Other than its cultures and customs, India is widely known for its exquisite dishes and cuisine. Wherever Indians go, they crave for the taste of authentic Indian food. There are restaurants across the world which serve the best Indian food with the flavour of spices and masalas and make us feel at home. So, here is the list of best Indian restaurants across the globe which serve true authentic Indian dishes. Check them out!
1) Indus – London, England
This restaurant is tucked on the edge of Banstead. Indus has been titled as the “Best Indian Restaurant”. It is a beautifully designed restaurant which serves the best Indian chicken curry which is its trademark. It is seen that most of the restaurants don’t offer much to the vegetarians but this restaurant offers the widest varieties of vegetarian finger-licking food items.
2) Dawat – New York, USA
Dawat has earned several awards for its food and service excellence. This long-standing eatery offers high-end Indian cuisine in a contemporary setting. New York Magazine named this restaurant as “New York’s best and most creative restaurant”. Mrs. Madhu Jaffery, Internationally renowned cook book author is the driving force behind this unique Indian cuisine experience. The authenticity and unique Indian dish experience makes this place the most admired restaurant in New York.
3) Gymkhana – London, England
The Gymkhana is one of London’s new hippest spot. The exclusiveness of this place has been inspired from the Mumbai’s high-status Bombay Gymkhana. They serve the best tandoor oven roasts, sigri charcoal grills and seasonal curries. On weekends there is a long queue outside this place and you can’t get your seats reserved until and unless you are one of the patrons of the restaurant!
4) Bombay Club – Washington
The Bombay Club is a posh old dining room delivering sophisticated Indian meals along with live Piano tunes. This fine dining restaurant is an evocative of exclusive clubs of British Raj in India. Bombay Club serves the yummiest Sev Puri, Tandoori Salmon and warm Naan. This place has a hushed atmosphere and the power crowd consisting of congress people, lawyers, media person etc. are its regular customers.
5) Raga Restaurant – Canada
Raga restaurant has been serving Tandoori Chicken, Curry and authentic Indian dishes since 30 years. It is situated in the heart of Vancouver. This place has a friendly atmosphere, lovely decor and soft lightning. It has been rated in the list of Top 10 Indian Restaurants across the world. This restaurant has been witnessed by many super stars. The menu of Raga has been designed by the famous Chef Kapotra who used to cook for Nehru and Gandhi family.
6) Amaya – London
Amaya is other very popular Indian Restaurant in London. It is owned by The Masala World Group. It is very famous for its great dining with a subtle combination of special Indian dishes, exceptional ambiance and great service. It is known for its exceptional use of spices. The food here is prepared and cooked in a tandoor or on a charcoal grill at the back of the room. If you visit this place then ask for a table by the open kitchen for a view of action taking place inside.
7) Amal At Armani – Dubai
Fresh and innovative regional cuisine is on the menu at Amal at Armani, along with an exciting beverage list and selected teas. Exotic curries and other specialities are prepared tableside, showcasing time-honoured traditional cooking methods and ingredients. You can also enjoy a memorable dining experience with stunning views over the Downtown neighbourhood and The Dubai Fountain.
8) Zaaffran – Sydney
Situated on the waterfront at Darling Harbour, across Cockle Bay and King Street Wharf, Zaaffran is not only Sidney’s best Indian restaurant but also renowned in the world for its exquisite Indian cuisines. It serves authentic Indian food brilliantly presented with breath-taking city skyline views. Zaaffran’s kitchen utilises exotic Indian herbs and spices to provide its diners the best Indian experience they can ever have.
9) Mysore Woodlands- Chicago
For Chicago’s Indian community, all roads lead to Devon Avenue. Vegetarian Mysore Woodlands holds its own amid numerous meat-centric neighbours like the Pakistani institution Sabri-Nihari. Order the Mysore Royal Thali- a seemingly bottomless platter decked with soup, mix-vegetable cutlets, samosas, three different curries and much much more!
10) Punjabi Dhaba- Cambridge
A Dhaba is a roadside stall frequented by Truckers in India. Punjabi Dhaba has long maintained a cult following a decidedly non-trucker crowd in Cambridge. Everyone from college students to hipsters to multigenerational Indian families dine in here. They throng to the counters for generous portions of chicken tikka masala nad shahi paneer sopped with greasy parantha.
11) Junoon – New York City
It’s not often that an Indian restaurant can be described as sexy, but that’s the vibe Junoon gives off. This credit goes to the amber lightning, sandalwood screens and pools with Lotus blossoms. In open kitchen, chefs do their part, presenting elegant updated version of traditional dishes like Hyderabadi Chicken Korma and goat cheese and mango cheesecake.
12) Badmaash – Los Angeles
Chef Pawan Mohendro brings 40 years of his experience to this kitchen. Badmaash in Hindi means naughty and chef adds mischief to both the décor and his servings. Consider the pop art – style images of Gandhi in colourful sunglasses, or the chicken tikka poutine, a nod to his Canadian background.
13) Origin India – Las Vegas
The tranquil Origin India, with its modern furniture against a backdrop of Mughal style archway feels a world away from Vegas. The infrastructure is inspired by the Mughal architecture. The most popular dish served here is Dahi wala Murgh. It also serves the finger-licking Indian snacks such as Pani puri and papri chaat.
14) G’Raj Mahal – Austin
This place consists of Food Trailer park, complete with a tented seating area, waiters and even reservation. G’Raj Mahal serves Kebabs, Samosas, Pakoras and Curries to its customers. It can also be called as a Food Truck.