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Kiran's Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.kiranshouston.com
  • Email: info@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
  • "Modern twist on traditional Indian food; quite pleasant for most items but a few items should be left alone (what did you do that the normally delicious and simple pilau rice? Just too sweet for my palate). Very pricey so reserve for special occasions."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Dinner with veteran travelers to India and foodies. All agreed we felt like we were back at the Imperial or the Oberoi dining rooms in Northern India. Sophisticated crowd from the neighborhood on a Tuesday evening. Started with cocktails and Samosa's, and tasted our way into okra, dahl and Biryani. Then onto Lamb Vendaloo and Naan right out of the oven. Appetizer portions are enough for two, sides are enough for 4 hungry diners. Nice and quiet enough for a one on one discussion, but not too quiet. All in All wonderful experience. another nice surprise in Houston!"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "What a wonderful experience! The food was delicious, service was wonderful & the ambience was superb. Will definitely keep coming back!!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Great authentic Indian food. More on the pricey side, so save for client or special occasions."
    Dined on 10/10/2013
  • "What was originally a date for two turned into a double date, but the ambience and food allowed it to still be completely romantic. Everything was delicious from the drinks to the food to the dessert. Granted the dessert menu was a little misleading on descriptions, but overall it was a great experience."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I looked forward to the meal but from the starters Samosas and Baji through to the Chicken Masala all I tasted was hot chillies and no other flavours. A real shame as for the money I expected better. Good service. I just feel there are better authentic Indian restaurants for the money in Houston."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Bravo! Always a memorable meal and this time was no disappointment. 10's on accounts, food, service, atmosphere! One superlative after another. You won't be disappointed. The quality of ingredients, the quality of preparation and the robust flavors always leave one with a self promise to return."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "We love the food here. The waiters are incredibly attentive."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We reserved our table online and still waited about 15 minutes to be seated. Ordered several plates to share. Food temperature was under hot, but the flavors were sensational. My "summer in bombay" was forgotten but when it finally came around, surpassed my expectations. Our side of rice was left out until we were finally checked on again, nearly after our meal was complete. Dessert was fresh and cleansing to the palate. In general, delicious food and lackluster service."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "from the dishes presentation to the quality of the ingredients, you know this place is very good. everything was well prepared and full of flavors. service was outstanding. i eat out every night, and this is one of the restaurants in my book that i typically take out-of-towners for a special occasion and intro to the Indian cuisine."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I took a friend for the Saturday afternoon tea service. The food was lovely, with a pleasant hint of India. the teas were very good and the service was attentive. I like the restaurant a lot having been there many times before. The tea is great and I will be back."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I visited Kiran's based on Houston's top 100 restaurant rating howver the expereince was not good at all. I ordered appetizers (Sabudana Vada) based on the Server's recommendation they were uncooked and had twice the salt and had to return them and all I got was sorry no alternate recommendation or how can we make it up to you. The main course was okay nothing to rave about and service was slow lot of staff but people had to wait a while to get the food"
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "My wife and I were here for our first wedding anniversary. The food was outstanding, I feel that the vegetarian dishes that my wife got were far superior in flavor to the lamb chops that I ordered. Not that the lamb was subpar, the vegetarian dishes were just that outstanding. Small dining room with tables very close together, we would've enjoyed our visit a lot more with more privacy."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Busy..busy...busy....slow service and food was "good" not exceptional. A bit too large, many diners...I guess I was hoping for more attention to detail and personal service....but it was a Sat. night."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I have entertained clients here before (Native's of India) and have loved it. This is the first time I have ventured there without my security blankets to order for me. My wife and friends are also picky eaters so I was concerned. We have all eaten meals from many countries. My friend in particular has eaten Indian food in India and the Far East often. Turned out there isn't anything that Kiran does badly. What a wonderful experience. It offers the taste of Indian food without over powering each dish and is just enough volume to satisfy the appetite. I would recommend this to anyone. Really an enjoyable experience."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "I like spicy vegetarian food which they cooked to my test and very well presented. I could not avoid over eating. My friends wanted mild Chicken and Lamb and they enjoyed too."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Always a smashing delightful experience! Leaves you saying WOW! She's a culinary genius."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "I have been to Kiran's many times, and I always had outstanding service and excellent food. Consistent quality."