This place is amazing. They are clearly Michelin recommended for a reason: great food.
I do understand this place is a little expensive but it's not that high unless you plan on wine in which case complaints about food being expensive are already out the window. I can understand it's high for indian food but this is more gourmet and less fast food.
That said, the food here is some of the best Indian food I have had across two continents. That is no joke. This may not be Michelin star fancy and I'm glad because it would have been twice as expensive.
Two appetizers, two dinners and a dessert ran €69 or about $90 USD.
So lets get down to business.
Starter was great, the tomato and mango sauces had nice spice and the papadam was nice and soft. The appetizers were amazing. The tandoori portobello appetizer was an east meets west: goat cheese and rocket combined with a portobello mushroom that had chickpea flour and spices. The sambuka (aka sadosa/samosa) was excellent and very artistically done. The chef clearly put some effort into presentation.
Meals themselves were amazing. Chili cheese naan was an excellent complement to the paneer jalfrezie and saag paneer dishes my wife and I got. The paneer jalfrezie was awesome, packing decent heat with a little bit of an eggplant (aubergine) flavor. Basically like an indian spiced ratatouille. Loved it. The saag paneer included nice soft paneer that wasn't bitter at all, and they added pomegranate seeds to it.
Dessert was fancy, the Bibici was like something you would expect at a Michelin restaurant with the melted sugar.
If you want good indian food, truly good indian food, come here.
Six of us visited Jaipur. The food and service was excellent. Value for money was not. Our bill was €354 (€60 each) for an Indian meal. We had 3 bottles of wine at the table. We often eat at the Ongar one and prices there seem more reasonable. Service could not be faulted. Attentive and friendly.
Absolutely amazing. Super attentive and friendly staff. Incredibly tasty food. Left us eating til our plates were empty even though we were full long before. The early bird menu is quite a nice selection and a great value.
Favourite menu items: vegetable dumpling korma and chili cheese naan. Oh yea!!
Jaipur is a funny old place,
The food is good - really good - always; I have never had a bad meal there.
I have however, had bad service, cramped dining and an overall uncomfortable experience - several times in fact,
... also, they wouldn't know their arse from their elbow when it comes to wine.
Yet, I go back.
Because as I said, the food really is very good.
I gave this place 4 stars because of the atmosphere. I would consider it a nice restaurant. Has a nice ambiance and feels like a fancy place. But at the end of the day, you are paying quite a bit for Indian food. Which if you walked around the corner could be had for half the price. That being said, the food was good...but I don't know if it was 25 euro good for chicken tika masala. I've had just as good food on South William Street or some of the surrounding areas.
Overall, it was a good experience, but probably won't be a frequent customer due to the price.
I came in for dinner last night and ordered Chicken Korma, a mango lassi, rice, and some missi roti (bread). The service was attentive, quick, and kind. The decor had a modern vibe with warm hues of reds, yellows, and oranges.
My only criticism is the quality of food for the price. I found the korma sauce somewhat bland and without any heat whatsoever. I am used to eating hot curries made with fresh, vibrant spices but this curry just seemed underwhelming. The chicken had a grilled flavour to it, which was nice. Nevertheless, the meal certainly wasn't worth the 30 Euro+tip I paid for it (the korma alone was 20 Euros. For that price I expect to be blown away by flavour).
I do love Indian food, though, so if I am ever back in Dublin I may give Jaipur another chance.
A regular stop for me on trips to Dublin, in part due to the friendly, accommodating staff but also due to the fresh take on Indian.
A little pricey, but the atmosphere and food are worth it. Try chicken satay appetizer and the clay pot lamb.
Food: fantastic. Service: snooty! That's why this review is a 4, not a 5. I don't know if we were treated rudely because we were American, young, or because of the way we were dressed or what, but the host and server were straight cold.
The prices are high for the portions, which are pretty small, and the lackluster staff. I think you're paying for the (beautiful) building and the neighborhood more than for the chefs and food. They bring you pappadum and dips when you arrive, which always makes me happy, but I ended up leaving hungry after splitting an entree, a side, rice, and bread with a friend. I really enjoyed the wonderfully cooked, smooth and creamy saag side dish (but would have liked an entree option).
BF and I came here with a reservation on a Saturday night. The food was a departure from your bog standard korma-curry-vindaloo. Lavender in my korma sauce under a pistachio-stuffed chicken breast blew me off my foodie feet, but not my Indophile ones. We were pleased, just surprised at how fusion-y it was.
That being said, the flavours were divine. The tandoori paneer starter was magical with rich and tender cheese and grilled broccoli, and his creamy-dreamy mango lassi was as good as dessert. For mains we had firdausi murgh - the chicken I described - and pardah gosht dumdaar - a pastry-sealed pot of Wicklow lamb. Both were high on flavour and character. The bread basket advertised four types of bread but was really four varieties of naan- chilli-cheese stole the show for me while BF loved the coconut.
We were unimpressed by the selection of vegetarian options on the menu. India should be a smorgasbord for vegetarians but here it felt pushed to the back burner. There are five at most, and none lived up to the creativity seen with the meat dishes.
