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Zaika Restaurant, London,

Zaika Restaurant

4.7
4.7
1899 Reviews
£41 and over
Indian
The reimagined Zaika of Kensington, newest addition to Tamarind Collection, is now ready to serve the finest in authentic Awadhi cuisine from the North of India. Heavily influenced by the Mughal and Nawabi culinary traditions, Awadhi preparations are an indulgent mix of flavours and spices, creating gourmet spreads fit for Kings.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    Indian
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Tue–Sun 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–10:15 pm Sun 5:30 pm–9:15 pm
  • Phone number
    020 7795 6533
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Karunesh Khanna
  • Neighborhood
    Kensington
  • Cross street
    Opposite the Royal Garden Hotel
  • Parking details
    Underground parking is available at the Royal Garden Hotel directly opposite the restaurant
  • Public transit
    Closest tube station High Street Kensington.<br />Buses No.9, No.10, No.49, No.52, No.70, No.452
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

What 1,899 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • London

    Indian

  • West London

    Best Overall

  • West London

    Best Food

  • West London

    Best Ambiance

  • West London

    Good for business meals

  • West London

    Good for business meals

  • West London

    Great for creative cocktails

  • West London

    Healthy

  • West London

    Good for special occasions

  • West London

    Vegetarian-friendly

1,899 Reviews
  1. Typhoo

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food very good as always. Service was chaotic and very slow. Friendly but ineffective. And it wasn’t super busy.

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  2. RDRD

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and beautiful space. Service was disappointing- waiter misheard my order, and when the wrong dish was delivered argued that *I* had misremembered what I ordered. At this price I’d expect a simple apology and offer to replace the dish. Also £4.50 for one thin piece of naan feels extremely cheap.

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  3. Hermione32

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If I could give more than a five star rating, I would.

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  4. SteveH

    London

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A genuine Indian restaurant with good service and nice ambience. Obviously, it’s expensive being in Kensington and some of dishes we have come to expect in British-style Indian/ Bangladeshi cooking are not offered. But everything we had was full of flavour and freshly cooked to order.

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  5. AvneetD

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience, recommended Raj Kachori and Paneer Tikka. Service was great.

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  6. Aura

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic in every way. Everyone who works there is so kind and helpful. Lovely ambiance. And everything we ate and drank was wonderful. Looking forward to returning soon.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The BEST Indian food I’ve ever had. If I could give give this place 10 stars, I would. Me and my family were walking in Hyde park feeling peckish after exploring Kensington palace and decided to book a place nearby. Reserving a table was simple and easy, availability was open for the day and the place was not crowded or noisy. The food was phenomenal, and I mean every dish that we got was phenomenal. This place now has a permanent spot on my list of places to visit in London and I will be recommending it to my friends and colleagues.

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  8. Foodie12

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My vegetarian friend and I ate at Zaika recently. We found the food, the waitstaff, and the ambiance to be quite excellent.

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  9. Jude

    London

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Only the second time we have been in recent years and not disappointed. The lobster curry was delicious and also the chicken in a pistachio sauce curry. The scallops starter was also really good. Overall a really good place for a lovely meal.

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  10. NancyB

    New Mexico

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A total feast for the eye, the soul and the stomach. Would that I could go regularly. Alas, it’s a long way from New Mexico.

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  11. DennisW

    Angus

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Booked on the Opentable app, arrived by taxi, welcomed at the door by a friendly happy smile from a very attractive lady, guided to my table by her, food and drinks order taken by Sam the waiter, food was amazing, very tasty indeed, when I finished I called a taxi, when it arrived Sam escorted me through the restaurant and took me to my taxi, Sam opened the taxi door for me, and greeted me goodnight, It couldn't have been a better experience, Thank you Zaika.

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  12. michelmarie

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A fabulous blend of amazing food - delicate, subtle, tasty!

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  13. JWill

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing evening at Zaika on Friday 16th February, the food, drink, everything really, was amazing. A special thank you to all their staff who were so professional and attentive.

