Kiran's

★★★★☆
Kiran's is where the flavors of India are creating new frontiers in Indian cuisine.
  • 4100 Westheimer Rd Ste 151

    Houston, TX 77027

    Cross street: Mid Lane

    Map & Directions
  • 713-960-8472

About Kiran's

Hours
Monday 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM Tuesday 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM Wednesday 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM Thursday 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM Friday 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM Saturday 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM Sunday 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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This is a highly overrated place. We had dinner yesterday (18th June) and asked for Aloo-Gobi, shocked to get gobi-mutter (green peas). On questioning the staff, they took it back and returned with dry veg by adding some aloo (Potatoes) and again with plenty of green peas. Aloo Gobi is a very standard dish and having stayed in Punjab and knowing it very well, was utterly disappointed. The palak paneer was also below average and breads were not fresh. The waiter told that he has communicated to manager and cheff, who never bothered to talk to us and even shamelessly included the dish in the final bill. I suggest Houstonians's not to be influenced by claims of Kiran's and there are many smaller but much authentic Indian food joints and cheaper too...very unethical service, attitude and behavior by Kiran's..would never go again and recommend people to go to other better, more friendly and cheaper joints..
I don't think people really have a sense of good Indian food. I have experienced much better food and service at many other places. There is no point in spending so much and then have substandard food, service and arrogant behavior....useless place....

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★☆☆☆☆

This is a highly overrated place. We had dinner yesterday (18th June) and asked for Aloo-Gobi, shocked to get gobi-mutter (green peas). On questioning the staff, they took it back and returned with dry veg by adding some aloo (Potatoes) and again with plenty of green peas. Aloo Gobi is a very standard dish and having stayed in Punjab and knowing it very well, was utterly disappointed. The palak paneer was also below average and breads were not fresh. The waiter told that he has communicated to manager and cheff, who never bothered to talk to us and even shamelessly included the dish in the final bill. I suggest Houstonians's not to be influenced by claims of Kiran's and there are many smaller but much authentic Indian food joints and cheaper too...very unethical service, attitude and behavior by Kiran's..would never go again and recommend people to go to other better, more friendly and cheaper joints..
I don't think people really have a sense of good Indian food. I have experienced much better food and service at many other places. There is no point in spending so much and then have substandard food, service and arrogant behavior....useless place....

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Love the food from KIiran's - it really is the best. Mind you its not cheap, but when you get quality - you dont complain. The person who took my order on the phone was very nice to me and the order was ready when he said it would be ready.

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★★★★★

Love the food from KIiran's - it really is the best. Mind you its not cheap, but when you get quality - you dont complain. The person who took my order on the phone was very nice to me and the order was ready when he said it would be ready.

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I celebrated my birthday at Kiran??s over the summer after purchasing a Houston entre certificate online. I was so excited to finally try Kiran??s ?? it was Fabulous, beyond expectations. I spent a summer in Bangalore and tried Indian food at its finest restaurants.. Kiran??s was even better! We ordered the chicken tikka and tandoori salmon. All the entrees were to die for! I can??t wait to dine here again. Our experience was exceptional. This is by far one of the best restaurants in Houston. They also serve kingfisher beer which is hard to find here and their wine list was also great.

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★★★★★

I celebrated my birthday at Kiran??s over the summer after purchasing a Houston entre certificate online. I was so excited to finally try Kiran??s ?? it was Fabulous, beyond expectations. I spent a summer in Bangalore and tried Indian food at its finest restaurants.. Kiran??s was even better! We ordered the chicken tikka and tandoori salmon. All the entrees were to die for! I can??t wait to dine here again. Our experience was exceptional. This is by far one of the best restaurants in Houston. They also serve kingfisher beer which is hard to find here and their wine list was also great.

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It is painful how much money I spent on a few dishes when I took my friend out for a thank you dinner. The food was just plain jane. Im south asian, I know what our cuisine should taste like & I was completely disappointed. Just bc a place is fancy looking and you have a few mustached waiters walking around doesnt mean you can masquerade as a top of the line indian restaurant. please hire a chef who knows how make the dishes taste authentic and the spices to truly pop in your mouth. heck, i should make my mom open a restaurant; few of the indian restaurants in town hold a candle to our home cooked food.

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★★☆☆☆

It is painful how much money I spent on a few dishes when I took my friend out for a thank you dinner. The food was just plain jane. Im south asian, I know what our cuisine should taste like & I was completely disappointed. Just bc a place is fancy looking and you have a few mustached waiters walking around doesnt mean you can masquerade as a top of the line indian restaurant. please hire a chef who knows how make the dishes taste authentic and the spices to truly pop in your mouth. heck, i should make my mom open a restaurant; few of the indian restaurants in town hold a candle to our home cooked food.

Pros: nice part of town and stylish ambiance

Cons: long list

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I did not know what is so special in this restaurant,People have no sense of Indian food.
I am from england,and I have good knowledge about indian food,but kirans is dissapointing.None of the waiters knows what they serving?They look smart any way.
Its a waste of time and money.Portion size is too low.
Silverware and flat wares are dirty,
Feel lack of Indian concept/Management

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★☆☆☆☆

I did not know what is so special in this restaurant,People have no sense of Indian food.
I am from england,and I have good knowledge about indian food,but kirans is dissapointing.None of the waiters knows what they serving?They look smart any way.
Its a waste of time and money.Portion size is too low.
Silverware and flat wares are dirty,
Feel lack of Indian concept/Management

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Kirans restaurant is not a good indian restaurant,its more posh and expensive. food is very Bad,By keeping some wine,they cheating white and other Big indian people

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★☆☆☆☆

Kirans restaurant is not a good indian restaurant,its more posh and expensive. food is very Bad,By keeping some wine,they cheating white and other Big indian people

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I didn't like this place at all, and the prices shocked my conscience. Here's my advice: don't go. And if you're confused by the positive reviews, dig a little deeper. Look at the number of reviews the restaurant itself used to respond to. Now they don't respond to any. Do you think they've forgotten about the website? Unlikely. I think they've begun writing glowing reviews instead of apologizing. Check out how polarized the reviews are (i.e. I'm guessing 4 or 5 stars come from the owner and 1 star from the guests). Look at the number of positive reviews that come from people who have only reviewed one thing--Kiran's. Amazing, huh?

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★☆☆☆☆

I didn't like this place at all, and the prices shocked my conscience. Here's my advice: don't go. And if you're confused by the positive reviews, dig a little deeper. Look at the number of reviews the restaurant itself used to respond to. Now they don't respond to any. Do you think they've forgotten about the website? Unlikely. I think they've begun writing glowing reviews instead of apologizing. Check out how polarized the reviews are (i.e. I'm guessing 4 or 5 stars come from the owner and 1 star from the guests). Look at the number of positive reviews that come from people who have only reviewed one thing--Kiran's. Amazing, huh?

Pros: nothing

Cons: everything

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The host taking reservations had no clue what opentable was even though we had booked through this website. Once i got there she told me that my reservation did show up in their system. Very confusing...
If you're looking for authentic, bold indian flavors;you will not enjoy this restaurant. If your palette prefers mildly seasoned foods with hints of indian spices then this might just be your dream come true.
The food is extremely pricey which was expected since the location and setup was very upscale. The ambiance was great. The food was okay, nothing to ride home about. We had gone during restaurant week 2009 which meant a pre-fixed menu. I ordered the fig stuffed tandoori quail which tasted really sweet. My friend ordered the tandoori halibut which was extremely bland and tasted like.. nothing. We also ordered samosas from the regular menu and those actually were decent. The one thing i did appreciate though was that the chef herself came out to inquire about what kind of chai we were hoping to have after dinner. That was sweet.
Aside from the samosas, the goat cheese naan was good as was the potato stuffed naan. Also, the lamb porterhouse was to die for. So if you're headed to Kirans.. get some suggestions on what to order and what not to. Trial and error is not the way to go here.. not with these prices...

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★★★☆☆

The host taking reservations had no clue what opentable was even though we had booked through this website. Once i got there she told me that my reservation did show up in their system. Very confusing...
If you're looking for authentic, bold indian flavors;you will not enjoy this restaurant. If your palette prefers mildly seasoned foods with hints of indian spices then this might just be your dream come true.
The food is extremely pricey which was expected since the location and setup was very upscale. The ambiance was great. The food was okay, nothing to ride home about. We had gone during restaurant week 2009 which meant a pre-fixed menu. I ordered the fig stuffed tandoori quail which tasted really sweet. My friend ordered the tandoori halibut which was extremely bland and tasted like.. nothing. We also ordered samosas from the regular menu and those actually were decent. The one thing i did appreciate though was that the chef herself came out to inquire about what kind of chai we were hoping to have after dinner. That was sweet.
Aside from the samosas, the goat cheese naan was good as was the potato stuffed naan. Also, the lamb porterhouse was to die for. So if you're headed to Kirans.. get some suggestions on what to order and what not to. Trial and error is not the way to go here.. not with these prices...

