About Indian restaurant Kohinoor
The restaurant is located in the central area of Sofia, Bulgaria at 7 "Knyaz Boris I" str., in a quiet street, which offers undisturbed and pleasant experience for our clients and at the same time restaurant Kohinoor is just a few hundred meters off NDK (The National Palace of Culture). You can enjoy wide selection Indian dishes, qualitative wines, selected by leading sommeliers.
Indian restaurant Kohinoor has been awarded several years in a row the reputable "Certificate of Excellence" by TripAdvisor - the most respected traveller website in the world.
Indian restaurant Kohinoor first opened up on 31st March 2008 and since then has been consisently serving authentic Indian cuisine to its customers. The restaurant is widely known amongst Indian food lovers and has earned many recognitions for its excellence. Since 1st December 2013 the restaurant relocated to a new address at 7 "Knyaz Boris I" str., Sofia, Bulgaria. The new location of the restaurant is a whole house with a front summer garden and a winter garden at the back. The first floor of the restaurant has two dining halls - a small and larger one. The second floor features a single spacious dining hal with a fire place.
The name Kohinoor (translated from Hindi – "mountain of light") is the name of 105 carat diamond, which has been the biggest diamond in the world known to people for thousands of years. It has been found in Golkonda in the state of Andhra Pradesh in South India and it had belonged to different Indian and Persian kings that had been fighting over the centuries in order to possess the diamond. Subsequently the diamond Kohinoor becomes property of Crown of the United Kingdom and now it is a part of the royal crown. There is a dispute over the age of the diamond. According to some sources it was found 3200 years BC, and according to others – 5000 years BC. Until 300 years ago the only source of diamonds was Golkonda and then diamond deposits in Brazil were found. We sincerely hope that the Indian restaurant Kohinoor will become a jewel of the authentic Indian restaurants in the very center of Sofia.
India is one of the largest and most populated countries in the world, therefore there is not only one kind of Indian cuisine but it generally can be divided to North, South, East and West. Although that there are lots of common characteristics between different kinds of the Indian cuisine, each region has its own regional specialties and peculiarities. The different typical Indian spices has been grown in India for five thousand years and they were carried to Europe much later.
Today the Indian cuisine enjoys greater and greater interest all over the world, especially in Great Britain, where according to the latest researches, the most favourite dish of all British is the Chicken Tikka Masala, which left behind even the local dishes such as fish and chips. Adding the fact that the Indian food is typically healthful, prepared with a great number of dietetic and healthful products, it is not a wonder that in our world, rapidly developing, when people eat mainly semi-manufactured goods, the Indian food is more and more popular.
The vegetarian dishes are very popular at the Indian restaurants around the world, considering that 30% of the population in India is vegetarian. That’s why vegetarians all over the world prefer Indian cuisine with its great diversity of dishes.