Kasturi

10 The Village , London, SE7 8UD

2 reviews

36 Indian Blackheath

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SquareMeal Review of Kasturi

Showcasing the Pakhtoon cooking style of the North-West Frontier, Kasturi has ploughed its distinctive furrow unobtrusively on the City’s eastern fringe for nigh on a decade, eschewing the rich, buttery ghee of much traditional Anglo-Indian cuisine for a lighter & healthier approach. Share a selection of kebabs from the tandoor before tackling lal maas (a red-hot lamb dish from Rajasthan) or jeera chicken sautéed in ginger & garlic with cumin – both of which are specialities of the house. There’s also a short run through the ever-familiar curry house repertoire (dhansaks, bhunas, biryanis et al), & veggies have the option of a full thali in addition to the usual vegetable side dishes. ‘Express’ deals are just the ticket at lunchtime. As for the decor, Kasturi is smart, pale-toned & modern – if unremarkable.

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9.0

Food & Drink: 9.0

Service: 7.5

Atmosphere: 5.5

Value: 8.5

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 3.0

Value: 4.0

Anna P. 14 November 2010

Kasturi is just amazing, it is simply in another league compared to other Indian restaurants in this area. It has excellent food, and the menu ranges from your classical Indian dishes to more innovative and contemporary creations. Food presentation is beautiful, the decor is warm and modern, staff is attentive, and the location is easy to find, just opposite Aldgate tube. I have been recommending this place to friends and colleagues, as this place is truly a hidden gem! Whether it is for my next business lunch, or a cosy evening with friends, I am already looking forward to my next visit!

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 3.0

Atmosphere: 2.0

Value: 4.0

Herry L. 10 February 2009

An exceptional place. The cooking is delicious – some of the best I have eaten. It also has a decent wine list – try the very good Rijoja. Relatively inexpensive, so great value. Decor a bit dull and the tables a bit cramped, but it's ok if it's not full.

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