Pros: The lamb was great.. the chai was good

Cons: Various.. Read Details.

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Kiranls not only has the best food, their service is beyond amazing! The Chef herself came and greeted out table to make sure if everything was good! I simply loved everything!

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★★★★★

Kiranls not only has the best food, their service is beyond amazing! The Chef herself came and greeted out table to make sure if everything was good! I simply loved everything!

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We went to Kiran on 8/15 for Restaurant Week. Made a reservation 2 days prior for 8:30. Arrived at reservation time to be told that there would be a 30 minute wait...ok, fine, it happens. We weren't even so much as offered a cocktail while we waited. 35 minutes later we were seated. The waitress brought the drink menu and popadums. The popadums were STALE and the drink prices were absolutely 500% marked up. $25 for a split bottle of champagne. We decided to order a Taj Mahal beer, they no longer carried it, but it was still on the menu. So, we opted for a Kingfisher, large one to split. She came back with a small bottle and told us that they were out of the large bottles and that this small one was THE LAST ONE period. Great. So we shared our $4 bottle of Kingfisher and were already annoyed. They DID have San Pel. for water that was available so we had that as well.

The menu for Restaurant Week had 2 appetizer choices: Melon Soup
with a Canal of Pineapple & Lychee Sorbet
Drizzled with Basil Oil
or
Hearts of Romaine
with Homemade Bleu Cheese & Spicy Cashews
so, we ordered one of each. My melon soup tasted like cantaloupe with pepper in it, completely uninspiring. And the "salad" was a few pieces of lettuce with "cajun flavored" cashews thrown in. Awful. My dining companion is Indian and he was thoroughly disgusted. Now, we have had our share of Indian food, we love it and we've tried many, many different items. So, when the waitress came back and asked if I enjoyed my 1/4 eaten melon soup, I said "it was different" she then asked if I would like to try something "less exotic" Are you kidding me!?!? No thank you.

Entrees, now, the choices looked great. The Lamb Porterhouse was changed to Lamb Tenderloin, but my friend ordered it anyway. I had Tandoori Quail. The piece of lamb was ridiculously small, honestly. It was offensive. My quail was fine, but I felt like in order to make it seem like "Indian fusion" or "different" all they did was put it on a bed of pasta, it was sad. Not to mention that the menu stated that each dish was served with "seasonal vegetables" and by this they meant TWO spears of asparagus and THREE small florets of broccoli. We were flabbergasted at this point. The taste of the food was not even the slightest bit remarkable. The rice was the only great item on the plate, everything else was horribly mediocre for a restaurant that is supposed to be innovative. We felt like perhaps we were being cheated because we opted for the Restaurant Week menu as opposed to spending more money, but, one would think that everything should be delicious regardless. Not the case. Dessert was fine, but only one option. Ice cream, wow. So, about $100 later, we left the restaurant ANGRY. We received the bottle of San Pel. for free and the waitress was very nice and attentive but those were THE ONLY highlights of the night. We were so discouraged at our waste of money and time. If you want good Indian food, stay away from Kiran's. It's mediocre at best. Go to Bombay Brass. for a better meal with true Indian flair. We will not be returning.

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★☆☆☆☆

We went to Kiran on 8/15 for Restaurant Week. Made a reservation 2 days prior for 8:30. Arrived at reservation time to be told that there would be a 30 minute wait...ok, fine, it happens. We weren't even so much as offered a cocktail while we waited. 35 minutes later we were seated. The waitress brought the drink menu and popadums. The popadums were STALE and the drink prices were absolutely 500% marked up. $25 for a split bottle of champagne. We decided to order a Taj Mahal beer, they no longer carried it, but it was still on the menu. So, we opted for a Kingfisher, large one to split. She came back with a small bottle and told us that they were out of the large bottles and that this small one was THE LAST ONE period. Great. So we shared our $4 bottle of Kingfisher and were already annoyed. They DID have San Pel. for water that was available so we had that as well.

The menu for Restaurant Week had 2 appetizer choices: Melon Soup
with a Canal of Pineapple & Lychee Sorbet
Drizzled with Basil Oil
or
Hearts of Romaine
with Homemade Bleu Cheese & Spicy Cashews
so, we ordered one of each. My melon soup tasted like cantaloupe with pepper in it, completely uninspiring. And the "salad" was a few pieces of lettuce with "cajun flavored" cashews thrown in. Awful. My dining companion is Indian and he was thoroughly disgusted. Now, we have had our share of Indian food, we love it and we've tried many, many different items. So, when the waitress came back and asked if I enjoyed my 1/4 eaten melon soup, I said "it was different" she then asked if I would like to try something "less exotic" Are you kidding me!?!? No thank you.

Entrees, now, the choices looked great. The Lamb Porterhouse was changed to Lamb Tenderloin, but my friend ordered it anyway. I had Tandoori Quail. The piece of lamb was ridiculously small, honestly. It was offensive. My quail was fine, but I felt like in order to make it seem like "Indian fusion" or "different" all they did was put it on a bed of pasta, it was sad. Not to mention that the menu stated that each dish was served with "seasonal vegetables" and by this they meant TWO spears of asparagus and THREE small florets of broccoli. We were flabbergasted at this point. The taste of the food was not even the slightest bit remarkable. The rice was the only great item on the plate, everything else was horribly mediocre for a restaurant that is supposed to be innovative. We felt like perhaps we were being cheated because we opted for the Restaurant Week menu as opposed to spending more money, but, one would think that everything should be delicious regardless. Not the case. Dessert was fine, but only one option. Ice cream, wow. So, about $100 later, we left the restaurant ANGRY. We received the bottle of San Pel. for free and the waitress was very nice and attentive but those were THE ONLY highlights of the night. We were so discouraged at our waste of money and time. If you want good Indian food, stay away from Kiran's. It's mediocre at best. Go to Bombay Brass. for a better meal with true Indian flair. We will not be returning.

Pros: It smelled good

Cons: too many to list in this small space

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This is the most upscale Indian restaurant I have been to. Being an Indian myself and a New Yorker, I would say that if you're looking for Indian food with a more modern touch and french influences, this is it. The ambiance is really nice and the menu provides those who are new to Indian cuisine a way to try it with out being overwhelmed, but can also cater to Indians who are looking for more traditional food. The fact that it is more upscale than most Indian restaurants does not mean that the food is any better other Indian restaurants, but it gives those who are looking for it, a pleasant experience. The wait service is excellent and their recommendations were spot on. The manager came to our table to talk to us an couldn't be more pleasant. I've been here twice already and hope visit this place again.

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★★★★★

This is the most upscale Indian restaurant I have been to. Being an Indian myself and a New Yorker, I would say that if you're looking for Indian food with a more modern touch and french influences, this is it. The ambiance is really nice and the menu provides those who are new to Indian cuisine a way to try it with out being overwhelmed, but can also cater to Indians who are looking for more traditional food. The fact that it is more upscale than most Indian restaurants does not mean that the food is any better other Indian restaurants, but it gives those who are looking for it, a pleasant experience. The wait service is excellent and their recommendations were spot on. The manager came to our table to talk to us an couldn't be more pleasant. I've been here twice already and hope visit this place again.

Pros: Food, ambiance, service, manager, owner

Cons: price

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I don't know what the negative reviewers are talking about. This restaurant takes the cake of Indian food places in Houston and restaurants in Houston overall! Went to dinner last night with my boyfriend. Service was terrific. We started with a fabulous bottle of Zinfindel and Goanese Shrimp sauted with fresh curry leaves and coconut, and for dinner I had Lamb Rhogan Josh - which is a boneless leg of lamb braised with onions and anise sauce. Shared a side of spicy garbanzo beans and my date had an off the menu lamb tenderloin with baby potatoes and asparagus. I was impressed they had whole wheat bread, and of course had it stuffed with more lamb. Delish!! We will definitely come back again and again. What we had was so good! I hope we have enough will power to try other items on the menu. :)

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★★★★★

I don't know what the negative reviewers are talking about. This restaurant takes the cake of Indian food places in Houston and restaurants in Houston overall! Went to dinner last night with my boyfriend. Service was terrific. We started with a fabulous bottle of Zinfindel and Goanese Shrimp sauted with fresh curry leaves and coconut, and for dinner I had Lamb Rhogan Josh - which is a boneless leg of lamb braised with onions and anise sauce. Shared a side of spicy garbanzo beans and my date had an off the menu lamb tenderloin with baby potatoes and asparagus. I was impressed they had whole wheat bread, and of course had it stuffed with more lamb. Delish!! We will definitely come back again and again. What we had was so good! I hope we have enough will power to try other items on the menu. :)

Pros: Ambiance, menu, service, wine list

Cons: None - Love it!

