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INDIANO JOHN's SAMRAT

#7 of 1,272 Restaurants in Xiamen
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69, JIANG TOU BEI LU | KAI MING THEATRE COMPLEX, Xiamen, China
+86 592 555 7699
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Description: INDIANO JOHN's SAMRAT in its 10th year of operation is XIAMEN's First and...
INDIANO JOHN's SAMRAT in its 10th year of operation is XIAMEN's First and Only INDIAN dining which is Owned and Run by Chef/Sommellier John Solomon aka INDIANO JOHN. SAMRAT, specializes in Northern Indian Cuisine, mainly focused on grilled food prepared in the traditional charcoal oven called THE TANDOOR. SAMRAT also takes pride in providing the widest selection of Fine Wines and an unique choice of Gourmet beers from around the World. SAMRAT is a limited 50 seater, so advance bookings are highly recommended.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
The refreshing taste of India

Indiano John's Samrat is a very good Indian restaurant in an excellent ambiance. Indian food you like or you don't like but I happen to like it a lot as well as my family. You can order spicy, medium spicy or almost non-spicy food. You can order normal or vegetarian dishes. We visit the restaurant... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
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Shanghai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Indiano John's Samrat is a very good Indian restaurant in an excellent ambiance. Indian food you like or you don't like but I happen to like it a lot as well as my family. You can order spicy, medium spicy or almost non-spicy food. You can order normal or vegetarian dishes. We visit the restaurant on a regular base. With... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Came here with a colleague straight out of work and it filled up pretty quickly. The food was good but milder that I am used to.

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Xiamen, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I been here couple times ..,taste was always good and now they have new lamb chops named fat and juicy if iam not mistaken which is very delicious not only that particular dish every thing is amazing...I think this is the best restaurant in xiamen....!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I love Indian food especially when its spicy. here it is not that spicy but taste well. Sure worth the visit but my only problem is the way they serve the dishes......no structure, no way brought as ordered. Dishes we wanted first came last and so on. Number one in Xiamen? Wow, that's an insult to others but sure I... More 

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Guangzhou, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I've lived on china for 3 years and never have I have a dining experience like I have at Indiano johns. Not only is the food fabulous but the wine selected by Indiano himself is just perfect for each selection. His cellar of wine is just another experience in itself. I can't recommend it enough.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

We were Xiamen for a fair and went to eat at the restaurant. There was abuffet on offer which was very over priced. The quality of food was really poor. Highly overrated. Won't record it at all

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Had dinner there all the days i was in china n the food was very tasty n the best thing is he also prepared jain food on request everyday.. The owner is sooo good n friendly. Loved the place very much.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Been here few times. Whilst they serve tasty food hope service has got better as we were made to wait for quite a while few times.

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Xiamen, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I ate ate this restaurant with a couple friends we ordered in the traditional Chinese style to share the dishes and found the service and the food to be very good. It was a nice Indian Restaurant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

On any trip to Xiamen, Indiano John's should be on your restaurant list. To me, Indiano John's is one of the best Indian dining experiences I know. I lived in Xiamen for 13 years and went to Indiano John's on many, many occasions, introducing Chinese and other friends to top quality Indian food. Although I hail from Britain, where I've... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 69, JIANG TOU BEI LU | KAI MING THEATRE COMPLEX, Xiamen, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Fujian  >  Xiamen
  • Phone Number: +86 592 555 7699

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
  • Cuisine: Indian

Description

INDIANO JOHN's SAMRAT in its 10th year of operation is XIAMEN's First and Only INDIAN dining which is Owned and Run by Chef/Sommellier John Solomon aka INDIANO JOHN. SAMRAT, specializes in Northern Indian Cuisine, mainly focused on grilled food prepared in the traditional charcoal oven called THE TANDOOR. SAMRAT also takes pride in providing the widest selection of Fine Wines and an unique choice of Gourmet beers from around the World. SAMRAT is a limited 50 seater, so advance bookings are highly recommended.

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