Zaika Restaurant

4.8
1165 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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KISHORN
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience5

We had invited one of our clients for dinner and normally your service is excellent. Somehow, yesterday I personally found that there were plenty of moments when I could not find any staff members to assist me with ordering the food. Please do not take action against anybody but maybe a practice that one staff member is always available to watch all the tables would be professional service in my opinion. Otherwise when they were available they served us very well. Thanks for the evening.

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Zihappycustomer
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived earlier than booked, but our table was ready for us. The lady at the front desk was courteous, friendly, and polite. The gentleman who waited on us was also professional and friendly and ensured our dining experience went smoothly.

The starters, mains and dessert were all delightful. From the Tiger prawns to the buttered chicken, to the pistachio Brulee. Exquisite on the palate. Highly recommend it and shall certainly visit it again.

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NadineK
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

i loved everything we tried on the menu. The chicken biryani is really delicious and not spicy.
The brown dal and scallop started are tasty but a little on the spicy side.
The beetroot rocket salad was so fresh and tasty.

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RenataK
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, delicious food and an outstanding service.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and outstanding hospitality.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

My first time back to Zaikas for a while and I remember their delicious dishes with truffled naan and gin martinis with curry leaves…
It is now very average, not to the same standard especially at the prices charged. It’s no longer on my list of local favourites. Such a shame.

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gAPSW1V
London
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Five stars all round, excellent on every level! Highly Reccomend.

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ShumA
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Was a wonderful evening with very attentive staff.

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vipRobinblack
London
14 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An extremely good Botanic Cocktail followed by some delicious food. Though l would love to see a Chickpea dish on the menu and a traditional Rasmali at least as an option with the fusion version available.

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vipBurcuO
London
8 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food, atmosphere were amazing. We invited out friends to be back together

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vipJoojooak
London
32 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Zaika delivers the perfect marriage of spice & gorgeousness. The food is always delicious & beautifully presented.
Thank you Ligorio for making our lunch so wonderful.

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vipDanaZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Starting from the very kind and pleasant host to our lovely Maître d’ Mohammed, the decor, and most importantly the food, Zaika has been one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. Such attention to detail and the flavors are absolutely delicious. My mother and I will be coming back!

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Sandy
London
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Food was incredible. We opted for the taster menu and couldn’t fault it. The wine pairings also seemed good. Stars were lost due to restaurant ambience and service. Came away feeling a bit underwhelmed. Paying over £100 per head (including ‘optional 12.5% service’ added to the bill I felt that I should have been treated as an extra special guest. Sadly that wasn’t the case. Came away and reflected on the extra touches and effort that could have been made which would make me rave about the meal. Instead, I feel slightly disappointed that it wasn’t as special as the prices. Big mistake was to seat us next to a couple with a toddler who had no idea how to behave in such a restaurant when the rest of the place was empty. It did later fill up to create an amazing atmosphere but our first impression had been spoilt. Also feel that in current climate more Covid measures should still be in place. Great food, but sadly left with feeling that I was much poorer could do so much better to make guests feel like royalty!

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Swatee
London
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I always go back to Zaika whenever I miss authentic indian food.
With service I felt bit low as couple of time the water jug was not filled and for takeaway food they charged delivery charges but after mentioning they removed it… just adding this small things sometimes doesn’t give a good feeling when it comes to name.

Last but not least I will be visiting again and again.

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aoak1953
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

They must do some improvement on the taste of the food, especially you cannot taste species in the food, nor onion or garlic, coriander.

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FerielB
London
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very good restaurants. I recommand it strongly for a proper indian restaurant experience

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James
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Indian restaurant in London. I have been going for over 10 years and it keeps getting better.

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Shan
London
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was our first time attending the restaurant. Our waiter Aktar was amazing, so professional yet so friendly. He really made us feel welcome and comfortable.

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Robbie
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing service! Will definitely be back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Décevant par rapport à mes expériences passées

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RichardS
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Northern Indian food, great service & very nice staff

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, nice people and nice place.

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SilviaS
London
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience5

The place was really nice, however the waiter did not speak English well and although we asked him to bring us a mild version of one of the courses, it arrived quite spicy.

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PeterB
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service by Rosario. Chef came out to see us. Wonderful experience.

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LucasC
London
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Possibly the best meal I’ve ever had. The food was absolutely phenomenal - beautifully cooked, stunningly presented and clever takes on traditional dishes. The staff and service were excellent, especially the wait staff who were knowledgable and helpful. The venue is gorgeous, which adds to the entire experience. Overall it was a fantastic evening and I will definitely be back again

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vipJoojooak
London
32 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, pure gorgeousness!

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NicoleM
London
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, buzzing. Food beautifully presented

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and very friendly staff.

MJ
MJDG
London
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good choice of wines, the service was very good as was the food

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JohnB
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm greeting, prompt friendly service, delicious food, great ambience, fair pricing, nice atmosphere, unsurprisingly we really enjoyed ourselves and are now looking forward to the next visit.

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JULIER
London
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we were greeted at the entrance , we felt welcome and enjoyed our evening thoroughly. The lady at the desk was so helpful ensuring we had a space at the bar as were early . The atmosphere is lively and warm and the food totally delicious . A gem of a restaurant

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ShelleyG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ligorio made us feel very welcome and couldn’t do enough for us. The food was outstanding!

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Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Expertly cooked food but flavours didn’t quite hit the mark. Breads were perfect and obviously cooked in the tandoor.

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ChristianH
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very welcoming and attentive but discrete service, which was good. Nice atmosphere and excellent food

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Johnny
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, great service and excellent food. The tasting menu is good value for money.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Waiter a little humourless butfood very good.

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SubrataG
Essex
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best Indian meals.
Starters cooked to perfection.
Took the tasting menu.
Really faultless.
Chocolate raramalai was heavenly.
Impeccable service.
Needs to be on the Michelin list.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Brilliant, friendly service.

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Brody
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Korma curry was cold compared to the butter chicken. Made no effort to celebrate Diwali which I found strange for an Indian restaurant. Naan bread served was quite ordinary. The only positive was the restaurant interior.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The place looks nice. The ambience is good. The food is great. But the waiters are masters at ignoring the clientele. Always pretending to be busy somewhere else.
We were never sure if our order had been taken and understood. Never sure if the drinks or dishes would appear.
But the food and the drinks were excellent.

FAQs

Zaika Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Zaika Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 1165 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.