About Kiran's

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.

2925 Richmond Ave.
Houston, TX 77098
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Indian, Contemporary Indian, Afternoon Tea

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: 11 am-2 pm ( Monday-Friday)
Dinner: 5 pm-10 pm (Monday-Thursday); 5 pm-11 pm (Friday & Saturday)
Afternoon Tea: 2 pm on Friday + Saturday

Monthly Wine Dinners
Single Malt Tastings
Holiday Menus (Easter Sunday, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Diwali, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve)

Cross Street:
Wakeforest Ave.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(713) 960-8472

Website:
http://www.kiranshouston.com/

Catering:
Exclusive, personalized caterings.

Parking Details:
Complimentary Valet and Private Garage

Executive Chef:
Kiran Verma

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Afternoon Tea
Monthly Wine Dinners
Single Malt Tastings
Holiday Menus (Easter Sunday, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Diwali, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Eve)




Private Dining

Whether celebrating with family and friends or gathering for a business meeting, Kiran's can accommodate all your needs. Private room available. Screen and projector on-site. Restaurant is available to book for lunches or Afternoon Tea any day of the week.

Kiran's Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

service

4.5

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4.5

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4.1

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91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (36)
Good Vegetarian Options (36)
Good for a Date (32)
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Fit for Foodies (30)
Creative Cuisine (28)
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Spicy (27)
Business Meals (26)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Good for Groups (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Gluten Free Options (12)
Great for Lunch (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Tasting Menu (11)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Romantic (10)
Notable Wine List (9)
Afternoon Tea (8)
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Healthy (8)
Vegan (8)
Hot Spot (6)
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Cozy (3)
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Great for Brunch (2)
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Great Beer (2)
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 (Houston)·Dined a day ago

Kiran’s consistently has excellent cuisine, excellent service, and a broad, high quality wine selection. Among the best authentic, traditional East Indian cuisine on the planet along with outstanding contemporary adaptations of Indian fare. Do yourself and your guests a favor; go to Kiran’s.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Bar Seating, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined 4 days ago

Kiran's continues to impress at its new location. Superb Indian fare served in a sophisticated atmosphere.

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined 4 days ago

Very authentic. Quite and elegant ambience. Well served food and preserved taste.

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·Dined 5 days ago

I made a reservation for Friday night, 12/8/2017, on Monday, 12/4/2017, for 8 o’clock. We got there a few minutes early and took a seat at the bar for a glass of wine. After enjoying a glass of wine, I inquired about the status of our table at approximately 8:10. Upon my inquiry, the host informed me that it would be an additional 20-30 minutes until our table was ready. There was a table open in the bar, so we settled for that since we had tickets to a movie at 9:40.

After sitting there for 5-10 minutes, we were still menu-less and hadn’t been visited by a server yet. Thankfully, the two gentlemen next to us were done and handed us theirs. After waiting a bit longer our server finally paid us a visit and took our orders. We received our food timely, but after dropping off our food, our server was no where to be seen for the rest of the night (save my run in with him in the kitchen, I’ll get to that in a second). At this point, we were still sipping on our wine from our initial seat at the bar. Given that we were eating Indian food, some water would have been nice so I managed to track down another waiter and asked him for some water. After not receiving any water for another 10 minutes or so, I walked over to the kitchen and found our original waiter having a gay ole’ time with his coworkers as he ate naan out of a basket. I eventually got his attention and was able to obtain 2 precious glasses of H2O.

Overall, this was not a pleasant experience as it was quite apparent the restaurant employees were completely overwhelmed and unable to fulfill the needs of their guests.
It should be noted that they were nice enough to comp three quarters of one glass of wine for the wait.

Will likely give them one more chance because the food is quite good, but the whole experience left something to be desired.

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 (Houston)·Dined 6 days ago

Location, ambience, food, and service are all spectacular. It is pricey, but is worth the cost.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Best restaurant in town. Upscale with wonderful ambiency.

Tags: Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Excellent food and service. We ordered off the menu at lunch with no problems. Love the beautiful new location.

Tags: Spicy, Hot Spot, Authentic, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 3, 2017

First time at new location. Not a good move. In fact, it was difficult to believe it was the same restaurant! It starts with the parking... self park somewhere in what appears to be an office building in which restaurant is located. We were unaware of logistics so valet parked half a block from entrance which we couldn't find!

Once in, place was large and loud. For those of you who anticipate physical layout similar to old location on Westheimer, be prepared for complete change. The old location was quiet, intimate and easily accessible. The new setting is just the opposite.

The food is what has always drawn my wife and I to this restaurant but the food was actually not up to par on this visit which never occurred at prior location. Food was always consistently delicious. Even the Naan was not up to their high standards. Service was good (silver lining).

I do not anticipate returning to what we once considered one of the best dining experiences to be found in Houston. Disappointing. Probably no mas!

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Spicy
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Kiran's was an absolutely amazing dining experience. The new location is fabulous and offers a great experience all around.

Tags: Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Lovely meal as always! Ginger Margarita is our favorite, but wasn't quite as good as it usually is, but place was very full.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Authentic, Spicy, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Kiran's is one of the finest restaurants in Houston. The food is authentic Indian cuisine, beautifully prepared, professionally served in a pretty setting. The owner and chef, Kiran Verma is a gracious host who ensures the dining experience is top notch.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellent food and wine, good price range. Looking forward to bringing guests!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Organic, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Vegan, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

It was amazing!!!! Great drink recommendations. I wasn’t a big fan of the samosas but the duck was DELICIOUS!!!

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Fantastic service and food! The food is expensive, but we’ll keep it in mind for special occasions.

