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#2 of 1,390 Restaurants in Xiamen
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Xiamen, China
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went here a few times whilst living in Xiamen. Good quality Indian food, prices mid-range. Worth visiting if you don't mind/like Indian food. Service is good, food authentic.

1 Thank vl_tbo
Xiamen, China
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is hands-down the best Indian restaurant in Xiamen. The portions are genuine, the food is authentic and the staff is friendly. Xiamen is lucky to have Samrat!

2 Thank david p
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, ingredients and presentation. Chef John knows his stuff! Love his Phals. Love his spinach and cheese dish. His new place The Hub has similar food but better beer on tap though.

1 Thank Wayne J
Hangzhou, China
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We quite enjoyed our meal at this restaurant and particularly enjoyed the Rogan Josh although the Palak Paneer not so much. The ambiance was good and it became busier and more vibrant throughout our meal. As we entered we were greeted with a friendly 'hello' by a lady but she then sat behind a laptop on one of the tables... More 

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Guangzhou, China
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

3 years later I returned for another dining experience with a local legend, and of course the food and wine selection was fabulous, service is great and welcoming. Will always be my first stop when i am in XMN!

1 Thank JTM11234
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118 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017 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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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017 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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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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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 

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Singapore, Singapore
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8 reviews
3 restaurant 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.

1 Thank RDubbo

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, 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
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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