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Very dissappointed, heard a lot of good things about this restaurant. The food was over priced, the saag had not been washed properly as while I ate it there was grit/soil in my mouth. The tomato soup tasted like it was something out of a can. The vindaloo was not hot (chili) at all. The yoghurt was sweet, I like raita with out any sweetness. Good points - brinjal was yummy and the waiting staff were awesome.

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★★☆☆☆

Very dissappointed, heard a lot of good things about this restaurant. The food was over priced, the saag had not been washed properly as while I ate it there was grit/soil in my mouth. The tomato soup tasted like it was something out of a can. The vindaloo was not hot (chili) at all. The yoghurt was sweet, I like raita with out any sweetness. Good points - brinjal was yummy and the waiting staff were awesome.

Pros: Staff were amazing

Cons: Food was not good at all

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We've been to Kiran's several times in the last two years and done take out many times also. Our experience has usually been good, even though the portions for vegetarian options have been quite small and the service sometimes has been a bit brusque.

We decided to take our visiting family for New Year's Eve dinner there. The first course of Tandoori veggies was lovely and succulent, but everything from there went downhill. The red pepper soup tasted very mediocre, not too unlike Campbell's Premium Bell Pepper soup. The sorbet was even worse, tasting like a store bought one. Still, none of it was too bad.
The main course was simply put----Terrible. The koftas were hard with little sauce, the vegetable dish was very dry with much of it hardened up. It seemed like it was mixed in with Indian pickles and put on a platter. The "apricot biryani" tasted like a microwavable TV dinner. The dessert was supposedly souffle, but tasted more like half cooked scrambled eggs.
All this would've been tolerable if not for the fact that my wife got sick within an hour or so of eating this meal. As the night progressed, the rest of us got pretty sick too (except for my in-laws who did not eat the souffle). The crowning glory was that we got charged an extra hundred or so bucks and the owner did not seem all too apologetic except stating that our bank will take care of it !!!!

Needless to say, we're neither going there ever again nor are we going to be too shy about discouraging our circle of friends and business associates from frequenting this place. I can understand such a terrible experience had it been some shoddy Indian restaurant in Hillcroft, but not from a supposedly upscale place such as Kiran's.

There are much better Indian restaurants in Houston that are more deserving of our patronage (Indika is excellent).

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★☆☆☆☆

We've been to Kiran's several times in the last two years and done take out many times also. Our experience has usually been good, even though the portions for vegetarian options have been quite small and the service sometimes has been a bit brusque.

We decided to take our visiting family for New Year's Eve dinner there. The first course of Tandoori veggies was lovely and succulent, but everything from there went downhill. The red pepper soup tasted very mediocre, not too unlike Campbell's Premium Bell Pepper soup. The sorbet was even worse, tasting like a store bought one. Still, none of it was too bad.
The main course was simply put----Terrible. The koftas were hard with little sauce, the vegetable dish was very dry with much of it hardened up. It seemed like it was mixed in with Indian pickles and put on a platter. The "apricot biryani" tasted like a microwavable TV dinner. The dessert was supposedly souffle, but tasted more like half cooked scrambled eggs.
All this would've been tolerable if not for the fact that my wife got sick within an hour or so of eating this meal. As the night progressed, the rest of us got pretty sick too (except for my in-laws who did not eat the souffle). The crowning glory was that we got charged an extra hundred or so bucks and the owner did not seem all too apologetic except stating that our bank will take care of it !!!!

Needless to say, we're neither going there ever again nor are we going to be too shy about discouraging our circle of friends and business associates from frequenting this place. I can understand such a terrible experience had it been some shoddy Indian restaurant in Hillcroft, but not from a supposedly upscale place such as Kiran's.

There are much better Indian restaurants in Houston that are more deserving of our patronage (Indika is excellent).

Pros: Parking

Cons: The terrible 80s style jazz music, the mediocre food, unsatisfactory customer service

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We moved from NewYork to Houston almost a year ago. I have been to Kiran's 3 times now, 1st time I was there I thought that I am not going to miss NY Indian food anymore because food was great at Kiran's. But the other two times I was there it lacked something. I would say overall the food is good no doubt. (veg only, I am a vegetarian, so I don't know about non-veg dishes). but I think it's a little expensive, may be because it's right there in Galleria. But I would rather go eat somewhere else next time for equally good quality food but less expensive.

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★★★★☆

We moved from NewYork to Houston almost a year ago. I have been to Kiran's 3 times now, 1st time I was there I thought that I am not going to miss NY Indian food anymore because food was great at Kiran's. But the other two times I was there it lacked something. I would say overall the food is good no doubt. (veg only, I am a vegetarian, so I don't know about non-veg dishes). but I think it's a little expensive, may be because it's right there in Galleria. But I would rather go eat somewhere else next time for equally good quality food but less expensive.

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I've been to this restaurant twice in the past few weeks, and was very impressed by the food both times. Not necessarily food that will remind you of your grandmother's cooking back home, but really quite delicious. I would even go so far as to say it was the best Indian food I've had in Houston. The ambiance was great and the selection of dishes was very good as well. I went with a party of six and we did not have trouble finding enough vegeterian entres for every one. I had the same server both times I went, and it seemed as though she kept forgetting that we were there. I had to actually get up and find her in the restaurant because she did not come by for 45 mintues after the entres were served and we were all out of water--not a good thing while eating Indian food.

Overall, though, it was good experience and I will definitely be back here again. Just hope I get a different server next time!

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★★★★☆

I've been to this restaurant twice in the past few weeks, and was very impressed by the food both times. Not necessarily food that will remind you of your grandmother's cooking back home, but really quite delicious. I would even go so far as to say it was the best Indian food I've had in Houston. The ambiance was great and the selection of dishes was very good as well. I went with a party of six and we did not have trouble finding enough vegeterian entres for every one. I had the same server both times I went, and it seemed as though she kept forgetting that we were there. I had to actually get up and find her in the restaurant because she did not come by for 45 mintues after the entres were served and we were all out of water--not a good thing while eating Indian food.

Overall, though, it was good experience and I will definitely be back here again. Just hope I get a different server next time!

Pros: Great food

Cons: Not-so-attentive wait staff

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These reviews are gleaming, and Michael Berry does a very convincing job of stumping for Kiran's but after a visit I am left wondering. The food was tasty to say the least, but I do not understand paying 12$ for a vegetarian entree. It was noted by my waiter that I should probably get two dishes if I was going to stick with the vegetarian selections. My girlfriend and I wanted to get a glass of wine with dinner and found the selection was indeed very nice, however there was nothing under $9 per glass. I was only able to order one for each of us rather than the 2 glasses that I would typically have. Our bill was $86 and we would have spent more getting full had I not made sure we had 2 orders of Nann. The service was very good and the environment was very nice. Overall I am left wondering how the market for high end Indian food is dominated by magnificently overpriced purveyors.

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★★★☆☆

These reviews are gleaming, and Michael Berry does a very convincing job of stumping for Kiran's but after a visit I am left wondering. The food was tasty to say the least, but I do not understand paying 12$ for a vegetarian entree. It was noted by my waiter that I should probably get two dishes if I was going to stick with the vegetarian selections. My girlfriend and I wanted to get a glass of wine with dinner and found the selection was indeed very nice, however there was nothing under $9 per glass. I was only able to order one for each of us rather than the 2 glasses that I would typically have. Our bill was $86 and we would have spent more getting full had I not made sure we had 2 orders of Nann. The service was very good and the environment was very nice. Overall I am left wondering how the market for high end Indian food is dominated by magnificently overpriced purveyors.

Pros: Service, High-end wine list, Beautiful Setting

Cons: Extremely expensive for the portion size, No wine by the glass under 9$, No values in bottle pricing

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Back when it was still owned by the people that had it under the name Bombay Palace it was a wonderful experience. Now the food is good but over priced, the service is terrible, place is stuffy. I would recommend Mantra in Katy, great food, fair price and always great service.

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★☆☆☆☆

Back when it was still owned by the people that had it under the name Bombay Palace it was a wonderful experience. Now the food is good but over priced, the service is terrible, place is stuffy. I would recommend Mantra in Katy, great food, fair price and always great service.

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I have been to 80% of Houston n surrounding indian restaurants and Kiran's was not a good experience. The ambience is good and thats it. The service is ok, but we go there for food and food was too much below expectation. Considering the price it charges it should be called waste of money. The quality demands for half of what it charges. We get better quality food for 1/2 the price in some places. Paneer makhni curry was watery and jalfarezi had no spice or masala, seemed like american stir fry mix veg. Dont go there if u want good indian food. Go only if u have a lot of money to spend and just want good ambience. (I dont drink so i wont comment about their bar.)

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★★☆☆☆

I have been to 80% of Houston n surrounding indian restaurants and Kiran's was not a good experience. The ambience is good and thats it. The service is ok, but we go there for food and food was too much below expectation. Considering the price it charges it should be called waste of money. The quality demands for half of what it charges. We get better quality food for 1/2 the price in some places. Paneer makhni curry was watery and jalfarezi had no spice or masala, seemed like american stir fry mix veg. Dont go there if u want good indian food. Go only if u have a lot of money to spend and just want good ambience. (I dont drink so i wont comment about their bar.)

