Tamarind Kitchen

4.3
556 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Indian
Top tags:
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Spicy
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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What 556 People Are Saying
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Dubai
1 review
Dined 7 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Indian Restaurant in London, 5 Star Food.

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MG
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding experience of modern Indian taste. My favourite stop to dine and invite friends.

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J
London
8 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was a bit different to normal, offering street food at very non street food prices! Set theatre menu seems to offer good value but extras and drinks very expensive. Good place for a quiet meal but can catch you out in terms of overall bill.

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MT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding as usual!

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Outstanding food and authentic Indian vegetarian fare. Will come back again

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RS
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Very pleasant staff. Food disappointing.
The slow cooked lamb was dry, not tender and lacked flavour. Other dishes also lacked taste although Bindi Okra was good.

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New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Terrific. Creative menu. Will be back!

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AD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding range of food in a relaxed environment with friendly and helpful service. Go for the soft shell crab starter in particular

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CC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent evening at Tamarind Kitchen. A little tight on a table of 6, but everything else was perfect

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved it! The food was excellent and the waiters so nice! We will come back!

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New England
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible dinner! Staff was perfect and the food was amazing.

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HD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

We have been to Tamarind Kitchen several times, but it has become much worse value than before. The food is good but the prices are too high and the portions are too small.

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C
London
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

This is a total different dining experience for curry 😊 the staff too were so very helpful

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JS
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Nice atmosphere and good food but very noicy.Nice staff.

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F
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice food,we had a business menu and a vegetarian one(vegetarian menu was great). The only I did not like was the seabass that could be fresher. The lamb kebab was insane. Next time I would order a biryani that looked great
Service was great

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TD
London
27 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Wonderful food. Really good service.
My only issue is that the tables were so close that every time someone walked past they bashed my chair. EVERY. TIME.
That said a WONDERFUL evening. Really Really good food.
Lobster SENSATIONAL. Service attentive and considered and for a venue based in Wardour St, it wasn’t ear numbingly noisy. In fact a really nice balance between buzz and calm. Great evening. Thoroughly recommend !

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E
London
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious (the okra not so much) and a really interesting array of tastes. The decor was great and the rose was fantastic

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J
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Possibily the worst Indian food we had in London and we have visited many restaurants. Thought I would give this one a try and was disappointed.
The quality of the food produce was of poor standard and overly priced.
The food came out cold and the platter of kebabs came with no sauces or garnishes,not even a wedge of lemon;when we enquired about it, we were told no nothing comes with it!!!

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JY
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Very few dishes seection a la carte, bad food, very expensive, very noisy, and the service is just normal

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m
London
14 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

I would recommend this to friends, however I would hope for them that the restaurant doesn't put them up next to a group of shouting youngsters.
The noise levels did spoil the beginning of the evening. On top of that, the staff didn't intervene and left it to ourselves to ask the table if they could please get the volume levels down to a normal level.

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BF
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Beautiful decor was let down by mediocre food. Starters were fair but our two main dish curries were very unimaginative. A thin sauce with no sign of a vegetable, even an onion.
We had no wine and the bill was just short of £90.....expensive even for London. Such a shame as we only had two nights in the city.

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LS
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time I've visited Tamarind. The food is delicous and the service was fantastic. Our server took great care of me and my partner who was running very late. She ensured our food arrived quickly so we could still get to the theatre on time and made me feel really welcome and that nothing was too much bother. Highly recommend.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Not impressed

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Miami
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fantastic shrimp and lobster dishes...

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D
London
9 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Super food - lovely blends of spices. A lovely waitress who was very attentive (but not intrusive).
Good choice of food and drinks which were fairly priced

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OS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

soft shell crab was dry and flavourless, prawn curry had the consistency of water and was bland, crispy squid was ok-ish. garlic naan was good. mango and avocado salad was messy and difficult to eat. mixed grill for £19 was 2 small pieces of lamb kebab, one tiny piece of chicken and one prawn, taste was nothing spectacular so I don't know how they can justify charging that much. A lot of money for well below average. Not worth it.

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VM
London
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

fantastic food and we were treated super nice. we were looking for great indian food in a not too formal/casual environment and were totally happy with the choice.

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VH
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and service was great but our table was situated in an awful location. Right by the kitchen gateway so was noisy and we had a constant stream. We asked to move but there were no available tables. There should not be a table in that corner location. After a long week you want to be able to relax and enjoy your dinner which was sublime I might add!

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MD
London
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic place; always go there. Food is outstanding and super wine choices

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OL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very much enjoyed food and drinks (I recommend chilli/mango martini). Atmosphere and staff very nice

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B
Pittsburgh
22 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the staff was very friendly. However, the portion size for what we paid was not at all worth the meal. Over £60 for a meal for two and it was just not worth it. I would not recommend this to anyone.

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B
London
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

Poor experience. After another customer broke a glass and the glass dispersing over over table and over us the manager ignored our complaint and then we where left waiting for a dessert menu for 30mins.

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CI
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, nice presentation and a very enthusiastic waitress who was also very helpful and « smart ». I had ordered a side portion of rice and she very nicely pounted out that my vegetarian meal already had rice in it. In many restaurants they would not pay attention to these details. I also had a glass of wine (Malvec) and their Moscato for « dessert ». It was lovely. I would definitely go there again!!!

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a
London
4 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food, good service, good ambiance, bit on the expensive side...

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D
Montreal
12 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love this place. Every time we go to London, we book this place for one evening. I recommend the set menu to get a chance to taste a modern twist of indian cuisine. Over the years I booked for business and also just a relaxed dinner with my lovely wife. Thank you again for great service and great food. A special thanks to our server Yolanda who was top of the line!

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was good, just a bit on the expensive side.

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C
London
5 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 3

All the food tasted lovely, though some dishes could have been hotter. There was only us and one other table in but the service was dreadfully slow and disorganised. Being so quiet it lacked atmosphere, but would be fine with more people - provided the service could cope!

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GB
London
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food tasted and looked amazing with a modern twist on some Indian classics. Some of the dishes on the menu were very original in their concept. The Service was really good too. It's not the cheapest place in London but you get what you pay for. The picture with this review is the deconstructed passion-fruit trifle.

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SJ
London
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, tried a couple of vegetarian dishes had never seen on a menu before and they were just lovely. A good level of spice and innovative too. Lovely staff, quite quiet for a Sunday lunchtime, but that was okay with us.

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EB
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal on a saturday early evening. Lovely service. Relaxing. Fabulous flavours.
Yes more expensive than your average curry .. but this isnt your average curry!
Loved it! 😊

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