29 States The Indian Kitchen

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"29 states – The Indian Kitchen is a contemporary restaurant offering a distinctive dining experience to satisfy all aspects of Indian cuisine, complimenting wine selection, exceptional service and electrifying ambiance. Our menu is prudently designed to offer the diversity of India, immersed in the classics while offering the presence of modernity"
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3.8
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Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food and service, attentive to requests. Portion sizes really good too. Highly recommended if you’re looking for a good curry in York that’s isn’t ‘run of the mill’.

MC
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Visited the estates on various occasions, always good food. Will revisit in the future.

A
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was excellent. Service was good waited a while to pay the bill as only one server on the floor but once we requested the bill it was sorted out quickly

P
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience1

Have been before and the food and ambience was very disappointing. Probably better had we gone earlier ( we booked for 10pm) and just got the feeling that they wanted rid! My partner order a curry with mince meat as the main and it tasted like shepherds pie without the mash. Have been many times before and the chef usually comes and has a chat at the table but we were told he was too busy counting the money. Very disappointed with visit which was a real shame as I sold it so high to my partner who hadn’t been before.

OT
Yorkshire
10 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Great place excellent food and service was priceless made us feel very welcome don’t miss out or you will

JB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Far too noisy from one all male party. Unable to hear people across the table. Waiters reluctant to ask them to quieten down.
Food OK but not usual standard
Shame as we really like this restaurant but this experience has put us off

AN
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Service was slow at best and inattentive as the meal progressed, the food although tasteful on the night had an over night affect on both of us and the over use of salt became apparent ! We dined here on the back of good reviews but sadly the experience came nowhere near .

M
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Poor service, small portions and not much atmosphere. Quite expensive for 3 people even with discount.

DD
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely superb waiter and chef very pleasant and professional. Will definitely be returning.

JB
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Extremely busy Saturday night but still fab service. Value for money, would def recommend

JW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good authentic food, decent pricing, pleasant service.

GT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Unfortunately , the food looked and tasted as if it was a " ready meal " ...Naan bread ; undercooked , and microwaved rice !
We were rushed through our meal at every course , and even asked to move to another table at the end of the meal , before we had finished our drinks !
I'm sorry to say this , but the restaurant hype did not deliver 😟.

DJ
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience3

29 States offers a more authentic Indian Dining Exoerience than can be found in most Indian Restaurants. Dishes are individually prepared from a relatively small menu.

On each occasion we have been, the Chef has made a personal tour of the tables, a sign that he enjoys his work.

The ambient temperature of the Restaurant on this last visit was on the cool side.

CH
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I have a severe nut allergy and the staff were incredibly helpful, even sending out the chef to talk me through the menu and make his recommendations as to what was best to eat for my palette. He also popped out after the meal to check that everything was ok. Very attentive staff , in fact I've never had so much interest taken, usually people, just say that they cannot be certain as the ingredients states that it "may contain nuts" so you are never completely certain- but these guys were awesome!
Well done!
We were a small group who hadn't seen each other for ten years, the waiter was very efficient to start with and then, seeing we were more than happy, he left us to our own devices- which was just what was needed. Food was very tasty and well priced - thanks for a great evening!

SJ
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This was not our first visit. The food is usually very good but the service slow. However on this occasion, the restaurant was very busy with obviously not enough staff to cope. We left without eating as after more than 15 minutes had passed there was no sign of our order being taken.

JB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent food at good prices with knowledgeable recommendations by the staff.

CJ
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

First visit last Saturday - not particularly busy, so service was good. Food was lovely and the menu is a little bit different to your normal Indian. Will certainly return.

SC
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I booked a table for 8 as we were on a long weekend from Montrose in Scotland. I had been the last time I was in York and was really impressed with the choice available. One of our party is a vegetarian and the options available were superb for him. At the end of our meal the chef came to the table with complimentary saffron and pistachio ice creams. I cannot praise the restaurant enough.

S
London
5 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2018
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Not enough staff

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great - very friendly and accommodating. Food was incredible - dishes were very flavoursome, would definitely recommend!

RD
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

If asked for a view of Clifford’s tower and this request was granted as we had a great view- and fireworks later to celebrate the Viking festival! The food was amazing- authentic Indian rather than Pakistani so we tried some new dishes. Fabulous Goan king prawn curry and a lamb shank in rum. Yum! Good service too. The interior was a little tired and not as dressy as I’d imagined from the photos, but all in all a great night.

AM
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had the restaurant recommended and it certainly lived up to the recommed. Food very good and good value for money.

MB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant meal, service, never been before the food was excellent and a diffferent menu than normal Indian restaurants
Would recommend to friends and family and will be back again

SJ
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Indian food , well presented. Good service ,central location.

OT
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Probably the best Indian food in the country, consistently great food

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was ok. Nothing special. I thought a bit too sweet. Nice enough standard Indian restaurant though.

OT
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A brilliant restaurant. Amazing food and excellent views of Clifford’s Tower.

The staff were very accommodating and helped us with the menu.

We will definetly go again.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really tasty curry, all dishes ordered were delicious.
Good value for money.
Fantastic view of Clifford's Tower.
Easy to book online.

T
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been several times before and find the staff welcoming and helpful if you're unsure what to order. My friend was visiting for the first time and was very impressed.
The menu is a little different from others which is refreshing and the portions are just right.
Nice atmosphere, never rushed.

OT
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Retirement celebration. Excellent service, food lovely and staff attentive and helpful.

B
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Our second visit to 29 States in York. Great view to Clifford's Tower across the road. Excellent food. Good service and very reasonable prices. It race day in York so it was busy and some tables were a bit rowdy.

R
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and friendly atmosphere -will definitely visit again when next in York