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Restaurants, Indian Wembley
4 out of 5 stars
(3user reviews)
Sakonis (© Jamie Lau)
© Jamie Lau
Sakonis (© Jamie Lau)
© Jamie Lau
Sakonis (© Jamie Lau)
© Jamie Lau
Sakonis (© Jamie Lau)
© Jamie Lau
Sakonis (© Jamie Lau)
© Jamie Lau
Sakonis (© Jamie Lau)
© Jamie Lau
Sakonis (© Jamie Lau)
© Jamie Lau
Sakonis (© Jamie Lau)
© Jamie Lau

Time Out says

Walk down this bustling street to find a wealth of low-priced Indian restaurants and cafés, with vegetarian food to the fore.

When empty, the long capacious dining room behind the front snack counters and paan bar seems like an office canteen – complete with anodyne white walls, harsh lighting and utilitarian furniture. Populate the space with all strata of local British Asian society, however, then add Indian pop music and alluring aromas from the buffet counter, and you’ll see why Sakonis has become an Ealing Road fixture (there’s also a branch in Harrow).

Crispy Gujarati titbits, Mumbai beach snacks, masala dosais and Indo-Chinese stir-fries are best ordered fresh from the menu (they get tired under the buffet’s bright lights), but otherwise launch yourself into the eat-all-you-can deal: for breakfast (with idlies), lunch or dinner.

The array of South Indian and Gujarati vegetarian dishes is admirable. Top choices include tangy kadhi gravy tempered with mustard seeds and curry leaves, nutty khichadi, a luxuriant sag paneer, thick dahl mixed with vegetables, a potato and bean curry, and zesty sambar. Plentiful chutneys (try the coriander version) and salads add to the mix, and puddings such as thick shrikhand or fruity mango ras conclude the feast.

Jugs of water and disposable plastic cups are brought to each table by the cheery staff.




Address: 127-129 Ealing Road
Transport: Tube: Alperton
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If you're visiting Ealing Road and have had a long day trying on various sarees and lehengas like I did, you will definitely want to regain your energy with some tasty food. Sakonis is a popular vegetarian restaurant in the area, and as a meat-eater, I was pleasantly surprised by the choices on offer in the buffet. There was enough variety for me to try, feel satisfied without even thinking about missing meat. I personally liked the chilli paneer and masala dosa - those seemed to be the most popular amongst the fellow eaters. The buffet price is reasonable and I left feeling I had eaten authentic Indian cuisine. Give it a try if you're in the area!


I've missed the Tooting branch of this since it closed several years ago and I've only visited their Wembley branch a handful of times. So recently revisited this place and discovered it has been redecorated and they've done a nice job. Expect a great selection of veggie Indo-Chinese authentic delicious dishes. I absolutely love the chilli paneer here, cubes of a cheese spiced and great to snack on.

Chilli and garlic mogo chips were a bit too garlicky but the chips were good and the puri mix was smothered in yoghurt . They good fresh juices and have come a long way since the days of being a Wembley fruit stall. Staff were really friendly, there is a buffet too that is a recent addition. There is a casual relaxed feel to the place and the prices are very good.

Sakonis at Wembley a must try for Indian Snacks. Pain Puri, Shev Puri, Dosa, Idlis etc.   A whole set of Indian Snacks. Very good and quality food. 

Also must try their sweets.

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