Kohinoor Spice

4.8
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38 reviews
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£25 and under
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Indian
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Welcome to The Kohinoor, set in the small kentish village of Istead Rise has been established for over 20 years bringing top quality authentic Bangladeshi cuisine and the highest level waitering services dining to its wide ranging cliental. This level of quality has led to neumoerious award and nominations being bestowed on the Kohinoor. Take the opportunity to experience our special event nights where you can taste the coveted cuisine and benefit from the offers available.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Indian
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Hours of Operation
Mon–Fri 5:30 pm–10:30 pm
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Phone number
01474 834045
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Payment Options:
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Neighbourhood
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Public Transit
1 Minute walk from Opp Shops Bus stop

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What 38 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.6
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.7
Value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MS
Kent
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful atmosphere, food was superb. I will definitely recommend to friends.

CM
Kent
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We go here regularly as a group of friends for our traditional celebrations and we have never been disappointed. The food is amazing, the staff are super friendly and welcoming. The restaurant is small and intimate so you always feel like the service is personal to just you even if there are other patrons. I cannot reccomend this place highly enough!

S
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As usual, food was really good along with customer service

MB
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 1

Service was not great, they either got us the wrong drinks, or the drinks didn't arrive at all until we reminded them. The food wasn't bad however my starter was served on a chiped plate. I pointed it out when they came to take the plates away but got the impression that nothing was going to be done. We were put in a booth, which, when looking at the other tables I was glad for as you would be very cosy with your neighbour if seated on that row! Couldn't say that there was a great ambience but not a lot to complain about there either. The food mains were nice, just too much, good job I like a doggy bag! The price was excellent until I got home and realised that they'd forgotten to charge me for the bottle of wine (back to lack of service and attention)

S
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and service impeccable as usual. Would recommend

S
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely good flavoured food, nice & hot. Service great as usual

ES
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Me and my parents decided to go out as we haven't eaten out in a long time.

A neighbour recommended this restaurant and we only live a town next to Istead Rise.

Welcoming and relaxing atmosphere, Fantastic food and wonderful service.

TD
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service and awesome food. Good friendly atmosphere.

DR
Kent
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We don’t mind driving a few miles to eat at Kohinoor Spice. The food is always excellent, as is the service. Staff are very friendly and helpful which helps to create a relaxing atmosphere. If you have never eaten there before, give it a try and I know that you will not be disappointed. I have no hesitation recommending Kohinoor Spice.

KF
Kent
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Been here a few times now, food & sevice are great.
It’s my favourite Indian restaurant

OT
Kent
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous food and service !!!

HB
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best Indian restaurant for miles! Good food, great service.

D
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food, service and staff all excellent, as usual.

S
Kent
5 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Another fabulous meal at The Kohinoor Spice. The service was excellent as usual. The food outstanding. The staff very attentive. Thank you all once again!

S
Kent
5 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We all thoroughly enjoyed our meals and the service was very good - overall a very enjoyable evening!

DA
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Resturant was very good even booking table had not booked our table. But they sorted a table within 15 mins food was lovely service was good

KS
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have known the guys at Kohinoor for 20 years or so and the food and the service as always is exceptional.

HB
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good food andfriendly excellent service as always.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Sunday buffet - very good food as always and Plenty to eat. Well looked after by the staff. Thank you.

L
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I found this restaurant on trip advisor as we previously enjoyed great food at the Akash in Chatham, which sadly closed following the sudden death of the chef. We have not found anything similar until now.
Not only was the ambience good, the service good, the company excellent (2 sisters and a brother with respective partners); but the food was great. My husband and I had gotton used to having spinach in the tarka dal ndthis restaurant were happy to add this to their dish, which made it taste just as yummy as we remembered. I was a real lover of Korai chicken tikka dansak and have not fiund this on any other menu, however at kohinoor I asked them to add some soinach to the dansak I ate and my god, memories came flooding back.
An excellent meal, thank you Kohinoor, you will always come highly recommended.

D
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Visited this restaurant several times and never disappointed. It has become our favourite restaurant : the food is always excellent and the people involved friendly.

SC
London
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always, tasty food and good service. For a small restaurant they offer an extensive menu and everything we ordered was very good.

D
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Excellent food as usual. Slight mix up meant no starter came but was rectified so no problem. Very busy so understandable and did not detract from the meal. Staff are friendly and helpful and the food is superb. My favourite restaurant.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Eaten here many times and had many takeaways. This was the Sunday buffet. Order anything from the menu from starters mains and sides. Set price. Great value. Friendly staff. Excellent food and plenty of it.

L
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We very much enjoyed our meal at Kohinoor - thank you

NH
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I've eaten at this restaurant many times and it has always been very good,excellent service, great food.

BA
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time here, really enjoyed it , we are. Coming again on 3rd March with friends

AD
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went for my sons 21st birthday. Excellent food and service. Took our own cake that the waiters bought out and got the whole restaurant singing happy birthday. Lovely meal, definitely going back for more.

JT
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always receive a fantastic service. A lovely family run restaurant which i have had the pleasure of visiting for 30 years and it never ceases to deliver a great service.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2017
Overall 4Food 1Service 4Ambience 4

Very good night food was excellent, staff really friendly and helpful, would definitely recommend to friends and family.
Thanks. Group from longfield

OT
Kent
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service and brilliant food. Would recommend it to friends and family.

JT
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Have been coming to this restaurant for many years, have tried a few others, but always come back, the atmosphere is relaxed, the food is great, the service is very personable. We also have takeaways, never a problem...

OT
Kent
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Nice restaurant food lovely. We live locally and will definately return.

T
Kent
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2016
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food , friendly staff and lovely atmosphere would recommend this restaurant, and look forward to returning again soon

OT
Kent
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2016
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely food and very friendly helpful staff . Enjoyed complimentary Baileys after our meal !

S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2016
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Good food and good value. Lovely attentive and friendly staff. The only downfall is that the seating arrangements are very close.

AD
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2016
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very pleasant service, staff are extremely keen to help and make sure your happy. Food is fantastic, choice on the menu great. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2016
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 4

Booked a table for three people at 20:00, arrived at 19:50 to a packed restaurant, was told to wait by a very small bar area until a table became available. Table became free at 20:15, table of four walked in and were seated before us. I asked them why they were seated before us and the conversation went as follows:

Restaurant: 'They booked THAT table'

Me: 'you mean they've booked a table, not that particular one'

Restaurant: 'No sir, they've booked that specific table'

PLEASE TELL ME HOW THAT WORKS?? They arrive 20 minutes after we do and get seated before us because they've requested a particular seat? What a load of rubbish.

After another 20 minutes, at 20:35 (now been standing at the bar for 50 minutes, 35 minutes after a 20:00 table reservation) we were seated next to a fridge that held drinks and deserts, order was finally taken at 21:10 (we've now been on the premises for 1hr20m) , food finally coming at 21:45, almost two hours after we've stepped foot inside the place - ABSOLUTELY COMICAL!