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Kinaara, Omaha, NE

Kinaara

4.8
4.8
66 Reviews
$30 and under
Indian
Kinaara is Chef Ashish Sathyan's scratch Indian restaurant. We specialize in dishes from Kerala but feature from all over the diverse sub-continent. Try our famous Butter Chicken but also add on a dish you probably have never heard of, all of it will be amazing. You will find items that are not on any other menu, such as Grandma's Fish and Mango Curry and beef specials. We are a small casual restaurant that let's the food be the star.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Indian, Asian, Contemporary Indian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Wed, Thu 11:00 am–1:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (402) 895-3463

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    South Asian/Indian, Women

  • Executive chef

    Ashish Sathyan

  • Catering

    We provide the best Indian food but are not able to provide servers and bussers for events. Email us for pricing and other information.

  • Private party facilities

    We rent out the entire restaurant for a fee based on the time and day.

  • Neighborhood

    West Omaha

  • Cross street

    138th and Millard Ave

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Public transit

    One mile south of the Oakview transit stop on route 15.

  • Additional

    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Gluten-free Options, Vegan

Experiences

  • Fish Pollichathu

    $17.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Be able to reserve our most famous dish; Fish Pollichathu. We only make limited portions on Friday and Saturday so be sure to not miss out on this Kerala classic. It is salmon marinated in house seasonings overnight, then wrapped and grilled in a banana leaf.
  • Kerala lunch on banana leaf

    Multiple dates available
    Come enjoy a traditional Kerala meal served on a fresh banana leaf. It will come with local Plum Creek Farms chicken curry, sambar, dal, beans thoran, moru (yogurt) curry, lemon pickle, vendaka (okra) mappas, pappadam, and payasam. This is exactly what Ashish would eat back home, so come experience India without needing a passport. Please note in comments how many people will be ordering this item.

What 66 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. R

    Rafa

    Omaha

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great food! The signature fish dish is spectacular
  2. RN

    RussN

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I am gluten and dairy free and it’s difficult to find restaurants in Omaha. There were so many options clearly labeled and the staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. We had our kids and the staff was great talking with them and so kind. The spice level was Indian perfect! It did not taste like Americanized spice level. Great experience!
  3. NC

    NebraskaCouple

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We would absolutely recommend Kinaara! My husband got the lamb biriyani and I ordered the vegan coconut vegetable korma, and we both were beyond pleased with the flavor and portions. It’s a little small- so be sure to make a reservation! And it’s a little noisy, but we had an enjoyable time there. We are excited to go back!
  4. RG

    RainaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve been wanting to try this restaurant for awhile and finally did! It is a quaint and welcoming place with great food! The owners and staff were amazing. I highly recommend going with a group of your closest friends to enjoy good conversation & great food in a casual & inviting atmosphere.
  5. F

    Foodiewino

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and great food! We love this place
  6. SV

    StacieV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We dined in and enjoyed the vegan Thali special. Enough food to share between 2-3 people. Server was knowledgeable and very friendly. Food came out quickly and was presented on a nice platter. Couldn’t ask for a better experience every single time I order from Kinaara. 10/10 time after time.
  7. SL

    ShellyL

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fantastic and the service was superb.
  8. AC

    AlaynaC

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a wonderful experience. We got there super early and were sat immediately, but we had made a reservation on OpenTable just in case. There were 5 of us. We shared 3 appetizers, garlic Naan, cheese Naan the masala fries and the kebab trio. I had the usual chicken biriyani. One friend had the special Chicken Dum biriyani. That one had a bone-in half chicken. Mine was boneless. We also had the Malai Kofta (unsure on the spelling) which was just a little sweet and I really liked the flavor on the curry, the Tikka masala, and one friend went adventurous and had the Tellicherri Pepper Goat. Lots of bones. Have to be careful eating it. Their Mango Lassi was one of the best I have had in Omaha and definitely one of the cheapest.
  9. O

    Omaha81

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The young wait staff was friendly professional and knowledgeable. They made a great food experience even better! Wonderful food! We lived the spice level choices and will move to medium from mild on our next visit!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful meal and friendly service. Too bad we’re going out of town and won’t be able to go back until we return
  11. i

    iwaveatcows

    Houston

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can't wait to go back -- talk about amazing!!!! Excellent service and the food was top notch -- best Indian food we have ever had. Highly recommend -- be sure to make a reservation!
  12. SB

    SingaporeBob

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Easily best indian food in Omaha. Four of us ordered the standards: chicken korma, butter chicken saag paneer and the special chili salmon. All were delicious.
  13. BR

    BonRepas

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The food here is excellent, we've eaten here several times and have never been disappointed. The service is attentive but not intrusive. They also do take-out and we noticed many people coming in to pick up orders. I'd suggest having a reservation to dine here, it's not a tiny place but there are limited tables. We are looking forward to our next visit to Kinaara.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had some delicious breakfast dishes. Do not forget to grab some mango lassi to go.
  15. NW

    NicholasW

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent authentic Indian cuisine. Friendly and helpful staff. Great food at a good price. Best Indian restaurant in Omaha.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Indian around. The owners are great and very hospitable. We love it here.
  17. KG