Pros: ambience

Cons: bad food & overpriced for it too

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I will admit their food is excellent. We have tried their tikka masala and their vindaloos (although I am not sure why us Americans have to make vindaloo so mild in comparison to our British counterparts... we are in Texas for pete's sake... King of the Jalapenos!) ... but after three horrible services, we have banned them as our curry provider. One of the elder waiters is one of the rudest waiters I have ever met. He doesn't listen when you ask questions, at one point did not know the difference between lamb and chicken (we asked for chicken and had the nerve to tell us it was chicken as he took the spoon and shuffled through my friends plate being extremely offended we would even ask.. it was LAMB). Got even more offended on another visit after he said our credit card was declined even after the credit card company said it was approved the 1st three times he swiped it (and for the WRONG amount I might add). He refused to believe them after he spoke to them. All in all, the service is beyond horrible. So, if you don't mind being treated horrible and like a good curry... have at it. I have had enough myself...

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★★★☆☆

I will admit their food is excellent. We have tried their tikka masala and their vindaloos (although I am not sure why us Americans have to make vindaloo so mild in comparison to our British counterparts... we are in Texas for pete's sake... King of the Jalapenos!) ... but after three horrible services, we have banned them as our curry provider. One of the elder waiters is one of the rudest waiters I have ever met. He doesn't listen when you ask questions, at one point did not know the difference between lamb and chicken (we asked for chicken and had the nerve to tell us it was chicken as he took the spoon and shuffled through my friends plate being extremely offended we would even ask.. it was LAMB). Got even more offended on another visit after he said our credit card was declined even after the credit card company said it was approved the 1st three times he swiped it (and for the WRONG amount I might add). He refused to believe them after he spoke to them. All in all, the service is beyond horrible. So, if you don't mind being treated horrible and like a good curry... have at it. I have had enough myself...

Pros: Great Naan, Great Curries

Cons: Worst Service in Houston

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WOW!!! Not only is this my favorite Indian food restaurant, but also it has the best vegetarian food in town! Please treat yourself and enjoy the experience and delicious food of Kiran's!!! A few reasons why you will fall in love with it: (1) the food is awesome; the spices are perfectly blended and compliment each other to provide you with the most amazing flavor while not overemphasizing any of the spices; (2) THE PEOPLE - Kiran is amazing; her family and the others at the restaurant seek to provide their patrons with not only the best meals but also wonderful experiences; (3) the atmosphere is diverse - the bar area is social; there are table areas that are social if you want an energetic setting; and there are table settings that are more private if you want a quiet, discrete experience; and (4) once you go, you'll be hooked and will return, thankful that you found Kiran's. Oh, and (5), if you are vegetarian, you will be thrilled with the selection that is offered, and their willingness to create even more fabulous dishes for you off the menu - just let them know what your preferences are. And (6) if you want to meet new people or have a special event with your friends or family, you'll enjoy the monthly wine tasting menus (sometimes champagne or scotch tasting instead). Come with friends; come alone; come with family - it's up to you. You'll meet wonderful people there at the bar and the special events, as Kiran's attracts loyal customers that enjoy coming back over and over.

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★★★★★

WOW!!! Not only is this my favorite Indian food restaurant, but also it has the best vegetarian food in town! Please treat yourself and enjoy the experience and delicious food of Kiran's!!! A few reasons why you will fall in love with it: (1) the food is awesome; the spices are perfectly blended and compliment each other to provide you with the most amazing flavor while not overemphasizing any of the spices; (2) THE PEOPLE - Kiran is amazing; her family and the others at the restaurant seek to provide their patrons with not only the best meals but also wonderful experiences; (3) the atmosphere is diverse - the bar area is social; there are table areas that are social if you want an energetic setting; and there are table settings that are more private if you want a quiet, discrete experience; and (4) once you go, you'll be hooked and will return, thankful that you found Kiran's. Oh, and (5), if you are vegetarian, you will be thrilled with the selection that is offered, and their willingness to create even more fabulous dishes for you off the menu - just let them know what your preferences are. And (6) if you want to meet new people or have a special event with your friends or family, you'll enjoy the monthly wine tasting menus (sometimes champagne or scotch tasting instead). Come with friends; come alone; come with family - it's up to you. You'll meet wonderful people there at the bar and the special events, as Kiran's attracts loyal customers that enjoy coming back over and over.

Pros: EVERYTHING! The owners; the staff; the ambience; the food; the ambience; the accommodation of special requests

Cons: they don't have a location in Clear Lake; I wish they were closer to Clear Lake!

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Our party of 8 people visited Kiran's again on Saturday night for the first time in two months and as usual, we were highly delighted with our meal. Chef Kiran is always on hand to talk to customers and her well presented, informed and cheeful staff always provide an appropriate amount of attention. The surroundings are comfortable and display an interesting blend of the traditional and more contemporary styles.

But it's the food we really crave and the menu always has a few surprises together with all the traditional favorites and Kiran's original recipes and flavors. Portions are generous and meats are moist and succulent surrounded by intriguing sauces with subtle hints of spices that will test you to figure out what they are (don't worry, you can always ask!). The restaurant also boasts an impressive wine list and impressive desserts if you have any room left. The ambiance is lovely and welcoming, take your time over the meal and enjoy the company you are with, you won't be hurried away. The only negative I can ever think of is the magical mystery tour to try and find the rest rooms, which are at least well presented and clean when you find them!

We have been to Kiran's many times and have never been disappointed - Highly Recommended!

2
★★★★★

Our party of 8 people visited Kiran's again on Saturday night for the first time in two months and as usual, we were highly delighted with our meal. Chef Kiran is always on hand to talk to customers and her well presented, informed and cheeful staff always provide an appropriate amount of attention. The surroundings are comfortable and display an interesting blend of the traditional and more contemporary styles.

But it's the food we really crave and the menu always has a few surprises together with all the traditional favorites and Kiran's original recipes and flavors. Portions are generous and meats are moist and succulent surrounded by intriguing sauces with subtle hints of spices that will test you to figure out what they are (don't worry, you can always ask!). The restaurant also boasts an impressive wine list and impressive desserts if you have any room left. The ambiance is lovely and welcoming, take your time over the meal and enjoy the company you are with, you won't be hurried away. The only negative I can ever think of is the magical mystery tour to try and find the rest rooms, which are at least well presented and clean when you find them!

We have been to Kiran's many times and have never been disappointed - Highly Recommended!

Pros: Food, Ambiance, Parking

Cons: Rest Rooms hidden away at the back

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My husband and I have eaten at most of the Indian restaraunts in Houston and Sugar Land, and Kiran's is our favorite. As many others have noted, it is not cheap, so if you are looking for lots of inexpensive food, you should go somewhere else. However, we feel the upscale atmosphere, creative (and wonderfully spiced) food, excellent wine choices, and attentive service make it worth the cost. We have attended wine dinners, scotch dinners, regular dinners, special brunches, and regular weekend lunches. Each time has been great! In fact, we bring our four children for brunches, and they love to taste the variety of dishes that chef Kiran prepares. We have tried most of the items on the menu and have never been disappointed. There are many delicious vegetarian and seafood options. Our last visit was 7/1/08, our anniversary--we arrived ten minutes before closing time, just for drinks, appetizer, and dessert. The crab samosas, tandoori quail with port wine reduction, warm chocolate cake, and creme brulee were delicious, and our pomegranate mojitos and port wine complemented them wonderfully. We did not feel rushed--in fact, chef Kiran came out to wish us a happy anniversary and comped the creme brulee!

2
★★★★★

My husband and I have eaten at most of the Indian restaraunts in Houston and Sugar Land, and Kiran's is our favorite. As many others have noted, it is not cheap, so if you are looking for lots of inexpensive food, you should go somewhere else. However, we feel the upscale atmosphere, creative (and wonderfully spiced) food, excellent wine choices, and attentive service make it worth the cost. We have attended wine dinners, scotch dinners, regular dinners, special brunches, and regular weekend lunches. Each time has been great! In fact, we bring our four children for brunches, and they love to taste the variety of dishes that chef Kiran prepares. We have tried most of the items on the menu and have never been disappointed. There are many delicious vegetarian and seafood options. Our last visit was 7/1/08, our anniversary--we arrived ten minutes before closing time, just for drinks, appetizer, and dessert. The crab samosas, tandoori quail with port wine reduction, warm chocolate cake, and creme brulee were delicious, and our pomegranate mojitos and port wine complemented them wonderfully. We did not feel rushed--in fact, chef Kiran came out to wish us a happy anniversary and comped the creme brulee!

