22 Kingly Street
London Soho, UK W1B 5QP
Soho 020 7420 9322
Why did we dine here? – Indian food is a MUST when visiting London. Dishoom is a popular local chain of Indian restaurants that combines reasonable prices and decent food. (8 locations and counting) Rated 4.5 on Yelp. We had to wait 45 minutes for a Table at 5pm Monday!
This location has a ton of restaurants nearby, none as busy as this.
Insider Tip – Come early or else you will wait a long time.
Cuisine – Indian
Location – London Soho
Opened – July 2015
Service – Dishoom had good service with a server that helped us navigate the menu. Fast food delivery. They did ask we finish our meal within 1 hour.
Verdict – Dishoom has reasonable prices (Not cheap by US standards) and good Indian food. Several locations in London. 12.5% service charge added.
They have a great allergen binder that can help people with dietary limitations order correctly.
Is this restaurant worth a 5 minute drive? Yes. 30 minute? Yes. 1 Hour? Maybe
Dishoom Signature Dishes – Samosas, Grill, Biryani
Dishoom’s Menu has a wide variety of dishes including ones for Vegetarians.
Dishoom Food Picks:
Coloba Colada (£8.50) was a bit on the weak side. A nice tropical drink. 7/10
LAMB SAMOSAS (5.20) Gujarati filo (not Punjabi shortcrust) stuffed with minced lamb, onions and spices had 3 nice freshly fried ones. Hot, done well. Egg binder. 8/10
CHICKEN RUBY (10.90) Tender chicken in a rich silky ‘makhani’ sauce. A good and proper curry redolent with spice and flavour. This is their butter chicken. Not too spicy and well cooked. Not a ton of chicken. 8/10
HOUSE BLACK DAAL (6.50) A Dishoom signature dish — dark, rich, deeply flavoured. It is cooked over 24 hours for extra harmony. (V) Is very richly flavored, great for vegetarians. Use a lot of Naan or rice. 7.5/10
PLAIN NAAN (2.90) Freshly baked in the tandoor. (V) A decent rendition. 2 good sized pieces. Eggless Vegan version available. 7.5/10
A BOWL OF GREENS (3.90) Grilled broccoli, snow peas and kale tumbled with chilli and lime. (V) were nice and sample. Nice broccoli. The kale was a big greasy. 7/10
OK: (Order if you like this dish)
Pans: (We would not reorder these dishes)
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