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160 University Avenue West, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
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11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Clean restaurant,friendly Staff

Went for takeaway . We were in Waterloo for the day and stopped here for some Indian food. The staff were friendly and the restaurant was clean. Seemed like a busy place. We ordered butter chicken, mixed vegetable curry and lamb curry. The vegetable curry was good. The other two meat dishes - there... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
chowdh01
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English first
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

Went for takeaway . We were in Waterloo for the day and stopped here for some Indian food. The staff were friendly and the restaurant was clean. Seemed like a busy place. We ordered butter chicken, mixed vegetable curry and lamb curry. The vegetable curry was good. The other two meat dishes - there was more curry sauce than actual... More 

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WATERLOO
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

1. The food quality is standard, quantity is below par and the ambiance is good 2. The Manager is overly rude and racist - treating brown people and Caucasians with different warmth, he is overly rude to students who normally order the special discounted meals. Ask him for a suggestion on the menu and he will demonstrate his charm 3.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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74 reviews 74 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I was driving by the restaurant, saw that someone has the courage to write "Bangladeshi cuisine" on the board. So I decided to try. But I was shocked to see that there was nothing called Bangldeshi cuisine dishes, all are named on Indian cuisine. Then, what would be the reason to call Bangladeshi cuisine. I got take out of Chicken... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

It was our first time here and WOW! It may not look super fancy but the food is great and fresh. We ordered the butter chicken, vegetable samosas, tandoori chicken wings, & naan. The sauce that comes with the samosas was so good we asked to have it packaged up to take home (and they gave us a good sized... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

considering it is Indian cuisine, the food is very bland. The butter chicken is runny and lacks flavour; the vegetable rice has no flavour whatsoever, the tandoori chicken was very dry and stuck to our mouth. sorry but would not go there again.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I have many times visited this restaruant not to eat but moslty for take out. The Bajis and Pakoras are besst in the area, rarley i will have a curry and its pretty good. I know many have posted negatives on this place but bottom line the foods worth going back for more, ive tried a few in canada and... More 

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Pleasant Valley, Canada
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106 reviews 106 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Indian food is great but I never know what to order. Yes I have been to India but do not have the choice of that restaurant fare within 20 k. So after kayaking on the Grand ... very serene. We needed a non-fried late evening dinner for slightly wet neophytes on Indian food. I do not know what people expect... More 

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Waterloo, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Been here few times with friends for lunch and dinner and were always getting great service and food is above average and portions are reasonable.

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Elora, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Butter chicken lunch special was a few pieces of overcooked chicken in a watery sauce. Naan was good. Service was fine though.

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Toronto
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4 reviews 4 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Ordered the Saag Paneer, Chicken Tikka Masala and Parantha after a long day of work as I was in Waterloo on Business. The younger gentleman at the counter was Extremely friendly and provided paper plates along with cutlery as I was taking out. I ordered in advance and once i arrived food was ready to go. The Chicken Tikka Masala... More 

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Additional Information about Kismet

Address: 160 University Avenue West, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Region of Waterloo  >  Waterloo
Open Hours:
Monday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
Cuisine: Indian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 160 University Avenue West, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Region of Waterloo  >  Waterloo

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
  • Cuisine: Indian
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm

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