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This is the place to go if you like traditional and non-traditional indian food. There is something for everyone. And everything on the menu is so delicious that I gaurantee you wont stop eating. The ambience is great they have a great wine selection but they also have a great Scotch selection which I like. Great Scotch and great indian food what else do you need. Also the customer service is excellent as well. I have never had a bad experience at Kiran's at all. I was reading some of the reviews earlier and some of the people said they had a very bad customer service experience, but if you look Chef Kiran Verma has responded to each and every one of those reviews. Tell me which other restaurant is there on 'Citysearch' that has responded to each and every concern of the customer. After seeing that I find it hard to believe that anyone cna have a bad experience at Kiran's. Highly recommended.

2
★★★★★

This is the place to go if you like traditional and non-traditional indian food. There is something for everyone. And everything on the menu is so delicious that I gaurantee you wont stop eating. The ambience is great they have a great wine selection but they also have a great Scotch selection which I like. Great Scotch and great indian food what else do you need. Also the customer service is excellent as well. I have never had a bad experience at Kiran's at all. I was reading some of the reviews earlier and some of the people said they had a very bad customer service experience, but if you look Chef Kiran Verma has responded to each and every one of those reviews. Tell me which other restaurant is there on 'Citysearch' that has responded to each and every concern of the customer. After seeing that I find it hard to believe that anyone cna have a bad experience at Kiran's. Highly recommended.

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As a family, we are regulars at Kirans. We love the food, love the ambiance, and love the chef!!! She is an excellent host. My personal experience being a restaurateur from India and being an Indian, I know what good Indian food tastes like, and can guarantee that Ms. Kiran Verma can never fail with that. We have been visiting Houston for more than 3 years; however we moved to Houston almost 2 1/2 years ago, and have visited almost all Indian restaurants. Eventually, we tend to go back to Kiran's for all our special events, and Ms. Kiran Verma knows how to make your special event a day to remember. We have been going to this place since it was Bombay Palace and then saw it transit into what it is today: a definition of Fine Dining. I simply cannot understand how someone could not like the food here. What you experience here is an upscale Indian American restaurant. I would like to disagree about the overpricing. If the restaurant charges you, they provide you with the comfort and pleasure of fine dining, and that is what Kiran's is all about.

2
★★★★★

As a family, we are regulars at Kirans. We love the food, love the ambiance, and love the chef!!! She is an excellent host. My personal experience being a restaurateur from India and being an Indian, I know what good Indian food tastes like, and can guarantee that Ms. Kiran Verma can never fail with that. We have been visiting Houston for more than 3 years; however we moved to Houston almost 2 1/2 years ago, and have visited almost all Indian restaurants. Eventually, we tend to go back to Kiran's for all our special events, and Ms. Kiran Verma knows how to make your special event a day to remember. We have been going to this place since it was Bombay Palace and then saw it transit into what it is today: a definition of Fine Dining. I simply cannot understand how someone could not like the food here. What you experience here is an upscale Indian American restaurant. I would like to disagree about the overpricing. If the restaurant charges you, they provide you with the comfort and pleasure of fine dining, and that is what Kiran's is all about.

Pros: Location, Parking, Food, Quality and many more

Cons: None

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My husband and I came across Kiran's by accident while looking for something else during a visit to Houston. We are thrilled that we did! We have been to a number of Indian restaurants in different cities and this is one of the very, very best. Delicious, innovative food and superbly attentive service. We have experienced some amazing wine suggestions during our regular visits and have also had the good fortune to attend some of their special wine meals. We have actually driven from our home in Nacogdoches *just for that*! I heartily recommend this restaurant to fans of excellent food and wine and excellent service in a beautiful setting.

2
★★★★★

My husband and I came across Kiran's by accident while looking for something else during a visit to Houston. We are thrilled that we did! We have been to a number of Indian restaurants in different cities and this is one of the very, very best. Delicious, innovative food and superbly attentive service. We have experienced some amazing wine suggestions during our regular visits and have also had the good fortune to attend some of their special wine meals. We have actually driven from our home in Nacogdoches *just for that*! I heartily recommend this restaurant to fans of excellent food and wine and excellent service in a beautiful setting.

Pros: Innovative cuisine, creative wine pairings

Cons: It's not in Nacogdoches!

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As a family, we are connoisseurs at Kirans. We love the food, love the ambiance, and love the chef!!! She is an excellent host. Being Indians, we know what good Indian food tastes like, and can guarantee that Ms. Kiran Verma can never fail with that. We moved to Houston almost 2 years ago, and have visited almost all Indian restaurants within the loop. Eventually, we tend to go back to Kiran's for all our special events, and Ms. Kiran Verma knows how to make your special event a day to remember forever. I simply cannot understand how someone could not like the food there. We understand that eating at Kiran's can be slightly expensive, but will you expect an upscale American restaurant to be cheap and assume that it would be cheap too? If not, then why do people underestimate Indian food? If the restaurant charges you, they provide you with the comfort and pleasure of fine dining, and that is what Kiran's does. I am not ready to accept the fact that Kiran's could disappoint anyone who loves to eat.

2
★★★★★

As a family, we are connoisseurs at Kirans. We love the food, love the ambiance, and love the chef!!! She is an excellent host. Being Indians, we know what good Indian food tastes like, and can guarantee that Ms. Kiran Verma can never fail with that. We moved to Houston almost 2 years ago, and have visited almost all Indian restaurants within the loop. Eventually, we tend to go back to Kiran's for all our special events, and Ms. Kiran Verma knows how to make your special event a day to remember forever. I simply cannot understand how someone could not like the food there. We understand that eating at Kiran's can be slightly expensive, but will you expect an upscale American restaurant to be cheap and assume that it would be cheap too? If not, then why do people underestimate Indian food? If the restaurant charges you, they provide you with the comfort and pleasure of fine dining, and that is what Kiran's does. I am not ready to accept the fact that Kiran's could disappoint anyone who loves to eat.

Pros: Ambience, Food, Service, In fact, Everything

Cons: You can expect to overeat

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We had dinner recently (06/21/08) at Kiran's and were bowled over by the chef's creativity in using the freshest of ingredients in combination with Indian flavors and cooking techniques. We were particularly pleased with the duck and carmelized orange dish (although everything was fantastic, including the wine and the service). Just to put this review in context: We travel regularly to London, where we've sampled Indian food from all regions of that vast country. We also seek out UK chefs who are taking Indian cuisine to new heights. My British husband and I both agree that Kiran's in the most exciting Indian food we have ever had (and this comes from two cooks who make a full Indian meal at home once a week - including Peshwari naan!) If you love Indian food and are traveling to Houston, make a reservation NOW for Kiran's. You won't regret it! We're going back at the end of July and can't wait to try whatever is new on the menu.

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★★★★★

We had dinner recently (06/21/08) at Kiran's and were bowled over by the chef's creativity in using the freshest of ingredients in combination with Indian flavors and cooking techniques. We were particularly pleased with the duck and carmelized orange dish (although everything was fantastic, including the wine and the service). Just to put this review in context: We travel regularly to London, where we've sampled Indian food from all regions of that vast country. We also seek out UK chefs who are taking Indian cuisine to new heights. My British husband and I both agree that Kiran's in the most exciting Indian food we have ever had (and this comes from two cooks who make a full Indian meal at home once a week - including Peshwari naan!) If you love Indian food and are traveling to Houston, make a reservation NOW for Kiran's. You won't regret it! We're going back at the end of July and can't wait to try whatever is new on the menu.

Pros: Great food, wine and service. Convenient parking.

Cons: We don't live in Houston, so we can't go as often as we'd like!

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This is by far the best indian food in Houston and in the US. Great taste and perfectly spiced. I have taken a lot of my friends to this place and everyone has gone back. Everytime I take someone there they become regular customers (or should I say fans). Being from India I know what good indian food is and this definitely is the place to visit for great indian food. The service is terrific as well. I have been there atleast more than a dozen times and so far I havent had a bad experience.

2
★★★★★

This is by far the best indian food in Houston and in the US. Great taste and perfectly spiced. I have taken a lot of my friends to this place and everyone has gone back. Everytime I take someone there they become regular customers (or should I say fans). Being from India I know what good indian food is and this definitely is the place to visit for great indian food. The service is terrific as well. I have been there atleast more than a dozen times and so far I havent had a bad experience.

Pros: Food , ambience, Service

Cons: I cant think of anything....

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Kiran and her waitstaff are awesome not to mention the detail of the dining rooms and the wonderful dishes prepared! I dine at the Restaurant and have had Catering for many business functions and have never had to make nor had any complaints made. I have followed Kiran for 9 yrs. now and will continue to follow her as the consistency of the food and service is superb and highly speaks for itself! The cuisine at Kiran's delights all five senses. You can truly taste the passion she has for her profession through the food in which she prepares. After I've eaten or tried one of her many dishes I always feel as though I've experienced some of her culture, and that my friends is priceless. It is a pleasure and delight to know Kiran and have experienced her cuisine in which I've shared with many co-workers, friends and family and will continue to, always... much success and blessings to you, Kiran... I will not even waste my breath on any plausible contenders for they pale in comparison to Kiran's...

