Top 5: Best Indian Restaurants in Austin

Thank goodness Austin is known as one of the “foodie” cities in America. Our food scene is infamous for the hit trailers, many cuisines, and creative concepts. It brings me so much joy to try new food all the time, especially Indian food! Over the past several years, I’ve searched high and low for the best Indian food restaurants in Austin. Below you will find my top five Indian restaurants in Austin till date.

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Asiana

  • Address: 801 E William Cannon Dr #205, Austin, TX 78745 (South Austin)
  • Parking: There is plenty of parking in the commercial complex.
  • Catering: They cater events and are open all seven days of the week.
  • Suggested order for two: Gobi Manchurian, two mango lassis, chicken tikka masala (or paneer if vegetarian).
  • Description: Even though they have risen in popularity since the first time I went here, the food at Asiana has stayed consistently delicious. One thing about Asiana that I really like is that they excel in both South Indian food and North Indian food! So, go head over there, order yourself a dosa or tikka masala, and enjoy!

Bombay Dhaba

  • Address: 1207 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704 (Central Austin)
  • Parking: There are about five parking spots in front of this purple, black, and green trailer but I’ve never had a hard time getting one.
  • Catering: Bombay Dhaba is the most reasonably priced catering for Indian food in Austin. That being said, they do not cater on Sundays.
  • Suggested order for two: Saag paneer, chicken tikka masala (or paneer if vegetarian), vegetable biryani.
  • Description: This is my go-to Indian restaurant in Austin. Probably because it is centrally located, affordable, and so delicious. Although the menu is shorter in length than other restaurants, you can definitely find something on the regular or lunch menu. There is covered seating right next to the trailer so you don’t have to take your food to-go.

Top 5: Best Indian Restaurants in Austin

Bombay Grill

  • Address: 3201 Bee Caves Rd #148, Austin, TX 78746 (West Austin)
  • Parking: There is plenty of parking in this commercial complex!
  • Catering: Bombay Grill is my go-to catering in Austin. The food stays delicious even when it’s not at the restaurant and they get it to you on time!
  • Suggested order for two: Lunch buffet!!!
  • Description: Bombay Grill has great service, flavorful food, and attentive staff.  If you’re looking for a restaurant that can accommodate a larger party and you want delicious Indian food, this is the place to go!

G’Raj Mahal

  • Address: 73 Rainey St, Austin, TX 78701 (Downtown)
  • Parking: Parking is not-terrible because Rainey street and the streets behind it have plenty of pay to park parking.
  • Catering: This place is the priciest catering of the five but if the flavors here are your favorite, then get them to cater your next event! Also, you can have your next event here if you don’t want to cater their food and they do a great job with that.
  • Suggested order for two: Panipuri appetizers, Malabar curry, chicken tikka masala (or paneer if vegetarian), garlic naan, chai.
  • Description: G’Raj Mahal is located on one of the hippest streets in Austin: Rainey Street. It started out as a simple trailer, but now it’s a brick and mortar with awesome patio spaces. If you go here, I definitely recommend ordering the house chai! Make a reservation because the wait can get long here.

Guide to the Top Five Indian Restaurants in Austin

Papadom

  • Address: 310 Colorado St, Austin, TX 78701 (Downtown)
  • Parking: During peak hours, parking is pretty difficult. Especially since this restaurant is smack dab in the center of downtown. I would either take an uber here or be willing to walk a few streets to find good parking.
  • Catering: I haven’t tried to cater from here yet but I do know that they have take-out.
  • Suggested order for two: Lunch buffet!!!
  • Description: Went here during lunchtime and checked out their delicious lunch buffet. I also ordered à la carte to check out menu quality… and let me tell you. Their paneer tikka masala is easily the best tikka masala I’ve had yet in Austin. Make a reservation if you’re coming here for dinner because those lines go out the door!

So tell me, have you been to any of these restaurants lately? I find that the taste at restaurants improves with time so I always have to keep going back! I’ll update you guys if a new Indian restaurant beats one of these anytime soon. Until then, try out these top five Indian restaurants in Austin, and let me know about your experience!

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Cheers,

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4 Responses to “Top 5: Best Indian Restaurants in Austin

  • I looooooove Indian food! If I ever come to Austin I shall have to check these places out!!! xoxox

  • I’m so craving chicken tikka masala and a mango lassi right now! Great reviews!

    -Kim

  • Completely agree with you. The list she has mentioned is pretty dull. Unless it probably cares to fusion india. My favourite so far for an authentic Indian experience: kumars

    • TheHonestShruth
      3 months ago

      I love Kumar’s! But it didn’t make the list because it is not in Austin, it is in Pflugerville. Also, neither Bombay Dhaba nor Asiana are fusion. If you have any recs in Austin, let me know!

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