Kanishka

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Indian
Kanishka in the heart of Mayfair focusses on the unexplored cuisine from seven sisters of India - THE NORTHEAST which is - Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura & Sikkim.

It has a food culture that is as vibrant as its heritage and as beautiful as its people. From lanes packed with humble carts serving speciality dishes, to rows of eateries that overflow onto roads, the streets of Northeast India are a gastronomic kaleidoscope.

It is our humble attempt to bring this enchanting cuisine & culture in the heart of Mayfair through our experimental yet honest cooking at Kanishka.

Special Offers

Celebrate Mum at Kanishka: £38

3 courses and a Mother’s Day cocktail.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 22 March 2020

Ends: 22 March 2020

Availability: Sun 17:30-22:45

Kanishka Tasting Menu £78pp

Wine pairings are an additional cost - £60 for premium pairing wines and £85pp for deluxe pairing wines.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 1 January 2020

Ends: 31 March 2020

Availability: Sun 17:30-22:45
Mon-Sat 12:00-14:30 17:30-22:45

Set Lunch/Dinner Menu £28: 2 courses/£32 for 3 courses

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 1 January 2020

Ends: 31 March 2020

Availability: Sun 17:30-22:45
Mon-Wed 12:00-14:30 17:30-22:45
Thu-Sat 17:30-18:30

£10 one dish lunch


From a set menu. All lunch bowls are packed with vitamins, lots of spice and flavour.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 6 January 2020

Ends: 29 February 2020

Availability: Mon-Sat 12:00-14:30

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

Daily 12:00PM - 2:45PM 5:30PM - 10:45PM

What 386 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.3
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4.1
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3.9
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BG
London
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

Very expensive. Not much choice for vegetarians. Overall not a good experience.

s
London
349 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

We have been fortunate enough to dine at Kanishka many times since it opened its doors. During our last visit my wife’s octopus starter and venison main were both very good, I chose the chicken tikka pie followed by the goat curry, which is a great plate of food. The service throughout the evening was friendly and efficient.

PR
London
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

Very good food however an expensive meal, would recommend but make the price element clear

DL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience looking forward to next time 😁

PN
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience1

Overprice sub standard restaurant by Atul kocher. I went there on Valentines day with wife. Since, we had been to Benaras before we had high expectation from this. We were cramped in to their downstairs where you are literally 4 inches away from another table. Now food was close to pathetic, they even forgot to add basic ingredient like salt in one dish. There was no class, no taste in food. It was sub standard food in a pricey restaurant

T
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Kanishka is a lovely restaurant with beautiful decor. The food tasted amazing, the choc sphere is lovely on the tastebuds by the way. Also, staff were very polite and I have already recommended this restaurant to friends and family.

SB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The most incredible food I have ever eaten. Would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking to go!

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Booked it for Valentines... and For two we paid £180
I was expecting a lot more.. for that price however was left bit disappointed
we ordered butter chicken I felt it was a bit on the sweeter side
On the veg sides we tried eggplant and it was very disappointing

Lamb stater was nice

P
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Very good Indian food, but nothing exceptional, though fancy Indian places rarely are - Indian clubs in N/NW London are always better - we had the chocolate sphere for dessert though which as incredible, I'd gladly go again just for that dessert!

T
London
23 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience2

Went for Valentines, but wasn't very impressed. The food was ok, but for the price and the owner, I was expecting Michelin Star level. We had a 5 course tasting menu for £78.

I wouldn't go back. It was fine, and there was no problem, but it wasn't special, either.

ST
Essex
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely outstanding that’s all I can say from the food to the decor

GF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

The service was very good, Music was slightly louder as background but at a level I was happy with. The food was executed well and good quality.

I just didn't feel that the level of the food was representative of the price..... good, but not great and remarkable/memorable......

j
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The service is great, very attentive and even gave us a congratulations cake for our anniversary which was totally unexpected. The food was delicious, but out of the two bowls we had, the salmon was a lot better than the lamb koftas balls. Amazing price for the quality and size of dish. Would certainly recommend for lunch and we will return in the future.

Kanishka
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are delighted to receive your compliments and appreciation. We have passed your great feedback onto the wider team as well. We hope to see here again in the near future. Kind Regards, The Kanishka Team

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Montreal
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have been here a few times. The food is stunning every time as was the case on this occasion. The starters of octopus and crab were fantastic along with the monkfish main. The spicing and flavours are worth experiencing. The Goat curry main, we could eat all day long! What makes this place for us, alongside the wonderful food , is the great service which is always on point from the minute you walk in to when you leave. The best Indian restaurant in London.

