Namaaste Kitchen

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993 reviews
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Indian
Top tags:
  • Authentic
  • Spicy
  • Good for a Date
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 fantastic semi-private ‘chefs’ tables’, seating a maximum of sixteen 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 Awards

Special Offers

30% Off Your Food Only

Get 30% off your Food Only when ordering a starter and main from the a la carte menu. £3 surcharge for seafood. Maximum of 12 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 10 people

Starts: 1 January 2019

Ends: 12 February 2019

Availability: Daily 12:00-17:00

25% Off Your Food Only

Get 25% off your Food Only when ordering a starter and main from the a la carte menu. £3 surcharge for seafood. Maximum of 12 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 10 people

Starts: 1 January 2019

Ends: 12 February 2019

Availability: Mon-Thu 17:30-22:30

20% off food only

Get 20% off your Food Only when ordering a starter and main from the a la carte menu. £3 surcharge for seafood. Maximum of 12 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 10 people

Starts: 1 January 2019

Ends: 12 February 2019

Availability: Sun-Fri 17:00-23:00

What 993 People Are Saying
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Berlin
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was ceative and wonderfull, great flavors and beautifull dishes

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Fantastic food and great surroundings. Food a little slow to come out. But we were a big party

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LC
London
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Excellent food, a modern twist on Indian cuisine, very busy in there so felt a bit cramped.

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AN
London
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been to this restaurant before and wanted to come back for a 2nd visit.
Food is great quality, menu options are vast with plenty of unique and creative options. Meat is tender and not chewy and ingredients used all compliment each other.
Staff are friendly and attentive.
Portion sizes are of a good size and all presented with attention and care.
Restaurant is clean and ambience inside is lovely and relaxing and comfortable.
Will be back again definitely.

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CA
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a wonderful evening at Namaaste Kitchen with family on Friday night. The service was very good and the waiters were all very polite. The food and drink menu are extensive and interesting and has something to please everyone. The food was delicious. Thank you for a lovely meal.

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G
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my GoTo favourite restaurant in Camden. The food is the best I have found. The service is immediate and the ambiance sublime. It simply works and I always leave happy and contented.

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BA
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was excellent but very noisy .. probably better to visit on a week night. Was meeting someone I hadn't seen for 38 years and could barely hear her despite sitting right next to her.

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RS
London
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The masala to marinate the lamb chops was outstanding. By far one of the best chops dishes out there! The paneer dish was very good, great taste and a good kick. The paneer could have been cooked softer though.

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Q
London
14 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This is a cut above your average local Indian. There's a very varied menu, including delicious soft-shelled crab and some intriguing Parsee dishes. Portions are generous and good value, service attentive and friendly. We strongly recommend!

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RS
Miami
26 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We came for Christmas dinner the staff were friendly. The waiter went above and beyond when I mentioned had an allergy. The food was delicious!

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Super mediocre food was OK plus

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Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Christmas dinner here was amazing!!! Great food, friendly service, and incredible cocktails- must come back next time we are in London 🇬🇧

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h
London
10 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Really classic Indian restaurant with lots of choice. Food was amazing and staff welcoming. In the Camden area, this definitely worth a booking compare to other too touristic places in the area.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fantastic experience all round

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R
Cambridge
9 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was a wet Saturday night but I’m glad I booked as it was busy.

Superb tandoori green king prawn starter. Three huge tasty prawns with a coriander and mint dip with fresh salad.

I had the roast duck chattinad for main. Really tasty sauce and plenty of duck.

The service was attentive despite it being busy. A great start to the night out

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ZK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food in terms of quality and quantity, some beautiful twists on classic dishes. Lovely staff and quick service.

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RP
London
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Came here for a office Christmas Lunch, a group of 9 on a busy pre-Christmas lunchtime. great service and great food, have been before, will come again!

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London
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Overall the whole atmosphere was good. We had a big group booking and the restaurant was accommodating and serviced us well. In terms of the food, the starters was a hit for everyone however there was mix reviews for the main. Dessert was ok although not a huge variety but what was offered was nice

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a
London
34 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Great quality food, slightly pricey even when applying the 25%discount since they add service first..

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S
London
7 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great quality food. I strongly recommend the Great Kabab Tasting menu. Staff were really polite and helpful.