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Very disappointed. Invited a friend and was looking forward to it. Kiran’s was closed! Both Open Table and Kiran’s dropped the ball! I don’t think a person should receive an email as well as in the website Open Table a CONFIRMED RESERVATION when the restaurant
Is closed.

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Chef Kiran does the best Thanksgiving buffet in town! We have gone to it many times in the past, first time in the new resturant for us. She did not dissapoint!

Tags: Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great, attentive and quick service. The mint lemonade, tandoori roti and dal were our favorites. Will try more dishes next time. The apple murabba dessert was outstanding.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Excellent cuisine and service each and every time we visit Kiran's

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Authentic
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Service was 6 stars.

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We had a wonderful meal, the waiter was very helpful with recommendations. We decided to stay with the traditional Indian cuisine and it did not disappoint. The nice thing about the restaurant is that there are options besides Indian food if you are with a group with different food tastes. Lots of vegetarian and non vegetarian options.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Wonderful attentive staff & delicious food. We had a vegetarian & a meat Thali plate, everything was great.

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 (México)·Dined on November 16, 2017

He ido varias ocasiones desde que estaban en el otro local, en esta oportunidad la cocina fuen muy lenta y el arroz con cordero que ordene pareciera que me dieron cordero con otra preparación ya que estaba muy picoso y nunca me lo habian servido así.

Me parece que es una lastima que lo descuiden, solía ser mi favorito de comida Hindú.

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Overall, we have been to Kiran’s A number of times. The old restaurant was better quality, the service was better and we enjoyed the ambiance much better. The new restaurant is larger, but without the warm feeling. The feeling I got was bigger was supposed to be better, but I think she missed the mark.

Tags: Business Meals, Spicy
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Poorly cooked food. Wine was decent. Service decent.

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 (Des Moines)·Dined on November 14, 2017

The food was great but the service terrible. The waiters did not know much about the menu, the things to recommend, etc That is unacceptable for a place that pretends to be up scale.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Really good vegan choices and not too spicy. Great flavors. The other couple that came with us were not Vegan and were very pleased with the food. The service was excellent. Would definitely come back

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 9, 2017

This is as upscale as Indian food gets. If the spices don’t bother you then go, in my case I had problems.

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·Dined on November 9, 2017

It was my first time dining at the restaurant and i am professional chef too the service was poor i mean the waiters made to seat and we were waiting for more than half n hour to order drinks with all the waiters starring at us but rather than that it was good experience good food good vibes

Tags: Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Initial impression on visiting the new location for the first time is that I miss the British Colonial decor of the previous site. The menu is extensive and a must if you want to include vegetarian options on the menu for someone in your party. Food seems to have swayed somewhat into more "Fusion" and less "Indian" for a traditionalist, but the quality is excellent and preparation is top notch. Will go again, but not when craving Indian.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

High end Indian food, creative menu and presentation. Excellent wine menu. Could do with more curry selections. Great experience in the wine room.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Vegan, Spicy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Afternoon Tea, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We completely enjoyed Kiran's. Most of the people with me had not had Indian - or very little exposure to it . I don't know everything about it, but I know I like it and had heard great reviews about Kiran's. It did not disappoint and every one, even the skeptical ones, enjoyed it thoroughly.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Had to wait 45mins for food
Also the valet is a joke .. get rid of them and let people part in the street . The garage is a big hassle so. Y gm getting rid of the valet things would be easier

Tags: Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual
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 (London)·Dined on October 29, 2017

I had a good experience but my friend ordered the lamb shank and it was full of fat . We told the waiter and we were quite disappointed that the management did not take it upon themselves to compensate or enquire about this .

Tags: Good for Groups, Spicy, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Very unhappy with the afternoon tea. While the tea was delicious, the food was very underwhelming. Each sandwich had the same hard, unsavory bread and the spreads were not very good

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 (Houston)·Dined on October 24, 2017

I always feel so special dining here. The food and ambience are immaculate.

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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Kiran’s has always been delicious but really love the new restaurant. We tried the high tea for the first time and it was wonderful - I highly recommend.

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Afternoon Tea, Spicy
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Great food! We attended the pre-fixe men for Diwali. All vegetarian (disclaimer...we are not vegetarian) menu and it was FANTASTIC. Party of 6 and we all thoroughly enjoyed the authentic and exotic flavors of India. Our service was impeccable and of course Chef Kiran and her husband were present and greeting guests as usual. Nice host/hostesses, great drinks at the bar. An overall amazing experience as usual. One of our local favorites.

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 (Houston)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Quickly becoming my fav restaurant in Houston. I just love this place. Don’t go if you’re in a hurry. They allow you to dine a leisurely pace which can be jarring compared to the typical American dining experience. It’s lovely if you can allow yourself to have a slow paced and amazing dinner. The food is excellent and there are so many options. The service is impeccable and the servers are very well trained to explain every aspect of the menu.

Tags: Special Occasion, Afternoon Coffee, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Spicy
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 14, 2017

So disappointing. Tea is usually excellent. Service was slow and we were the last table served every course. By the time we got to dessert there were only scraps left on the buffet.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 14, 2017

I visited Kiran's for a Saturday afternoon tea, which was a surprise for my husband who loves tea. We did the gluten free menu. Food was good, with the portobello appetizer and scone my favorites. There were three courses and three different teas. We left extremely full, so don't eat lunch beforehand!

Service left something to be desired. We had about 4 different people waiting on us and they didn't communicate with each other, which resulted in confusion and the wrong things being brought out to us.

Overall, I thought this was a nice experience and different than a traditional meal out.

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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