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Kanishka

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£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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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
What 571 People Are Saying
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RobertJ
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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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NoreenL
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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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KeithM
Berkshire
1 review
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 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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
12 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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katiej
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Kanishka looks beautiful. Interior design is thoughtful, elegant and unique. Staff are friendly, though slightly disorganised and inconsistent - varying from no service - we sat for over 20 minutes with no one taking our drink orders- to too much service with servers approaching every few minutes to ask about drinks. The biggest, and most disappointing, let down is the food. The best, most inspiring dish was the initial amuse bouche. The duck and momo appetisers were passable due to hunger, but tasted as if they were made days previously and warmed through. The biryani main was in a word- awful. The rice tasted of chlorine (perhaps from the water?) and the meat was tender but with little flavour.

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Dips
London
6 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good Service! To the point the water was served at optimum temperature.
Food was of excellent standard and very tasty! The lunch menu was value for money and the ambience had a vibe was great! We sat for 3 hours without being rushed... great place for any occasion.

Kanishka
Responded on 19 October 2020

Dear Dips, Thankyou so much for taking your time to write 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
7 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Second time good experience lovely food...would definitely recommend

Kanishka
Responded on 19 October 2020

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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vipPJEfoodie
Essex
106 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

No atmosphere when we arrived, but the restaurant filled and the ambience improved.
Service started off OK, but became slow and things like topping up wine and water fell by the wayside.
Starters, potato and chicken tikka pie, we’re both good. We also both enjoyed the Mango and Pistachio Kulfi. My biryani was cooked to perfect and the daal was excellent, but I was getting bored by the end, as it needed some chutneys or piquancy to lift it. The Monkfish was also nice, but the nan and rice were a let down according to my wife.
In summary, pretty good food, but needs better service and more finesse to justify the fine dining aspiration and prices.

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AnthonyB
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We opted for the tasting menu with premium paired wines. Initially, it may look expensive but after experiencing more than three hours of 'culinary theatre' it more than justifies the cost. The food was exceptional and the fact that we are talking about it several days later says it all.

The only negative comment from our group was the cafe or canteen feel to the restaurant. The tables were formica and both had biro or crayon marks on them, something more in keeping with a college refectory rather that a restaurant charging £200+ per head.

Kanishka
Responded on 19 October 2020

Dear Anthony, Many thanks for taking your time to leave us a review. We truly appreciate your support in the current climate and we have passed on all 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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TEP20
Buckinghamshire
20 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Phoebe was excellent in the way she looked after us and explained items on the menu that were not immediately clear. Nice table with the background noise high enough for a good atmosphere but low enough to enable 4 friends to converse. The menu is well balanced and the food was excellent and plentiful. We would definitely return for another visit. Come hungry. It’s not cheap but you get what you pay for so that is not a problem.

Kanishka
Responded on 12 October 2020

Dear StephenB Thank you so much for your kind words, we truly appreciate your support in the current climate and we have passed your great 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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StephenB
London
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, food quite expensive but good value wine list

Kanishka
Responded on 12 October 2020

Dear StephenB 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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PippaP
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Fantastic food! Service wasn't as expected for the level of restaurant which was a shame but it didn't distract from the food. Everyone was very friendly but could be more attentive and quicker. Would recommend Kanishka and look forward to eating there again.

Kanishka
Responded on 12 October 2020

Dear PippaP Thankyou for taking time to leave 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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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Great food . Good service . Average ambience

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vipAPAT
London
27 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The meat dishes were very tasty the veg was good but nothing extraordinary. I was disappointed we were seated downstairs when upstairs was much classier particularly as this was a special occasion. Downstairs was very casual almost like a cafe. This would be fine if the prices and dishes reflected that but they did not.

Kanishka
Responded on 12 October 2020

Dear APAT, 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! We look forward to welcoming you back to Kanishka in the near future. Kind Regards, Team Kanishka

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SejSim
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely perfect in every way. Definitely will be back. Great food!

Kanishka
Responded on 12 October 2020

Dear SejSim, 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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Steve
London
10 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed our evening.
Food was delicious and beautifully presented.
Service was excellent, friendly and unobtrusive.
Would definitely recommend.

