Kanishka

4.5
859 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 859 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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Pratik
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food, good ambience and good service. Lively with loud music so avoid if you're simply looking for a quiet night.

Kanishka
Responded 6 hours ago

Dear Pratik, Many thanks for taking your time to leave us such a lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to Kanishka. 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, The Kanishka Team

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CatherineW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was outstanding! Delicious cocktails were a bit slow to arrive. But no other complaints! Wonderful evening!! Thank you

Kanishka
Responded 6 hours ago

Dear CatherineW, Many thanks for taking your time to leave us such a lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to Kanishka. 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, The Kanishka Team

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Vijay
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food but a bit pricey. Interesting Northeast indian take on food

Kanishka
Responded 6 hours ago

Dear Vijay, Many thanks for taking your time to leave us such a lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to Kanishka. 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, The Kanishka Team

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ChriAd
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Friendly staff, but very expensive food which was nothing like as imaginative or good as other comparable restaurants in London or other UK cities.

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ShameemA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous professional polite service with just the most amazing food, thank you.

Kanishka
Responded 6 hours ago

Dear Shameem A, Many thanks for taking your time to leave us such a lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to Kanishka. 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, The Kanishka Team

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OpenTable Diner
Surrey
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, food is just so good. Waiter remembered us from our last visit. It was a birthday celebration and they presented a piece of cake with happy
birthday.

Kanishka
Responded 6 hours ago

Dear Anonymous, Many thanks for taking your time to leave us such a lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to Kanishka. 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, The Kanishka Team

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Donnad
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Met by friendly staff. A good variety of dishes available on the menu, good service, food delicious.

Kanishka
Responded 6 hours ago

Dear Donnad, Many thanks for taking your time to leave us such a lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to Kanishka. 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, The Kanishka Team

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Devon
Cambridge
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb gastronomique feast. Will go again. Fantastic.

Kanishka
Responded 6 hours ago

Dear Devon, Many thanks for taking your time to leave us such a lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to Kanishka. 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, The Kanishka Team

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dess
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, wonderful service, wonderful atmosphere

Kanishka
Responded 6 hours ago

Dear Dess, Many thanks for taking your time to leave us such a lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to Kanishka. 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, The Kanishka Team

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience1

Food is very good
Over price. Ambience is not matching the price tag!

Kanishka
Responded 6 hours ago

Dear Anonymous, Many thanks for taking your time to leave us a review. We are you enjoyed your visit to Kanishka. 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, The Kanishka Team

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zoharr
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A bot too pricy for what we got. Other than that it is a good place

Kanishka
Responded 6 hours ago

Dear Zoharr, Many thanks for taking your time to leave us a review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit to Kanishka. 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, The Kanishka Team

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Chas
London
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Firs time at Kanishka and whilst the food and service was excellent, it’s definitely not Benares (whilst owned by AK) as that was always a calm and special experience which is probably due to the difference in size.

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AmyM1
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Starters were lovely but both mains contained very fatty meat (one goat and one lamb dish). The biryani was very bland also and not worth the £33 for what was like Uncle Bens rice with fatty lamb. I wouldn’t be going back again.

Kanishka
Responded 6 hours ago

Dear AmyM1, We are sorry to hear that the main course at Kanishka did not meet your expectation. We are taking customer feedback very seriously and we would be passing on this review to the wider team. Hopefully, we look forward to seeing you at Kanishka again. Kind regards, Kanishka Team

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RoBho
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food, very tasty and lovely selection.

Liked the Kolkata Puchkas a lot from starters.

Kanishka
Responded 6 hours ago

Dear RoBho, Many thanks for taking your time to leave us such a lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to Kanishka. 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, The Kanishka Team

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2021
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.

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vipLondonDiner
London
53 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2021
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!

Kanishka
Responded 6 hours ago

Dear LondonDiner, Many thanks for taking your time to leave us such a lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to Kanishka. 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, The Kanishka Team

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Mdeansy
London
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
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 on 18 September 2021
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.

Kanishka
Responded 6 hours ago

Dear Neil, Many thanks for taking your time to leave us such a lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to Kanishka. 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, The Kanishka Team

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vipMIlesC
Key West
3 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Kanishka
Responded 6 hours ago

Dear MllesC, Many thanks for taking your time to leave us such a lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to Kanishka. 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, The Kanishka Team

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amandam
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
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 .

Kanishka
Responded 6 hours ago

Dear amandam, Many thanks for taking your time to leave us a review. We glad you enjoyed your visit to Kanishka. We have passed on all your feedback to the wider team as we take customer feedback seriously. We look forward to welcoming you back to Kanishka in the near future. Kind Regards, The Kanishka Team

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Asafreddevil786
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was ok. Not as nice as Benares

Kanishka
Responded 6 hours ago

Dear Asafreddevil786, Many thanks for taking your time to leave us a review. We glad you enjoyed your visit to Kanishka. We have passed on all your feedback to the wider team as we take customer feedback seriously. We look forward to welcoming you back to Kanishka in the near future. Kind Regards, The Kanishka Team

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PeteS
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Kanishka
Responded 6 hours ago

Dear PeteS, Many thanks for taking your time to leave us such a lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to Kanishka. 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, The Kanishka Team

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RajatR
London
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Kanishka
Responded 6 hours ago

Dear RajatR, Many thanks for taking your time to leave us such a lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to Kanishka. 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, The Kanishka Team

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ShanaP
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Kanishka
Responded 6 hours ago

Dear ShanaP, Many thanks for taking your time to leave us such a lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to Kanishka. 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, The Kanishka Team

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Kanishka
Responded 6 hours ago

Dear Anonymous, Many thanks for taking your time to leave us such a lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to Kanishka. 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, The Kanishka Team

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Nikkin1
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2021
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.

Kanishka
Responded 6 hours ago

Dear Nikkin1, Many thanks for taking your time to leave us such a lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to Kanishka. 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, The Kanishka Team

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vipStephen
London
13 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

Kanishka
Responded 6 hours ago

Dear Stephen, Many thanks for taking your time to leave us such a lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to Kanishka. 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, The Kanishka Team

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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

Kanishka
Responded 6 hours ago

Dear DebbieH, Many thanks for taking your time to leave us such a lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to Kanishka. 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, The Kanishka Team

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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
74 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

lovely venue for curry and champagne. service is outstanding.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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 859 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.