2
★★★★★

Kiran and her waitstaff are awesome not to mention the detail of the dining rooms and the wonderful dishes prepared! I dine at the Restaurant and have had Catering for many business functions and have never had to make nor had any complaints made. I have followed Kiran for 9 yrs. now and will continue to follow her as the consistency of the food and service is superb and highly speaks for itself! The cuisine at Kiran's delights all five senses. You can truly taste the passion she has for her profession through the food in which she prepares. After I've eaten or tried one of her many dishes I always feel as though I've experienced some of her culture, and that my friends is priceless. It is a pleasure and delight to know Kiran and have experienced her cuisine in which I've shared with many co-workers, friends and family and will continue to, always... much success and blessings to you, Kiran... I will not even waste my breath on any plausible contenders for they pale in comparison to Kiran's...

Pros: Menu Selection, Food, Waitstaff and Ambience

Cons: N/A

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Every time we have eaten at Kiran's we have enjoyed everything we ordered and look forward to our next visit. The quality of their food keeps us coming back. If you are looking for delicious Indian food, you will get what you pay for when you dine here.

2
★★★★★

Every time we have eaten at Kiran's we have enjoyed everything we ordered and look forward to our next visit. The quality of their food keeps us coming back. If you are looking for delicious Indian food, you will get what you pay for when you dine here.

Pros: Fresh large scallops

Cons: We haven't found any!

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My husband and I consider Kiran's to be part of our "holy trinity" of restaurants that we go to at least once every other week. We go for the ambience, service, consistency and flavor. We know exactly what to expect. We always order the chicken tikka masala, okra and aloo gabi (with just cauliflower) and King Fisher beers. We are very picky about chicken quality and texture and usually do not order chicken covered in sauce. However, Kiran's chicken is always succulent and fully edible. We perceive the chicken to be of superior quality and recognize that we pay more for that. We glady do so. We also often start with crab samosas and those have gotten me really interested in crab again. All of our experiences (about 20 in the last year) are consistent and we always look forward to going back. The food flavors and quality is consistent as well. If there are ever mistakes, we do not remember them because they are so quickly resolved. We have found all of the staff to be extremely attentive and appreciate the enthusiasm and care used by the busboys when packing up the left overs for us. Our water glases never become empty and we never run out of beer unless we want to. For anyone wary of trying new flavors or ethnic foods, Kiran's is a great introduction to the expansion of the taste buds.

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★★★★★

My husband and I consider Kiran's to be part of our "holy trinity" of restaurants that we go to at least once every other week. We go for the ambience, service, consistency and flavor. We know exactly what to expect. We always order the chicken tikka masala, okra and aloo gabi (with just cauliflower) and King Fisher beers. We are very picky about chicken quality and texture and usually do not order chicken covered in sauce. However, Kiran's chicken is always succulent and fully edible. We perceive the chicken to be of superior quality and recognize that we pay more for that. We glady do so. We also often start with crab samosas and those have gotten me really interested in crab again. All of our experiences (about 20 in the last year) are consistent and we always look forward to going back. The food flavors and quality is consistent as well. If there are ever mistakes, we do not remember them because they are so quickly resolved. We have found all of the staff to be extremely attentive and appreciate the enthusiasm and care used by the busboys when packing up the left overs for us. Our water glases never become empty and we never run out of beer unless we want to. For anyone wary of trying new flavors or ethnic foods, Kiran's is a great introduction to the expansion of the taste buds.

Pros: Location, atmosphere, service, food quality, Indian beer

Cons: none - love it all

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My husband and I have lived and traveled all over the world. And with my husband born and raised in the UK we are big fans of Indian food. One of the first things we did when we moved to Houston last year was check out the Indian restaurants in both Houston and Sugar Land. Kiran?s is now our favorite place to go for Indian in south Texas.

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★★★★★

My husband and I have lived and traveled all over the world. And with my husband born and raised in the UK we are big fans of Indian food. One of the first things we did when we moved to Houston last year was check out the Indian restaurants in both Houston and Sugar Land. Kiran?s is now our favorite place to go for Indian in south Texas.

Pros: the people, service, ambiance, food

Cons: a bit expensive

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I've been on two separate occasions and enjoyed both immensly. The food is incredible! The flavor overwhelms you! I always eat every last bite. Anything with LAMB I highly recommend. The best. We have never ordered anything we didn't enjoy. Service and atmosphere is classy yet relaxed. Great place to go on a first date. The interesting food will be a great conversation starter. You can experiment together. It is expensive, but no more than any other nice restuarant and the price matched the quality. This is Houston after all. Big city, big prices. Accept it. You have to go. You'll enjoy it.

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★★★★★

I've been on two separate occasions and enjoyed both immensly. The food is incredible! The flavor overwhelms you! I always eat every last bite. Anything with LAMB I highly recommend. The best. We have never ordered anything we didn't enjoy. Service and atmosphere is classy yet relaxed. Great place to go on a first date. The interesting food will be a great conversation starter. You can experiment together. It is expensive, but no more than any other nice restuarant and the price matched the quality. This is Houston after all. Big city, big prices. Accept it. You have to go. You'll enjoy it.

Pros: great food, no wait, great weeknight meal

Cons: not the most happening place

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For my wife and for me, Kiran's is absolutely the best restaurant in the Houston area. The food is sumptuous and not easily found elsewhere, the service is impeccable without being intruisive, the wine list is extensive and fairly priced, and Kiran's is a gracious and accomodating host.
The restaurant has now earned the ultimate accolade: other restaurants are measuring themselves against it, and trying to disadvantage Kiran's.
Go there only if you want a different and memorable experience. Other restaurants can and do offer lower prices and lesser quality.

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★★★★★

For my wife and for me, Kiran's is absolutely the best restaurant in the Houston area. The food is sumptuous and not easily found elsewhere, the service is impeccable without being intruisive, the wine list is extensive and fairly priced, and Kiran's is a gracious and accomodating host.
The restaurant has now earned the ultimate accolade: other restaurants are measuring themselves against it, and trying to disadvantage Kiran's.
Go there only if you want a different and memorable experience. Other restaurants can and do offer lower prices and lesser quality.

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The atmosphere at Kirans's was nice but the busboys were too invasive while the waiter was completely inattentive the majority of the night. We had to wait a long time for any of our request to be accomodated. The menu is extremely overpriced considering the quality of the food. Some of the dishes were good while others left something to be desired especially taking the overinflated price into consideration. We paid $300 for 4 adults and 3 children. That was painful especially considering that we did not have any wine and we did not over order. Three are many other choices for Indian cuisine in Houston that are reasonably priced while offering great taste and quality. They also imposed an 18% gratuity that was hefty considering the poor service. The waiter also tried not to return our change even though we had paid for the gratuity. He said we do not have change here. I hope this review saves someone the hassle and the expense.

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★☆☆☆☆

The atmosphere at Kirans's was nice but the busboys were too invasive while the waiter was completely inattentive the majority of the night. We had to wait a long time for any of our request to be accomodated. The menu is extremely overpriced considering the quality of the food. Some of the dishes were good while others left something to be desired especially taking the overinflated price into consideration. We paid $300 for 4 adults and 3 children. That was painful especially considering that we did not have any wine and we did not over order. Three are many other choices for Indian cuisine in Houston that are reasonably priced while offering great taste and quality. They also imposed an 18% gratuity that was hefty considering the poor service. The waiter also tried not to return our change even though we had paid for the gratuity. He said we do not have change here. I hope this review saves someone the hassle and the expense.

Pros: atmosphere, location

Cons: price customer service

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It is unconscionable to charge so much money for food that is of a lesser quality than you will find on most buffets. I found the wait staff to be somewhat inattentive after the food arrived and meddlesome before it was dropped off. They don't have any beer on tap. Neither do I, but I'm not a restaurant. There is much better and cheaper Indian food in town. I really took it in the shorts on this one.

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★☆☆☆☆

It is unconscionable to charge so much money for food that is of a lesser quality than you will find on most buffets. I found the wait staff to be somewhat inattentive after the food arrived and meddlesome before it was dropped off. They don't have any beer on tap. Neither do I, but I'm not a restaurant. There is much better and cheaper Indian food in town. I really took it in the shorts on this one.

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This is a very fancy, posh Indian restaurant. The food is excellent, as are the waiters and waitresses. It is never too busy. The food is a little on the expensive side, though, but the atmosphere is wonderful.

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★★★★★

This is a very fancy, posh Indian restaurant. The food is excellent, as are the waiters and waitresses. It is never too busy. The food is a little on the expensive side, though, but the atmosphere is wonderful.