Kanishka
Responded on 12 October 2020

Dear Steve, Thank you for your kind words, 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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BeverlyL
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Is this the best restaurant for contemporary Indian food in the West End? I think so! A friend and I went on Friday and enjoyed the set lunch -- absolutely delicious food and very professional service. This was my second visit since lockdown. If you haven't been yet, do yourself and favour and book now.

Kanishka
Responded on 12 October 2020

Dear BeverlyL, Thank you for your kind words, 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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KarenR
London
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. The service was 5 star. They took all covid precautions.

Kanishka
Responded on 12 October 2020

Dear KarenR Thank you for your kind words, 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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zorba74
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Well presented fine Indian food.

Kanishka
Responded on 12 October 2020

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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vipKingdomaquablue
London
12 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time and an extremely pleasant dinner. Flavours were exquisite- biryani and butter chicken were so unexpectedly tasty- like none before. Thank you... back soon

Kanishka
Responded on 12 October 2020

Dear Kingdomaquablue, Thank you for your kind words, 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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VeeS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best fine dining restaurants - the food was fantastic, can’t wait to visit again.

Kanishka
Responded on 12 October 2020

Dear VeeS, Thank you for your kind words, 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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James
London
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really wonderful experience at Kanishka. The ambience, music and whole feeling of the place is excellent. The staff are incredibly friendly, helpful and attentive. It was my mum's birthday and they wished her happy birthday as we arrived and organised a birthday dessert for her. The restaurant itself is beautiful and the food was delicious. My mum is vegetarian and had the okra, dahl and chickpeas which were great. We also had butter chicken which was nice. Only criticism is that the portion sizes could've been a tad bigger - especially for the rice and naan as you didn't get much at all with one portion. Would definitely go here again and would recommend to everyone.

Kanishka
Responded on 12 October 2020

Dear James, Thank you for your kind words, 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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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. We went for the tasting menu with deluxe wine pairing - we had a really nice experience, despite the 10pm curfew catching up on us. The atmosphere was the right balance between feeling special while being relaxed.
Service from as soon as we entered the door was so welcoming and attentive. Each dish was something special, and I'd love to come back to try other things on the menu.

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LouiseM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Food fantastic as always BUT not Covid safe - large family party 14+people while we were there. What happened to 6 max? Service fell away when busy. Such a shame for a £700 dinner. Disappointing from Atul Kochher.

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SenelD
London
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a fabulous meal with excellent throughful service.
Lunch, so expected it to be a bit noisy but it was fine and didn't distract.
1 thing point was missed and that was I did say we were celebrating 3 Birthdays on the booking form and wasn't acknowledged which was a shame this time round.

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IanE
London
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, food delicious, great service.
Overall a great lunchtime experience.
Looking forward to visiting again

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DeenaT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Vegetarian tasting menu was amazing. The wine pairing was great, it was really paired up well. Ambience was lacking in that it didn't feel like 'fine dining'. The decor where we were seated was like an Indian fast food restaurant. We were rushed due to curfew at 10pm, though this was not the fault of the restaurant. Staff should have warned that we only had time to order from the a la carte menu. Otherwise, service was great and staff were friendly.

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MarcusL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was keen to try Kanishka as I love Benares, and I was not disappointed, Phoebe our host was very knowledgeable and took good care of us serving what I can only describe as the greatest meal I have ever eaten. We had the tasting menu with paring wine. Simply amazing ...... is it worth £110 per head .... Absolutely!!!

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BrianS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I had the tasting menu and premium matching wine pairing. The food and service was excellent. The food was an unusual twist to your standard Indian fare and was a great flavour combination and was tasty. The wines were pleasant but not exceptional. Prices are on the high side if you opt for the al la cart menu but there are cheaper menu options.

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GraceT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Overpriced. Service wasn't great either. Asked if the menu could be explained and waitress just read out what was on the menu. Food quality was poor. Never going back.

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Hedley
London
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Delicious food, traditional style and not too fancy. For those who like a tasty curry its very good, slightly on the pricey side

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AnikaS
London
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely food, great service and a beautiful environment.

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AtulG
London
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Food was overall great. Butter Chicken was bit sweet for my liking. Very pricey...

FAQs

Kanishka does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Kanishka also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 3978 0978.

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.