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Kiran's Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.kiranshouston.com
  • Phone: (713) 960-8472
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday–Sunday 5 pm
    Happy Hour: Monday–Friday 5 pm–7 pm
    Afternoon Tea: One Seating Every Saturday at 2 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Executive Chef: Kiran Verma
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Exclusive, personalized caterings.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Afternoon Tea Every Saturday. One seating at 2 pm.
    Monthly Wine Dinners
    Single Malt Tastings
    Holiday Brunch Buffets (Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas)

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Mid Lane
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet and Private Lot.
A word from Kiran's
Chef Kiran, considered the ‘godmother of Indian fine dining,’ has created world-class Indian cuisine at her eponymous restaurant, which serves up Indian hospitality, with French sophistication and American informality. Chef Kiran is a self-taught chef with three important influences – an Indian upbringing, a love of fine cuisine and a generous spirit. She defines her cuisine as a combination of cultures, philosophies and cooking techniques. An award-winning wine list of over 300 labels, along with monthly wine dinners, complements the delicate flavors of the food. Guests can also enjoy an Afternoon Tea service every Saturday. Chef Kiran recently launched her own Chai Blend.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "a wonderful and unique place for a birthday dinner"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Certainly the best Indian restaurant in the Western Hemisphere, if not beyond! Kiran is a star chef and a wonderful host."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I went expecting something special from reviews on other sites. It wasn't. It was okay, but given the prices, the food was actually very disappointing. The décor is also given high praise. It was pretentious and old-fashioned. The service was wonderful, but there are definitely better high-end Indian options in Houston."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I took my Mother, Sister and Daugter to a special High Tea. It was delightful!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Came for HiTea. Food was OK but not 'wow' factor. Service was excellent. Surprised to have to give my credit card info to hold reservations. Have to return for an evening meal ala carte in order to give a fairer review."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We had a great time. The wait staff helped make it a special evening. They were very helpful with helping us make our food choices. we loved our dinner and the evening. would definitely go back."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Been here many times. Waitstaff are generally good, this time we were really lucky & and got outstanding service (wish I could remember his name!). Atypically my lamb vindaloo was tasty but the lamb was tough. Regardless we will be back."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Ambiance, service, quality of food preparation all excellent."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Kirans is a great place to spend a Saturday afternoon!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Very nice food. My Tandoori lamb was cooked at perfection. The service impeccable."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Awesome food n ambiance was so romantic which made 1st wedding anniversary so special. I will always remember this. All thanks to you guys."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Nice friendly staff but food lacking spice and flavor. If your British, best find another place. You won't find what your looking for here."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "This restaurant is a must if you love Indian food. The menu has all the traditional staples, with additional sections of the menu that have unique dishes, less traditional Indian, but very delicious nonetheless and still utilizing the Indian flavor profile. Naan comes pre-cut which I loved. Waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu and extremely helpful in navigating through it."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The food selections are a bit more varied than the usual Indian fare. More emphasis on continental -European selections."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Their take on lemonade may redefine lemonade, best fish dish I ever ate, the Chilean Seabass"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Our party of 5 chose the Tasting Menu and it was superb. Justin, our server, was very attentive and timed service perfectly. Excellent wine pairings. We'd all highly recommend Kiran's and will plan to return."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Kirans is a consistently a great time! We love the atmosphere and the food and service are amazing. I look forward to tea on Saturdays and dinner during the week!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Everyone in our group of four totally enjoyed Kiran's. The food and drink menus are exciting and extensive. It was the first visit for all of us; since I was the member of the party who recommended the restaurant, I was especially pleased that everyone had a pleasant experience. Each of us has vowed to make a return visit. Thank you for a very enjoyable evening."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We have been going to kirans for several years. Last Friday, the restaurant was moderately busy. The waiters seemed disorganized- several waiters took different parts of our order. The usually excellent service and attention was lacking- we had to call the waiters several times to replenish the chutneys. The dinner came out immediately after appetizers. The two martinis were very watery. The food was still very good - saag paneer and chicken tikka. Overall, this was not kirans best night"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Justin was our waiter and was very attentive. The food was excellent and everything was fresh. We had goat cheese naan, potato samosa, chicken chili tikka and chicken tikka masala. Loved the food. Not cheap but the restaurant was clean and all the ingredients were fresh. The Pimms cup was also very good. Will definitely be returning."