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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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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London
57 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Overall good enjoyable experience although disappointed with paneer tikka dish which was expensive yet plain and dry and only 2 small pieces with no accompaniments such as tomatoes, peppers or onions or even tamarind sauce. Cost of breads, an important item to accompany vegetables, and was extremely expensive at almost £4

KS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing lunch menu. Very authentic food - reminded me of my recent trip to Kerala! Highly recommend for a relaxed Saturday lunch!

a
London
20 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Fab food. Lovely ambience. Comfortable. Good authentic food.

RB
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Incredible food at a very fair price.

AO
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant. I have fined there many times and it never fails to impress.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great good and service in cosy environment. Quite extensive but valuable

P
London
8 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always have a nice experience here.

BC
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and amazing food. Definitely would return.

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was incredible as usual! Wasn’t a huge fan of the mixed grill however still tasted great.

SB
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a favorite.

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J
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent food. Service was slow initially to take order.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing amazing food, nice comfy place to sit, speedy service. We were looking after really well, all the dishes were 10/10, only downside was price, some items felt a little overpriced in terms of portion size.

Really fantastic dinner

S
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Third time no charm. Dreamt about returning on vacation from the US, but met with dull bland food and no aroma. Serious disappointment, we won’t be back.

RB
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We tried the Tasting Menu. The food was outstanding with very vibrant and unique flavors. It is the best Indian food that we have ever had. The service was great and our waiter helped us navigate the menu. The drinks from the bar were excellent. This was a great dining experience and will definitely be on our list for our next trip to London.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place, great service and food.

OT
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent Food with Great Staff ,The Seabass and Lambchops were amazing and for the mains I had Butter Chicken which was the best I ever had with outstanding Garlic NaN and They have Good selections of wine some are HighQuality which I had was Pino Noir of France,whole Dining Experience was Wonderful,They have very attentive and professional staff with Top class service. Thank you so much guys. I will be returning soon with Friends.

OT
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Waitress was extremely helpful & advised us on the dishes. The food was excellent & we’ll definitely be back!

B
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service and food was exceptional. I took the whole family and they all enjoyed everything about the restaurant. .

AB
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 1Ambience 4

Ordered crab and scallop starters for a party of three followed by lobster dish and a few vegetable sides - the starters were not served together and were cold and stale the main course felt reheated the lobster was rubbery and the vegetable dishes tasted bland as if reheated from a can. It was disappointing because it had been recommended by Ramsay and apparently has a Michelin star ... absolutely no way was the food Michelin standard and on a Friday they were taking walk-ins not surprised. Atmosphere is nice but paying premium Michelin prices is not justified. Will not be returning

KG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Poor unhappy waiters had some politics going on. They swore plenty.
However, food was delicious. Needs to be more professional service even if it's a Sunday. It's a shame as it's a beautiful setting.

OT
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Tamarind Kitchen is an amazing restaurant. Excellent food. Extremely fresh and tasty! Lots of smaller plates to start with then the main course. Excellent choice of wine! Would highly recommend this restaurant - I’ll definitely be back again soon

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

It was beyond our expectations- special thanks goes to our waiter “Alex”

y
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

While we liked the flavors of some dishes, we found the portions small and some dishes too salty. For the price point, we expected a lot more. Servers seemed like they were in a rush to get us out for some reason.

B
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Amazing food and cocktails and a great vibe! Perfect place for dining with friends.

OL
London
16 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Good food and nice place

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The food was amazing! Full of flavor! Really enjoyed it and would definitely recommend

p
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

They have finally changed the menu back to something good (it was not for the last 8 months). Now worth going again. Really good.

HK
London
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Had a very nice meal here, the biryani is outstandingly good. The service was great as well, very attentive waiter. Highly recommend this restaurant

OT
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Everything was excellent: food, service, wine. Well worth the bit extra on the price. Highly recommend

RY
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 3

The restaurant itself was gorgeous, but the food just wasn't very good.

HB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing dinner and a great atmosphere! Would gladly recommend and will be back!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great meal! Order the top thing on the menu (wheat things full of goodies)...like flavour bombs in your mouth. Cocktails also excellent. And the traditional milk dumpling style dessert was truly best in London.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 3Ambience 1

Food was ok but the activists crashing the restaurant ruined the evening

OT
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and ambience. Loved it and will go again.

TA
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Thank you for a lovely anniversary meal. We really appreciated the complimentary dessert. The butter chicken was outstanding and we will definitely be back for more.

M
London
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

Great food, awful service.

The food was delicious and extremely well presented. The restaurant let’s itself down badly with awful service. Having to ask for drinks that had been missed, no one available when we wanted to order more (delicious) food. Of the party of 6 no one would return or recommend due to service. Such a shame because the food was excellent. I’d love to spend 2 weeks at the restaurant sorting the Customer Service out!!

S
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The “street food” appetizers were outstanding! Try them all. The mains were also delicious but not unusual in the same way as the appetizers. The decor is gorgeous. This goes to the top of my list of places to eat in London.

HW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 3

We had lunch for 4 on a Saturday, it was very quiet, but the service was slow and not very friendly. The food however was exceptional and we have been once before and did not have a problem with service then, so hopefully it was a one off.

s
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent dinner at Tamarind Kitchen with my wife and teenage children. We all had the tasting menu. Each course was beautifully presented, well explained, and had wonderful flavors. I would highly recommend!

c
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 4Ambience 4

It’s a shame that the food is so bland. I was shocked. Great Chaat as a starter but the rest really lacked flavour. Not what you expect from an Indian restaurant and one with such a lovely atmosphere.

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