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Kismet

$$ - $$$Indian,
160 University Ave W, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3E9, Canada
+1 519-746-8788
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Overview
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good23%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible17%
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“naan” (9 reviews)
“rice” (4 reviews)
“lamb” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Indian, Bangladeshi
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
160 University Ave W, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3E9, Canada
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Reviewed 31 January 2018

Just amazing. If you're looking for genuine spicy food, come here. There is not a single Indian restaurant in the Kitchener-Waterloo area that has spices anywhere NEAR as good as this place. Kismet has many ranges of spices, and probably the only restaurant that has...More

Thank SpicyFoodEpicurean
Reviewed 19 July 2017

We have been customers of this wonderful family business since they were located on King Street over 30 years ago, Since then they have relocated to their third location this time on University Ave W. The surroundings have changed but the food is still amazing....More

1  Thank edgwareroad
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Very friendly staff and very helpful. Love their food!!!! The last time the naan was a bit tough. My partner loves very spicy food and they provided that. All the food was amazing. We didn't sit down but had take out. Will definitely go again.

Thank OutandAbout7777
Reviewed 22 June 2017

When I asked a Bangladeshi friend about where to go to get Bangladeshi food in Kitchener-Waterloo, he mentioned Kismet Restaurant. It's a casual sit-down place frequented by students attending the nearby universities. The food was decent but did not strike us as distinctly different from...More

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

I often go to Waterloo for business meetings. On my way out of town, I like to stop at this Bengali eatery for an order of Dahl Samba. This red lentil Dahl is hot and delicious. Kismet features a number of standard and a few...More

1  Thank COBWEBAgent
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

I've been going to Kismet regularly since it opened, and prior to that starting several ~16 years ago when the same family owned a local Indian restaurant before selling and opening Kismet. Their food is the best!!! I typically get their samba with chicken and...More

Thank jgrimold
Reviewed 19 January 2017

If you have time to wait, order the parathas. They are home-made and baked to order. The staff was very friendly and work quickly.

Thank CDNCAss
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Can't get enough!! Go here at least once a week and everything we have ever eaten here was amazing!! Seen a lot of complaints on here about atmosphere and customer service. But I have had nothing but positive experinces with the staff, always giving me...More

3  Thank Haley W
Reviewed 18 November 2016

Good food but the owner is a grumpy man. Interacting with him isn't really pleasant. They take spice levels as a personal challenge so be aware.

Thank Parth T
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

My favourite place for takeout. All the food tastes fresh, and portion size is great. Love the service when we eat in. Absolutely recommend this place!!

1  Thank jenzbain
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 15
Cuisine
Indian, Bangladeshi
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 160 University Ave W, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3E9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Region of Waterloo  >  Waterloo
  • Phone Number: +1 519-746-8788
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