A South Indian cafeteria below a Hindu Temple in Flushing, Temple Canteen is well known among the Indian community and the most serious of Indian food enthusiasts. Originally the food here was just made as an offering to the gods, but now it’s an offering to you, too. Everything on the menu is vegetarian, and you won’t find better dosas in town. On your way out, make sure to look into the gift shop.
Where we've featured it
From white-tablecloth places to cafeteria-style spots, these are our 27 favorite Indian restaurants in the city.
More spots in FlushingSee more
Szechuan Mountain House 川山甲
Szechuan Mountain House is a casual Szechuan spot in Flushing that makes some of our mapo tofu in the city.
More Indian spotsSee more
Hampton Chutney Co.
Hampton Chutney Co. is a counter-service spot in Soho where you can get a sandwich, a salad, or a dosa the size of your arm. Try it for a quick lunch.
Gazab should be your go-to on the Lower East Side for a casual weeknight dinner full of delicious Indian dishes.
Bukhara Grill is an Indian restaurant in Midtown East that makes some of the best dal in the city.
Suggested by our writers
Adda is a great casual Indian restaurant in Long Island City, and you should be planning a trip here for some curry and cheesy naan.
Moti Mahal Delux
Moti Mahal Delux, on the Upper East Side, is the first US franchise of the massive Indian restaurant chain from New Delhi.
Rahi is an Indian restaurant in the West Village with great, inventive food, and it typically isn’t too hard to get a table here.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more