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50 Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603-7601
11:00 - 22:00
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New Woodstock, New York
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

While I was in Poughkeepsie on a family matter, I stopped in, hoping to grab some lunch. I arrived a little late (3:30) and noted for future reference that they have daily lunch specials of $5.95 (ending at 3 pm) and special pricing on Tuesdays, where for $5.95 one can order a number of different entrees, to get a little... More 

Thank inthewoods2016
Tillson, New York
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137 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015

Looking for lunch near Vassar and decided to give it a try. We usually choose restaurants which have a full buffet and Kismat doesn't have that option on weekdays so we went for the second-best option which was the $5.95 lunch special. We chose a chicken jalfarezi and a shrimp tikka masala. While we were waiting for our food the... More 

Thank neilepi
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84 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2015

My husband and I stopped in on a whim. We had papadum, shamm savera (spinach and cotrage cheese dumplings - which had been frozen)- vegetable samosa, which my husband deemed "ok", and then good chicken tikka masala and very good shrimp curry, nan and raita. We had enough for leftovers, and found the owner to be very pleasant. The place... More 

4 Thank lkmilsom
Ranson, West Virginia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2014

OK place, could be cleaner. Decent Indian food, but not amazing. Most dishes tasted very sweet. Close to Vassar and probably only Indian food.

2 Thank MelissaFlipski
Buffalo, New York
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014

This place is a health hazard. I don’t typically write reviews, but every so often an experience comes along that compels one to speak out so that others can learn from my mistake. While visiting Poughkeepsie, I decided to find a place to get some Indian since it is my favorite food, and I need my fix every other week... More 

7 Thank P M
New York City, New York
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

I've eaten a lot of Indian food, and I loved this place. The waiter (owner?) was friendly and helpful, and asked any questions we had, and gave us lunch special prices on a Sunday! The food was tasty, fresh, and every dish was very different. It wasn't the best mango lassi I've had, but that's a small detail. I was... More 

3 Thank Carole B
Chachoengsao Province, Thailand
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2014

I met a friend here for lunch; they had never had Indian food before and were up for something new. We had the Chicken Tikka Masala lunch special. It was fine. I thought the sauce for this was a little thin but flavorful. We also had Garlic Naan, while I asked for LOTS of Garlic, it came with what I... More 

2 Thank Highlander64
Westchester County NY
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72 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2014

We had lunch here today. The trip advisor reviews looked pretty good so why not. We do not care if a restaurant is fancy. We have had South Indian, North Indian and Pakistani food in many major cities in the United States, from street vendors to high-end restaurants. This was the worst Indian food we have ever had. First, no... More 

5 Thank russrobin
Buford, Georgia
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218 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2014

On a recent visit back home to Poughkeepsie we were excited to find that Indian cuisine has finally arrived in the old hometown. We're regular diners at Indian restaurants in the Atlanta area and thanks to the ratings on TripAdvisor we gave Kismat a try with some friends. It was very good. First off, this restaurant is essentially a hole... More 

2 Thank biscardicreative
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131 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2014

Just before the traffic circle leading into Vassar there is a row of small ethnic eateries, including Kismat, so it is clearly a college-oriented restaurant offering informal dining, reasonable prices, and not a lot of frills. Since we love Indian food, it is worth a long drive for us to get here because they offer a large menu and very... More 

1 Thank GilBagnell

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603-7601
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Poughkeepsie

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