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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
  • "Wonderful flavors. Enjoyed the traditional items (paneer, masala)."
    Dined on 8/26/2014
  • "very good service and all very helpfull to fill ones needs. Would have liked to see Australian wine filling out the wine list Will return soon"
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "I took a friend here because he said he didn't like Indian food. Having been here before, I knew there would be plenty of non-traditional options, like the lamb burger sliders, just in case he was going to be less adventurous. Bottom line is there are options for those that love Indian food and those who are just dabbling in the flavors :-)"
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Tables are set with such eloquence from bone china to starched white table cloths to creative fresh flower centerpiece to desserts served in a spoon. The owner has spent time training waiters and thinking of every detail to provide a pleasurable experience for all. They are very welcoming to accommodate large groups too. A place with a lovely attitude to share a lovely spot of tea and traditional Indian cuisine with friends."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "This is not a typical Indian restaurant with only curry. Kiran has taken Indian to its peak with amazing flavors (I did not say hot and spicy though you can get this if you desire). When have you had Indian cornish game hen or drunk soup out of a tea cup. Our first time and we will be back."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "Kiran's is known for its Indian offerings, which is usually what we order, but there are choices which will suit everyone and the special HRW menu offers both. We particularly enjoyed the flight of three soups with an onion spinach fritter, the tandoori redfish, and the trio of sorbets…all very refreshing during August. Service was prompt and helpful without being intrusive. The location is close to railroad tracks, which detracts from both the outside tables and the view. Decor could use an update, but its pleasant with dark colors, white tablecloths and low bowls of fresh flowers. We always enjoy eating at Kiran's."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "My Indian friends have always said that Kiran's had the best food in town, but this was my first visit. It totally met and exceeded expectations. Attentive service and the food was fabulous."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "I love flavor and that's what Kiran's has. Each dish has a tasty subtle uniqueness. The Houston Restaurant Weeks menu was such a fun option to try new things."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "For upscale Eastern Indian fare in a comfortable ambiance, this restaurant is the top of the mark. And, the high teas are very special, including an angelic harp playing in the background."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "This place has very good food and the service was great too. This is gonna be high on my list for date nights from now on. We brought home leftovers and our 4 young children loved them too and can't wait to go as well. Can't wait to come back and try more dishes! Chicken tikka masala and seafood duo are just delicious!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "The food at Kiran is consistently outstanding. The flavors, the consistencies, the quality of the ingredients all conspire to make this a great place to enjoy a meal. The chef always prepares something special for our table, knowing how much we enjoy her country's food. We have always had dedicated, attentive service and all requests are attended to immediately."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Kiran's for the very Best High Tea in Houston. Serving a proper British High Tea with fine china and fresh flowers. The Masala Chai Tea is an excellent original by Chef Kiran. The refreshingly different mint-lime lemonade started the first course with mushroom & feta samosa, followed by the ladyfinger sandwiches - chicken salad, smoked salmon, cucumber avocado, tomato mozzarella and a spicy Vindaloo deviled egg - A choice of Darjeeling tea or staying with the chai - next was the traditional apricot & cranberry scone with jam and clotted cream and Earl Grey tea. A large assortment of petit fours including macaroons, key-lime tart, pecan tart, rasberry mouse and chocolate dipped strawberries. Excellent wait staff! An elegant treat for all"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "You will never be dissappointed dining at Kiran's. Absolutely one of Houston's 5 Star Restaurants. Don't miss it."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Since it's Houston Restaurant Week we decided to have dinner at Kiran's. This was the first time for one of the group to taste Indian food - - We were greeted and seated immediately. Fine dining - wonderful mixed Indian / British decor, fresh flowers and candles on the table. Excellent service from start to finish. The soup flight trio was delicious. We tried the sliders and chicken Tikka Masala - a big hit. We shared the 3 desserts - poached pear, trio of ice cream and the fantastic bread pudding with apricots, cranberries and white chocolate creme anglaise. Kiran stopped by the table to say hello. We dined slowly and were not rushed and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Next time we will be there for a Saturday High tea - the best."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "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 met there for a book club meeting at the the high tea. The food served was somewhat different from what was on the restaurant website menu. Normally, the service is exceptional, however, the day we were there, the service was adequate, but not good. We had long waits for refills for water and tea - problematic for an event where tea is the feature."
    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