5 reviews

147 Arthur Road , London, SW19 8AB

Dalchini food

SquareMeal Review of Dalchini

Fate smiles on this Chinese/Indian crossover restaurant. The convenient location helps – opposite the tube station, making Dalchini an easy meeting place on the way home – but mostly it’s the consistent cooking & the relatively low prices that explain the success. Gently spiced Hakka cuisine (Chinese food as eaten in India) is the stock-in-trade: salt & pepper squid with a little spice added; Manchurian chicken curry flavoured with soy. There seems to be a tendency to overcook vegetables as far as some Londoners are concerned, & those looking for a truly authentic spice kick might be a touch disappointed. Ask for the temperature to be raised a little, however, & the sometimes-lackadaisical staff soon pick up their game & start to grace the bright, spick & span little room with smiles.

Dalchini Location

147 Arthur Road , London SW19 8AB

Opening times

Mon-Sun 12N-10.30pm (Fri-Sat -11pm)

Dalchini's Reviews


Food & Drink: 7.2


Service: 6.8


Atmosphere: 7.0


Value: 6.6


Food + drink: 5

Service: 5

Atmosphere: 5

Value: 5

19 December 2015

If you are around Wimbledon Park you must go and try the delicious food in Dalcini restaurant , so don't wait make an a reservation ! service excellent like always :D


Food + drink: 5

Service: 5

Atmosphere: 4

Value: 4

26 March 2015

I saw their photos on instagram and went in on Mother's day. The place was packed. We basically ordered all the starters that we'd seen photos of. Lamb ribs, Pepper chilli paneer, Chicken lollipops and the Lamb momos. They were all delicious. I ordered a second portion of the lamb momos before our mains came! They had a lot of new staff and while some of them looked like they were still learning, they were all friendly. The decor is a little tired but the food was great.


Food + drink: 5

Service: 4

Atmosphere: 4

Value: 4

16 February 2015

My family and I have been eating at Dalchini for over 10 years and I cannot recommend it highly enough. I noticed it has been reviewed badly on this site and had to do something about it. The crispy lamb schezuan starter is my favorite - strips of fried lamb in a ginger and chilli coating. Their chicken hot and sour soup is fantastic along with the pepper chilli paneer. For mains, my family usually gets the chicken manchurian, kung pao chicken and lamb dry red chilli - always with egg fried or burnt ginger rice. I have grown up with these dishes and get withdrawal symptoms if it's been more than a month of me not eating there!

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