Zaika of Kensington
Indian with a difference.Not what I was expecting at all... I'm not usually an Indian food fan but this was completely different. I'll definately be returning here in the future. The food was excellent, and everything else about the place and evening was great.17/05/2013 00:00:00Good food yet againHad dinner with four others at Zaika, with entrees and mains ordered from the al la carte menu. Was delicious throughout, and would definitely recommend!15/05/2013 00:00:00Fantastic foodWe had a superb meal at this restaurant. The menu offered a number of dishes that are different from the 'standard' Indian menu that we had experienced elsewhere. The staff were knowledgeable about the dishes explaining the spices used in them. They were all very friendly but unobstrusive. The food itself was class. It was all beautifully presented and the flavours were fantastic. The meal was not cheap but we did not mind the cost because everything was of such a high standard.13/05/2013 00:00:00A lovely restaurant on theA lovely restaurant on the edge of Hyde Park. Very good Indian cuisine, a little pricey, but well worth a splurge.11/05/2013 00:00:00It was delicious. The serviceIt was delicious. The service was excellent. Great romantic restaurant10/05/2013 00:00:00Nouvelle Cuisine - Indian StyleDinner at Zaika on Friday evening was so delicious that my dinner guest returned to sample the menu again on Sunday! Highlights were the seafood platter (unsurpassed flavours), monkfish main (mine) and his lamb shank. Naan bread obligatory. This is a beautiful restaurant and the atmosphere was fun.10/05/2013 00:00:00Housed in a great building,Housed in a great building, good mix of Eastern and Western decor with atmospheric lighting. Cocktails with a twist all delicious. Each dish had a unique burst of flavour and blend of spices - recommend the Chicken Tikka Trio starter, melts in your mouth. All mains were thoroughly enjoyed around the table and the sides were the perfect accompaniment. Desserts good...skip the Masala Chai though, rather flavourless. Service excellent, highly recommend for a special dining experience.10/05/2013 00:00:00Weekend lunch at ZaikaZaika of Kensington clearly maintains its excellent standards for both food and service. We had a weekend set lunch for two, which was very satisfying for a couple of moderate eaters but might need an extra dish for two hearty appetites. The food was outstanding, both for its taste and presentation. The complimentary artichoke appetiser was a gem of culinary imagination, the pea soup was a triumph of creativity under the fusion themes and the tempered dhal would lift the mood of even a cheerless diner. Masala tea is always a special treat at Zaika, as it bursts with genuine flavours and arrives in gentle company of homemade chocolate treasures, all of which beautifully presented. Service was excellent throughout and ambience truly relaxing.04/05/2013 00:00:00Just as good after so many yearsI came to Zaika first over 8 years ago with my wife and was most impressed. Returned again having been told it was not quite what it used to be and wasn't the least bit convinced. The food was exceptionally presentable, delicious and yet healthy and light. Unlike most restaurants of its kind the portions for the beautifully presented starters and main course were very reasonable. The deserts were lovely. The ambience was great although I missed the long velvety red curtains.
Altogether it lived up to my expectations and that of my guests who had never been. I would recommend Zaika highly and without reservation and would gladly return!04/05/2013 00:00:00Haute Indian cuisineThe restaurant has Indian Interior Elements Perfect integrated in a historical Building with some modern Accents, a Perfect London Dinner atmosphere. The Food was excellent with a modern Interpretation of classical Indian dishes. We had a Great Dinner.17/04/2013 00:00:00Fabulous food a bit fastSpecial meal, fabulous food... Felt slightly pressured to get on with it but did have a 7.00 booking so I suppose this was to be expected. Had the tasting menu with vino .... All fabulous especially the choice of the three different white wine.
Started with the best cocktails ever!06/04/2013 00:00:00Best Indian Food I've HadThe setting was very clean and intimate. Waitstaff were very professional. The food was delicious and the portions were adequate to the point where you weren't hungry after finishing the meal. I would come here again.28/03/2013 00:00:00ExcellentI enjoyed the meal. The chicken biryani is highly recommended. The best I have ever tasted!!28/02/2013 00:00:00An incredible dining experienceFrom the moment I walked onto the premises I felt like I was going to be treated to a wonderful evening. I arrived before the rest of my party and was taken to the bar area to wait and it was well worth turning up before everyone else!
The food is simply incredible... the flavour combination is amazingly well executed. To experience the heat of a chilli dish and to taste flavours was a refreshing change to most Indian dishes... although a word to the curry fantatics... this is not your usual curry night out... no exhausting selection of ghee overloaded chicken tika masala or vindaloos... this is delicately created fine cuisine.
Yes pricey... but worth every penny28/02/2013 00:00:00Good FoodWe ate at Zaika this evening on a 50 pound per couple set menu. Six choices for entrees and six for main, about half vegetarian. Wine list was extensive, service was friendly and efficient. The vegetarian entrees were delicious (particularly the vegetable kebab). The mains looked pretty simple and tasted quite simple, lacking some flavor and color. Didn't try the desserts. Overall an enjoyable experience and we would return to try the al-la carte menu.25/02/2013 00:00:00Great food-with a difference!We thoroughly enjoyed Zaika! Had a bit of hiccup with our drinks, but it was completely overcome by the courtesy of the staff, the delicious and interesting variety of foods, and a great ambience!!14/02/2013 00:00:00Excellent service & food!Highly recommend this restaurant! Everything from start to finish was amazing. Would definitely return.24/01/2013 16:00:00Zaika has new chefAfter regularly visiting Zaika over the last 6 years we were really pleased to discover a new menu and new chef on friday night. The Zaika kebab starter which comprised chicken, lamb, hot-smoked salmon, and shrimp was gorgeous. I chose a lobster main with lobster 3 ways (tempura claw, steamed butter-drenched tail, and lobster roulade). Everything was delicious although just slightly, slightly not quite as good as before. I like that the new chef is bringing innovation and I'm sure in time the quality will be back up to the old standard. Service and ambiance as always superb.18/01/2013 00:00:00StunnigThis was my first experience eating at a Gourmet Indian restaurant
It was simply stunning - the food was so tasty every mouthful was a feast. I would never believe simple nann bread could be so tasty. - Great Value - £32 included was a glass of well-chosen wine for each course petite foris and teas and coffees
The only thing that let it down slightly was the desserts they were a slight disappointment.05/01/2013 00:00:00Fabulous food, efficient service,Fabulous food, efficient service, great ambience, great value. One of the best curries I've tasted. Great location too- v. Close to The Roal Albert Hall.04/01/2013 16:00:00Un resto indienLe Zaika est un restaurant indien avec une nourriture super bonne et un service extra digne de 5 étoiles
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Bonne apetie03/01/2013 16:00:00Zaika fab food fab serviceZaika is one of my top 3 favorite Indian restaurants in London. They use fresh British produce to create gorgeous healthy dishes (no heavy curry sauces here!) I brought some out of country guests this time and they said that they would love to come back to Zaika on their next trip to London.10/11/2012 00:00:00Dinner at ZaikaWe had another great meal at Zaika on Saturday. I would highly recommend the tasting menu there, it's delicious! They are also wiling to do substitutions on it if you have any dietary restrictions or dislikes.06/07/2012 16:00:00Good food and service at ZaikaGood food and service at Zaika as always - very reliable20/02/2012 16:00:00Our meal at Zaika was excellent.Our meal at Zaika was excellent. The four of us shared mixed meat and veg starters. For mains the cjicken and lamb biriani 'pies' were tasty and full of meat. The duck dish was also full of flavour. Service was excellent.19/01/2012 16:00:00