Kinara

Kinara

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Hours
Sun
12:00 - 21:00
Mon
12:00 - 22:00
Wed
12:00 - 22:00
Thu
12:00 - 22:00
Fri
12:00 - 22:00
Sat
12:00 - 22:00
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5.0 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.7 of 5 bubbles
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STARTERS:
Sabzi Bhajji
Elegant vegetable fritters with crispy perfection and aromatic spices for a sensory journey of exquisite favours and textures.
Hummus & Paratha
Creamy hummus paired with warm, faky paratha—a harmony of Middle Eastern and Indian favours.
Kozhi Porichathu
Succulent chicken with fery spices—a tantalizing dance of sizzle and anticipation, with zesty lime enhancing its crunchy perfection.
Sabzi Somusa
Crispy golden pastry flled with a tantalizing blend of spiced vegetables—a symphony of textures and favours in every bite.
MAINS:
Pahadi Mirch Gosht
Tender lamb dances alongside generous chunks of peppers and onions. A harmonious blend of favours delighting the palate with each bite.
Seyal Gosht
Tender lamb lovingly simmered in coconut milk, and complemented by the freshness of spinach. A tantalising fusion of favours.
Butter Chicken
Tender chicken in a spiced yogurt marinade, cooked in a rich sauce of tomatoes, cashews, and cream — the original butter chicken!
Nadan Chicken Curry
Tender chicken on the bone, simmered in fragrant spices and coconut milk—a true taste of South India’s rich culinary heritage.
Achari Paneer
A fery rendition where paneer is boldly cooked in the intense spices of Achar masala, delivering an exhilarating and scorching heat that’s sure to awaken the taste buds.
Miloni Sabzi
A delightful ensemble of unique Indian vegetables, cooked together in a harmonious medley of spices, creating a dish that’s both diverse and delectable.
Dal Bukhara
This culinary gem boasts creamy black gram lentils, tomatoes, and cream, complemented by delightful dried apricots.

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About
Award winning Chef Shabu Natarajan's culinary artistry captures the essence of India. Embark on a culinary journey of India's multifaceted regional cuisines at Kinara. Every dish is made fresh. Innovative modern Indian cuisine. Using fresh ingredients and locally sourced raw materials is our first priority. We also work with our suppliers closely to make sure sustainable source of of supply. Kinara is not just a restaurant; it is a celebration of flavours, a symphony of spices, and a fusion of tradition and innovation. Be prepared to take a gastronomic journey across the length and breadth of India, capturing the essence of regional cuisines with a menu bursting with flavours, from rich, aromatic curries to fresh, vibrant seafood dishes served in a relaxed atmosphere. Our service team is friendly and knowledgeable. We do our best to make sure all guests leave Kinara happy.
PRICE RANGE
£20.00 – £30.00
CUISINES
Indian, Bar, Asian, Pub, Healthy, Street Food
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Non-smoking restaurants
Top 3 reasons to eat here
Sponsored by: Kinara
1. Award Winning Team
The Inception of Kinara was by the multi- award winning team behind Madras Cafe.
2. Crafted Food
No short cuts. No easy fixes. We aspire to do things the right way.Delicous food
3. Memorable Dining Experience
At Kinara, we believe that every meal should be an exploration of the Flavours.

Reviews

5.0
5.0 of 5 bubbles113 reviews
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Kinara restaurant is celebrated for its inviting atmosphere, which guests have called out for its beautiful decor and spaciousness, ensuring a bright and relaxing ambiance. The service at Kinara generally receives high marks for warmth and attentiveness, contributing to a positive dining experience despite occasional communication hiccups. Patrons rave about the inventive and flavorful Indian dishes, applauding the quality, variety, and presentation. Moreover, many diners find the pricing reasonable, often highlighting the value-packed lunch deals and the overall quality of the cuisine.
Food
Flavorful
Atmosphere
Inviting
Service
Welcoming
Value
Reasonable

