We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.


#203 of 2,001 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
318 Clontarf Road, Dublin 3, Ireland
+353 1 833 6759
17:00 - 23:00
Open now
See all hours
Sun - Wed 17:00 - 23:00
Thu - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow

366 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 362: English reviews
Level Contributor
75 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank fionnualaDublin
Level Contributor
87 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A quiet birthday celebration for a family table of four. The food did not disappoint - lots of flavour, fresh, and hot. The waitress was cold, not engaging, and almost rude. Seating on upper floor, meant a staircase to toilet (only 2 - though clean), so if mobility - let them know on booking. Not a warm ambience for us,... More 

1 Thank DublinFreespirit
Level Contributor
36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here based on the reviews and wasn't disappointed. Food was some of the best I've ever tasted. Great combination of Indian and Pakistani and good wine/beer selection. Spent 10 days in India last year and food was on a par with the best I had there. Number 130 bus takes you there from city centre

Thank thomur
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and my family had a most wonderful meal here the other night. We all enjoyed the food which was served piping hot and was so delicious. Our waitress was a lovely lady with such a fantastic attitude and smile that helped make the night memorable and special. I think her name was Syeda! I am sure she said she... More 

Thank Eoin P
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have to say we have been eating in this restaurant for many years and it is always so enjoyable.The flavours and quality of food are always fantastic and we have never been dissapointing.The staff are wonderful and very helpful and it's the best place to go for authentic cusine.

Thank Louis104
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

- Dishes were not well done, were just overloaded with Spices. - The palak (spinach) in palak paneer was not blended the way it should be. It did not mix along with the paneer to call it a dish. - Prawn dishes are extremely overpriced for the 3 pieces of medium sized prawns you receive in quite a spicy sauce.... More 

1 Thank Lokesh K
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Had a wonderful experience with 11 of us celebrating a birthday, so opted for the Sunday lunch menu which finished at 4. 2 courses plus a glass of wine. I started with the chicken starter and the prawn main course. And a glass of white wine. The food came at just the right time for each course, and we ordered... More 

2 Thank Niamh P
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Kinvara always rates very highly with me so to be disappointed is unusual. Today the premises was cold and despite chsnging table we still had to put on our costs. Kinvara- it may be the end of sun lunch time but be aware of the temp of your premises.

Thank Larry K
Level Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

This is our go to celebration night out restaurant, fancy Indian cuisine tasty food and a lovely setting looking out on clontarf bay.

Thank caitriona j
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

I travel across the city to go to this Indian ! Attentive and friendly staff, atmosphere is cosy and warm. Met at the door with a warm welcoming. I ordered the prawns for starter and the chicken tikka masala for a main. Simply delicious! Have yet to find an Indian that can beat it ! My favourite dish and always... More 

Thank tracey s

Travellers who viewed Kinara also viewed

Dublin, County Dublin
Malahide, County Dublin
Dublin, County Dublin
Dublin, County Dublin

Been to Kinara? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 37 - US$ 89
Indian, Asian, Pakistani, Eastern European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Kinara and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Kinara staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?