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“Excellent vegetarian south indian food - just off Oxford Street”
Review of Rasa W1

Rasa W1
Ranked #1,749 of 25,450 Restaurants in London
Price range: US$ 6 - US$ 42
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Mayfair
Description: 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.
Reviewed 24 April 2016

Excellent quality, south indian fare both vegetarian and non vegetarian. I have eaten here thrice and have enjoyed it every time. The staff are very service oriented.

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Reviewed 21 April 2016

Tucked in a little side street near Oxford Circus you'll find this offshoot of the Stoke Newington Rasa. Serving authentic Indian regional food at very reasonable price it's well worth a visit. Sensible portion sizes mean their pricing in keen (mains from £8.95), but you'll probably have to book as it is understandably popular. The service is just right.

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Reviewed 10 April 2016

I have been there twice, and both times the service, food, ambience and the price has been just wonderful. I love dosas and the ones they make are just delicious! The staff are so courteous, friendly without being intrusive. I can't wait to go to London so I can visit them again!

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1  Thank Marg C
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Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

We had a chance to find a table available on a Saturday night... Service was perfect and the food is very tasty. They have a very original menu with proper Indian meals!

1  Thank Magali S
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Reviewed 6 April 2016

Most Indian restaurants in London are based on Northern India (or even Pakistan/Bangladesh) cooking, but Rasa is different as it is based on the cooking of the Kerela region in Southern India. What's the difference you may be wondering! The cooking of the South is far more influenced by the tropical climate, so features ingredients like coconut and banana. The spices are more delicate flavours, less heat, more cardamon!

The food was very well prepared. Service was excellent. And it is good value. We (2 people) ate a 3 course meal for less than £50, including a beer each.

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