Small and cozy, specializes in South Indian food. Reservation is advised. Kitchen breaks on weekend afternoon before dinner service. Price: Inexpensive more-less
Lacto, Indian, BYO
55 Stoke Newington Church Street, Stoke Newington
North London, England N16 0AR
207-2490344

Mon-Fri 6:00pm-10:30pm, Sat-Sun 12:00pm-10:30pm

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First Review by bikeboyz
magicalprincess666
magicalprincess666
  • vegan
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+33

Very good indian

4 Posted on 06 / 09 / 2013

heaps of vegan options on the menu. it may not be the best indian in london but its certainly 'very good indian' in London and very cheap too.

Pros: Cheap, Variety of options, Takes bookings
LaraJames
LaraJames
  • vegan
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+30

good but not the best

3 Posted on 04 / 20 / 2013

Rasa is a nice vegetarian restaurant, but honestly not the best indian place in London.
Food can be a bit bland sometime and although I never had anything bad, I have never been impressed neither.
Other places like Whoodland in Coven Garden can be a better choice if you are after something very tasty.

Pros: cheap, nice venue, many vegan option
Cons: not so tasty
lachat
lachat
  • vegan
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+66

Great vegan indian choices

5 Posted on 04 / 08 / 2013

Great vegetarian indian restaurant. The staff was very friendly and knew exactly what was suitable for vegans on the menu. We had 4 curries and 2 sides which each had a distinctive taste & ingredients, very tasty & not too spicy (on our request). We didn't asked about the desserts though. Defiinitely recommend it! It was not expensive.

Pros: All vegetarian, Excellent vegan options, Friendly staff

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mannschaftpag
mannschaftpag
  • vegetarian
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+28

You've got to love this place

5 Posted on 09 / 07 / 2012

Will just keep going back forever. Never had a bad experience or meal. The takeout is also fantastic.

Great value and really friendly.

Only problem is its really popular. Try to avoid going into the back room unless you are a large group, since it gets quite noisy.

Pros: All rounder
Cons: Busy & noisy towards the back
Rosa and Joe
Rosa and Joe
  • vegan
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+45

Outstanding Keralan food

5 Posted on 08 / 05 / 2012

We love this place, it's one of the best Indian restaurants we've eaten in and they're quite clear what's vegan and not. Delicious Keralan specialities. Our favourites include Kovakka Oliathu (we've probably spelt this wrong) and bhel puri. The only shame is they used to do a lovely vegan dessert but it's not vegan any more. Also the guava salad was amazing once, but another time we had it the guava was rock solid - worth checking it's in season before ordering. They could improve this place by having seasonal menus and vegan desserts, but despite this, everything we eat there is really delicious and it's a bargain and friendly, so it definitely gets 5 stars!


hrefna
hrefna
  • vegetarian
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+114

My Favourite Restaurant In The World

5 Posted on 02 / 20 / 2012

I've been a devoted fan of Rasa since the 90s - I used to live a short walk away & now I live thousands of miles away, but it is still my favourite restaurant in the world. The food is just spectacular, and it still amazes me that they manage to serve fresh, exciting delectable food for about the same price as your average curry house. The pre-meal snacks & chutneys are a must, and the Thakkali Curry and Beet Cheera Pachafi are life changing. I'm a huge fan of the Kovakka Olathiathu as well, so yummy. If I have any room left after eating all that I like the Kesari for desert.

Rasa has grown and changed over the years, and it is a small chain now, but if you eat here you will be eating in the original Rasa, where it all began. Just make sure you don't go to Rasa Travancore over the road, where they serve meat.

Pros: Amazing Food, Fantastic Prices
Cons: None. Go eat there now.
Amity J
Amity J
  • vegetarian
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+18

Authentic and delicious

5 Posted on 12 / 19 / 2011

A short review of this wonderful restaurant:

I have been living around the corner from Rasa for 8 years and love the food! I've never had a meal that I didn't love. I have always wondered how authentic the Keralan cuisine here is, and writing this review from Kerala having stayed in many different homestays and had lots of homecooked meals I can finally say that Rasa is not only delicious, but the real deal!


margypargy
margypargy
  • vegan
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+54

Gorgeous!!!

5 Posted on 12 / 15 / 2011

I adore this place. I've been coming here for over ten years and throughout that time I have never had a bad experience. the food is consistently good and the people who run it are lovely. The vegan choices are really good and though there isn't a separate menu the waiters know exactly which dishes we can have. This is one of the few curry restaurants where I can have coconut chutney (because unusually they don't put yogurt in theirs). The mysore bonda is my favourite starter. For mains we usually have 2 lentil dishes: cheera parippu and nadan parippu and a truly yummy okra dish with tomatoes. The rava onion dosa is fab and there is a choice of rice - lemon rice goes really well with the deliciously complex Keralan curry flavours. This is definitely in my top ten favourite restaurants of all time. It gets very busy so you have to book or come early. Love it! 11/10

Pros: Fantastic vegan curry, Really nice staff, Vibey Stoke Newington
Stevie
Stevie
  • vegan
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+2291

Rasa, Stoke Newington

4 Posted on 06 / 22 / 2011

I rocked into here last night. It may have been a Tuesday night but it was still busy and the smell when walking in was delicious.

They have a thing on the menu that they call a feast (for £16 per person at time of writing). I ordered this thinking I would get a thali. I liked that I was invited to ask if I had any favourites that I would like included.

The starter was a potato bonda, a kathrika (aubergine) and while I don't the name, it was like a banana fritter.

Next was a bunch of nibbles of crisps, poppadoms and other things like that followed by the main course. There were 3 dishes and immediately it was obvious I had over ordered. This was far to much for one person and I was wondering if they felt I was so thin that I needed feeding up or the like. I had a go at it but with there being bread and rice included, I ended up leaving more than I ate. It seems a but of a waste to say the least as I was given enough food to comfortably feed 3 people.

I liked the fact that when I asked for vegan friendly food the waiter was clearly knowledgeable. Indeed the service was fine and my only regret was that I ordered so much, I wasn't able to appreciate the food properly.

I'd be more than happy to try here again.

Pros: Vegan vego friendly, Nice atmo & service
Cons: Feast for 1 is too big
bikeboyz
bikeboyz
  • vegetarian
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+18

Vegetarian favourite when in London

5 Posted on 01 / 27 / 2011

What can I say other than I love this restaurant! 100% veggie menu is excellent. Great food, great service, great prices. Gets busy so if your wanting an evening meal make sure you book. Lunch times we've always managed to pop in and get a table ok. The decor is simple, but don't be put off you'll love the food.



 

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