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Kinara

#185 of 1,973 Restaurants in Dublin
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318 Clontarf Road, Dublin 3, Ireland
+353 1 833 6759
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Wed 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Everything about this place is excellent, from the welcome on arrival to the level of service, the professional and friendly manner of the staff. All this is before the food arrives. I have been coming here for over 10 years and each visit has been a memorable one. The menu is imaginative, good variety and options such as pre theatre,... More 

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Thank foodie_lover2016
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a wonderful lunch both meals were really well presented. The lunch was delicious and look forward to going again

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Thank Trevor M
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Kinara is a personally favorite of mine. I come here quite often with friends when we are in he mood for Pakistani food. We all recommend the grilled prawn appetizer, believe me you won't be disappointed. Also, we all love their butter chicken, Beef Jalfrezi and naan. The only thing that i find a bit ridiculous is that they charge... More 

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Thank ZS M
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This was our first evening meal whilst visiting Ireland. We drove 20 mins from dublin city centre especially for this restaurant as we were excited to try the Pakistani cuisine in Ireland. We were greeted by a very friendly host the Maharaja, who took the time to ask us where we were from and made sure we were seated to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my first visit to the restaurant and I will certainly be back. Really amazing food!! We had the prawns, scallops and monkfish for starters between us which were all excellent. I would recommend the lobster jalfrezi with prawn rice for Main, very tasty! Others in the group had the prawn jalfrezi and the chicken tikka which they also... More 

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Thank Louise M
Dublin, Ireland
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70 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the delicious cocktails (the Maharani is fabulous) in the cosy bar to the excellent food and the polite and unobtrusive service dinner here is always a pleasure and why we return again and again.

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Dublin, Ireland
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217 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is not open or target wasn't open every day so please check open days. The lunch set meal is excellent & the service was fantastic. Think it's Pakistan rather than Indian didn't but not sure. We I tend go back & indeed would have done so had it been open for lunch every day. We haven't been there for... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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119 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

With all the endless road and wall work taking place along this area of the seafront in Clontarf it must be difficult for businesses in the area to carry on as normal? All the more reason why such businesses might want to ensure that an extra effort is made to ensure the customer is welcomed/ appreciated at this difficult time... More 

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Thank Peregrini
Sean C, Owner at Kinara, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your comments and highlighting that our website price had not been amended to €22.95 for two course meal plus a glass of wine, this has now been corrected. We feel this is excellent value. We do value all our customers and are sorry that on this visit you felt the service was only "efficient" but thank... More 

Ireland
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is amazing and great portions . The spicy menu means very very hot !!! I came here with my wife and 1 year old daughter the staff were amazing but I felt uncomfortable due to other guests staring and mumbling at us because it was a lunch time and we brought our daughter . I thought this... More 

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Thank Simon O
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65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Nine for dinner who had flown in from America and London for a bday celebration at the weekend accommodated without issue on a busy Friday night. An extensive menu with several unusual lamb dishes and also some beef too which one often wouldn't see at an Indian restuarant. We skipped starters and enjoyed popadoms instead. A helpful waitress advised some... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$37 - $89
Cuisine
Indian, Pakistani, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 318 Clontarf Road, Dublin 3, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 833 6759
Description
Kinara overlooks Bull Island with beautiful views of Dublin bay.Kinara was opened by Sean Collender and Shoaib Yunus in 2001, Kinara's aim is to provide a friendly and relaxed atmosphere where you can enjoy a consistently good standard of food and service.Open 7 nights a week for dinner and Thursday to Sunday for lunch

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?