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$5 - $8
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Indian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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East End / East London
2.4 km from Emirates Stadium
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We each had one of the tasting menus - two Rasa veg feasts and one Rasa vegan feast. Every course tasted amazing, with very complex and strong flavours coming through in each bite. The textures and spice levels were perfect. It was evident that every...aspect of each dish had been carefully considered. The waitress who served us was friendly and very knowledgeabout about each dish and the spices and ingredients used. This is a vegetarian/vegan restaurant which any meat-lover, like myself, will really enjoy. Prices are not cheap, but certainly fantastic value, given the quality of the food.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 14 September 2021

Went out with family on recommendation. Quite cramped surroundings table was wonky and tight in the corner. Starter was very crispy and chutneys overrated. The dishes were promised as exotic and flavoursome but disappointing. However the mango icecream was very good! Inexpensive but I wont...be back.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 6 May 2021 via mobile

Had a takeaway from here and it just never disappoints!! Everything is sooo delicious, the prices are so reasonable, I am obsessed with this restaurant!

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 26 October 2020

We had the vegetarian feast menu and it was excellent, really great variety of flavours. Beers are quite expensive at £7 and the dessert was a tiny bit disappointing but I have no complaints other than that. Service was very friendly as well.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 30 September 2020

I went with a friend to Rasa today and the food was great as usual but it was a pretty stressful experience. We booked a table with the expectation that (as we know Rasa is small) they would have limited the number of tables pre-Covid...The answer was no, they hadn't. When we arrived we were the only ones in one area, so we assumed the tables weren't all being filled. However they proceeded to fill every single table around us. If we'd walked in to see what it looked like when we left, we wouldn't have stayed. If you're looking for a restaurant that is following social distancing guidelines, don't go here.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 22 August 2020 via mobile

With our preferred restaurants full due to the eat out to help out scheme, we were happy to find a table available at Rasa. The table was cramped with with other tables within 1 metre and poor air conditioning. Overall we did not feel that...the restaurant was covid safe. The food was okay but a little bland and we are unlikely to return.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 3 August 2020 via mobile

The food here is exceptional! This place is a Stoke Newington institution. The prices are incredibly reasonable and the flavours are beautiful. You absolutely must go here if you like South Indian food- you will not regret it!

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 31 May 2020

I have now tried the restaurant a few times and food does not smell Indian yummy (mening smelling the lovely spices!) nor tastes nice. Disappointing and not sure why so many good reviews and restaurant so popular.

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed 15 February 2020

We visited Rasa based on the excellent reviews on Tripadvisor. We were really disappointed. They were only serving a set menu for Valentine's Day at £22.50 per person. This was fine, but the food and service were both terrible. The nibbles were all a bit...stale, the starters were forgettable and the main was watery and bland. In fact, the food was so poor and overpriced that the table next to us complained and refused to pay the full price for the meal. The service was inattentive, and the food was very poor. This feels like a restaurant that is resting on its laurels, and wanted to make as much money as possible for substandard food on a busy Valentine's Day night. I can't speak for what it's like on a normal day, but I won't be returning to find out! Hugely disappointing given the positive reviews below.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 26 January 2020 via mobile

Rasa is clearly a popular place to eat. We were staying locally and had booked in advance fortunately, even though it was a Thursday evening. We were shown through to the room at the back to a table where, yes, we were squished into the...corner, but it did mean that we didn’t have people squeezing past us. There was one very large party there celebrating someone’s birthday and 2 other slightly smaller parties and us on our own in this back room. The rest of the restaurant was also completely full. We were probably double the age of the majority of people there, but although noise levels were generally quite high, it was not raucous and people were very friendly. The service was fine. We were glad to place our order before the really large group. We were very hungry and very pleased to see lots of vegan options on the menu. When we asked about vegan wines, we were informed that they were all vegan - something I find slightly hard to believe, given how hard they are to find normally. However, we let that go. I can’t remember the names of the dishes we ordered, but one was a dahl, one an aubergine dish and one a spinach and potato dish. The side dishes are about the same size as the mains. We also ordered a portion of coconut rice and 2 chapattis. We polished everything off without any difficulty, but we were certainly full. It was all extremely tasty and we had a thoroughly enjoyable evening. I would definitely recommend Rasa as a good place to eat.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Yes, Rasa N16 offers takeaway services.

Rasa N16 is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4