29 States The Indian Kitchen

4.2
37 Reviews
£25 and under
Indian
"29 states – The Indian Kitchen is a contemporary restaurant offering a distinctive dining experience to satisfy all aspects of Indian cuisine, complimenting wine selection, exceptional service and electrifying ambiance. Our menu is prudently designed to offer the diversity of India, immersed in the classics while offering the presence of modernity"
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Aaron
London
17 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

This is not a review I wanted to write. The food was very very good. When it came and when it was correct.
We didn't have our food order taken for over 40 mins after arriving despite there being a pair of waitresses not seening to do a lot. The manager was the only one doing ANYTHING. he took arders (eventually) ran the food, gave bills and took payment.
One of our starters was wrong. It did get replaced. The mains were there on time and were good. The service was so slow and erratic.
Also the decor felt very basic and the toilets were frightful. No loo paper and what looked like a doggy poo bag (full) hanging from the toilet roll holder. That was still there after the loo rolls had been replaced.
Not a great experience and will not be recommended.

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GordonM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staffs were great and friendly and helpful also the food was great and great value for money the place was very friendly and great surrounding to relax and enjoy yourself

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Coulgavins
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had an early evening booking, so there were only a few tables occupied.
Nice atmosphere and attentive service.
The food was beautifully flavoured and well presented.
Great value.
Highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Visited for our anniversary because the other half ‘desperately’ wanted a decent curry - and didn’t disappoint, we ordered whatever we wanted, didn’t skimp on anything and was still under budget having thoroughly enjoyed our meal ! Would definitely recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Incredible food, service a little slow, but worth the wait. Very good value for money.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food and service, attentive to requests. Portion sizes really good too. Highly recommended if you’re looking for a good curry in York that’s isn’t ‘run of the mill’.

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MichaelC
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Visited the estates on various occasions, always good food. Will revisit in the future.

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Amy52
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was excellent. Service was good waited a while to pay the bill as only one server on the floor but once we requested the bill it was sorted out quickly

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Pippa212
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience1

Have been before and the food and ambience was very disappointing. Probably better had we gone earlier ( we booked for 10pm) and just got the feeling that they wanted rid! My partner order a curry with mince meat as the main and it tasted like shepherds pie without the mash. Have been many times before and the chef usually comes and has a chat at the table but we were told he was too busy counting the money. Very disappointed with visit which was a real shame as I sold it so high to my partner who hadn’t been before.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
11 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Great place excellent food and service was priceless made us feel very welcome don’t miss out or you will

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JudyB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Far too noisy from one all male party. Unable to hear people across the table. Waiters reluctant to ask them to quieten down.
Food OK but not usual standard
Shame as we really like this restaurant but this experience has put us off

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AndrewN
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Service was slow at best and inattentive as the meal progressed, the food although tasteful on the night had an over night affect on both of us and the over use of salt became apparent ! We dined here on the back of good reviews but sadly the experience came nowhere near .

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Munchied5
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Poor service, small portions and not much atmosphere. Quite expensive for 3 people even with discount.

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DavidD
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely superb waiter and chef very pleasant and professional. Will definitely be returning.

JB
JudyB
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Extremely busy Saturday night but still fab service. Value for money, would def recommend

JW
JeroenW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good authentic food, decent pricing, pleasant service.

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GillianT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Unfortunately , the food looked and tasted as if it was a " ready meal " ...Naan bread ; undercooked , and microwaved rice !
We were rushed through our meal at every course , and even asked to move to another table at the end of the meal , before we had finished our drinks !
I'm sorry to say this , but the restaurant hype did not deliver 😟.

DJ
DavidJL39
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience3

29 States offers a more authentic Indian Dining Exoerience than can be found in most Indian Restaurants. Dishes are individually prepared from a relatively small menu.

On each occasion we have been, the Chef has made a personal tour of the tables, a sign that he enjoys his work.

The ambient temperature of the Restaurant on this last visit was on the cool side.

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CatherineH
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I have a severe nut allergy and the staff were incredibly helpful, even sending out the chef to talk me through the menu and make his recommendations as to what was best to eat for my palette. He also popped out after the meal to check that everything was ok. Very attentive staff , in fact I've never had so much interest taken, usually people, just say that they cannot be certain as the ingredients states that it "may contain nuts" so you are never completely certain- but these guys were awesome!
Well done!
We were a small group who hadn't seen each other for ten years, the waiter was very efficient to start with and then, seeing we were more than happy, he left us to our own devices- which was just what was needed. Food was very tasty and well priced - thanks for a great evening!

SJ
SusanJ
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This was not our first visit. The food is usually very good but the service slow. However on this occasion, the restaurant was very busy with obviously not enough staff to cope. We left without eating as after more than 15 minutes had passed there was no sign of our order being taken.

JB
vipJohnB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent food at good prices with knowledgeable recommendations by the staff.

CJ
CraigJ
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

First visit last Saturday - not particularly busy, so service was good. Food was lovely and the menu is a little bit different to your normal Indian. Will certainly return.

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ScottC
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I booked a table for 8 as we were on a long weekend from Montrose in Scotland. I had been the last time I was in York and was really impressed with the choice available. One of our party is a vegetarian and the options available were superb for him. At the end of our meal the chef came to the table with complimentary saffron and pistachio ice creams. I cannot praise the restaurant enough.

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Skaffen
London
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Not enough staff

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great - very friendly and accommodating. Food was incredible - dishes were very flavoursome, would definitely recommend!

RD
RachaelD
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

If asked for a view of Clifford’s tower and this request was granted as we had a great view- and fireworks later to celebrate the Viking festival! The food was amazing- authentic Indian rather than Pakistani so we tried some new dishes. Fabulous Goan king prawn curry and a lamb shank in rum. Yum! Good service too. The interior was a little tired and not as dressy as I’d imagined from the photos, but all in all a great night.

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AnnM
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had the restaurant recommended and it certainly lived up to the recommed. Food very good and good value for money.

MB
MichaelB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant meal, service, never been before the food was excellent and a diffferent menu than normal Indian restaurants
Would recommend to friends and family and will be back again

SJ
SusanJ
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Indian food , well presented. Good service ,central location.

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OpenTable Diner
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Probably the best Indian food in the country, consistently great food

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was ok. Nothing special. I thought a bit too sweet. Nice enough standard Indian restaurant though.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A brilliant restaurant. Amazing food and excellent views of Clifford’s Tower.

The staff were very accommodating and helped us with the menu.

We will definetly go again.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really tasty curry, all dishes ordered were delicious.
Good value for money.
Fantastic view of Clifford's Tower.
Easy to book online.

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Tcn1
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been several times before and find the staff welcoming and helpful if you're unsure what to order. My friend was visiting for the first time and was very impressed.
The menu is a little different from others which is refreshing and the portions are just right.
Nice atmosphere, never rushed.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Retirement celebration. Excellent service, food lovely and staff attentive and helpful.

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Barstep
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Our second visit to 29 States in York. Great view to Clifford's Tower across the road. Excellent food. Good service and very reasonable prices. It race day in York so it was busy and some tables were a bit rowdy.

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Rickie
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and friendly atmosphere -will definitely visit again when next in York

FAQs

29 States The Indian Kitchen does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and Just Eat. 29 States The Indian Kitchen also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01904 636481.

29 States The Indian Kitchen is rated 4.2 stars by 37 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.