It’s important to understand that a London ‘Asian’ restaurant normally denotes a restaurant featuring the cuisine of South Asia – the foods and flavours of India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh. With that in mind, there are an incredible number of London Asian restaurants to choose from, with London home to huge numbers of Indian and Pakistani people and their descendants. So keep calm and curry on! It’s really hard to decide upon a hotspot – pun fully intended – when you’re looking for for top Asian restaurants in London. London Asian restaurants are a dime a dozen, but why not head out east to London’s Bethnal Green, where we know there are some very hot spots when it comes to Indian and Pakistani cuisine. Otherwise, it’s best to simply explore London – while Birmingham might hold the curry crown, there’s so many London Asian restaurants to try.
An Asian restaurant in London might specialise in Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, or Sri Lankan cuisine, or a fusion of them all. Curry is king in these cuisines, but you shouldn’t forget that the long legacy of British Imperial rule over these countries has resulted in some curious British-Asian hybrids that we regularly take for granted. Chicken tikka masala is and Anglo-Indian dish, for example. Did you also know that ‘chutney’ and ‘verandah’ are both adopted from India? Indeed. As we’ve mentioned, Asian cuisine in Britain is a collective term for the cuisines of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. London Asian restaurants offer one or many of those regional cuisines, so it is perhaps best to settle on one of these national cuisines and use Quandoo’s cuisine selector to search for an Asian restaurant in London that serves up your favourite Asian cuisine.