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LM
London
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Best Indian food I've had in years! Much more refined than your average curry house, super fresh, high quality ingredients which you can actually taste as they're not drowned in chilli. My partner was questioning the authenticity of the food, but the rest of us (3 Italian foodies) were marvelling at the tenderness of the meat and the perfect combination of spices and flavours. Highly recommended!

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Was very impressed with this restaurant. We were taking my aunt out for a birthday dinner, so we wanted something that felt nice but wasn’t too stuffy - this fit the bill perfectly. We all really enjoyed our food and it was clear that this wasn’t just another curry place. The food was beautifully presented and it was nice to eat Indian food that had a modern twist. (However, all the classics are also available!) They had 25% off food the day we went, they did a birthday. Ronnie for my aunt and the loos were very clean. Would recommend - actually I’m going back with a friend to check out their lunch menu in a few weeks!

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KM
London
6 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Great food. Only marked down as it was very noisy which they can't do much about (apart from turning down 10 strong stag parties!).
Waiters could smile a bit more, but very efficient.
All in all a very good experience with traditional indian food as well as a few experimental items. Plus good for vegetarians - excellent cocktails too.

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s
London
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food, Great service, the staff were very friendly :) We will definitely be booking in again.

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GH
London
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Really liked the look of the menu, and very glad we gave it a try. The service was attentive without being annoying, the food was fantastic and it was pretty good value.

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k
London
8 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I had a meal on a friday night with 3 friends. I had booked a reservation for 7pm but when we went the place was about half full. The atmosphere was nice and staff were polite and friendly. Our particular waiter was very smiley. Our starters came quite quickly but unfortunately the middle of my samosas were still frozen. These were taken back and replaced with ones that were very well done. The mains took a bit longer to come. I had the chicken korma with peshwari naan. I enjoyed my meal. We also had dessert. I had a the white chocolate passionfruit cheesecake and my friends had the chai which they were quite disappointed with as it was authentic and probably came from a teabag. Overall I enjoyed the night. I even had a surprise slice of chocolate cake with a candle as it was my birthday which was a nice touch.

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C
London
5 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Busy, even on a Sunday night. Dealt well with various intolerances and helped to ensure we had a nice, balanced dinner. Staff were attentive but not intrusive. Menu had some interesting and unusual items on it. The Indian wine was an unexpected find. Would go again.

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PH
London
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to spend the evening, great food/beer/service.

When back down in the capital will certainly return for another evening of food

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M
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food here. Best biriyani I have tasted in a long time. I will definitely go back here.

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m
London
6 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 3

Ok, where to start...I will not be returning thats for sure. Food & service equally bland and the overly low lighting did not help as I was still able to see the skewer holes in the chicken despite not ordering kebabs but a chicken korri!

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D
London
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best Indian restaurants in which I have had a meal. very friendly staff, no rushing to get you out after you have finished, food was incredible. Would return in a heartbeat.

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AB
London
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyable evening. Food was excellent as was the service. Would recommend.

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service very good, only thing that comes in the way of giving the restaurant a full house is that you sit very close to the other tables and, without wanting, being to aware of conversation going on there. But can othervise highly recommend

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G
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a lovely meal at the Namaaste Kitchen . Very friendly staff. Great atmosphere. Very modern, clean restaurant. We will definitely revisit.

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V
London
58 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

A good selection of veggie options, some quite different compared with the usual Indian restaurants. Lovely service and very accommodating team.

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KY
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Namaaste Kitchen, the good was fabulous, the waiting staff very helpful and smiley, though we did wait a while for food. To be fair it was a very busy Saturday night.
The only issue, which is nothing to do with the restaurant, we were awk s to be quiet by a nearby table which kind of killed the mood! We weren’t being raucous, just having fun in a noisy bustling restaurant!

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P
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent authentic indian restaurant with fantastic customer service and selection of dishes.

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Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Going to London you expect outstanding Indian cuisine. This was a solid restaurant but it left me missing my go to Indian restaurant back home. Just not impressed but an overall good meal.

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A
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great food and atmosphere. Gin and tonic options could be improved

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V
London
4 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food at this hidden gem. Some unusual twists on the normal Indian dishes (such as pistachio chicken korma) but all worked very well.

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