Welcome to Award Winning Indian Restaurant, Alishan

restaurant in TonbridgeWe are delighted to welcome you to multiple award winning Indian restaurant, Alishan. One of the finest, if not the best, Indian restaurants in Tonbridge and Kent. Our doors first opened in 1998 and we are proud to have a reputation of sublime food and wonderful service. Alishan’s ethos of producing Indian Cuisine of the finest quality has been recognised with 2 high profile awards for the South-East of England:

BCA Caterer of the Year – South Eastern England Winner

Spice Times Restaurant Awards, Best Local Restaurant – South Eastern England Winner

Fine Indian Cuisine

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At Alishan we have tried to put the past behind us and move into the present. The Indian cuisine served here is an amalgamation of old and new. The menu is a stunning repertoire of “favourite” indian dishes of the last 30 years, and a 200 year old style of cooking deemed so spectacular that, until now, only a few places in the world were able to successfully serve it. This is the legendary Dum Pukt Indian Cuisine, created by the Moghuls, (Turk Mongols by origin and Muslim by religion). The so-called mythical “Food of Kings”. The Moghuls were lovers of nature and the good life and had a keen sense of beauty, and a passion for elegance. This was reflected in the presentation of food, delicate flavouring, mouth-watering dishes, and superb silky sauces.

Alishan also reflects this same philosophy. This is all based around the values of traditional Indian hospitality and service, delivered with style, panache and distinction.

Food that is served at its best quality. As one would say “Bon Appetit” Shubo Bhojin

Customer Feedback

indian restaurant kent“The best Indian Restaurant in Tonbridge for quite some time, and they do not rest on their laurels. We visit at least once a month and have never had any reason to not come back – the menu is so varied that there is always something different to try” Eleanor, Hildenborough

“My family and I have been coming to Alishan for the last 6 years now and simply put, it is one of the best Indian Restaurants in Kent. The food and service is second to none and Taid and the team are always willing to go the extra mile to accommodate any of our requests!! If you haven’t been I highly recommend a visit, you will not be disappointed” Steve, Tonbridge

“I love Indian food, and highly recommend Alishan – not only is the food amazing, but the service is superb and you are always guaranteed a fantastic atmosphere!” Mike, Tonbridge

Menu – Appetisers

All dishes are prepared with the finest fresh produce, fresh meats and freshly ground spices. Click here to see our menu


Menu – Main Courses

Our dedicated chefs take enormous pride in creating masterpieces to perfection in our kitchen each day. Click here to see our menu

Main Courses


Our dedicated staff at Alishan ensure that each and every one of our customers has the finest Indian dining experience that Tonbridge, and the whole of Kent, has to offer. Click here to see some photos taken in our restaurant