Dallas, Texas has a variety of Indian restaurants in the city and on the outskirts of town. Indian cuisine is diverse, regional, traditional, cultural and includes a variety of spices. Indian restaurants can serve traditional and authentic Indian cuisine or offer fusion dishes on the menu. Vegetarian and vegan options are often on the menu of Indian restaurants. There are many fine Indian restaurants to choose from when dining in Dallas.
10. Vindu de Pasand
Pasand’s Vindu is located at 4701 Frankford Road in Dallas. Vindu, a family restaurant, has been a staple of Dallas Indian cuisine since 1994. It’s casual with a bright, modern design. Prices are reasonable and customer service is good. The menu includes East Indian and West Indian fusion dishes. Vindu offers a large buffet for lunch. The dinner menu includes starters, soups, salads, breads, sides and a variety of Indian dishes made with fresh ingredients. Vindu offers online ordering for take-out and catering.
9. Mumtaz Indian Restaurant
Mumtaz Indian Restaurant is located at 216 West Campbell Road in Richardson, on the outskirts of North Dallas. The restaurant opened 30 years ago. Mumatz serves Punjabi cuisine, including an assortment of spicy curries and tandoori meat. They serve a buffet lunch consisting of 12-15 dishes, including a delicious Andhra-style eggplant served in a tomato and onion sauce. The dinner menu is a la carte and includes starters, soups, salads, breads and desserts. Entrees include seafood, lamb, beef and chicken dishes as well as Biryani, tandoori, chutney and vegetable dishes.
8. Roast Grill
Roti Grill is located in downtown Dallas at 4438 McKinney Avenue. The restaurant is relaxed and laid back offering good service. They offer catering, delivery and catering services. There is an assortment of spicy dishes and the portions are large. The menu includes starters, soups, salads and main dishes, including Biryani, vegetarian and tandoori options. The drinks menu includes Chai Milk Tea and Mango Lassi. The dessert menu includes Kheer rice pudding and traditional Gulab Jamen. The Roti Grill also offers a children’s menu.
7. Underground Indian cuisine
Underground Indian Cuisine is located at 220 Las Colinas Boulevard near Irving, just 15 minutes from downtown Dallas. The restaurant takes its name from its location in the basement of the building. The menu includes North Indian Peshawri dishes as well as Indo-Chinese fusion options. It’s a large menu with many delicious options, including skewer dishes and Tikka, traditional tandoori dishes cooked in low oil. There is a range of Dumpukt vegetable curries. The restaurant is “bring your own drink”, but there is a bar where the bartender serves specialty cocktails.
6. Fine Mughlai Indian Cuisine
Mughlai Fine Indian Cuisine is a chic, upscale restaurant located at 5301 Alpha Road in Dallas. There are 3 locations in the Dallas – Fort Worth area. The restaurant is owned by the Jareed and Sonia Khan family. The menu is authentic Mughlai cuisine served in a traditional and modern style. Dishes are prepared with fresh, quality ingredients. Dishes include Biryanis, Kebabs, Kormas and Pulaos. Favorites are Goat Tikka Masala, Chicken Kadhai and Lachha Paratha. Mughlai offers buffet lunch and a la carte dinner as well as catering.
5. India Chaat Cafe
India Chaat Cafe is located at the Preston Frankford Center at 18101 Preston Road in downtown Dallas. The restaurant serves Chaat and North Indian cuisine. Chef Jinger Singh has over 14 years of culinary experience. The chef serves vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes, including fish, prawns, chicken and lamb. The menu also includes Desi style pizzas, curries, tandoori and wraps. A special menu is available daily before 4:00 p.m. The vibe of India Chaat Cafe is laid back and relaxing.
4. Spices in the city
Spice in the City is located at 1512 Commerce Street in the heart of downtown Dallas. Chef Navin Hariprasad is also a dietician, so his menu is healthy. The menu offers smaller portions of both traditional Indian classics, like Saag Panneer and tiki Masala, and fusion options, like organic chicken curry tacos with Raita. The Chef will adjust the dose of spices to the taste of the guests. The menu is small but offers a range of starters, soups, salads, rice dishes and fresh and vegan vegetable options. The vibe is modern, and Spice in the City has a patio for outdoor dining.
3. Shivas Bar & Grill
Shiva’s Bar and Grill is located at 1001 Ross Avenue in downtown Dallas. The restaurant serves authentic North and South Indian cuisine in a bright pastel interior inside the red brick building. They also have a scale of 1-10 to rate the spiciness of dishes, which is nice whether you like lightly spiced or very spicy dishes. Portions are large. The menu includes dishes ranging from Paneer korma to Biryani with dishes like freshly cut garlic naan and prawn and coconut masala. There is a special called “Royal Meal For Two” which is offered with or without meat. Shivas is open for lunch and dinner. They have a party room that can accommodate up to 20 people and offer catering services.
2. Taj Mahal Restaurant and Bar
The Taj Mahal Restaurant and Bar is located near Meadow Central Plaza at 10455 North Central Expressway in downtown Dallas. The gourmet restaurant serves authentic Indian cuisine in a modern and elegant atmosphere. Chef Gill has over 30 years of culinary experience and creates unique Indian dishes using fresh ingredients, freshly ground spices and fine cuts of meat. Open for lunch and dinner, the menu includes starters, Shorba aur salad, Acbe-e Bahar, Biryani, tandoori, Bahar-e Mahal, Bahar-e-Subz, Achaar and chutney, and desserts. The Taj Mahal also offers a children’s menu.
1. At Kalahandji
Kalahandji’s is located inside the Hare Krishna Temple at 5430 Gurley Avenue in downtown Dallas and has been a staple in the city for nearly 40 years. The atmosphere of the restaurant is serene and the decor is traditional rustic Indian style with a giant tree in the center. Kalahandji’s serves a fusion of authentic traditional Indian Ayuvedic cuisines. The menu is entirely vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free. There is no meat, fish, egg, onion or garlic in the dishes. The menu changes daily, but there is always soup, rice dishes, vegetable curries and Pakora on the menu. The vegetables in the dishes are always fresh. That of Kalahandji is not very expensive. They also have a nice community room for private parties.