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Carol L
18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 couples
Kinara Indian restaurant King Street Glasgow. The long awaited opening of this restaurant was welcomed today as it was bank holiday Monday. Taking full advantage of the day off work my partner and I decided to book a lunch time slot at the kinara. Checking out the menu online beforehand, I was slightly apprehensive as the dishes are not your usual main stream Indian meals. When we arrived we were warmly welcomed with the manager who we are familiar with from the sister restaurant the Madras Cafe. The restaurant itself is beautifully decorated to a high standard and it's airy and bright. The exciting part came next where we had the option of lunch menu which is £12.99 for 2 courses or the Ala carte menu which is full of culinary delights. We were pleasantly surprised with the arrival of our selection of small crackers, mango chutney and spiced onion and another little dish with spiced vegetables. Which was absolutely delightful. I ordered vegetable pakora ( not named pakora) and my partner had vegetable fritters. Both were fantastic and come with they own delicious dips. I oped for the chicken lahsun morich murgh. My partner had chicken Tikka meal called guntur Mirchi Tikka. Both dishes were nothing less than outstanding. So fresh and authentic tasting. It was definitely a culinary delight to eat here. The chef shabu is a legend and we have followed him within the restaurants he has worked at over the years. His food never fails to excite us. This place is a new Indian restaurant that will be a massive hit once the word gets out of how amazing the food is here. If your in Glasgow give this restaurant a try you will not be disappointed. 👌
Written 6 May 2024
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John C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 friends
Kinara is located within Glasgow's T103 Arts Centre in the site of the long-running Cafe Cossachok. It's wonderful to see the restaurant space in the building coming to life again after being vacant for around two years. Last night (26th April) was Kinara's first evening of regular operations and I happened to be around as I was running a music event upstairs in the Sharmanka Kinetic Gallery. After the show a few friends gathered to try the new place and we'll certainly be returning to Kinara. The menu is highly inventive, though it has to be said we were trying small dishes for sharing, post-show, so I look forward to sampling the lunch menu soon, which we're told will be a good two/three course deal. Service was spot on, the place has a welcoming atmosphere and it's associated with the much loved Madras Cafe in Glasgow, so the people behind Kinara are experienced pros who've put in plenty of work to get their new venue just right. As someone who is around T103 and the King Street area frequently, I've missed what used to be one of my favourite places to eat in this location. Kinara feels like it's going to be a new regular haunt - can't wait to be back there soon.
Written 27 April 2024
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Catherine K
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 couples
We enjoyed an itison lunch deal at this new Glasgow City centre restaurant. Located in King Street, just off Argyle Street and close to the Tron Theatre, it's very handy Kinrara is a bright airy restaurant with large windows looking on to King Street. The decor is colourful and looks really amazing. As vegetarians we were delighted to note that the special lunch menu included a good choice of vegetarian/vegan options. Service was courteous,swift and efficient. Staff were polite and helpful offering further information on our choices such as spiciness etc. The dishes arrived as generous portions and were really tasty and well presented. This was a fantastic lunch which we really enjoyed and the itison deal was a great way to introduce us to a new city centre dining experience.
Written 12 June 2024
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L Z
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 family
Terrible experience with this restaurant. I bought an itison voucher wanting to test out this restaurant, made a booking online successfully via their website. When communicated with the front of house staff regarding the voucher and booking, the communication was terrible on the phone leading to a misunderstanding, we arrived at the restaurant telling us we can't use the voucher today because they have limited bookings allowed for itison vouchers. I asked the staff how many tables do you have for itison customers because your restaurant is clearly almost empty right now, the staff had no clue and had to ask the manager. Supposedly only five tables allowed for Sundays when the reasturant only had three tables taken at the time (less than 15% of their capacity) . The restaurant was basically empty but they do not have the curtersy to accommodate their customers. We were asked to go with the other menu while who would want to spend money in a restaurant with zero customer service experience. BTW when I asked if they can provide two high chairs for my kids, they said they only have one. Again based on how empty the restaurant was, they are either not being honest or not having the capacity for people with young kids. So not a family friendly place. In summary, the restaurant has the following reasons that you should avoid: 1. Not friendly front of house staff 2. Bad communication and complicated booking system 3. No flexibility when dealing with customers 4. Not family friendly to cater people with young children
Written 16 June 2024
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Kalin S
Glasgow40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 friends
Really friendly staff and delicious food. The interior is quite pleasant and upscale. The restaurant is a great option for any occasion but especially for a celebration as it feels more luxurious. The food is one of the best Indian you can get in the city and is good value for the price. My only suggestion to the staff is to check more often on big tables as we have gone twice and turnaround on orders was a bit slower than I would like. Other than that the place is pretty much perfect.
Written 30 June 2024
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Shabu Natarajan
Thank you, Kalos, for your wonderful review! We're delighted to hear you enjoyed our food and ambiance at Kinara. Your feedback about checking in on larger tables is greatly appreciated and will help us improve our service. We look forward to welcoming you back for another luxurious dining experience soon! 🌟🍛
Written 4 July 2024
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Derek S
Hamilton69 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 couples
A lovely new restaurant from the Madras Cafe family. We have been to the Madras Cafe frequently and found the food there to be excellent so we thought that we would give Kinara a try. We were not disappointed. Both my wife and I had succulent lamb dishes. The meat was of the highest quality and they were both delicious. The staff were very welcoming and, on finding out that this was our first visit gave us a very generous discount. A lovely gesture which was very much appreciated. Thoroughly recommended.
