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Kinara

#61 of 1,941 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
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Indian, Pakistani
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318 Clontarf Road, Dublin 3, Ireland
(01)8336759
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Kinara overlooks Bull Island with beautiful views of Dublin bay.Kinara was...
Kinara overlooks Bull Island with beautiful views of Dublin bay.Kinara was opened by Sean Collender and Shoaib Yunus in 2001, Kinara's aim is to provide a friendly and relaxed atmosphere where you can enjoy a consistently good standard of food and service.Open 7 nights a week for dinner and Thursday to Sunday for lunch
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Good for:
Romance
Scenic view
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 153
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good food, good service.

A few friends and I opted for the really good value early bird menu mid week. We got a great table upstairs looking out over Bull Island. I got the jumbo prawns to start, which were delicious and the really tasty mughurl khopra curry for mains. We were also given some different flavoured naan... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
AM C
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Dublin, Ireland
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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217 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Dublin, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

A few friends and I opted for the really good value early bird menu mid week. We got a great table upstairs looking out over Bull Island. I got the jumbo prawns to start, which were delicious and the really tasty mughurl khopra curry for mains. We were also given some different flavoured naan breads to go with our meal.... More 

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County Dublin, Ireland
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

Kinara will never let you down they are entirely up to standard and they are just impeccable In serving time. You eat the food in clontarf,Dublin but it's so real and marvellous that you just get taken away to Asia. There menu is packed to the brim with exotic dishes ranging from different animals and vegetables. (Try the seafood on... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

My friend (who lives in Marino) and I rarely go to restaurants (due to prohibitive cost for us) - our Indian of choice would have been Canters in Fairview but, sadly, this is now closed. However, we figured that the Early-Bird was reasonable in Kinara. And we wanted to eat locally. The Early-Bird was very poor. Both options for vegetarians... More 

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County Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We eat here regularly and its always wonderful. The staff are great. The early bird is great value for Money. Can be pricey if you go a la carte.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Perfect place for a special occasion. ..We were sitting on the first floor on a Window table with a beautiful view. ..The food was lovely and the service impeccable...A bit expensive but you pay for the quality. ...I would go back to try the early bird next time...

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Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

This is one of the best restaurants I have ever eaten in - I could drink pints of their sauces and frequently get cravings for their tender tandoori chicken (drooling on my keyboard thinking about it). The food is heaven. The service is perfect. The views out over Bull Island are fantastic.

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Dublin, Ireland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We have been eating in Kinara for the past four years. Service is impeccable, great staff and the food is always consistent and never fails to satisfy. Looking forward to our next visit already!

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Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

For the VIP's birthday we wanted to visit Kinara as it had been a while for a number of us (dating back to wealthier times <sigh>). By the skin of our teeth we made the last of the pre-theatre menu (6.30pm Friday & Saturday) though they *do* police it very strictly and will refuse you if you're a minute late.... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 via mobile

myself and my husband have been enjoying this restaurant for the last 6 years, and we will always return! It is our special little private getaway. The food is amazing, the service is as always perfect, I can't fault a thing, love kinara

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Ireland
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Had a Sunday lunch with family and ordered a wide selection of starters mains sides and set lunch. I can honestly say that the standard of all was excellent. This is possibly the best Asian restaurant in the country. The staff are helpful and courteous. The facilities are spotless. It has a lovely seafront location and the dining room is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 318 Clontarf Road, Dublin 3, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: (01)8336759

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 37 - 89
  • Cuisine: Indian, Pakistani

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Scenic view

Description

Kinara overlooks Bull Island with beautiful views of Dublin bay.Kinara was opened by Sean Collender and Shoaib Yunus in 2001, Kinara's aim is to provide a friendly and relaxed atmosphere where you can enjoy a consistently good standard of food and service.Open 7 nights a week for dinner and Thursday to Sunday for lunch

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?