.4 stars by 1224 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 25 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Deliveroo
  • Logo image for Just Eat
  • Logo image for Supper
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Kanishka

17-19 Maddox Street London, W1S 2QH

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Just off Regent Street

  • Area

    Mayfair

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 12:00–14:45 Daily 17:00–23:00

  • Cuisines

    Indian

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    Oxford Circus Tube Station, Bond Street Tube Station, Piccadilly Tube Station

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Atul Kochhar

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    020 3978 0978

  • Private party facilities

    Let us make your event an occasion to remember. Enjoy sumptuous food and adventurous flavours from Michelin-starred Chef Atul Kochhar, all within the luxurious surroundings of our Mayfair restaurant. Drop us an email on info@kanishkarestaurant.com

  • Private party contact

    Events Team : 020 3978 0978

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