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Kinara

#146 of 2,036 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Middle Eastern, Pakistani, Indian, Asian
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318 Clontarf Road, Dublin 3, Ireland
(01)8336759
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Large groups, Scenic view, Romantic
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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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
Fantastic meal & service.

Myself and my wife were here for the early bird menu on a Thursday night. Fantastic food and at such good value...€22 euro for 3 courses. I ordered a cappuccino at the end and as it was a little cold I asked the waiter if he could add some boiling water to it just to make it more enjoyable. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Buachaill_Bo
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Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Myself and my wife were here for the early bird menu on a Thursday night. Fantastic food and at such good value...€22 euro for 3 courses. I ordered a cappuccino at the end and as it was a little cold I asked the waiter if he could add some boiling water to it just to make it more enjoyable. The... More 

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1 Thank Buachaill_Bo
Dublin, Ireland
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Kinara never disappoints. Eaten here several times. The cocktails are fabulous, tasty and well worth the money. There are some original ones on the menu too. The food is amazing. I love the makanwala murghi and the masala. The naan bread is so fresh and tasty. It is always busy so definitely reserve a table. Waiters/waitresses are attentive, courteous and... More 

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1 Thank egrtravel
Bilbao
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Really one of the best restaurants in Dublin. Amazing food, notable for the fresh and different tastes, as well as really fantastic service. The atmosphere is calm and welcoming, and all the staff were gracious and efficient. Couldn't ask for anything more from a restaurant.

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1 Thank Tillynero
Dublin, Ireland
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have attended Kinara a number of times in the past. My most recent trip with my wife was up to the typical good standard. We shared the seafood platter which is a beautiful looking medley of tandoori lobster, claws etc. For the main she had the byriani which she adored and I had the gosht which was very tasty and... More 

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Thank drcdavenport
County Dublin, Ireland
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I are regular customers to Kinara Restaurant, Clontar ,Dublin 3. It is not cheap and usually we spend around €120 for a meal for two including wine and excluding tip.On their website they state they are open every night for dinner until 11 pm.Tonight Sunday the 17th January 2015 my wife finished work at 9pm and we... More 

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2 Thank Axel146
Galway, Ireland
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Often restaurants of this type brand themselves as Indian, when they are not, they are Bengali or Pakistani, grouping or branding themselves as Indian food. How refreshing it is to see a restaurant proudly showing off a menu richly textured with all the layers their particular region brings to the cuisine of the continent. And it is rich and spectacular.... More 

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1 Thank Stephenthepoet
Dublin, Ireland
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58 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Amazing evening at Kinara starting with cocktails in their lovely bar area. Tried a new dish and the layers of flavor was superb. Great cocktail list too, I tried a few

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Thank SilverDillon
Dublin, Ireland
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

I order catered lunch from Kinara at least once a month for our employees. The food is consistently of high quality. We are never disappointed and that's saying a lot considering the guys here in our office are extremely fussy. Kinara is a little more expensive than other eastern cuisine restaurants but totally worth it. Their food is always amazing.

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Thank Suzie K
Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

The food is always lovely here. Go for the chicken korma. And don't forget to get a tolberone cocktail ;)

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Thank Roisin M
Dublin, Ireland
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77 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

This has been here for years and is as reliable as ever. It is a little more expensive than other indian restaurants but it is worth it. The portions are generous, well presented and taste fabulous. The menu has something for everyone. There is also a varied wine list which is fair to expensive (not to be unexpected). Service 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: Middle Eastern, Pakistani, Indian, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Scenic view, Romantic

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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