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Kinara

#167 of 1,947 Restaurants in Dublin
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318 Clontarf Road, Dublin 3, Ireland
(01)8336759
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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
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Food here is amazing. Really nice and high quality. Bit expensive but early bird mid week, 3 courses for €21.50, is great value. The early bird menu is limited but they are happy to do other dishes. ie lamb korma on the menu but they will do chicken korma for you.

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Thank Richard F
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was good, a little too expensive however it is indian food and there is no place in town where a main course would cost less than 18€. So it was expected. Having a service so bad wasn't at all. We were serviced by a very rude waitress. Maybe it was a little late however this is not acceptable.

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Thank Paul I
Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fab lunch today. Service and food excellent. Definitely recommend it. Excellent value early bird menu

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Thank adrienne l
Dublin, Ireland
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is excellent, but the service is off-putting. The location is great and the food delicious, but even though we have been here several times, the service just doesn't get any friendlier. What a pity. We have stopped going. There are too many other restaurants with good food where the atmosphere is just much nicer....

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2 Thank Milo528
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kinara has a good reputation and we were excited to try the food. We weren't deterred when they gave us a 1 hour 15 minute time-slot to complete our dining in. The menu looked super, the staff weren't particularly friendly but became more so as the meal progressed. The starters were terrible. The scallops had been overcooked and were drowned... More 

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Thank Lynn R
Galway, Ireland
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the place you can get the best Pakiatani food. The food is amazing, and the sitting is excellent. Its Pakistani/Indian food in European style. Couldn't ask for better. Have been here few times and will be back always. People say its expensive but you might pay a tenner more on your bill than a normal indian restuarant but... More 

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1 Thank GibbsKh
Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

The price may have stayed the same but the portions are definitely smaller. Lovely food though and excellent staff.

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Thank r0nnieman
Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Great spot. Fabulous setting. Try get a table with a view upstairs. If you get there early the wine bar at the back is class. Pricey but we'll worth it!

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1 Thank Finbar F
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124 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Have always said we would visit this restaurant. We were on our way out to Howth and because of the traffic was so bad we said we would see if there was a table available. We were lucky. Parking around the area is at a premium but we found a spot. The staff were very friendly and showed us to... More 

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2 Thank Jacqueline R
Dublin
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65 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

This is a lovely restaurant in a terrific setting. When you're booking, ask for a seat downstairs. The noise from the large party sitting across from us was unbearable and we had to shout at each other to be heard. In a so-called high class restaurant I don't expect to have to ask if they use MSG in the food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$37 - $89
Cuisine
Indian, Pakistani, Gluten Free Options, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
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: (01)8336759
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?