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Rasa W1

#1,478 of 17,967 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Thank Cynthia L
Toronto, Canada
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34 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love Rasa. I visited after a ten year gap and the quality and taste is as good as I remember. If you like Kerala food - with its spices and flavours and use of coconut and banana, you will love this place. We are vegetarian and ordered a few of their options - eggplant, cabbage and a yogurt bases... More 

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Thank pmohanram
London, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The service is ok and the food is quite good. But please bear in mind that when they say "mild spicy" it's already very spicy!!! The toilets are on the second floor but clean. You can eat well for around £10 at lunch time, satisfying and quick.

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Thank chandraviolin
London, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

My husband brought me here for dinner on my birthday and we were really impressed. I lived in South India for 4 years and this meal brought back sweet memories. The food is delicious and the staff/owners are very friendly. We went for the vegetarian thali option and got to try a good variety. If you want to experience the... More 

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Thank SapzR
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Have been coming here for years and hope to continue coming as long as this place exists. The owner and staff are always friendly and smiling offering great service and hospitality. The food is absolutely delicious and filling, full of rich spices and flavour. Absolutely love this place 10/10.

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Thank FoodFanatic19
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 February 2017

I had been looking forward to this as i have not had keralan food and to be fair it was good but the attitude of our waiter was very bad to the point that as we ordered our drinks i was tempted to leave when is the owner going to take on this problem as i see others have mentioned... More 

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Thank Lee H
London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Food was okay but a little bland. Service wasn't great at all. They handed us the bill without us asking for it when we had full drinks. Very rude. Wouldn't return.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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