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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 1,401 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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Istanbul
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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
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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
9 helpful votes 9 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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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
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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
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11 helpful votes 11 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
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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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