    KatieG

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    Great food, good service, but noisy and difficult to hear.
  18. b

    bluenote

    Omaha

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Fabulous as usual. While almost a 30 minute drive for us from Dundee, we view the food here as worth it. All dishes are excellent and the owners are really nice. Kinaara and Urban Saffron Kitchen are much better than the other Indian restaurants in Omaha. Nice to have these two options after the closing of beloved Mother India!
  19. SA

    SarahA

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and the staff were very accommodating and friendly.
  20. J

    Ja13

    Omaha

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Celebtated husband’s birthday with friends. The entire staff was wonderful, food was wonderful. Great place, can’t wait to return.
  21. S

    Sean

    Phoenix

    18 reviews

    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience1
    Overall, the food was good. Definitely recommend the Masala fries. The mulligatawny was very grainy, and all I tasted was chickpea. The soup was extremely bland, and there was not any seasoning on the tables. I had the chicken roast (extra spicy), and my wife had the butter chicken (medium). Frankly, I would have liked more heat, but my wife found her dish to be a little spicy. The rice was perfectly cooked. The chicken was delicious. For some reason, they do not serve ice with the water or other drinks. This was odd. We prefer ice with our drinks. The biggest negative was the noise. It was so loud that we could not speak across the table at a normal conversation volume. Anyone with sensitivity to noise should avoid this restaurant if dining in.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Tried a few items I’d never tried before and they were delicious. Looking forward to our next visit.
  23. AL

    ALT78

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambiance is beautiful, the food is delectable, and the staff is incredibly attentive and friendly! The chef came out to ask how our food was and chatted for awhile, he was so friendly and personable. Two of us had pre-ordered the Fish Pollichathu and it was mouthwatering!! I highly recommend it!
  24. NW

    NancyW

    Omaha

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Fabulous food on this first visit. Prices are good. Though small, the restaurant is extremely loud from a general din of activity. Difficult to hear one another across the table and difficult to hear our charming server. No alcohol service. In summary, a great meal and good service but not a setting in which one wants to converse or linger for dessert.
  25. IS

    IanS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience1
    for the fantastic food they produce they need a better location and better ambiance.
  26. SO

    ShellyO

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Kinaara has the most delicious food and everyone that works there is so kind and helpful! Don’t go expecting impressive decor, but you won’t care about that once your food arrives. Highly recommend trying the masala fries and the Thali on a Wednesday or Thursday
  27. D

    Dntoma

    Omaha

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great, like always. We try to keep trying different items every time we go and haven’t been disappointed ever!
  28. SS

    SenS

    Nashville

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best tadoori wings I have tried. Overall the food is great, fresh and tasty. The service was outstanding. Must try if you live or visit Omaha.
  29. C

    Cindy

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service. Check out the specials on Friday and Saturday.
  30. GB

    GrantB

    Omaha

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Will be back
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    All four of us especially enjoyed our mulligatawny soup — wonderful and like none other. The rest of the food was delicious, too!
  32. D

    Dntoma

    Omaha

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience, food was fantastic like normal and Ashish even stopped out to ask if we enjoyed our meal.
  33. SF

    StefanieF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great tasting Indian food. First place I have found in Omaha that I like for Indian food. A must try!
  34. JR

    JayR711

    Omaha

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience1
    Had saw great reviews. Showed up on time for reservation and we’re asked to come back in 15 minutes. Once seated it took 10 minutes for anyone to come to our table. Ordered drinks and took another 10 minutes to even get them. Then ordered appetizers and it took close to 20 minutes. It was very loud in the small space so it is hard to hear conversations which is fine but not ideal. Overall the food was quite good, but I didn’t enjoy the overall experience. I would like to try the takeout next time.
  35. k

    krisj

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    most incredible Indian food I've ever had! frequent customer :)
  36. GJ

    GuyJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic!!! Waited WAY too long to enjoy the fabulous food and service. First visit was awesome, can't wait to return and try more dishes. Everything we ate was so good!
  37. DL

    DebL

    Omaha

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Best Indian food in town!!! Small business with owners working hard to make customers happy. Flavors were layered to perfection! Treat yourself to a wonderful meal. Make reservations so you don’t miss out.
  38. KH

    KaylynH

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    We were excited to try your restaurant for the first time, as I read rave reviews online. My son had requested Indian food for his birthday. Our server seemed very rushed and not attentative. Never told us the special or asked if we wanted dessert at the end of our meal. Just a rush to get us the ticket. The mulligatawny soup was just ok. The tikka masala was overly sweet. The lamb chops were however excellent.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food was phenomenal! Our waiter was helpful because we were unfamiliar with Indian cuisine.
  40. N

    Nachosupreme69

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So good. Seriously this place is ridiculously good.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Kinaara is rated 4.8 stars by 66 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


Booked 3 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Kinaara

13816 P St Omaha, NE 68137-2702

Additional information

  • Cross street

    138th and Millard Ave

  • Neighborhood

    West Omaha

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Wed, Thu 11:00 am–1:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Indian, Asian, Contemporary Indian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Public transit

    One mile south of the Oakview transit stop on route 15.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    South Asian/Indian, Women

  • Executive chef

    Ashish Sathyan

  • Additional

    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Gluten-free Options, Vegan

  • Phone number

    (402) 895-3463

  • Catering

    We provide the best Indian food but are not able to provide servers and bussers for events. Email us for pricing and other information.

  • Private party facilities

    We rent out the entire restaurant for a fee based on the time and day.

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