Namaaste Kitchen

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Namaaste Kitchen is an award winning & critically-acclaimed modern Indian bar & grill in the heart of London’s buzzing Camden Town & trendy Primrose Hill, a stunning discovery from Chef-Patron Sabbir Karim, also owns Salaam Namaste “The Bloomsbury Favourite” and chosen by Evening Standard Critics Fay Maschler as a ‘Critic’s Choice’ in ES Magazine. Specialises in modern & healthy Indian cooking using only the finest spices & seasonal produce, that boasts style, ambience and hospitality. Prepared in the restaurant’s spectacular show kitchen in full view of diners, with fantastic semi-private ‘chefs’ tables’, seating a maximum of sixteen persons, flank the grill area. Since opening in 2010, it has established itself as one of the best Indian restaurants in London and has received glowing reviews in The Telegraph & The Guardian, as well as winner of “The Best Asian & Oriental Chef Of The Year” & “The Best Newcomer 2012” at prestigious FOBC The Asian Curry Awards
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SK
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Horrible service. Will not be returning. Was very excited to try out this place given all the good reviews and the vegan menu options. From the moment we arrived the staff could not have been more rude or condescending, or inattentive, although the restaurant was not busy. Food was good, but will not be returning

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place for lunch

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal with lovely food and extensive authentic menu.

PM
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing and varied food options. Loved the options, been twice and will go back.

EM
Kent
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience2

Excellent food and always good when we visit. Sunday afternoon quiet time to enjoy this great restaurant

JR
London
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Cracking food. Very friendly and great value for the location.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Initially we had book a table for two on Valentine’s Day but we were called and told that they will only be serving their special menu at £45 PP so we decided to change the booking to the following day on Saturday. To be honest everything was average the garlic naan we undercooked and doughy as were the poppadoms. The service was fast and efficient, the food portions were a bit on the small side; for the starter we ordered the green king prawns and were served only two small prawn and a bit of salad on the side. Also the saffron rice was served in bowl not much bigger than an orange.

m
Kent
8 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Amazing food!
We had to wait quite a bit for it though (almost an hour), which was a bit annoying. The room is quite noisy.

SE
London
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

One thing I would like to highlight is that we were sitting by the entrance and we had to get up to shut the door many times and it was super cold. Very disappointing!

X
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful place, brilliantly managed by Vicky. We came here by accident when the Bloomsbury kitchen caught fire. A fantastic manager from the group met us at the closed restaurant, and arranged a free Uber taxi here, and Vicky did, back to our choice of Holborn Station. With a 50% discount. I guess I admit that my mark for ambience is for the taste of others. I’d love it if it were hushed and quiet and less popular. Instead groups of all sorts enjoy themselves. I’ve got the cookbook now, but will keep coming back often. An unrivalled gem, best of a great group.

GK
London
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We have tried a great many Indian eateries in and around London and being Punjabi we know what's good and what's not

The food was excellent and the staff were very pleasanT.

The service was a little disorganised and some may say a little slow but that's just how we like it, don't like to be rushed

The restaurant was busy and a little noisy at the time but that was mainly due to the table next to us deciding they had to shout at each other for some odd reason.

All in all a very good meal

OT
London
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good atmosphere, food tastes fresh. A bit expensive without the offer.

SH
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal, staff, atmosphere, drinks. Paid what was expected. Definitely recommend and started our night off perfectly in the Camden area!! Must visit!!!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely food - plenty of different dishes to choose from. Great, efficient service. Will definitely return.

CP
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely food and atmosphere. Another table was a bit loud and made it hard to hear. Overall a great experience

RL
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Namaste Kitchen is the place in Camden for modern Asian cuisine. The menu is always changing and there all always new dishes to try....

L
London
5 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good portion sizes and everything tasted delicious and really fresh

AA
London
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I am sorry I am in food business you food teasing and quality is boring you should care for this

CR
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service with excellent food. Best curry I’ve eaten in a long time. Atmosphere was great, a very nice restaurant I would recommend visiting.

D
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good food. Have been on several occasions and really cannot fault the food. Staff are always friendly and welcoming. Some unusual dishes. The sea bass special is amazing

JM
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and lovely service. It was worth the long subway ride. Probably the best Indian food I've ever had. Thank you.

