About Kanishka's Gastro Pub
Noted for Top 100 Best Bites of East Bay #29 (Aug 2016) for Chef's Shikampuri Lamb Sliders by Diablo. Recognized as "Best Gastropub", "Diner's Choice Award 2015-2014", "Fit for Foodies", by OpenTable Diners, "Best Tapas 2015,2014" by Culinary 86 deg Excellence.
Kanishka's brings you the experience of globally inspired "sharable small plates" and Gastro-Curry cuisine with Indian influences by Exec Chef Paramita Roy in a socializing trendy ambiance. The cuisine is offered over a list of seasonally changing craft beers, wines.
Our innovative cuisine has been developed by Exec Chef/Owner Paramita Roy based on her global epicurean travels, comfort cooking, and has East Indian influences as well. Her cuisine also expands to include vegan and 'no-oil' choices. Kanishka's is a neighborhood perfect spot for foodies, travelers, socializing with friends and date night.
Available for events, caterings and weddings on-site and off-site.
Gastro Pub, Tapas / Small Plates, Contemporary Indian
Hours of Operation:
Weekdays Dinner: Tues-Thurs 5 pm - 10 pm
Weekend Lunch: Fri-Sat: 11:30am - 4:00pm
Weekend Dinner: Fri-Sun 5:00pm-10:00pm
Tues-Sun: 5 pm - 6:30 pm
Main St and Locust St.
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Modern Rock, EDM, New Age Music
Sports Entertainment, Travel Channel on TV
Catering: Pick up/Delivery. Please call 650.995.4113 for catering details. Menu selections (not limited to restaurant menu) created with and/or without beer & wine package based on requirements.
Parking Garage: within 1-2 blocks
BART stop - Walnut Creek
Local Bus services within Contra Costa County
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Kanishka's Gastro Pub Ratings and Reviews
The Owner Permita has brought together s ...
The Owner Permita has brought together some incredible ingredients to create an Indian fusion menu that changes all the time! I highly recommend checking this place out. The food was awesome, the service was great and it's a nice location too.
I am not typically into Indian cuisine. ...
I am not typically into Indian cuisine. This Neo-Indian cuisine restaurant is an exception. Love the creative entrees and appetizers. The spices are not overpowering and you are able to taste the ingredients in the food.
We loved this place! It's an interesting ...
We loved this place! It's an interesting mix of food, and our server helped us order since we had never been before. She was informative and attentive. The food was delicious. Kanishka's far surpassed our expectations! Will definitely go back.
The food was good but very small portion ...
The food was good but very small portions for the price. Everything was pretty expensive - probably 2-3 bucks over what it shld have been. I ordered a Cauliflower and Beet salad that literally had 1 1/2 pieces of cauliflower and 2 slivers of beet on a pile of Arugula for 9 dollars! Really - I mean throw a few more veggies in there. They are cheap! All the dishes felt stingy on the sizing. Food was ok. Tacos were great but I won't go back. Restaurants churn a lot in Walnut Creek. I don't predict this one will be around very long.
Wednesday was 1/2 price bottles of wine ...
Wednesday was 1/2 price bottles of wine night- a pleasant surprise. Yummy food with good guidance from the waiter since we didn't know what to order. I was with 4 co- workers and it was a great experience. Try the tutti fruity ice cream for dessert!
I had been told that this place was a bi ...
I had been told that this place was a bit expensive and 6 of us paid $36 apiece and that's all veggie dishes and no alcohol! I think we ordered too much though as some of their "small plates" are pretty good size. They serve only beer and wine so we had to go next door to Havana for cocktails first! The flavors of all the dishes were wonderful - especially the cauliflower tacos and sliders.
Excited to try, won't be back
We are regular diners in the East Bay and had a chance to try Kanishka's Gastro Pub this past week. My family and I love ethnic food and have been spoiled with great foods and flavors.
The restaurant was very nicely decorated and the staff was excellent. I must say the food was very disappointing and quite expensive. We will not be back.
Paneer lollipops, lamb sliders, onion ri ...
Paneer lollipops, lamb sliders, onion rings, something off the specials (cauliflower tacos, maybe?) - everything was incredible. Flavorful, perfect amount of spice, unique. The side sauces were insanely tasty and inventive. And my picky, vegetarian partner was also very impressed. Pretty good beer selection, too. I can't wait to try EVERYTHING on the menu!
Neo Indian fusion restaurant is fabulous!
All the dishes here are small plates meant to be shared. They're creative, savory, and presented beautifully. And the taste is wonderful. We had lamb chops, flash fried brussels sprouts, lamb sliders, chicken masala, and reinvented naan. It was all very unexpected, and a real treat. The wine flight was delicious, as was the beer flight. I love this place!
Never disappointed at Kanishka's!
Best food in Walnut Creek and a wonderful staff. Paramita has done such a good job here without major restaurant group backing. A welcome change from the corporate environment of most other restaurants in the WC.
I stayed at the Hilton Oakland and disco ...
I stayed at the Hilton Oakland and discovered this place on Open Table, it was a 7 minute Uber ride away. This is a small place so book ahead! Trendy, fun atmosphere with attentive wait staff. They have a good selection of craft beers and their wines are good, but buy a bottle as the by-the-glass prices are very high. I am from England and, like most Brits, I love Indian food. The food here is so interesting, so much fun and so GOOD. I would describe it as Tapas Indian Style! Take a look at their menu on Open Table, book a table and give it a try. I will definitely be back!
Indian small plates with some twists and turns. The food and wine were good, restaurant --too much noise, wood chairs not very comfortable, prices fairly high, but still it was an enjoyable experience and I would go back. Our waitress was very helpful, made suggestions and one substitution. If you go, like all the reviews say, don't miss the lamb sliders.
Food worth the service stumble
The food was amazing, loved the flavor and detail. Service was slow to start and had to make some noise to get clean plates between servings, it's obvious they are still working on service . Definately stay for the food, we had the lamb sliders, shrimp martini and flatbread, we will return. Don't plan if you have a show or something to rush off too as this is not a quick in and out place.
Great new menu!
I visited this place in the past and thought it was so so. I am so pleased with the menu change! Everything is small plates and sharable, lots of vegetarian options (very important) shrimp options and meat options for a group to share. Some good beers on tap and I like that they have a small rotation of beer. The staff was super helpful in ordering beer and food. Gave some great recommendations. We will be back for sure.
Fantastic fusion or Indian and pub food
Poutine with chicken tikka is genius and amazing. The lamb sliders had a nice spice to them and we good and juicy. Great food I don't think that anything that we had wasn't good. To top it off we have a fantastic service experience. I cannot recommend this place any more.
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