Guide MICHELIN 2020

Kanishka Restaurant

(53 Reviews)
17 – 19 Maddox Street, London, London, W1S 2QH
Indian, Asian
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Main course: £20
Food spend: £50

Opening hours

Monday to Saturday: 12:00 - 15:00 & 17:30 - 22:30
Sunday: 17:30 - 21:00.

Restaurant description

From renowned Michelin-starred Chef Atul Kochhar, Kanishka Restaurant showcases food from the Northeast of India in a sleek, modern atmosphere. Relatively unexplored, Northeastern Indian cuisine is defined by its own unique flavours and combinations, quite different from cuisine elsewhere in the country, and is known for its use of bamboo shoots, mustard oil and fermented vegetables.

At Kanishka Restaurant savour modern interpretations of traditional dishes, all made using local produce keeping in mind core values of the cuisine. Signature offerings on the Kanishka menu, which changes seasonally, include Atul’s chicken tikka pie, banana leaf-steamed sea bass with sorrel chutney, or venison steak with grilled apple and aubergine. Round off the meal with a tempting dessert like coconut rice pudding or tandoori fruit custard.

At the Kanishka bar, indulge in a variety of flavourful cocktails, or make your own, complemented with snacks like fried momos, fish pakodas or keema naan.

Kanishka Restaurant in London's Mayfair is a 7-minute walk from Green Park Tube Station.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for Kanishka Restaurant
(based on 53 reviews)

of diners recommend this restaurant

  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Value
  • Location

Recommended for

  • business (12)
  • dinner (32)
  • entertainment (3)
  • large parties (5)
  • lunch (29)
  • luxury (4)
  • private dining (8)
  • romantic (11)
  • trendy (14)
  • value (11)
  • By Devanshini K from Oxford circus
    10 October 2019

    The food was amazing, cocktail was delicious. Slightly low on vegetarian options but I really enjoyed

  • By Elizabeth M from Wokingham
    28 September 2019

    Very smart chic Welcome addition to have outside seating in an Indian restaurant

  • By Val G from reading
    26 September 2019

    This was a disappointing meal. I have eaten at Atul Kochar's restaurant in the Compleat Angler at Marlow, which was great, but Kanishka is not in the same league.Friends who had the chicken kofta did not even recognise the meat as chicken! Chicken tikka OK.

  • By Jackie W from London
    24 August 2019

    The dishes were imaginative and appetising. The decor was very nice, except for a humming sound which was coming from the basement and through the floor and end of the restaurant. The staff were really friendly - the whole restaurant had a nice casual vibe.

  • By Kevin W from Claygate
    24 August 2019

    Excellent food and service

  • By Ian G from Brighton
    21 August 2019

    Excellent food. Attentive service. Very pleasant surroundings. Particularly delighted to see Atul Kochhar himself in the kitchen and at the door when we left.

  • By Lelia S from London
    20 August 2019

    Was very excited about eating here, after reading the reviews. We had the set menu, which looked interesting. One of our party ordered the rabbit as a starter. It certainly wasn’t very gamey, and could have been chicken. The prawns were delicious but almost to much chilli. For mains we had chicken tandoori, the leg portion was succulent, but the other piece was more like a tikka and didn’t have much of tandoori flavour. The barley which accompanied the tandoori was delicious. The mixed grill was very good. We ordered the bread basket, and although we were told there were different kinds of Indian bread we could not really distinguish between them. The ambience was not as nice as I was expected. The staff were very good, including the bar tender.

  • By Laurence M from London
    17 August 2019

    Great food and service - some of the best indian food I have eaten. Tandori Chicken is highly recommended

  • By Sue C from London
    16 August 2019

    Wow! What a fabulous night. Tasting menu with pairing wines was absolutely superb, waiters were very attentive and eager to help in every way. Interior was lovely. All in all would highly recommend it.

  • By Jacquelyn C from South Nutfield
    16 August 2019

    We were greeted warmly on arrival and shown to a very nice table quickly after arriving. The menus were produced quickly and explained helpfully. We opted for a la carte, as the choice of main course was a bit of a struggle on the set menu. My main course of monkfish was really good, as we're the side dishes of dal and bread. We shared the tikka pie as a starter. No room left for dessert. Only slight downside, we were not offered an aperitif, but ordered champagne anyway.

Restaurant Location Map
Kanishka Restaurant
17 – 19 Maddox Street, London, London, W1S 2QH

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