Kiran's

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$31 to $50
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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, great service in a serene environment.
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MK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We were celebrating my 80th birthday. This is my favorite Indian restaurant and my favorite restaurant overall. The food is always excellent and we were very well cared for by a very attentive waitstaff. Their relatively new location is also a big step up from where they were before. Everybody thoroughly enjoyed the occasion.

GS
Houston
44 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and so was Jeremy!

OD
Houston
58 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My spouse, daughter and her significant other took me to Kiran’s for my birthday. All of us thoroughly enjoyed the dinner, sharing all the plates. We started off with cocktails, all of which were well designed and tastefully presented. I had the Ginger Serrano (or was it habanero?) Margarita which I enjoyed immensely. We then ordered 3 appetizers from the Indian Street Foods section of the menu. Our choices were heavily influenced by our waiter and his knowledge of the menu. The three appetizers were the Chili Tikka (chicken), the Onion Bhaji Pakora, and three of the four types of Samosas. All three were excellent but the Chili Tikka was our favorite. The coating on the Onion Bhaji was minimal and just enough to allow them to be fried and turn crispy. The Samosas were flaky and not overly bready or doughy with very tasteful fillings. For our main courses, we had the Chilean Sea Bass cooked in the Tandoori oven and served with an apricot chutney and Cicken Tikka Masala plus a side of Palak Paneer (which in many Indian restaurants would be called Saag Paneer). All were excellent with the bass and chicken being tender and moist. To finish up, we shared a piece of upside down pineapple cake which had been decorated for my birthday and spotted a single candle instead of numerous boxes’ worth of candles and was complements of Kiran’s. The waitstaff was friendly, knowledgeable and professional. The wine list was reasonable extensive although I ended up with a bottle of Rose Champagne which was not on the menu and which I got for slightly less than Kiran’s would normally have sold it because it was not on their list and they only had 3 bottles of it left. I sometimes ask the sommelier if the restaurant has any bottles not on the wine menu and which they would sell at a reduced price and this time Kiran’s had exactly what I wanted.

t
Houston
23 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first time in the new location, and it is lovely. Kind if miss the intimacy of the previous location.

S
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

You can make a reservation doesn’t mean they’ll have a table for you......does this sound like the Seinfeld episode???!!!😑

DK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place has very pleasant service and scrumptious food

AM
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kiran's serves up a trifecta of delicious food, attentive waitstaff and bartenders, and an inviting ambiance. The bar area is beautiful and offers outstanding happy hour and daily specials. The bartenders, like the waitstaff, are patient in answering many questions about the fare. In spite of the big TV's on the wall above the bartenders' area, there was a quiet atmosphere conducive to conversation. In a similar manner, the dining areas allow diners to carry on a conversation at a normal speaking volume - something I always appreciate! There is an abundance of delicious dishes and appetizers. The samosas are fantastic - we had the crab & corn and the mushroom & feta and both were delicious. As our entree, we ordered the Baby Spinach Saag, along with the garlic stuffed naan bread, and the never ending papadums with chutneys. After that the naan bread wasn't the only thing that was stuffed! But we did have a little room for the beautifully presented and tasty birthday dessert that was served as a surprise to my dining partner! Thank you, Kiran's, for a lovely and memorable dining experience. I'll see you again soon!

JH
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing food and outstanding service. Chef Kiran never disappoints!

M
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and service was outstanding. Great place to celebrate Diwali.

JK
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Indian food and our waiter, David, was excellent. I would ask for him again.

AP
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous!! I can’t waiting to return and bring family & friends!

CR
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful evening at Kiran's. Service was exceptional. As the waiter placed my plate down, the Chef appeared within seconds to inform me that the sea bass dish typically was a larger portion than was on my plate so she was having another filet prepared for me in the back kitchen. I tried to explain it was not necessary but the waiter insisted the chef would have it no other way. Ended up taking the other fish home and enjoyed it the next day.

OT
Houston
22 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and our service was impeccable. Thanks David for a great overall experience and making our dining experience fantastic.

CB
Singapore
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Very enjoyable experience.

OT
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellence all around, food, service, ambiance. Enjoyable business dinner, where you could actually have a conversation. Will go back when in Houston.

BD
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

BJ
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are both vegetarian, and the Vegetarian Feast is spectacular. The cocktails are also adventurous and amazing. We hope to be back soon!

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Anniversary

RG
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good Indian Restaurant. Food is good. Staff is courteous.

CR
London
14 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Excellent fine Northern Indian food prepared with care paired with excellent wines. The ambiance is inviting and sociable and business-appropriate.

DC
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sets the mark for Indian food definitely and for food in general in Houston. Wait staff was so efficient and delightful. Highly recommend the Crab salad and the Punjabi Thali for lunch.

JB
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! Can't wait to come back and try more! Outstanding!

OT
Houston
34 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service. Fantastic flavors and great service.

CB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you haven't enjoyed Kiran's high tea, you must gather friends and do so right away! We had a group of 10 and it was lovely. Several had no idea that Kiran's offered this wonderful option and said that they would be back. The food is plentiful and interesting. Very few places offer high tea and Kiran's is unique and no one is like them.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Delicious food and amazing service!

SC
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food is very good. Pricey - but at least food is worth it.

SP
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is an experience to remember!! The service, the staff were top notch! And the food was absolutely the best. I would highly recommend to go and enjoy the best ever dining experience!!

MH
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The very best Indian cuisine I have had. Chef Kiran Verma has down something magical. She has found a way to translate love into food. I recommend Kirans with my whole heart!

S
Central Coast
11 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have a broken knee, they were so helpful making sure I was comfortable. The food is amazing, presented beautifully, very friendly and accommodating staff.
My only complaint, it’s hard to get into if your handicapped in any way.

LM
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and the food was amazing as always!

a
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience5

I have been going to Kiran’s since she was at Ashianna. After my most recent visit, I don’t know that I’ll ever go back. I ordered 3 vegetarian dishes that I’ve ordered forever. They were all three mostly bell pepper. ???? Also, the food is outrageously priced. $7 for a cup of TEA! It’s excellent tea, but it’s tea. I was there for my birthday and I was disappointed...

EB
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very Nice place, touching, tasty food, super service

OT
San Antonio
11 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great servers, great menu, we got to meet Chef Kiran - all and all a really special evening.

r
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Get ready for a flavor explosion. Amazing food. It is expensive, but (aside from desert) the food was fantastic.

KP
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best lamb vindaloo in town, in an elegant and quiet atmosphere. The wine list was impressive and well-priced. Highly recommended.

WS
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Kiran’s is one of the great restaurants in Houston and has been around through all the trends. Great food combined with great service always wins.

J
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing food, beautiful atmosphere, & the mango cheesecake had my taste buds doing back flips.

R
Houston
90 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful birthday celebration! Food, wine and service were outstanding.

s
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Best Indian food anywhere!

LN
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience5

very spicy for our taste, ever though I asked to make it less spicy as possible.

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