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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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

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Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (44)
Good Vegetarian Options (44)
Special Occasion (42)
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Authentic (42)
Business Meals (35)
Good for Anniversaries (34)
Fit for Foodies (31)
Good for a Date (31)
Spicy (28)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Worth the Drive (22)
Handcrafted Cocktails (21)
Quiet Conversation (20)
Good for Groups (19)
Romantic (17)
Tasting Menu (14)
Fun (12)
Notable Wine List (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Healthy (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Vegan (10)
Afternoon Tea (9)
Hot Spot (8)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Casual (6)
Cozy (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
People Watching (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tapas (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Organic (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Music (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Seasonal (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Enjoyable evening but my choices were cut short as the food was not Zabiha Halal, it would be really great if chef start using halal meat

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 3 days ago

This is a over hyped Restaurent with some really bad service.The waiter who attended us was rude and sarcastic.When we had questions on Champaign he was like that is costly this is cheaper look at this one .All we wanted was feedback on how the taste would be .He was rude and did a very bad job .I could see few of the tables were taken care of very well may be they are regular customers or else someone whom the owner Kiran knows personally. I went there for valentine’s day and was worst experience.I would strongly suggest not to go there for any special occasion.Food was mediocre nothing special which justified the high price fixed menu.Overall was not satisfied with the experience .

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined 4 days ago

Valentine’s day

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·Dined 5 days ago

This was my second visit to Kiran. I was very much impressed the first time but this time it was just OK. They have great ambiance and good food but the service was not very good. Servers were lacking energy and they took way too much time to bring every single course. I would certainly come again but this time it was average. Buckle up guys. I like you guys and expect excellent overall service every single time

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 (Houston)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Kiran's is always exceptional. Chef Kiran is a culinary genius! The new location is convenient, clean, bright and spacious. I always recommend Kiran's to my friends when they ask me for restaurant recommendations. If you haven't been you are really missing out on this gem of one of Houston's restaurant elite.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Spicy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Authentic, Business Meals
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 (Houston)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We celebrated our son’s birthday at Kiran’s. The service was excellent and the food was amazing. Every dish that we had was delicious. We hope to return soon!

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·Dined on February 9, 2018

Food was terrific - the vegetarian feast was truly a feast. Servers were highly attentive during the meal, though getting out the door was a bit slower as the restaurant got busier. Overall, highly recommended!

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·Dined on February 4, 2018

We had a wonderful night here, the food and service were outstanding. Only issue was we had to wait about 30-40 minutes for our table, which we reserved but the previous guests were staying longer than anticipated. I’m sure because it’s such a great experience they just didn’t want to leave ;) Thank you Chef Kiran for the beautifully crafted food!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy, Sunday Lunch, Disabled Access, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

We had ordered Malai kofta and paneer makhani as we are vegetarian. Malai kofta was ok but paneer makhani was absolutely bad. Also it was not worth the money spent

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Service, Food & atmosphere all hyped. We had bookings however were seated almost 30 min late despite having arrived well ahead of time.
Service was awful and we almost walked out. I don't think we will ever go back unless we have to.
Food was no great shakes either. this place is all hyped to primarily cater to tastes other than to the Indian persons palate - Kirans used to be one of our favorites for the unusual touches to the food she gave, so despite slow service, we went regularly for the awesome food.
No longer great food - just mediocre.
pls note - I DO NOT WANT TO BE CONTACTED BY THE RESTAURANT OR ANYONE ELSE FOR THAT MATTER.
this review is primarily for your other Subscribers to not make the mistake that my friends and now we have made ever since the new location has opened. we were consistently hearing negative things but wanted to try it out for ourselves before we passed any judgement.

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 (Houston)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Had a great time . Very tasty and interesting Indian food. The staff was very helpful choosing menu items for us.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Vegan, Spicy
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 (Houston)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Absolutely excellent as always. Gourmet Indian food with something for everyone including well behaved children.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Awesome staff & food...culinary bliss.