Kanishka
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are delighted to receive your compliments and appreciation. We have passed your great feedback onto the wider team as well. We hope to see here again in the near future. Kind Regards, The Kanishka Team

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R
London
11 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All that I would expect from this experienced restauranter

Kanishka
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are delighted to receive your compliments and appreciation. We have passed your great feedback onto the wider team as well. We hope to see here again in the near future. Kind Regards, The Kanishka Team

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AD
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were all very impressed and would definitely recommend this restaurant. Thanks to all the staff.

Kanishka
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are delighted to receive your compliments and appreciation. We have passed your great feedback onto the wider team as well. We hope to see here again in the near future. Kind Regards, The Kanishka Team

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PE
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

First visit to Kanishka and we will return! We received a very warm welcome on a wet Monday lunch time. We opted for the a la carte menu but there was a set menu available. The scallops to start were delicious and the butter chicken as a main is definitely a recommendation. The service was excellent .

Kanishka
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are delighted to receive your compliments and appreciation. We have passed your great feedback onto the wider team as well. We hope to see here again in the near future. Kind Regards, The Kanishka Team

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J
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly, welcoming staff. Visited for partner’s birthday. Excellent food, would absolutely recommend. Looking forward to our next visit!

Kanishka
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are delighted to receive your compliments and appreciation. We have passed your great feedback onto the wider team as well. We hope to see here again in the near future. Kind Regards, The Kanishka Team

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M
London
10 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service! Staff are very attentive and welcoming. We loved all the food and would definitely go back. Lovely decor inside and in a great location. Thank you :)

Kanishka
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are delighted to receive your compliments and appreciation. We have passed your great feedback onto the wider team as well. We hope to see here again in the near future. Kind Regards, The Kanishka Team

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VN
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A wonderful place of turquoise blue and green plants A fantastic mix of colours, spices and flavours The whole team at Kanishka work hard to bring out the best in Atul’s inspired cooking. The cocktails that are linked to the food choices are a must and the starters were mine and my husbands favourites The pomegranates are like little jewels and the smoky taste from dahl was incredible as were the potato pancakes, dim sum and chutney’s to garnish A wholeheartedly yummy experience

Kanishka
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are delighted to receive your compliments and appreciation. We have passed your great feedback onto the wider team as well. We hope to see here again in the near future. Kind Regards, The Kanishka Team

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AA
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

It was an amazing experience but prices were similar to those of a michelin star restaurant

Kanishka
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are delighted to receive your compliments and appreciation. We have passed your great feedback onto the wider team as well. We hope to see here again in the near future. Kind Regards, The Kanishka Team

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AM
London
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food lovely!
Waiters attentive and good most of the time, did forget our drinks at one point but quickly resolved.

Kanishka
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are delighted to receive your compliments and appreciation. We have passed your great feedback onto the wider team as well. We hope to see here again in the near future. Kind Regards, The Kanishka Team

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AP
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We booked this meal as a Christmas treat to each other. We had the Deluxe tasting menu which was gorgeous as were the wines. We were welcomed by friendly staff. The food was amazing. There was no Turbot but we were given Monkfish in its place which was very good, we weren’t offered Wagyu beef but the venison was excellent. The only dish we weren’t sure of (but still enjoyed) was the Tikka pie, which in itself was excellent, but the bramble compote way too tart and overpowered the delicate flavours of the pie and we couldn’t taste cumin. We were offered free top ups of naan and rice with the goat curry. We left the restaurant with full bellies and memories made. would definitely return!!

Kanishka
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are delighted to receive your compliments and appreciation. We have passed your great feedback onto the wider team as well. We hope to see here again in the near future. Kind Regards, The Kanishka Team

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, great service! Perfect way to celebrate our anniversary. Thank you Kanishka!

Kanishka
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are delighted to receive your compliments and appreciation. We have passed your great feedback onto the wider team as well. We hope to see here again in the near future. Kind Regards, The Kanishka Team

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OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the tasting menu ... the Chicken Tikka Pie an the Monkfish stood out and the goat meat was just amazing with the luxurious texture of the dal.

Kanishka
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are delighted to receive your compliments and appreciation. We have passed your great feedback onto the wider team as well. We hope to see here again in the near future. Kind Regards, The Kanishka Team

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BC
London
26 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place.

Food fantastic.

OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, nice ambience

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NF
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely love this food. Delightful meal with exceptional Service.
We had the tasting menu with the premium wine flight which was delicious and expertly described by Pravin.
Can’t wait to try Atul’s new Restaurant.

Kanishka
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are delighted to receive your compliments and appreciation. We have passed your great feedback onto the wider team as well. We hope to see here again in the near future. Kind Regards, The Kanishka Team

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KP
London
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

what is that wall decor with he ribbon and pins about?

