Our Story

Kanak means 'wheat' or 'gold,' and our aim is to make it a shining example of traditional Indian cuisine in and around Charlottesville. We do this by offering traditional homemade Indian food that not only delights the palette, but also fills the soul. That’s because we want all of our guests to have a unique, soulful, and comforting experience.

Taking the sheer variety of Indian spices to the next level, we blend our own spices and experiment with different ones frequently. This allows us to recreate traditional dishes that can satisfy a range of palettes.

In India, family means everything, and at Kanak, we explore that connection by offering sharing bowls that make each member feel included. We also cater to individual guests who want to enjoy a savory meal in small platters for a peaceful dining experience.

At Kanak, we want our guests to experience full, bold flavors that Indian cuisine is known and celebrated for. We do this by offering dishes that are reminiscent of our heritage and provide the best of North and South Indian flavors for a captivating dining experience.

At Kanak, we prioritize flavors and make sure our guests have a place that they feel at home in. Our menu includes nut-free and vegan options for our health-conscious and vegan guests.

Besides providing authentic Indian food and a relaxing atmosphere, we also have a full service bar for excellent cocktails you can enjoy. So, whether you want to enjoy contemporary Indian dishes with friends and family or just a simple drink or two in tranquility, Kanak welcomes you with open arms.

Take a look at our handpicked menu and make a reservation today! We offer both dine-in and takeaway options for all of our guests.

We are Open

Monday to Sunday - 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM


Monday to Sunday - 5:00 PM to 9:30 PM

Kanak Catering

Email us your inquiry at kanakcville@gmail.com



We are looking for experienced and open minded staff who are looking for consistency and excellence. If you are a team player and want to grow with our company please email KANAKCVILLE@GMAIL.COM with your resume in the body of the email and mention the position you are interested in.

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385 Merchant Walk Square Suite 400 Charlottesville Virginia 22902

Email: kanakcville@gmail.com

Phone: (434) 328-2775

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