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6 E Columbia Ave, Columbia & Neil Street, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820
+1 217-552-1384
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good24%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
6 E Columbia Ave, Columbia & Neil Street, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As there are not many halal options around we decided to eat here. The starters were nice as was the prawn biryani. The main curry’s however were not. That is me making comparisons to other restaurants across the globe as I was only passing through...More

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Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

Very complete menu with seafood, lamb, vegetarian, etc. dishes. Masala papas appetizer was crisp and lightly seasoned. Lamb saag was very tender. Naan was tasty and hot. Have lime pickle on request. Moderate prices for dinner of this quality. Service is prompt, though a little...More

1  Thank Hoyet H
Reviewed June 29, 2018 via mobile

I remember this restaurant opening in the former Escobar location but kinda forgot about it. We finally tried it and it was great. Best currently in CU in our opinion. Nice staff, nice decor, quick service and tasty food. We sat outside on a pleasant...More

1  Thank Emily S
Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

Everybody in our party of four came out satisfied with the dishes they ordered. Excellent nans. Spices add precisely per our request. Very pleasant staff. Lively full of young people place.

1  Thank RudySzymon
Reviewed April 24, 2018

We have traveled to India several times and have some idea of what authentic Indian food should be and how it should be served. With that experience, we are very happy with Kohinoor. Menu is varied and if I had a complaint it would be...More

1  Thank Kenneth G
Reviewed February 23, 2018

This is the new Champaign location of the Urbana 'Sitara' restaurant which burned down. Pretty much everything is the same except that furniture and space in booths are now less comfortable. Naan is good, everything else lacks taste. Maybe changing the frying oil more often...More

Thank travelpr0123
Reviewed February 2, 2018

Finally, we have a not-so-casual and tasty Indian food in Champaign-Urbana. Service was impeccable, very large menu with all Indian classic. We had lamb curry and chicken cashew-based curry, both very good with excellent naan bread. Generous portions, very reasonable prices. Will definitely go again.

Thank comfytravel
Reviewed January 18, 2018

I am a novice at Indian food so when I go to this type of restaurant, I try and get something with a lot of different things. I went here for lunch and I got the Special Non-vegetarian Thali. It is a combo platter that...More

Thank ShooterfromChambana
Reviewed November 9, 2017

Our party received excellent service. The food is amazing. Lamb curry, naan, aloo gobi, mixed grill, mountain chicken special were all delicious. And the samosas were fresh not reheated.

Thank LifeJourney22
Reviewed September 18, 2017 via mobile

Awesome Indian food considering it was a college town. Madras was great. Vindaloo was great. Naan was perfect. Price was totally right. Check it out.

1  Thank Dan W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 E Columbia Ave, Columbia & Neil Street, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Champaign-Urbana  >  Champaign
  • Phone Number: +1 217-552-1384
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We are proud that Koh-I-Noor Indian Restaurant & Lounge is a locally, family-owned and managed restaurant with roots from the Champaign-Urbana area and authentic recipes from Northern India. Ujjwal Ghimire owns the restaurant and manages it along side of his brother, Sanny, mother, Mina, and father, Chef Hari Pratap Ghimire. Chef Ghimire started Sitara Indian Restaurant in Urbana and was the head chef. Now, Chef Ghimire is the head chef at Koh-i-noor Indian Restaurant. With 35 years of professional cooking experience our Chef knows how to properly prepare and season foods to satisfy your cravings.
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