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The Kokum, Amersham, Buckinghamshire

The Kokum

4.5
4.5
61 Reviews
£26 to £40
Indian
The KOKUM is not only about food but also about awakening the human senses through a culinary delight like no other.

We offer our guests a modern gourmet experience and the taste of authentic Indian cuisine alongside the finest hospitality. We strive to maintain high hygiene standards and serve in a warm and friendly environment.

We provide exceptionally delicious food, which is sourced sustainably from using freshly grounded organic spices to buying ingredients from local suppliers. We promise to deliver a unique dining experience with our authentic Indian recipes.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Indian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Dessert
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Sat, Sun 12:30 pm–2:30 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–10:30 pm Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    01494 700500
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Catering
    A la carte or set menu
  • Private party facilities
    The restaurant is available for private gatherings, birthday parties and wedding events.
  • Neighbourhood
    Amersham
  • Cross Street
    Little Chalfont
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Chalfont and Latimer Tube Station (Metropolitan Line/Chiltern railway line)<br />
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 61 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Buckinghamshire

    Best Overall

  • Buckinghamshire

    Best Food

  • Buckinghamshire

    Best Service

  • Buckinghamshire

    Child-Friendly

  • Buckinghamshire

    Innovative

  • Buckinghamshire

    Healthy

  • Buckinghamshire

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Buckinghamshire

    Vegetarian-friendly

61 Reviews
  1. GrahamR

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    First visit. Friendly atmosphere. Good service and food 9/10.

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  2. RajB

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Excellent service and made spending Diwali at the restaurant really great.

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  3. IanD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We were a group of 5 friends who all enjoyed our food at Kokum, and would definitely recommend it to others.

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  4. DanielC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Lovely little place. They have made the most of the space available. The food was wonderful and service was great. I would recommend to anyone.

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  5. LindaC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Once again a fabulous evening. Food & staff are outstanding.

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  6. CathS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow. Exceptional menu, not at all your usual. Fresh ingredients, creative ideas, fabulous flavours. Highly recommend.

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  7. TanyaB

    Hertfordshire

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    overall4food5service2ambience2
    First visit and we thought the food was delicious. The restaurant’s decor is nice. The restaurant was fairly quiet and not very busy so we were surprised that it took quite so long to order and for the food to arrive. The service was friendly. We were impressed with the food. Some of the dishes we tried and loved were the chicken lollipops, Kokum fish fry, the spinach potato and black chana veggie starter and the black dal. Good value for the quality and taste.

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  8. CliveB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent, well cooked and presented meal with friendly and helpful support with choosing the right dishes!

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  9. Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Warm and welcoming , we had a lovely meal Friday evening , the food as always was delicious, Kokum always make ordering for us as a tricky family easy Gluten free options , mild options and something for our 2 yr old Eat in or take away you can’t go wrong 😋

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  10. MarkL

    Buckinghamshire

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We booked The Kokom, as we were looking for a nice Indian restaurant to celebrate our anniversary. We saw all the good reviews, so were confident we would get a really nice meal. Unfortunately, it seems we caught them on an ‘off night’ as our food was decent at best; One of our starters was stone cold (the reason given was that it was meant to represent Indian street food) and both the prawns in our starter and chicken in our mains were overcooked, making them quite tough. Also no onion Bhajis on the menu, despite it being one of the nation’s favourite Indian dishes. Flavours were good though, even though both main dishes were a lot spicier than equivalent dishes in other Indian restaurants we have been to….a little too hot for us! We appreciate the efforts from the staff, but we probably won’t be returning for an Indian meal.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food

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  12. Paul

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It’s so good to visit a Indian / Curry restaurant that does not have one pot of gravy and just chuck what ever ingredients and a spoonful of chilli power. Here you get Wonderfully fresh sauces. Full of flavour and complex spices. The chef came out and asked what we though! He had real pride in what he was creating. This is now our go to restaurant.

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  13. MargaretB

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another lovely evening at the Kokum. Our guests rated the food the best Indian they have had! And a lovely atmosphere for a Tuesday evening - and we enjoyed talking with the Chef who explained their healthy food ethos and cooking style. Fabulous.

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  14. mafunyane

    London

    40 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Really enjoyed the food but was let down by the service.

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  15. TonyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food as always, we took friends for their first visit and they loved it

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  16. Local

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic menu and atmosphere. Food very good and varied, a great difference to other local Indian restaurants. Large party table next to us made it quite noisy, but staff and ambience very good.

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  17. ChrisD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal with friendly service. This is now going to be our go to Indian restaurant.

