If you’ve been craving adventuring out for some authentic, cultural food we have you covered! The Indian food scene is rapidly growing here, so we’ve rounded up 30+ spots for amazing Indian eats in Dallas, from upscale restaurants to street food vendors. Consider this your DFW Indian food tour of incredible dishes, traditional spices, and lots of flavor!

Updated June 2024



Delhi6 Indian

Amaravati Indian Restaurant

Find this hidden gem inside an Irving strip mall, serving a little bit of everything! Their extensive menu features dosas, biryanis, puvlavs, and beyond, but the highlight here is their breakfast menu! On the weekends, there will be a line out the door for their amazing South Indian breakfast, which includes all the traditional dishes and even a few great combo meal deals. They also have a great chaat buffet on Thursdays, too!

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Owned by two brothers, Delhi6 is a lively and colorful restaurant serving all the traditional Indian eats! Their menu is extensive and it can be tough to decide what to try, so we recommend going with a group so you can order a bunch of dishes to share. Our favorites from the menu are the naan bread, veggie samosas, and gobi Manchurian - a crispy cauliflower tossed in a flavorful sauce. For dessert, you must try the Kulfi, aka Indian ice cream! (Pictured)

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Dine like kings and queens at this palace-themed restaurant! That's right, the exterior of this spot truly looks like an elaborate palace, with giant white columns on the front. Their menu is fit for royalty too, full of amazing Northern Indian dishes. You can also find some amazing deals here, like the weekday lunch plates happy hours with half-priced apps, Tuesday and Wednesday biryani discounts, and an all-you-can-eat buffet from 11am to 3pm Saturdays and Sundays.

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Known to locals as one of the best spots for Indian food in DFW, this award-winning spot is an upscale restaurant meets buffet! You'll find a gorgeous interior with white tablecloths, and a menu full of regional specialties. Our go-to's are the Tandoori Sizzlers, any of the paneer dishes, and Sashmiri Naan -- a sweet take on the savory bread. You can decide if you want to to the buffet, or order a la carte from the menu! 

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How does a plate (or multiple) of home-cooked Indian sound? Mumtaz has been around in DFW for 30 years and counting! Everything is made fresh to order, using traditional recipes and spices. Dine on the comforts of chicken tikka masala or if you’re new to Indian, get adventurous with dishes you might not have ever heard of because there’s no shortage at Mumtaz! We’ll cheers to that - with some chai or lassi, of course! 

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As one of the largest international markets in DFW, this Indo-Pak store has all your grocery needs from Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, and Nepali specialties! Anything you need to make your own authentic dishes from the comfort of your kitchen can be found in its aisles and inside they have their own restaurant! The lunch and dinner buffet has weekly special menus that rotate various dishes for you to try served hot and fresh. So if you need to do a little grocery shopping, knock two birds with one stone and take advantage of the delicious buffet for only $6.99 Tuesday - Sunday! 

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Settle into an intimate restaurant environment filled with smells of all the yummy spices used in traditional dishes! The restaurant's name, Tadka, is a North Indian term for bringing flavor with exotic spices. Among assorted proteins, a common substitute in Indian food is paneer and they have an entire menu category dedicated to dishes featuring paneer main courses. If you’re seeking an authentic meal on a smaller scale, this is definitely the spot! Even the dishes and drinkware feel authentic! 

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Palm India


Inside the adventurous food hall-style eateries in the Dallas Farmers Market are all kinds of cultural cuisines. 8 Cloves is one of those options offering organic Indian fare made with quality ingredients paying homage to the dishes of India. They make their own homemade signature spice blends that make each bite flavorful and delicious. There are vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free menus, as well!

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Al Markaz

Grab some kebabs, curries, and more at the dine-in restaurant while doing some grocery shopping in their market! The restaurant is beautiful considering that it’s attached to a grocery store with its comfy seating and stylish interior. It's a nice setting to sit down and relax either pre or post shopping for some excellent food. Carrollton’s hub of diverse cultural restaurants and stores makes it the perfect home for Al Markaz. After just perusing the photos we’re definitely craving some naan and tikka masala!

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We can't get enough of the apps at this spot! With over 15 starters, we recommend coming here with a group and ordering a few to share. Our favorites include the Samosa Chaat, aka samosas with garbanzo beans, yogurt, chutney, and spices. The Pani Puri, a dish that has recently gone viral on TikTok, is also a must try! They have amazing prices and a huge vegetarian menu, too!

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Palm India

This eclectic spot has a colorful interior, and is known to be one of the only spots in DFW for Malayali and Kerala food! If unfamiliar, this cuisine comes from Kerala, a state on the southwestern coast of India! You'll find a large variety of seafood dishes like fish curry and mackerel coconut curry, plus lots of rice dishes like seven different biryanis. We love it during the colder months as they have several different stew options -- their mutton stew is a unique fan fave! (Pictured)

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For quick and easy but still delicious Indian food, head to one of Roti Grill's locations throughout the metroplex! You’ll find a quick casual restaurant in a modern setting. Order lentil soup and some samosas to start. Enjoy seven vegetarian specials, three platters, a tandoori, or biryani dish for your main. To drink, order the Mango lassi (a mango + yogurt drink) or a spiced chai.

