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Shikara - South Kensington

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South Kensington 87 Sloane Avenue, London SW3 3DX, England
+44 20 7581 6555
18:00 - 23:30
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a small but very worthwhile restaurant in South Kensington. Food was great, service was quick and staff accommodating. I would definitely Coe here again!

Thank ClaudesMum
Brighton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Ive eaten here before and the food was ok however the food on this visit was very disappointing. It was tasteless and bland and not the standard I would have expected. I should have known something wasnt right when the popadums were served to us on a dirty tray. The tray had remains of someone elses popadums and old chunks... More 

Thank LandK2014
Chamonix, France
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133 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

I was staying at the Millenium Gloucester in business and just wanted a good value, Indian restaurant. Shikara fitted the bill perfectly. Within walking distance and good quality, reasonably priced, Indian Cuisine, in the heart of South Kensington. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank andrewpderry
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

I went to this establishment recently. I know my Indian food very well and I can assure you that this is definitely not indian food, or even Bangladeshi food. Firstly, I found it suspect that neither the outside of the restaurant nor the interior has any smell of Indian food. This may sound odd for someone to read, but this... More 

1 Thank Anon A
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137 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

A small side street restaurant. Clean and well laid out. Pleasant staff to greet you and good service even though we were touted off the street. Extensive menu well explained. Order to service time was minimal. Given first drinks free when the bill came. Surprised. My partner was not happy with her choice as very bland. My garlic murg was... More 

Thank Redcapbastard
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Food is of poor quality and utterly tasteless. Avoid and don't waste your money here. Bindi was bland, Dal tasted of ghee and nothing else, spinach was gross- no spices, aubergines was under seasoned. Chapati was soggy as they put it in a plastic bag. Don't waste your money here like I did! I wish I check trip advisor before... More 

Thank LingL123
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Delivery : my partners food was cold. My food was missing and delivered 20 mins later. Utterly shambolic. They refused to refund and when asked they said "well you have your food now so you should be happy". Avoid this place like the plague, it may as well be serving it.

2 Thank Oli L
Stockport, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

This was one of the few places still open at around 11.30 on a Saturday night. I wish I had read the reviews. The food was dreadful. Bland, tasteless. Never again.

Thank Sean D
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Friday night - delivery ordered at 8:10pm, arrived at 9:40pm Ordered Prawn, got cheap shrimps, the curry was liquid, absolutely no taste. Ordered chicken as well, no taste, looked really cheap. Potato poorly cooked. Worst ever Indian I have ever had. We ringed backed to advise that way they will loose all customer, they were very apologetic, hopefully they will... More 

Thank Lorenzo S
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Revolting food. So disappointed. Will never order from there again. They even charge for a little run of mango chutney on an order of more than £40.

Thank valerie s

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 55
Indian, Asian
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: South Kensington 87 Sloane Avenue, London SW3 3DX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Chelsea
  • Neighbourhood: Chelsea
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7581 6555
offers full flavoured, full-bodied dishes from the northern region of India. The northern regions are the historical home of the Maharajas the traditionally rich and exotic royalty of India. The north of India provides a diverse mix of the eastern customs, lifestyle, cuisine and traditions to give it a distinctively traditional character, while providing a contemporary style.Shikara has captured a flavour of the north, with a menu that reflects its cosmopolitan character and is drawn from the very finest of Indias exotic and varied cuisine’s. Here you will find the sumptuous cuisine of the Maharajas, a wholesome Indian fayre and the earthly dishes of the tandoor.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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