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  18. KAZ23

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service.

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  19. Mapster

    London

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    If you live near this Indian restaurant then you are lucky people. The food is utterly delicious, taking some cues from Dishoom with the street food but improving on it. Staff are friendly and efficient. Ambience is intimate and welcoming. Go!

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  20. Jacko

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delightful mean with friends. The food, service and surroundings were all good.

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  21. RELM

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Kokum has amazing high quality food with dishes I’d never tried before. Everything tasted so fresh and all the dishes we tried were delicious. I’ve also discovered a new favourite drink as the rose & lychee mocktail was amazing, I ended up ordering 3! The restaurant itself felt very relaxing and everyone was friendly and attentive. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening and it’s genuinely one of the best dining experiences I’ve had. Highly recommend to visit and eat in, or order to takeaway. We’ll definitely be going again!

    The KokumResponded on July 16, 2023

    Thank you for your kind feedback. It was pleasure to serve you and hope to see you soon.

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  22. MarkW

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2023

    overall3food4service5ambience2
    First visit to Kokum. First impress small setting for restaurant. Wood effect tables, no table cloths. Menu has restricted options with unfamiliar names, however curries were very nice. Unfortunately, the restaurant does not do side dishes so you have to order full portion of veg dishes to share at £10. Ambience is generally low budget, with clientele to match. Whilst we were there two groups had domestics with people storming out. Whilst the restaurant cannot help this, it did create an uneasy atmosphere. The final bill was expensive for what we had. Normally we would expect to pay £40 for what we ate with soft drinks, here it was £60. Overall, would we return, probably not.

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  23. SueB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Staff wee very attentive and a guest's allergy was noted and taken seriously. They were happy to advise on menu choice, and the food was delicious.

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  24. MargaretB

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely evening at Kokum. Fabulous Indian food - every dish was great. Served by lovely friendly staff. This was our second visit, and we will be back again soon! We highly recommend.

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  25. AjayA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I recently had the pleasure of dining at The Kokum, a delightful Indian restaurant that left me thoroughly impressed. From the moment I stepped inside, I was greeted by a warm and inviting ambiance that immediately made me feel at ease. The Kokum boasts an intimate and cozy atmosphere, perfect for a relaxed dining experience. Now, let's talk about the food. The Kokum truly excels in delivering exceptional Indian cuisine. One dish that particularly stood out to me was their Dal Lasooni. I must say, it was a flavor sensation like no other. The creamy texture, combined with the aromatic blend of spices, created a truly memorable culinary experience. The Kokum has undoubtedly mastered the art of creating delectable dals. Beyond the delectable dishes, the staff and the owner of The Kokum played a significant role in enhancing my dining experience. Their genuine friendliness and attentive service made me feel valued as a customer. The staff was well-informed about the menu, and their recommendations were spot-on. They were always ready to assist and cater to any specific dietary preferences or requirements, ensuring a personalized dining experience for every guest. In addition to the food and service, The Kokum's attention to detail is evident throughout the restaurant. The interior design showcases a tasteful fusion of traditional and contemporary elements, creating a visually appealing space. The thoughtful decor and comfortable seating further contribute to the overall coziness of the establishment. If you're seeking a memorable Indian dining experience, I highly recommend visiting The Kokum. Whether you're a fan of dal or eager to explore a variety of authentic Indian flavors, this restaurant will undoubtedly leave a lasting impression on your taste buds. With its charming ambiance, exceptional food, and friendly staff, The Kokum has truly earned its place among the top Indian restaurants in North London

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  26. WilsonC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    A real find, that we will definitely revisit. A well thought out menu with plenty of variety, without being dauntingly long. Excellent food and very friendly owners and staff.

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  27. BhavnaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing authentic Indian food with lovely staffs! Will definitely go again.

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  28. GregoryP

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food - one of the best curry houses we have been to in the Amersham / Chalfont area.

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  29. JitP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was excellent but on Sat evening at 8pm there were a few things that were not available on the menu - good reason to go back!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Just disappointing food. Tasted quite bland with little to no spice. My wife is dairy free and the waiter was adamant the paneer was dairy free. Staff really need to be trained in know what allergies there are and what food should not be eaten. Not authentic food and definitely not for the price.

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  31. KateC

    London

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never been before. Excellent food and decor was good. Service very good. Wine was good but not all cocktails available

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  32. Doc1

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Excellent food with generous portions. One of the best Indian meals we have had. Not so keen on the music.

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  33. CBear

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely food and great service. A great location to get together with friends.

