“With tandoor stations and curry houses on every high street in London, trying to stand out can be exhausting for a new Indian restaurant. Then there’s the vetting by food connoisseurs who expect more than tikka masala and rogan josh. To cope with this, Noiya, a recent addition to Lavender Hill, lines up the mainstays but redeems itself with imaginative specials...”
London Evening Standard
“The main thing that Noiya tries to do is offer more imaginative variants, more skilfully done than usual, of the standard Indian restaurant fare. Hence the matchli, the mezai chicken, and the toak, and things like pomfret grilled with spices, and king prawn with garlic, mint, lime, yoghurt, mustard seeds and herbs. Hedging its bets a little, it also offers the usual parade of madras, korma, jalfrezi and dansak...”
“The main thing that Noiya tries to do is offer more imaginative variants of the standard Indian restaurant fare...It does a good job, with a crispness and cleanness of scents and flavours and an avoidance of excessive gunk. Basics like okra are served with simplicity, chopped small and retaining its crunch and freshness. Only sometimes does the food succumb to an overdose of elaboration. You are served slowly, but with good nature, and you can sit on an outdoor terrace...”
“Setting out its stall in an already crowded market, Noiya aims to impress with its food rather than its regulation contemporary Indian surrounds – think dark wood tables, light walls & moody lighting. The menu has enough curry house staples to keep the vindaloo brigade happy, but it’s worth making a beeline for the extensive range of more imaginative specialities turned out by a clearly knowledgeable kitchen...”
South London Press
“Noiya is certainly not your usual, run-of-the-mill Indian restaraunt. In fact it claims to offer a new type of Indian dining experience and that is exactly what it does. Much to my relieff, Noiya opposes everything a 'traditional' Indian restaurant offers. Sleek, modern interiors are the order of the day, not a patterned carpet in site...”
“Compared to some of the less salubrious venues that litter Lavender Hill, Noiya boasts an appealing and enticing facade that attracts the inquisitive gaze of many a passerby. The decked outside patio gives way to a glass frontage offering a glimpse of the stylish decor inside, where purples, cream and chocolate browns are balanced nicely to create a sleek and modern design...”
“When the word ‘contemporary’ is pinned to Indian cuisine, you can only assume the menu to be outlandish – perhaps, chillies dipped in chocolate for dessert? Red wine Korma? But no, although Noiya’s interior adopts the banality of minimalism, their food on the other hand is of rooted tradition and exceptional in quality...”
“Noiya is fast becoming a favourite with trendy Battersea locals and curry connoisseurs. The modern Indian menu was inspired by the concept of serving classic Indian food refined for a modern London and our favourites include the King prawn battari (char grilled king prawns marinated in yogurt honey and mint) and the Jawabi chops (spicy lamb chops served with potatoes in a tomato base)."
“A “smart” and “efficient” Clapham Indian that’s making quite a name locally with its “interesting” menu......”
"Beautiful food, beautiful cocktails! Restaurant is clean and atmosphere is nice too.
If ever in the Clapham/Battersea area you should definitely visit. Real tasty Indian food. Can't fault it."
BBC Dragons Den
Noiya featured as the top takeaway in south london on Hungryhouse.
"The finest, most succulent and Fresh Indian Cuisine in Clapham Common. I used to love Khans but this palce is Top Notch and with Duncan Balentine as a cheerleader as seen on TV who could be surprised its no less than 5 Star quality!"