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Rasa Travancore

#11,735 of 17,575 Restaurants in London
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56 Stoke Newington Church Street, London N16 0NB, England
+44 20 7249 1340
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18:00 - 22:45
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Sun - Thu 18:00 - 22:45
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 23:30
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London, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was good again but when in an empty restaurant the waiter is surly, pressures us to order then eat and finally just brings the bill without us asking it leaves a bad taste. Such a contrast with Rasa over the road too...

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Thank Russell H
Fakenham, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

A first visit to this outpost of the Rasa empire and it did not disappoint! The Kerala Fish Fry - "Kingfish marinated in a spicy paste made of ginger, green chillies and coriander, then shallow fried in traditional fashion" - to start with, and then Nadan Kozhy Curry - "Cubes of boneless chicken cooked in a lovely pepper masala made... More 

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Thank stp1511
London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

I have eaten at Rasa Travancore on several occasions and I have never been disappointed with the quality of the food. The Keralan menu offers dishes which aren't available at most Indian restaurants and I enjoy the chance to try something new when I eat there. Highly recommended.

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Thank Ann C
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

We are regular customers of this fine spot on Chuch Street and by all means it's never disappointing. The staff is very welcoming and friendly and the food almost as good as the other Rasa.

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Thank FB_Y14
Melbourne, Australia
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

We were recommended to try this restaurant recently. I was put off by the pink decor but decided to try a meal there anyway. The food was middle of the road in quality, but we have had much better Indian food at other restaurants. Generally the restaurant was a bit grubby and I thought it could have been cleaner. Would... More 

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Thank Brian_extraordinaire
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

Nothing like Rasa vegetarian used to be. Dull food, starters as if from an Aldi frozen party pack, mains swimming in weak sauce - and this was the "feast". Slow service. And if you wonder why there is no food hygiene scores on the door sign - it's because it only scores 2 out of 5 (look it up on... More 

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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

My dad and I were hoping to go to the rasa vegetarian restaurant. I've always had amazing food and service there. Unfortunately it was fully booked so we thought we would try rasa travancore instead. We ordered two curries, two rice, bread and two lassie. When the food arrived I noticed they had forgotten the bread. We reminded the waiter... More 

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Thank Londonlady888
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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184 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

I'm really surprised this place has reviewed so poorly as I found it be really unusual and wonderful. The cooking was so authentic and the service was charming and attentive. The price was very reasonable and the presentation a pleasant change from the tinny balti dishes we all know. One of the best meals I've had for ages.

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Thank foxontherox
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

We revisited RT after a gap of some years, a treat, we were expecting something really special fresh spices, great flavours, ambience.....but the whole experience was jaundiced, the restaurant was cold and dark, not atmospheric and inviting. The starters were familiar and the chutneys and achappam the tasty classics I knew, but the mains! Lack lustre bland regurgitation of a... More 

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Thank RAC222
Frenchtown, New Jersey
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

The Kerala inspired cuisine is different from the Indian food that you might be used to. It has more fish, more coconut and different breads. I returned on vacation to London and after 4 years it remains excellent food. Highly recommended!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 22:45
Monday
18:00 - 22:45
Tuesday
18:00 - 22:45
Wednesday
18:00 - 22:45
Thursday
18:00 - 22:45
Friday
18:00 - 23:30
Saturday
18:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 56 Stoke Newington Church Street, London N16 0NB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > East End / East London
  • Neighbourhood: East End / East London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7249 1340

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?