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INDIANO JOHN's SAMRAT

69, JIANG TOU BEI LU | KAI MING THEATRE COMPLEX, Xiamen, China
+86 592 555 7699
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Ranked #2 of 1,404 Restaurants in Xiamen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: Indian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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Xiamen
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I loved their smaller restaurant they had near Millennium Hotel, but twice I've been to Indiano John's and they had it closed off for large events, had limited the menu, and seemed to busy for us small-ticket customers. The food can't be beat, and it has an authentic atmosphere, but it's a long way for us to travel to find... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We have been here many times. Along with lots of other people. The food is very good and the staff are brillant. A good night had by all.

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Beijing, China
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

I came back to Xiamen, this time probably to stay around for a while and of course i had to have dinner again in Indiano's Restaurant if I wanted to have original Indian food and good beer. And again my tommy was happy. The tandoori oven and those curries are great. My Chinese friends also enjoyed very much the food... More

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Istanbul
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Outside of India or Little Indias in big cities it is hard to find good Indian. Xiamen is lucky to have this restaurant. It always delivers and food is great. John, the owner is fun, knowledgeable and a great host.

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Xiamen, China
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98 reviews 98 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Invited by a friend to try out this fabulous Indian restaurant. Food and ambience was excellent. Some of the best Indian food I have ever had and I live in the UK. Succulent meat dishes and delicious vegetarian meals and excellent wines. The owner is a lot of fun and since he knew the friend who invited us out, we... More

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Bangalore, India
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10 reviews 10 reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Neatly done up , good music , good liquor(don't they taste the same world over). The owner (if he is Mr John) is all jazzy dressed and full of josh but smart guy, he doesn't attend to his Indian clients coz he sure expects complaints. An average place which serves below average Indian and if was in India would have... More

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Xiamen, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

It's a place supplies constant well-made food. It was my fourth time been there and I felt like I HAVE to write down a review. If they have special daily offers, don't miss them. Another tip to take John's wine recommendation, tell him your taste he'll never let you down.

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Hong Kong, China
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

When you enter Indiano John's Samarat you know you have entered something special. From the moment you step inside the door and see how beautiul and tastefull the resturant is decorated with a warm ambiance. Then you get to meet John himself and you know you have not just entered a resturant you have entered his passion in life -... More

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Xiamen
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

I wouldn't have expected it... I had to come to China to try the best Indian cuisine to this date! By far the most hip happening restaurant you will come across in Xiamen. This restaurant feels so international with the level of attention to the varies cast of dinners that partake. It comes as if all the foreigners and Chinese... More

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Xiamen, China
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Fantastic atmosphere! Fantastic wines! Fantastic food! Definitely one of the best restaurants in Xiamen, and absolutely my personal number one! The host really knows what his guests want for a great evening out, no matter what the occasion is. Eating there is always a bit special as you’re not ‘just’ a guest, you’re a treated as a VIP by default.... More

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Address: 69, JIANG TOU BEI LU | KAI MING THEATRE COMPLEX, Xiamen, China
Phone Number: +86 592 555 7699
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Fujian  >  Xiamen
Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
Cuisine: Indian

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