Food and drink
Korma, bhoona, kofta, biriani... It’s the menu of a million other Indian restaurants. But Kismet are consistent and reliable with their traditional dishes; not too saucy and evidence of fresh vegetables help their famed reputation. Prices are bafflingly cheap too; main dishes seldom go over £5.
It’s a classic restaurant so go for a classic dish. The jalfrezi is a fine example; it’s peppy, fruity and decorated with fresh chillies. Those after a smoother, less fearsome plate should head for the creamy kofta korma. Their tarka dal is an essential side dish.
Lively and loud revellery abounds at Kismet leaving many of its neighbours looking a little empty and forlorn. Friday nights are especially buzzy, it’s ideal for an end-of-night climax with friends.
Chirpy and relaxed. Being a popular late night curry house, Kismet have dealt with all manner of drunken tongues and can engage in any level of banter as a result. The ever-beaming, distinctively bearded proprietor is a permanent fixture front of house and he seldom forgets a face.
City Road is 10 minutes east of the city centre in Roath. If you’re staying anywhere central it’s an easy walk or short cab ride.
Cheap: A four course meal deal with selected dishes (starter, main, rice and naan) is yours for £5!
- Backpackers / Students
- Stag / hen parties
- Live entertainment
- People watching