Verandah Progressive Indian Cuisine

3300 Kirby Drive, Suite 7A, Houston TX 77098
$$$ Indian

Our name "VERANDAH" is derived from the ancient independent houses and "the porch". It is usually the place that is built around a house or sometimes is a central couryard that is built within the house and comprises of columns with pillars that support the roof with a fresh flow of air. Verandah is a combination of two Sanskrit words "Vahir" that means outside and "Ander" that means inside. A Verandah is usually a place that is used to entertain friends and family who are visiting and also used to entertain guests.

We have fond memories of our childhood in our ancestral houses back home in India and that is why we named it "VERANDAH" which specializes in serving age old recipes that have been well kept secrets for years in an ambiance that reflects our tradition though with a modern touch.

Prior to inaugurating "VERANDAH" we were a culinary landmark known as W'kana. A name that was much appreciated by the locals of Houston and one amongst the top 100 Indian restaurants. We are delighted to invite back every one of our patrons who have been a pillar of support, to our new venture.

The interiors of "VERANDAH" reflect classical painting that bring in a touch of our rich heritage yet deliver comfortable, luxury seating for 70 guests with a formal ambiance that meets the taste of the modern age.
"VERANDAH" also offers an Exclusive Private Dining Service for select individuals who seek to keep fine dining a private affair. The tastefully designed Private Dining Rooms ensures guests are comfortable in absolute privacy coupled with impeccable service of a dedicated butler and an exclusive menu set to your unique taste.

Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: 3300 Kirby Drive, Suite 7A, Houston TX 77098
  • Cross Street: Richmond
  • Location: River Oaks
  • Cuisine: Indian | Vegan | Vegetarian |
  • Cost: | Moderate
  • Category: Fine Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Meals Served: Dinner |
  • Parking: Valet Parking | Parking Garage |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Discover | Cash | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: Full Bar
  • Phone: 2815010258
  • Features: Full Bar, Sunday Brunch, Private Room, Prix Fixe Menu, Takeout Available, Tasting Menu, Wheelchair Access, Valet Parking, Healthy Options, Chef’s Table, Gay / Lesbian, Tea Service, Farm-to-table,
  • Occasion: Romantic Dining, Business Dining, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Date Night,

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Tuesday
Dinner - Restaurant 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Wednesday
Dinner - Restaurant 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Thursday
Dinner - Restaurant 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Lunch 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Friday
Dinner - Restaurant 5 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Lunch 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Saturday
Dinner - Restaurant 5 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Lunch 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Sunday
Dinner - Restaurant 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Lunch 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.74 out of 5 stars based on 419 votes

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Jan 16, 2024
David L.
Did not like that they included a tip in the bill, with a place for additional tip.

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Jan 10, 2024
Sudha B.
The food here is absolutely amazing, the flavors are so authentic. A lot of the dishes are traditional and there's some fusion as well. Presented beautifully. We love Verandah, and will definitely return.

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Oct 08, 2023
Hilda P.
Best Indian restaurant in Houston.

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Aug 29, 2023
Karyn C.
We truly enjoyed our dinner at Verandah. The food and service were both excellent. We will definitely return.

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Aug 27, 2023
Shirley L.
Excellent food, excellent service, I highly recommend this restaurant.

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Apr 19, 2023
Roy M.
The food and service have never been better! We enjoyed a perfectly spiced cauliflower appetizer , fish tikka, and a perfect lamb curry. Our service was excellent. We look forward to our next trip.

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Mar 10, 2023
Kartik D.
The food and ambiance are awesome.
Business Response:
Thank you very much For your feedback, We really appreciate your time and looking forward to serve you all soon.

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Dec 29, 2022
vj p.
Food was excellent, attentive great service. There was a sizable birthday party beside us but the Chef and his wife made sure all was great.

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Dec 28, 2022
Sundaresh K.
The food was simply superb as always. The service was fantastic too. The ambience is great. The owners are very friendly and gracious. The Owner Chef stopped by our table to say Hello. Thank you for the fantastic dinner. Looking forward to seeing you again in 2023.

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 18, 2022
Polly W.
The food was delicious. Everyone at our table enjoyed it.

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Nov 18, 2022
Carmela C.
WOW! This was my first visit (and my guest's first visits too) to Verandah and I must say that we were all blown away by the food, the service, the ambiance, and the presentation! Everything we tried was flavorful, beautifully plated with precision, and even won praise from my guest that eats Indian food on a regular basis! We cannot wait to return and will tell others about our amazing experience! Thank you!!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 13, 2022
Milton S.
Always an incredible culinary experience. We love this place!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 09, 2022
Bruce W.
We've been here several times and have loved it each time

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 8/10
Oct 03, 2022
Frank B.
Top quality food and superfriendly staff. This is one of Houston's most under-rated restaurants.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 28, 2022
Richard S.
The best, most authentic Indian cuisine in Houston. I love really hot vindaloo and you get it here

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 23, 2022
John E.
We think the food rates in the top 10 restaurants in Houston. Everything about it is outstanding.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 27, 2022
Barbara H.
Service was excellent. Great Houston restaurant week menu. Lamb in the stew was cooked to perfection- so tender and delicious. Thank you for an excellent dining experience.

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Aug 24, 2022
Hilda P.
Best Indian restaurant in Houston.

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Aug 15, 2022
Shalini R.
Amazing Indian food - loved it. We will be back

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 8/10
May 10, 2022
Lynne W.
High cost of location clearly affects menu prices

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 06, 2022
Hilda P.
Best Indian restaurant in Houston. Sophisticated taste in food and service. A must.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 12, 2022
John E.
The food was amazing; every morsel was a taste sensation. Not only did we enjoy the evening, but our dinner companions vowed to return. Houston is fortunate to have such a wonderful restaurant.

