Worldwide icon-chevron-right Europe icon-chevron-right United Kingdom icon-chevron-right England icon-chevron-right London icon-chevron-right Kanishka


Restaurants, Indian Mayfair
5 out of 5 stars
(1user review)
Special Offers
Jodi Hinds Food Photographer London
Jodi Hinds


Address: 17-19 Maddox St
Do you own this business?

Special offers

Kanishka Tasting Menu £78pp

Wine pairings are an additional cost - £60 for premium pairing wines and £85pp for deluxe pairing wines. Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service. Valid For: 1 - 6 People Sun 5:30PM-10:45PM,Mon-Sat 12:00PM-2:30PM 5:30PM-10:45PM

Offer valid until May 31 2020

Set Lunch/Dinner Menu £28: 2 courses/£32 for 3 courses

From a set menu. Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service. Valid For: 1 - 6 People Sun 5:30PM-10:45PM,Mon-Wed 12:00PM-2:30PM 5:30PM-10:45PM,Thu-Sat 5:30PM-6:30PM

Offer valid until May 31 2020

Users say (1)

5 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

5 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:1
  • 4 star:0
  • 3 star:0
  • 2 star:0
  • 1 star:0
2 people listening


We went for dinner here last week during the soft launch and absolutely loved it! I've always been a fan of Atul Kochhar; Benares being my favourite fine dining Indian restaurant, but Kanishka is just out of this world! Chef Atul really proves why he was the first Indian chef to be awarded a Michelin star!

The menu is influenced by flavours from the north east side of India; less oily and less use of spices compared to other Indian dishes but still using chilli as the star ingredient. Most dishes on the menu are steamed, boiled or grilled, therefore great if you're quite health conscious as you feel a little less guilty after the meal!

We tried the kolkatta puchkas, bhalla papdi chaat and gangtok momos for starters. All three were so delicious and fairly large portions, each with an individual twist compared to the traditional way in which they are made and sevred. For example, the kolkatta puchkas were served with a tasty spicy sour beetroot water rather than mint. However, the highlight for me was the kathal shapta; a jackfruit chilli stir fry with bok choi and spring onions. This was just incredible and so flavoursome, I never knew jackfruit could taste this good! If you like chilli paneer then I think you will definitely love this!

For mains we ordered the veg masala mixed grill which so beautifully presented and again large enough portion for two people to share. It had baby cauliflower, peppers, onions, stuffed potato and paneer tikka in a tandoori marinade. This was just mouthwatering! Even though we were so full we had to try the signature black dal; another hit! So warming, paired beautifully with rice. I have to mention I was also so impressed with the paratha; they were wholemeal and not greasy at all, with a perfect balance of being soft yet flaky! 

Finally, for dessert we shared the peanut butter chikki parfait. This was probably the best dessert I think I've ever eaten! The balance of the flavours was so creative, just thinking of it is making me hungry. I would highly recommend you try this!

Overall, the food speaks for itself and should be enough for you to want to dine at Kanishka time and time again, but in addition to that the service was great; the staff are really friendly and welcoming. I also found that there was a huge selection for vegetarians and the restaurant also do their best to accomodate any dietary requirements you may have. The decor is modern, upstairs is slightly more formal compared to downstairs which is slightly brighter and lots of plants giving it a nice relaxed vibe. 

Kanishka is pricey however, luckily during the soft launch it was 50% off food, so I recommend you look online as they always have a deal for lunch/dinner and a great selection on their set menu. 

This place has definitely become one of my favourite restaurants in London! :D

Nearby Restaurants