Namaaste Kitchen

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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
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LP
London
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have eaten at sister restaurant and had promised ourselves a visit here. Came to celebrate my husband’s birthday on Sunday. We started with the portobello mushroom and the stuffed chilli pepper. Both delivered wonderful flavours. I opted for prawn KALONGE KING PRAWN ADRAKI while my husband chose PARSI DAHI NU GOSHT - lamb for main. Both dishes were lovely (we just had plain rice) with hits of chilli. My husband has eaten curries for over 35 years and has travelled extensively in India and said that outside of the country itself this was the best curry he had eaten.

EW
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely family meal in there Saturday night was very busy although this didn’t ruin the service food was lovely and I would highly recommend and will return when over that way

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious! There was about 20 of us which is why I picked here and I was very impressed with the food quality. Quite possibly the best butter chicken I’ve had! Everyone was happy with the food and the staff were friendly and accommodating. There was a good speed of food service as well considering how large our group was, even though some of us had to wait a bit longer it was worth the wait and I look forward to a return visit!

JW
London
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very nice place, great food and lovely service, I wouldn't call it cheap but it's understandable in London nowadays.

N
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

We went there as my friend saw some photos on Instagram. The inside looked very spacious and outside had a lovely entrance. That wasn't the case and we just double checked to confirm we were at the right place. The reviews said that the grill area at the back makes fresh kebabs etc in front of your eyes. That area was not in use. The waiters didn't look very interested. The biryani was nice and the starters were good but the chicken main course was red in colour and chicken was dry and lacked flavour inside. The Indian tea at end of the meal took longer than the meal to arrive. The seats and tables were crammed together as it was hard to even get up and out. Overall 2 stars.

Namaaste Kitchen
Responded on 26 September 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your feedback. We appreciate your feedback and we will definitely look into the issues you have mentioned . Once again thank you very much for dining with us and we will look forward to serve you again in future. Kind Regards Karan Abbot (Restaurant Manager)

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OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Busy on a Saturday night so quite a long wait to be served and for the food and drinks to arrive but made up for charming service and complimentary poppadums. Lamb buriyani especially good. The portions are small to moderate portions for an Indian restaurant.

Namaaste Kitchen
Responded on 26 September 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for dining with us and we appreciate your feedback we will look forward to serve you in future again. Kind Regards Karan Abbot

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GN
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This must be one of the best neighbourhood Indian restaurants in the Country. Truly exceptional. Food is consistently excellent and served with a twist.

Namaaste Kitchen
Responded on 26 September 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for dining with us and we are glad to hear that you have enjoyed your recent experience with us. we will look forward to serve you in future again. Kind Regards Karan Abbot

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AM
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food. We all loved it! Service was great too. Would definitely recommend

Namaaste Kitchen
Responded on 26 September 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for dining with us and we are glad to hear that you have enjoyed your recent experience with us. we will look forward to serve you in future again. Kind Regards Karan Abbot

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OT
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely Dining experience. The staff were friendly and provided us with good service. We had forgotten our 30% discount but the applied it all the same. The food was spot on would recommend.

JB
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We booked a table for 2 about 3 hours before, and the food was really good ! I recommend the chicken tikka :)

S
London
21 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good food and service. Tables are rammed in a bit closely together but some of the best Indian food in London. Highly recommended.

DS
London
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service, this is a must go if you are around Camden

OT
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Probablement le meilleur restaurant indien que nous ayons testé. Sa situation un peu excentrée le dessert, alors que la cuisine y est excellente. La carte est très variée, avec des plats que nous ne connaissions pas. Tous avaient leur identité gustative et les indications de piquant sont pertinentes. Avec la remise, vous ne vous en tirez pas pour plus cher qu'un burger de restaurant, mais vous avez autre chose dans votre assiette.

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B
London
13 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

Dad, daughter lunch on a Sunday. Samosas were excellent. Kebabs platter was awesome, as was the prawn curry. Breads and rice were near perfect. Temperature of the Channa was not hot (heat, not spice) and the food took ages to be served. Much long than to cook all from scratch. A little more expensive than your average Indian, but I think £65 for two, no booze, was well worth it. Quality was top. Well done Namaaste.

