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Kalpa Restaurant

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Indian, Asian,
5-7 st James Road | Croydon Surrey, Croydon CR02SB, England
+44 20 8684 6661
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
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“sambar” (9 reviews)
“thali” (7 reviews)
“egg hoppers” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
Indian, Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
5-7 st James Road | Croydon Surrey, Croydon CR02SB, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The advice would be to avoid! Service was terrible. We were eventually greeted and seated after the staff/manager finished his phone call. Menu looked interesting hence why we chose to visit Kalpa. We sat down, looked at the menu and knew exactly what we wanted...More

Thank 568tnh
KalpaRestaurant, Manager at Kalpa Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We truly value the opinions of our customers and we apologise that we did not meet your expectations. I understand your concern and I am sorry about this. we will investigate about the issue It’s...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I visit Kalpa twice a month at least. Amazing food.Just like last year, their Onam special meal that we had today was fantastic. My kids loved eating the meal out of a banana leaf - very excited. Cannot wait to have it...More

Thank Fatima Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Kalpa is a standard South Indian restaurant but they have to improve their staffing. Unfortunately, this time the whole booking was somewhat of a disappointment. The "staffs" just didn't seem to be bothered, not rude, just indifferent and quite cold. There was not enough staff...More

Thank jose j
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Onam is an important festival in Kerala, which is celebrated with a festive meal called sadya, comprising of 15 to 20 items. We decided to go to Kalpa for our annual Onam sadya. Sadya is not organised as a typical buffet, and there are people...More

Thank flipped-compass
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I been to kalpa several times with my family. Their food are unique in all the way. A very good place to enjoy with family. Their mouth watering curries are so appreciable. Staffs were so caring and attentive. Good ambience

Thank jeeva m
KalpaRestaurant, Manager at Kalpa Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your time and valuable comment. Glad you enjoyed dining with us. Hope you will visit us again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food is amazing and staff are very friendly. I got dosa - very big and very tasty. Can't wait to come back again

Thank praveen_1621
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed the Appam dinner food was tasty and prepared very promptly service was good enjoyed the triple sambal with Appam, also had thosai which was OK

Thank Sivauk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we went there on Friday night for dinner with cousins. They had dined in Karnavar before so wanted to give this a try- being another venture of the same chef. The menu is interesting and prices are great but there was nothing extra ordinary about...More

Thank Vratz J
KalpaRestaurant, Manager at Kalpa Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Vratz , Thank you for your feed back , apologies for your bad experience If you could let us know while you dinning in the restaurant , we could change your dishes according your taste. Our chef will have thorough investigation regarding your experience...More

Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Very thing we eat here was either very spicy or too mild don't know if chef has any knowledge of food and if yes u must be joking . Really this place is full waste of money and time pls avoid it thanksMore

Thank Anmol T
KalpaRestaurant, Manager at Kalpa Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Anmol , Thanks for your feedback and very sad to see that couldn't enjoy our food, sincere apologies form our side.We have informed our kitchen team about your experience . Please visit us once again and we will make sure you got memorable experience...More

Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

The restaurant was fairly empty. The tables were all sticky, when complained was told that they have recently varnished the wood. Everything including the forks, knives, plates, drinking glasses were getting stuck to the table, Food was tasty but the portions are way too small...More

Thank RupsyB
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 12
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5-7 st James Road | Croydon Surrey, Croydon CR02SB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater London  >  Croydon
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8684 6661
  • E-mail
Best Indian Restaurant in London from the award winning restaurant and Chef Karnavar. Sri Lankan and Kerala Restaurant offering traditional South Indian cuisine. Visti Kalpa restaurant for sociable and informal casual Indian dining. Rising from the success of prize winning restaurant Karnavar; Manoj Karnavar continues his love affair with real traditional Indian cuisine by opening Kalpa. The sociable and informal Kerala canteen and deli style restaurant offers swift casual Indian dining and is open for quick lunches and informal dinner throughout the week.Serving a menu that combines the light and healthy eating menus of Kerala and Sri Lanka. No Bookings, Walk-ins are welcome. We are open from 11am till 11pm and we would be delighted to have you walk in with your friends, family or both. We look forward to seeing you soon.
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