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 (Houston)·Dined on February 2, 2018

This was my third visit to Kiran"s. As usual the food, ambiance and decor were exceptional. The thing that always distracts from my enjoyment is the service. It's just small things but they do make a difference. My server disappearing for a lengthy period, spilling while filling my glass with out any acknowledgement, not knowing the difference between butter chicken and chicken tikka masala or not putting the entirety of my leftovers in my to go bag; these are not major offenses but they do help me feel underappreciated as a customer. Since the food is so stellar I can't help but expect the service to be so as well.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Comfort Food, Authentic
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·Dined on February 1, 2018

Excellent food, excellent service. Definitely going back!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Houston)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Great food and ambience. A bit pricey for Indian food but service and environment is first class. Fun craft cocktails!
We had samosas ( delish) and some other appetizer with lentils and pomegranate which was meh.

Butter chicken and chicken korma both excellent and nice portion sizes. Would definitely go back

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·Dined on January 31, 2018

We have known Kiran for years and have loved all her restaurants . . .

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 27, 2018

As always, great food and attentive and considerate service. Priced on the high side but absolutely worth it. Party of six enjoyed a wonderful meal together.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Excellent service and food is very tasty too

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Great experience as always from the time we walked in and until we left. The food, the service ..... everything was wonderful!

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 (México)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Great place

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 (Austin)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Amazing place. Great food. Beautiful environment

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Our experience was wonderful. Food was excellent, and our waiter was helpful and personable!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 22, 2018

I went with my daughter to try Indian food. Our server was amazing; extremely professional, kind, knowledgeable and fun to be around. He made the evening special.

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 20, 2018

This was our first time in the new location. We had a hard time figuring out how parking works or where the actual entrance to restaurant was located. You can park in the garage & they will validate or valet a couple of doors down on a side street and walk to the restaurant with no covered walk. A waiter saw us searching for the entrance and came out to show us the door. While my lamb shank was superb my husband had GULF SNAPPER
jumbo lump crab, Texas wild mushrooms, orzo, peppers, parsley. Not a word on the menu prepared us for a creamy crab sauce drenched over the fish.

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Excellent food and our server was superb at providing menu recommendations

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We our Mother to afternoon tea for her 86th Birthday. We are a great time. Our waiter was very attentive and informative of the menu. The food and teas were outstanding. My Mom was very impressed and we had a great time.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 19, 2018

This was our first time eating at Kirans.s. We have known and read about the chef and the restaurant for years. We had a 7 course tasting menu both Vegetarian and Fusion inspired.
The spices were very well matched with the food in intensity and taste. This made the meal absolutely one of the most tasty delights I have ever had. Not too strong in flavor or too light
this was my best Indian inspired/infused food there is. My wife the Vegetarian agreed.
WE will come back in the very near future.

Tags: Good for Groups, Local Ingredients
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 13, 2018

I have requested to have a comfortable table for a friend's birthday dinner. And yet,
we were brought to a table by the doorway near the front door where people go by
when there were plenty of tables left in the rooms. My friend is a frequent customer
immediately asked for another table.

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The food and service were great. There was a large group of ladies celebrating a birthday or shower next to us that were very loud. They definitely detracted from our enjoyment. We should have asked to move to another table but kept thinking they were about through but then the place filled up and there were no vacant tables.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Amazing food! We had to wait for almost an hour even when we had a reservation, but the food was totally worth it!

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 12, 2018

A definite thumbs up. Food is really really good with professional staff who make the experience very enjoyable.

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 11, 2018

It started with the server recommending the cod tikka. When it came it was the chicken. The server said "oh this is chicken not fish". He then said " I told them fish" Then said "but the chicken is good why don't you try it". Then put a piece on my plate. We kept it.
Then the venison and the duck entrees were both over cooked. They were way past well done.

First and last time to dine here.

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·Dined on January 9, 2018

Fabulous evening. Best food in town!

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Excellent Indian food!!!! Great ambience and service. We will be back soon!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 6, 2018

This restaurant never disappoints. It is one of the finest dining venues in Houston. The food is authentic, delicious and beautifully presented.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Excellent, as always. Always the food and service there.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Spicy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Vegan, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Tea
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Very different from the old Kiran’s location. Felt like dining in the lobby bar of a business hotel. Lighting was too bright given the number of people in the dining area and close proximity of tables. Lacks the intimacy and charm of the old Kiran’s, but food is nonetheless outstanding.

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 6, 2018

If you like Indian food, Kiran’s is a must do. Great food and excellent service. Highly Recommend!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Spicy
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 6, 2018

New location is much better. Great place to check out.

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