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Namaaste Kitchen is an acclaimed restaurant in buzzing Camden Town. Here you can enjoy expertly prepared Indian meals within contemporary surroundings.

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Opening Hours
Opening Hours

12:00 - 14:30, 17:30 - 23:30


12:00 - 14:30, 17:30 - 23:30


12:00 - 14:30, 17:30 - 23:30


12:00 - 14:30, 17:30 - 23:30


12:00 - 23:30


12:00 - 23:30


12:00 - 23:00

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Namaaste Kitchen reviews

By Fred W.

Best curry in North London, simple! I'm not the owner, I have lived in Camden for 10 years and could not get a decent curry till this lot turned up. They are not cheap and can be disorganised, particularly for takeaways. But the food is top draw

By Charles J.

The diverse and varied menu means that this isn't your typical 'British' Indian curry and rice joint, but a more authentic taste of different regions of India (and even the neighboring Pakistan). Very slick venue and attentive staff. The food does not disappoint, and my brother was very happy with his own portion of Dumpukth Biryani (with Lamb Shanks covered with bread)served with Boondi Pomegranate Raita, I had more than enough to satisfy me, and there was certainly no disputing the quality of the food itself. If I was to find one negative, it would that be there wasn't a lot of space to maneuver between our table and the bar, but this was only a problem individual to our particular table, and didn't at all ruin what was a truly great authentic dining experience.

By Norman W.

This Restaurant is really trying to pull the wool over peoples eyes nothing here is Authentic. My starter Lamb chops were in edible and I asked these to be removed from my bill. The lime chicken starter was so fibrous that it leads me to think that it was frozen and not fresh. My Biryani main was over powered with coriander and dry this should not be the case if cooking the Biriyani in a Dum Pukht style it should be moist from cooking in its own juices. The Dal Makhani wasn't Dal Makhani I had one spoon and that was it. The Boondi Raita was sparse with Boondi. I had read many good reviews about this place but now I think the restaurant probably have written those themselve. When I questioned the manager about the history of the restaurant and the chef it became very apparent why the food is poor. Firstly the restaurant is owned by An Indian, a Pakistani and a Bangladeshi and the chef is from Calcutta. Herein lies the problem the menu is predominately North Indian which can not be executed from someone from Calcutta I also think the chef must be confused as to which boss to obey as India, Pakistan and Bangladesh all have different cuisine. There are so many better restaurants in Camden and Belsize Park than this. At £35 per head this was not cheap.

By Martin J.

Great venue Namaaste Kitchen in Camden Town, The food is very pretty and delicious I found the staffs are friendly and provide a professional service

By Lisa S.

I went for the Tasting Menu with wine, my partner was driving so had the tasting menu without wine, although he tried some of mine. The whole experience was fabulouse with many tasty treats. Although I prefer red wine to the predominant white wines that accompanied most of the individual courses were quite good - particularly the first sparkling rose Pinot Grigio. My partner said it was one of his favourite food experiences. It was very very good and I agree. Can't wait to come back.

By Martin J.

Namaaste Kitchen in Londons Camden Town has become one of my favorite for a nice Indian food. The restaurant is very modern with a display grill area where you can see your Lamb chops grilled. The food was great, especially the Chargrill Jingha and Goan style Seabass. Very professionals but warm and friendly service. Highly recommend this restaurant.

By Jon S.

Starters OK, main courses disappointing. Dreadful service. Complained to manager who was rude and abrasive. Definitely to be avoided!

By H A.

Visited last week with a group of friends. Food OK but not great value. WHilst the waiters were fine, the manager was abrasive and unfriendly. In the end we left early given the friction with the manager. Would not recommend

By Camy W.

I was there with a group of friends and the service provided to us were down right rude. The Managers of the Restaurant were unprofessional and unpleasant to deal with. I wont' ever step into their restaurants. Food was OK but not value for money.

By Anj B.

I went with my family last night. The food was fabulous-very fresh and full of lots of flavours! They have a great choice and lots of wonderful vegetarian dishes. The service was superb, the atmosphere was lovely. Definitely recommend it. Thank you Namaaste Kitchen! Anj-harrow

By Mrs S.

^ very good food specially the spicy lamb dish. ^ excellent layout and table setting. ^ great service, me and my husband amazed by the very good looking, charming and smiley indian waiter. ^ the manager was nice to us ! ^ need to improve dessert options.. Yes! I would Recommed everyone !

