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#215 of 2,013 Restaurants in Dublin
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318 Clontarf Road, Dublin 3, Ireland
+353 1 833 6759
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Wed 17:00 - 23:00
Thu - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Kinara is one of our local restaurants, so very convenient. The staff are very friendly and helpful, you never have to ask for a drink they are always on hand. The food is delicious! Can't decide on a favourite dish as everything is amazing. The Elderflower daiquiris is definitely the favourite drink though! Meal for 4 including drinks usually runs... More 

2 Thank mquigl23
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited here last night for my brothers birthday. We had a 9pm sitting, but unfortunately our wine order was not taken until after 9.30. The food was excellent, but our waitress lacked the ability to smile and engage with us. A night out in an expensive restaurant needs to tick all the boxes. We didn't finish eating until 11:15,... More 

Thank Hartey
County Dublin, Ireland
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kinara has been in this location for many years. While other restaurants change, open, close, this jewel has remained steadfast. The early bird is very good value and booking is advisable. Ask for a table upstairs and take in the lovely sea views. This dining area has held onto the ambience of the original old house and is really relaxing... More 

Thank Deirdre D
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'll keep it short as Kinara does not need more good reviews. The 2 week booking list and 60 people turned away at the door speaks for itself. But the food is awesome. F you like Pakistani / Indian / Nepalese food, this is probably the best in Ireland. It is mouthwatering. Try the marinated sliced beef for starters. And... More 

Thank Keith Ó
Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The best Indian/Pakistani food, service and surroundings you'll get in Dublin. It's my favourite restaurant and the food is just divine. Once you've eaten there you'll be 'hooked'!

Thank JanWhiteacre
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51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

A bit difficult to review this place. It is definitely not your average curry house, and the prices reflect that. It is fair to say that what we ordered was delicious and generous. However, I did not feel comfortable for some strange reason. I think this was due to attitude of the lady serving us, whose accent was a little... More 

Thank landinglight
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58 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Visited here on a Thursday afternoon in March for a birthday lunch. Everyone enjoyed their food and service was good. I had Garlic Prawns to start and Beef Korma for mains, both enjoyable. One thing I would mention is that when you walk up to the restaurant, what looks like the door is actually not a door and some people... More 

2 Thank Pearlwort
Dublin, Ireland
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 April 2017

My favorite restaurant in Dublin. Great Indian food, professional staff. Only bad thing is that is very expensive

Thank Irene-Alan
Dublin, Ireland
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181 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

I attended a business lunch here for the first time recently, and many of my colleagues had been previously, with very positive reviews. The location was lovely, overlooking Dublin Bay, but most importantly - the food was superb. Every dish that arrived to the table got a big thumbs up, and service was very good too. Recommended for families, couples,... More 

1 Thank BA_83838
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76 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Kinara has a wonderful reputation and yes..the food is fabulous but very expensive. If you go for the a la carte menu, everything is extra. We felt that this restaurant has got a bit complacent with its customer service based on our last visit. It was a very busy Saturday night and we could only get a booking at 9pm... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 37 - US$ 89
Asian, Pakistani, Indian, Eastern European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, View, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 318 Clontarf Road, Dublin 3, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 833 6759
Kinara overlooks Bull Island with beautiful views of Dublin bay.Kinara was opened by Sean Collender and Shoaib Yunus in 2001, Kinara's aim is to provide a friendly and relaxed atmosphere where you can enjoy a consistently good standard of food and service.Open 7 nights a week for dinner and Thursday to Sunday for lunch

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?