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Kabob and Curry, Providence, RI

Kabob and Curry

4.3
4.3
71 Reviews
$30 and under
Indian
Kabob & Curry is an award-winning, popular & affordable Indian restaurant located on Thayer St. Our food is the closest you'll get to a culinary nirvana.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Indian, Asian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–9:15 pm Sun 11:00 am–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (401) 273-8844

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Sanjiv Dhar

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact for information.

  • Private party contact

    Sanjiv Dhar: (401) 374-1872

What 71 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 3.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. C

    Clara

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious Excellent service Definitely will return
  2. T

    Terri

    Atlanta

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Service was quick. Food delivered in a timely manner. Every dish was delicious. Reasonable pricing and well portioned. Definitely a return visit in the future.
  3. TK

    TKCMOMO2

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Food was good but not great. Lots of windows which was nice but view was to stacks of dirty milk crates and garbage bins, and a wall. But I’m assuming they can’t control what is there. I thought they might want to simply invest in something inside the glass to help. Frosted/decorative window film on lower parts of the windows that still lets in light? Lacey cafe length curtains? Service was fine. Though not terribly enthusiastic, they got the job done and no one was rude by any means. Would I go again? Maybe. Haven’t tried other Indian in Providence so might be the best it gets. If it is then I’ll probably be back on occasion and will try different dishes. Perhaps I ordered their weakest options.
  4. JM

    JenM

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing as usual and service by Mustafa was outstanding. Looking forward to my next meal there!
  5. ET

    ElleT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food was great! It’s nice be able to dine in and enjoy good company.
  6. SG

    SofiaG

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Great service and food! My favorite Indian restaurant in RI.
  7. O

    Ohiowan

    New England

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The paper plates and plastic utensils and cups are incongruous with the idea of going out to eat at a nice sit down restaurant. You might as well do take out. The service and food were great; I hope this is only a temporary situation.

    Kabob and CurryResponded on December 8, 2021Thank you for your feedback .We have been in business for over 30 years but never faced such times where their is a lot of confusion chaos workforce challenges supply chain issues.We are very glad to have survived this phase and as we re invent ourself ,we are looking into bringing back normal service standards and procedures .we will be making changes and hope to see you again

  8. TR

    TimR

    New England

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2021

    overall2food4service2ambience2
    I used to love this place. The food is great but the presentation is marred by the use of cardboard plates/bowls. The response to this criticism noted online is that it was an effort to use "biodegradables" in order to conserve. That would be acceptable, however, the use of plastic glasses and forks negate that logic. Service was also uneven, anxious and lacked knowledge of the menu etc. I know these are tough times for restaurant owners and therefore reticent to be negative, but I'm the one dropping $100 for date night.

    Kabob and CurryResponded on December 8, 2021Thank you for your feedback .We have been business for 30 years but never faced such times where their is a lot of confusion chaos workforce challenges and supply chain issues .we are glad to have survived this phase and we have re invent ourself ,we are looking into bringing back normal service standards and procedures.We will be making changes and hope to see you again .

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The original Indian restaurant, opened in 1987. Chef and owner, Sanjiv is amazing. Been coming here since the mid 90s, food and service is always top notch.

    Kabob and CurryResponded on December 8, 2021Thank you 🙏 Steve ,Martin ,and Laura chagnon please visit us again

  10. JR

    JoshR

    New England

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful place, the food is delicious and the service is exceptional. Standards have not changed over the years. I highly recommend Kabob and Curry off of Thayers St Providence

    Kabob and CurryResponded on December 8, 2021Thank you josh please visit us again .

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family weekend
  12. FM

    FoodMonster

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They were accommodating to our requests and were careful of our food allergies. Our table was perfectly situated for Covid protocols and we felt safe though eating inside a restaurant. The food was delicious!!!! And the timing of the dishes was perfect so we never felt crowded. The server was attentive and friendly. In fact, Kabob and Curry provided the best service, portions and flavour of the 3 restaurants in which we ate while in Providence.

