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“Mixed Review on food, nice looking inside.”

Kanak India Restaurant
Ranked #971 of 2,005 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Buffet, Reservations
Description: Step into Kanak India Restaurant for an authentic Indian cuisine. Your senses will fill with aromatic herbs and spices perfectly blended with vegetables and/or meat to give you a true taste of India right in your neighborhood.
Reviewed March 10, 2013

We've been long time loyal Tandoor customers (the original Indian restaurant 1 block away) but they aren't open on Sundays, and I've heard good things about Kanak India, and the reviews on Trip Advisor were pretty positive, so we gave it a try. First off - the restaurant dining area was nicer than you expect, especially for a strip shopping center location. Clean. Fresh. There is a short bar on the back wall that seems to mostly be used for waiters to calculate checks. Although I had a nice, cold Kingfisher beer there. They have a thorough menu and an apparently popular lunch buffet.
The Vegetable Samosas were good. The mint sauce was good (I think Tandoor was better). The Lamb Saag was out-of-this-world great! The spices and ingredients were perfect and delicious and the lamb pieces were tender and sweet (score one for Kanak). A new favorite. The Chicken Tikka Masala was way too buttery... It went uneaten. (score one for Tandoor) The rice that came with the lamb and chicken was terrific. A generous serving and well prepared with some spices and peas. The Nan (we had plain Nan and Onion) was very good. So... Kanak was a good Sunday alternative to Tandoor, but we won't order the chicken dish again!

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Thank ChrisFromCincinnati
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Reviewed March 10, 2013

Typical North Indian menu--very rich and creamy/buttery in the style that apparently is most popular in this country. Excellent for this style though I prefer lower fat.

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Thank Jabrd
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Reviewed September 7, 2012

Kanak does a very nice job of the basic Indian foods. Service is accomodating and pleasant. Unlike some Indian restaurants, the rating scale on their food is quite consistent. Nothing worse than having a 3 one day and the food is mild and the next time is quite the opposite. Pleasant restaurant, fair prices.

3  Thank CinciVick
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Reviewed June 14, 2012

Me and my friend both got sick from the lunch buffet. And she is Indian

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Thank James M
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Reviewed June 6, 2012

Visited this restaurant last night as I was in the area doing some shopping.
The restaurant was clean and attractive. It is located in a small strip-mall shopping area in a upper middle-class suburb of Cincinnati.
On a Tuesday night at 8 p.m.it was not busy, in fact, only one other couple was there in the entire restaurant at that time.

The food was served promptly and hot temperature-wise.
The spice "hotness" level was as ordered 1= mild and 2= regular. with up to level 5 available.
The quantity of food was good.
The service was laid-back, maybe so much that I wasn't sure if they just wanted us to finish so that they could leave and get home (left about 8:45 p.m.)

The offerings on the menu were of average number and nothing special about this place.
The pricing was average but I could get better variety, better prices, better ambience in other Indian restaurants particularly near the University area in central Cincinnati.

If you are in the neighborhood or live in this neighborhood, I think that it is a good Indian restaurant to visit; otherwise, it is not worth a special trip to visit.

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Thank cincydoc2011
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