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I had the pleasure for eating at Karin's today and I would HIGHLY recommend this restaurant. I had the best service in town and was treated with respect. I had the pleasure of meeting Chef Karin and having her recommend some dishes for me, granted they were not traditional Indian fare, but never the less I was quite surprised with what I got. I will be going back and I will pay the price for the outstanding food and exceptional service. Beware the spin the chef puts on the dishes is addicting and will have you wanting more of this NON traditional Indian food. So if you are expecting thrown together dishes and plastic sauces or if you are looking to find so-so Indian food GO SOME WHERE ELSE. If you want food that shows true passion and outstanding flare for the unique I say come in, sit down and be prepared to be dazzled. Oh ask for the Osso Bucco this dish in Indian style Italian classic rivals the original.

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★★★★★

I had the pleasure for eating at Karin's today and I would HIGHLY recommend this restaurant. I had the best service in town and was treated with respect. I had the pleasure of meeting Chef Karin and having her recommend some dishes for me, granted they were not traditional Indian fare, but never the less I was quite surprised with what I got. I will be going back and I will pay the price for the outstanding food and exceptional service. Beware the spin the chef puts on the dishes is addicting and will have you wanting more of this NON traditional Indian food. So if you are expecting thrown together dishes and plastic sauces or if you are looking to find so-so Indian food GO SOME WHERE ELSE. If you want food that shows true passion and outstanding flare for the unique I say come in, sit down and be prepared to be dazzled. Oh ask for the Osso Bucco this dish in Indian style Italian classic rivals the original.

Pros: food and the wine list

Cons: price, this isn't everyday eating

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Both the times we visited this restaurant we were made to wait atleast 20 mins before anybody waited on us. The food was below average their Tandoori Chicken was not even cooked well. Most dishes were overpriced for the quality of the food. Choice of wine limited..The service was lazy and our orders were mixed up.. We will never go back.

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★☆☆☆☆

Both the times we visited this restaurant we were made to wait atleast 20 mins before anybody waited on us. The food was below average their Tandoori Chicken was not even cooked well. Most dishes were overpriced for the quality of the food. Choice of wine limited..The service was lazy and our orders were mixed up.. We will never go back.

Pros: parking

Cons: service, food and price.

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Kiran's is a disappointment for those who loved the old Bombay Palace (as other reviews have also noted). When Kiran's had a buffet on Sundays, it was very expensive but creative and actually quite delicious. We couldn't afford to eat there nearly as often as we did at Bombay Palace, but my wife and I agreed Kiran's was a place to eat at on special occasions once or twice a year. But then they took away the buffet! They said it was because they couldn't maintain their standards of food freshness on a buffet, but I think it had more to do with the lack of customers (due to high prices, probably). They have focused on gourmet/fusion type non-traditional food, and now seem to emphasize wine tastings and other expensive special event meals. As a tee-totaler, these have no appeal to me. As a vegetarian (one reason I was drawn to Indian food in the first place), I find their menu very limited. Needless to say, this is a good fit for people with a taste for their kind of up-scale dining and alcohol consumption, but it isn't a fit for me anymore. RECENTLY, I DISCOVERED A RESURRECTED VERSION OF THE OLD BOMBAY PALACE!!! It has the same waitstaff, same chef, and thus same delicious menu and daily buffet. All for even better prices than before. I only discovered it last week but was delighted and will return often to that restaurant, called GOURMET INDIA. Check it out on Citysearch. For the other Bombay Palace "whiners", you can go to Gourmet India and be happy again, leaving Kiran's to its fate. As for Kiran's, I hope they will reinstitute the buffet at least on weekends, with lots of vegetarian selections, and offer pricing that brings in some customers to taste their actually quite creative cooking. The problem is not quality, but value. (And for me, emphasis on non-vegetarian menu and alcohol). When I shared my concerns with the owner via email, she said she was sorry to lose my business but this was what she wanted to do. That's her right.

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★★★☆☆

Kiran's is a disappointment for those who loved the old Bombay Palace (as other reviews have also noted). When Kiran's had a buffet on Sundays, it was very expensive but creative and actually quite delicious. We couldn't afford to eat there nearly as often as we did at Bombay Palace, but my wife and I agreed Kiran's was a place to eat at on special occasions once or twice a year. But then they took away the buffet! They said it was because they couldn't maintain their standards of food freshness on a buffet, but I think it had more to do with the lack of customers (due to high prices, probably). They have focused on gourmet/fusion type non-traditional food, and now seem to emphasize wine tastings and other expensive special event meals. As a tee-totaler, these have no appeal to me. As a vegetarian (one reason I was drawn to Indian food in the first place), I find their menu very limited. Needless to say, this is a good fit for people with a taste for their kind of up-scale dining and alcohol consumption, but it isn't a fit for me anymore. RECENTLY, I DISCOVERED A RESURRECTED VERSION OF THE OLD BOMBAY PALACE!!! It has the same waitstaff, same chef, and thus same delicious menu and daily buffet. All for even better prices than before. I only discovered it last week but was delighted and will return often to that restaurant, called GOURMET INDIA. Check it out on Citysearch. For the other Bombay Palace "whiners", you can go to Gourmet India and be happy again, leaving Kiran's to its fate. As for Kiran's, I hope they will reinstitute the buffet at least on weekends, with lots of vegetarian selections, and offer pricing that brings in some customers to taste their actually quite creative cooking. The problem is not quality, but value. (And for me, emphasis on non-vegetarian menu and alcohol). When I shared my concerns with the owner via email, she said she was sorry to lose my business but this was what she wanted to do. That's her right.

Pros: Creative cooking (but not traditional Indian), quality food

Cons: expensive, poor vegetarian options, special meals are wine oriented (not for all of us)

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one of the worst restaurant I have seen in Houson. They don't have anything to provide in starters except tomoto pieces with cheese. They provided main course lamb curry first and after 10-15 minutes serves the NANs.. don't you think it is disgusting for a guest after paying a huge price ??

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★☆☆☆☆

one of the worst restaurant I have seen in Houson. They don't have anything to provide in starters except tomoto pieces with cheese. They provided main course lamb curry first and after 10-15 minutes serves the NANs.. don't you think it is disgusting for a guest after paying a huge price ??

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Chef Kiran Verma's dedication and passion to her craft was evident in the taste and details of every dish I ate. Try this - simply go in, ignore the menu, and tell them to feed you. From the flaky sea bass to the lamb Vindaloo to the tandoori lamb, there was nothing but pure culinary delight. We were so delighted that we requested Chef Kiran to come out and let us share our joy at finding this gem of an Indian restaurant among a sea of ethnic restaurants in Houston. Good for a romantic date or a business meeting. The only downside was the wine list was a little over-priced. Wait staff was attentive and excellent.

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★★★★★

Chef Kiran Verma's dedication and passion to her craft was evident in the taste and details of every dish I ate. Try this - simply go in, ignore the menu, and tell them to feed you. From the flaky sea bass to the lamb Vindaloo to the tandoori lamb, there was nothing but pure culinary delight. We were so delighted that we requested Chef Kiran to come out and let us share our joy at finding this gem of an Indian restaurant among a sea of ethnic restaurants in Houston. Good for a romantic date or a business meeting. The only downside was the wine list was a little over-priced. Wait staff was attentive and excellent.

Pros: Subtle flavors in all the dishes and very tender lamb.

Cons: Wines were a bit over-priced.

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The service is very lousy. We went there with one other couple and the food was served 15 mins before the bread could show up. When asked from the server, he actually left our cold food on the table and got us two dishes which we didn't even want to eat.
We asked for the manager and he was highly irresonsive as well. The restaurant pretends to have a bid name but it is actually a 'big shame'. I am definitely never going there again especially since they ruined the day when we found out that my wife was pregnant.
I would sincerely recommend them to change the restaurant name to " Kiran's Dhaba" because then I can let go of the kind of lousy service

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★☆☆☆☆

The service is very lousy. We went there with one other couple and the food was served 15 mins before the bread could show up. When asked from the server, he actually left our cold food on the table and got us two dishes which we didn't even want to eat.
We asked for the manager and he was highly irresonsive as well. The restaurant pretends to have a bid name but it is actually a 'big shame'. I am definitely never going there again especially since they ruined the day when we found out that my wife was pregnant.
I would sincerely recommend them to change the restaurant name to " Kiran's Dhaba" because then I can let go of the kind of lousy service

Pros: Maybe good food

Cons: Lousy service

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This is my first time posting. Both my friend and I are recent transplants (and rampant foodies) from CA and NYC and had heard of Kiran's being one of the best contemporary Indian restaurants in Houston. The hostess was very polite and accomodating and we decided to try the pre fixe lunch on a weekday- while the entrees were very good (Chicken Tikka Masala/ Curry Sea Bass) especially the Sea bass, the salad was wilted and looked unappetizing. For the price I expected the food to be plated better, and service to be much more professional. We were greeted by one waiter who told us that he would be taking care of us-we never saw him again. A busboy took our drink orders and another waiter came and took our lunch orders. We were served by yet another waiter who did not know who had what and was silent the entire time (we quietly switched plates after he left) The kheer that was served as dessert was good, but could have used a little more creativity. Overall a good experience, would go again for the Sea bass.

