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“Raclette at Indiano John's”

INDIANO JOHN's SAMRAT
Ranked #2 of 1,509 Restaurants in Xiamen
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: Indian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
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.
Reviewed March 26, 2013

Over the last four weeks, I’ve scheduled four dinner events here. Each time Special ordered Raclette Dinner for between 8-15 people at the ‘Hall in the Wine King Downstairs’.
WOW! EACH TIME OUT OF THIS WORLD!

You'll know John when you see him, an Indiana Jones type hat, generally GREETS you quickly, VERY PLEASANT person.

Normal dinner (if that’s possible), I’ll get there around 19:00, at least 1-2 times per week. I’ve seen several local Chef’s eating here. Most of the people I’ve taken here DIDN’T LIKE or had NOT eaten Indian food before, they also continue to return.

NOTE: This is NOT CURRY in a HURRY!

Don't bother looking at the menu, let him know what you like; HOT or NOT, beef, chicken, lamb (HIGH QUALITY MEATS [HALAL]) or VEGETARIAN.

Order a beer named; 'GOOD'(normal size) 'BAD' (large) 'UGLY' (X-large). GREAT WINE SELECTION (JOHN REALLY SHINES, & knows his stuff). Buy John a beer, a wonderful conversationalist, if you can keep him at the table.
The meal comes out in small portions timed perfectly and doesn't seem to stop.
Wonderful atmosphere, Staff is EXCELLENT.
250-300 rmb per person *CHEAP*, and depart SATISFIED!

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1  Thank Mark H
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Reviewed March 19, 2013

This place is like heaven for Indian in Xiamen. Indiano serves amazing quality & taste Indian food. I was not feeling that I am outside India. He matches the Indian taste completely. John also spends good time with all the visitors and show his magic tricks. I am gonna definitely visit this place again and again.

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Reviewed February 26, 2013

Had some great Indian food in my life, including a few restaurants in the Hong Kong area. Indiano John's is by far one of the best I've been to. John himself is also a great host! I highly recommend giving it a try.

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Reviewed February 23, 2013

Indiano John's is a Xiamen cultural institution as well as a top-flight Indian restaurant. A five-star chef himself, John personally trains the kitchen staff and takes great pride in the quality and originality of his food. With a deep understanding of both foreign and local tastes and styles, John has created a unique environment where people from all over the world can relax and enjoy a world-class Indian meal.

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1  Thank GS_Shanghai
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Reviewed February 14, 2013

Excellent food, excellent english-speaking service. John is a great guy who's takes a couple of minutes to talk to all of his customers.
Note: If your drinking shots with your buddies, invite John over for a couple. He never says no and 5-6 shots later the place is even more fun. Great place!

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1  Thank shaolinchris
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