    Kabob and CurryResponded on December 8, 2021Thank you 🙏

  13. k

    karfista

    New England

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2021

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    Was recommended by a friend , very disappointed on the quality of the food , also being served on paper bowls , plastic cups and silverware didn’t help at all. Place didn’t seem cleaned at all. Sorry not for me.
  14. JF

    JayF

    New England

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2021

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Service was a little cold and impersonal, but the food made to for it. Got, fresh, very delicious. Came out very fast too.

    Kabob and CurryResponded on December 8, 2021Jay please visit us again Ithank you for letting us know about service and food

  15. LT

    LaurenT

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This is a favorite restaurant of my husband and I, and we have been dining here for years. No matter what dish I try, it is delicious. He prefers anything really spicy (vindaloo). Always great service. Highly recommend.
  16. GS

    GS22

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2019

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Lousy Indian food. The thali is a good value but the quality of the food is forgettable. Better off spending your $20 on a box of pizza.
  17. M

    bobM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Was entertaining a business friend who was Indian, thought it might be nice to do this. He liked the food and thought it was good. I would go again alone or with a colleague or friend who appreciate Indian cuisine.
  18. TF

    TriciaF

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious as always! I highly recommend the Sunday brunch. At first it might appear to be a small selection, but I’d pick a smaller sized buffet with delicious, fresh dishes over a large selection of mediocre food any day. They are great with allergies and my son, who has several, always leaves happy (we order him things off the menu and they are happy to tailor dishes to what he can and can’t eat).
  19. KA

    KatherineA

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    It's been a while since we have done a Brunch at Kabob and Curry but the youngest son was craving it so we jumped on the chance to do Easter Brunch. Everyone enjoyed the meal--although we ate too much!--and it was much like we remembered. There were some special substitutions in honor of Easter--lamb tikka masala instead of chicken and carrot pudding instead of rice for dessert--both excellent choices that we would eat anytime. It was a little noisy upstairs but they have removed some tables or something so it didn't feel as crowded as we remembered. There was no sense of being rushed and we could have stayed longer but some in our party had to go to work. Hopefully we'll all be available to go back again soon.
  20. DK

    DonKris

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This our go to restaurant when we are craving Indian cuisine. It never fails to deliver. Food is always consistent and delicious. Service is always spot on. Wait staff is very knowledgeable on food choices. Not much else to say because this restaurant is always on point.
  21. e

    eastbeach

    New England

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    Sunday Brunch - a very good, although modest selection of items, faithfully freshened and kept full - well done -
  22. KB

    KarenB

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    Our visit was not great. The restaurant felt rundown. A large party was being served and our orders got a bit confused. We were put toward the back with a heater on the floor behind my chair. when I complained, it was rolled away but still plugged in. We were very tightly sat next to the table behind us. The food was not as good as I recalled from years ago.
  23. M

    Mba24

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Always happy to come here for some amazing garlic naan
  24. DK

    DonKris

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We come here twice a month because the food is so damn good. Everyone who works here is so friendly and cheerful. If you’re not sure what to get and they will guide you and you won’t be disappointed. You will never go wrong coming to this restaurant. Best Indian food, bar none
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2011

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    The food was good but not spectacular. I really appreciated that the dishes were not as oily as I have experienced in other Indian restaurants. The prices were about average for this type of cuisine.
  26. MM

    MManch

    New England

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2011

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great location in the heart of Thayer Street on the East Side. Tamarind margarita was great, garlic stuffed naan was out of this world, hot garlic shrimp was indescribable! Altogether a great dinner.
  27. A

    Airedale

    New York Area

    375 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    375 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2011

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Started going in high school, then kept going through college in Providence, then grad school, and now go there with my kids... Needless to say, a definite fan. The wait staff is some of the friendliest, most down to earth people you'll ever meet - anywhere. The food is always excellent, and uniquely flavorful despite the other review, and the prices continue to be great (they were good on high school date nights, even better now!). There's not much more to say. Place is very casual, food is great in the restaurant or for take out, and they will take very good care of you. (I live in NY now, still go every month or so, and think it's the best Indian food in the Northeast.)
  28. G

