Anarkali Indian Cuisine

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This west London Indian restaurant takes its name from a beautiful slave girl supposedly entombed alive by the Mughal emperor, Akbar, for catching the eye of his son, the crown-prince Salim. It's a tear-jerker of a tale, to say the least. Sagely, this King Street spot concentrates on the more tender parts of this popular Indian story - apparently they cook their dishes with similar love and passion.

It's a step above your usual curry house, with the presentation heading more toward that of fine dining. The plates of charcoal-cooked king prawns lightly dusted with dill, mint, coriander and ginger, the char-grilled lamb chops marinated with fresh garlic and garam masala, and the baked aubergine steaks stuffed with paneer and sesame seeds are all artfully arranged.

Recognisable curries such as dhansaks, jalfrezis, vindaloos and kormas also feature, alongside various biriyani topped here with puff pastry. Keep an eye out for thalis, special menus and some good-value set lunches, too.


Venue name: Anarkali Indian Cuisine
Address: 303-305 King Street
W6 9NH
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This is fantastic Indian restaurant which I discovered whilst visiting a friend in Chiswick. The food is delicious and fairly priced. The staff are eager to please and very accommodating. I highly recommend this restaurant to those looking for a good curry.

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Definitely one of the finer Indian restaurants in Chiswick and Hammersmiith. 

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Have been coming here for over 20 years now and the food only gets better and better! 


Brick Lane- the infamous street where the best curry houses have all migrated, each offering top service, impressive menus and superb cuisine.  But what about when you just can't face the long shlep from West London to East? Where do you find an Indian that could possibly rival the quality reserved primarily for the Brick Lane clientele?  Anarkali, that's where.
Anarkali has long been a King Street institution, weathering several recessional storms since the early 1970s that have seen a lot of restaurants go under.  This is thanks to their carefully selected menu of delicious & well presented dishes, and probably in part due to their fiercely loyal customer base- some of which have passed the restaurant name down generations as if it's some kind of family heirloom.
Friendly waiters, pleasant atmosphere and prices that don't leave a lump in your throat when you get the bill all get ticked off the what-make's-a-good-restaurant checklist, so for me, Anarkali reigns supreme as King Street's answer to Brick Lane's finest.

I visited this restaurant by chance and must say that I was blessed with superb service and very good food. The staff were very obliging and made various suggestions as I am not familiar with Indian food. The menu was varied and the portions of a reasonable size. I also liked the drinks menu too. I hope to return...