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Namaaste Kitchen

4.4
1159 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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks

Offers

Get 2 For 1 On Cocktails

Oct 5, 2020-Nov 30, 2020·Daily 12:00-19:00

Get 2 For 1 On Cocktails.

Get 30% Discount on Food (up to maximum of £10 discount per diner)

Oct 5, 2020-Nov 30, 2020·Daily 12:00-21:00

Get 30% Discount on Food (up to maximum of £10 discount per diner).

What 1159 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SimonR
London
5 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service
great food
one of the best indian's you will ever have
need i say more

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MeganW
London
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal and service! Very much enjoyed. They even refilled a spilt beer for free which was a nice surprise!

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AndM
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very tasty fresh food!
I would recommend the freshly made naan bread and onion bahji's, they were the highlight!
Clean and cosy and the tables were spaced out.

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jadeb
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We made a booking for Saturday night at 8:15. When we arrived the restaurant was very busy and loud and there were no tables despite booking. We sat at the door but there was a gap and it was freezing cold for 35 mins. We didn’t get to our table until 8:50 and weren’t even offered a free drink while we waited. The staff were apologetic but we were just waiting for someone to leave as they had overbooked. However the food was absolutely beautiful, some of the nicest Indian food we have ever had and we would definitely be back because of that.

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SamL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! The perfect amount of spice. Also had the High in Camden cocktail and would recommend.

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Mikef
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really interesting and varied menu within a restaurant environment.

For vegetarian and vegan people there is an extensive choice
Recommended

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, great recommendations by the waiter and thoughtful service.

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vipcwolfe
London
41 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Indian restaurant in Camden. Good covid principles and was quiet with efficient service and excellent food. A treat to go to.

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Thisisithahahahhahahahah
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing food, fabulous presentation and great service. Did take quite a while for the food to arrive however it was worth the wait.

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SamB
London
5 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as ever. Best Indian in Camden hands down and I will continue to come here.

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debbiec
London
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in London to take our youngest daughter back to Uni and as both girls are vegan we chose namaaste as it has a great choice. It was fairly quiet and the staff were great showing us to our table. The food was outstanding for all of us and the restaurant is modern and tastefully decorated

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall1food3service2ambience1

Average food. There were flies near our table

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ZannaD
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, good atmosphere, good service - attentive without being over familar or pushy. We had a great time, thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my boyfriends birthday, we got a lovely complimentary cheesecake and happy birthday sung which was lovely!
The food was delicious but take the spice ratings seriously!
The best Indian I’ve ever had.

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SamB
London
6 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was excellent, as always. Staff friendly and helpful, and the food was delicious and filling!

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FraL
London
5 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Lovely food and service. All the dishes look delicious

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Xxxx
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Sullen service and very overpriced for food quality and dining experience. Would not recommend visiting

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SueP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

A little gem of a restaurant in Camden for curry lovers. Unusually for us having a curry, we dined at lunchtime and there were only two other tables occupied, hence reduced score for ambience. However, menu is great with many unknown dishes to choose from (and we eat curry a lot). I had a generous portion of sheek kebabs and my husband had the excellent Chicken Beliram. I like to try different wines and found the Indian Sauvignon to be excellent. A nice touch was they spotted I had put ‘birthday’ as the occasion and they brought out a complementary portion of cheesecake for us to share at the end, decorated with ‘happy birthday’. Sorry forgot to photograph! Will definitely return when we’re next in the area.

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ConnorG
London
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is outstanding, good value and the atmosphere is nice too. Will be returning

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Liza
London
5 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat, staff are always lovely so many great options too.

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SianS
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed our dinner at the restaurant. It's very good quality and all freshly cooked. For us, it was all a little too hot/spicey. Even the Biryani was hot hot. This is just our taste as I'm sure anyone who loves their spicey food would be delighted.
I know it's in a busy part of London but it was quite expensive with a service charge already added on.

