Kiran's

4.8
1734 Reviews
$31 to $50
Indian
Chef Kiran Verma, considered the ‘godmother of Indian fine dining,’ has created world-class north Indian cuisine at her eponymous restaurant. Come and enjoy good food and great service in a serene environment.
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Praveen
Houston
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The ambience and staff / service was great. What we did not like was the mushroom peas curry (very bitter) and Delhi chat (very dry). Paneer tikka and paneer butter masala was perfect along with butter and garlic or lasooni naan.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were so accommodating for my 20th birthday! Very COVID safe and friendly and they gave me a free dessert!! Love Kiran’s

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MarkF
Charleston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Indian food, service was outstanding and a overall pleasure.

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DeniseA
Houston
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Overall really good but service was a bit off usually server is really on top of it but not today

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SherrillWaddell
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and exquisite food. Our ‘go to’ fine dining experience for Indian food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! One of our favorite restaurants in the world

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience5

We came for Diwali dinner. Our waiter barely paid attention to us and rarely asked us if we wanted drinks or refills. It was so bad that the waitress for the table next to us volunteered to bring us what we needed.

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FranciscoL
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience5

We dine often at Kiran’s for years now since 2008 and we love the food and exceptional good service.
Unfortunately last Saturday the service was not good, this is something very unusual because service is Usually impeccable .
I write this review because we know chef Kiran who is always there end she must know to correct the situation.
Please don’t misunderstand me the server was good but service was extremely slow and it appears that he came to substitute or help on that area because he had tables at the terrace too, so I guess it was not his fault, he came to help .
Thank you

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vipAgdiaz1
Houston
104 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The new set up patio is great! Good was really good, service à bit slow, but it was ok! Will go back once more

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vipKaren
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their outdoor dining is perfect this time of year especially with COVID

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DeniseA
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual enjoyed the food and service will go back so pleased second time here food gets better and better and always spacious no close contact

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place and excellent food as always!

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TahaH
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Delicious cuisine. Very friendly atmosphere. Overall a great dining experience

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vipJohnr
Mississippi
63 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite Indian restaurant.
The wine list is very good, the food is exceptional and the comfort of the restaurant is great.

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Dallas
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The soup flight was excellent, as always, the Vindaloo chicken was spicy and wonderful, and the lightly flavored basmati rice with bits of dried fruit was perfect. We paired the food with a glass of Adami Prosecco. Ambience was elegant and calm. One of my favorite restaurants.

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scottb
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always so amazing!!!
Love this place and the charming people who work here.
Chef Kiran’s haute cuisine never fails to impress :)

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PatM
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed Kiran’s - the parking & entrance was a bit difficult to figure out.

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TonyC
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We really enjoyed our dinner. The cocktail menu is fun (we had a Mumbai Miracle - quite pricy but delicious). After our street food starter selections (samosas, papadums, pani poori), we shared vegetable biryani, garlic naan and chicken jalferezi. It was all wonderful. The dining room is beautiful and we were "entertained" by a sub-titled Indian movie playing in the background. A lovely time and an absolutely delicious meal. We will certainly be visiting again.

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BruceW
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fabulous food and great service. Kiran’s is a Houston treasure

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DeniseA
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good tasty and service excellent and quite elegant and very open space not crowded good price for selection of food

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vipFilterwoman
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was awesome at explaining the different menu times to us all. Great wine list and at reasonable price.
Parking is an issue. The signs say restaurant patrons park free in the garage but even with validation you can’t go over 3 hours or you can’t exit without paying.

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vipDate
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely place. We ended up sitting inside since it was early and there were no other guests yet. Our server (Jacob) was friendly, helpful, and delightful! The food was excellent, only just a little on the spicier side than we would have preferred, but hey-- it's Indian food, after all!

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vipJoeA
Houston
35 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time to dine out since mid-March. Couldn’t have made a better choice. Kiran has installed an outside patio with distanced tables. We felt perfectly safe. The food was up to its usual high standards - well spiced, perfectly combined with a mango lassi to tone down the burn. The service was impeccable, donning with gloves and face masks, which was much appreciated.

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krystalm
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience and wonderful food. Definitely recommend for a date night!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall wonderful experience. Upscale and more on the expensive side but worth it with the food. Wine list was extensive and seemed pricy but good as well.

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vipGreekfoody
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food prepared with great care. Authentic Indian tastes brought to interesting seafood dishes among many other options. Attention to detail and great service to match.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebratoons

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HarMarSuperstar
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We did both the Chef's and the Sadya Tastings. They were divine! Our initial champagne order came out a little tardy but the food erased all hindrances from out minds. Somehow authentic while at the same time paying homage to the southwest city it's housed within brilliant fusion. Favorites included: Sev Batata Poori, Foie gras, goat cheese naan, and Night in Goa. Such a high dining experience!

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vipToby
Houston
91 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner at Kiran's for a 40th Bday celebration and as usual it did not disappoint. The food is always wonderful and the service was stellar. One of us is Vegetarian and a guest has to eat gluten free and so Indian is a great choice and you can't do better than Kiran's. We also appreciate the patio and that our server always had his mask on appropriately.

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Samshan
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best upscale and the most authentic north Indian food in United States. Chef Kiran Verma is the best Indian chef in the United States and kudos to her for bringing the authencity of Indian food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a PHENOMENAL restaurant. Part of our table did entrees, part of it did restaurant week and we toured the Street Foods section of the menu with small plates and all of the food was truly sensational. I would highly recommend this restaurant. The decor is beautiful and the outside seating area is designed like an urban oasis. Do not miss out on dessert either. Top notch.

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vipScotsfoodie
Houston
87 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

COVID-19 procedures a little lax since last visit, at least that is how I felt.
Food superb as always.
Service a little slow.
Week end parking a little problematic.
Still a very worthwhile drive for a consistent Indian fusion cuisine.

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BillY
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great evening! Food service were excellent. Ambience was relaxing. Background music set a great tone. Highly recommended.

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CarolynM
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Indian cuisine in Houston. Complex layers of gentle flavors made from fresh ingredients including spices and herbs (tender fresh herb leaves instead of dried, etc). Some would consider parts of the menu to be a bit pricey but the cooking is labor intensive and worth it.

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vipOnalark
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience2

I thought the food was very average I really love authentic Indian food and this was fine. Just average. The service though was excellent.

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JJ2BRITS
Houston
28 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating my husband’s birthday with friends. We all took advantage of the Restaurant Week menu which was excellent

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We have known Kiran for a long time and she continues to amaze us with her culinary prowess! A delicious presentation of rack of lamb and tandoori chilean sea bass was out of this world! Spinach paneer and coriander and onion kulcha made for a perfect feast!

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juliad
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

so good. great food and service! will be back soon.

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vipJoeH
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have loved Kiran's food for years--before they re-opened at this location. I had not been in a long time. It doesn't disappoint. Since I was last here (maybe 2018 or 2019?), the restaurant expanded to close to double its former size. It's a bit of an open concept, but not too bad, especially during COVID, when every other table is left open. The service was nice. The house-designed cocktails are amazing. The wine list is solid. Pricing is on point for the quality and atmosphere. I had chicken vindaloo. The chef made my wife a customized seafood tikka masala. The eggplant appetizer is fabulous. If you've never had Peshwari naan, you must. I think there are only a few places in town that serve it.

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vipGptl
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was amazing. I wish the server was able to explain some of the dishes in more detail. Also, the restaurant was very warm. These are really small items that could use some attention but our experience was very good and we can’t wait to go back.

FAQs

Kiran's does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Kiran's also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 960-8472.

Kiran's is rated 4.8 stars by 1734 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.

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