Tamarind Kitchen

4.4
630 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Indian
Top tags:
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Spicy
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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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Indiana
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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

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RY
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 3

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

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HB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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OT
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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.

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London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1Food 3Service 3Ambience 1

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

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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TA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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.

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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!!

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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.

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HW
1 review
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.

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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!

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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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MK
London
7 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Terrific food in a lovely setting. Without fault. Recommended.

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P
London
4 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, gorgeous food and lovely atmosphere.

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a
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

I called to check before I booked if this place could cater for vegetarian and they assured me they can and there will be ample choices available.

On visiting and placing our order, the waiter did seem to understand requirements for our table. but told us there may traces of Meat in some of the dishes we were ordering. MEAT in Veg dishes? waiter shrugged his shoulders. I then asked to speak to a manager, he too couldn't be clear if dishes ordered were suitable for us. We decided to avoid dishes with sauces and marinades and ordered veg biryani and roti, as you can imagine, not a nice meal as we ended up with dishes that were DRY.
WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THIS RESTAURANT IF YOU HAVE DIETARY REQUIREMENTS.
EXPECTED BETTER FROM THIS SO CALLED FINE DINING RESTAURANT.

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MS
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food! Great ambiance!

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B
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

The staff were very friendly and obliging, turning off the air conditioning because I was cold, for example. There was a bit of kerfuffle with some very loud walk-in-talkie action at one point which was a bit distracting and they played a Christmas song in the middle of June. Peculiar. The food was extremely nice - the drinks very pricey. The service was excellent - in fact, never thought I would say this, the second course came too fast and a relaxed evening was over rather sooner than I intended.

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CE
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really authentic butter chicken and loved the cocktails!

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HH
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Really well made indian food and delicious, went to catch up with a couple of friends and were able to chat. It was louder than I would have liked but was able to hear easily most of the time.

I shared a main, side and 2 starters with one of my friends and with a drink it came to £30 each

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CP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Restaurant is in a cool neighborhood. Menu is very interesting. Loved everything we got!

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Charlotte
14 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Only in London for one evening and Tamarind came highly recommended. We were not disappointed!

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SS
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Food was delicious, manager took good care of us and also great to chat to. I will definitely return.

Only thing I would advise is to specify if you like breaks in between your courses as our main followed straight after our starter so we sent it back as we needed a 15 min break.

Thanks

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AK
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous food, service and interior. Really enjoyed it!

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Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was absolutely incredible and in a gorgeous space. Had an amazing dinner and would go back in a heartbeat. My only complaint? We ate way too much!!!!

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MM
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

An interesting menu, not a traditional "curry house" for sure. The Staff and Management are well informed to advise with the menu. A little negative comment, not the biggest choice of menu.

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S
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food! Unpretentious. Chicken biriyani was the best. Desserts were so so.

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BM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a friend eat here a few weeks before. Food is very good. Wine list is fantastic. Fun getting through the front door. Staff is friendly and helpful. Fun night. Acorn cake is not to be missed.

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K
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service. Great atmosphere. Lovely decor. Food is good although lacks taste. Lovely drinks and refreshing. Very very expensive. £19 for a small curry. You'll be spending £££ easily. Best to eat starters, skip the mains and head straight for dessert. Won't be returning I'm afraid as these are the type of popular restaurants you'd visit once and tick off from your list. Lastly when I got my bill, usually restaurants give hot towels or mints but got nothing from this restaurant.

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Nashville
224 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Remarkable. Sampled many dishes, each a delightful flavor experience. At once familiar yet elevated beyond traditional taste profiles for Indian cuisine. Will definitely return

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VC
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Tamarind Kitchen is a rare find in London: and outstanding restaurant with reasonable prices. It serves Indian food at its best—flavorful, unique, and well presented. Its food is often different from that served in more ordinary Indian restaurants, perhaps different spices or spices in different combinations, withingredients cooked to perfection. We detected no false notes.

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K
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Very busy so quite noisy, where we were sitting it was difficult to get in and out from our table as others were too close, if we had been large people it would have been more of a problem! Food and service was fabulous though, it was our second visit.

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F
London
21 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Really lovely tasty food, very different to regular Indian food

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ES
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing dinner! Service impeccable! Would highly recommend

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s
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent Indian cooking, really enjoyed the taster menu

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TD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

The food was amazing but the quantity is not sufficient for the price!

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JR
London
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very good good and excellent service. We where taken care all the time

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Austin
7 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the best meals I've had in London. The food was so good we dined two nights in a row! Excellent choice of dishes with the right amount of flavor and spice. Outstanding service and waitstaff

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

Fabulous food and cocktails in particular. Very good service with helpful staff who recommended food based on number of dishes and balance of menu.

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DM
London
5 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Tasting menu plus a few extras were amazing. The service from the whole team was exceptional, very knowledgable about all the food options and someone was always available when needed.

Will definitely be back

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C
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We had a delicious lunch there - excellent food - starters divine - would have happily had lots of those! Really nice! Not cheap but worth it...

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