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Rasa Travancore

#10,792 of 17,936 Restaurants in London
$$ - $$$
East End / East London
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56 Stoke Newington Church Street, London N16 0NB, England
+44 20 7249 1340
18:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Thu 18:00 - 22:45
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 23:30
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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We go here as a group in March when attending a show at Ali Pali and we all look forward to the meal and are never disappointed. Best Indian food I have eaten in the UK

Thank H6569HKmarkb
London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Go here and enjoy. The food is beautiful, atmosphere buzzy, and service humble and attentive. The dishes were subtly spiced, fresh and varied. The menu is full of amazing dishes, I already want to to back to try more. We shared a vegetarian, lamb, and seafood curry all which I would go out of my way to have again. The... More 

Thank Adri8919
London, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

The food was good again but when in an empty restaurant the waiter is surly, pressures us to order then eat and finally just brings the bill without us asking it leaves a bad taste. Such a contrast with Rasa over the road too...

Thank Russell H
Fakenham, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

A first visit to this outpost of the Rasa empire and it did not disappoint! The Kerala Fish Fry - "Kingfish marinated in a spicy paste made of ginger, green chillies and coriander, then shallow fried in traditional fashion" - to start with, and then Nadan Kozhy Curry - "Cubes of boneless chicken cooked in a lovely pepper masala made... More 

Thank stp1511
London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

I have eaten at Rasa Travancore on several occasions and I have never been disappointed with the quality of the food. The Keralan menu offers dishes which aren't available at most Indian restaurants and I enjoy the chance to try something new when I eat there. Highly recommended.

Thank Ann C
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

We are regular customers of this fine spot on Chuch Street and by all means it's never disappointing. The staff is very welcoming and friendly and the food almost as good as the other Rasa.

Thank FB_Y14
Melbourne, Australia
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

We were recommended to try this restaurant recently. I was put off by the pink decor but decided to try a meal there anyway. The food was middle of the road in quality, but we have had much better Indian food at other restaurants. Generally the restaurant was a bit grubby and I thought it could have been cleaner. Would... More 

Thank Brian_extraordinaire
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

Nothing like Rasa vegetarian used to be. Dull food, starters as if from an Aldi frozen party pack, mains swimming in weak sauce - and this was the "feast". Slow service. And if you wonder why there is no food hygiene scores on the door sign - it's because it only scores 2 out of 5 (look it up on... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

My dad and I were hoping to go to the rasa vegetarian restaurant. I've always had amazing food and service there. Unfortunately it was fully booked so we thought we would try rasa travancore instead. We ordered two curries, two rice, bread and two lassie. When the food arrived I noticed they had forgotten the bread. We reminded the waiter... More 

Thank Londonlady888
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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185 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

I'm really surprised this place has reviewed so poorly as I found it be really unusual and wonderful. The cooking was so authentic and the service was charming and attentive. The price was very reasonable and the presentation a pleasant change from the tinny balti dishes we all know. One of the best meals I've had for ages.

Thank foxontherox

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:45
18:00 - 22:45
18:00 - 22:45
18:00 - 22:45
18:00 - 22:45
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 56 Stoke Newington Church Street, London N16 0NB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > East End / East London
  • Neighbourhood: East End / East London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7249 1340

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?