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

Private Party Facilities:
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.

Private Party Contact:
Kiran Verma: (866) 302-8281

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)




Kiran's Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

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4.2

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92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (44)
Good Vegetarian Options (35)
Fit for Foodies (32)
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Good for a Date (28)
Authentic (27)
Creative Cuisine (26)
Good for Birthdays (25)
Spicy (25)
Business Meals (22)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Good for Groups (16)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Afternoon Tea (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Bar Seating (13)
Gluten Free Options (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Tasting Menu (11)
Great for Lunch (10)
Fun (9)
Romantic (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Healthy (7)
Vegan (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Great for Brunch (3)
Casual (3)
Cozy (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Great Beer (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
People Watching (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tapas (2)
Live Music (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Scenic View (1)
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 (Houston)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

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 (México)·Dined 6 days ago

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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 (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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 (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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·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food is always outstanding. I have been for dinner, lunch and afternoon tea and this is the only time service has not been steller. Afternoon tea is a nice idea.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Tea, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Very slow service and felt unwelcome. The first visit was the opposite, service was prompt and friendly, but during the last visit the staff ignored customers and were kept busy by the owner,
moving chairs and keeping guests with no staff service. I doubt that I’d recommend this restaurant to my friends.

Tags: Spicy
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The food choices ranged from traditional Indian dishes to more western / European with an Indian/cajun twist. All choices were great or better. Outstanding service and decor. Bar decor is especially lovely. Has free valet parking around the corner (off Richmond).

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Kiran has always had great restaurants and this one is no exception. Food great, service excellent and very upscale.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Spicy, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea, Bar Seating
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 30, 2017

First time for all of us. It was excellent. We look forward to returning soon.

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 30, 2017

As usual, great food and service at Kiran’s . You may be able to find Indian food for less money but you cannot beat the quality and service at this Houston classic.

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 (Houston)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Clearly one of the best "high end" Indian dining in the City. Fantastic service and nice space. Thought a few of the entrees were overpriced but that is what is required for their pricey digs.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Nice atmosphere, friendly staff, tasty food. Breads are delicious. Crab cake and crabbsamosa both great. Liked the black lentils and biryani. Service was polite but inattentive. Unnecessarily seated at an uncomfortable table crammed against a service station. Had a hard time getting waiter's attention. Had to ask for water, a second cocktail, etc. might have just been an off night for service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Authentic, Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Always amazing food, great service, and delicious cocktails!

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 (Houston)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Everything about Kiran's is always impeccable! We brought some foodie friends from Las Vegas who think that no ones service levels in Houston have lived up to Vegas standards...until Kiran's. And the food is always amazing. Wine selection is also great. Definitely one of my favorite restaurants in Houston.

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 (Austin)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Absolutely a top-notch experience every time. Service is impeccable, and food is always amazing.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Spicy, Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 22, 2017

This used to be my favorite Indian restaurant with an excellant variety of wines. The last 2 times I visited ( within the last 2 months), the food has been inconsistent and disappointing. Both times I had to send back our food. Very sad for a great chef!

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 (Houston)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Great food, great service! Love the combo of a New Orleans chef and an Indian chef. Unbelievable food!

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options, Afternoon Tea, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Extremely impressed! The food was extraordinary and for the quality reasonably priced. The service was impeccable. And whoever did the interior design has done a truly impressive job.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Kiran's is truly one of the best, most flavorful Indian restaurants in Houston. Period.

Tags: Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Excellent menu options. We ordered family style to share dishes and all of the vegetarian foods were cooked perfectly. Personally would've preferred the lamb and venison to be less cooked and more tender/rare. But overall everything was excellent. Especially recommend the stuffed naan and okra.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Kiran's is a warm, inviting upscale Indian restaurant that has high quality food presented with attention to detail. The wait staff is attentive and friendly. Houston is lucky to have such a high caliber restaurant in its distinctive collection of options.

Tags: Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Food had good flavors and there was good mix of spices in every dish making it very different kind of Indian food. I think I like Indica more when it comes to fusion Indian food and use of spices. I was not happy with the wait time too as I was with my 6 months old n could not wait longer

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 25, 2017

The wait staff was very attentive and helpful . I found the cost of the food a little high . For this reason I'm not sure I would go back

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Exquisite food and excellent service.

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