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.

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What 427 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.4
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4.2
Ambience
4.0
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vipJytteO
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Kanishka. This time we tried the tasting menu which was amazing. We already look forward to our next time at Kanishka:-)

Kanishka
Responded on 17 April 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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SimonG
Cornwall
3 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Top notch, innovative Indian food, friendly and professional service. This meal re-ignited my love of Indian food! We had the tasting menu, layered, beautifully spiced and varied courses, delicious.

Kanishka
Responded on 17 April 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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Giuli
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Stylish restaurant with excellent food and service- we’ll be back!

Kanishka
Responded on 17 April 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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CharlieW
London
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it! Had the tasting menu andnit was fab. Staff were lovely

Kanishka
Responded on 17 April 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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DenzelR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Probably one of the best Indian taste experiences I have had in a while. Whatever you order make sure the chicken tikka pie is on the list. It’s amazing!

Kanishka
Responded on 15 March 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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shamimc
London
5 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great deal on hot dinners - had the set menu which had a good range of dishes. The lamb biryani was on of the best perfectly spiced and not greasy at all!
I didn’t understand what they were going for with the decor but the food and service were so good I didn’t really care.

Kanishka
Responded on 15 March 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Overall very enjoyable

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vipSami
London
40 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

A very pleasant lunch. Some interesting dishes. Good choice vegetarians.
The desserts were very nice!

Kanishka
Responded on 15 March 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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ShelaghC
Warwickshire
5 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had such a lovely evening thanks to the wonderful staff and absolutely amazing food.
Had the Taster Menu and there was not one item which disappointed.

Kanishka
Responded on 15 March 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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SarahH
London
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant is truly amazing! It has an amazing vibe and the staff are very attentive and always make you feel special. The food is top quality and cooked perfectly every time! The mixed grill and mutton curry are to die for .. The cocktails are tasty and well presented - my personal favourite is the Cosmopolitan .. I’ve tried the local equivalents in the area such as, Tamarind and Benares and while they are good too, I can honestly say that Kanishka is the best. If you’re thinking about going, don’t hesitate!

Kanishka
Responded on 9 March 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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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

Ordered lamb which was overcooked and service is just ok feels like I sat in an old school hall and someone tried to bring it into 21st century

Kanishka
Responded on 9 March 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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vipTonyD
Cleveland
56 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had a coconut curry seafood dish that was really nice. The portion size was just right and Garlic Naan bread was quite good.

Kanishka
Responded on 15 March 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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LindsNeil
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic restaurant and amazing food. The tasting menu is definatley the one to go for. Everything has such a high depth of flavour. The service is second to none also. Only slight - and I mean slight - thing is that the other courses were served as small tasting portions and then the last savoury dish - the goat curry - was quite large compared to the rest and we were a little full. It also tasted great but not with a wow factor.
But that is a really really slight point - this is a truly amazing place.

Kanishka
Responded on 9 March 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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vipDiner
London
96 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We enjoyed a lovely meal taking up the hot dinners offer. The food was really good especially the dessert which was wow. Great service.

We also ordered the chicken tikka pie which is not part of the offer

Kanishka
Responded on 6 March 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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MartinS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

Music at club level on the ground floor. Tepid starters. Main courses good. Service very poor, we sat for 20 mins before any water or drinks were offered. The staff insisted on topping up water glasses and as 2 out of 3 of us were drinking sparkling water, they repeatedly poured fizzy into the still drinker's glass and then brought another fresh glass for her. 3 different members of staff did this more than once each as if they had no more memory than a goldfish.

Kanishka
Responded on 6 March 2020

Dear MartinS, 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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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic meal, and service

Kanishka
Responded on 6 March 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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IanA
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent evening. Good food and Service throughout.

Kanishka
Responded on 6 March 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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AmandeepR
London
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great and tasty food, really nice setting just off Regent Street.

Kanishka
Responded on 6 March 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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arjay
London
6 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, a great way to start an evening before a concert at the Palladium.

Kanishka
Responded on 6 March 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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DebbieF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious and staff courteous and helpful.
We were not rushed and I will definitely be back for a third visit.

Kanishka
Responded on 6 March 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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PeterS
London
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Subtlety and depth of flavours was fantastic and just kept going throughout the meal.

Kanishka
Responded on 6 March 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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JohnB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A truly exceptional dining experience. Each course of the tasting menu seemed to be the best - until we tasted the next! The goat curry was the highlight of the evening. The food was all beautifully presented and served by friendly attentive staff. Why does this restaurant not have a Michelin star?

Kanishka
Responded on 6 March 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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JOT40
Worcestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From the moment we walked through the door the service was impeccable! Food was absolutely beautiful, my husband and I enjoyed every moment of our evening! Thanks to all the staff for their high standard of service.

Kanishka
Responded on 6 March 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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OpenTable Diner
Kent
12 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening, the food was excellent. A birthday cake at the end was a nice touch. We look forward to returning.

Kanishka
Responded on 6 March 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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MartinC
London
1 review