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TraceyB
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food of a high quality nice relaxed atmosphere

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Leonfdelcanto
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Dal Makhani which made my day together with everything else. I recalled the flavours of the Dal Bhujari in Delhi despite the distance. We were a party of 3 vegetarians and one non veg and everyone was satisfied. We’ll come back!

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OllieS
London
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food. Staff were nice and even gave us a cake to celebrate our anniversary. Its the little things that make us wanna come back!

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SeanB
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious, the flavours they can create are just incredible. Vegetarian dishes also fantastic. loverly staff. A true London gem

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EricF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food! Everything we got was delicious and presented nicely. Service was friendly and prompt. Will be coming back again.

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HenaB
London
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service food is amazing love the atmosphere.
My brother family came from Bristol I recommend to Namaaste kitchen to them. They really liked it.
Excellent service food we ordered really delicious. Noise level not too loud. The owner really gentle And friendly

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DazT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We initially had a couple of takeaways during lockdown and they were terrific so visited the restaurant as soon as we could. We truly had some of the best Indian food we've had in a very long time (and we're frequent Indian foodies) and, your team could not have been more helpful. Our only two issues were that it was impossible to social distance when passing the bar to go into the main restaurant - the three tables facing the bar put us at far too close quarters to diners at these tables; and the noise level made it really hard to have a conversation - you just need some more soft furnishings to dull the sound a bit. However, nothing will stop us coming back!!!!

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vipTonyK
London
17 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Unexpectedly came across this place and was very pleasantly surprised by the quality of food and selection on menu. Service was a little slow but it was a busy night so will update on my next visit.

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LC99
London
9 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food but would have been expensive without the eat out to help out deal. Long wait between courses

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ImogenF
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and friendly service. They even made me a vegetarian pistachio Korma.

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SanaH
London
8 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I had a very mixed experience at namaaste kitchen! The food was great- nicely presented , tasty and good balance of spice . I do however feel that the waiters kept creeping over the table asking if we were finished - which I found extremely annoying especially as the restaurant was empty? I don’t like this kind of service and I feel it needs to improve. Customers shouldn’t feel like their visit time is over should and like the staff want them to leave .. do better - it’s 2020.
There is a young waiter who has a terrible attitude. Learn to smile please. If you don’t want to work in hospitality please don’t be a waiter.
The food was nice which is why I gave it a good rating however I personally wouldn’t return because of the waiters attitude and service,in-fact I’d head down the road to Masala zone who have smiley, friendly and attentive staff who welcome you and don’t ask you when you’ll leave.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I came with 3 friends and we all really enjoyed our meal. The staff were all lovely and happy to give us recommendations on what to order. Will definitely return.

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Elias
London
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I notified them that I had tastecard to which they said ok, only to tell me they don't accept it after the bill came. £80 for 2 starters, 2 mains, 1 naan and 2 drinks. Complete rip-off!

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GT1975
London
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The mixed sea food grill was mouth watering.

Order a bottle of white wine which came in a wine cooler without ice !! Only a miner otherwise great overall service.

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TazulH
London
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Not how I expected the food to taste after reading this the review and looking and the gallery photos. Not all items where available. The food wasn’t that tasty. The king prawn was over fried and the papadams were cold and seemed as if they gave us ones from yesterday. Chicken tikka starter portions were very few as they had only given 3. It was not worth the money.

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Urmi
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent of a very high standard. Great efforts has been taken to ensure a Covid safe environment to enjoy our meal. Would thoroughly recommend.

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IanS
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great treat when in London. Look forward to dining here as often as possible. Always a nice welcome from the staff, and the preparation, food and service are always exemplary.

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Mikejp
London
26 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Take away or eat in this restaurant delivers exceptional and original Indian food. I recommend you eat in though as you then get to experience the super friendly team that run Namaaste. Even behind the comprehensive hygiene regime of masks, distancing and hand sanitising that made us feel safe, the team offered service that is why you go out to eat. We will be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service, truly authentic! This was our first meal after lockdown and they’ve taken it very seriously, making us feel very safe. Thank you!

FAQs

Namaaste Kitchen does offer 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 4.4 stars by 1159 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.