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Namaaste Kitchen
Namaaste Kitchen

Namaaste Kitchen Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.namaastekitchen.co.uk/
  • Phone: 0207 485 5977
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm, 5:30pm - 11:30pm

    Friday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm, 5:00pm - 11:30pm

    Sunday: Saturday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm, 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Indian, Contemporary Indian, Barbecue
  • Executive Chef: Sabir Karim
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Chef's Table, Delivery, Entertainment, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering:
    We Cater for outdoor Events, Weddings, Birthdays.
  • Entertainment:
    Live Music and Wine Tasting Events

Getting there

  • Public Transit:
    Camden Town tube

    Buses: 24, 27, 29, 31, 46, 88, 134, 168, 214, 253, 274, C2, N5, N20, N29, N31, N134, N253, N279.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details:
    Off street parking
A word from Namaaste Kitchen
Namaaste Kitchen is an award winning & critically-acclaimed modern Indian bar & grill in the heart of London’s buzzing Camden Town & trendy Primrose Hill, a stunning discovery from Chef-Patron Sabbir Karim, also owns Salaam Namaste “The Bloomsbury Favourite” and chosen by Evening Standard Critics Fay Maschler as a ‘Critic’s Choice’ in ES Magazine. Specialises in modern & healthy Indian cooking using only the finest spices & seasonal produce, that boasts style, ambience and hospitality. Prepared in the restaurant’s spectacular show kitchen in full view of diners, with two fantastic ‘chefs’ tables’, seating a maximum of eight persons, flank the grill area. Since opening in 2010, it has established itself as one of the best Indian restaurants in London and has received glowing reviews in The Telegraph & The Guardian, as well as winner of “The Best Asian & Oriental Chef Of The Year” & “The Best Newcomer 2012” at prestigious FOBC The Asian Curry AwardsContinued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Its the best Indian restaurant I have been to in a long time. The food was extremely tasty and very nicely presented."
    dined on 11/08/2014
  • "We just wanted to be away from the west end but close enough to be in town. So went with a colleague for a business lunch at this award winning Indian restaurant after reading several reviews. The setting of the restaurant is clean, modern & stylish with live grill area, chefs cooking those kebabs and roomali rotis. The menu had a very good selection of dishes to chose from at reasonable priced. We tried few starters to share, Gilafi Reshmi kebab, very tasty, well marinated mince chicken Kabab layered with chopped peppers. For main course the Goan Sea bass was a good choice, very well flavoured but not heavy. The service was attentive and prompt. I would highly recommend this restaurant."
    dined on 06/08/2014
  • "i really enjoyed the tasting menu which I had but found that the main dish was too big and therefore left me feeling uncomfortably full. My fellow diner also said the same. Food was really nice and the drinks well matched to go with each course. lovely meal but main portion should be reduced slightly. Thank you so much though it was a lovely evening."
    dined on 02/08/2014
  • "Whilst eating here, I was reminded of the quote from "The Thick of It" when a politician was described as 'insipid as the house wine in a subarban Indian restaurant'. Unfortunately, whilst the wine was pretty insipid the food was not quite that good. More bones than meat in mine. Our other meal looked like a Tesco's microwave meal and tasted the same. Although its very generic, just go to Masala Zone up the road - at least you can guarentee the food will be average there."
    dined on 30/07/2014
  • "We were 6 People and went through a wide variety of dishes. Everything was perfect made and we were all very happy!! The service was also outstanding!! We will certainly come back!!"
    dined on 27/07/2014
  • "The food was good and the ambience was very modern and elegant, service was also very good, but overall, I had better Indian food elsewhere and for half of the price..."
    dined on 26/07/2014
  • "Fantastic cooking , packed out , must book , the tandoori oven produces some of the best food in London , will return 100%"
    dined on 03/07/2014
  • "Overcharged for drinks (a fruit juice is NOT a non-alcoholic cocktail), & food in that the restaurant did not wish to allow 30% off food, just 30% off some of the food. Meal took 90 mins to arrive, & our "quick Indian dinner" therefore took 3 1/2 hours. Food was tasty, so thanks to the chef, but evening marred by hassle. The restaurant did eventually agree to the correct price for the drinks & the 30%, but we advise others yo check their bill carefully."
