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“Best night out in Xiamen”

INDIANO JOHN's SAMRAT
Ranked #2 of 1,498 Restaurants in Xiamen
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: Indian
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, 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.
Hong Kong, China
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Best night out in Xiamen”
Reviewed July 8, 2014

When you enter Indiano John's Samarat you know you have entered something special. From the moment you step inside the door and see how beautiul and tastefull the resturant is decorated with a warm ambiance. Then you get to meet John himself and you know you have not just entered a resturant you have entered his passion in life - he loves to take interest in hearing what you are looking for in flavour for food, what kind of wine you would like - he will be very straight and tell you what matches your different food. He will guide you to make choises that you will not regreat (one could only wish he would start his own Winery one day with the passion he has for wine). Everytime I go Xiamen Indiano John's is on my list! Please do NOT cheat yourself for a treat in this unique resturant.

  • Visited May 2014
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2 Thank Karsten_Hong_Kong
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Xiamen
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“How is it possible?”
Reviewed July 7, 2014

I wouldn't have expected it...
I had to come to China to try the best Indian cuisine to this date!

By far the most hip happening restaurant you will come across in Xiamen.

This restaurant feels so international with the level of attention to the varies cast of dinners that partake. It comes as if all the foreigners and Chinese in the know understand this is the world restaurant of Xiamen and to indulge not in the the food it's self the friendly staff as well. If you didn't know better you may mistake the owner as some sort of charsmatic Bollywood star, if you are lucky to see the wine king serving the most reknown vintages of wine and gourmet beer.

I speak as someone who has grown up with Indian cuisine. The only thing that upsets me is that I can't enjoy other food in the city because I have to indulge at this establishment everytime.

One thing you should check out when visiting Xiamen.

  • Visited July 2014
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4 Thank Navs55
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Xiamen, China
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fantastic evening out. Most delicious food in town.”
Reviewed June 28, 2014

Fantastic atmosphere! Fantastic wines! Fantastic food! Definitely one of the best restaurants in Xiamen, and absolutely my personal number one! The host really knows what his guests want for a great evening out, no matter what the occasion is. Eating there is always a bit special as you’re not ‘just’ a guest, you’re a treated as a VIP by default. Combined with the high quality food and John’s wine expertise, Indiano John’s Samrat is absolutely a ‘must go’ when you’re in Xiamen. You will definitely keep coming back to this place.

  • Visited June 2014
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5 Thank Jeffrey T
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hongkong
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Very good food and wine in an excellent atmophere”
Reviewed June 28, 2014

As a vegetarian I had a very good dinner in an atmosphere that makes you feel at home.No complaints, I would definitely recommend going there if you are in Xiamen.

  • Visited June 2014
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2 Thank pillepall
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Home in China”
Reviewed June 23, 2014

Mohan-Singapore

Indiano John's is wow!!!!! Right from Hospitality to Food everything is just awesome..!!!! I had a good course of meal during my stay in Xiamen. One of the Best foods ive ever tasted.This Review is right from the bottom of my heart. I would Really advice visitors to Xiamen to please give a treat to your taste buds by going to Indiano John's. thanks

  • Visited June 2014
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3 Thank Mohan50
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