Two large groups seated with us stole a lot of attention from the servers, who I could tell nonetheless were well-trained and attentive. They took the time to let us know that BF's mango lassi was on the way three or four times before it came. Water was consistently refilled. Permission to clear dishes was always asked.
There was no music, which I didn't like. I think a few tasteful tunes would have improved the atmosphere. The decor, as has been described, is dim and atmospheric, with red walls and a statuesque dead tree curving out of the middle of the stairs.
All in all, it's a place I'd go back to for a nice meal, and a great place to bring people you want to impress. Get the paneer starter and a mango lassi- the rest is up to you.
I would have to say this was an excellent experience even if is was a bit difficult to find in the pouring rain. I would agree with Nusheen D.'s review that it is more Indian fusion than traditional Indian,
The place is quaint, but warm with modern decor. Our server was quite good and make some great recommendations. We shared the appetizers and all 3 were scrumptious.
The Samundari Ratan
Pan Seared toasted five spice dusted Irish scallops on cumin & coconut tempered cauliflower Kachri.
excellent 5 *
Kali Mirch Ka Jhinga
Black pepper & yoghurt marinated grilled jumbo prawns with avocado & red onion salsa
Assortment of fish, prawn, chicken & lamb Kebab. A perfect sampler of the tandoori cooking
Great 4 *
We sampled several Naan's as well, all quite good.
One of my favorite meals during our 12 day trip in August.
Decor look and feel of this restaurant is very nice, this is where the positives end.
The menu is so over priced for the portions you actually get. Don't get me wrong i don't mind paying for good food, but I could of got the same meal as a takeaway in any order curry house for a third of the price, and the takeaway probably would taste better.
I usually give quite a bit of leeway when it comes to rating and reviewing, but this place used up all my wiggle room.
Here's the rundown: slow and inattentive service; servers don't know the menu; paid 37€ for two pieces of dry, flavorless chicken with a postage stamp of rice and a smudge** of dry, crumbly (how the feck...?!) duck. Oh, this was fun as well: I was told there was no cheese on/in a particular veggie dish, but when it came out there was cheese everywhere (in and around), then was told I couldn't send it back just because I didn't like cheese. Pardon? After some back-and-forth, they finally took it back.
So for the bits, stamps, and smudges** of flavorless food served here, I paid over $52 and left hungry and a bit aggravated. Almost anywhere else, I would have gotten a flavorful, perfectly cooked, filling Indian dinner for no more than $30.
Save your money and grab a kabob.
**Smudge: two bites.
I came here a few weeks ago with some friends. It was my second time, so the food had already made it's mark - it's good. And you know it's good Indian when they say it's spicy, and it actually is spicy.
The first time I went was mid-week and everything was fabulous. This last time was a Saturday night, the place was busy, and we were seated in the middle of the upstairs. Because of this, the service really lacked. We literally had to ask for a table setting, ask for menus. I'm usually understanding of slow service on a busy night, but this was just a little too slow.
Until I find better Indian, I'll be back.
Jaipur is a really lovely Indian restaurant. It is beautiful on the inside with its big winding staircase and lots of windows and light and candles and the cool sofa relaxing area and nice toilets and great bar and so on and so on. But it is not pretentious at all. We walked in off the street with shopping bags, looking haggard and not exactly dressed for a nice dinner out but they were so welcoming and attentive it was super. In fact I don't think I had even sat down before the poppadoms hit the table with the delicious dips of spicy tomato, mango chutney and mustard and yogurt.
Our meal was also really tasty and filling. Between two hungry people we got a vegetable korma, which was perfectly sweet and creamy, a spicy chickpea and tomato dish which was really tasty and the chickpeas cooked to perfection. For sides we got a garlic nann and spicy potatoes, the nann was gorgeous but the potato's were just alright, nothing outstanding about them at all.
For drinks the waiter asked us if we wanted water and we just said yes thinking he would bring out a jug of water for the table but instead in brought out a big bottle of Evian, I hate paying for water! So, if you feel the same make sure you as for tap water!
All of this came to 47euro! Really steep I thought but it is about average for a two person meal in town now a days!
This isn't a curry house - its a modern indian restaurant of the first order.
Tastefully decorated, good wine list, excellent food. Recommend the Goan seafood curry in particular, and the taster menu in general.
This place isn't cheap, but you will not be disappointed.
Sadly, the only good thing about this place was the Lithuanian waiting staff and the pashwari naan.
The rest was soulless fare probably coming out of an industrial food provider or a giant mixer at best.
For the price, you would feed an extra guest at Shan, a much better Indian restaurant near by...
Ah there any greater joys in life than good Indian food?
I really like the interior of Jaipur on George's St. Don't ask me why, it isn't terribly Indian or anything it's just... nice. Kind of softly-lit and comforting.
Jaipur has a great location, as it's really close to loads of pubs that you can head to once you've finished your meal. And the food is good: I'd go for the Lamb Chili Fry, but that's just me. And you could not complain about the service: prompt, polite, personal, the whole bit.
