Zaika Restaurant

4.7
1005 reviews
£41 and over
Indian
The reimagined Zaika of Kensington, newest addition to Tamarind Collection, is now ready to serve the finest in authentic Awadhi cuisine from the North of India. Heavily influenced by the Mughal and Nawabi culinary traditions, Awadhi preparations are an indulgent mix of flavours and spices, creating gourmet spreads fit for Kings.
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4.7
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DavidB
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant food and great ambience. Service top rate.

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Slondon
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great, staff were all amazing. The food was very lovely too.

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Simon
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything on the menu is great so choose something you would not normally have … you will not be disappointed.

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vipLNL1
London
35 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed. Fantastic service and fantastic food

Will definitely go again

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vipGirlWhoLunches
London
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was very professional and the food was amazing. The little crab cake starters were my favourite. Thank you.

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HibaG
London
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in London for Indian cuisine. The food and the staff were amazing. The staff really look after you. Will be back again.

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TINAB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service .. went to have the food taster which was amazing !

Definitely will come back to this beautiful restaurant..

Thank you ..

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ANNE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious modern Indian food and cocktails attentive but not in your face service, the Afghani chicken tikka was particularly good!

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SamB
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience very stylish. Excellent tasting Indian food, hats off to the chef. Service was exemplary by Ligorio. Very friendly staff. Great place to dine overall. Definitely worth a visit.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
14 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, fantastic service and beautiful ambience. The staff were all so attentive and the food was just so tasty that we will be going back for more delicious food.

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lisac
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. The ambiance was lovely too. Loved it!

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js14203
London
25 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most delicious vegetarian food we have had in London. Not overly spiced yet very flavourful. Exceptional service and ambience! We will be returning again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Horrible service. The hosts were very snobby, I felt incredibly uncomfortable. Change the hosts at the front desk if you want your guests to be comfortable. Food was decent, but nothing special.

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Kittie1
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well what a way to come out of lockdown. The cocktaills, the service, the food, all 5 star. The Afghan chicken is the most amazing dish, the lamb too is fantastic. I honestly thought I would sample the desert and leave it. No way, too good not to eat. All amazing and worth eveey penny. The best treat and evening.

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AdrianJ
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from the restaurant and bar staff combined with fantastic food made the night memorable. Will be returning soon.

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SigneA
London
4 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Beautiful interior, lovely atmosphere. The food was nice, but not outstanding. A bit of a delay in the kitchen for our food to arrive. The staff was lovely.

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vipPhilP
London
24 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had crab cakes as staters; tasty with a decent bite. One of us had a selection of grills inc. big Madagascar prawns, the other a royal korma curry, full of flavour and not too creamy with a moderate spicy bite. A very good evening.

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Vats
London
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cannot recommend this place enough. Has never dropped its high standards over the years I’ve visited.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and the food was amazing.

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vipkitkat
London
140 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautifully executed modern Indian food, more a three course affair than family style sharing. The lamb chops were huge and the three option was more than enough as a main. The gush delicate and properly cooked, the biryani amazing. It is expensive though, and a little less zealous attention from the waiters would have been appreciated, no need to up-sell when we were ordering so much!

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Adam
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

Friendly accommodating staff

Great ambience

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Yvan
London
20 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing flavours as usual . Long live Zaika

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Craig
South Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Overall it was a pleasant experience. The food was enjoyable, service was prompt. Quite a lot of noise from other guests which can make it hard to fully relax and enjoy the company of another. Some drama from the guests behind us with another table which was quite rude and I don’t feel the management dealt with it very well.

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MandyB
London
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely food, great service. Would definitely eat there again, perhaps without our two young grandkids

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komalp
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic indian food, must try restaurant.
Great ambiance, service is excellent, would love to visit again.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As regulars at zaika before the menu overhaul and refit, we were worried the place may have lost its appeal for us. Luckily this was not the case as Zaika remains as wonderful, ambient and delicious as ever. Cocktails are better than before and the staff are still incredible

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GvKl
London
10 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Dinner was good. If I had not been to Amaya the previous evening, I might say the food was very good. Having been to Amaya, however, the difference in quality was significant. The dishes were reasonably spiced but without the delicacy, subtlety and sophistication that accompanied the dishes at Amaya. The price was virtually identical to that paid at Amaya but the quality of the cuisine just did not match it Also the ambiance was a little dull. I expected more and better for the price. Also, Zaika had no alcohol-free beer on offer, something that I had mentioned about 2 years ago when I last went but which obviously it has declined to do anything about. Finally, Amaya had excellent sealed antibacterial wipes at the tables while Zaika relied on a bottle of sanitiser gel at the entrance. Overall good but Amaya far, far better in all respects.

Zaika Restaurant
Responded on 19 May 2021

Dear GvKl, Thank you for taking time to share your feedback. Zaika and Amaya are two completely different styles and therefore it is difficult to compare these two venues. Zaika is more focused on curries and biryanis whereas Amaya is more focused on grills. If you are looking for a formal and sophisticated dining experience you should try our sister restaurant Tamarind on Queen Street in Mayfair , as the style and ambience should be more to your taste. We hope to welcome you soon. Team Zaika

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vipSushantG
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

The service staff were very slow with taking orders or attending to tables. The food took the longest time to arrive even as we were just 2 of us and had ordered as soon as we sat down.

The food was however good , to the quality you’d expect. Hopefully better service next time

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AMAK
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food is great but portions are very small- compared to their peers. We were sat by the kitchen Sotheby's experience was rather noisy

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
10 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We used to love Zaika a lot for very tasty food and ambiance . But the last time we had dinner there, the next day ended up with severe upset stomach and pain. Both me and my husband. Very sad about it. Still can’t get over it.

The portions became twice smaller like, than they were before.

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MatthewW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The perfect Indian restaurant in the heart of Kensington. The service and decor (old listed building) were perfect and the food to match. Highly recommended.

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Freddie
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With a lovely setting, and amazingly nice staff, and superb food this is my favourite restaurant ! The menu has been shortened but everything we tried is good.

The Pisco sour was disappointing - have a G&T or Margarita instead !

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DennisB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb restaurant - from welcome to bar vibe, craft beer, wine and tasting menu. Not eaten better Indian food, beautifully crafted!

RF
RoehamptonFoodies
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first dinner after the second lockdown. The restaurant has done a great job in following the government's Covid guidelines on face covering and distancing. We had tasting menu and the food was outstanding. Staff was friendly and attentive. Very enjoyable evening.

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Sw2020
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really delicious food, the decor and service was lovely. Will definitely be returning.

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ChantelleD
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and service!! I will be back again!

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vipTony
London
17 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be back at Zaika.

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vipPaniP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food!
fantastic evening even with Covid restrictions
loved it!

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vipdavidb
London
21 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This restaurant had been good and average over the last decade but right now it’s outstanding . Deserves a star

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Thomas
London
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been at Zaika over 6 time I believe and it never disappoints. I'll go as far as to say that this is among London's best restaurants.

Great to see that the space received a refreshment. The menu is still great although there have been some large-scale changes in the offering.

I'm just wondering whether they could reintroduce cheese naan as it has very unfortunately disappeared from the menu.

Will be back very soon!

FAQs

Zaika Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Zaika Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 1005 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.