CM
London
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Booked a table for 4 people on a Saturday night at Namaste in Camden. The food here is incredible. We were all happy with our order. We had 1 vegetarian, so opted for several veg sides, and the Aubergine Main, alongside a chicken korma and chicken jalfrezzi. It was busy, but service was good and our food was paced appropriately. would definitely recommend and plan on going back soon.

k
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was amazing. I will definitely go back when I’m in London again. The only negative was that it took more than an hour to get our food. We did have a party of 6. And there was another large party that probably backed the kitchen up.

CC
London
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Absolutely delicious food but be prepared to wait as it took a long time to be served. Was worth the wait, particularly due to the quality of the food for the price but maybe not somewhere to go if you’re in a hurry looking for a quick curry! Also the alcoholic drinks (wine & beer) weren’t refrigerated so weren’t served cold - rectifiable with ice but would have benefitted from being in the fridge. Overall a very enjoyable evening however!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s was good

K
London
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food, cocktail menu is fabulous too... really relaxed atmosphere as well

I would def go again

R
London
10 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The three of us went on. Wednesday evening from 19:30. Food was great and service was attentive.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Super lekker (en heel veel) eten tegen redelijke prijzen! Goed geholpen door de vriendelijke bediening. Zeker een aanrader!

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HB
London
8 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was superb & lots of different types of food compared to the usual standard indian selection in other indian restaurants. Will definitely eat here again.

Z
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was really tasty and liked the location.

BD
London
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding ... great menu and great value ...ask for a seat near the window and you can watch the world go by .... there are a couple of outside tables for cocktails too...

YM
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sahil was a great waiter, he surprised my boyfriend with a Birthday passion fruit cheesecake and didn't charge us for it. The food was beyond good, definitely my favourite Indian restaurant in London !

NE
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food with some interesting and quirky takes on traditional indian cuisine. We had a sizeable party with large age range on a Friday night. Staff completely unfazed and were wonderful, even entertaining the younger members of the group. The beers, cocktails and mocktails were enjoyed by us and all in all a lovely celebratory family meal.

C
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great modern Indian experience. Tasty food. Fair value and excellent service.

CJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, well worth a visit. Would go back.

L
London
5 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

The food and the service are outstanding ! Loved it
And I recommend it

L
London
8 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, tasty flavours and good service

S
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was great, great size portions. The pappadams whit 3 sauses was very good in tasted, the garlic naan and massaman curry to. One of the waiters was very friendly the other 2 did not care, a bit arrogant.

OT
London
11 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fab service and food was delicious will definitely recommend!

P
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The quantity and the prices were really good, but I've eaten Indian food that were really better than this one (from my point of view), I was a bit deceived by the taste of my plate (the naans were great though)

RF
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an amazing meal here. Service was brilliant and the food was amazing. We would definitely recommend and we will be back!

RV
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food! Right in the hussle and bussle of Leicester Square, but a surprisingly zen-environment once you walk inside. Attentive staff.

CA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Nicely laid out interior, excellent menu offering many dishes that I ave never seen before. Food was excellent in respect to presentation and taste (sharing platter was amazing). Excellent service led by a the manager/owner who engaged with customers. In summary a memorable experience.

c
London
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

V Lovely food and very accommodating of our family including kids on father’s day

LS
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service were both equally exceptional I would go back again and I would recommend

G
New York Area
113 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food for Camden if not London ! The dishes are certainly of a higher standard than any local India . Do try things you might not have had before such as the duck , salmon , the tandoori lamb chops are exceptional! Good service and value for money . Booking essential

P
Yorkshire
15 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

A lovely restaurant very well presented. Narrow from the frontage & really lovely inside. Staff were great at all times. Food was lovely albeit far more “traditional” in presentation terms than we had thought it would be (thought a bit more nouvelle cuisine). Flavours were good. A good restaurant well worth a visit.

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