The award-winning family-owned chain of Kushi restaurants and takeaways in Essex, is set to reopen to dine-in customers on Monday 17th May, with some exciting new Indian and Bangladeshi dishes with a weekly-changing specials board.


Known for their distinctive décor and mouth-watering food, the six-strong group, has venues in Grays, Romford, Canvey Island, Brentwood, Ockendon, Linford and Tilbury.


During lockdown, the group donated over 15,000 of complimentary meals to frontline NHS staff, key workers, care home residents, elderly and vulnerable people in Essex and North Kent.


The Group’s Executive Head Chef, Stephen Gomes, has spent time during lockdown, working with the Group’s chefs, tweaking menus and sharing his gastronomic cooking skills which has seen him win numerous awards at home and abroad.


Using fresh, locally sourced produce where possible, Kushi has been placed in the top 10 percent of restaurants worldwide by Tripadvisor and was voted Best Venue by the local community during the Government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme.

Kushi owner Sharif Uddin said:

Most curry restaurants offer static menus which haven’t charged for decades. By introducing weekly specials, we want to encourage customers to explore new dishes and give diners the chance to enjoy delicious dishes served in every Bengali home.


Visitors to Kushi over the coming weeks can expect to be offered:


Mas Biran, pieces of fresh monkfish, served with an onion-based dry sauce – adapted from a family recipe which would traditionally use a freshwater species like tilapia. 


King Prawn Pardaneshi  – succulent chunks of king prawn mixed with rice, topped with fluffy bread.


Dum Akhni – a popular Sylheti dish of tender pieces of lamb, cooked in a sealed pot with rice.


Lamb Kodu – spiced lamb with melted butternut squash and a subtle hint of chillies.


The many vegan dishes offered, reflect the plant-based origin of most Indian cooking. Kushi does not serve alcohol, although customers are welcome to bring their own drinks, with no charge for corkage. Kushi offers free home delivery within a 4-mile radius. Takeaways not ready for collection within 20 minutes from Sunday to Thursday, are free, excluding tandooris.  No artificial food colourings are used.


Kushi Restaurants @
Grays |Romford | Canvey Island | Brentwood | Ockendon | Linford & Tilbury

W: www.kushirestaurant.co.uk E: [email protected]