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INDIANO JOHN's SAMRAT

#3 of 1,386 Restaurants in Xiamen
Certificate of Excellence
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69, JIANG TOU BEI LU | KAI MING THEATRE COMPLEX, Xiamen, China
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+86 592 555 7699
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Patna, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best restaurant food I've eaten. Their food is so well cooked, you forget that you are in China. Their service is also out of this world. One would take them for granted because of the place not looking "High End", but their food is devine.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

I been there once and after that first bad experience decided never to visit it again.Food is ok but Prices are very High as compared to same Indian/Pakistani restaurant in other cities in China and also other foreign restaurants in xiamen.

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Wuhan, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

Delicious Food with very nice service. we had a good selection of the menu where we got a perfect recommendation regarding the side dishes. Unfortunately our first choice the seafood curry you have to pre order so we had to change for the prawn curry But no regrets about it as it was amazing together with the fresh bread and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

Authentic Indian food cooked by Indian chefs, all managed by an owner with a flair for impact! If you're craving a hot curry or just need a hit of spices from the subcontinent then IJ's is the place to go. Dishes burst with flavour and are all cooked from scratch. The fish tikka and aubergine curry are excellent and the... More 

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Xiamen, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

I stop by for lunch at this joint as my bankers were just located a street away. The menu is authentic Indian food and you will not feel that you are eating Indian food cooked by a Chinese. If you are in a multinational country like Singapore, one might find the food served here unique. Otherwise, this place just serve... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

Every time I come to Xiamen on business trip, I have to stop for dinner at John's place. His has the best wine selection on the island and he's a great host. We sat and talk to past midnight comparing wines from all over the world and had great conversation. Ok, now his food is so good I have to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Go there tonight! Do not hesitate, it is simply amazing. I've been visiting Indiano John's on a regular basis for years. It is absolutely divine. Both John, Josh, and their team do a wonderful job of taking care of their customers. I look forward to every trip there. It's a bit pricier than some places, but I would pay double... More 

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Xiamen, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant serves very good Indian food that is localized for the Fujian Chinese. Not too spicy but just good enough for the Chinese taste bugs. The restaurant is a little of the Main Street this not easy to find. The owner "John" has super knowledge of wine and seem to know his wines very well. Pricing is med level... 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
$20 - $40
Cuisine
Indian, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
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
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.

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