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Zaika Restaurant, London,

Zaika Restaurant

4.7
4.7
1590 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 27 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • 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 1,590 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
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  • West London

    Indian

  • West London

    Most Booked

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  1. MH

    MikH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing vegeterian foood! Service was great, cocktails were great!
  2. A

    Annija

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food and staff. Food is really amazing with lots of flavors. We will be back.
  3. B

    Boubou

    Miami

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, fabulous waiter.
  4. LK

    LucyK

    Yorkshire

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always lovely would love a window table next visit!
  5. E

    Ellis

    London

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They have a new menu which is even better than the one before (which was already fantastic). Absolutely amazing food and we love the atmosphere.
  6. SN

    SarahN

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food with incredible gluten free multigrain roti. Cannot recommend this place highly enough for anyone with celiac! Thank you for an incredible meal.
  7. S

    Sythe

    London

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Tasting menu has been scraped, but still advertised on website. Scallop starter was stone cold. Prawn curry had a soured after taste and the lamb shank was very random in filo pastry with a very rich creamy sauce (this may be some people’s taste), we found it didn’t go with the rest of the flavours.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best waiter ever
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Could not fault anything. Amazing food!!!
  10. JP

    JamieP

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service from all members of the team, taking our coats at the start, straight to a nice table, water was at the table asap, followed by drinks and the food did not take long! Beautiful inside the restaurant, delicious food and we couldn’t even finish because of the amount. We did have starters so probably didn’t help. Would happily visit again. It is a bit pricey but understandable being in London, so nice and a real ambience in the place.
  11. i

    itsonlyfood

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful restaurant. Everything perfect as usual. King prawns are so good. Arbor our waiter was very attentive.
  12. F

    Frenchie112

    Surrey

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Beautiful beautiful food but not a massive variety particularly if you’re vegetarian
  13. KR

    KarineR

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent !!!
  14. JB

    JaneB

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved Zaika! Inventive cocktails with perfect service. The food recommendations were spot on and If I were not quite so jet lagged I could remember everything we had but highlights are Scottish Scallops, Raj Kachori (so great), Lamb Biryani, and I'm pretty sure we had the Prawn Curry! Gorgeous room and if you happen to be staying at the Royal Garden Hotel it is across the street. Enyoy.
  15. s

    simona

    London

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Beautiful atmosphere and very good food. The service was polite and friendly
  16. AS

    AnneS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful family dinner.The food was really delicious.Excellent welcome from the lovely ladies on arrival.The service was really good from the whole team.A special thank you to the amazing Manager and Akbor who served us.Our favourite restaurant in London.
  17. G

    Gargoyle

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience. Service was attentive but unobtrusive - they made a fuss out of our son as it was his birthday. Food was delicious although the spice level could have been a little higher.
  18. R

    Ruthiescoffs

    London

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious Indian food and great service
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Date night
  20. S

    Sarahddd

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    The food was very good but the service was very slow. The starters were very quick to come out but we received our main meal an hour after starters arrived. I think the staff were overwhelmed maybe because it’s Christmas/ new years period
  21. M

    Milkamik

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Spices are too strong, not subtle, was expecting something more refined. Food was ok. Service was good. Location is nice.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ristorante molto elegante. Cucina indiana sofisticata di elevata qualità. Servizio attento e perfetto Piacevole scoperta
  23. RA

    RahemaA

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    The food was normal in other hand the price was too much
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience1
    The dining room was not full but we were seated at a table clearly meant for overflow. We asked to be seated in the main dining room and we were told it was full, yet we made reservations a month in advance.The manager told us if he sat us in the main dining room we would have to eat in leave in less than an hour to make room for his other tables. That rude comment impacted the entire experience. We had only made the reservation based on a friend’s recommendation. The manager was rude and leaned over too close
  25. j

    johnh

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great service. All staff was friendly and attentive. We went two nights in a row!
  26. AN

    AndreyN

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding and revolutionary approach to the great Indian cuisine!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceeded our expectations. A first class experience from their initial communication through our Christmas evening dinner. The waitstaff were beyond helpful and engaging, and the food was some of the best Indian food we have ever had. Highly recommended! A nice wine list and full bar. Great soft ambiance that allows easy conversation. We had the vegetarian tasting menu, but the had multiple options for everyone.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Its was very very expensive
  29. J

    Joojooak

    London

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great staff & loveky service.
  30. D

    David

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superior atmosphere. Comfortable seating. Busy night yet conversation easily audible (for older folks with some difficulty hearing in noisy dining). Food exceptional! Very good service . Not rushed. Would recommend to anyone visiting London!
  31. H

    Helen

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waiter knew we were under time pressure (Albert Hall concert) so helped us chose food that we wouldn’t have to rush and made fantastic recommendations- we were not disappointed- the food was simply delicious - half our party had not been to Zaika before and they could not believe how different to a curry shop it was. I think they’ll be back!! The service was also top notch as was the atmosphere - great meal - thank you so much!!
  32. j

    jespert

    London

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Too expensive but decent Indian food in a beautiful restaurant.
  33. TM

    TinaM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the most amazing meal. Great atmosphere, lovely attentive waiters. I had pre-read the service charge issue and so did not give any extra (although I got the feeling that they were waiting for it). Having said that the whole hospitality industry is struggling and maybe service charges are not being passed on? The food was certainly VERY good and so I will definitely return. Perfect ambiance, great service and great food.
  34. E

    Ellis

    London

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love love love the food here. Cocktails are also amazing. The historic room, the service all five star!
  35. VM

    VanessaM

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Was very good, just little expensive. But the food was really nice. Thanks.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a lovely experience dining at the Zaika Restaurant. The food was delicious, staff were very polite and professional throughout, and lastly the ambience was calming. Would highly recommend !
  37. D

    Dirk

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We enjoyed it very much. Also the explenations of the different kinds of herbs and spycies and tastes.
  38. AP

    AthanasiosP

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food, our waiter Murad was very helpful. Delicious lamb chops. The only downside was the coffee and Espresso Martini. Very poor quality of coffee, worse than airline coffee. I would definitely go there again though.
  39. SB

    SaraB

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent evening at Zaika! From the warm welcome with coat check in upon arrival to the ambient atmosphere and the delicious food, this place is a real gem. The lamb biryani was gorgeous as was the butter chicken and the lemon rice is beautiful and so fragrant. Also had the best tasting mocktail there and the service is absolutely impeccable. Really looking forward to making a return. Thank you!
  40. p

    paule

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Lovely place and good food but seemed a bit more standard than the special exotic dishes we had last time in 2007. Our guest was suitably satisfied but we did feel the previous occasion had been really special. Maybe the flavours then were more delicate and unusual but hard to remember. Still top quality though.

FAQs

Zaika Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 1590 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 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

  • 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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