What gives us life? At Zaika, we believe healthy living is nurtured through our connection to the world around us. Connecting to others, to ourselves and appreciating the elements that make us whole is the foundation to Chef Raamanuj’s practice.
At Zaika, we combine the four elements that give us life to create an exceptional culinary experience that will fuel your mind, body and soul. Taste the worldwide influence of award-winning Chef Raamanuj and his innovative takes on Indian cuisine.
Feel the heat of fire, the rush of water, the richness of earth and the freshness of air. Experience Zaika and let your passions ignite.
Executive Chef / Partner
Celebrated for his exquisite plates and dishes, the award-winning Chef Raamanuj has learned from masters of cooking such as, Chef Madan Lal and Chef Imtiaz Kureshi. He has also worked with Mr. Jiggs Kalra — the Czar of Indian cuisine. As executive chef and partner, Chef Raamanuj is embarking on another culinary adventure with his Indian-inspired restaurant, Zaika.
With more than 35 years of experience, Chef Raamanuj has brought his passion and talent to some of the finest kitchens in the world, including five-star hotels, VIP airlines and renowned Indian restaurants like Bukhara Delhi and Tamarind Tribeca, which was honored with Michelin stars three years running.
Every plate achieves that elusive, cuisine-defining balance of sweet, salty, and sour — even dessert.
230 E 44 Street
New York, NY 10017
Mon – Fri: 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Sat & Sun: 12 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Mon – Thurs: 5 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Fri & Sat: 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Sunday: 5 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.