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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I was expecting exceptionally delicious food due to the name "CURRY ORIGINAL" In the past I have been to the "original" curry original restaurant many times during my stop over at Kingston. That place no longer exists, so I decided to go to this one...because of the same name. I ordered Madras chicken, which tasted like turmeric powder. The chicken curry was bland. The serving was extremely small! I ended up paying 65.00 for food that I didn't enjoy. I am definitely never going back to this place!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed October 1, 2023

Great Indian food and service. You can eat outside and enjoy Kingostn mild weather will having some rice and shrimps. A real good restaurant to try in Kingston.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed July 28, 2023 via mobile

This is the top rated indian restaurant in Kingston and for good reason. - the food is fantastic. We had a wonderful dinner sitting outside on their small deck. The food was delicious and just the right quantity for the two of us. The location...is a short walk from the centre of town but very well worth it.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed May 30, 2023

Nice location on patio. Service was great, quick. Ordered Vegetarion meal for 2 split between 3 people. Restaurant added extra dessert for free. Unfortunately the flavour was very dull. None of the usual exotic mix of spice and heat. Very disappointed. No interest in having...seconds. Also the dessert that was included was a coconut pudding/cake that I didn't like. It was brought out without being given any choice. I really wanted gulab jamin.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed May 28, 2023

Very disapointed in the food and decor. Duct tape on cables and wires. Service was slow but once served they wanted us to pay and go. Very few people in restaurant for a Satruday. Watched them clean tables they never changed the tabble clothes they...just wiped them down with a rag and set the table for next customer. Food was bland, butter chicken was ok and biryani was again just ok, garlic naan was good. Half a litre of not expensive wine was $33.00 we thought that was a little much. We have been twice wont be going backMore

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed April 1, 2023

Curry was very watered down and bland. Chicken was cut in very thin strips, but really the thing that put it over the top was the hair inside the meal. Unfortunately, won't be going back there.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed October 13, 2022

We read the reviews, and looked at the website. We believed by images and description that we were booked at a fine Indian restaurant. It's not. Geared more towards takeout. For a Friday night, the restaurant was quiet. In the background, we could hear the...TV broadcast of an Indian detective series, not music. Decor/setting was not what we expected. Duct tape visible on the vent. While the restaurant advertised its curry, our curried shrimp was bland. We were early for a show, and just wanted to sit and enjoy the last of our wine and said so. But we were immediately asked to settle the bill. I found it a bit jarring.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed August 26, 2022

Enjoyed a very tasty meal (including the spectacular fluffy naan) with friends the other night. The patio is wonderfully peaceful providing the perfect spot to enjoy a warm summer evening. The staff were all very kind and provided excellent service. *This review is for the...newer Bagot St. location.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed June 27, 2022 via mobile

Exceptionally attentive staff, great food though the curries are a little over-sweetened sometimes. Clean, well-organized. Excellent naan and other Indian breads.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 20, 2022 via mobile

Original??? Come on needs a name change for sure.. may be Curry duplicate.. worst food I have had ever.. Yellow color power everywhere. All Rice pulavs + biryanis + gravies etc.. no taste or flavor.. Ask for spicy u will get a cup of chilli.powder...added in there.. Too costly!!! Not even worth any money.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed April 28, 2022

This restaurant has moved to a location very close to my work, so I gave it a try today. Overall, I was disappointed. The butter chicken was weirdly very sweet. The description said it had raisins, peanuts, fried onions and almonds. There were two peanuts...(perhaps the rest were ground?), NO raisins, NO fried onions and NO almonds. None whatsoever. The chicken itself was tender and tasty, but literally the dish was sauce, and chicken, and nothing else. The sauce was very thin, and also looked a bit curdled - like if you were to add citrus to a milky dish. Pappadums were yummy, rice was fine, if not a little undercooked, but that could just be personal preference. I may consider coming again and trying another dish, but I'll have to think about it - my palao rice, butter chicken and two pappadums came to over 30 dollars, which hurt a bit given the disappointing dish. However the staff were very friendly and prompt, so that was good at least.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed February 22, 2022

[The restaurant has moved to Bagot Street.] The food here is outstanding, as is the service. The inside of the restaurant is tired-looking, and the lighting is way too bright. But who cares, when the food and the service are so good. I will definitely...go back.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed December 11, 2021

Decent indian restaurant. Staff was very friendly, service was very good. They have a decent sized patio and maintain it well. On the corner of an intersection, hence views are of residential buildings. Food was ok - bombay aloo was good, paneer jalfrezi and dal...tarka were decent. Decent place for dinner.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed September 9, 2021

We visited this restaurant on a very busy Friday evening, we asked for a table on their patio and we got one. I do recommend the patio on a nice warm day/night, it is very pleasant. We ordered the samosa for appetizer, they were fresh...and very tasty. My wife ordered chicken tandoori and I ordered the shrimp tandoori; both were excellent and the rice was made to perfection. The service was fantastic; the server came several times to check on us and she was very polite. After we finished our meal the chef came to our table and asked if we enjoyed our meal, of course we did :) I highly recommend this restaurant, good food, nice atmosphere.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed July 29, 2021

We were visiting Kingston and were fortunate to find the Curry Original tucked away on Baggot Street and what a find. The food was excellent, the staff friendly and the service very efficent. It will be a must to visit if we travel to Kingston...again.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Curry Original is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5