By Cristine D.

Great experience! I live locally and was quite curious and happy when I saw an Indian restaurant on the street. Decided to try it yesterday evening just to find out we were the first customers and treated with champagne and a lovely starter. Good start. Cosy, stylish, with great service and amazing food. Can't ask for more! Will definitely go back and recommend.

By Sabir K.

As a frequent visitor of Salaam Namaste Restaurant in Bloomsbury, sisiter restaurant of Namaaste Kitchen. I was invited to Namaaste Kitchen in Camden for a food tastings. I must say, their idea and effort given to the grill dishes are well worth. I had the most amazing murgh malai tikka, simply melt in my mouth. The decore is very nice and modern with rustic bare wall with nicely done, well done.

By Lisa H.

Namaaste Kitchen is a classic curry house with modern décor, traditional food and friendly service. Grilled meats and fish are specialities on a menu that takes your taste buds on a tour across the Indian subcontinent.

The Venue
It’s easy to miss this award-winning restaurant, just five minutes from Camden tube. Although chef-patron Sabbir Karim’s reputation continues to grow (with accolades including best chef in both the British Curry Awards and the Asian Curry Awards in 2013), and Namaaste Kitchen was also shortlisted for Best Restaurant in London, the venue itself is small and unassuming, hidden up Parkway between Camden and Primrose Hill.

The Atmosphere
Namaaste Kitchen welcomes you into a warm environment with slightly quirky, almost galactic, light fittings and simple table settings. Service is understated and informative; waiters will happily guide you through the menu and also make wine recommendations. Whilst the clientele are mostly couples, those in small groups are housed in cosy booths at the back of the restaurant near the chef’s grill, which is a great spot for watching the progress of your dinner.

The Food
The menu is slightly overwhelming, if only because everything sounds so delicious. Gluten free diets are particularly catered for with their extensive gluten free menu, including spicy soft shell crab (£5.95) made with rice flour batter, or gluten free dum pukht biryani (£13.95).

A starter of grilled Hyderabadi lamb escalope (£5.25) promises to 'pamper your taste buds’. Whilst the scattering of grated coconut is a creamy contrast to the dark, spiced marinade, the lamb is slightly overcooked. Peri peri grouse (£5.50) sounds like some kind of Portuguese Scottish intrusion but it's actually an aromatic Goan marinade with notes of chilli and citrus over the gamey meat, served with soft sticks of potato chat. Chowpatty bhelpoori (£3.95) is a type of Mumbai street food that tastes like a party on a popadom. Peanuts, spiced puffed rice and pomegranate seeds are piled on a crisp base, and drizzled with yoghurt. Tricky to eat in one go – but it’s worth trying.

The mains are a range of curried dishes from across India, including roadside cafeteria-style kidney keema from Pakistan, Goan xacuti lamb, or chicken with a Chettinad marinade from Tamil Nadu. But it's the grilled menu that really sets this restaurant apart. Grilled whole seabass (£12.95) tastes of summer holidays in Kerala; crisp skin holds the smoky flavour of the grill, while delicate white flesh is infused with raw coastal spices. Eat with cardamom rice or one of their soft buttery paratha breads.

Lahori tawa lamb chops (£11.50) from Pakistan are marinated with papaya and a rich garam masala sauce, served with a fluffy garlic naan bread. Keralan seafood moilee (£14.95) is a sumptuous pile of creamy rice with grilled mussels, squid and butterflied prawns, served in a beautiful scallop shell.

After such a feast, assorted sorbets (£3.50) are a light relief of tropical fruit flavours. For something more left field, try one of Namaaste’s signature carrot samosas or coconut almond rolls on the dessert platter (£4.95).

The Drink
A small selection of red and white wines are available by the glass, with bottles starting from £13.50. The Chilean Casa Sauvignon is a good match with grilled seafood dishes as it has slightly sweet citrus notes and a dry finish. Dessert wines are available by the half bottle, or you can simply enjoy a coffee, tea or fresh mint infusion to finish off your meal.

The Last Word
A refined and friendly Indian restaurant, Namaaste Kitchen has an inspired menu that expands the palate. You may need to return just to try dishes you missed the first time.

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