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Rasa W1

#1,716 of 17,852 Restaurants in London
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€€ - €€€
Neighbourhood:
Mayfair
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6 Dering Street | Oxford Circus, London W1S 1AD, England
+44 20 7629 1346
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Today
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
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Hours:
Sun 13:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
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London, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Rasa has an interesting menu, with many dishes that are not on the typical indian restaurant menu, but generally I found the food just 'ok'. To be fair I have benefited from living near tooting for many years (where you are spoilt for choice in terms of indian restaurants, including south indian specialist restaurants, of which Rasa is one). I... More 

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Thank thaifishcakes
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were regulars at the Charlotte Street restaurant, which closed a while ago. This place, immediately off Oxford Street, serves consistently good food. The cooking is several steps above a neighbourhood curry house. Beware the spice levels, however, as some dishes pack a punch. It's undeniable that the decor is tired and the acoustics are poor. Also, the service is... More 

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Thank SajNorfolk
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Returned here after not visiting for years. The food is very true to southern india, especially kerala. Amazing aubergine curry. Everything was fresh, lovely chutneys. Overall faultless flavour packed and unique food. Only reason it's not a five is due to the interior which is fine but maybe a little tired but I will be back very soon.

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Thank Diane S
London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Heard a lot about this place. Unfortunately the service here is quite poor. They are understaffed definitely but also rude. The food is ok. I am a bit skeptical on the hygiene side. This place is still like a old curry house. Not recommended given the choice of good Indian places in London.

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Thank paptan1
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having recently returned from a tour of India, ending in Kerala we thought we would give this restaurant a try to compare it with the food we had on holiday. The restaurant is quite small so it maybe best to book, however as it was only 2 of us we were lucky. We chose to have the set menu which... More 

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Thank Goingforitt
Bushey, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Rasa W1 last weekend with friends expecting to eat good food. Unfortunately, the food was not authentic. We know what Keralan food is. We had a friend who was from Kerala and has cooked the real stuff. The curry we ordered was sweet. Prawn curry with mango is not prepared like this. The other food was just... More 

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1 Thank SandraPingault
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Rasa this week after not visiting for a number of years as we have moved out of London and it is just as good as ever. The best popadom tray I've had, super tastey dosas and the prawn masala curry is delicious. Definitely still my favourite Indian in London.

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Thank Anna C
Vijayawada, India
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

The Food in Rasa was typical Keralite Food. Liked the Food. I took some traditional Kerala curry with Rice. The quantity of rice was less but the taste was warmful and good. I would definitely recommend it to everyone. I also met the management of the hotel that day in hotel luckily. They told me that they have a culinary... More 

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Thank uma2222
London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Lovely food - please try their biriyani & dosa . The portions are good. Flavours are amazing. The staff is quite friendly. I will keep coming back :)

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Thank Rini_Choudhary
Sheffield, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

My cousins who adore South Indian food found Rasa while we on vacation in London. It was fantastic. We had a mango cocnut curry that was superb! Also, the desert, pistacchio kulfi, was divine - so richly flavored. It was really special for us to have such a wonderful cultural food experience in London!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 20:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Dering Street | Oxford Circus, London W1S 1AD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Mayfair
  • Neighbourhood: Mayfair
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7629 1346
Description
If the words 'vegeterian' and 'banquet' have never appeared in one sentence for you, then you haven't yet tried Rasa W1. The menu features only authentic cuisine from Kerala on India's spice-rich Malabar Coast, served on a huge, fresh banana leaf. If you have the adventurous spirit, try the Kerala Feast, an exquisite mix of flavours and textures from across the menu - the chefs are happy to include any dishes that you fancy. A favourite from the a la carte menu is moru kachiathu, sweet mangos and green bananas cooked in yoghurt with green chillies, ginger, and fresh curry leaves. The pickles and chutneys alone are almost worth the trip. Shortish, wide-ranging wine list. Plush surroundings and welcoming service add to the pleasures of the meal.

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