    Granny

    New England

    92 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    92 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2011

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    There is always a brunch on Sundays, but this was a special one for Fathers' Day, and it was glorious. A chana saag (chick peas and spinach) was fabulous, a lamb dish on the buffet was a real treat. Our only disappointment was that the rice pudding, usually fabulous, had pineapple added to it, which wasn't a hit with us, although others seemed happy with it.
  29. EF

    ElizabethF

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2011

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Food is always good and may have gotten better since the last time I was there. However, we had a large party and first of all, the waiter tried to take all the orders mentally without writing anything down. Of course he forget things as a result. Also, the other waiters didn't seem to understand that we wanted to share the dishes and didn't know how to place them on the table in such a way that the dishes were distributed. They forgot to apply a coupon until we pointed it out. And one of the waiters didn't seem to understand the concept of "packing up the leftovers." However, they tried to correct all their mistakes and we were a large party. Overall, it was a good evening!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2011

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the best Indian food I have ever had. Srsly. No joke.
  31. JP

    JPSPATH

    New England

    71 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2011

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great Indian food, good service and very moderately priced only negative is limited parking in the area.
  32. SS

    SuzanneS

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2011

    overall5food3service3ambience2
    Kabob and Curry is a maintstay for Brown University students and their families. The food is well prepared,always served hot and service is always good
  33. G

    Granny

    New England

    92 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    92 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2011

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The Sunday buffet continues to be one of our favorite treats, although we also go for dinner, and would go for lunch if it were closer. The selections always offer enough variety that we both find plenty to enjoy. The staff are great, and welcome everyone warmly.
  34. s

    spdh

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2011

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    We went with a large family group, 13 people. The food was good and varied enough for everyone to find something they liked. We had a very nice sauvignon blank that balanced the food for the adults. It was a bit noisy, but we had 8 people aged 12 to 20 who enjoyed themselves and we did not have to worry about bothering anyone else in the room where they had all the larger groups. There also appears to be a quieter dining room downstairs.
  35. LF

    LizFromBoston

    New England

    35 reviews

    3.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2011

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    This is an okay restaurant - not terrible, not particularly good, either, and if you've a particular wish for good aloo paratha or a specific naan filling, or much of anything, you'll almost certainly be disappointed. Pretty much all the dishes taste the same. If you happen to like that, then it's great.
  36. l

    lkinfl

    New England

    33 reviews

    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2011

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    My daughter is a vegetarian, so this is why I chose this restaurant. I have no idea about Indian food. I liked what I ate, but did not know what sauces went with what dish. This was a buffet and there was no way to tell what the dishes were. It was OK. I doubt I will ever return. I know there weren't as many selections that were vegetarian as my daughter hoped there would be.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2011

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This is a wonderful Indian restaurant. It has been on Thayer St for many years and continues to be delicious.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2011

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    I eat a lot of Indian food all over the US and this was some of the blandest I've ever had. I give it an overall "fair" rating because they do a good job of making the food not greasy and do go out of their way to make accomodations for people with dietary restrictions.
  39. G

    Granny

    New England

    92 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    92 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2011

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The only negative available for this restaurant is the paper table covers. We understand the reasoning, but they catch on one's cuffs and rustle. They also look a bit more like a crab house than a nice restaurant. But the food is so wonderful, and the service so warm and friendly that the paper isn't even close to being a deal-breaker.
  40. G

    Granny

    New England

    92 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    92 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2011

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food is what it is all about. Okay, the food and the skilled service. Okay, the food, the skilled service and the warm welcome.

FAQs

Kabob and Curry does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Kabob and Curry also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (401) 273-8844.

Kabob and Curry is rated 4.3 stars by 71 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for Kabob and Curry

261 Thayer Street, Providence, RI 02906

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Meeting Street

  • Neighborhood

    Providence

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–9:15 pm Sun 11:00 am–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Indian, Asian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Sanjiv Dhar

  • Additional

    Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Takeout

  • Phone number

    (401) 273-8844

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact for information.

  • Private party contact

    Sanjiv Dhar: (401) 374-1872

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