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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 #1 of 1,403 restaurants in Xiamen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: Indian
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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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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English first
Hong Kong, China
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 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
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 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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hongkong
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

As a vegetarian I had a very good dinner in an atmosphere that makes you feel at home.No complaints, I would definitely recommend going there if you are in Xiamen.

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Singapore, Singapore
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Mohan-Singapore Indiano John's is wow!!!!! Right from Hospitality to Food everything is just awesome..!!!! I had a good course of meal during my stay in Xiamen. One of the Best foods ive ever tasted.This Review is right from the bottom of my heart. I would Really advice visitors to Xiamen to please give a treat to your taste buds by... More

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New Delhi, India
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

The experience in this restaurant is awesome. The food is simply delicious and the quality is too good. Grilled dishes are perfectly cooked and have a perfect flavor and taste. The wines are terrific and John serves it in the best possible way I have ever seen. The wine experience which John can deliver is one of the best I... More

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Paris, France
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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Listen, if you're in Xiamen, you're actually lucky. It may get boring, but If I lived here I'd eat at John's place 2 times a week. If you like fresh, well made, delicious curries that come from a clean kitchen, that are London spicy, authentic, and plentiful. Well, then you are in the right place. If you like a great... More

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Xiamen, China
1 review
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I went numerous numerous times in this restaurant. The quality of the service is very good and the waiter are warm and welcome you very nicely. The owner John will advice you about your meal according your test and his knowledge of wine is very impressive. If you ask him some question of the wine he will talk to you... More

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Shanghai, China
2 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Over the course of a week in Xiamen, I had the good fortune to visit Indiano John’s several nights in a row with family, friends, and associates. As usual, all the meals were superb, and John took great care to make special adjustments to the dishes for each of the guests. A wine connoisseur as well as a master chef,... More

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Xiamen, China
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I took my wife and neice to this restaurant only because it was rated number 1 on trip advisor. Firstly finding the place is a lot of trouble.....we have lived in xiamen for over 10 years and my wife is Chinese and she had to call several times to try to find the restaurant. When we did finally find it... More

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