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Namaste Kingston, Kingston, ON

Namaste Kingston

3.9
3.9
193 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Indian
Chef Kumar is presenting North Indian flavours through finest curries in Kingston. An Elite Dining experience blending finest curry with locally sourced ingredients like Lobsters, Salmon, Kobe beef is most unique culinary experience.

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2 people

11:00 p.m.


Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Indian
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (613) 542-1212
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    SURAJ KUMAR
  • Neighbourhood
    Kingston
  • Cross Street
    Johnson St.
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Takeout, Wine

What 193 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Kingston

    Best Overall

  • Kingston

    Best Food

  • Kingston

    Best Service

  • Kingston

    Best Ambience

  • Kingston

    Best Value

  • Kingston

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Kingston

    Good for special occasions

  • Kingston

    Lively

193 Reviews
  1. BeAck

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is amazing and service is great. First time going during the winter to eat in, and it was really cold in the restaurant and the music playing it was surprised that music was playing More energetic hip hop style music. I don't think that was playing last time, but just felt odd for such a nice sit down experience. Food is amazing and service is great nonetheless and will continue to go back. Just maybe in the summer when it is a but warmer.

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  2. KirkR

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Namaste has wonderful staff and excellent food. I will recommend to friends and family.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Love dining here however I found it chilly inside on this occasion and the lack of non alcoholic drink was poor especially at Xmas time for folk driving .Will certainly go back though

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  4. JEMM

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and great atmosphere. Highly recommend their buffet! Great value with unlimited portions.

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  5. PATRICK

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    This used to be a great place. All your citations have caused you to rest on your laurels. Chicken (pomegranate - what pomegranate???) BADLY underdone. Asked for an additional 5 minutes of cooking time - waited 40 minutes for replacement. Buffet was unimaginative. Soup was watery and tasteless. Dropping the automatic complementary papadams was a really dumb cost saver. You could simply state that they are available complementary if desired. Scallops WERE good as was the onion bhaji. Service was generally good. WORST move - telling us how much to tip. SORRY - tips are VOLUNTARY gifts to appreciate quality and service. Implying an 18% minimum angered us. When we are pleased we often tip at 25 - 30%. Should you prefer to state a SERVICE CHARGE then do so, but tipping is then optional and/or unnecessary and the patrons are quite capable of deciding on the amount of any tip. Certainly, the option of "other amount" was there, but the implication was blatant. Certainly leave the tip line open, but leave it at that. Staying at the top in any service is a lot of work. We are frequently in Kingston and always eat out. We love Indian food and have travelled to India. In Kingston there are many Indian restaurants - one in particular is fast gaining a glowing reputation. I suggest that you take this critique seriously. Richard & Patricia Lyle Barlow. 416-723-8440.

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  6. BrettH

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was very good. We were happy with the service from the friendly staff .

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  7. MarianneB

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrating a friend’s birthday.

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  8. SusanH

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always order in for the best food in Kingston! Heard about the buffet and chose our anniversary to check it out! Loved it! Have already recommended the buffet several times!

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  9. Yash

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Please keep papad in stock and make your buttermilk less limey.

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  10. CatherineM

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious. Quite authentic tasting. We chose the buffet and all the food was really good, but we noticed all of the other customers, mainly Indian, we’re not eating from the Buffet and we wondered why not? L O L. The service was very friendly, but they got a little bit busy and didn’t always get our things as quickly as we would have liked. Next time we will definitely choose from the menu and see the difference. The decor is really lovely- we sat next to two lovely elephants! The room was a bit cold but perhaps they hadn’t turned their ac off as the weather had just changed. We will definitely go back!

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  11. GillianF

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were well looked after, requests answered, nice table, comfortable chairs. We used the menu, not the buffet. The food was excellent and nicely served.

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  12. Sharon

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We had a 5 pm reservation that was not recognized by the waiter. We waited outside til 5:10 before it reopened for dinner. (It is closed 2-5pm) The patio was blocked with chairs so could not even sit down to wait...I moved the chairs and sat til they opened. The service was very slow and all but one of the waiters understood English very well. We waited too long for our drinks and had to ask twice for 2 tea orders. We opted for the buffet, new for dinner time. It was good but could be hotter and our plates were ice cold. The hot towels at the start are a nice touch. The staff were all gracious but so lacking in understanding English that it made the experience very difficult. My husband had to ask twice for the bill and did hand gestures to help them. Overall not the best experience. I doubt we will return.

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  13. MarkG

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Buffet was a bit limited- would like to see samosas or bhaji included.

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  14. 123456

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Party of three had reservation for 7:15 on a Saturday. Took over 1:15 mins for 3 main dishes to come out, it felt like servers were avoiding us too (had empty water cups for 30+ mins and they went around filling up water for everyone else and not us), food came out for other tables that arrived after us. When I waved a waitress down, I didn’t even get to speak before she said our food was next. Took another 20 mins from there. I usually order takeout and will do so going forward! Great food, mid experience in the restaurant.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The service was awful & we had 3 people doing our table & it was still bad. The waiting time for food after ordering was crazy, 45 mins. The restaurant wasn’t even busy. We were a table of 8 & the food came out in 2s & 1s while everybody’s was getting cold. I told our other guests to eat. My husband had to wait for another 5 minutes for his meat & then 10 mins for the rest of his meal, which was rice & salad. Luckily the food is good, but don’t expect your meal to come with everything at the same time. I wouldn’t of minded if the front service was good, but it wasn’t

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  16. Diane

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food dishes did not come together. Partner waited till mine arrived so his was no longer hot

