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  • 5 Charlotte Street
    London W1T 1RE
    Fitzrovia
  • Transit information Bakerloo Central Northern Victoria Get Directions
  • Phone number 020 7637 0222
  • Business website rasarestaurants.com

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  • 5.0 star rating
    26/12/2011

    Fantastic food.

    South Indian food is its own cuisine that is different than North Indian Muglai food that is more typical of Indian restaurants. The food blends more sour and hot tastes and uses coconut milk as basic ingredients.

    The proportions are not huge, but they are extremely satisfying. Highly recommend it, but make sure you can tolerate hot food. Otherwise ask the waiters for suggestions.

  • 4.0 star rating
    23/7/2009

    The pink color simply embraces its guests with warmth as if we were a fairy land bursting dreams.  

    The Karela seafood and vegs are no like any other Indian traditional flavors. Definitely worth a try if you like the spice and heavy sauce.

    Unfortunately they don't open on Christmas and a bit hot in the summer.

  • 3.0 star rating
    18/8/2009

    I was a bit apprehensive when I went to this resturant.

    Their fish appetizers were very nicely done. They were tasty, spicy and had a lovely kick to it.

    Dinner was another thing. Their crab is not recommended. It was overly cooked and very dry. Their shrimp on the other hand was tasty. The plain dosa was simple with good sambar and chutney.

    I have to say, I leave this place with mixed feelings. I am not sure I will be coming back any time soon.

  • 4.0 star rating
    29/11/2008
    First to Review

    Exotic sea food dishes, this is the authenticity of south Indian restaurant Rasa Samudra. The owner a sharp businessman and very keen entrepreneur, uses his farm produce in the many restaurants he runs around London. The true essence translated from the state of Kerala.

    What I like about the space is the quirky but sensual use of colour and decor to the place. Sophisticated in a unique sense the food is tasty in flavour, contrary to the infamous spiced food India seems to have develped a reputation for. There is the unique flavours of cocnut and tamrind essential in South Indian cooking.

    And best of I usually go a have a quiet lunch by myself, but taking a friend to the place in the evening was a different enjoyment altogether. I like the way the place lights up with the many small lghts and the fragrance of the space is so intoxicating.

    A sure winner

  • 5.0 star rating
    14/9/2011

    YES!!!

    Soo good.  We had the seafood set which was about 30pounds per person and was worth every bit.
    The king fish three different ways was great.  The appetizer with the 6 different types of dips was simply amazing.

    I would recommend this place to anyone.  The atmosphere was great.

    Only two things to be forewarned.  They say the seafood set includes and four of the 6 available seafood entrees, but really only includes those with fish or prawn, the crab cakes are not included.  

    You can not have four people and each person a different set.  They basically give you the same thing in 4x the portion size :(.

    Anyway, it was worth the money we plunked down.  Bear in mind this in not a spot if you are budget concious.  Obviously given the area...

  • 5.0 star rating
    24/5/2011

    Loved it. Everything was delicious. Not your standard drab buffet, no way.

    Style of cuisine is from Kerala, which is from the southernmost tip of India, lots of focus on seafood.

    Decor is pleasant, also casual. Wines were interesting, but nothing terribly special.

    By the end I was ready to hug our hostess.

  • 4.0 star rating
    23/4/2009

    I had the mango curry with prawns here. Almost like ceviche. Beautifully presented and tasty. The paratha bread was divine too, unlike any I've had in the US, Japan, and UK.

  • 4.0 star rating
    15/11/2009

    I had the vegetarian prix fixed. I generally dont order vegeterian meals, but I felt like trying it that night. I loved all the different sauces, dips, and flavors. For me, it was just a "different" experience and I loved it.

  • 3.0 star rating
    23/1/2010

    The food was very good. I loved the lemon rice and the banana pancake dessert! The entrees were great but I can't remember what they were called! I would have given the restaurant 4 stars, but the service was pretty slow, that said, I should probably give them a bit of slack as it was a busy friday night! Nice atmosphere at the restaurant amplified by the generally great atmosphere on Charlotte Street!

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