Tamarind Kitchen

4.5
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
758 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
£26 to £40
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Indian
Tamarind Kitchen - a place to socialise, relax and enjoy some irresistible Indian sharing cuisine in Soho. For more information, visit tamarindkitchen.co.uk

Get it delivered

What 758 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.4
service
4.4
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
86% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
AF
AlanF
London
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable lunch - sample of dishes, extremely nice and tasty, great service, lovely venue

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Coming from out of town and as an Indian, I would say this place has a great vibe. The decor and ambiance is great, location is nice. Close enough to the underground just a little walk. We came here as our last meal while in London and wanted to try an nice Indian place and we’ve heard Indian food in London is good. The Lamb Appetizer was great, flavourful and a great start to the meal. We have Butter Chicken, Kaali Daal and, Raita as our mains. Raita was very sweet, and if you are familiar with savoury Raita, avoid it. We both thought the BC and Daal lacked seasoning and flavour. It was cooked well, but lacked the pizazz we would assume and very high end place would have. For 60-70£ we had high expectations.

P
Priya
London
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Unhappy with the service, did not follow instructions and menu was but misleading, the food was cold when arrived and asked twice to be warmed had to change my main when ordered a curry I received chicken wings on the side and even for take away they did not follow to keep them separate. Bad service waste of money food was rubbish

Y
Yamarama
London
16 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We had a lovely meal here last week. Food was delicious although a bit pricey for the portion sizes.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious and wonderful

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

love food but the service was quite slow but they were apologetic and the whole meal was lovely will definitely come back

KB
KerenB
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the tasting lunch menu for 18 pounds each. Food was was outstanding. Highly recommend it.
Service was great.
Need to ask for the lunch menu though, others wise you'd be offered the regular tasting menu which costs 40 pounds.

L
vipLondondiner
London
52 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Good food and service improved at the end when they brought our daughter a surprise cake and candle if a bit sleepy earlier. Butter chicken and lobster the highlights. Very good.

M
Maddie
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Best Indian cuisine I've ever had. I love that the menu is so (relatively) short and includes a good range of grilled food and plenty of choice for pesca- and vegatarians. Butter chicken is to die for (possibly literally, as I could probably eat it every day) and the daal is also unbelievably good. Appears pricey but only when you compare with standard Indian fare. This is in a different class.

MC
MariafloraC
London
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Amazing , delicious food, served in a way that is a pleasure for the eyes too!
I've tried the tasting menu and it was excellent value for money choice. Try the Mango lassi if you wanna drink something typical. Place is crowded but quiet and super fancy, great for couples but also group of friends. I will definitely come back!

AS
AshokS
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Both Tasting Menus, one of them Vegetarian, were a good intro to various dishes off the main menu. All of the starters were delicately flavoured and delicious, even to this customer of Indian heritage. The idiotic thing though is that you have to share the the same main dish in mains, even though Vegetarian Tasting Menu has Seasonal Veg Biriyani and the other menu has Chicken Chettinad Biriyani. We did not understand this novel concept and both my wife and I ended up eating the same Veg biriyani she had ordered. I did not get to taste the chicken biryani. The Italian waiter was very apologetic. This anomaly should be rectified, and the restaurant should offer whatever the menu states. Nevertheless, the Dum-Biriyani with fluffy pastry was delicious.
Overall, we enjoyed the food, the service and the ambience. A good Indian restaurant for a pukka Indian taste.

M
Mike
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, freshly made dishes. We do not eat meat but there was plenty there for us to choose from.

JH
JensH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very nice Indian restaurant, we was surpriced by the high standard!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and food

V
Vijay
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Really nice starters, had the Papdi Chaat and Raj Kachori. Both were amazing! The Tandoori paneer was very soft and melted in your mouth, though it lacked much flavour. The staff were great although our waiter didnt have the best English and struggled when we queried the menu (both food and wine). All in all, I would return there for a meal again. Upstairs seemed to be pretty crowded and noisy, we got a table downstairs and it was very peaceful and a lovely atmosphere.

IA
IrmA
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Tropical temperature (Read 30 degrees when we were dressed for LONDON winter) in the restaurant and very cosy dining experience (could hear everything from the next table and banged my head on the overhead light as I left the restaurant :/ )
Cold and very bland tasting food (ordered Biryani seekh kebbabs with Kaali daal) furthermore apart from being cold the Biryani also had hardly any rice.

