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$$ - $$$
Indian, Asian, Bangladeshi
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8 George Street, St Albans AL3 4ER, England
+44 1727 855517
17:30 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 23:30
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St.Albans England
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I have been eating here for 25 years. The Manager is lovely and the take always fine. Unfortunately the restaurant is badly run and the meals are very mediocre. Tonight we had a sweepstake on how long the main courses would take to arrive and even the most cynical lost out. One of the wine glasses had a joke printed... More 

Thank HolidayFoodie4875
St Albans, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been eating at the Kohinoor since coming to live in St. Albans in 1983, and the restaurant never lets me down. Nasr and his staff are charming, always welcoming and friendly. The food is excellent, sensible, not vast portions, delicate, carefully spiced tastes. Veer away from the 'standard' Indian dishes, ask advice, and you won't be disappointed!

Thank IanRHamilton
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63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Went on a Saturday evening, the restaurant was 2/3 full and had space for us without reservation. The food selection was extensive, probably too big, so I knew that nothing was likely to be that special. But the food was good enough. No compliants but no hurrah either. The service was a bit tardy, but maybe they were a little... More 

Thank mtif
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Dropped in for dinner for the first time in a couple of years and we were glad that we had . A warm welcome followed by discreet and attentive service and delicious food. Incredible reshmi kebabs, a spicy ceylon, rice, naan and vegetable dishes. Why did we leave it so long? Back next week! Give this place a go. I'm... More 

Thank James G
St Albans, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I have been to this restaurant a few times some 1.5 years ago with the family and it was OK, however went a few weeks back with the wife and have to say it was not a great experience. The place smelt a little odd, like they had some sort of damp. The food was OK, however nothing to write... More 

Thank Gallo859615
Bedford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

By far the best secret Indian restaurant in St Albans. Lovely staff and happy to make any dish that isn't on the menu. Lovely, kind and friendly staff. TOTALLY recommend it. Never seen it busy but such a shame because it totally should be every night! (But maybe it's great that it isn't!)

Thank Nikola S
St Albans, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Dropped in for a curry with a German colleague to this restaurant where I have been before, but should have walked straight out when we saw only one other person eating?? The food was okay and very large portions but the person serving us was completely missing the concept of service. We couldn't wait to pay and leave, without any... More 

Thank pauli996
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

The food was just amazing. The staff was also very friendly. For sure worth every pence I spent there.

Thank Ghaith B
St Albans, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

I dined here last week with my family and we all had different meals that were all of excellent quality. Helpful staff and fantastic value for money at £81 for 4 meals with rice, naan, a couple of sides and 4 large beers. We will return!

Thank parkhousee
St Albans, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

We held our monthly charity man curry night event in the Koh-I-Noor last night and the staff and food were fabulous. The staff even made a donation to our charity which was very generous. Thanks guys. See yo again soon.

Thank Astirrat

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian, Bangladeshi
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Open Hours
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 George Street, St Albans AL3 4ER, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  St Albans
  • Phone Number: +44 1727 855517

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?