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The main attraction at this “upmarket Indian” is “high-end food” carefully prepared and presented by chef Manoj Vasaikar, who worked at top hotel restaurants in his home country before making his mark on London. Designed in line with the principles of vastu shastra – the harmony of earth, fire, sky, water and air – Indian Zing is a chic, relaxed and unassuming space, done out with crisp white tablecloths and stylish artefacts. Vasaikar’s cooking is refined and flavoursome, with deft, confident spicing and fragrance in dishes such as Goan-style clams poached in subtle green herbs and coconut broth or succulent chicken pointed up with dried fenugreek and griddled in the tandoor. There are classy renditions of the classics too: rogan josh is a marrow-rich version, thanks to slow-cooked lamb shank on the bone, while a variant on the kofta theme involves gamey seared venison meatballs. A well-judged wine list includes two Indian options from Maharashtra (Vasaikar’s home turf).

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Indian Zing

236 King Street ,London W6 0RF

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Lost it's Zing after Year One

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Oct 2013

It was special in its first year. Overcrowded, chaotic table arrangements (especially the overspill area), friendly but harassed waiters but all of that was forgiven by dishes that had a stand-out quality compared with other Indian restaurants, even those in the same street, which set a high standard. However, two further visits in subsequent years confirm my worst fear, that Zing was a flash in the pan and, once you take away the excellence of the cooking, the place just became an underwhelming...

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  • Food & Drink: 3
  • Service: 3
  • Atmosphere: 1
  • Value: 1

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236 King Street ,London W6 0RF

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by   (1)

Aug 2010

I had a hearty meal, for which I paid almost £100 for myself only ! Following comments : Starter : Onion Bhaji – Very poor. I like my bhajis “fluffed-up”. Crispy on the outside & soft & voluminous inside. This one was compressed & hard. Very small portion Cheese Naan – Not cheesy at all. Not even warm & small portions again. Raita – Excellent. Probably the best I've tasted. Vindaloo side sauce – Not spicy at all. Tepid & uninspiring. Main Meal : NZ bottle of Pinot Noir – Disappointing. Overly...

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John S.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Atmosphere: 5
  • Value: 2

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by   bronze reviewer (5)

Jun 2010

Very impressed after a first visit. Inventive, subtle food in a nice quite upscale room. Great lively atmosphere on the night I went. Good service. Was tempted but a little anxious to try indian wine and was not disappointed at all. The wine was amazing, very unusual, but perfectly paired with the food. The wine list is carefully and well constructed. I can't wait to go again.

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 8
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 8

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by   (1)

May 2010

We were a party of 15 on a Wednesday night: booked well in advance, pre ordered the menu to save time (and make it easier for service). They were told it was a 50th birthday special occasion, there would be elderly diners, and asked for a good place in the restaurant. Arrived 7 pm to fawning waiters – restaurant empty. Inital service was attentive with complimentary poppadums etc. but we were increasingly forgotten as the restaurant filled to bursting. We left almost four hours later. 15 people...

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  • Food & Drink: 7
  • Service: 5
  • Atmosphere: 2
  • Value: 3

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236 King Street ,London W6 0RF

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by   (1)

Aug 2009

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Me and my partner went to the Indian zing restaurant on 16 July 2009 for the dinner. It was our first time on that restaurant. Restaurant and surrounding seems nice but the food quality was absolutely digester. I order the starters that was a sizzling dish (lamb tikka) and my partner order the onion baghi but both of them were not cooked properly. I try to cut the lamb but it was tender and tough. Similarly, the onion baghi was not of a good quality too coz it was not cooked properly. I had try on...

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  • Food & Drink: 1
  • Service: 1
  • Atmosphere: 1
  • Value: 1

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by   (3)

Aug 2009

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

My partner and I had our first visit here yesterday evening. The staff were very welcoming and once seated we were given a tasty complimentary drink of cucumber and mint, which was a nice touch. Service was a little hurried, but very polite all the same. As a starter we shared Prawn and Aubergine Kharkhatla which was very flavoursome, but only had two prawns in it, albeit extremely large and tender ones. Our main meal, we enjoyed the Chicken Jaffrezi and Saffron Chicken Korma, with Aromatic Basmati...

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 7
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 7

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by   platinum reviewer (122)

Jul 2009

My partner and I had been fancying a spicy number for a while, and with little to choose from locally, we plumped for a spot as far West as we could and according to SqM that = Zing. Mid-week, a mixed clientele had just about filled the place by 7.45p.m. and those that left before us were soon replaced. Shared mixed platter did more than just whet the appetite and soon began to satiate the tum. Worried that I’d eaten too much before five dishes were about to arrive, the waitress reassuringly suggested...

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  • Food & Drink: 7
  • Service: 7
  • Atmosphere: 9
  • Value: 7

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by   (1)

Jun 2009

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

We had heard about Indian zing via word of mouth and media and It has definitely proven to be one of the best Indian restaurant that i finds in London,.The ambience, food and wine are very well thought out and it is clear that they have been created with a passion. We recently had dinner there and it was fantastically well organised definitely a wonderfully memorable occasion. Overall the quality of the service and food that we have experienced on our encounters there is second to none in London....

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Atmosphere: 9
  • Value: 9

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by   (2)

Oct 2008

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Visited here recently for dinner for the second time and was not disappointed. Nice atmosphere, good service and table linen and very, very good food – a curried mussel starter was sheer heaven and the house Jalfrezi was spot on. Rice fluffy and not over-flavoured, nan bread hot and crispy and Kingfisher (or was it Cobra?) lager; what more could you want? I will be back.

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 8
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 9

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    Quiet eating :: Quieteating Indian Zing

    Vainly struggling to find a decent eatery in Hammersmith, my Zomato app steered me to the local Indian. I hoped that I would get a bit of zap to go along with the zing on my tastebuds.

    First up were some poppadoms. These were unfortunately a bit stale… Who serves stale poppadoms? And a little cup of soup as well. I didn’t know what this was but at least it wasn’t stale.Mango lassi. It was very average. Nalli lamb rogan josh. Served with atmospheric lamb bone. It was… starched like the table cloth.
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  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Area: Hammersmith
  • Price: £39
  • Wine: £39
  • Champagne: £39
  • Lunch: £12/15 (2/3 courses)

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