Namaaste Kitchen

4.6
1184 reviews
£25 and under
Indian
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

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1184 People Are Saying
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Lucylu
London
73 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Not been for over a year, it was still delicious as I remember the lamb and Goan fish superb

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PeteF
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

First time visit. Amazing food and a very extensive choice on the menu. Friendly staff. Service a bit slow, but they were busy. A bit too noisy for us, but again, it was Saturday evening. Would certainly recommend and go again.

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Daly
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A Birthday meal, a great evening enjoyed by all

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had an amazing time celebrating my birthday with a friend. The food was fantastic and the service amazing.

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vipGFIP
London
26 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tasty Indian food in a lovely environment. Good service

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AlanP
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Booking was cancelled due to kitchen issues. No problem with that but we were not contacted and only found out when we turned up at the restaurant.
The staff were very apologetic but by then it was a bit late.

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MichaelT
London
10 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Superb food and a wide choice for someone who needs to be gluten free.

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Modi
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Sadly this felt a little like standard Indian fair and because of the price I would not recommend

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LaoiseF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience1

The food was high quality but atmosphere was tiring as so quiet. Also, the waiter was drying cutlery in the restaurant which was very noisy and disturbing to our meal and was not enjoyable.

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OrlaghF
London
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time trying Namaaste Kitchen and we were thrilled with the whole experience. Great service and really delicious food. We ordered too much and loved every dish! A really unexpected and lovely touch just after we asked for the bill when our server brought out a slice of passion fruit cheesecake with a candle to celebrate my partners birthday. I had made a note when booking but in a matter of fact way and with zero expectations so thank you for that.

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MaxL
London
15 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent meal. We ordered a selection of starters and only after we had eaten them did we order a second course. We weren't hurried to est and leave.

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funfoodie
London
26 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

clean, comfy Diner with a wide and interesting choice of starters and mains. Not cheap but excellent value for money. The spicy lamb patties were a zingy starter, and the two chicken curry dishes were not just curried, but spiced in a distinct and v interesting way, a pleasure to eat. All in all, a step up from the usual, and a bit of an oasis in the desert of Camden eateries

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Katty
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was absolutely amazing- words won’t do it justice. We were in during peak time, therefore waited slightly longer for mains to arrive- but it was worth every minute. Tried diff meats and fishes and were very impressed with the quality of each one of them. We love Indian food and tried a lot before, but this was definitely the best we ever had. Will come back soon even though its quite far. Well done to the chef.
Only minus was the end the service, we asked 4 diff staff members for a bill and in the end waited over half an hour to pay.

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LindseyP
London
11 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always our go-to restaurant after visiting Lord’s. Lovely staff, good atmosphere and excellent food. Do not expect the usual “curry house” menu! Cocktails are an added bonus!

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Discriminator
London
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Good quick service - quality food freshly prepared. Good value

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SamanthaM
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food full of flavour lovely service.
Def on our list to return.

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Carl
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious food! We had the vegan options. Service was good and it wasn't crowded. Nice seating inside.

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Laura
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were so happy with our experience. I had made a note on our booking that it was my partner’s first ever Indian meal and also his birthday. We had a lovely table and a little while after our mains were cleared, all the staff came to the table and surprised him with a birthday dessert! Brilliant service and delicious food, thank you so much.

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Vicky
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable, quick and fresh food. Near to London zoo so very convenient .

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WarrenS
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I used to live locally to Namaaste Kitchen before moving out of London recently and it was always a favourite. So when looking for somewhere to eat for my partner's birthday it made sense to go there. I believe the menu had some new additions but the quality was still great and the staff were very helpful and accommodating! Would recommend it to others for sure

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14lg
Northampton
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were so so lovely and helpful! The food was amazing, really enjoyed it. and the cocktails…. immense.

Namaaste Kitchen
Responded on 27 July 2021

Thank you ver much for your nice review. We are delighted you liked our food and cocktails. We look forward to see you soon Best wishes Namaaste Kitchen Team

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JaneB
Kent
5 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful meal.

Namaaste Kitchen
Responded on 27 July 2021

Dear Jane Thank you ver much for your nice review. We look forward to see you soon Best wishes Namaaste Kitchen Team

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pistachiobiba
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was absolutely amazing, beautifully presented, restaurant was clean and cosy. With 30% off it was excellent value. Respectful and attentive service.

Namaaste Kitchen
Responded on 21 July 2021

Dear Pistachiobiba Thank you very much for your review. It so nice to read a great review and glad you liked service from out team. We look forward to see you soon. Best wishes Namaaste Kitchen

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EllieG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food. The best restaurant in Camden by a mile

Namaaste Kitchen
Responded on 21 July 2021

Dear EllieG Thank you very much for your review. We're delighted that you liked our food at Namaaste Kitchen. We look forward to see you very soon. Best wishes Namaaste Kitchen

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Small portions, food was bland , poor decor, would not be visiting again

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AvisG
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal for 4 including a vegan. We all throughly enjoyed everything we had. Personally I would recommend the portobello mushroom starter and several of the chicken and prawn mains.

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RichardL
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great Indian food, well presented and interestingg modern twists on classic cuisine. Loads of choice for Veggies and Vegans too...

Overall an enjoyable dining experience.

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Mais
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best service I think I’ve ever had, literally wanted to give them all a hug when we left but covid restrictions and all that. The food was AMAZING. My boyfriend couldn’t stop saying how it was the best curry he has ever had. Will definitely be coming back!!!

Namaaste Kitchen
Responded on 21 July 2021

Dear Mais Thank you very much for your review. It so nice to read a great review and out team are so happy that you had liked their service :) We look forward to see you very soon. Best wishes Namaaste Kitchen

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MaxL
London
15 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was good. It was a relaxed atmosphere. The restaurant was easy to find.

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Suniln
London
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lip Smacking good food ! Authentic 5 star Indian cuisine. Definitely Recommended

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StaceyR
London
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it here, been back twice now. The food is so so yummy!

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ChrisH
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, very helpful staff. Would highly recommend.

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GenevieveO
London
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good and very good portions also waiter was amazing and helpful very good experience

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Kristyna
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oh my goodness! This place is absolutely brilliant! I was looking for a nice restaurant to celebrate my boyfriend’s birthday with and came across this restaurant when searching. It looked really nice in the photos so I booked it. And it turned out to be one of, if not the best, of restaurants I have ever been to!

It is super cute, and cosy. The staff are so so so nice, they made sure that we had everything and helped us to pick our meal with some great recommendations. Everything is super clean, lovely toilets, honestly!

Of course, the very important bit is the food! And that was ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS! I cannot recall the last time I have eaten such a nice meal full of wonderful surprising flavours tickling my tongue! I definitely will come back with all my friends because I need to try the rest of the things on the menu!

Also, the staff brought a yummy cake on the house and sang happy birthday, I was so touched ♥️

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TomM
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly had a fantastic evening food was stunning and the service impeccable

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the staff were lovely.
Thank you for a lovely meal

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foodiewannabe
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Food was tasty and plentiful - especially the paneer. Service could have been improved- asked the waiter for a recommendation, but was a little disappointed with the answer. We were sat near the kitchen so while the ambience in the main restaurant was good, we felt a little detached from it. Unfortunately, I wouldn't recommend to others due to these points as the quality of the food was good, but not good enough to distract from these disappointments.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and great service.

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FrancescoB
London
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was brilliant, they really look after you.

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HanS
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and super attentive service throughout.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Namaaste Kitchen using the Order Online button. Namaaste Kitchen also offers delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Namaaste Kitchen also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7485 5977.

Namaaste Kitchen is rated 4.6 stars by 1184 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.