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“Perhaps our expectation was too high”
Review of Rasa N16

Rasa N16
Ranked #1,493 of 28,450 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $7
Cuisines: Indian
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Dining options: Late Night, 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
Reviewed August 11, 2019

Well, its always tricky with indian restaurants in England. They are very often more english than indian. With thick, creamy gravys and lack of dimensions - we had the great treat from the chef - a variety of different small dishes. But the composition was not too great. And the flavors was dull. Not bad - nor good.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Thank MaxExhact
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Reviewed August 4, 2019

I've lived in Stoke Newington my entire life, and Rasa is one of the few restaurants to survive that period. The food is great and very cheap for London. If you're looking for where locals go, this is it! Can't speak for every restaurant in the area but I can say for sure that Rasa is reliable and you will have a good meal, if not luxury cutlery etc.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed July 30, 2019

Obviously, this place has been there for ages, but this was my first visit. A friend of South Indian vegetarian food (e.g. Ravi Shankar, Drummond St.), I was positively surprised by the food served. Bhel Mix with tamarind and coriander was an excellent starter. Mori Katchiatu with sweet magoes and green bananas was something I have never experienced before. A must. Will go back. On top of everything else, the prices are moderate.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Thank Mikko L
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Reviewed June 30, 2019 via mobile

We returned to Rasa N16 after years and were delighted to discover it still offers one of the best vegetarian meals in town. The dishes and flavors are from Kerala and include specials you will not find elsesewhere like a beetroot and yogurt or mango and yogurt side dishes that are packed with flavors and are both delicious with rice. We ordered one vegetarian feast and one vegan feast to taste as many dishes as possible plus a bottle of rose to absorb the spices. Every bite brought new flavors and new pleasures. A real treat!

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Arielle L
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Reviewed May 25, 2019

Everything I ate here was appetising and tasty. There were plenty of gluten free and vegan options and allergies were clearly marked on the menu. The staff were attentive and knowledgeable. Nice atmosphere, if rather busy. Our meal was excellent value for money and I will definitely be returning.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Thank Sweetiepud
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