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10040 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45242-5322
513-793-6800
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9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Buffet, Reservations
Description: Step into Kanak India Restaurant for an authentic Indian cuisine. Your...
Step into Kanak India Restaurant for an authentic Indian cuisine. Your senses will fill with aromatic herbs and spices perfectly blended with vegetables and/or meat to give you a true taste of India right in your neighborhood.
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Visitor rating
  • 13
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
We Liked It - One Of The Better Indian Food Places In Cincinnati

I have seen some mixed reviews but our meals on a Friday night were very good. The service was excellent and the prices were reasonable. We considered ordering ala carte but instead had two "dinner specials" the Kanak and the lamb choley. They were about $18 each but both had more food than we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
RJS6700
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Cincinnati, OH
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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English first
Cincinnati, OH
Top Contributor
289 reviews 289 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I have seen some mixed reviews but our meals on a Friday night were very good. The service was excellent and the prices were reasonable. We considered ordering ala carte but instead had two "dinner specials" the Kanak and the lamb choley. They were about $18 each but both had more food than we could eat - enough for two... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

To be fair, my wife and i are regular diners at Kanak. We eat there because we love the food and find the service to be outstanding. My most recent meal was the Lamb and Shrimp curry. It was simply out of this world. The restaurant is in Montgomery, a bit of a drive from downtown Cincinnati, but well worth... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

Horrible experience. what they call a biriyani is actually a pulao. who puts green peas in biriyani??? the kulfi was rock hard and tasted stale. Pathetic. The rasmalai is a sweet dish which is supposed to be served chilled and they served us HOT rasmalai. The server who was serving us was eating at the adjacent table instead of serving... More 

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Batavia, Ohio
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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We've eaten at many local Indian restaurants, usually for buffet as I like variety more than the quantity, and choosing just one entree for a dinner is too hard to do. Kanak is clean, with many choices on the buffet, although most are made with chicken. I love chicken, and they definitely use quality meat, so this is perfect -... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I heard Kanak India was owned by same extended family at Ambar India (my favorite Indian restaurant on earth). I'm not a big fan of buffets (because food is often under seasoned), but I thought I'd give Kanak a try. I think the food was good, but I was distracted by the ice cold plates, which resulted in cold food.... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Visited this restaurant today for the first time. The seating arrangement is pretty decent. You do see couple of staff members taking care of your requirements. The buffet menu is good, and has a good mix of indian veg & non-veg options. Food tastes really well, seems they have a good chef. We didn't hurry, got comfortable & took time... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The food is always excellent here. I've eaten here several times and it is consistently clean, and the food fresh and hot on the lunch buffet. Dinner is menu only. The service is good. The servers are professional. I did experience a problem with having my check picked up in a timely manner this last time. My daughter and I... More 

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8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We have been loyal customers for several years, visiting the daily buffet once a week and dinner or take out 2-3 times a month. We have never had a bad experience or a dish that wasn't really great. We have traveled around and have eaten at many other Indian restaurants, and we find Kanak to be our favorite by a... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

First time to an East Indian restaurant in the U.S., I was a little apprehensive. The Kanak quickly put that to rest. Clean, modern restaurant with linen tablecloths, sparkling glasses ready for water and a warm, friendly waiter greeted our group. The waiter had suggestions for those of us wanting to try something new....and we weren't disappointed! Quick service and... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Our family likes to go to Kanak since the food is good and there is never a wait. We always order the palak paneer and garlic naan. Very good and flavorful. The service is fine. The waiting staff isn't overly friendly, but by no means are they rude. The food is what makes us come back.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10040 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45242-5322
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
  • Phone Number: 513-793-6800

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups

Description

Step into Kanak India Restaurant for an authentic Indian cuisine. Your senses will fill with aromatic herbs and spices perfectly blended with vegetables and/or meat to give you a true taste of India right in your neighborhood.
Open Hours
Monday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 2:00 am

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