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“Dont be put off by looks, the food is great !” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kinara Tandoori Restaurant

Kinara Tandoori Restaurant
Ranked #197 of 433 Restaurants in Harrogate
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian, Asian, Balti, Eastern European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
North Yorks,
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211 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“Dont be put off by looks, the food is great !”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2013

We eat here at least 4 times a year, and the food is consistently good. Often the restaurant is not busy and from the outside you may be put off by the look of the place. It is certainly not trendy. Order one of their signature dishes , which are very tasty, freshly cooked and good value. The onion bhaji's are some of the best we have ever tasted. All my family love this place.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank LuluNorthYorks_
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English first
Warrington, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Worth the visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2013 via mobile

visited this restaurant and was well impressed, food lovely with excellent service. Friendly staff with efficient waiting time. We will be returning....

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank diane030561
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Don't be deceived by appearances”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2012

I use the Kinara quiet often. Although from both outside and in it is not plush; one would even say it is very bland. The food is excellent as is the service. They even do a take away service.

Visited December 2012
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Thank Chilternprince
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Harrogate
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Tasty meal, poor response to a problem”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2012

I visited this restaurant with three friends on Monday 16th December. It was a very quiet evening and we were the only people in the restaurant. We had the customary poppadom and pickles to begin, followed by a main course with rice and nan bread.

The meals themselves were very tasty but when one of our group found what looked like a hair in her food the response from the waiter of "no-one here has long black hair" was disappointing to say the least, and displayed a complete lack of customer service training (incidentally none of the diners had long black hair either, which made his hastily concocted excuse sound even worse).

A more appropriate response would have been to offer an alternative meal, or as the other diners had almost finished perhaps a deduction from the bill or a free dessert. In the event the waiting staff just stood there until my friend asked for a clean plate so she could accept offers from the rest of us to share what was left of our food.

When the waiter returned he declared "we think it was a black thread", which seemed like a plausible explanation and did at least make us all feel a little less sick, however the way the issue was handled won't have us rushing back here any time soon.

Shame; based on previous experience I would have recommended Kinara as the best Indian restaurant in Harrogate.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Very Pleasant Surprise”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2012

Went here for a meal during a weekend away with my wife. We originally tried the swanky looking Jinnah across the road, but it was packed, noisy and a wait of 30-40 minutes for a table. We hopped over the road. Kinnara is more of a traditional style curry house. Very basic, not flash on the decor, some may say functional.
The restaurant was near empty which at first put us off a little. We were however pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food. Service was excellent.
We started with a tandoori sizzler/mix for two which was beautiful. My wife opted for a vegetable Jalfrezi and I had one of the chef's specials, a lamb dish but I've forgotten the name. We chose Keema filled Rothi and Mushroom Pilau to accompany these. We also had two bottles of white wine which were very reasonably priced.
The food overall was excellent, piping hot and made with fresh ingredients. Don't be put off by the fact it's not as swanky as Jinnah across the road, it's definitely every bit as good, if not better.

The only thing that was lacking was a little atmosphere, but it did start to fill up abit more as we were leaving.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Pete R
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