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Rasa W1

6 Dering Street | Oxford Circus, London W1S 1AD, England
+44 20 7629 1346
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“dosas” (17 reviews)
“curry” (18 reviews)
“kulfi” (5 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
DETAILS
6 Dering Street | Oxford Circus, London W1S 1AD, England
Neighbourhood: Mayfair
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Returned here after not visiting for years. The food is very true to southern india, especially kerala. Amazing aubergine curry. Everything was fresh, lovely chutneys. Overall faultless flavour packed and unique food. Only reason it's not a five is due to the interior which is...More

Thank Diane S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Heard a lot about this place. Unfortunately the service here is quite poor. They are understaffed definitely but also rude. The food is ok. I am a bit skeptical on the hygiene side. This place is still like a old curry house. Not recommended given...More

Thank paptan1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having recently returned from a tour of India, ending in Kerala we thought we would give this restaurant a try to compare it with the food we had on holiday. The restaurant is quite small so it maybe best to book, however as it was...More

Thank Goingforitt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to Rasa W1 last weekend with friends expecting to eat good food. Unfortunately, the food was not authentic. We know what Keralan food is. We had a friend who was from Kerala and has cooked the real stuff. The curry we ordered was...More

1  Thank SandraPingault
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Visited Rasa this week after not visiting for a number of years as we have moved out of London and it is just as good as ever. The best popadom tray I've had, super tastey dosas and the prawn masala curry is delicious. Definitely still...More

Thank Anna C
Reviewed 29 March 2017

The Food in Rasa was typical Keralite Food. Liked the Food. I took some traditional Kerala curry with Rice. The quantity of rice was less but the taste was warmful and good. I would definitely recommend it to everyone. I also met the management of...More

Thank uma2222
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Lovely food - please try their biriyani & dosa . The portions are good. Flavours are amazing. The staff is quite friendly. I will keep coming back :)

Thank Rini_Choudhary
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Mayfair
Set beside some of London's best parks and home to
world-class galleries, luxurious hotels, and famed
thoroughfares, the ultra upscale Mayfair is one of
London's most exclusive haunts. Here the shopping is
haute, the dining is exquisite, and the nightlife is
vibrant. A casual stroll through the area’s chic
streets will reveal that Michelin stars and
chauffeured cars are practically the norm here. Even
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 20:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
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
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Description
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.