A great feature of Indian food in London is that because there are so many restaurants, and the cuisine is so popular, restaurants are able to specialize by region. Kanishka focuses on North East India. The chef, according to the website, was the first chef to be awarded a Michelin star for Indian cuisine (at other restaurants). We went for lunch and here was the menu that day:
I started with the potato and peas tikki and sweet corn chaat. The patty was spicy and the flavor was just ok. The corn was not sweet by any means and could possibly of been frozen!
My wife had the prawn which were good but the temperature should of been hotter. The leeks were very flavorful.
For mains we both had the chicken. The sauce was ok but lacked complexity and the cumin was strong and overpowered all other flavors.
For dessert, chai creme brulee:
Overall service was ok. The dishes lacked refinement and complexity. I would not return.