Kanishka

4.5
845 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.
  • £45 King Kanishka Tasting Menu with a Cocktail

    £45.00 per person

    Aug 9 - Oct 31, 2021

    Enjoy 5 delicious courses and a cocktail. Vegetarian menu available. Amuse Bouche King Edward Potato Pomegranate, mint and tamarind Sea Bass Bamboo shoot, bilahir tok Or Ajwaini Prawn (£7 supplement) Mustard chutney, kol phool, malai gravy Sorbet Coconut & makrut lime sorbet Lamb Trio of lamb- loin, seekh and chop, kathalu pitika, kosha gravy Or Venison (£11 supplement) Saddle of venison, beetroot achar, chutney, kinema curry Served with butter naan Parfait Peanut butter parfait, caramelized banana

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 845 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Bland overpriced food. Mains and naans were poor with no flavour- we had the goat and butter chicken. Starters of soft shell crab and chicken tikka pie were better but smothered in compote which made them feel like a dessert.

LD
vipLondonDiner
London
53 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We really enjoyed dining at Kanishka, a welcome find in London! The food was excellent, an extensive menu with lots of vegetarian options. All the food had excellent depth of flavour and a good amount of spice. We will be back soon to explore the tasting menu!

M
Mdeansy
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We had the tasting menu, it was very disappointing had been looking forward to it for weeks, flavours were flat on most of the dishes and were quite rushed at some points. There isn’t really anything positive about the tasting menu.

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Neil
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great food.
First indian tasting menu i have done and all i can say is UNREAL.

Enjoyed trying dishs i may not have chosen otherwise but i ate everything and was plenty full when we had done.

Service was a bit odd. Forgot drinks etc but it was very busy and tbh didnt detract from a quality night out.

MI
vipMIlesC
Key West
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab. Loved it. Melt in mouth food. Wagu bang bang

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amandam
Dorset
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was super busy, we waited a while for our table. They were understaffed and the ones that were working were very stressed and very busy. Food was good but feel it was overpriced .

A
Asafreddevil786
London
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was ok. Not as nice as Benares

PS
PeteS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience.
Good portions.
Lovely venue.
A great standard of food.

RR
RajatR
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chocolate desert ball was one of the best things ever.

SP
ShanaP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. - especially the monk fish an lamb biryani

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always.
Tastes on another level of brilliance! 11 out of 10!!

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Nikkin1
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fantastic meal we had for my birthday at Kanishka last night. The food was outstanding and the service was impeccable. I would definitely go again for a special treat.

S
vipStephen
London
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely food beautifully presented some of the dishes were a bit overpriced and there was too much potato. Overall a really enjoyable evening.

DH
DebbieH
Devon
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most amazing evening from start to finish. The staff were attentive and knowledgeable and took the effort to make my husbands birthday a special one.

We had the vegetarian tasting menu and we both said it was the best food we had ever tasted.

Really lovely to see such a buzz in a restaurant on a Monday night

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The food wasn’t great, I’ve had better Indian food

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vipAnon
London
72 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

lovely venue for curry and champagne. service is outstanding.

PS
PoojaS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Really enjoyed the food.
Chicken pie in starter was big big hit. Samosa chat was delectable and Dal and paneer makhni yummy

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience1

This is a very curious restaurant, with no identity, ambiance and very poor service. We have been waiting to come here since last year when I had planned to come with friends to celebrate my 40th but COVID scuppered those plans. So this evening out was highly anticipated. The restaurant was very bright, no mood lighting, we felt like we were in a cafe. They were playing French bistro Music, which for an Indian restaurant was so odd. The service was poor- took 35 mins to get our first drinks, it was also very rushed. Our starters were out 10 mins after ordering and the staff were pushing for our mains order, which we objected to otherwise we would have been in and out within an hour. The food was fine but highly over priced for what it was. I feel gutted to write this review and I really wanted this place to be special. Sadly it wasn’t. I have had equally as good Indians in Southall for a third of the price. I wouldn’t recommend nor would I visit again.

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sangitap
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Overpriced food. Lacked flavour in our mains. Coctails so small and overpriced.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was outstanding and that goes without saying but the service was commendable and the chef coming to check on the guests and have a chit chat was really admirable. Definitely going back again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service.

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Philippo
Kent
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic choice available for meat lovers and vegetarians. Went a la carte but seriously tempted to do tasting menu so I didn’t have to pick!
Service was absolutely first class, attentive without the “how is the food?” interruptions. We couldn’t manage it all so took some delicious black daal home and just had it for breakfast. This is quite an expensive restaurant but well worth it as a treat.

