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Rasa W1

6 Dering Street | Oxford Circus, London W1S 1AD, England
+44 20 7629 1346
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“dosas” (21 reviews)
“curry” (22 reviews)
“savoy cabbage” (5 reviews)
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6 Dering Street | Oxford Circus, London W1S 1AD, England
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Reviewed today

Having just been to Kerala, we wanted some top notch vegetarian South Indian food - and we got it! from Dosas to classic Biriyanis, all tasted fresh and well spiced.

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 2 days ago

We ordered a starter and two dosas. To our astonishment, it took an hour for the first plate of food to arrive. Strangely this was one of the mains. We tucked away being hungry. It took another 15 mins for the next main to arrive....More

Thank Claudia Z
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed it here. I have eaten at many Indian restaurants in London and this is one of my favourites. Recommended to me and I will return.

Thank MattyUK44
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A nice range of selected higher quality dishes across starters and mains with a good selection to suit vegetarians Service was efficient and pleasant. Prices average Overall a nice place to pop into for a pleasant meal

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to Rasa in Charlotte street around 15 years ago, then I tried both Rasas in Stoke Newington. I haven't been to one in some time but this one is lovely too. Everything we ordered was a little bit special and at reasonable prices...More

Thank gocatgo
Reviewed 3 January 2018

I love this Indian restaurant. It is not glitzy but in my opinion it has the best Indian food. I love the coconut chutney. The dosas are great and the mains always more interesting than the regular Indian restaurants. Most importantly unlike the Northern Indian...More

Thank Pv2017
Reviewed 2 January 2018

Have been here and to other Rasa branches in london and have always found the food very good. It's still a relative rarity to find an Indian restaurant that provides a different menu. The set menus are varied with generous portions. The only complaint I...More

Thank brenhell
Reviewed 2 January 2018

We arrived in the later evening, and were instantly greeted and seated. The staff was attentive and very informed. We had a number of dishes, and enjoyed them all. The prices were very reasonable, and representative of the dishes ordered. The flavors, aromas, and taste...More

Thank Hepple W
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

Found this restaurant in central London. Food was good, menu a bit limited however. Service was good though there was a slight mix up with drinks ordered.

Thank Jeni M
Reviewed 13 December 2017

I was there last week for lunch with friends. The food is okay - just that - and the service is rudimentary. It has certainly seen better days. They try to do a hardsell on "Keralan" cuisine. There is no such thing as that. Kerala...More

Thank RVBurrells
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streets will reveal that Michelin stars and
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
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
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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