From white-tablecloth places to cafeteria-style spots, these are our 28 favorite Indian restaurants in the city.
Hannah Albertine, Nikko Duren, Arden Shore & Neha TalrejaNovember 18, 2022
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Neha TalrejaMay 11, 2022
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When you want to eat biryani on your couch, order takeout or delivery from any of the spots on this guide.
Nikko DurenOctober 2, 2020
Lower East Side
This Park Slope spot serves inventive food from Kolkata in a festive space with a wedding party’s worth of colorful gajras hanging from the ceiling.
Neha TalrejaNovember 18, 2022
Kailash Parbat is a spot in Kips Bay where you can get food from almost every region of India.
Thelewala is a fun kati roll and chaat counter open until 2am in Greenwich Village.
At Mamak’s Corner in Midtown's Urban Hawker food hall, you can get your roti stuffed with any meat you want.
Neha TalrejaNovember 1, 2022
Indian Summer is a restaurant in Harlem with sizzling tandoori platters and one of the best plates of duck in the neighborhood.
Neha TalrejaSeptember 27, 2022
The first permanent location for beloved Bengali food cart Tong adds new street foods to their longtime menu of excellent fuchka and chatpati.
Neha TalrejaSeptember 6, 2022
Mint Heights is a charming Brooklyn Heights Indian spot with a standout crab curry.
Carina FinnJuly 20, 2022
This nondescript Prospect Heights restaurant serves incredible Indian food, tasty fusion pizza, and, yes, even good bagels.
Neha TalrejaJuly 18, 2022
Located across from the famous Temple Canteen in Flushing, Dosa Hutt not-so-subtly provides temple-goers and passers-by a similar menu of South Indian food.
Deep makes some of the best frozen Indian food out there, and they also have three counter-service spots where you can grab a kati roll, dosa, or salad.
Indika House is an Indian take-out spot in Bushwick with Indo-Chinese and chaat options that make it worth a name drop.
Neha TalrejaMarch 22, 2022
Express Eatz is a takeout and delivery-only Nepali snack spot in Woodside with momos, chaats, and fried meat sticks that are all worth ordering.
Neha TalrejaMarch 21, 2022
Want to convince someone you’re really good at choosing date-night restaurants? Take them to Semma, a South Indian spot in the West Village.
Hannah AlbertineJanuary 18, 2022
Greenwich VillageUnion Square
After closing their East Village location, this Indian restaurant is now back with a more upscale space near Union Square.
Written byHillary Reinsberg
Kips BayMurray Hill
Vatan is a fun Indian restaurant in Kips Bay where the only option is a vegetarian, all-you-can-eat dinner.
Hannah AlbertineJanuary 14, 2022
Seva is an absolutely fantastic Indian restaurant in Astoria.
Arden ShoreJanuary 14, 2022
Punjabi Grocery & Deli is an NYC institution, like The Met or the Statue of Liberty, serving vegetarian curries and chaat on Houston Street.
NY Dosas serves legendary vegan South Indian food from a cart in Washington Square Park.