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INDIANO JOHN's SAMRAT

#4 of 1,418 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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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...
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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  • 122
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  • 29
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
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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
Most recent review
lookinf for something different

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Ron D
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Xiamen, China
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Xiamen, China
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Whenever I amnin Xiamen, I go to Indiano John's at least once for dinner. I have taken many people with me an all have enjoyed it as much as I do.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I went with my friends to this place with the help of trip advisor..,the atmosphere was great and it was a busy night. We got water and menu and a person came to take order for us , we asked him to recommend some dishes and he introduced us some starters, mix kebab and variety of curries and breads.finally we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I went to this place last week end , the atmosphere was very good and i met a person named josh , he introduced me great dishes kebabs and curries which i felt very delicious and they also have a wide variety of beers and wines. Will visit again when come to xiamen.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We were a large group of people, arrived to Xiamen for one day. Our first stop was IJ. The service was excellent - thoughtful and funny. The tandoori dishes were very tasty and some of the curry dishes. Would definitely become back if I ever come back to Xiamen

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Samrat stands in the top category of restaurants in XIAMEN , best food, good choices of wine and awesome service by staff. This is the only restaurant in xiamen I feel a 5 star environment with a rich decor and mouth watering dishes by the Indian chefs. BE PREPARED TO PAY A PRETTY PENNY BECAUSE IT IS NOT CHEAP BY... More 

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Senior Contributor
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

reading all the other reviews it seems I'm the only one to have something to criticize,but I went for lunch,there was only another table,the waiter brought us the wrong dishes and forgot one order. I find the food quite ordinary,maybe is the best in town but also because there are no others and absolutely overpriced.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Very good Indian restaurant. We had a very nice dinner. Super service. Much to choose from the menu. Every dish we ordered was excelently prepared. But this was the first Indian restaurant ever that was out of Palak Paneer...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

you can feel the passion for food and wine as soon as you walk into this place.. People please look and taste and learn

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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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