Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on May 12, 2022 and last updated on November 15, 2023. Please refer to restaurant websites and social media pages for the most up-to-date information.
The Indian food scene in Dallas has definitely expanded in the last few years. A slew of outstanding Indian restaurants have risen to the top of the food chain, offering casual to fine dining, imaginative menus, and everything in between. Here are some of the best Indian restaurants in Dallas that you should give a try. For more recommendations on the best restaurants to eat and drink around Dallas, check out our city page.
Hyderabadi Biryani and BBQ
11276 Harry Hines Blvd #103, Dallas, TX 75229
Hyderabadi Biryani & BBQ is an excellent Indian restaurant in Dallas. They offer delicious meals for a reasonable price. With organic spices and herbs directly from Hyderabad, India, the restaurant serves truly authentic Hyderabadi cuisine. Some must try’s are the Hyderabadi Mutton Biryani, butter chicken curry, and the chicken Tikka Masala. To top your meal off, Gulab Jamoon is a good dessert choice.
12817 Preston Rd#105, Dallas, TX 75230
For the past twelve years, one of Dallas’ observers has selected India Palace as the best restaurant that offers Indian cuisine. The restaurant has been reviewed and lauded by publications such as the Dallas and Zagat Survey for making delicious and high quality meals. All of the restaurant dishes are made with the finest ingredients and carefully blended with fiery and zesty spices to provide the full flavor of Indian cuisine. Additionally, they also offer gluten-free or vegetarian options. Check out their restaurant for a selection of dishes including seafood, salad, and lamb at wallet-friendly prices.
5430 Gurley Ave, Dallas, TX 75223
Kalachandji’s is the oldest vegan restaurant in the region, having served guests and diners for 39 years. They follow the age-old Ayurvedic method of cooking using only the freshest products in their recipes and ensuring wellness for the body, mind, and spirit. Their goal is to serve vegetarian cuisine that pleases the palette, promotes excellent health, calms the mind, and raises consciousness. We recommend trying soups such as their Lentil, Dal, or Mungbean soup.
Mughlai Fine Indian Cuisine
5301 Alpha Rd Suite 14, Dallas, TX 75240
At Mughlai Fine Indian Cuisine, you’ll find white tablecloths and delicious Mughlai (of course) in one of the best Indian restaurants Dallas. You’ll find delicious, buttery chicken tikka masala, tandoori chicken, lamb biryani, and the best garlic naan bread in Texas! Seriously, the chicken tikka masala is next to none and goes great with their Roti or naan.
17370 Preston Rd # 490, Dallas, TX 75252
Mumbai Grill is a fine dining Indian restaurant offering North Indian cuisine. Their head chef has been in the practice of making Indian cuisine for over two decades and has created outstanding recipes for various restaurants before deciding to open his own. The restaurant’s name is derived from the chef’s favorite place in India. Some popular favorites include Chicken Tikka, Saag Paneer, and Aloo Gobi.
1800 Market Pl Blvd# 190, Irving, TX 75063
(469) 420- 9920
The word Tadka comes from North India which translates to a method of flavoring meals with authentic indian food using exotic spices. Urban Tadka fuses modern and tradition flavors to produce delicious flavors. The cuisine at Urban Tadka features dishes from Punjab’s undivided territory in all of its splendor. Try out the Daal Makhani, Korma, or the Kashmiri Chicken.
4701 Frankford Rd# 237, Dallas, TX 75287
Vindu is a Dallas-based Indian restaurant on Frankford Road. It celebrates authentic good indian food with their traditional pan-Indian menu items and dishes created in their Tandoori ovens. We recommend trying the goat curry, Masala Dosa, or anything of their Tandoori items. If you want to try a little bit of everything, a Thali dinner might also be an excellent choice.
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Kuppanna | South Indian Restaurant Plano
1301 CUSTER RD #510a, PLANO, TX 75075
+1 (469) 409-3123
Kuppanna’s serves authentic South asian food with flavors passed down through generations. Their signature dishes like Kongu chicken biryani, cauliflower manchurian, and mutton kongu varuval offer bold, lingering flavors. The restaurant focuses on fresh, high-quality ingredients cooked to perfection. Diners can enjoy the food in a soothing, peaceful environment – the perfect spot to savor Kuppanna’s delicious tastes and good vibes.
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India Chaat Cafe
18101 Preston Rd, Dallas, TX 75252-6602
India Chaat Cafe invites you to experience the lively indian vibrant flavors of authentic North Indian cuisine in a casual yet vibrant setting. Savor delicious vegetarian dishes and non-vegetarian specialties like flavorful curries, crisp dosas, and chaat – tangy street snack creations bursting with spice. Their traditional clay oven produces succulent meat kebabs, malai kofta, chana masala and naan breads is a perfect blend, while the daily lunch buffet menu showcases regional dishes. With flavorsome chai, creamy lassis, and satisfying biryanis rounding out the menu, India Chaat Cafe is the perfect place to discover the diverse tastes of indian food in Dallas. The cheerful decor and attentive service complete the transportive dining experience.
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Taj Mahal Indian Restaurant & Bar
10219 N Central Expy, Dallas, TX 75231
Tucked away in a cozy storefront along a busy Dallas street, India Chaat Cafe transports you to the lively flavors of North India. The cheerful yet intimate dining room is decked out with traditional decor, from colorful murals to embroidered tapestries. Specializing in vegetarian and tandoori dishes, their menu stars regional staples like crispy samosas, tangy chaat – chickpea and potato bites doused in tamarind chutney, and fiery curries bursting with fresh spices. The tandoor oven produces smoky, charred naan and perfectly charred tandoori chicken, marinated in yogurt and spices. Don’t miss the daily lunch buffet, where you can sample staples like saag paneer and fragrant biryani rice. India Chaat Cafe brings hard-to-find flavors of Northern India to Dallas in a cozy, festive setting.
4438 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75205-4212
Tucked away in a Dallas strip mall, Roti Grill brings fast , fresh North texas Indian flavors to the neighborhood. Their efficient cafeteria-style service belies carefully spiced curries, crispy samosas, and fluffy naan hot from the tandoor. Roti Grill specializes in indian classics vegetarian dishes like saag paneer and chana masala, with chicken and lamb options for non-vegetarians. Grab a mango lassi and your tray of food, then settle in at a casual table to enjoy piping hot dishes made to order. With authentic spice blends and family recipes, Roti Grill makes Indian comfort food accessible with friendly service and affordable. Their fanbase agrees – this local spot satisfies cravings for rich curries and pillowy naan, hassle-free.