Written 15 June 2024
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Margaret K
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 couples
First visit to Kinara for dinner and will not be the last. We had a voucher for 2 courses and drink each with a decent variety of dishes to choose from. The main menu offers a huge choice and I definitely plan to return. Food was excellent with good sized portions and service was impeccable. The restaurant is very tastefully decorated making it a comfortable, pleasant environment. Very pleased to have found this lovely place.
Written 4 July 2024
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CMS_17
Glasgow28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 family
Visited here with my partner and son for Father’s Day with the itison deal - 2 x courses with drinks for £24. We were all really impressed with the food, it was made fresh and just tasted delicious and the portions were a great size. We asked if there was a kids menu and our server told us he could do a smaller chicken korma and chips or chicken nuggets and chips which was great. My son had the korma and chips and ate every bit of it. Service was great also. I was recommended to try here by a friend and I’m so glad we tried it as we’d definitely return and have also recommended to others too.
Written 19 June 2024
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Shabu Natarajan
🌟 Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your Father's Day visit with our itison deal. We take pride in serving fresh, delicious food with generous portions, and it's fantastic to know that both you and your family had a great experience. We look forward to welcoming you back soon and appreciate your recommendations to others. Cheers to more memorable dining moments at Kinara Indian Restaurant! 🍽️🌶️
Written 4 July 2024
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Martin F
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 couples
The food was exceptional; bursting with flavour and a large selection to choose from, with some great vegetarian choices. There were also some brilliant options for alcohol free beer. The staff were incredibly friendly and attentive Highly recommend for anyone craving delicious Indian cuisine and warm hospitality in Glasgow. I’ll definitely be coming back when next in the area!
Written 4 May 2024
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stuart
Wishaw2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 friends
First visit for my friends and I and we will definitely be back. My family and I love Indian and Asian foods and I will be coming back with them. I had the spicy chicken wings and then the lamb korma, both were fresh and tasty with a good kick of chilli. The chicken was moist and delicious with some nice accompaniments; the lamb you could eat with a spoon it was so tender the sauce was bursting with flavour. It had some nice flavours of fenugreek and ginger absolutely delish! The staff were very attentive and informative, keen to let you know how the dishes were made and what to expect. All the descriptions were spot on. There were five of us and all of us thoroughly enjoyed the meal.
Written 9 June 2024
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andyq72
Glasgow16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 friends
Went here for pre theatre with a friend incredible food and great service. A must go to if looking for indian food in glasgow. I love indian food and this place was up there with the best iv had in glasgow. Service very slow but not a problem as you can tell all the food is made from scratch. The chicken started was incredible and the the main courses we got were unbelievable. I never heard of this place before but already planning my next visit. You need to go here if looking for an indian.
Written 26 June 2024
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Shabu Natarajan
🌟 Thank you so much for your wonderful review, Andy! We're delighted to hear that you and your friend had an incredible pre-theatre dining experience with us. We take pride in preparing all our dishes from scratch to ensure the best quality and taste. Your kind words about our chicken starter and main courses mean a lot to us. We look forward to welcoming you back to Kinara Indian Restaurant soon for another memorable meal! 🍽️🌶️
Written 4 July 2024
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Lindsay H More
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 couples
Little gem in King's Street, off Argyle St, near the Tron Theatre. Excellent service from the waiter Shihab, he normally works at the sister restaurant Madras Cafe, he was very curtious and polite, the 2 x course Itison menu was delicious, every dish was fresh and full of flavour, just don't eat to many of the mini poppadoms that are offered with spicy onion & chutney dips, or you will struggle as the starter portions were large along with the mains, nan & rice sides. Highly recommend Kinara, looking forward to returning.
Written 10 July 2024
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Daydream714494
Glasgow1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 friends
The food was delicious and the staff could not have been nicer or more obliging, even adding a few freebies. The set menu was very varied and the lamb korma, which was unlike any other Korma I have ever had was fantastic. I can’t wait to try it again and I would highly recommend it- you won’t be disappointed.
Written 27 June 2024
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Shabu Natarajan
🌟 Thank you for your glowing review, Daydream714494! We're delighted to hear that you had such a pleasant experience at Kinara Indian Restaurant. It's wonderful that you enjoyed our delicious food, warm ambience, and attentive service. We take pride in offering a varied set menu and are thrilled that you loved our unique take on the lamb korma. We look forward to welcoming you back soon for another delightful meal! 🍽️🌶️
Written 4 July 2024
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theateam43
32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 couples
Wow found this gem on Itison, £19.40 for two, with two courses I can't recommend it enough Flavours of the food where awesome Will definitely be back and try out the Lunch & Pre theatre menus. Staff made you welcome as well. We will definitely be back.
Written 5 June 2024
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Patrick H
Motherwell5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 friends
This was a first visit to this restaurant. The food was delicious, full of distinct flavours and well presented. It was only £15.99 for two courses on the pre-theatre menu, great value for a place like this in Merchant City. Service was very good as well. Will definitely be back.
Written 20 June 2024
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Shabu Natarajan
🌟 Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your first visit to Kinara Indian Restaurant. It's fantastic to know that you found our food delicious and well-presented, and that you appreciated the value of our pre-theatre menu. We look forward to welcoming you back soon for another delightful dining experience in the heart of Merchant City! 🍽️🌶️
Written 4 July 2024
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