MF
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Polite stuff and good food. Will go back and already recommended to friends

VG
London
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas night dinner for 6 - flawless service, unobtrusive and pleasant. Food was delicious and good value. Really enjoyable experience.

t
Calgary
54 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Booked for Christmas Day dinner, would not have been my first choice, had a set menu which I felt had a very limited and more so, mediocre selection. Service was just OK, there were. 4 of us and they kept only bringing 3 of each course and had to wait for 4th numerous times, also shorted us on 2 appetizers and had to remind them. As to food, most of us had the curry chicken for main, pretty good, naan bread was excellent, cheesecake desert good also

DF
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent cookery with some great out of the ordinary dishes e.g. soft shell crab; scallops

Warm and friendly service

Will definitely return

MP
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Service was a little slow getting food however it was great when it arrived

M
Jacksonville
28 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome evening. Because of the holidays, they even had Christmas party favors. Staff were extremely helpful and fast. The food was truly spectacular. I'll plan on coming back next time in London!

v
London
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience1

We went there for team lunch with a hope of authentic Indian cuisine.we were very disappointed with the quality of food like chana masala was from tin rather then freshly cooked. Also on website they mentioned lot other items which is not available in actuals e.g. missi roti etc. On other hand it's felt expensive for no reason certainly no value for money .

L
London
5 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, big portions (took leftovers home; they were just as delicious a day later!), efficient friendly service, and reasonably priced. A really enjoyable evening.

AG
London
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good atmosphere, quick service

PC
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service returned here for our Christmas get together and everyone commented on the delicious meal..well done will be back in the New Year

Namaaste Kitchen
Responded on December 9, 2019

Dear Paul , Thank you very much for your five star ratings. We highly appreciate your feedback and will definitely look forward to serve you in future. Kind Regards Karan Abbot (Restaurant Manager)

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A
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good atmosphere, great service, amazing food, we will go back

Namaaste Kitchen
Responded on December 9, 2019

Dear Angel, Thank you very much for your five star ratings. We highly appreciate your feedback and will definitely look forward to serve you in future. Kind Regards Karan Abbot (Restaurant Manager)

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SM
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Best duck curry I’ve ever had and the staff were super attentive.

Namaaste Kitchen
Responded on December 9, 2019

Dear Sam , Thank you very much for your five star ratings. We highly appreciate your feedback and will definitely look forward to serve you in future. Kind Regards Karan Abbot (Restaurant Manager)

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RK
London
5 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love it here. Superior food and service with a local feel.

Namaaste Kitchen
Responded on December 1, 2019

Dear Ruth , Thank you very much for your five star ratings. We highly appreciate your feedback and will definitely look forward to serve you in future. Kind Regards Karan Abbot (Restaurant Manager)

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JK
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience2

It's too expensive.it's not even that great.
Poor value.

Namaaste Kitchen
Responded on November 23, 2019

Dear Jagjit, Thank you very much for dining with us. we highly appreciate your business and feedback. Kind Regards Karan Abbot

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VW
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Fabulous food. Great choices away from your standard chicken tikka masala. Nice choice of side dishes such as lemon rice. Lovely to see a restaurant that also does authentic desserts rather than just frozen desserts in plastic pots.

Namaaste Kitchen
Responded on November 15, 2019

Dear Vivienne, Thank you very much for dining with us and your wonderful feedback. We highly appreciate your feedback and will definitely look forward to serve you in future. Kind Regards Karan Abbot (Restaurant Manager)

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AM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent extensive menu, friendly staff and a stylish environment- we were really pleased that we had chosen to eat here. If we return to Camden we would make a return visit.

Namaaste Kitchen
Responded on November 15, 2019

Dear Anne , Thank you very much for your five star ratings. We highly appreciate your feedback and will definitely look forward to serve you in future. Kind Regards Karan Abbot (Restaurant Manager)

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JB
London
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant with great food! I had a good time here with a group.

Namaaste Kitchen
Responded on November 14, 2019

Dear Jeshua , Thank you very much for your five star ratings. We highly appreciate your feedback and will definitely look forward to serve you in future. Kind Regards Karan Abbot (Restaurant Manager)

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ED
London
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We came as a large group and Namaaste were very accommodating and communicated with us beforehand to confirm all the details. Food was delicious and the staff were really helpful.

Namaaste Kitchen
Responded on November 11, 2019

Dear Eliza, Thank you very much for dining with us and your wonderful feedback. We highly appreciate your feedback and will definitely look forward to serve you in future. Kind Regards Karan Abbot (Restaurant Manager)

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TI
London
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I couldn't have asked for a better introduction to Indian Food! We ordered the Vegetarian & Lamb Biriani, as well as Mattar Paneer & Jeera Aloo, which were all very delicious and reasonably priced. The staff were attentive and very friendly which added to our overall experience! I will DEFINITELY be returning to try the rest of the menu.

Namaaste Kitchen
Responded on November 11, 2019

Dear Tish , Thank you very much for your five star ratings. We highly appreciate your feedback and will definitely look forward to serve you in future. Kind Regards Karan Abbot (Restaurant Manager)

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