Tamarind Kitchen

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£26 to £40
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Indian
Tamarind Kitchen - a place to socialise, relax and enjoy some irresistible Indian sharing cuisine in Soho. For more information, visit tamarindkitchen.co.uk
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OT
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious and wonderful

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

love food but the service was quite slow but they were apologetic and the whole meal was lovely will definitely come back

KB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the tasting lunch menu for 18 pounds each. Food was was outstanding. Highly recommend it.
Service was great.
Need to ask for the lunch menu though, others wise you'd be offered the regular tasting menu which costs 40 pounds.

L
London
51 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Good food and service improved at the end when they brought our daughter a surprise cake and candle if a bit sleepy earlier. Butter chicken and lobster the highlights. Very good.

M
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Best Indian cuisine I've ever had. I love that the menu is so (relatively) short and includes a good range of grilled food and plenty of choice for pesca- and vegatarians. Butter chicken is to die for (possibly literally, as I could probably eat it every day) and the daal is also unbelievably good. Appears pricey but only when you compare with standard Indian fare. This is in a different class.

MC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Amazing , delicious food, served in a way that is a pleasure for the eyes too!
I've tried the tasting menu and it was excellent value for money choice. Try the Mango lassi if you wanna drink something typical. Place is crowded but quiet and super fancy, great for couples but also group of friends. I will definitely come back!

M
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, freshly made dishes. We do not eat meat but there was plenty there for us to choose from.

JH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very nice Indian restaurant, we was surpriced by the high standard!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and food

V
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Really nice starters, had the Papdi Chaat and Raj Kachori. Both were amazing! The Tandoori paneer was very soft and melted in your mouth, though it lacked much flavour. The staff were great although our waiter didnt have the best English and struggled when we queried the menu (both food and wine). All in all, I would return there for a meal again. Upstairs seemed to be pretty crowded and noisy, we got a table downstairs and it was very peaceful and a lovely atmosphere.

IA
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Tropical temperature (Read 30 degrees when we were dressed for LONDON winter) in the restaurant and very cosy dining experience (could hear everything from the next table and banged my head on the overhead light as I left the restaurant :/ )
Cold and very bland tasting food (ordered Biryani seekh kebbabs with Kaali daal) furthermore apart from being cold the Biryani also had hardly any rice.

The starters and small plates were all cold (mango and avocado salad, Raj Kachori and paprichaat - & they were very creamy and cloying rather than tangy and refreshing) otherwise have a feeling that I would have been writing about those too.

The only redeemable experience was that when we complained the manager decided to take the Biriani and kebabs off the bill. The staff was very polite and attentive at all times.
Overall was a wasted venture and came out feeling particularly disappointed as was our valentines meal. So much so that we didn’t order dessert either.

Well went to another place for dessert and tea.
Overall very diapointed.

MM
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to the Tamarind Kitchen based on reviews we read online. We had a fantastic experience. Our server was very helpful and guided us through the menu. Her suggestions were spot on. The food was great. We would absolutely eat here again.

EC
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very good food and drinks. Cozy and nice restaurant ! We got our food before drinks, and has to remind the waiter about the Wine we ordered - Only minus.

PM
London
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Really enjoyed our meal at tamarind kitchen. Lovely table, attentive staff, nice vibe in the restaurant. Portions are quite small, and it is quite expensive but would definitely return, very tasty food and lovely atmosphere.

W
London
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food an non typical but a little on the expensive side. Had a very enjoyable meal.

LD
London
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A party of 6 of us went for a meal for a birthday. This restaurant was amazing. Food was delicious, not a huge menu which meant the dishes were freshly made. Would definitely go again.

j
Houston
57 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

best Indian of the several nice Indian restaurants in Central London that we've had - always good, friendly, and nice service

RL
London
7 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tamarind Restaurant was a good restaurant in the middle of Soho. The FOH took care of us despite some initial delay on our table. The waiters explained the food we ordered and seemed to take pride in our enjoyment of it. It was a very pleasant evening out and I would happily go again.

FL
London
4 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We loved the Seabass and the Vegetable Seek Kebab. Definitely coming back!

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Amazing food a bit pricey but delish

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cibo molto molto buono e ristorante bellissimo, da tornarci

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Lovely food. Portions were fairly small, so staff should probably set expectations as we discussed this before ordering. Would definitely go back!

E
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Myself and a colleague both went for the tasting menu. The starters were excellent which made the disappointment of the main course sting all the more. The main seemed to consist of a large number of side dishes, but with a Biryani as the central focus. Which as a rice based (and pastry topped) dish can also feel like another side. It was really disappointing. Service was good, and lots of other people seemed to order nice looking dishes, but for a tasting menu it was a real let down.

S
London
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was deffo on point service was very nice perfect for my last min booking

I
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good lunch food was very good and high quality.wine list and cocktails good choice even if a little pricy

MP
London
8 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

6th time here! Good service and good food - good drinks list

OT
London
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went for a birthday meal! Lovely place to eat so welcoming and the food was incredible:)

OT
London
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great atmosphere and fantastic service

KK
London
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wonderful evening, great place to try quality, authentic Indian food.

DR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food very good
One major issue - I ordered a Gin and Tonic. Got a dip and told the waitress I don’t feel any alcohol
Asked her to bring me another shot of Gin so I could add it but she insisted on taking the glass to fill
It in the bar.
Once again almost no feeling of alcohol.
Gives me a bad feeling regarding the bar policies- do they really serve alcohol? Why not bring the shot to the table and let the customer add it to the drink ?
For me - unacceptable behavior that will preclude me from returning despite the good food.
BTW heard a similar argument at a nearby table regarding Coca Cola

OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Service was slow. Did not keep water glasses full. Food was excellent. I would definitely go back.

M
London
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

An excellent, solid quality place. The food was delightful, the staff pleasant. The final check was also less than I expected, especially given the first-rate quality, which is always a nice bonus.

MJ
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

very relaxed atmosphere and excellent service the staff were very attentive the food was delicious
we had a very pleasurable evening and will definitely dine there again

CC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I’ve had positive experiences here before, but this weekend I brought two friends with me, one of whom has a gluten allergy. Turns out the menu is extremely unfriendly to dietary restrictions and no one really seemed to care or offer any help to my friend. Very disappointing after a few good meals here.

DP
London
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

For the price I had higher expectations, chicken dishes were over cooked and under spiced. Best thing we had was the mango avocado salad, keema pav and the garlic naan. Won’t be going back in a hurry.

JL
Singapore
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

One of the best Indian food we ever had!
Butter chicken, garlic naan and lobster fry are must try !

T
New York Area
120 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Came here for Xmas Eve dinner and really enjoyed it. The owner and waitstaff were all very friendly and helpful. The food was very good, and we enjoyed the drinks and wine as well. The restaurant has a comfortable homey feel to it, and all the staff seem to really care. Recommended.

PL
London
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food at Tamarind was sensational, only criticism is with the service, pushy for us to order at times and upselling to make us over order. Bit pricey but the food is so good, it is worth it. Decor in the restaurant is great.

N
London
16 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good restaurant. Menu not extensive but some good dishes. Big prices with small portions.Drinks menu varied but expensive. A single measure of sprit £9.In comparison a measure of sprit in 5 star hotel is cheaper.The service, waiter not knowledgeable about the type of sprits served.
I would say it’s fine to go to this restaurant on a special occasion

s
London
6 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Very very expensive. Not a large choice of dishes. And sorry but for £19 for a butter chicken dish, that needs to be served with breast chicken not cheaper rubbery thigh meat. The place has gone downhill since it was a street food venue a few years ago. Also our waitress was quite grumpy. Not good.