Guide MICHELIN 2020

Kanishka Restaurant

(36 Reviews)
17 – 19 Maddox Street, London, W1S 2QH
Indian, Asian

Top offer

Star Deal - 3 courses with an Atul Kochhar Martini £33 per person

Available Lunch Mon to Sat 12:00pm - 2.45pm & Dinner Mon to Sat 5.30 – 6.30pm and 9.30 – 10.30pm until 20th December 2019, subject to availability. Dishes from a set menu & subject to change. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Average

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.

Customer reviews for Kanishka Restaurant
4.5
(based on 36 reviews)

89%
of diners recommend this restaurant

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

Recommended for

  • business (9)
  • dinner (25)
  • entertainment (2)
  • large parties (5)
  • lunch (19)
  • luxury (3)
  • private dining (3)
  • romantic (9)
  • trendy (11)
  • value (7)
  • By Jane C from London
    16 October 2019

    The spicy prawn starter was really nice, I liked the naan bread and the chutney

  • By Carolyn A from Camberley
    16 October 2019

    Wonderful food, extremely helpful and knowledgable staff and very pleasant decor. Would definitely return.

  • By Mary G from london
    12 October 2019

    service not great, food pretty good, special offer a great bargain but otherwise pricey

  • 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.

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