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The cute, black building is hard to miss when passing by! The dine-in area is modest but the food is explosive with natural spices used to pack each dish with flavor. Start off with the housemade naan and load up on various plates like beef, veggie, chicken, biriyani, even goat, duck, and seafood! A dessert we haven’t seen much of can be found here too -- payasam, a sweet, pudding-style treat made with rice, raisins, and cashews. Find daily specials on their Facebook and Instagram!

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India Palace is a Dallas staple for Indian cuisine, serving up some of the best, authentic Indian food in Dallas since 1985 including gluten-free and vegan choices. Dine in for a white tablecloth experience in their trendy, modern interior and you can order takeout or delivery to enjoy at home. Specials are on weekdays from 11am to 2:30pm and served with soup or salad, vegetable of the day, rice and naan! Complete the experience with an Indian drink from the full bar!

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For an incredible evening of Indian food, head to this stunning restaurant in Las Colinas! Their chef has worked in prestigious restaurants across India and Michelin-starred restaurants and designed the menu to be a homage to India's diverse and vibrant flavors. You'll find elevated versions of traditional dishes, creative cocktails, and over-the-top desserts with unique presentations! (Pictured)

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For fine Indian cuisine, Shivas near the aquarium has an upscale interior, a patio and a full bar! The owners successfully opened 2 successful restaurants in Kentucky before opening Shivas here in Dallas. Score lunch specials on classic tikka and briyani dishes and more from 11am to 2pm! If you’re looking for a date night, check out the Royal Dinner for 2 on the full menu which comes with an app, soup, naan, raita, rice, and a dessert! They are closed on Mondays and also have a private room for intimate events. 

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Sheesh Indian Hookah


Another great Indian spot in Carrollton’s corner is BBQ Tonite’s Indo-Pak eatery! Their recipes have been mastered over 16 years and bring a taste of unique culinary innovation with menu categories like BBQ sizzlers that you wouldn’t typically find on an Indian restaurant’s menu. What’s definitely impressive is their expansive dessert menu, so plan to try more than one! Their most popular is a bright orange mango soft-serve ice cream which is served on weekends! Feast on a brunch buffet on Saturdays and Sundays from 11am to 3pm! There are halal and vegetarian options, too.

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Burgers & Curries

Burgers and Curries serves just that, burgers and curries! This Indian food gem was formerly a burger restaurant, and the owners actually decided to keep burgers on the menu, but add a few of their own unique twists. We've been coming here for years, and our go-to's are the Garlic Naan, Paneer Tikka Burger, Dal Makhani, Malai Kofta, and any of their paneer dishes! The spot is popular for both dine-in and carry-out, but In the restaurant, you’ll find TVs playing sports like cricket & football, along with a bar. (Featured header image)

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Coming all the way from San Francisco, Curry up Now is a fast-casual Indian street food concept that puts a creative twist on all the best Indian dishes! You'll find unique fusion eats like Tikka Masala burritos, naan pizzas, Tandoori Fried Chicken Sandwiches, and our favorite, Sexy Fries, an Indian-inspired poutine.

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Whether you love hookah or have an adventurous palate, Sheesh is a must-try! 'Til 2am nightly, you can find an array of fun hookah flavors and a delicious menu of Indian and Pakistani fusion foods, mocktails, coffee, milkshakes, and beyond. We highly recommend the samosas, butter chicken tacos, and pani puri shots! (Pictured)

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Spicy Village Indian Cuisine & Cafe

Spicy food lovers, this spot is for you! Spicy Village's restaurant may be quaint, but they're serving up big time flavor with a menu of over 200 options. You'll find a little bit of everything, like Indo-Chinese fusion noodle dishes, masala fried fish, okra masala, Goat Kheema Pulav, and so much more. True to its name, you'll find lots of chili dishes, and a ton of unique vegetarian options!

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Take a full tour of Indian cuisine via curry, without leaving the metroplex! Curry Bliss's menu highlights dishes and flavors from both North and South India, and they even have separate chefs that specialize in each region. You can explore the buffet any day of the week, but we especially love coming on Tuesdays for their All-You-Can-Eat Dosa Buffet, featuring over 10 types of dosas and uthappams that you can customize with toppings and seasonings!

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India101 is exactly what it sounds like, the 101 to all things Indian foods! Explore a buffet of 101 options, an Indian sweet shop and a bar and lounge with balcony patio access. Plus at 18,700 square feet, it’s one of the largest Indian restaurants in the U.S.! The 101 buffet is the must-try, and you can even create your own buffet platter with 8 items, 1 side, and 1 drink for takeout at just around $20! Vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options are also plentiful here. 

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Find a $15 lunch special at the longest running vegetarian restaurant in Dallas! This peaceful oasis is tucked away in East Dallas, serving as both a beautiful temple and a delicious restaurant. Their buffet features so many amazing options, and they're all vegetarian! Once you grab your food, grab a seat in the garden courtyard to enjoy your meal! (Pictured)

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Our Place brings together DFW locals and Tandoor cooking with a myriad of specialties. Their large menu makes it hard to narrow down what to order because they all sound so incredible! For a taste of everything, the popular option here is opting for the lunch buffet which includes a large selection of meats, curries, soft drinks, and vanilla ice cream! Top it off with one of the imported Indian beers!

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