The starters and small plates were all cold (mango and avocado salad, Raj Kachori and paprichaat - & they were very creamy and cloying rather than tangy and refreshing) otherwise have a feeling that I would have been writing about those too.

The only redeemable experience was that when we complained the manager decided to take the Biriani and kebabs off the bill. The staff was very polite and attentive at all times.
Overall was a wasted venture and came out feeling particularly disappointed as was our valentines meal. So much so that we didn’t order dessert either.

Well went to another place for dessert and tea.
Overall very diapointed.

MM
MikeM
London
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to the Tamarind Kitchen based on reviews we read online. We had a fantastic experience. Our server was very helpful and guided us through the menu. Her suggestions were spot on. The food was great. We would absolutely eat here again.

EC
ECaro
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very good food and drinks. Cozy and nice restaurant ! We got our food before drinks, and has to remind the waiter about the Wine we ordered - Only minus.

PM
PaulineM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Really enjoyed our meal at tamarind kitchen. Lovely table, attentive staff, nice vibe in the restaurant. Portions are quite small, and it is quite expensive but would definitely return, very tasty food and lovely atmosphere.

W
Wayne
London
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food an non typical but a little on the expensive side. Had a very enjoyable meal.

LD
LoraD
London
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A party of 6 of us went for a meal for a birthday. This restaurant was amazing. Food was delicious, not a huge menu which meant the dishes were freshly made. Would definitely go again.

j
vipjemejo
Houston
62 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

best Indian of the several nice Indian restaurants in Central London that we've had - always good, friendly, and nice service

RL
RLee
London
7 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tamarind Restaurant was a good restaurant in the middle of Soho. The FOH took care of us despite some initial delay on our table. The waiters explained the food we ordered and seemed to take pride in our enjoyment of it. It was a very pleasant evening out and I would happily go again.

FL
FoodLover
London
4 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We loved the Seabass and the Vegetable Seek Kebab. Definitely coming back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Amazing food a bit pricey but delish

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cibo molto molto buono e ristorante bellissimo, da tornarci

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Lovely food. Portions were fairly small, so staff should probably set expectations as we discussed this before ordering. Would definitely go back!

E
Emmet
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Myself and a colleague both went for the tasting menu. The starters were excellent which made the disappointment of the main course sting all the more. The main seemed to consist of a large number of side dishes, but with a Biryani as the central focus. Which as a rice based (and pastry topped) dish can also feel like another side. It was really disappointing. Service was good, and lots of other people seemed to order nice looking dishes, but for a tasting menu it was a real let down.

S
Shamz
London
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was deffo on point service was very nice perfect for my last min booking

I
Ianmac1012
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good lunch food was very good and high quality.wine list and cocktails good choice even if a little pricy

MP
MishalP
London
8 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

6th time here! Good service and good food - good drinks list

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went for a birthday meal! Lovely place to eat so welcoming and the food was incredible:)

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great atmosphere and fantastic service

KK
KKCC
London
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wonderful evening, great place to try quality, authentic Indian food.

DR
vipDoronR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food very good
One major issue - I ordered a Gin and Tonic. Got a dip and told the waitress I don’t feel any alcohol
Asked her to bring me another shot of Gin so I could add it but she insisted on taking the glass to fill
It in the bar.
Once again almost no feeling of alcohol.
Gives me a bad feeling regarding the bar policies- do they really serve alcohol? Why not bring the shot to the table and let the customer add it to the drink ?
For me - unacceptable behavior that will preclude me from returning despite the good food.
BTW heard a similar argument at a nearby table regarding Coca Cola

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Service was slow. Did not keep water glasses full. Food was excellent. I would definitely go back.

M
Marie
London
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

An excellent, solid quality place. The food was delightful, the staff pleasant. The final check was also less than I expected, especially given the first-rate quality, which is always a nice bonus.

MJ
MargaretJ
London
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

very relaxed atmosphere and excellent service the staff were very attentive the food was delicious
we had a very pleasurable evening and will definitely dine there again

CC
vipChristianC
Washington DC
5 reviews