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Asma Khan’s Top 5 South Asian Restaurants in London

Chef Asma Khan of Darjeeling Express shares her top 5 South Asian restaurants.

cafe grill

Café Grill. Asma says, ‘Do not be put off by the way the food is presented – the restaurant serves uncomplicated Bangladeshi home-style food, and very well-cooked hilsa (not for the novice fish eater – the bones are notoriously thin and easily swallowed!).’

Café Grill, 35 Brick Lane, E1 6PU


ashers africana

Asher’s Africana. Asma says, ‘They serve Gujarati food – I love the thali with puri (fried bread) and two vegetables.’

Asher’s Africana, 224 Ealing Road, Wembley HA0 4QL


spice village tooting

Spice Village Tooting. Asma says, ‘This is a Pakistani restaurant recommended by another Khan – our Mayor! Their fish masala fry is lovely!’

Spice Village Tooting, 32 Upper Tooting Road, SW17 7PD


shree krishna vada pav

Shree Krishna Vada Pav. Asma says, ‘They do a mean vada pav – a street food from Maharashtra (Mumbai is the capital city of that state), a spicy potato patty in a bread roll.’

Shree Krishna Vada Pav, 121 Hounslow High Street, TW3 1QL


Taste of India. Asma says, ‘This restaurant in East Ham does wonderful South Indian food.’

Taste of India, 340 High Street North, E12 6PH