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“top quality” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Zaika

Zaika
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Ranked #186 of 22,204 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$64
Cuisines: Indian, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighbourhood: South Kensington
Transit: High Street Kensington Tube
Description: The name Zaika translates quite literally as sophisticated flavours and this is the ethos behind our innovating menu presenting adaptations of Indian food
Kettering, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“top quality”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2013

very good food,service. Wine over priced even for London
very good food,service. Wine over priced even for London

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank PrinceLard
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Bangor, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“High end indian restaurant but food disappoints”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2013 via mobile

Went for a christmas treat. The starters and mains were competent but failed to excite. The staff were a little pretentious, seemed to be in a hurry and made you feel as if you were a little out of your depth when it came to high end dining. I didn't feel the whole experience including the food lived up to the inflated prices.

Visited December 2013
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MA
2 reviews
“Disappointed”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2013

Went the other evening the place was Empty, they sat us right next to the kitchen and service area. Next to the only other person in the restaurant. The food was average at best. Waitstaff a bit pompous. Quite disappointed as I was hoping for a special dish with really interesting flavors. After reading the reviews I wondered who might be penning all these five star reviews because our meal was no where near that level. Decor also appeared what I shall call dusty.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank mawagner
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Viterbo, Italy
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100 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Elegant high quality”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2013

This restaurant is up to the standard it known for! As soon as I stepped in I was wrapped by the warmth of soft light and the beautifull furnishings. No doubt it is a luxurious restaurant, still the atmosphere and the smart saff make you feel at ease and pampered. The seats are so comfortable and that invites you to relax and observe the whole room which is huge colour full but really discrete vivacious but quiet. So before ordering you just sit there soaking in all the beauty on the walls on the tables ,the wooden bar area with its rich inlay work and all the knick-knack.
Then lets go and eat. The portions are so fulfilling but so elegantly presented you almost don't dare touching it. Still the smell is so lovely it just an invitation to taste. The first taste fills all the senses it's an all round taste you could just swallow the whole plate but it is so nice to look at that just slowly slowly get to the end.
You can tell the cuisine is run by some Indian chef,I should have asked the name as he came to the table to make shure everything was ok.
If you feel like an Indian in a really elegant restaurant I warmly advice you to head to Zaika.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Paola182
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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153 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Excellent Nouveau Indian Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2013

This is a great restaurant in a magnificent building on Kensington High Street. We were expecting an elegant Indian restaurant, Zarika surprised us with a new dining experience. The appetizers were wonderful, the salad very fresh, and the main courses unlike any we have tasted elsewhere including India. The service was delightful and the wine list very complete. It is well worth a tube ride and away from the bustle of central London. The cocktails and wine are expensive but worth it.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jim F
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