We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Kamal Restaurant

Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
140 Howe Street, New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 498-2801
Website
Today
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 15 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 2
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
The decor wants help

The interior is nothing to look at, but the food is nice (though not stellar) and the staff is all smiles. The Dahi papdi was excellent, the chicken in my Chicken Madras was very over cooked, but the lamb Vindaloo made up for everything.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
Pattie L
,
New Jersey
Add Photo Write a Review

15 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
New Jersey
Level Contributor
43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The interior is nothing to look at, but the food is nice (though not stellar) and the staff is all smiles. The Dahi papdi was excellent, the chicken in my Chicken Madras was very over cooked, but the lamb Vindaloo made up for everything.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The food was spiced perfectly and the service was good. I really enjoyed my lamb rogan josh. I only wish that I had gone with friends so I could have tried more of their selection!!

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

This area deserves better than this; we had a takeaway and it was by far the most disappointing dhaal makhani and fish madras I had ever tasted, small portions (with a free serving of rice) for the rip-off price of nearly $30. This is all surprising seeing as authenticity is on show, from cricket on the small TV to the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Wamboin
Level Contributor
71 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I had the nine-vegetable vegetarian dish (which came with basmati rice), and also a salt lassi to drink. It was a good tasty meal, and including gratuity came out at $20

Was this review helpful? Yes
Grandville, Michigan
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We just ate in for the first time this evening after having ordered take out several times. It appears that most people do take out, as it is almost always somewhat empty inside. You don't go for the decor which is an interesting mix. Instead you go for the food. I debated among the rankings due to this balance. The... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bristol, VA
Level Contributor
46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

I and three friends had a leisurely dinner here and thought the food was uniformly excellent. We ordered a couple of different appetizers and each a different entree, all were top-notch. My lamb curry was some of the best I have ever eaten, and the chicken vindaloo and spicy shrimp curry were to die for! You owe it to yourself... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Level Contributor
183 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012

Didn't seem to be doing a whole lot of business in the late lunch time (2 p.m.), but the curry was good and the lunch specials reasonably priced.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

I had a very nice dinner here -- authentic, well-presented, and mostly pretty delicious. The raita was disappointing, but the chicken koorma was some of the best I've had anywhere.

Was this review helpful? Yes
A TripAdvisor reviewer on Facebook
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2009

Great place for the buffet

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Haven, CT
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2009

Our family has been going here for years, mostly for the buffet. It's a very kid-friendly place, and the management and staff are always so welcoming and gracious. The buffet food is extremely tasty, although mostly on the milder side. The decor is a bit lackluster, but still has its own homestyle charm, probably because the people are all so... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Kamal Restaurant also viewed

 

Been to Kamal Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Kamal Restaurant

Address: 140 Howe Street, New Haven, CT 06511
Phone Number: (203) 498-2801
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New Haven
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 140 Howe Street, New Haven, CT 06511
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New Haven
  • Phone Number: (203) 498-2801
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Kamal Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?