Since our opening more in 2008, we have been fortunate to host a large number of interesting and distinguished individuals from around the world, many of these becoming regulars. Notable guests from show-biz include Sam Smith, David Hasselhoff, Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher, Emeli Sandé, Cyndi Lauper, Saif Ali Khan, Asha Bhosle and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. From the business world, late Paul Allen (Co-founder of Microsoft) made sure to visit every time he was in London, as do billionaire NFL owners Shahid Khan and Jeffrey Lurie. Many high ranking officials from around the world also make sure to fit in a dinner at Zayna when being in London, such as the former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, the Prime Ministers of St. Kitts and Nevis and Dominica and Queen Rania of Jordan. In the world of sports we are proud to have hosted many cricket legends such as Wasim Akram, Saurav Ganguly and David Gower as well as world champion boxers Lennox Lewis, Prince Naseem and Amir Khan.

When a Restaurant is named after the owner’s daughter you know there’s going to be a lot of love around. Zayna reflects the personality of Riz Dar who spent his formative years around Kashmir and Punjab and whose first job was in his father’s restaurant in Pakistan. It’s no surprise then to find a menu of North Indian and Pakistani delicacies. It comes divided according to cooking method, from the pan, grill, tawa or oven; but look out for the refined streed food using offal. He is passionate about produce: spices are roasted and ground in house and only halal meat and free-range chicken are used. Dishes come packed with flavour [...].
— The Michelin Guide
... had a delightful Saturday evening at Zayna. The staff were attentive and helpful, the food was fresh, flavourful and authentic - delicious as well. We are not the most informed people when it comes to North India/Pakistani dishes and, so we relied on some of the recommendations, including Gurda Qeema, which was wonderful, despite what sounded an unusual ingredient list (at least to our ears). If you are looking for a pleasant experience, with high quality service and fine food, give this place a try. We thought it earned top marks.
— Mike & Jami Christen on
A great experience. Wonderfully decorated, warm welcomed and incredible food. A real delight, a world of spices exploding in your mouth. Next time in London I will definitely go back!
— Mr van Rumund via Tripadvisor
This is our first visit to your excellent restaurant. The decor is particularly pleasing, the staff friendly and efficient. Your extensive menu is very interesting and we look forward to working our way through the various dishes! I had your signature dish Ishtu, which was oustanding. My wife had Talipia in a delicate sauce, which was equally good. We will be back shortly and wish you every success with the restaurant.
— George Kennedy CBE
Excellent food really loved it and got looked after amazingly well! Thanks!
— Wasim Akram, Former Pakistani Fast Bowler & Captain
Great Food! Beautiful Pakistani restaurant, food was excellent. I will definitely return.
— Asha Bhosle, Bollywood Legend
The other reviews were right. The food was layered with exceptional flavours and every bite was delicious. there are many choices for Indian in London but this hit the spot.
— User on
Excellent food! I highly recommend Zayna, Great food and outstanding service!
— Emeli Sandé, Singer-Songwriter
We have had an excellent dinner in this non-standard Indian cuisine restaurant. Very nice, adequate and unobtrusive service and excellent food in a nice offer of Indian traditionals and surprising Indian dishes. Ambiance is great too. Excellent opportunity if and when you are around.
— User on
I travel around the world, but I can’t find food like Zayna’s food anywhere else.
— Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
We had a fantastic meal. My husband had mixed grill and I a prawn dish made to order. This is our third visit and as always the service is attentive and friendly and with great effort to make our meal a pleasure. The food was delicious and freshly made. Thoroughly recommend a visit.
— LB on
A complete makeover of the interior has rendered Riz Dar’s Pakistani and Punjabi restaurant a seductive haven in this little West End street pleasingly filled with singular shops. Low-slung sofas and intricate woodcarvings distinguish the décor. Free-range meat and traditional recipes such as gurda qeema, where spiced minced lamb is mixed with finely chopped kidneys, make the menu unusually inviting.
— Fay Maschler, Food Critic for
The food was superb - light and extremely tasty - and the ambience was absolutely lovely. A truly enjoyable experience. Thank you so much.
— Anthony Head, Actor (Little Britain)
Excellent combination of food, wine and ambience. A must visit venue for us when we come to London.
— Bob Carr, 39th Premier of New South Wales, Australia
There is no other restaurant in the world that I have visited as many times as Zayna.
— David Hasselhoff, Actor
The food was awesome! Thank you!
— Cyndi Lauper, Singer-Songwriter
Great Food! Very enjoyable meal, all the food was well spiced just to our taste everything was freshly prepared and well served!
— Saurav Ganguly, Former Indian Cricket Captain
Will definitely be back! A first visit and the dinner was beautifully cooked and delicious.
— David Gower, Former England Cricket Captain
If I was in London I would be at Zayna! You got to check out their curries, lamb chops and prawns.
— Amir Khan, Boxer (WBA & IBF World Champion) via Twitter