Thanks to the wonderfully diverse community of residents that call Irving, Texas, home, the city is overflowing with great global restaurants. Included in the mix are some truly sublime Indian restaurants. Whether you’re craving a refreshing desi, comforting dahl, or a flavorsome tandoori, you’re guaranteed to find the ideal place to satisfy your appetite on our round-up of the 10 best Indian restaurants in Irving.
10. Desi District
Where: 6451 Riverside Dr Ste 100, Irving, TX 75039-4687
If you want to satisfy your desi cravings, you’ll find few better places to do it than the aptly titled Desi District. As well as offering a great range of shakes (including Badam Milk, Chikoo, Sitaphal, and Mango), the rest of the menu is equally sublime, as is the welcoming ambiance and great level of service.
9. Saravanaa Bhavan
Where: 8604 N Macarthur Blvd, Irving, TX 75063-4113
Saravanaa Bhavan is the largest South Indian vegetarian restaurant chain in the world and as chains go, it’s pretty unbeatable… at least if the reviews on Trip Advisor are anything to go by. “Ordered the Onion Rava Masala Dosa and the Garlic Nan with Mushroom curry. Was excellent. The service was quick and efficient. I would certainly recommend and go back to this restaurant again,” says one, while another raves, “This restaurant is a great place to try Indian vegetarian food. Trust me once you eat their food you will not miss the meat.”
8. Bombay Chowpatty
Where: 825 W Royal Ln Ste 130, Irving, TX 75039-3901
For a fun take on classic Indian cuisine, you can’t beat Bombay Chowpatty. The menu has a little bit of everything, from the super traditional tandooris to the very much untraditional Pineapple Chocolate Cheese Sandwich. As well as the sit-down food menu, there’s an equally great range of takeout options available, all crafted with the same level of care as you’ll find on the main menu.
7. Underground Indian Cuisine
Where: 220 Las Colinas Blvd E Ste 264, Irving, TX 75039-5812
With excellent service, a lively, bustling ambiance, some great Indo-Chinese options tucked into a menu overflowing with delicious, home cooked treats such as Paya Shorba (a mutton trotter delicacy garnished with brown onion and fresh mint, served with a dash of lemon juice), Tamatar Ka Chatpata Shorba (home style tomato soup), and Dal Shorba (a lentil soup tempered with garlic), and a first rate cocktail bar serving classic mixes with a twist like Mumbai Mule, Indian Heat Pineapple Or Mango Margarita, Bollywood Bloody Mary, and Masala Iced Tea Bombay Sapphire Gin, the Underground Indian Cuisine is great example of a contemporary, forward thinking Indian restaurant.
Where: 7750 N Macarthur Blvd Ste 195, Irving, TX 75063-7524
Anjappar has been in the game since 1964, and it shows. The menu is polished, the staff are experienced, and there’s a timeless appeal to the ambience. The menu is a delight of fresh products carefully shaped into authentic, flavorsome dishes. Expect an array of vegetable appetizers (the Onion Pakoda and Kulipaniyaram (a popular South Indian specialty served with chutney) come particularly recommended), chicken, goat, lamb, and seafood entrees, a great selection of biryanis, and some very special tandooris.
5. Indian Café
Where: 3601 Regent Blvd Ste 150, Irving, TX 75063-2290
The Indian Café promises an “unforgettable experience”, and if the smiling faces on its guests are anything to go by, it more than delivers. With an emphasis on Kerala dishes, the menu is a vivid, electric joy of flavors and spices. While there are enough meat and fish dishes to keep committed carnivores happy, the restaurant also offers a fine line of vegetarian dishes, including aloo peeper roast, chilly paneer, Shabnam curry, and Navaratha korma. Prices are reasonable (the average main comes in at a $13.99) while the atmosphere is fresh, fun and informal. With a takeout option available for customers in a hurry, the Indian Café is the definition of upbeat, contemporary Indian dining.
4. Pasand Indian Cuisine
Where: 2600 N Belt Line Rd, Irving, TX 75062-5245
With an extensive menu featuring a mix of the best of North and South Indian cuisine, the Pasand Indian Cuisine is a great place to try out a range of new and exotic treats created with love by the kitchen’s team of expert chefs. Along with the expansive full course lunch buffet, the menu features a great selection of lentil, vegetable and meat dishes- all affordably priced and all equally delicious.
3. India 101
Where: 3311 Regent Blvd, Irving, TX 75063-3100
If you want Indian food on a palatial scale, you can’t go far wrong with India 101. With over 18,700 square feet of space, it’s North America’s biggest Indian restaurant. Specializing in North Indian, South Indian, Indo-Chinese, and Indian Sweets, it’s the perfect place to treat your taste buds to the full smorgasbord of the sub continent’s best culinary delicacies. The buffet features 101 dishes for the hungry diner, while the fine dining bar and lounge is a great place for a special occasion. Don’t miss a quick stop off at the shop on your way out – the sweets are to-die-for.
2. Urban Tadka
Where: 1800 Market Place Blvd Ste 900, Irving, TX 75063-3903
Urban Tadka offers authentic North Indian cuisine in a warm, welcoming environment. The service is just the right side of attentive, while the menu is varied and rich in distinctive flourishes. Along with a wide array of meat dishes, there’s plenty of options for vegetarians, with must tries including the delectable Gobi Mussalam, Dum Aloo and Egg Bhurji. With most main dishes coming it at the 12-14-dollar mark, and sides averaging 3-4 dollars, it’s a great, affordable option.
1. Our Place Indian Cuisine
Where: 8150 N MacArthur Blvd #150 Irving TX 75063
With a family friendly, welcoming ambiance and a menu that blends the culinary techniques, ingredients, and traditions of the various different regions of India to create a perfectly balanced range of dishes, Our Place Indian Cuisine offers a sublime culinary experience. Guests can expect such treats as Gobi Manchuria (deep fried cauliflower cooked in Manchurian sauce, served with vegetables and fried rice), chilly pakoras (crispy banana peppers in a spiced lentil batter), and Cut Mirchi (chili pakora garnished with spiced onions). The food is excellent, the prices are reasonable, and the experience is one you won’t hesitate in repeating.
Written by Garrett Parker
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