    dined on 03/07/2014
  • "pleasant restaurant in Camden Town with good presentation of a range of classic and contemporary Indian cuisine. Will return"
    dined on 26/05/2014
  • "The starter was beautifull. Unfortunately I ordered crab as my main meal. it looked like a picture while beying served. The crabmeat was mixed with other stuff. Unforunately there were a lot of little pieces shell in every bite I took. Making it almost impossible to eat and enjoy... When we finished dinner they were fond on getting us out of the door so they could seat the next custumor. We loved the ambience and would have liked to enjoy a second cup of cofee after dinner."
    dined on 10/05/2014
  • "We tried the tasting menu and we were pleased with the variety of dishes on the menu. Good food at a good price"
    dined on 04/05/2014
  • "wandering around camden (with wife and 2 friends) trying to find a restaraunt, checked opentable and came up with this place. Very nice food, very good value and staff were friendly"
    dined on 26/04/2014
  • "Great Indian food and with some nice additions to their latest menu Namaaste is without doubt one of the best Indian restaurant in North London if not the capital itself A must on anyone's list of places to eat before you die !!!"
    dined on 18/04/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed the tasting menu. The food was served in a timely manner, service was very good and our request for a booth table was met in a welcoming manner. Definitely worth visiting."
    dined on 17/04/2014
  • "Nice lunch - friendly service. With the TT lunch special, a great deal too."
    dined on 09/04/2014
  • "We got a nice table as requested. Service was attentive however it was quite hot inside and air con even when on didn't make the for us. Food was average, my grilled fish was to dry even though served with some curry sauce. Nicely presented starters, but only lemon chicken started was a highlight for me. We have ordered from special offer menu and I was surprised when found out that they charge extra 3GBP for if seafood of fish chosen for main. I won't get back there too quickly.."
    dined on 05/04/2014
  • "Great food and very friendly service. Highly recommended!"
    dined on 04/04/2014
  • "Definitely some of the best Indian/Thai fusion I've eaten - I'll definitely go back, and definitely recommend! Sit away from the window for the best dining experience - and get a starter!"
    dined on 30/03/2014
  • "The food was great, more indian fusion than traditional but that's the real plus of this restaurant. On the down side the service was not very good, our waiter seemed in the mood the whole time and didn't give a single smile."
    dined on 22/03/2014
  • "The service was outstanding, friendly, professional and inviting. The food exquisit, great offer of choices, tasty, a place where you can experience a cullinary delight. Highly recommendable if you are looking for an indian delight out of the common usual menu."
    dined on 19/03/2014
  • "It was wonderful to have so many delicious GF options and service was incredibly attentive. We had three courses and every single one was unique and perfectly balanced."
    dined on 14/03/2014
  • "Went there for dinner and staff were friendly and welcoming. The restaurant was pretty quiet for a Thursday evening which we didn't mind. We booked via top table for the deal. The splendid menu didn't have many choices and food was ok at best. Service was prompt however the tables are very small and you can just about fit everything on the table. The layout was also slightly cramped. In summary I would say service was good, food was ok. Would I dine there again? I doubt it very much."
    dined on 27/02/2014
  • "Very enjoyable, quality, tasty, different "curry". None of your nouveau Tamarind or Benares stuff. Just excellent, light, flavoursome "cut above the norm" curry. Wife, a relatively recent convert, absolutely loves the food, and asked to go there for Valentine's Day! Best bit? Cobra on draught."
    dined on 14/02/2014
  • "Went on Valentines day. The food was delicious but our evening was spoilt because we had to sit by the hot grill and fumes and the constantly opening and shutting kitchen door. NOT romantic - not even pleasant. (We asked to move but were told the other tables were reserved. I booked a week before and discussed the reservation in person so I think table availability could have been mentioned)"
    dined on 14/02/2014
  • "Some unusual dishes, beautifully spiced with little oil. Delicious"
    dined on 12/02/2014
  • "Booked a last minute table here for late Birthday dinner as original plans had changed. Staff were extremely welcoming and pleasant. It was quite empty on arrival which can sometimes be a bad sign but this quickly changed within 30mins of taking seat as more booking arrived. The menu was interesting and there was something available to suit 5 very different and demanding palates with lovely portion sizes. They even put together a nice surprise at the end of meal as I had mentioned it was my birthday. I would definitely return here and recommend to friends."