But the prices in Jaipur are preettty steep: most of the main courses that contain meat are €20, so if you decide to have a starter, a main, a couple of naans and a shared portion of rice and beer or two, you're easily looking at €40 per person.
So Jaipur: really nice, but only if someone else is paying. Get your oul' pair to bring you there on your birthday.
Jaipur is an excellent choice if you like Indian cuisine in an elegant setting. The decor and atmosphere differs from other Indian restaurant. Jaipur doesn't go overboard, meaning that it doesn't feel the need to surround you with an over-the-top Indian experience. For example, instead of playing the typical sitar music, it chooses to play something less obvious. Also, instead of having tigers and cobras statues, it has modest paintings. White linen table clothes and long stemmed wine glasses decorate the tables and add an element of sophistication.
At Jaipur, you can enjoy the hot spicy flavours that you love in a romantic candlelight setting. The restaurant is moderately busy, so you don't feel watched but you aren't ignored either.
Prices are more expensive than other Indian restaurants. However, the overall atmosphere is better.
I came here a few weeks ago for dinner with some friends. Everything was delicious! The service was great. They were attentive and helpful, making good recommendations. The dips they start you off with are good. I split the Chowki aloo Tikki starter which they recommended and they were delicious. I ordered the vegetable biryani as my main course and it was absolutely amazing as well! The sauces it came with were perfect. It is a bit pricier, but the restaurant is nice, the service and atmosphere were great, and the food was well worth it. Everyone in my group was quite happy with a great dinner here!
Very good food. Had the vindaloo. It was hot but not take your head off hot that I like. I would go back.
Very tasty Indian food in Dublin! This Indian food is served not family style like most Indian restaurants you go to. I went with a few other guys and we tried the chicken, duck, lamb, and all had a great presentation and flavor. I would recommend this place if you are looking for the perfect mid-upper scale Indian restaurant in downtown Dublin.
A good spot to get some spice when you really need some in between pub fare. They have a good early bird special until 7pm for 19 something euros - appetizer and entree. Service was friendly and on point too. I'd go - the Indian food is pretty close to what Indian food should be.
Nice looking place and well dressed waiters but a tad disappointing for our first Indian restaurant meal in Dublin. The flavor was not authentic or original and missing a bit of punch. The quality of the meat and chicken was excellent. The service was alright albeit a bit rushed. The prices are higher than most indian restaurants i have ever been to. Won't go back again.
Decent Indian food. Counter to a previous reviewer, I'd say it leans more toward fusion than authentic Indian. That said, I'd eat here again.
Beautiful Indian food and gracious service. I dream of cobras and Kingfisher beer scented with sandalwood accompanied with honking tut tut's after consuming your amazing paneer. Superb.
Jaipur is definitely up there as one of the best Indian restuarants in Dublin (although some might say there isn't a huge amount of competition). The food has plenty of flavour, totally moresome which means you will often find people being rolled out of there after an evening's gorging. Poppadoms are served with a selction of dips after you take your seats...delicious...I recommend some of the tasting menu/meal deals, to get a flavour a lot of the fantastic dishes on offer. Cobra is served cold too, which is always a plus! One thing they could do in their George's St restaurant is clean the floors a bit more, it's a tad bit scruffy.
Just had the sea bass Malabar curry - it so so good. Lovely restaurant.
Had this as takeaway my second night in Dublin and the place was fantastic. I wish I'd been dressed to stay at the restaurant, but I must say that the food (rice, curries, etc) were amazing! Great price too!
Unfortunately, should not uave given this place a second try.
Soulless fare, not genuine in any way.
Only saving grace was the Pashwari nan.
Located on Dublin's busy George's Street, Jaipur is often regarded as the first port of call for any city-dweller who's after some authentic Indian cookery. It's location helps massively with regards to its seeming popularity, I say this because I found my dining experience to be somewhat underwhelming. The place is always busy though, I'm just so reluctant to believe it is populated by those Dubliners returning to relive the enchanting cuisine and more likely to be of the opinion that the sizeable number of tourists that come to Dublin all year round who time and again would be inclined to want an Indian will see this as a dependable bet because it is well located and so vastly plausible they will stumble upon it after a long day's sightseeing. Entering the restaurant with a group much older than myself, (my boss at the time and members of his board, not to lack any discretion but let's just say none of them were under 45), it was a smidgen intimidating when we were asked to climb the narrow and very steep snaky staircase that transports you to the first floor. It wasn't an easy process trying to make sure everybody got up there safely and potentially hazardous. It became increasingly noisy as the evening went on and at times was difficult to hear what other people at my table were saying. I found the general disposition and décor of the restaurant uninspiring and so looked to the food to harvest some stimulation. Having opted to go straight for the main course I was pleased to see a plentiful amount for each portion, however my work colleague sent back her Luckhnawi Biryani on the grounds that it was unacceptably cold. Despite this of course never being an good enough the situation was rectified by a very swiftly delivered replacement which my work colleague reported to be indeed appetizing. Coming away from the restaurant my taste buds and stomach were generally speaking, satisfied, yet the overall experience was sadly disappointing and having to dismount those aggravating stairs after a bottle of wine did just enough to tip me over the disgruntled edge.
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