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Not really an allergy safe location. Waiters seemed confused and didn't warn me about foods that would or wouldn't be safe to eat. Lamb was overcooked. However, the creme brulee trio was delicious. Ambience was nice,however every 30 minutes a train goes by, but even with that, it was dairly quiet."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "We had a great experience -- elegant interiors, polished and friendly service, and delicious food. We like anything spicy and thought the heat level of all our dishes was just right -- hot enough to light up our taste buds but not so hot to make our heads explode. We started with the street food dish called Chat Pata Keema and were blown away by the flavors. Then had Chicken Tikka Masala, Lamb Vindaloo, Daal Makhni and Sarson Ka Saag -- all delicious. And enough leftover to take home for lunch the next day. Just wish we had room to try dessert."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "As usual, the food and service was impeccable. Can't wait to go again! The okra dish is to die for!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "The food and service Werke phanomanal, just perfect. Winelist is outstanding and we will come back!"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Food was very average. Nothing to encourage on to return. Overpriced compared to competition."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Great Food and Great service. Food is top notch quality and service is great. Reminds me of 5 Star hotels in India."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • " "Scrumptious food, classy presentation, superb service, beautiful table settings, lovely ambiance." "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Kiran's provided the best (ever) Indian food I have had at a restaurant. We tried four vegetarian dishes and they were all packed with incredible flavor. The restaurant has a pleasant atmosphere and the service is exceptional. I highly endorse and recommend Kiran's for superb Indian food. Any time we visit Houston we will definitely dine at Kiran's!"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "We were seated immediately upon arriving. The food was excellent as well as the drinks and the service. Our group appreciated the quiet atmosphere which enabled us to converse without yelling. We can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Kiran's is one of this region'a great fine dining experiences. Kiran is a visionary chef and has created an experience with very friendly refined staff serving sublime Indian fusion cuisine. We take everyone there for dinner. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Expected high-end Indian food but got average to below average. Only thing I can say is that Indian dishes have been toned down for American customers (which to be honest should be hotter in Texas) and therefore lost those true Indian flavors. I had high expectations and was let down with bland dishes. Otherwise, an upscale place for meetings and parties. About me, I was in Houston for convention and home base is Chicago. Many Indian\Pakistani\Afghan restaurants with flavorful food."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "This was our first visit and all I can say is WOW! The food was fabulous and our server Ronnie was as good as they come. He was simply amazing! Cant wait to go back!"
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "Service was very slow to poor. Waited for 10 minutes for our cocktails, first coarse came 1 minute after cocktails. There was an hour wait between second coarse and main entree. Hard to get water refills. Ordered wine and it took a long time to get to the table. Food was excellent! "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "service was bad ,even getting some water took 1hr ,waiter is so bad cannot understand "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Was the first time there and overall was a good night, main meal was good but not enough rice, I would recommend you at least try this place "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I'm no newbie to indian cuisine so I'm a rather critical judge. I've traveled all around and have had some of the best. I would say the food was pretty decent. It was spicy, flavorful and authentic. The tamarind sauce was homemade and delicious (although it is my personally preference to have it a little on the sweeter side) and the stuffed naan was the best I've ever had. The variety was great not only for food but for drinks and desserts as well. Customer service was good and they even gave us a complimentary dessert sampler since it was our anniversary. Their prices are fair and I will be returning. A few things to keep in mind: 1. This place is not really kid friendly 2. The hostess wasn't very welcoming but the waitstaff made up for it"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Kiran's is a great place. I took my mom for the Saturday afternoon tea for mother's day, and it was perfect. The ffood is great, and the atmosphere is relaxing."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Food was average. For the price, go to India's Restaurant and save your money for the same quality if not better. Service entirely too slow. "
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "We enjoyed going there on a date night- the service was exceptional and the food was fantastic as well. While the menu serves the standard Indian foods for the main course, it was the street foods (appetizers) that was the scene stealer. Highly Recommended"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "I went with my boyfriend and another couple and all four of us thoroughly enjoyed our meals. The staff was very attentive, the decor was pretty, and the whole experience was wonderful!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014