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Super service, options very well explained by waiter even though we were not familiar with Indian food. The food tasted great and the portion sizes were reasonable. A great special event destination."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Went here for valentines day. everything was perfect."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My partner and I went to Kiran for Valentine's Day. The set menu was GREAT and all the food was tasty. We had a great evening overall. Some of the appreztizer were a little smaller than expected, but my partner loved the mushroom soup (she doesn't usually like mushrooms at all) when the server saw how much she liked the soup he gave her an additional serving which was very nice."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Even though we had a reservation at 9:15pm we didn't get seated until 9:50pm. When we asked the hostess how long was the wait instead of giving us atleast an estimate, she gave us the ambiguous response of "not much longer." Our waiter was extremely slow and seemed to not be able to keep track of our dishes when they were brought out by the bus boys. We watched our orders being given to customers around us who sat 20-30 minutes after us. By 11:30pm we still had not be served our dessert course. Falling asleep at the table, we asked for it to be boxed so we could just leave. Really ruined our Valentine's day."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The leg of lamb was great although a little on the pricey side"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Food was wonderfully prepared and service was outstanding."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "This is a special restaurant. The mix of India flavors with unique ingredients makes for a delightful experience. Price is reflective of quality, however. Special occasion evenings can create some extended seating delays. Expect that and you will still have a great evening."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My fiancee and I went to Kiran's for our valentine's day dinner. The place was packed, but the service was smooth and quick. We had an amazing 7 course meal. The food was some of the best we have every had. We are definitely coming back to experience the other options on the menu. This has easily become one our most favorite restaurants in town."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Valentine's Day at Kiran's was a very special evening. We had perfect food perfect service and wonderful ambience. We plan to return for other special events."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Got there with my wife for Valentine's dinner and the food, service and atmosphere were phenomenal."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great foot, great atmosphere, and great service. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I have designated this place as our nice out to eat restaurant. We love the food and always order more than we can eat so we can eat the rest the following day. It's almost better the next day anyways...almost. We love eating here and always look forward to a night at Kiran's."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Yes it was valentine's day, we had a reservation for 10pm, arrived 10pm, we could see a lot of people waiting and management never mentioned it was going to be one hour wait. Seated 11 pm, not a word, a courtesy drink or anything. I am a big fun of this restaurant but never again on special occasions."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We just love Kiran's. The menu is fabulous, and paired with the impeccable service, it's always a wonderful dining experience."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "I took my wife here for our 1 year anniversary. We have always loved Indian Cuisine, so I thought Kiran's would be the perfect place to celebrate our marriage together. The food was amazing, and service was top notch. I honestly don't have one complaint. Everything was perfect. Even the valet had our car ready for us when we walked out the door. This restaurant is the best Indian dining experience in Houston, bar none."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "The food and service were great. The owner/chef circulates to make sure all is well, Just a nice evening."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "Food was good but cold. We had to ask to remake the bread"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "The food was very tasty (as always) but the Lamb Rogan Josh was below par. The meat was chewy and firm as opposed to tender as would be expected from this dish. The ambience was wonderful and the service was great also."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "My friends and I had afternoon tea here on Saturday. It was lovely; a different change of pace than our occasional happy hours. The food and tea were excellent. Ambiance was nice and service was good. I highly recommend Kiran's afternoon tea experience."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "We took some friends with us on this visit. They used to live in the UK and are big fans of Indian food. We all loved it! 2 vegetarian plats (with different dishes), chicken korma, and lamb rogan josh, and all four of were absolutely satisfied. Kiran runs a wonderful kitchen and the wait staff are very helpful."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "What a fantastic experience! I highly recommend this place. The staff and chef are so warm and welcoming."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "It just doesn't get any better than Kiran's for taste, service, and ambience. Whether you're an expert on Indian food or never tried it, you will love the flavors of the meats, vegetables, and artisan bread at this restaurant. Tandoori (smoked) meats are amazing, chicken korma dishes are mild and aromatic, and vindaloo (lamb or chicken) are a little spicier. All come with wonderful long-grain rice to support the wonderful gravy. Awesome!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014