MC
vipMalcolmC
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

They lost me at hello

Arrived for our reservation, empty tables on the main floor. Taken down to basement level. We would have been the only table of two there. Asked to be reseated. Taken upstairs and sat next to service door and order station. Meanwhile empty tables for two sat vacant. And still vacant when we left.
We usually choose to dine at the Cinnamon Club and decided to try this restaurants as we were excited to experience all that Kanishka had to offer. Sadly disappointed, hard to recover from such a negative welcome at the door. So wont be returning but will return to the Cinnamon Club where service is key and food is exemplary

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James
London
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, nice drinks super service. Perfect for a celebratory meal.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Jersey
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nothing short than amazing. From the time we walked in to the time we left, everything was amazing.
Thank you to the whole team.

JB
JamesB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was nothing short of sensational. I have always loved modern Indian food and Kanishka doesn't disappoint. Every mouthful was a tease with well-matched, varied and interesting flavours. Stand out moments? The lamb momos and monkfish.

The service was also first class. Non-obtrusive but friendly and helpful on request. And it is worth asking them.

Fantastic. I will return.

M
Mojo
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant and gave my partner and I the most splendid experience for our second year anniversary. Thank you to the gentleman that served us. We had a special night.

JW
JanW
London
6 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As always an interesting and innovative menu bringing out the colour and spices of Indian food. Service spot on - welcoming, friendly but remaining efficient. A joy to experience the culinary delights of Atul Kochhar’s cooking.

JH
JasH
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Having eaten at Atul’s pop-up restaurant at Pub In The Park, Bath I had high expectations and unfortunately I don’t feel my main course lived up to anything as good as I had in Bath. The set lunch menu on offer which I incurred an extra £6 for a starter & an extra £10 for my main dish. The starter was truly amazing (prawns) but my main meal (chicken & lamb) was disappointing. It was a nice experience but I don’t feel I would go back. The highlight for my wife was her cocktail which she thoroughly enjoyed!

SR
SusanR
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Myself and husband went for our 37th Wedding Anniversary and it didn’t disappoint.
Nothing was too much trouble. They brought us out a Chocolate Cake decorated with Happy Anniversary which was lovely, even the chef from the kitchen came up and spoke to us.
Had a wonderful time and young chap that served us was lovely ( sorry I didn’t get his name)
Definitely will Return.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The £45 menu is definitely value for money! We also added an extra starter being the chicken tikka pie which is to die for! Live let experience would come again - the waiters are a bit lacklustre but nothing deal breaking! Highly recommend

AF
AjF1
London
5 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

King Kanishka menu - perfectly cooked and beautifully presented dishes. A balanced amount of spice, not overwhelming. Delicious passion/prosecco cocktail! Dessert was far too sweet for my liking and I would have preferred a traditional kulfi or Gulab Jamon.

Nice staff and a pleasant ambience .

AS
vipAislingS
London
10 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food & friendly attentive staff. Had a very enjoyable experience.

G
Gastronomist
London
26 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great value sharing menu including a drink.
But its the food, spicing, presentation and flavours are so worth a visit.
Atul Kotchha triimps again.

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Neil
Orlando
17 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great quality and innovative food. Great experience.

JS
JohnS
Key West
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Started off great, but once the restaurant filled in the service and attention to detail declined.

BA
BharatA
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service, music not so loud which allowed for easy conversation. The sound choice also good. All in all a great ambience. The bartender was a bit energetic and loud with shaking and mixing but it wasn't too bad.
The food was good, the portions were excellent. I have scored the food 4 rather than 5 as it could have been served warmer. The food was tasty but at best lukewarm.
I would recommend a visit.

K
Kaytee
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely place to eat. Tasty food and great customer service.

S
Shaun70
Devon
3 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A fantastic experience, from the friendly welcome on arrival, great cocktails at the bar and that's before you get to the amazing menu.
This was on my bucket list and I wasn't disappointed, the Gangtok Momos followed by the Venison were a triumph, the venision almost melted in the mouth and the jadoh and accompaniments worked brilliantly.
The attentive and friendly staff made the whole experience a night to remember.
A real treat which I would certainly recommend and would love to return.

RD
vipReenaD
London
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Customer service was great but food was pretty expensive for that x

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 845 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.