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“Hot addition to the local restaurants”

Kismat Indisk Mat & Bar
Ranked #6 of 63 Restaurants in Sandefjord
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian
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Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Kismat Indisk Mat & Bar - recently opened - excellent food, great service, wonderful atmosphere - suitable for romantic dinners or group dinner parties.
Reviewed September 6, 2011

Located in a former pizza restaurant by the waterfront in town, fresh, clean and inviting (and a much better atmosphere than when it was a pizza place), with an extensive menu and very helpful and serviceminded staff, this really is a hot addition to the local variety of restaurants in town.
Quite busy on an evening that one would not expect it to be busy at all, indicating it is also a popular choice.
Food is very good - selection is wide, and service is both very helpful and fast. If You wonder what to choose, I recommend to ask the waitresses. Even though they are not indian, they know the menu and its content in and out. And they really recommend dishes suiting Your choice of flavor and hotness. Some dishes are indicated "hot" on the menu - according to the waitress this equals madras strength - and we found this to be very correct. She also recommended a nan bread with dried fruits and nuts - which went extremely well with our Chili Gosht (lamb) and chicken. Nice and tasty flavors matching very well with the spices of the curries. Prices are enjoyable - two main courses, tqo additional dishes and drinks for less than NOK 600,-/USD 110 is quite acceptable! (remember - this is Norway!...)
Our first visit - not the last.

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Thank Stordalen
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Reviewed July 11, 2011

I'm not really a big fan of indian cuisine, Kismat changed my opinion! This is food at its best!

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1  Thank elephantom
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Reviewed June 16, 2011

A great resturant! Been working in Sandefjord for some days, and this one was the best meal so far. Great service, ok price and a lot of tasty food. Also a nice location.

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1  Thank kramerat
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Reviewed June 9, 2011

This is a most welcome addition to the restaurants in Sandefjord!
I find the food delicious and the service is also very good. But Me too wish there were a better variety for vegetarians.

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1  Thank britsun
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Reviewed March 24, 2011

Some time ago we called at this reaturant seeing vacant tables, but were told that the kitchen didn`t have capacity to serve more guests than those who had booked table. Fair enough, next time we arrived with a booking. We liked the decorations and the atmosphere of the restaurant, some hints of India with colours, lanterns aso, but not the "More Indian than in India"-style you see at some Indian restaurants. We liked it a lot, except from the very bad acustics which made the place very noisy as more guests arrived - sometimes to the level making a conversation around the table difficult
Complementary pappadoum and dips arrived quickly, as well as the drinks - there`s Cobra as well as Kingfisher on the beerlist.

Our guests were a mixed group invluding people with food allergy and vegetarians Those without special requests had a lot too choose from , and loved their food when it arrived. Particularly the tandoori was rated hight!

The vegetarian, however, was very disappointed to find only 5 vegetarian dishes on the menue. Very unusual for an Indian restaurant in any country! The choosen dish also was not particularly good. The waitress sad that they made the dishes "medium spicy" to suit the Norwegian palate. This was however no way medium, but very mild.

As for food allergy, the message from the kitchen was that they were too busy to care for special requirements. A few dishes without the ingredient in question was pointed out, and the choosen dish was faultless. Nevertheless a dissappointment as a large number of restaurants visited lately have been able to omit the ingredient in question without problems.

After the food had arrived it was quite difficult to get attention from the waiters. They were quite attentive in the beginning, and given the good number of staff, we would have expected the service to last throughout the meal..........but we really struggled i.e. to order new drinks, get them to clear the table, order coffe and so on

So the conlusion is: Sandefjord has got a great addtion to their restaurants with Kismat, but if you have special requests foodwise or need a quiet place it might not be the place for you!

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1  Thank abcnord
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