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★★★☆☆

This is my first time posting. Both my friend and I are recent transplants (and rampant foodies) from CA and NYC and had heard of Kiran's being one of the best contemporary Indian restaurants in Houston. The hostess was very polite and accomodating and we decided to try the pre fixe lunch on a weekday- while the entrees were very good (Chicken Tikka Masala/ Curry Sea Bass) especially the Sea bass, the salad was wilted and looked unappetizing. For the price I expected the food to be plated better, and service to be much more professional. We were greeted by one waiter who told us that he would be taking care of us-we never saw him again. A busboy took our drink orders and another waiter came and took our lunch orders. We were served by yet another waiter who did not know who had what and was silent the entire time (we quietly switched plates after he left) The kheer that was served as dessert was good, but could have used a little more creativity. Overall a good experience, would go again for the Sea bass.

Pros: The sea bass is innovative and delicious,nice environment

Cons: Service not terrible but below average, needs more finesse for price

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Don't pay any attention to the Bombay Palace whiners. If you want everyday, run-of-the-mill buffet food, I'm sure this place is not for you. If you want a $3.99 lunch special, then this place is REALLY not for you. If you want the best of Northern Indian cuisine with western European/American accents then this is THE place to go. This is fine dining and you can expect to pay for it. Kiran's does Indian cuisine like Cafe Le Jadeite does Chinese. Very impressive. In response to one of the complaints: If someone prefers to wait and see how long it takes to be "noticed" without making any effort to get the waiter's attention, then one can only wonder if that party is just looking for an excuse to complain.

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★★★★★

Don't pay any attention to the Bombay Palace whiners. If you want everyday, run-of-the-mill buffet food, I'm sure this place is not for you. If you want a $3.99 lunch special, then this place is REALLY not for you. If you want the best of Northern Indian cuisine with western European/American accents then this is THE place to go. This is fine dining and you can expect to pay for it. Kiran's does Indian cuisine like Cafe Le Jadeite does Chinese. Very impressive. In response to one of the complaints: If someone prefers to wait and see how long it takes to be "noticed" without making any effort to get the waiter's attention, then one can only wonder if that party is just looking for an excuse to complain.

Pros: Cuisine, location, ambience

Cons: Somewhat pricey, iced tea served in Collins glasses (too small)

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stay away from the place if you are Indian and expect to pay more for catering based on what you do for a living.

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★☆☆☆☆

stay away from the place if you are Indian and expect to pay more for catering based on what you do for a living.

Pros: good variety

Cons: very expensive

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We sat down for a good 10-15 minutes before a waiter ever came by to even greet us, and then when he finally arrived he had the nerve to ask us if we "were ready for the menus yet?"!! I use to frequent this restaurant before it was Kiran's, in the old days of Bombay Palace.....what a difference it is now.....food was not even authentic tasting....i stuck to something i considered a "safe" dish...the chicken biryani....which at most places u can't go wrong with....but here u certainly can......i couldn't believe it tasted like a microwaved t.v. dinner......i've had better biryani at one of those "fast food" indian food places before!! and to make matters worse, the bill for 3 of us having dinner came to slightly over $100!!!! and all we each had was one dish each, two of us drinking water, while the other had a soda....they charged us $6 for naan, which we each got 2 small pieces of!!!!! unbelievable....would NEVER go again, nor would i ever recommend it......had i know this would be american indian cuisine, we would have never gone....certainly not worth paying for non-authentic indian food....if u've ever had real indian food, this place will definitely disappoint u!! stay away.....expensive and tastes barely mediocre.......i'm also one who is certainly always willing to pay a pretty penny if something is worth it....as i did when this establishment use to be Bombay Palace.....never will i return for sure....ridiculous pricing for what u get!!!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

We sat down for a good 10-15 minutes before a waiter ever came by to even greet us, and then when he finally arrived he had the nerve to ask us if we "were ready for the menus yet?"!! I use to frequent this restaurant before it was Kiran's, in the old days of Bombay Palace.....what a difference it is now.....food was not even authentic tasting....i stuck to something i considered a "safe" dish...the chicken biryani....which at most places u can't go wrong with....but here u certainly can......i couldn't believe it tasted like a microwaved t.v. dinner......i've had better biryani at one of those "fast food" indian food places before!! and to make matters worse, the bill for 3 of us having dinner came to slightly over $100!!!! and all we each had was one dish each, two of us drinking water, while the other had a soda....they charged us $6 for naan, which we each got 2 small pieces of!!!!! unbelievable....would NEVER go again, nor would i ever recommend it......had i know this would be american indian cuisine, we would have never gone....certainly not worth paying for non-authentic indian food....if u've ever had real indian food, this place will definitely disappoint u!! stay away.....expensive and tastes barely mediocre.......i'm also one who is certainly always willing to pay a pretty penny if something is worth it....as i did when this establishment use to be Bombay Palace.....never will i return for sure....ridiculous pricing for what u get!!!!!

Cons: high prices, bad food, poor service

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Kiran is a distinctive restaurant that sets the standard in the fine dining and service not only in Houston but in America. Dining here is always an unforgettable experience for all of my friends and guests. The chef offers exceptional creative cuisine while incorporating the freshest ingredients indigenous to this area. The professional and friendly staff is recognized for their extended knowledge of food and wine and impeccable gracious service. The elegant setting and finely manicured grounds create a welcoming atmosphere.
Here are some points. I am not giving the restaurant a full 5 stars because Houston just does not have great restaurants, but I am giving it 5 stars based on the true service, and food that you just cannot find anywhere not even along the east coast or west coast. None of the dishes have too much oil on them, which happens quite frequently at lower end restaurants like Bombay brasserie or the want to be upper class restaurants like Indika (absolutely disasterous when it comes to fusion-- a marketing scam). Kiran's chef truly knows how to cook, how to train its wait staff, and how to create an ambience. Every ingredient from the Prawns to the lamb has a true freshness to it. Every ingredient lives within in the dish and is never overpowered by the spices. It is like having a orchestra playing on your tongue that is truly in harmony. The service staff is very well trained. Never ever have I felt like they were disturbing me during my indulgement of hte food. They know when to ask you, how to present the food, and when to pour and how to pour the wine in your glass. Because of the professionalism the restaurant has a very quiet setting. The guests are not loud and are certainly dressed appropriately for a 5 star restaurant. I love the fact that the chef and owner greed you and truly are interested in your experience at the restaurant. Customer Service 10, Food 10, Freshness 10, Clientelle 10, Ambience 10.

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★★★★★

Kiran is a distinctive restaurant that sets the standard in the fine dining and service not only in Houston but in America. Dining here is always an unforgettable experience for all of my friends and guests. The chef offers exceptional creative cuisine while incorporating the freshest ingredients indigenous to this area. The professional and friendly staff is recognized for their extended knowledge of food and wine and impeccable gracious service. The elegant setting and finely manicured grounds create a welcoming atmosphere.
Here are some points. I am not giving the restaurant a full 5 stars because Houston just does not have great restaurants, but I am giving it 5 stars based on the true service, and food that you just cannot find anywhere not even along the east coast or west coast. None of the dishes have too much oil on them, which happens quite frequently at lower end restaurants like Bombay brasserie or the want to be upper class restaurants like Indika (absolutely disasterous when it comes to fusion-- a marketing scam). Kiran's chef truly knows how to cook, how to train its wait staff, and how to create an ambience. Every ingredient from the Prawns to the lamb has a true freshness to it. Every ingredient lives within in the dish and is never overpowered by the spices. It is like having a orchestra playing on your tongue that is truly in harmony. The service staff is very well trained. Never ever have I felt like they were disturbing me during my indulgement of hte food. They know when to ask you, how to present the food, and when to pour and how to pour the wine in your glass. Because of the professionalism the restaurant has a very quiet setting. The guests are not loud and are certainly dressed appropriately for a 5 star restaurant. I love the fact that the chef and owner greed you and truly are interested in your experience at the restaurant. Customer Service 10, Food 10, Freshness 10, Clientelle 10, Ambience 10.

Pros: Location, Food, Freshness, Customer Service, Clients, Ambience, Cleanliness, Wait Staff, Chef

Cons: None

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My friend and I had a lovely lunch here one weekday afternoon. Service was pleasany and informative. The price fixe menu was an excellent value and the choices were wonderful. I had the Halibut in a Watermelon Curry. Out of this world.

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★★★★★

My friend and I had a lovely lunch here one weekday afternoon. Service was pleasany and informative. The price fixe menu was an excellent value and the choices were wonderful. I had the Halibut in a Watermelon Curry. Out of this world.

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Master Indian chef Kiran Verma dazzled the Indian food cognoscenti with her dishes at Ashiana restaurant in West Houston. In a spot formerly occupied by Bombay Palace restaurant, she brings to the inner loop her fresh renditions of classic…

 

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