Tamarind Kitchen

4.4
434 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Indian
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Spicy
Tamarind Kitchen - a place to socialise, relax and enjoy some irresistible Indian sharing cuisine in Soho. For more information, visit tamarindkitchen.co.uk
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Indian
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Hours of Operation
Lunch Tuesday to Saturday 12pm - 2.30pm
Dinner Monday to Saturday 5pm - 10.30pm
Dinner Sunday 5pm- 9.45pm
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Phone number
020 7287 4243
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 434 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.3
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JN
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, my favourite Indian restaurant in all of London!

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j
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

We were seated and it took our server 10 minutes to come over and then he literally did not even say hello offer anything about the menu nothing and then we were ignored for the rest of the evening by hand. Awful.

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T
Amsterdam
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 3

Food was great. The scallops outstanding. Service was poor.

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SG
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Visited since the Tamarind in Mayfair was closed and pleasantly surprised! Great food and atmosphere. Will be back!

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

Outstanding!!!

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m
London
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Had an enjoyable time at Tamarind: the menu is shorter than many Indian restaurants but contains something for everyone. The food itself was excellent and the service was swift. The ambience, in particular, makes this worth a visit: vibrant but not too loud, even on a Friday.

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BS
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good food and friendly hosts, a bit dark environment

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Very crowded and loud place. Food was okish. Service was excellent though.

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SM
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience and love food. Service is also quick

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N
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful sister restaurant to Tamarind which was close for renovation. Great atmosphere, colorful and cosy, excellent food and service. Will be back for sure!

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CD
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Food was great and the venue is lovely, but service was very slow if friendly. We also saw a mouse in the main restaurant, which we pointed out to the staff who didn't seem bothered.

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CB
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Had an amazing time, chose this restaurant for my boyfriend's 30th birthday. I did email the restaurant asking if they could possibly give a complimentary drink or dessert on the day. They gave us a complimentary happy birthday dessert which was sooo tasty.
The ambiance was amazing and we both enjoyed ourselves. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.

Thankyou to our waiter Felix, you was amazing at attending our needs.

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DP
London
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food and great atmosphere. Best naan I’ve had so far.

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MC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the waiters very attentive, giving suggestions on what we should experimente. All was very good.

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WM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We normally visit Tamarind on Queen Street, but with that restaurant under renovation, we tried off-shoot Tamarind Kitchen in Piccadilly. A great place! Good service (server = Denny) and a really varied menu, long on subtle spices and unique Indian treats.

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MZ
London
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

The waiter wasn't listening to our needs but was imposing his own ideas. We've been given the most expensive bottles of prosecco without presenting the Different bottles and prices. He was also offering most expensive alternatives food options.
Food was ok but Client service can definitely improve.

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L
Lincolnshire
5 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food albeit quite expensive. Wine list needs more moderately priced wines. Spirits too expensive.
Go for the food and have pre and post drinks elsewhere.
Staff friendly and attentive

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OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food.

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J
London
4 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The waiter was pushing the tasting menu at £45 per head. Food was good but not superb; hard to justify their prices with other top class Indian cuisine in London.

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KF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stand out among lots of quality Indian restaurants in London. Exquisite quality; every dish highlighted a different attribute of this cuisine. Beautifully balanced menu.

Pricey but worth it.

Cannot recommend highly enough.

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SJ
London
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Loved the starters - we ordered papdi chaat and paneer tikka.. for the mains we ordered veg kofta which was alright.. a bit sweet.. we also ordered tadka dal as a side which we did not like.. the rotis were good

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J
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Attractive venue, really outstanding food. Really impressive flavoursome dishes. Service attentive enough and friendly.

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SP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Our table was not great asit was right outside the kitchen but otherwise the food was fantastic and the service very good.

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FV
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing. Staf very alert and friendly. Will go back for sure!

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MB
London
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic tasting menu and very attentative staff combined with exquisite spicy food.

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Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service.

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent customer service, lovely food on the lunch platter, although the daal was bland. Having been to the Mayfair restaurant previously, the Soho one offers a more relaxed atmosphere, so we will definitely return.

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TM
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unforgettable experience ! Food was amazing, really nice staff, wonderful place

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OT
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

I am disappointed that for second time I was made to sit downstairs and next to rest rooms. Not good when you book in advance and reach on time.

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D
London
95 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and efficient service and the staff went out of their way to help with a food intolerance. The Kerala prawn curry and the stir fried spinach were particularly good. Highly recommended.

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New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Well, my favorite place (Red Fort) closed so tried Tamarind Kitchen. Food was tasty. Service spotty. Very long time in between courses. Seemed a little pricey. Very pretty place, but a bit noisy. My search for a Red Fort successor will continue.

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VG
London
7 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Indian restaurant, My girlfriend is Indian and she is quite peeky when it comes to choose and eat in an Indian restaurant, but she really likes it as well, well recommended

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J
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good modern take on classic Indian food. Excellent service with knowledgeable staff.

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L
London
21 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Overpriced, pretty average Indian food. Waiting Staff didn’t seem too bothered.. cocktail was yummy though!

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AL
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The service was a bit lacking and wait staff peculiar in their interactions with us. They apparently put gluten in everything, which does not seem the norm for Indian food. I had to play 20 questions with them deciding what they could make gluten free.

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J
London
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

The mains were excellent in flavour and quality of the meat. The sides were very poor and over priced.
We were very smartly dressed but seated on our own at the back for some reason, where the air con was on full blast and we were cold.
Overall over priced by about 50% !

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DS
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good value for money
Good food
Excellent service

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OS
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great food, service and atmosphere and the tasting menu is fantastic! Coffee could be better though, espresso was served in a larger than espresso size cup so went cold v quickly, latte was also in the colder side of hot!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

The server mixed up our pre-fix order, and they couldn’t seem to get things back on track. All the servers seemed confused throughout the entire meal. But the food was delicious and the ambiance was lovely.

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JC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 1food 2service 4ambience 3

Sadly the food was bland and no better than a local takeaway. Cannot see why it was in the good food guide.

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