Tamarind Kitchen

4.6
1005 reviews
£26 to £40
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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Laura
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had the butter chicken and brown rice - really nice and creamy, large portions and very filling.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant as ever

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Brunch
London
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience at Tamarind Kitchen. Superb starters and desserts with the tasting menu.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is absolutely delicious and I come here regularly.

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nina
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was great, the service was even better. 10/10 experience overall. If you’re into that thing, their toilets are immaculate. The food was great. Would go again.

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LibbiM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant with fantastic food and service.

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MitulP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made a last-minute booking for three hungry males at 21:30 on a Wednesday night for 22:00. Arrived promptly, to be greeted and welcomed professionally, despite the kitchen closing at 22:30.

We knew what we wanted, and the waiter also made some recommendations, ordering drinks, starters and mains within minutes of being seated as we were conscience of time.

Starters came out promptly, followed by mains - everything tasted 10/10, we were stuffed by the end of it. Had the leftovers pack for takeaway, paid the bill and we were out by 23:00 on our own accord.

Polite and welcoming staff, great ambience, nice decor, amazing food - reasonably price for location!

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TomF
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Fantastic authentic Indian food in a beautiful restaurant

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AlanB
London
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and attentive service but overpriced. A small glass of the only lager on the menu costs an extraordinary £6.50. There is no justification for that.

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vipSomiLondon
London
16 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My second visit, absolutely love the calm of this place given where it is and the quality of everything inside it.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a delicious meal in Tamarind Kitchen. Staff are very professional and polite. The food is superb and the wine list is vast. Would definitely recommend and we will return very soon. Thank you! Tamarind Kitchen

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AndyG
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Superb food and service. Perhaps tables a little too close together.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for NYE and it was exceptional! A little on the spicy side but asked for the children’s butter chicken to be mild and they loved it.

Will be visiting again when we come to London next!

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Jess
London
4 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, amazing service & friendly staff. Highly recommend!

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amitp
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

was very much looking forward this experience on New Year’s Eve. TWICE I was reminded I must spend £55 minimum per person at the very start of the night. It wasn’t clear enough by waitress somehow so manager had to come and let me know.
Apparently to them if I don’t order all in one go meaning I won’t be order later anything at all.
Food was good but treated like some idiot and looking down on you. No thanks!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing in every aspect, best indian food in london

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Soumya
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my mum's birthday lunch and the food was delicious, flavourful and authentic. The service was really good and the staff was quite pleasant. Overall, it was a perfect experience and I would highly recommend Tamarind Kitchen.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Good ambience but food and service were average

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Christmas eve dinner with the family. Our first time here, pleasantly surprised by the standard of food. We ordered the lamb chops - placed a second order after we finished the first (it was that good). We had the chicken biryani, prawn curry, butter chicken, spinach, and naan breads. The gulab jamun with mango kulfi was excellent, as was the rasmalai. Good quality food. I would have preferred all the staff to be masked, given the easy spread of omicron.

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KatherineH
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time Christmas Eve. The tasting menu was so delicious and interesting. Beautifully presented, absolutely delicious and very generous. We will definitely be back, when in London again. The cocktails were fabulous too.

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MishalP
London
13 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely and attentive staff with very quick service. Food was not too spicy but had good flavour. Good amount of vegetarian choices. Overall great place and we will be back! Tip: do not sit at the back if you want a quite evening.

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vipDivyanjliG
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Awesome food! Lunch menu - excellent variety & is superb. Beautiful Ambience & centrally located 👏

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Anirudh
London
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gave us a dessert to celebrate the birthday as well! :)

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LorraineW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is not always easy finding a good restaurant at this time of the year but we found one here. We had a lovely celebratory birthday evening at Tamarind Kitchen. All the dishes were great. Our favourites were the smoked spicey chicken tikka and the fabulous papdi chaat. Service was excellent. I have been to many good restaurants in London - some Michelin - and this is up there with the best.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday dinner and I wanted to enjoy with my family. We had a lovely time and the food was excellent.

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Jacqueline
London
5 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time here and didn’t disappoint. London can be bad for service but here it’s good.
The food is of an excellent quality not you your bulk standard Indian food.

I’m looking forward to my next visit.

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AndyB
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and good service. This was our first visit but will definitely be back to try the taster menu.

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EmmaD
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my second time there in 2 weeks, menu is exceptional for vegans, excellent cocktails, beautiful meal presentation, engaged and efficient staff - can't wait to visit again!

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vipkenneth
London
46 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food in a different class from most Indian restaurants. Only complaint is menu is limited and service can be slow

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ZeynepD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really authentic ambiance, very good service, amazing food. Especially the paneer dishes should be tried.

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AmyB
Angus
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food is amazing. Will definitely be back.
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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Overall experience was good but not great, food was a bit pricey, portions small but good taste.

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SimoneS
London
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food amazing and staff very polite and attentive. I would definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

It wasn’t a great choice on the menu, food was ok but not worth it at the prices.

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salmameh
London
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We wanting something quick and tasty before visiting the Dominion Theatre. The restaurant was beautiful, food was amazing and staff were wonderful. Will definitely go back with the family.

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RJBWGC
London
24 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

I've been to the Tamarind several times & thought it time to try its cheaper version. We had the 10 items for £20 which was a good price for London. One of us took the vegetarian version & the other meat one, just to sample everything. We both thought the papdi chaat was outstanding & I liked the paneer dish a lot. The prawns were not very nice & I only ate one. The rest of the dishes were fine but not outstanding.
The service was very slow - 45 minutes wait for our food.
I've no serious complaints but wouldn't go again unless I happened to be near by.

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Meme
London
6 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful building, cosy dining area, delicious food, lovely service

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TomP
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food, would definitely go there again.......

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food here is wonderful.We opted for a selection which we all shared and the team were very accommodating.The meat dishes were cooked to perfection packed with flavour and the meat just melted in your mouth.In addition I changed the booking time a couple of times and the team were ever so helpful.Highly recommended

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ambience .very friendly staff . Would go back for sure albeit very pricey .

FAQs

Tamarind Kitchen does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Tamarind Kitchen is rated 4.6 stars by 1005 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.