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Rasa W1

6 Dering Street | Oxford Circus, London W1S 1AD, England
+44 20 7629 1346
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“dosas” (27 reviews)
“curry” (20 reviews)
“lemon rice” (4 reviews)
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Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6 Dering Street | Oxford Circus, London W1S 1AD, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Visited this restaurant with a friend as she had heard good things about it. It is located just off Oxford St, nearer to Bond St tube station than Oxford Circus station. The exterior is pink so you can't miss it. Nicely decorated with friendly staff,...More

Thank Whitehalltraveller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Waited for over an hour for appetizers and after 45 minutes waiting for main course, walked out. Servers were nowhere to be found and there was no manager when we asked to speak to someone. Worst experience I've had in years at a restaurant. Is...More

Thank JBS-and-family
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great little restaurant. A little hard to find but worth it. Nice Italian red wine which is unusual for an india. Food was authentic and not too spicy, if your not familiar with south India food then go with an open mind and don't expect...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for lunch on Saturday and we were there by about 1230 pm. It opens at noon. Plenty of place , we were among the first customers, but the place rapidly filled up, clearly showing its popularity, considering that it is tucked away out of...More

Thank RamjiRA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have known the Rasa in Stoke Newington for years and was expecting something comparable. This was without doubt one of the worst dining experience I have ever had. Eye-watering (the bill not the curry). The venue was without atmosphere (I took pity on a...More

Thank kleedham
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Ate here last night. Requested a table and was made to wait 10 mins standing at the bar with no word from the waiter/manager. Completely ignored. Very strange. We were then silently lead to a table and provided with stand offish and rather rude service....More

Thank jos123
Reviewed 2 June 2017

We went to this restaurant after reading rave reviews here, but unfortunately it was a complete let down. Food while is authentic is very mildly spiced which made it unappealing to us. The only thing we found delicious was the pre-meal snacks, which was flavorful...More

Thank premafrankfurt
Reviewed 24 May 2017

The food was excellent as was the service. Friends in NYC recommended Rasa and thought we wouldn't need a reservation. But we did and on a weekday night - so make one. This is as good as it gets. Very helpful wait staff in ordering....More

Thank BigShotz
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Rasa has an interesting menu, with many dishes that are not on the typical indian restaurant menu, but generally I found the food just 'ok'. To be fair I have benefited from living near tooting for many years (where you are spoilt for choice in...More

Thank thaifishcakes
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

We were regulars at the Charlotte Street restaurant, which closed a while ago. This place, immediately off Oxford Street, serves consistently good food. The cooking is several steps above a neighbourhood curry house. Beware the spice levels, however, as some dishes pack a punch. It's...More

Thank SajNorfolk
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
13:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
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18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Dering Street | Oxford Circus, London W1S 1AD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Mayfair
  • Neighbourhood: Mayfair
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7629 1346
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.
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