Review on Rasa

When it opened in 1994, Rasa was a groundbreaking venture, the first to bring the subtle cuisine of Kerala to the capital. Since then, Das Sreedharan has spread his message word across the capital with other outlets, including two 'express' takeaways.

The original is done out in the group's trademark pink colours, with lots of artefacts and décor evoking the spirit of this most civilised and enchanting Indian province. The kitchen focuses on the vegetarian cooking of the region and makes much of its core ingredients, including bananas, cashews and – of course – coconut.

Meals open with Rasa's now famous homemade pickles and chutneys served with a tray of crispy snacks and nibbles. Starters are all manner of inviting dishes from sliced aubergines in chilli and coriander batter to banana boli (plantain fritters) with peanut and ginger sauce and the repertoire extends to filled dosas (rolled rice-flour pancakes) served with sambhar and coconut chutney, various curries including beetroot and spinach with yoghurt, and side dishes like stir-fried cabbage and lentil thoran. Desserts feature unusual delicacies like pal payasam – an auspicious rice pudding from the Krishna temple in Kerala.

Rasa is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Good Food Guide, AA Guide

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Indian / Vegetarian


Rajan Karattil

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 - 3.00pm Sat (12.00 - 2.45pm Sun)
Dinner: 6.00 - 10.45pm Mon-Thu (6.00 - 11.30pm Fri & Sat) (6.00 - 10.45pm Sun)

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Facilities at Rasa

  • Private dining room
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu
  • 100 covers


55 Stoke Newington Church Street
Stoke Newington
North London
N16 0AR

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