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Joshl2 Aug 30, 2008 01:32 PM

Can anyone recommend a good kosher Indian restaurant in London?

Thank you.

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    zsero Aug 30, 2008 07:16 PM

    I'm not aware of *any* kosher Indian restaurant in London - good, bad, or indifferent. Which is surprising, considering how deeply Indian food has penetrated in the UK - I believe chicken tikka masala has displaced fish and chips as the iconic English takeaway food. Surely with an Indian food market that size, *someone* must have thought of going kosher.

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      marissaj Aug 31, 2008 11:48 AM

      I know of at least 4 kosher Indian restaurants in London, including Beit Hamadras, Kavanna, Matancherry and Moses Tandoor. I havent eaten in any of them personally, but have heard good things about all of them, especially Beit Hamadras.
      They are all meat- I do not know of a dairy one, and I have attached a link to the restaurants in England for you.
      www.londonkosherguide.com

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        zsero Aug 31, 2008 12:55 PM

        I stand corrected. All of these must have opened since my last trip to London, in 2004. I look forward to sampling some of them next time I'm there.

        As for Indian dairy, we have plenty of that in NYC; these are normal non-Jewish-owned Indian vegetarian restaurants that have got a hechsher. That way they don't depend on the kosher crowd for their livelihood, and they don't have to close on Shabbat. I don't know why nobody in London has done that. It's much easier than doing a meat place.

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          Subtletea Feb 9, 2014 03:15 PM

          Don't bother looking forward, the last three have now closed down. Beit Hamadras, however, is wonderful - my current favourite restaurant. Still no sign here of an Indian dairy one though...

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            DeisCane Feb 10, 2014 02:03 AM

            Thanks for this update, Subtletea.

            We are picking up our new car on Wednesday and I am really looking forward to getting out to Beit Hamadras.

            And as for the dairy/meat divide, after all those years living in NYC eating primarily at the dairy ones, with two meals at Shalom Bombay mixed in, I'm looking forward to more meat Indian meals! :-)

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              Subtletea Feb 10, 2014 02:32 AM

              google to see if you can get online discount for it

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