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Rasa Samudra
Cuisines: Indian, Seafood, Pakistani
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Fitzrovia
Reviewed 1 December 2011

This has for years been one of my favorite restaurants in London. Sad to say, it is on the way down. First of all, rather than smell of food, it stinks like a loo-this is an air freshener being blown in. It ruins the taste of food. Then there is the service which has deteriorated quite a bit. Most important, the food is just not the same. It lacks the edge and seems limp and tired. It needs a reboot!

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2  Thank Smakosz
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Reviewed 3 November 2011

Now here is something completely different. London is full of the standard Pakistani and Bangladeshi fare, but it's hard to get nuanced regional food from the subcontinent. Rasa Samudra does a good job of introducing patrons to the diversity of South Indian cuisine.

To people who know Indian food (that is, you know "curry" is not a flavor and "chicken teeka masala" is a scam), this will be a welcome change for the palate. The vegetarian dishes are especially surprising.

It is much too pricey for what you get, because this is what "Indian" restaurants should be serving. But until people move past teeka masala, I suspect we will have to keep paying for the chance to sample something a little different. Diversity-wise, a step in the right direction!

Loved the Beet Cheera Pachadi and Bagar Baingan.

Thank NewYorkTravelbug25
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Reviewed 8 October 2011

Menu is extremely limited. I asked for four popadoms and i was presented with a basket with half a dozen of what looked like waffles?!? also got charged £7.50 for the pleasure.

They also stick 12.5% service charge on the bill...... which I promptly removed.

If you want a decent Curry head to Tooting< you cant go wrong>

Thank al b
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Reviewed 14 July 2011

If you are in the Mayfair area, shopping. This is a great quiet little restaurant to nip into for lunch especially is you are craving a masala dosa and other south indian treats. really yummy! excellent vegetarian selection.

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Thank tanasurfs
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Reviewed 14 June 2011

Wonderful Keralan food. Service was overall prompt. Food was amazing with such wonderful tastes.
Would definitely recommend this restaurant to any Indian food lovers.

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Thank nleow
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