I have eaten at a lot of Indian restaurants in London and all over India but Takari definitely stands out for me. I visited the restaurant over 5 times in my 4 week visit to London and I was delighted every time during my visit, whether on a weekday for lunch or on a busy weekend for an intimate dinner. The ambiance and service at Takari is perfect for a romantic meal with your partner or even a nice quiet dinner with your loved ones.
Takari Indian Dining
Time Out says
Posted: Thu Jun 13 2013
In the heart of London’s Covent Garden, Takari is well-placed for theatre-goers, opera buffs and shoppers alike. The menu offers traditional Indian cuisine, with a few surprises such as honey chicken (baby spring chicken in a creamy sauce with pistachios, butter, mushrooms and cheese, brushed lightly with honey). A plasma screen shows sporting events or Bollywood shows.
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Takari Indian Dining 22 Drury Lane
Average User Rating
4 / 5
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Easily the worst Indian restaurant I have ever visited, and certainly the worst restaurant of any description in London. A booking for four last Saturday night required us to squeeze in between others. Scruffy ambiance throughout. Too few waiters; not their fault. We tried to order cocktails, but they had none. So then we tried G&Ts, and these eventually came...as Gin and water ! It took some time and effort to rectify that. The food service was delayed, but not particularly. The quality was adequate, only mediocre. It certainly didn't justify an overall bill of £180. This included two vegetarian dishes for take-out, one of which on opening turned out to contain beef. Overall ? Awful.
A fantastic experience from start to finish. The food was second to none, especially the chilean sea bass. We have eaten on a Saturday night 3 times and each time the service and food has been faultless. We also had the buffett on Sunday afternoon and this was also fantastic, the description of buffett doesn't do it justice it is more like a tasting menu, try it you definately will not be dissapointed. We ate at L'estranger on the Friday night and there is no comparison the food at the Takari is so much better. The Takari is one of the best dining experiences you will have and we are already looking forward to our next visit.
I have been at The India several times, with different guests. Food and service always matched the situation in a positive way. Personally I consider it one of the best if not the best Indian food in the city at a very good price too! Highly recommended!!
Ordered the three course option "Takari Thali" - Excellent selection (soup was fantastic) and a great way to try a number of dishes. Great food, great service, excellent value.