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  17. StudentAndParents

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was adequate but uninspiring. It was overall very mild, best adapted to a Canadian palate unaccustomed to Indian cuisine. I had a samosa, raita and chicken tikka biryani. The rice was overcooked and too oily, and it was disappointing that it included no vegetables. The samosa was perfectly cooked and not at all oily, but both it and the two chutneys served with it were way too mild. For the price, which was moderately high, and a restaurant billing itself as "fine dining," I expected better. Service was polite but very slow. One member of our party of three was served far later than the other two. If we had politely waited for his food to be served, our meals would have been cold. Instead, we guiltily ate while he watched. Overall, the value for our money was not great. We were sad, because this is one of the closest restaurants to our daughter's new apartment in Kingston (we walked there). She's vegetarian, and Indian cuisine is a family favourite that normally offers her lots of choice. We hoped for better, and might have become regulars if our expectations were met. We likely won't return.

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  18. Dulcius

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The waiting staff were very inattentive, to the point that water glasses were not filled, nor was coffee delivered when requested. Incomplete orders were delivered and an excessive wait was required for follow-up. While the main dishes were on the whole very tasty in large portions, the appetizer was unappealing visually with wilted greens presented as garnish. A cheesecake dessert appeared that cut with a chainsaw and was obviously damp from sitting in a cooler.

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  19. AmMe

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambience, Great food, Very convenient location

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  20. ToulgoatJ

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Restaurant bien décoré, bonne nourriture. Vous pouvez y aller.

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  21. KateWatts

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a pleasant experience at this restaurant. The staff are very pleasant and attentive.

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  22. disappointed

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service and food on a very pleasant evening in downtown Kingston!

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  23. stephaneG

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good Ford and service was fast and good. If have chance i l Come back for sure.

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  24. BobC

    Vancouver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Service was terrible, even though restaurant was not busy. Ordered chai tea, three times and it never got-to the table. After showing us to a table , no one st anytime came to the table to see if we wanted anything off menu or just buffet, or to take drink orders. After 20 minutes……. Well on our second trip to the buffett we actually flagged waiter down and ordered drinks…… which took another 10 minutes. Will never return or refer.

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  25. JohnM

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We were disappointed the food was mediocre nothing like any Indian food with had in the past every dish seem to have the same bland sauce. Most of the meat dishes had bones in it. No one cleared our table, the roti came at the end of our dinner so it was useless. That coupled with the many flies flying around our table and dead ones on the windowsill made for an overall disastrous experience. The whole lunch was overpriced for what we received. Unfortunately I would not recommend Namaste.

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  26. Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was delicious. We had Okra (fresh and perfectly cooked), Tandouri shrimp (moist and nicely spiced) and curried lamb. It was a Wednesday night in August, the place was busy with not enough wait staff. The delay arose when we requested dessert. This is my second time eating at Namaste , the other time was lunch a few months ago. Will be back the next time we visit Kingston, the food is great.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I think this is a beautiful restaurant. It’s very quiet. I don’t remember the young man’s name that served us, but he was a very informative and pleasant. We had the Buffay everything was very good and nice variety I wish there was one dish that was a little more spicy overall, I would definitely recommend this restaurant. This was my first time, and I will definitely go back.😊

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  28. ShrutiA

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Washrooms were not working out of 3 only one was working, hand tissues were not present. It's basic hygiene which should be there in any restaurant. Rest food & ambiance is value for money , staff is polite, and service is very good. For Food, ambience and friendly service I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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  29. kellyt

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Service is slow . Food is ok if you arent a foodie . I enjoy indian dining . This is the 2nd worst ive had . The stinky old guy wondering around made you gag when he was close . Please sir you are dealing with food ! Gentle indian music would fit the scene much better than blaring pop music . Wont be back !!!!

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  30. Yumyum

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious! Vegetarian meal for two feed the two of us for three meals! Lovely service.

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  31. ChristyP

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time at Namaste. The restaurant is a warm and gorgeous place. The servers are prompt and polite. The food is extraordinary. I will be back.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were early for our reservation but thankfully they still managed to seat us. Have dined here many times and once again, the food and service did not disappoint. Would highly recommend!

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  33. PaulB

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best Indian food we have ever had. This was our third visit and the food and service are impeccable. Highly recommended!

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  34. ChrisR

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had excellent service and the food was delicious. There was a variety of menu options that allowed us to try different dishes and share them amongst our group!

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  35. LJKeh

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Washroom was seriously in need of cleaning. No way to dry hands. I see the washroom as reflecting the entire service, especially food preparation. Service was amateur, the lady server at least knew the menu. Food was OK though.

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  36. MoniS

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was not great. I found it expensive. The taste was not good.

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  37. Janess

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was delicious and served piping hot. Staff were friendly and helpful.

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  38. FredW

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Vegetarian platter was amazing, the pomegranate chicken was excellent. The service was almost too fast. We regretfully had to rush through dinner because we had a pending movie time, otherwise I would've preferred to stay and savour the wonderful flavours.

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  39. Glendie

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. Lovely atmosphere, great food and service. We will be returning.

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  40. JoanneM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and service. Nice quiet atmosphere.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Namaste Kingston does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats. Namaste Kingston also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (613) 542-1212.

Namaste Kingston is rated 3.9 stars by 193 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 p.m.


Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Namaste Kingston

178 Ontario St, Kingston, ON K7L 2Y8

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Johnson St.
  • Neighbourhood
    Kingston
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Indian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    SURAJ KUMAR
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Takeout, Wine
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