About Ganapati Restaurant

The kitchen is the soul of a restaurant as it is of a home, providing warmth, nourishment and evocative smells. An air of expectancy surrounds the kitchen as the work of the day begins. It is a place of hard work, companionship and great rewards, and most importantly, it brings people together to feast on the results.

Ganapati is the south Indian name for the elephant-headed god Ganesh. He is the well-loved remover of obstacles, with a particular fondness for sweets.

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Prices and Opening Times

£25 and under

Venue Details & Map

38 Holly Grove
SE15 5DF
Public transport:
Peckham Rye, National Railway
Book a taxi on +44 (0)844 556 0706 or with London's biggest car service app

Yelp Reviews

4 out of 5 based on 28 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Ganapati Restaurant

4.0 out of 5 11 July 2014
by DrSimona C.

An explosion of taste. One of the best indian place I've ever tried.more

4.0 out of 5 1 July 2014
by Chris F.

There are some really good vegetarian curries here. I had a black bean and potatoe varient while my wife went for the green chilli and okra. Both very tasty as was the masala dosa that we started with, the mysterious orange sauce that came with it being particularly good!

It's a very cute and pleasant place...not like any venue that I have been to for a curry before.more

3.0 out of 5 31 December 2013
by Gemma B.

I ate here a couple of months ago with very high expectations - as it's so hard to get a table!

There is a lovely atmosphere and the menu is short and very interesting, but have to say I was a little disappointed as it didn't quite meet my expectations on flavour. Maybe it was what I ordered.

Definitely try it but if you can make it over to ma goa in Putney which, despite the name, seems...more

5.0 out of 5 18 July 2013
by Katie B.

When people come to visit me and they want Indian food, I take them here. I've been back with my parents, various friends, my brother... the food and service are consistently good and Ganapati continues to be a real hidden gem in London's Southern-style Indian cuisine scene. Plus the intimate and stylish ambiance (and the fact it is a bit of an adventure to get there) make this an excellent...more

4.0 out of 5 20 June 2013
by Heather P.

Really delicious. I had the lamb dalcha with coconut rice (£12.75), while my friends had roti and raita, papadums with chutneys, and a thali. It was all quite tasty and smelled amazing. From what I know of traditional South Indian cooking, it also was pretty authentic. From many Indian dining experiences in San Francisco and Los Angeles, where Indian is quite standard, I'd say this compares...more

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