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Kinara (Upper East Coast Rd)

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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.

Daily: 11:30 - 14:30

Daily: 18:00 - 23:00

$31 based on 12 submissions
Dinner (4 votes), Large Groups/Gathering (3 votes)
Sridharr

Great food, very consistent quality and taste, good value

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.

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30 Dec 2012 • 10 reviews • 0 follower

Great food, very consistent quality and taste, good value

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.
07 May 2011 • 13 reviews • 0 follower

Only worth a visit with a discount voucher

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....

22 Sep 2009 • 1 review • 0 follower

Best Homely North Indian Restaurant

Please try this restaurant as it is the best restaurant in Singapore serving Northern Indian cuisine. Its Tandoori Chicken and Chicken tikka is so juicy and tendor .Pricing is also worth the money. Its a haveli set up like old indian house and gives alot of information about indian culture and cuisine. truly india
The Chinese-looking screens
10 Aug 2008 • 30 reviews • 10 followers

The heat of NDP

We decided to try and catch the NDP fireworks at East Coast Park. So we met late, and walked around a bit thinking about what to have for lunch. Since we were celebrating 2 birthdays + National Day, we thought we'd give ourselves a good treat.

Landed up at Kinara. I haven't had Indian food for a while, and the thought of having variety to choose from (buffet + free flow kebabs and naan) was quite nice.

What I found interesting about Kinara were these screens which separated the sitting areas from each other. It felt as if we had a private corner - though in reality, we were sitting next to the main door! Very Chinese-looking screens too, which together with the black and grey decor, made Kinara very "contemporary" indeed.

I liked the pappadum - nicely peppered with spice. I like the naan too - my favourite was the garlic naan. It went very well with this sumptuous black dal paste, which I figured must be a black bean curry of sorts. We took to the mushroom kebabs which were an odder shade of green than they tasted, and ate more than a decent share of chicken and mutton curry. I didn't stomach any dessert - they were all too sweet for my liking. All in, it was a meal to remember, not least because we had chosen to eat such fiery food amidst the heat of ECP! :-p Well, if it helped, we walked 5km later and worked off all the calories... :-)
28 May 2008 • 64 reviews • 15 followers

Hidden Find..

Hidden in a row of shop house along Upper East Coast Road. You won't even notice it. My date suggested this place for dinner as I've been craving for naan for the past few weeks.

The place is small but cosy, you can choose to sit outside if you've pets(there were a couple w 2 dogs sitting outside) or inside if you want a quiet corner with your date.

We ordered:

1. Chicken Tikka Masala - Chicken bits are juicy and infused with spices.

2. Tandoori King Prawn - Cooked till perfect texture.

3. Cauliflower and baby potatoes dressed up in tangy spices - For someone who don't eat cauliflower, I finshed this dish. :)

4. Basmati Rice with Fruits & Nuts - Infused with a slight butter taste, the fruits and nuts create this nice texture when you eat them together, sweet and salty..something special..must try!

5. Cheese Naan - I find it abit too oil..but cheese taste super power!

6. House White Wine

Everything taste as good as I expected. Especially the rice with fruits and nuts. Do go there for something different. You'll love it!

I can't wait to go back for the rice again.