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“Very good” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Rasa N16

Rasa N16
55, Stoke Newington Church Street, London N16 0AR, England (East End / East London)
+44 20 7249 0344
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Ranked #798 of 16,892 restaurants in London
Price range: $14 - $34
Cuisines: Indian
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Dining options: Reservations, Takeout
Neighborhood: East End / East London
Description: Welcome to Rasa, an award-winning chain of restaurants bringing the taste of authentic, home-cooked southern Indian food to the UK The Name: Rasa is a Sanskrit word that has a wonderful wealth of meaning. It represents taste, flavour,affection, pleasure, delight, happiness, charm, sentiment, pathos, beauty and essence. At Rasa, you will find all this and more The Experience: At Rasa, our food is inspired by the authentic home cooking of beautiful, spice-rich Kerala, where all our chefs are trained. Food is our passion, prepared for you always with devotion, love, and the finest ingredients
Southampton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Very good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

We ate in the vegetarian one (pink front) and it was lovely experience. Great food, great value for money, nice stuff, couldn't ask for more.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London, England
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283 reviews 283 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
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236 helpful votes 236 helpful votes
“Good food and good value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

There are two Rasa restaurants on opposite sides of the street in Stoke Newington and we ate at the vegetarian one - number 55. Although it was a Monday night, we were grateful we had made a reservation because it very quickly filled up. The restaurant is narrow and deep and perhaps more suited to dining with friends rather than an intimate tête à tête. It is reasonably disability friendly although careful steering would be required for someone in a wheelchair.

All four of us tried the Kerala Feast and were very satisfied. Details of what is included is on their web site but briefly included a nibbles course whilst we were waiting, then starters and mains followed by a very creamy rice pudding as the dessert. The more people in the party, the more choices you get. We found that the quantity of food offered was quite adequate for the four of us but not over-facing and therefore there was not much left on the table when we had finished. Most of the dishes were delicate in flavour and there was nothing (thankfully) that so blasted the palate that you could not enjoy other dishes. Cobra beer is on offer as is wine / water. Service was prompt and cheerful with an explanation of what we were about to eat.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“im no veggie but i could become one”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

cheap and chearful and whilst it is veggie you may not notice.the power of the food is there.a wonderful ,cut price ,tasty experience.try it before you die even if you are a carnivour

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Spectacular!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

Best veggie food I have had at crazy cheap prices..my girlfriend and I had 3 starters (greedy!), mains, breads & beers + service for £30! And I was wowed by every dish... the paratha in particular, Oh my! Superb and I am now a confirmed regular!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“The best vegetarian food i've tasted!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

I was visiting my sister and she eats here regulary, we popped in early Saturday evening and they had a table but i would recommned booking over a weekend as it was fully booked from 8pm. Its small but cosy and the staff are very attentive.
We went for the pickles and pre meal snacks which were fantastic, liked nothing ive tried before 6 pickles to try and a variety of snacks! That was followed by 2 starters which was fried plantain and a salad dish which was huge, then we shared a beetroot curry with a sweet bread, finished off with the traditional rice pudding and a mango sorbet - again we shared and we left very stuffed. It was also very reasonable, £30 including service.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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