    dined on 26/01/2014
  • "Myself & 4 friends visited Namaaste on a busy Friday night before a film. Booked for 7.30pm and I arrived 5 mins early where I was given the menus. I asked for some tap water to start. None came. Two friends then arrived, we ordered drinks I asked for tap water again. Poppadoms were offered but never came. The fourth person arrived, ordered their drink and food, I asked for the water again and the poppadoms were offered but still didn't come. Our 5th guest was very late arriving after 8.30pm, the restaurant wanted the spare table for two which we had offered but they didn't use. The food was very good, we had samosas, behlpoori and onion bhajis to start. I had a green curry which was delicious. Good, but they need to sort out their service."
    dined on 24/01/2014
  • "The restaurant is well laid out , with good lighting set at just the right level and very comfortable seating. The staff are friendly , but not over friendly and very professional. The food was very good, but not exceptional. I had the Dorset crab which was presented whole in a lovely sauce. My partner had the Gurda Keema Taka Tak, a Pakistan roadside dish. They said it was very nice and deceptively filling !. Very good attention to detail, providing finger bowls and hot towels(instead of all those ghastly wipes). It is a bit on the pricey side, so it's not one i would recommend regularly, but more for special occasions even with the "Splendid" menu discount. But a fine experience nonetheless , and worth checking out."
    dined on 22/01/2014
  • "Have enjoyed "curries" all over the country - Manchester, Preston, Inverness, London - Namaaste Kitchen is up there with the best of them. Not in the Michelin category but well above your average High Street curry house. Interesting dishes, very well cooked and presented. Light and very flavoursome. Will be going back soon!"
    dined on 22/01/2014
  • "A pal and I were keen to try an Indian restaurant with a bit of a twist and Namaaste proved to be a solid choice. Some very tasty dishes. We mainly had grilled meats and a few sides, but all were pretty good. Spinach and paneer was a highlight. Recommended."
    dined on 10/01/2014
  • "Great value set menu. Presented beautifully. Great veggie options."
    dined on 31/12/2013
  • "Great TT offer at Kitchen Namaaste which is a cut above the average Indian"
    dined on 12/12/2013
  • "This was the second time this year that we have been to Naamaste and again were very happy with the quality of the food and service. The drinks are reasonably priced and I am sure that we will be back to eat here when next in the area."
    dined on 06/12/2013
  • "Went early evening prior to a show. Had the Kadhai Seared Scallops & Wild Rabbit Achari. Enjoyed both Immensely. Staff attentive and knew their stuff. Recommended."
    dined on 02/12/2013
  • "oncev you have tasted the food at either of the namaaste restaurants, standard Indian restaurants suddenly become dull in comparison. exemplary service combines with exemplary food."
    dined on 19/11/2013
  • "Went to Namaaste for my birthday dinner with a group of friends and loved it! Great food and great Service!!! I recommend it for anyone who likes a good Indian cuisine."
    dined on 17/11/2013
  • "We went for an informal business dinner, and were the only diners in there at first. Considering this fact, the staff were unattentive, did not inform us of the "conditions" of the discount offer until we had chosen our food and were trying to order, only to be told that if we wanted the discount, we had to order differently. Between the courses the service was very slow (and considering we were the only diners, this was somewhat frustrating). The only saving grace was that the food was very good and presentation was an unexpected delight."
    dined on 13/11/2013
  • "The food was generally good for late lunch booking for three. We had the restaurant to ourselves so hard to judge the service fairly. The staff were friendly and accommodating."
    dined on 11/11/2013
  • "Wow as ever a fab meal, food just delicious. We are regulars here and are always remembered and never been disappointed."
    dined on 08/11/2013
  • "This is some of the best restaurant food i've ever tasted - nothing is too much for the staff here, and you will leave feeling stuffed to the brim, yet still wanting more. The decor is warm, chic and inviting, and the staff couldn't do more for you. Friendly, attentive - real service with a smile........and the food - what can I say, other than it surpasses expectations! Not cheap, but not too pricey either - well worth every penny!!!!!"
    dined on 04/11/2013