DA
London
4 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Was disappointed with the overall experience having dined at other Atul Kocher restaurants. Atmosphere and decoration is rather stale and hotel restaurant like. Food was very average, have had much nicer Indian food, and extremely overpriced. Definitely not value for money.

SN
London
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent restaurant, great food, great service-couldn't fault it. Looking forward to a return visit.

Kanishka
Responded on 2 February 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are delighted to receive your compliments and appreciation. We have passed your great feedback onto the wider team as well. We hope to see here again in the near future. Kind Regards, The Kanishka Team

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AS
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really nice food and lovely service celebrated my boyfriends birthday there and they brought out a special dessert

Kanishka
Responded on 2 February 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are delighted to receive your compliments and appreciation. We have passed your great feedback onto the wider team as well. We hope to see here again in the near future. Kind Regards, The Kanishka Team

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OT
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

Food was nice, but nothing amazing I’ve definitely had better.

The service and personal touch was definitely missing, we had to wait a while before our plates were collected after starters and mains.

The waiters had no flair at all, which was sincerely disappointing I expect my drinks to be topped up and to have a friendly front of house. No one was rude, but I’ve been to so many restaurants where the staff have pizazz and personality, this establishment lacked both.

It’s a shame really, because we were both really excited to dine here for my husbands birthday and share our experience with friends and families so they would come and dine here too.

With all that said, I hope this feedback goes to the right team, to make the guest experience better for those visiting in future.

Kanishka
Responded on 2 February 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review. We are sorry to hear that you didn’t enjoy your dining experience. We have passed your comments to our General Manager and Head Chef for full review. Please be assured we are committed to working hard to improve consistently, and we hope we can welcome you back to again in the future. Kind regards, The Kanishka Team

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Juste un peu épicé

Kanishka
Responded on 2 February 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are delighted to receive your compliments and appreciation. We have passed your great feedback onto the wider team as well. We hope to see here again in the near future. Kind Regards, The Kanishka Team

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X
London
23 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

Lovely ambience and decor in the restaurant. Obviously plush. We had the set lunch menu which was fine with good choices (not sure about the fusion approach: lamb briyani with *brussels sprouts*?!). The food was very nice but not exceptional (i.e. I've eaten equally good/better Indian food at much more reasonably priced restaurants e.g. Dishoom). And even though the set menu in itself is good value inevitably you can double the cost after service charge, drinks and sides. So I reckon the draw of this place is the Michelin starred chef and the great service and the lovely elegant setting.

Kanishka
Responded on 2 February 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review. We are sorry to hear that you didn’t enjoy your dining experience. We have passed your comments to our General Manager and Head Chef for full review. Please be assured we are committed to working hard to improve consistently, and we hope we can welcome you back to again in the future. Kind regards, The Kanishka Team

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GM
London
9 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Flavourful food. However service was way too slow.

Kanishka
Responded on 26 January 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review. We are sorry to hear that you didn’t enjoy your dining experience. We have passed your comments to our General Manager and Head Chef for full review. Please be assured we are committed to working hard to improve consistently, and we hope we can welcome you back to again in the future. Kind regards, The Kanishka Team

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience1

Unfortunately there was 0 ambience or vibe, the service wasn’t very good we had to ask for water multiple times, the bill a couple of times, our coats we had to go and get out of the cloakroom cupboard ourselves. And it wasn’t busy.
It was a shame as we took my in laws as they’d enjoyed another of Atul’s restaurants but even the food didn’t make up for the experience.

Kanishka
Responded on 2 February 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review. We are sorry to hear that you didn’t enjoy your dining experience. We have passed your comments to our General Manager and Head Chef for full review. Please be assured we are committed to working hard to improve consistently, and we hope we can welcome you back to again in the future. Kind regards, The Kanishka Team

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PG
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful meal. The goat curry and the octopus appetizer were amazing. The food was even better than our last visit. Would highly recommend this restaurant

Kanishka
Responded on 2 February 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are delighted to receive your compliments and appreciation. We have passed your great feedback onto the wider team as well. We hope to see here again in the near future. Kind Regards, The Kanishka Team

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall1Food2Service3Ambience2

The min we walked in I understood we are in the wrong place.
Very cheep and tasteless decor, menu very poor, mostly chicken and vegetarian options, not worth the praise.
Would never go again and would not recommend to.
Service was ok.
Sorry

Kanishka
Responded on 26 January 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review. We are sorry to hear that you didn’t enjoy your dining experience. We have passed your comments to our General Manager and Head Chef for full review. Please be assured we are committed to working hard to improve consistently, and we hope we can welcome you back to again in the future. Kind regards, The Kanishka Team

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JF
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyable delicious lunch on a special occasion. The personal touches were much appreciated by me and my wife. Certainly come back again to try something different on the menu which no doubt will be quality.