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INDIANO JOHN's SAMRAT

#4 of 1,273 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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food, ambience and service !

I was very surprised to find this place in Xiamen. The indian food here is very good. It is prepared very well. Among the best indian restaurants I have been to. The place has an interesting ambience with wine cellar. The restaurant host is a great guy and makes it one my favorite places to stop by... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I had ordered two dishes, the quantity was good, the size of the naam was big. But the overall taste was just average, though the preparation and the smell was really nice and appealing.

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Mountain View, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I was very surprised to find this place in Xiamen. The indian food here is very good. It is prepared very well. Among the best indian restaurants I have been to. The place has an interesting ambience with wine cellar. The restaurant host is a great guy and makes it one my favorite places to stop by in Xiamen.

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Fuzhou, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I had dinner with my wife and lunch with friends two times at indiano johns Xiamen on may & Beginning of June I felt compelled to write a quick note to say that best dining experience not only amazing food kebab grills, naan breads, curries and chutney was very secret recipe yummy ! fabulous food & service also opportunity see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Had a fantastic dinner with our friends who recommended Indiano John's for us, one of the best Indian style food I have ever had. If you also want to hear and learn about wine, the master and owner itself will talk about wine that you have ever heard, the wine knowledge is coming from the heart, just fantastic. Will go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

We've been regulars here for the last two years, since moving to XMN. I absolutely love the food. John, Josh and the team are great guys, and always create a warm atmosphere. Check it out, you won't be disappointed :D

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I was so lucky to find this superb restaurant through some of my friends that live in Xiamen. Bit hard to find first time but worth every effort! The food gave me back my appetite for Indian food. The friendly staff manages to bring many rounds of small an delicious dishes as one perfect stream to the table. The owner... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Excellent quality, never been disappointed. John , Josh and staff are always happy to tweak their already extensive menu to suit individual tastes. We regularly eat-in, but also takeaway, with leftovers going in my son's lunchbox for school!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Once I tried Indiano John's, it's been a regular visit for me and my girlfriend. Everything u order there is delicious. Their briyani, naan, chicken butter masala, mutton rogan josh and a few others that I tried is all so delicious. My girlfriend started to bring her family there and all of them love it. Love the ambience and the... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

After eating Chinese food for few days, is craving Indian food. Indiano John's didn't disappoint. It was a bit hard to find the place as it's not on a main street. The Restaurant is spacious and makes decent Indian food. We had papad, Dal and Palak Paneer. Paneer tasted a bit weird but everything else was just fine. The staff... More 

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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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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 to $40
Cuisine: Indian

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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 to $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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