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#3 of 1,387 Restaurants in Xiamen
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is a wonderful place and the spot that every Indian traveler frequents after a couple of days in China. Not the best Indian food in the world, but it certainly seems that way when you are in a land where such food is scarce. Enjoyed ourselves there.

1 Thank VIKRAM S
Huangshan, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This food was amazing. I'm always looking for good Indian food and this place top's the China list for sure. My party (of 8) was starving when we arrived and I'm pretty sure we would've eaten cardboard, but this was SO much better than that. Everything ordered was authentic and delicious. There was a small mix up about naan orders... More 

2 Thank From1to86
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food and ambiance were great . Daal makhni paneer and chicken tikka - all yum authentic Indian flavours. A must visit for your Indian food cravings when in the city

1 Thank Sheetal K
Xiamen, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

Going to an Indian Restaurant in Xiamen sort of feels like having a Fish and Chips in India - you probably can but why would you? I finally went with some Indian clients who wanted some home cooking and I really enjoyed it. The location is quirky, up some stairs and into a pretty cramped area. This seems to work... More 

1 Thank coull1
Singapore, Singapore
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016 via mobile

Delicious food! And decent service. Would definitely go back. I loved the tandoori cauliflower! Great options for vegetarians.

Thank RDubbo
San Ramon, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

When my colleagues raved about Indian food in Xiamen, I was skeptical. I finally went to the restaurant and was delighted with the quality of the food and service. Highly recommend the lamb chops and chicken tikka. Vegetable curry was also excellent.

1 Thank dlim38
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

If you want to experience excellent North Indian cuisine in Xiamen, then look no further than Indiano John's. John, Josh, Dean and the rest of the team make you feel welcome from the time you walk in the door until the time you leave. From the prawn biryani to the chicken vindaloo and everything in between, we have never disappointed.... More 

1 Thank Andrew S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

It's the only Indian restaurant in Xiamen. Tastes good and got both veg / nonveg dishes. It's good to see many other foreigners to enjoy Indian meal there

1 Thank Nikunj D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

Being a Vegetarian is tough choice in China but if you have INDIANO JOHN's then same flavor can be relished...Amazing Option for all North Indian & Punjabi mouthwatering food.

1 Thank Pankaj V
Patna, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

In xiamen getting Indian food is very difficult. In this restaurant you can get Indian food (Both Veg & Non Veg). Some cooks are from India. The taste of food is nearly Indian but not pure Indian. Ambiance is good. The man(Indian) who take order can speak Hindi/English.

Thank chandankgp

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $40
Indian, Asian
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 69, JIANG TOU BEI LU | KAI MING THEATRE COMPLEX, Xiamen, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Fujian  >  Xiamen
  • Phone Number: +86 592 555 7699
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.

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