Sai Authentic Punjabi Cuisine

4.7
55 reviews
£25 and under
Indian

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Good Vegetarian Options
Sai serves authentic Punjabi cuisine with tandoor cooking a speciality. The spice range is broad, from minimal to high levels and vegetables forming the backbone of the menu. Wheat is the staple food of Punjabis; however, they do enjoy eating rice at festivals and other special occasions. When it comes to food, each region within Punjab has an entirely different preference, for example, people in Amritsar are particularly fond of stuffed parathas and milk products. The philosophy of life for many Punjabis is to eat, drink and make merry. They are lively people who are extremely fond of eating good food. In the preparation of Punjabi food, onion, ginger and garlic are used extensively to enhance the taste of the food.
**NEW***
SUNDAY BRUNCH 11am to 3pm, try Indian street food from different part of India with unlimited KADAK CHAI.
****LUNCH****
Now open for lunch Tuesday-Saturday 12-3pm.
Special express lunch menu and THALI on Saturdays. Please see our website for menus and details.
What 55 People Are Saying
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SnorusBorus
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great quality authentic Punjabi food, with friendly and relaxed service, and a pleasant atmosphere. Nice outdoor space too.

AD
AndrewD
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Would definitely recommend

ML
MandyL
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely friendly service with tasty fresh food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service . Attentive staff and excellent food a perfect combination . Highly recommended !

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Skippy1960
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lovely to come back to a warm safe restaurant. The service and food excellent and phone app menu easy to use.

HB
HughB
Kent
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

As always the food at Sai is very well presented, has often subtle flavours and comes in good portions. Well worth adding this great little restaurant to your list of places to go back to

CS
CaptainScarlet
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food as always. Friendly service too.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

It is fine

JS
JulianaS
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience, the food was great, the workers worked really hard and gave an excellent service and the atmosphere was great. Would definitely come back here again.

HG
HeatherG
London
5 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place, delicious curry’s lovely staff. Lovely local restaurant

MM
MMcC
London
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We really enjoyed the food adn woould recommend it. The food was freshly cooked which meant a bit of a wait but it was worth it.

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melmel
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Nice food. Slight mistake with the order but quickly rectified

AC
AlistairC
London
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience1

As always good excellent.however very noisy table with foul language and inappropriate behaviour which was not addressed by the staff. When I challenged staff I was told it is a stag do.
This was not acceptable and spoiled our evening.
However I cannot fault the standard of food and general service.
Will still be going back. Though hopefully the stag do won’t!!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We all had different things but consistently good. All food freshly prepared. Highly recommended.

GT
GeorgeT
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good service, got poppadoms for free at the start with dips. Food was high quality and very tasty!

AW
AyeletW
London
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Comedy Night. Excellent service and food

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carinad
Cambridge
4 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant for a curry! You can’t beat the freshness and taste. Authentic food without food colouring. You must try! 😊

TC
ThomC
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service, great value. Can’t recommend this place enough

SM
SuzanneM
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Went here and few months ago and loved it, not overpriced!

However I booked a table on my birthday last Saturday and in the booking it asked me if it's was a special occasion so I a ticked yes birthday.

When we arrived I gave them my name but I may as well have not bothered it was a special day as nothing was mentioned. The waiter who it turns out is the owner, was pushing us to get a drink once we sat down, my partner agreed to some cider they were plugging and he tried to get me to buy a pale ale they were plugging, err no thanks!

The food was a lot more spicy than before which is a real shame, our mouths were burning by the end of it and all we had was a buriani!

Waited ages for the bill as we were going into Wimbledon, they seem to focus more on the larger tables.

Shame wont return but if you are looking for very spicy reasonably priced food then this is your place.

ML
MandyL
London
4 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening with my husband and great service by The staff.

SC
SallyC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A truly outstanding restaurant. We loved it: the food, the atmosphere, the friendliness. We tried everything they recommended and it was all delicious. Can’t believe they’ve been here so long and we’ve never tried it before!

AO
AndrewO
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The food wasn't very tasty, rather plain. I have been to many Indian restaurants that are much better.

JC
JamesC
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Unfortunately Sai were seriously understaffed and it was nearly 15 minutes until we received even a menu. The lone waitress did her very best in extremely difficult circumstances.
Food was generally very good, but the chef's signature dish, was far too hot for my palate.

SW
SWood
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely terrific. Staff and service was exceptional and food terrific. Highly recommended.

MR
MikeR
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked this a few days before and requested a window table which they arranged without a problem. Food was amazing as it always is and the staff were friendly, attentive and courteous.

The place was busy all night with tables filling up as soon as the previous diners had left, if I had any criticism at all, its that it’s so popular now that the noise of other people chatting can be a little overwhelming if you want a more intimate meal with a significant other but it’s a small price to pay for what is without doubt the star of the place...the food. It’s. On. Another. Level. Go...try...be wowed but don’t tell anyone else 🤪

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Diningqueen
London
14 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

It was a very busy evening and they were short staffed however the waitress was working very hard to try and serve everyone effectively. Lovely mushroom starter - quite unusual. Dhal Makhani was delicious!

MM
MikeM
London
6 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food and good service! Will definitely return!

GT
vipGTay
London
11 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My favourite curry in London. Freshly cooked, proper stuff. You can’t go wrong!

LK
LadyK
London
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Spicy food, generous portion. Pleasant staff.
It deserves to be busier on a Thursday night.

NB
NikB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

2nd date and we had great time and looking for knowing her well and move forward

NB
NikB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We had good time

c
carinad
Cambridge
4 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great find! Well cooked and very tasty! Good value, nice atmosphere. We will be back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Lovely flavours from nicely presented food at this local Punjabi restaurant

RP
RichardP
London
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A real departure from the local Indian. Individually prepared subtly spiced dishes in a pleasant open and modern interior. Definitely go again when in the area next.

TW
TimW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food and informal. Enjoyed the flavorful dishes.

GT
vipGTay
London
11 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always always meets expectations and is genuinely the best curry I’ve had in London, maybe ever!

JP
JoseP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good food. Pleasant atmosphere and deco. Chairs could be more comfortable. Service was slow but we could see they were busy and waiter/waiterss were experiente, organized and polite.
The chef came to talk to us at the end of the meal. It was a nice touch.

JM
JatinderM
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I have only one concern and that is that when we leave a message on the telephone you do not return the call.

PM
PramanM
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience1

The ambience and service really let this place down. The food was good but I think there are other places around that have similar quality food but with better service and ambience.

MF
MirandaF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2018
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Light open airy restaurant very reasonably priced. Good food and wine Good choice on menu.

FAQs

Sai Authentic Punjabi Cuisine does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Sai Authentic Punjabi Cuisine also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 8947 2212.

Sai Authentic Punjabi Cuisine is rated 4.7 stars by 55 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.