Brooklyn >Food & Dining > Kinara Indian Restaurant
473 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY | Directions 1121540.668057 -73.987075
Daily, noon - 10pm
Neighborhoods: Park Slope
BEWARE BEAWAY! – LORD HELP US ALL!!
The following are results of the last inspection from the health department!!!
Hide your kids, hide your husbands!!!
Violations from 01/03/2011 Inspection
Violation points: 39
Violations were cited in the following area(s).
1) Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
2) Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas. Filth flies include house flies, little house flies, blow flies, bottle flies and flesh flies. Food/refuse/sewage-associated flies include fruit flies, drain flies and Phorid flies.
3) No facilities available to wash, rinse and sanitize utensils and/or equipment.
4) Personal cleanliness inadequate. Outer garment soiled with possible contaminant. Effective hair restraint not worn in an area where food is prepared.
5) Wiping cloths soiled or not stored in sanitizing solution.
6) Facility not vermin proof. Harborage or conditions conducive to attracting vermin to the premises and/or allowing vermin to exist.
7) Non-food contact surface improperly constructed. Unacceptable material used. Non-food contact surface or equipment improperly maintained and/or not properly sealed, raised, spaced or movable to allow accessibility for cleaning on all sides, above and underneath the unit.
bad food bad service just bleh – I hadn't gone back for 3 years, but I thought I'd try this place again because I love Indian food. Same rude servers, oily meat dishes and careless appetizers. Whoever is putting the food together in the kitchen doesn't care and it shows in the food.
Service was THE worst restaurant service I have ever had in my life. Water was not refilled once, they actually just dropped the food on the other end of the table and didn't check on us until we flagged down the waiter for our check. Our pakoras were fried burnt batter. They were supposed to have vegetables inside. They were rock hard,empty and we had to ask for sauce twice for they got cold and harder. There were 8 on the plate for $5 and we couldn't finish one - they were that bad. Total waste of money.
My friend had extremely salty grilled fish and lamb. Again, he couldn't eat it. I had chana saag and it was forgettable.
Really, it is the service here that is so offensive. When we asked for to-go containers the server rolled his eyes and acted like he was doing us a favor by letting us take the food we paid for home. Who wants to feel like they're in combat when they go out for dinner? Especially at such an over-priced place.
I used to recommend this place for take out, but it's not worth it. NYC has so many Indian places that are far superior and do crazy things like smile and say thank you and cook with pride - I won't ever go back to Kinara.
Horrible service, bad vibe overall – This place was very bad. I went here on a Thursday night with my girlfriend. We walked to the front and looked inside and no one was there. It was like 9.30pm or so. We walked in, looked around, and there were no patrons there. There were just 5 dudes standing around near the back register just looking at us. My gf asked them if they were open and they said yes, so we sat down. We got a weird vibe from the place right from the start. The bathroom was pretty disgusting on a side note.
So we ordered our food, and I asked for extra mint sauce for our samosas, and the waiter said no. We asked for extra hot sauce, and the waiter said no. I was drinking my kingfisher beer, set it down, and then when the waiter was cleaning up, he snatched up my beer, which I didn't finish. During the whole time we were eating, no one else came in. We were in there alone the whole time. My gf and I then asked if we could split the bill on our credit cards, and the waiter threw his arms up and made a stink about it, like it was a big inconvenience for him. Then as we left, the waiter quickly beelined to our table to check our tip and bill, I think to see how much we left or something. It was a pretty miserable experience.
The dishes were overpriced, the service was horrible, and the ambiance was horrible too. I would stay away from this place.
Good Food, But Terrible Service – My wife and I decided to try Kinara's. Right off the bat,
I noice the waiter's attitude as soon as I entered.He comes off as though he doesn't want to be there.
If that's the case then get out of Dodge, and allow someone that treats people with warm hospitality to take your place.I asked this rude waiter about the soup of the day.He said he had chicken and Lentil.I ordered Lentil. He then brought me a soup that was neither Chicken or Lentil.I then asked hm for the Lentil soup, and he said that it was Chicken/Lentil soup. By the way the soup had no Chicken or Lentil in it. To top things off there was a lemon wedge emersed in the soup, so of course the soup was bitter. I tasted it, then put it off to the side. The shrimp Curry was tasty, but my mind is made up. We will never patronize Kinara again. I usually tip well when the service is good, even if the food isn't.. And in this case he not only lost a good tip but also a customer.
down the toilet – They used to be really good. In recent months I have noticed their food declining. I ordered the Goan Shrimp curry. There was an inch of oil on top, the shrimps were over cooked and rubbery and there was not taste. Its the last time I order from them. Shame : (
a disappointment – The chana masala was way too salty, the naan rubbery, and the chicken tikka masala tasted like tomato sauce. The samosas were the best part, but I wouldn't exactly describe them as good. Delivery was prompt but I will not be eating here again. Overall, it was one of the worst meals Ive had in a long time.
Service ruins meal. – I am a poor student so when I ate at the restaurant 1/2 price before 4 I was ecstatic, but was put off by the service. I let it go because I figured that it was just a bad day and decided to come back. I came back a few times and realized that there are only 2 waiters and one is extremely surly. Avoid if your waiter is the taller one with a permanent bad attitude. I can take indifference (the other waiter) but this guy is just offensive especially during the special. Make sure you arrive early because I have seen him deny people if they show up at 3:30. Aside from that during the summer months it gets really hot inside and there were a lot of flies hanging around. I felt like I was in a 3rd world country. I have been there mult. times but have been avoiding the place for longer and longer periods of time because of the negative atmosphere. But I would recommend if service doesn't matter to you at all.
Not real Indian Food – Only eat there if you're not used to real Indian food. The food was OK, but it was nothing like real Indian food. If you are Indian--avoid it.
Great food and prices – The combo and lunch deals are the best - far better than ordering from a greasier restaurant and just feeling gross afterwards. Kinara's food is delicious, and not too heavy. The amount they give you should satisfy for 2 meals, so it's definitely worth the price (which is low as it is for an Indian restaurant).
The best Indian food in Brooklyn – Been waiting for a good Indian restaurant in the Park Slope area for years, and finally found it. Very fresh ingredients, high quality spices, and a very, very good deal. Vindaloo chicken and fish are delicious, as are the vegetarian dishes (spinach saag is my favorite). Very friendly staff, who will be more than happy to make your meals extra-spicy, as they made mine. Great naan bread. At last, wonderful Indian! Easily just as good as the "best" Indian in Manhattan.
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