Tamarind Kitchen

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£26 to £40
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Indian
Tamarind Kitchen - a place to socialise, relax and enjoy some irresistible Indian sharing cuisine in Soho. For more information, visit tamarindkitchen.co.uk

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MZ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Nice Indian restaurant in the heart of Soho, the smoked spicy chicken tikka is amazing!

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was one of the best meals we had while vacationing in London. We tried the tasting menu, and I’m so glad we did! Every course was amazing, it was paced well, & even though it was a busy Saturday night, we never felt rushed. We will absolutely be back next time we are in London.

F
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent, original requested table was not available but they made extra effort to ensure we were happy with alternative. Yolanda provided a 1st class table service and great advice on recommended dishes and cocktails - food and overall experience superb! Thank you.

OT
Berkshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

One of the best indian restaurants in London. Very similar to Dishoom.

MS
Manchester
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Prices were extortionate.

Yes we checked the menu but prices I’m sure were out of line. Bottle of Sauvignon was £50 and that was the cheapest.

Staff were attentive but manager insisted 3 people sat round a table for 2 with a fair few shopping bags. So very unprofessional attitude from him.

When we explained we worked for TA he soon changed his persona.

Wasn’t the best place for food.

Was really disappointed in the whole experience

s
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Indian. Amazing service! GO HERE! 😋

WF
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Solid little sister to Tamarind. Relatively (to other Indian restaurants) limited menu. We had a problem with our server initially who seemed to have made a mistake in our order. As it turns out when we flagged a manager, he explained she was in training and had done something differently than we wanted. This happens in restaurants and as long as they fix it, and the food is good, I stay positive. That is exactly what happened here. The manager bent over backwards to make sure the rest of the meal was served correctly, that we had everything we wanted and the food was very good. If you are in the Fitzrovia neighborhood, this is a solid choice.

n
Tokyo
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

コースをオーダーしたが味が似すぎて、インパクトや独創性にかけてあきた。
もっとフレッシュな食材を使うべきです。
塩分も高く、スパイスの良さが出ていない。
唯一、スパイスのカクテルは美味しかった。
ナンも家庭的過ぎでありふれている。

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OT
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was very good and in general the service was excellent, we liked it better than it’s sister restaurant Tamarind which was great before the renovation. The chicken curry was superb . The lamb chops were very good but overpriced in my view. Notwithstanding the food was excellent, the only downside was that when we were initially seated they gave us the worst seat in the house on the aisle to the kitchen on one side and the stairs to the washroom on the other, this even though we had a reservation and there were many tables for two available. We insisted on Boeing reseated at a proper table. It could easily have ruined our evening.
All in all a very good restaurant with excellent service albeit a bit in the expensive side for what you get. Still highly recommended.

JM
London
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for my birthday - had the tasting menu. Food was absolutely delicious (although a bit spicy for me). Service was excellent and a buzzy atmosphere. Would definitely recommend

m
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Authentic Indian food, really enjoyed it!
The chicken tikka was outstanding .

KT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The food was not very great ...had high expectations ...the service and ambience were good though ..

F
London
57 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Overall good enjoyable experience although disappointed with paneer tikka dish which was expensive yet plain and dry and only 2 small pieces with no accompaniments such as tomatoes, peppers or onions or even tamarind sauce. Cost of breads, an important item to accompany vegetables, and was extremely expensive at almost £4

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

Amazing lunch menu. Very authentic food - reminded me of my recent trip to Kerala! Highly recommend for a relaxed Saturday lunch!

a
London
20 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fab food. Lovely ambience. Comfortable. Good authentic food.

RB
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Incredible food at a very fair price.

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

Wonderful restaurant. I have fined there many times and it never fails to impress.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great good and service in cosy environment. Quite extensive but valuable

P
London
8 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always have a nice experience here.

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

Great service and amazing food. Definitely would return.

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was incredible as usual! Wasn’t a huge fan of the mixed grill however still tasted great.

SB
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a favorite.

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J
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food. Service was slow initially to take order.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing amazing food, nice comfy place to sit, speedy service. We were looking after really well, all the dishes were 10/10, only downside was price, some items felt a little overpriced in terms of portion size.

Really fantastic dinner

S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Third time no charm. Dreamt about returning on vacation from the US, but met with dull bland food and no aroma. Serious disappointment, we won’t be back.

RB
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We tried the Tasting Menu. The food was outstanding with very vibrant and unique flavors. It is the best Indian food that we have ever had. The service was great and our waiter helped us navigate the menu. The drinks from the bar were excellent. This was a great dining experience and will definitely be on our list for our next trip to London.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, great service and food.

OT
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Food with Great Staff ,The Seabass and Lambchops were amazing and for the mains I had Butter Chicken which was the best I ever had with outstanding Garlic NaN and They have Good selections of wine some are HighQuality which I had was Pino Noir of France,whole Dining Experience was Wonderful,They have very attentive and professional staff with Top class service. Thank you so much guys. I will be returning soon with Friends.

OT
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waitress was extremely helpful & advised us on the dishes. The food was excellent & we’ll definitely be back!

B
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food was exceptional. I took the whole family and they all enjoyed everything about the restaurant. .

AB
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 4

Ordered crab and scallop starters for a party of three followed by lobster dish and a few vegetable sides - the starters were not served together and were cold and stale the main course felt reheated the lobster was rubbery and the vegetable dishes tasted bland as if reheated from a can. It was disappointing because it had been recommended by Ramsay and apparently has a Michelin star ... absolutely no way was the food Michelin standard and on a Friday they were taking walk-ins not surprised. Atmosphere is nice but paying premium Michelin prices is not justified. Will not be returning

KG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Poor unhappy waiters had some politics going on. They swore plenty.
However, food was delicious. Needs to be more professional service even if it's a Sunday. It's a shame as it's a beautiful setting.

OT
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Tamarind Kitchen is an amazing restaurant. Excellent food. Extremely fresh and tasty! Lots of smaller plates to start with then the main course. Excellent choice of wine! Would highly recommend this restaurant - I’ll definitely be back again soon

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was beyond our expectations- special thanks goes to our waiter “Alex”

y
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

While we liked the flavors of some dishes, we found the portions small and some dishes too salty. For the price point, we expected a lot more. Servers seemed like they were in a rush to get us out for some reason.

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

Amazing food and cocktails and a great vibe! Perfect place for dining with friends.

OL
London
17 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good food and nice place

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was amazing! Full of flavor! Really enjoyed it and would definitely recommend

p
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They have finally changed the menu back to something good (it was not for the last 8 months). Now worth going again. Really good.

HK
London
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Had a very nice meal here, the biryani is outstandingly good. The service was great as well, very attentive waiter. Highly recommend this restaurant