Daily: 11:30 - 14:30
Daily: 18:00 - 23:00
This beautifully decorated restaurant serves impeccable north Indian food. Classics like butter chicken and palak paneer are popular, and other menu highlights are the Kastoori kebab (marinated for more than 12 hours before cooking in the tandoor) and the dahl Kinara, made with five different types of lentils.
We are regulars at Kinara. The taste and qulaity is very consistent, which shows a good kitchen and good processes. The service is good - attentive without being pushy. This is one of the better establishments in the East Coast area, and better than the other Indian place in the same block - Chat Masala. So definitely worth a visit, it will definitely exceed your expectations.
I had a Stan Chart voucher for Kinara restaurant (worth $25 if I chalk up $50 of food), so I thought I could give this a try.
It's a small restaurant, and on a Saturday evening, it got crowded quickly. We could not get a table for two indoors in the air conditioning, so had to stick to the one outside. It was unusually warm (polling day!) but we made do.
Food - Basket of naan was generous - about four different naans. It was good while it was hot, but the moment it got warm, it was rather tough and chewy. 5.5/10.
Chicken in tomato gravy - superbly tender, but gravy was rather bland, 6.5/10.
Aubergine stew thingy - again, seemingly lacking in full, bold flavours I'd expect of Indian cuisine, 6/10.
Mango lassi - fancily served with tinned cherry on top - 6.5/10.
Our bill was S$30.50 after the $25 discount. That is just about worth it, but had it been $55....