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“a must visit when in xiamen, period.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of INDIANO JOHN's SAMRAT

INDIANO JOHN's SAMRAT
69, JIANG TOU BEI LU | KAI MING THEATRE COMPLEX, Xiamen, China
+86 592 555 7699
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Ranked #2 of 1,414 Restaurants in Xiamen
4.5 of 5 stars 166 Reviews
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: Indian
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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.
San Diego, California
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“a must visit when in xiamen, period.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014 via mobile

visited Indiano John's last night based on all the reviews on this site and was absolutely amazed by the quality of food, service, and overall ambience in the restaurant. We enjoyed the appetizer plate with the most authentic spread of chutneys I've had in a long time and it complemented the food food perfectly. Then for our main course we ordered the chicken tikka vindaloo & the butter paneer masala with a few orders of the garlic naan, wow! haven't experienced this level of quality in Indian food outside of London period. We enjoyed some keer (rice pudding) for dessert and walked out with smiles. Can't wait to go back again soon!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Amazing food, great host”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

The best Indian dishes I've had in any Indian restaurant in the world. The service and the host exceeded my expectations. It is a short distance from the city centre, however, it is worth the drive. Don't go just for dinner, go for an experience.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Xiamen, China
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Its really tasty and amazing beers!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014 via mobile

Service,Taste,Mood are all satisfies and especially it's worth to try funny Beers!!

Visited August 2013
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Good food, pleasant evening.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014 via mobile

Ate here during the Chinese New Year holiday period, and selected the restaurant based on the positive Tripadvisor reviews (and a desire for curry that evening!). Food was nice (without being excellent) and the service was pleasant if at times a bit chaotic (seemed overstaffed if anything). Would recommend however!

Visited February 2014
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Xiamen, China
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Happy Time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

My boyfrind and I went to Indiano John's and we had the most wonderful meal we have had in a long time. My boyfriend is from India and he could not believe that we could get this kind of food in Xiamen. The music was relaxing and romantic also. Thanks John for a wonderful place and a great time we will go back again.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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