Zaika Restaurant

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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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Book now for Valentine's Day 2020

Please kindly note that the minimum spend of £45 per person is applied. If the minimum spend is not reached, staff have the right to retain the remaining amount from the debit or credit card held as a guarantee.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

What 904 People Are Saying
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OT
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The food was fantastic and our waiter was very friendly. The only issue was the hostess that greeted us was rather unfriendly and one waiter who came to clear our table was rather unprofessional. Other than that, the food was very delicious and the ambience was fantastic.

FF
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere with amazing food. Perfect sized portions as well. Will definitely visit if ever in London again.

SH
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a refined and enjoyable experience. Menu is somewhat limited but well worth the visit

l
London
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for a get together with friends for a special occasion

PK
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our experience, great food, lovely staff & beautiful setting.

H
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It's a beautiful building and the service was excellent. The food was well seasoned but it also luke warm. The lamb in the entree was over-cooked (tough). Several dishes didn't look or taste like food cooked to order. More like food that had been re-heated, and not well enough. The naan bread was very good (definitely fresh).

NB
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Conveniently located, friendly atmosphere, food pretty average but pricy.

AH
London
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good indian food , nice location , recommended

GB
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The best indian food I have ever had.
Great food, staff, service.
The restaurant has a unique atmosphere.

A
London
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Attended Zaika for dinner on Thursday 2nd January and ended up with a stomach virus. The food arrived really quickly after ordering, which makes me believe food was recycled from. Unacceptable considering how expensive the restaurant is. Will not be attending again.

MR
Hong Kong
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience2

Really great food. Piping hot and very tasty. Served quickly. We were in and out in under 20mins so requested no service surcharge which was 12gbp on an 80 gbp meal for two. Two curry two nan one rice one starter and 3 bottle beer. Waitress was quite upset and said wasn’t her fault we only stayed 20 mins. Not quite the point. Later apologized

PM
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve dinner was lovely. Great food and atmosphere.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was great however I keep getting seated in and around the kitchen which isn’t the best place to be eating in this restaurant, due to heavy staff traffic and used glassware left around the bar..

c
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

This year there was no special new years eve menu and the regual menu is limited and uninspiring and expensive. Simple things like no popodoms and only chicken tikka masala and prawn or lamb curry nothing special or interesting and all much more expensive than in a local curry house. The restaurant has good service and is always buzzing but it attracts a noisy crowd and we will not go there again for a special occasion and we had been 3 times before.
we were in and out in an hour and it was New Years Eve!! No interesting starters or desserts so a main course that had clearly not been made fresh and we were out

CC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I first went to Zaika in 2004. Now again in 2019. It is my favorite restaurant ever. Wonderful food and great service. I was worried because it had been 15 years but it was as good as I remember.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always happy to come here. Best Indian food in London for me, quality curries with fine ingredients used. Wonderful customer service as always, a big factor to keep coming back :) very attentive, smiley and welcoming. Along with going out their way to make the night special; birthday dessert or a glass on the house. Thank you!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great.

MJ
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here for a family meal with my little children. The food was fabulous and the waiters were very attentive , prompt and very helpful. We enjoyed every minute of our meal which was the taster menu, lovely setting and decor

NB
London
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First class Indian cuisine. My wife and I come from Leicester which has many Indian restaurants but none compare to Zaika or come anywhere close.
Faultless!!!
Well done.

OT
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked in for my fiancé’s birthday and the food and service was amazing! Really nice staff and place. Would definitely go again when next in London.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Food was ok not as before

YG
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely brilliant! The food was the best Indian food I have had and the staff were the best!

DL
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, perfect service and pleasing colonial atmosphere.

SJ
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The service was excellent and the ambiance is lovely. My dish of aubergine with potatoes was delicious. My friend would have liked the okra to be cooked a little more.

OT
Northampton
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

From the moment you step inside your feast begins. What a gorgeous building this is. Staff were attentive during our visit, the menu is not vast which makes a nice change but the food is really good. Not of it was heavy as some places can be. Each dish had depth and layers of flavour, really enjoyed all of them. They also are able to adjust some dishes if you prefer more or less spice. Overall a lovely experience.

AB
London
9 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome food and service, in a beautiful building.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good food, nice level of spice, good portion size, nice dal makani. Waiters reaction when we ask about poppadoms and nibbles with drinks whilst we awaited the rest of the party was rather disdainful (didn’t have any). Also would have expected somewhere to hang our very wet coats.

MC
London
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We like the food and the staff are really great, definitely recommend to my friends

JH
London
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

We had the pre theatre menu. Starter is salmon extremely small and plain and main courses uninspiring. Did not tempt us to return to try thrall la carte menu

CN
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Food was not the same standard as surroundings. Starters were great but lamb was dry

OT
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was spot on, down to the light and there service, would not give it a miss! I will be going again!

ST
London
19 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lamb biryani and Prawn Malabar were delicious.
Service and bar staff superb.
A fabulous night as always

a
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service and venue outstanding. It exceeded expectation in this respect.

I’m particularly critical about all food. Starters and desserts were impeccable and excellent. The mains were ok and lacked authenticity - the best dish was the aubergine curry. Lamb dishes were not the best. I hope these can be re-worked to make this a great overall offering.

GS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are in London and looking for Indian food, or not, do not miss the chance to have dinner at Zaika. Every aspect of the operation is fantastic. The menu is well selected and not overbearing with dozens of choices. The quality is second to none. Having spent the last 40 years around food and wine, I put this right in the top of the global list of winners.

T
London
9 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very nice surroundings. Partner and I shared a trio of food for a starter. It was tasty but samosa was mainly pastry with little filling. My main dish was lamb shank. The sauce was very nice, the lamb had a slight side taste of it as if it was not quite fresh which spoilt my enjoyment of it a bit. My partner's chicken dish was very nice. Rice and naan were good but the naan was sparse. Service was adequate with side dish forgotten then delivered with no apology. Bit pricy for standard of food but location and surrounding I suppose may in part justify price.

KR
Denver
51 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was quite good but the service was perfunctory. Wish I had been told that the biryani could easily serve two people. Would have not ordered two. Delicious coconut sorbet.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still a favorite after more than a decade. Dinner at Zaika is always a treat!

SB
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Best Indian in the city, whether for a private dinner or a business event , a quality you can rely on ( i"ve been going there for some years now).

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place! Food was spot on and so was the service. Definitely recommend.

RD
London
7 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classy Indian restaurant opposite Kensington Palace. Not exactly cheap but the food was delicious and a nice relaxed atmosphere