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  34. LindaT

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely little restaurant - the service was excellent but not intrusive and the food was amazing. The chilli paneer was probably the best I had ever had and the dahl dishes were authentic and delicious. If I am ever in the area again - would definitely return 😊

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  35. SunitaA

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely food and friendly service. Nice little place for authentic tasting food.

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  36. LesleyB

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    We had potatoes and pasties for our starter. Potatoes were delicious but pasties were basically just pastry with little filling or flavour. I wouldn’t order them again. Dips with popadoms weren’t great., red dip was good. Green was bland and we couldn’t work out what the hard inedible thing was in the last dish. Goan fish curry was excellent, black lentils weren’t spiced adequately. Very bland. Staff were overly attentive. Asking how meal is only needs to happen once, not 4 times. It became intrusive. I would return as it’s a great place to have a restaurant and it could be great but food is quite hit and Miss at the moment. The restaurant itself is lovely and well decorated. Woman training the staff needs to let them do more. They look like bright Chally girls who could be given more responsibility other than clearing tables, rather than her doing everything. Price was ok as offer was on but as food was erratic, I would have been upset if charged the full price. We will try it again and hope it finds its level.

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  37. SimonE

    London

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2023

    overall2food5service1ambience4
    This was our second visit as I thought it only fair to give a second chance before reviewing. GOOD: - Attractive, small restaurant with tasteful outside lights and decor - Very interesting menu, mainly south Indian - definitely not just another Bangladeshi standard - The food is delicious, and all dishes we have tried have been prepared and presented beautifully. NOT SO GOOD: - Service is very slow indeed, with staff never looking around at tables to see what may be required. Everything needs a wave of the hand to get attention. - No drinks offered until we had to call over and ask after 10 minutes. No water even after asking twice. - Chaotic staffing with nobody really sure what they're supposed to be doing, and being directed by the manageress/owner, sometimes with an irritation that was made far too obvious to guests. When dishes eventually arrived, after a very long wait, everything seemed to be rushed and flustered - At the end, having asked for the bill, we had to ask twice and then waited an eternity to pay - Unfortunately the one thing that will stop us returning again is the attitude and manner of the lady owner/manageress who has a very brusque, unsmiling manner and always seems too busy - almost schoolmistress. Certainly she does nothing to try and put her guests into a happy and relaxed mood. We returned a second time just in case we had caught her on a bad day, but on both of our visits we have found her quite intimidating , to the extent that we were reluctant to ask questions. This is a real shame because with such an unusual and interesting menu there were many dishes we had never come across before. Overall this is a restaurant we would heartily recommend for delicious and unusual food if that's all you want, however the service and management definitely prevent this being an enjoyable and relaxing evening.

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  38. ChristianeT

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food very good and tasty but service a bit disappointing… mushroom rice was brought 10 minutes after main dishes and waitress only told us about 50% discount of main dishes in February when starters are ordered until we finished the meal ! We didn’t get the discount despite having had 2 starters and 3 main meals , felt like a deception

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  39. Vivek

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I must say that it was pleasant experience..Outstanding service, delicious and authentic Indian food..I must say that despite communication issue from open table to the restaurant, the chef accommodated us and provided very good service.. I highly recommend to anyone want to eat authentic Indian meal..

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  40. Bean78

    London

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    First visit to Komum. Food was really lovely and wait service attentive without being overly so. The only disappointment was that we’d booked on the basis of the 50% off mains in January offer on their website. However it wasn’t until we queried the bill that we were informed that there are a number of terms and conditions that apply to this offer that they only tell you if you book over the phone - they aren’t on the website and the need to phone them isn’t stated either. It was a shame that the staff also didn’t tell us about the offer or its limitations when we arrived / ordered our food. Obviously it’s a marketing tool to get people in and there’s lots of caveats as to why they won’t then give the discount in practice. The staff did tell us that they would ask management to put more information on the website going forwards, so I hope that happens.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Kokum using the Order Online button. The Kokum also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01494 700500.

The Kokum is rated 4.5 stars by 61 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Kokum

68 Elizabeth Ave, Amersham, Buckinghamshire HP6 6QJ

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Little Chalfont
  • Neighbourhood
    Amersham
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Sat, Sun 12:30 pm–2:30 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–10:30 pm Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Indian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Dessert
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Chalfont and Latimer Tube Station (Metropolitan Line/Chiltern railway line)
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    01494 700500
  • Catering
    A la carte or set menu
  • Private party facilities
    The restaurant is available for private gatherings, birthday parties and wedding events.
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