There are Indian restaurants across London, and whether you like tandoori dishes, classic curries or fried favourites like pakoras and bhajis, you’re never very far away from somewhere to get your fill. There is often a disconnect, however, between the Indian food in London and the Indian food in India, and one of the key ways that the two differ is in the prevalence of Indo-Chinese cooking. Indo-Chinese restaurants in London are hard to come by, but down in Earlsfield, there is Dalchini on Arthur Road, where they have been serving up Hakka-style food just like you would get in on the street of Kolkata since 2000. For those unfamiliar with Indo-Chinese cuisine, some of the specialities are spicy chicken lollipops, fried with spices, Hong Kong paneer and Manchurian Chicken with soy sauce, minced garlic, onions and green chillies. Pay Dalchini a visit – they’re close to Wimbledon Park tube on Arthur Road – and prepare to discover a new type of Indian and Chinese restaurant in London.
Excellent food, great value for money and friendly and efficient staff. This is a very good restaurant for a Indian/Chinese blend of food. It can be very spicy. Beware!
I love this place. I used to go frequently when I lived locally about 10 years ago and went back this week. Still as good as I remember. Thoroughly recommend jade chicken soup
one of my Best Restaurants a visit, was so good the food
For those times when you fancy eating Asian, but want to try something that is a bit out of the ordinary, pay Dalchini a visit and prepare to discover a new type of Indian and Chinese restaurant in London – you’ll find them close to Wimbledon Park tube on Arthur Road in Earlsfield. Indo-Chinese cuisine originated in the late 18th century in Kolkata when a group of Hakka Chinese people settled in an area which has now become Kolkata’s Chinatown. Indo-Chinese cuisine is the type of Chinese cuisine you would normally find in China, and has grown in popularity across the world.
For those unfamiliar with Indo-Chinese cuisine, some of the specialities are spicy chicken lollipops, fried with spices, Hong Kong paneer and Manchurian Chicken with soy sauce, minced garlic, onions and green chillies. With its elegant decor and white table cloths, London’s Dalchini is the perfect setting, whether it's for a romantic dinner date or a special family meal. To guarantee a table at this Earlsfield favourite, making a reservation in advance is recommended.