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Where to Find the Best Indian Food in Dallas


Dallas, Texas has a variety of Indian restaurants in the city and on the outskirts of the city. Indian cuisine is diverse, regional, traditional, cultural, and includes a variety of spices. Indian restaurants may serve traditional, authentic Indian cuisine or offer fusion dishes on the menu. Vegetarian and vegan options often are featured on the menu of Indian restaurants. There are many fine Indian restaurants to choose from when dining in Dallas.

10. Pasand's Vindu

Pasand's Vindu is located at 4701 Frankford Road in Dallas. Vindu, a family owned restaurant, has been a staple of Dallas Indian cuisine since 1994. It's casual with a bright modern design. Prices are reasonable and customer service is good. The menu includes eastern and western Indian fusion dishes. Vindu offers a large lunch buffet. The dinner menu includes appetizers, soups, salads, breads, sides, and a variety of Indian entrees using fresh ingredients. Vindu offers online ordering for takeout and catering.

9. Mumtaz Indian Restaurant

Mumtaz Indian Restaurant is located at 216 West Campbell Road in Richardson on the outskirts of Northern Dallas. The restaurant opened 30 years ago. Mumatz serves Punjab cuisine including an assortment of spicy curries and tandoori meat. They serve a lunch buffet featuring 12 to 15 items including a delicious Andhra style eggplant served in a tomato and onion sauce. The dinner menu is a la carte and includes appetizers, soups, salads, breads, and desserts. Entrees inludes seafood, lamb, beef and chicken dishes as well as Biryani, tandoori, chutney, and vegetable dishes.

8. Roti Grill

Roti Grill is located in uptown Dallas at 4438 McKinney Avenue. The restaurant is relaxed and casual offering good service. They offer dine-in, delivery, and catering. There is an assortment of spicy dishes, and servings are large. The menu includes appetizers, soups, salads, and entrees including Biryani, vegetarian, and tandoori options. The beverage menu includes Chai milk tea and mango Lassi. The dessert menu includes Kheer rice pudding and traditional Gulab Jamen. Roti Grill also offers a children's menu.

7. Underground Indian Cuisine

Underground Indian Cuisine is located at 220 Las Colinas Boulevard in nearby Irving, just 15 minutes from downtown Dallas. The restaurant gets its name from its location in the basement of the building. The menu includes North Indian Peshawri dishes as well as fusion Indio-Chinese options. It's a large menu with many delicious options including kabob and Tikka dishes, traditional tandoori dishes that are cooked low in oil. There's an array of Dumpukt vegetable curries. The restaurant is "bring your own beverage", but there is a bar where the bartender serves specialty cocktails.

6. Mughlai Fine Indian Cuisine

Mughlai Fine Indian Cuisine is a chic, upscale restaurant located at 5301 Alpha Road in Dallas. There are 3 locations in the Dallas - Fort Worth region. The restaurant is family owned by Jareed and Sonia Khan. The menu is authentic Mughlai cuisine served in traditional and modern style. Dishes are made with fresh, quality ingredients. The dishes include Biryanis, kebabs, Kormas, and Pulaos. Favorites are the Goat Tikka Masala, Kadhai Chicken, and Lachha Paratha. Mughlai offers a lunch buffet and a la carte dinner as well as catering.

5. India Chaat Cafe

India Chaat Cafe is located at the Preston Frankford Center at 18101 Preston Road in downtown Dallas. The restaurant serves Chaat and northern Indian cuisine. Chef Jinger Singh has more than 14 years of culinary experience. Chef serves vegetarian and non-vegetarian options which include fish, shrimp, chicken, and lamb. The menu also includes Desi style pizzas, curries, tandoori and wraps. A special menu is available daily before 4 pm. The ambiance of India Chaat Cafe is casual and relaxing.

4. Spice in the City

Spice in the City is located at 1512 Commerce Street in the heart of downtown Dallas. Chef Navin Hariprasad is also a dietician, so his menu is healthy. The menu features smaller portions of Indian classics both traditional, like Saag Panneer and tiki Masala, and fusion options, like organic chicken curry tacos with Raita. The Chef will adjust the level of spices to diners' liking. The menu is small but features an array of appetizers, soups, salads, rice dishes, and fresh vegetable and vegan options. The ambiance is modern, and Spice in the City has a patio for al fresco dining.

3. Shivas Bar and Grill

Shiva's Bar and Grill is located at 1001 Ross Avenue in downtown Dallas. The restaurant serves authentic northern and southern Indian cuisine in a bright pastel interior inside of the red brick building. They also have a 1-10 scale to rate the dishes spiciness which is nice whether you like mildly spicy or very spicy dishes. The servings are large. The menu includes dishes from Paneer korma to Biryani with items like fresh cut garlic naan and shrimp coconut Masala. There's a special called "Royal Meal For Two" that is offered with meat or without. Shivas is open for lunch and dinner. They have a party room for up to 20 guests and offer catering services.

2. Taj Mahal Restaurant and Bar

Taj Mahal Restaurant and Bar is located near Meadow Central Plaza at 10455 North Central Expressway in downtown Dallas. The fine dining restaurant serves authentic Indian cuisine in a modern, sleek atmosphere. Chef Gill has over 30 years of culinary experience and creates unique Indian dishes using fresh ingredients, fresh ground spices, and fine cuts of meat. Open for lunch and dinner, the menu includes appetizers, Shorba aur salad, Acbe-e Bahar, Biryani, tandoori, Bahar-e Mahal, Bahar-e-Subz, Achaar and chutney, and desserts. Taj Mahal also offers a children's'menu.

1. Kalahandji's

Kalahandji's is located inside the Hare Krishna temple at 5430 Gurley Avenue in downtown Dallas and has been a staple in the city for nearly 40 years. The atmosphere in the restaurant is serene and the decor is a traditional rustic Indian style with a giant tree in the center. Kalahandji's serves a fusion of authentic Indian Ayuvedic traditional cuisine. The menu is completely vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free. There is no meat, fish, egg, onion or garlic in the dishes. The menu changes daily, but there is always soup, rice dishes, vegetable curries, and Pakora on the menu. Vegetables in the dishes are always fresh. Kalahandji's is not very expensive. They also have a nice community room for private parties.

Liz Flynn

Written by Liz Flynn

Liz Flynn has worked as a full-time writer since 2010 after leaving a career in education. She finds almost all topics she writes about interesting, but her favorite subjects are travel and food. Liz loves the process of researching information, learning new things, and putting into words what others who share her interests might like to read. Although she spends most of her time writing, she also enjoys spending time with her husband and four children, watching films, cooking, dining out, reading, motorsports, gaming, and walking along the beach next to her house with her dog.

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