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 26, 2022
Jerry J.
I'm on your 2nd tea bag today. I like the tea so far. The honey has turned to sugar in both bottles. Jerry

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 29, 2022
Victoria D.
We loved our experience! The restaurant was clean, beautiful and the food was amazing!

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 30, 2021
Sheetal S.
Food is great. Amazing taste. Loved the ambiance. Service was great! I wish there were more dishes/appetizers with chicken breast (although their dark meat chicken is great).

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 30, 2021
Frederick W.
Great service and even better food!!

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 28, 2021
Randy S.
This is by far the best Indian restaurant in Houston. The food is fantastic and the service is professional and friendly.

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 10, 2021
Hilda P.
BEST INDIAN RESTAURANT IN HOUSTON. GO !

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 26, 2021
Sarasu V.
Everything we ordered was delicious.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 22, 2021
Kristine K.
The food is just wonderful! So delicious.

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Oct 13, 2021
Randy S.
I am so sorry to miss our reservation, but we had a family emergency and I didn’t have an opportunity to cancel ahead of time. We love Verandah, and will book again as soon as we can. Apologies.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 08, 2021
Darrell M.
Best Indian I have had in Houston. Service and setting all great.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 12, 2021
Autum L.
This was my first time trying authentic Indian food and I am in love with it now. There were many great options on the menu. The staff was very patient and attentive to the table. They answered all the questions we had, and we had plenty. The restaurant itself was absolutely beautiful! I will definitely be returning for another great meal in the future.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Ambience: 7/10
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Jul 18, 2021
Bruce B.
The food was really excellent. This is Indian food. at its best. The lamb was especially good and very tender. Service was friendly and fast.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 24, 2021
Carlton S.
We love Verandah!

Overall: 10/10
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May 27, 2021
Ted W.
My wife and I were really impressed with our dinner and experience. We cannot wait to return and bring some friends!!

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 25, 2021
Beverly T.
Nice to enjoy great food in a lovely setting.

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 09, 2021
John B.
Staff was very attentive. Food was excellent.

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 23, 2021
Tyler L.
Amazing! Great food and service even after a statewide emergency earlier that week. We had a wonderful time

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Feb 10, 2021
Roxann E.
The attentive service was so helpful in choosing dishes and wine pairing. The food was amazing!

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 20, 2021
Wayne H.
We have always enjoyed the wonderful food, ambience and conversations with the Chefs of Verandah, and our latest experience was again exceptional. We will be back!!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
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Value: 8/10
Jul 14, 2023
Tom S.
The food was very good, excellent service, nice atmosphere. Wine list was good, better than average but could still improve. We will go back.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 5/10
Value: 8/10
May 15, 2023
Rebecca S.
Overall great- but a little concerning was that some of the wait staff was spoken to harshly by other staff.

Overall: 9/10
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Dec 20, 2022
Bebe W.
We calculated the amount, but difficulty getting you to take more than one credit card, but ultimately you did

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Nov 30, 2022
Megan Z.
This is the best Indian food in Houston. Chef Sumel got passion to make authentic Indian food. We enjoyed

Overall: 9/10
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Value: 8/10
Sep 19, 2021
Waqar Q.
The food, ambience and service was very good and we had a very enjoyable evening. The one thing I would suggest is to end the policy of the $50 fee for cancelling a reservation within 6 hours. Although I can understand why you have this, it is quite off putting and makes me hesitate to make another reservation at your restaurant - no one wants to get into arguments about paying a cancellation fee. I don't know of any other restaurants in Houston that have a cancellation fee for reservations for a small number of people.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 7/10
Apr 27, 2023
David V.
They said parking was free if validated the card. I gave card to the server to be validated but the validation didn’t work still had to pay to exit garage. Something wrong there. Too many hard surfaces peoples voices echoed it was hard to hear my companion even though there was only one other table occupied in the room.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 6/10
Ambience: 10/10
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Jun 10, 2022
Margaret G.
Love this spot. Our server needs a little training but other than that, all was good.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 7/10
Jun 04, 2022
Brent T.
We enjoyed the location, atmosphere and food!

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 7/10
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Value: 7/10
Feb 20, 2022
Sylvan S.
Very nice interior, the food was good but expected a little more nuanced flavors. Service was a little slow but then I would see that as ideal if one was having drinks and talking before, during, and after the meal.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 7/10
Jan 20, 2022
Merlin A.
Shrimp appetizer had too many ingredients that hid the shrimp. Service was excellent, although we didn’t like it that the people at the other table near us were playing a game on the cell phone that we could hear.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 5/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 6/10
Nov 03, 2023
Timothy B.
Wonderful food. Service somewhat confused. Pricey, $175 dinner for two all in.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 5/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 5/10
Jul 11, 2022
Grace L.
The taste of the food was the best part of the entire experience. Ambience was very nice as well. Service was not smooth, very slow and basically not at the same level as the quality of food. Some pricey items, for example: ice tea $7, lemonade $7.50, bread basket (roti and garlic nan) $15. We asked for two side orders of rice because the Butter Chicken and Lamb Chettinad we ordered did not come with rice, they were $9 each! Again, the food was great and I really don't mind the price of the entrees and appetizers we ordered, but these side items & drinks are a bit much.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 7/10
Oct 30, 2021
Gaurav J.
Food was good - dessert was strictly ok.