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  14. EmilyM

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and really good service again! Crab cakes and chicken wings were 10/10

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Restaurant bruyant à l’excès. Impossible de converser Plats très chers Plats exclusivement très épicés et impossible de demander quelque chose d un peu moins épicé. Nous avons tous trouvé nos plats épicés à l’excès. Donc même plus de palet pour apprécier notre vin Service pas désagréable mais pas non plus agréable Je ne recommanderai pas

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  16. Sarah

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service is excellent as well as food quality. It was more closed to traditional Indian and we loved them all.

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  17. LondonEater

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely dinner spot with attentive service, great ambience and excellent food.

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  18. Jane

    Buckinghamshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food , wine , service , and ambience . Just a shame when we came that some small children were very noisy and climbing over the seats ! I love children but in such a wonderful restaurant I think parents need to keep control , as it spoils it for other diners .

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  19. LucyK

    Yorkshire

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always welcoming the staff are the best The food of course is always spectacular

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  20. CrumbsyBacon

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was very good. The restaurant was very noisy. We had to hold the candle on the table to read the menu as it was dark where we were. Blinds on the window had a massive stain on them. Would recommend for the food but would not go again on a Saturday night as it was very noisy and we were all seated in one area where the area near the front of the restaurant was half empty. Chick biryani and prawn curry were both lovely.

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  21. Marks

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great evening. Look forward to returning. Thank you

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  22. JandBG

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food. Extremely tasty. Impeccable service.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The Handi Kabab, Hyderabadi lamb shank are to die for. Superb Indian food - the best in London?

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  24. Rocoko

    Berlin

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Constantly great experiences. Definitely one of my favorite choices in London. Fantastic Indian food with a modern twist.

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  25. CynthiaR

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Zaika never fails. A consistently great experience for the past more than 20 years. Love eating there whenever in London. Everything about this restaurant is excellent.

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  26. BijalS

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been to Zaika twice and would highly recommend. Lovely food, Ambience.

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  27. ChrisW

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Zaika is a safe bet for excellent Indian food in a great location with a lot of ambiance.

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  28. johnjfeenie

    Tokyo

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always excellent..food, service, ambience...xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  29. HerveM

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went there for the first time yesterday and was hugely impressed. Excellent service, fabulous and well presented food. Highly recommended.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service, the food was stunning- we had the tasting menu which was delicious. I would recommend this restaurant in a heart beat!

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  31. LauraN

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was stunning and the portion sizes were decent. I think the food was worth the price although perhaps the drinks a little overpriced for the size. Staff were friendly and would recommend if looking for a restaurant with higher end food and prices.

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  32. LucyK

    Yorkshire

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always an absolute pleasure to visit this restaurant. The service decor are all wonderful but the food is sublime!

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  33. CarolineE

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Indian food I‘ve ever had, and amazing service!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    London

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely evening. Excellent service. Enjoyed the tasting menu which was simply superb.

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  35. UdhayR

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    the food was amazing we tried the new year menu. and akbar was a wondeful host who attended us throughout and helped with some lovely cocktails

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  36. DavidL

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent Indian cuisine with top class service and ambience. It is a bit pricey but you get what you pay for. If you want top quality and chic surroundings this is a great idea.

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  37. Foodie

    London

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had the New Year’s Eve set menu. It sounded better than it was - the quality of food wasn’t great a little too much of for economical convenience. So I was disappointed and in hindsight should have ordered from the a la carte menu where the quality and taste of the food are much higher.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely love this restaurant!! The food and the service is amazing

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  39. pianoplayer

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our second time. The food is terrific. I can't say enough about the quality. The service is fast, and the room is comfortable. But did I say the food was excellent?

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  40. Sjm777

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Probably the best Indian meal I’ve had. Wonderful service, food was amazing and the ambience is lovely! Pricey but worth it!!

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FAQs

Zaika Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 1899 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today
Google Map for Zaika Restaurant

1 Kensington High Street, London, W8 5NP

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Opposite the Royal Garden Hotel
  • Neighborhood
    Kensington
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Tue–Sun 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–10:15 pm Sun 5:30 pm–9:15 pm
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    Indian
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Underground parking is available at the Royal Garden Hotel directly opposite the restaurant
  • Public transit
    Closest tube station High Street Kensington.Buses No.9, No.10, No.49, No.52, No.70, No.452
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Karunesh Khanna
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
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