Most people know Indian dishes are known for having bold and exotic flavoring (curry spice being one of the most extensively used in the cuisine). But not everyone knows how rich and widespread Indian cuisine is. Even in Houston, there are tons of great options to try. There are so many more Indian food options than just samosas or tikka masala (no knock on these, they’re delicious) If you like exploring new foods and flavors, below is a comprehensive list of the best Indian restaurants in Houston. Whether you’re an Indian food veteran, or are looking to expand your palate, this list will help you navigate the Indian food culture in Houston.

And remember, with all the restrictions surrounding Coronavirus concerns, delivery and carry-out options are a great alternative to dine-in options. Although Texas began moving ahead with their re-openings plans, as of this week, they saw a spike in cases and have paused. While you can still enjoy outdoor seating or capacity limited indoor dining, ordering food delivery/carry-out will be the safest option for you and your family. Try any of these great Indian restaurants below and enjoy a meal at home in front of the tv, outside, or with your family.

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Deli Deluxe

Desi Kitchen

Maharaja Bhog

Kiran's Restaurant

Flying Idlis

Khyber Restaurant

Tandoorish Indian Cuisine Restaurant

Tarka Indian Kitchen

Shiv Sagar

Mogul Indian Restaurant

Amma's Restaurant Indian Cuisine

India's Restaurant

Nirvana Indian Restaurant

Cowboys & Indians Tex-In Kitchen

Cafe India

Annam Indian Cuisine

Udipi Cafe

Narin's Bombay Brasserie

Ashiana

Indika

Biryani Pot

Shri Balaji Bhavan

Surya India

Shiva Indian Restaurant

Bawarchi Indian Cuisine | Indian Restaurant In Houston


See below for more detailed information about the top Indian restaurants:

Deli Deluxe

1001 McKinney St, Houston, TX 77002, United States

Unassuming underground pit stop for classic American breakfasts & sandwiches, plus Indian food.

Comfort food · Small plates · Quick bite

4.7 Stars, 185 Reviews, $


Desi Kitchen

2402 Bay Area Blvd ste a, Houston, TX 77058, United States

Comfort food · Small plates · Quick bite

4.5 Stars, 243 Reviews, Price n/a


Maharaja Bhog

8338 Southwest Fwy, Houston, TX 77074, United States

This upscale, yet relaxed restaurant serves Indian cuisine, featuring vegetarian Thali dishes.

All you can eat · Comfort food · Healthy options

4.4 Stars, 2,399 Reviews, $$


Kiran's Restaurant

2925 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77098, United States

Upscale eatery serving inventive Indian fusion fare served à la carte or as part of a tasting menu.

Happy hour food · Happy hour drinks · Comfort food

4.4 Stars,  747 Reviews, $$$


Flying Idlis

9411 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77063, United States

Casual, contemporary breakfast stop serving South Indian idlis & dosas, plus lunch thalis.

Comfort food · Small plates · Quick bite

4.4 Stars, 632 Reviews, $


Khyber Restaurant

2510 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77098, United States

Northern Indian & Pakistani eats are served at this casual mainstay with a buffet at lunch.

All you can eat · Comfort food · Healthy options

4.3 Stars, 353 Reviews, $$


Tandoorish Indian Cuisine Restaurant

9135 West Sam Houston Pkwy N #400, Houston, TX 77064, United States

Unassuming restaurant supplying traditional Indian specialties & an all-you-can-eat lunch buffet.

All you can eat · Comfort food · Outdoor seating

4.3 Stars, 308 Reviews, $$


Tarka Indian Kitchen

721 W 19th St #7, Houston, TX 77008, United States

Local counter-serve chain dishing up Indian curries, kebabs & more in a contemporary setting.

Comfort food · Outdoor seating · Small plates

4.2 Stars, 1,119 Reviews, $$


Shiv Sagar

6662 Southwest Fwy, Houston, TX 77074, United States

Strip-mall Indian restaurant serving an extensive array of hearty vegetarian fare.

Comfort food · Small plates · Quick bite

4.2 Stars, 1,297 Reviews, $



Mogul Indian Restaurant

1055 Bay Area Blvd, Houston, TX 77058, United States

Large Indian eatery covers familiar dishes via a lunch buffet & an à la carte menu in the evenings.

Reservations required · All you can eat · Happy hour drinks

4.2 Stars, 515 Reviews, $$


Amma's Restaurant Indian Cuisine

3750 S Houston Levee Rd #107, Collierville, TN 38017, United States

Comfort food · Small plates · Quick bite

4.2 Stars, 34 Reviews, Price n/a


India's Restaurant

5704 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77057, United States

No-frills spot for classic Indian eats such as tandoori chicken & daal with a bargain lunch buffet.

All you can eat · Comfort food · Healthy options

4.1 Stars, 679 Reviews, $$


Nirvana Indian Restaurant

14545 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77079, United States

Destination for Indian buffet at lunch & table service at dinner, plus a no-corkage-fee BYOB policy.

All you can eat · Comfort food · Quick bite

4.1 Stars, 879 Reviews, $$


Cowboys & Indians Tex-In Kitchen

1901 Taft St, Houston, TX 77006, United States

Easygoing eatery offering Indian & Southern fare such as burgers & kebabs in low-key surrounds.

Happy hour food · Happy hour drinks · Comfort food

4.1 Stars, 397 Reviews, $$


Cafe India

9211 West Rd # 131, Houston, TX 77064, United States

Casual Indian cafe serving tandoor dishes, butter chicken & other classics for dine-in or delivery.

All you can eat · Comfort food · Small plates

4.1 Stars, 252 Reviews, $


Annam Indian Cuisine

1029 Hwy 6, Houston, TX 77079, United States

Cozy, simple restaurant offering classic Indian fare, plus a weekend lunch buffet & dinner specials.

All you can eat · Comfort food · Small plates

4.1 Stars, 385 Reviews, $$


Udipi Cafe

5959 Hillcroft St, Houston, TX 77036, United States

Modest but bustling Indian cafe serving vegetarian-only dishes at a lunch buffet & à la carte.

All you can eat · Comfort food · Small plates

4.1 Stars, 566 Reviews, $


Narin's Bombay Brasserie

3005 W Loop S, Houston, TX 77027, United States

Spacious, stylish Indian restaurant with à la carte options & a lunch buffet, plus a full bar.

All you can eat · Comfort food · Small plates

4.0 Stars, 689 Reviews, $$


Ashiana

12610 Briar Forest Dr, Houston, TX 77077, United States

Traditional Indian dishes & a full wine list plus a lunch buffet are offered in a simple setting.

All you can eat · Comfort food · Small plates

4.0 Stars, 350 Reviews, $$


Indika

516 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006, United States

Well known option for innovative Indian dishes & handcrafted cocktails in modern, airy environs.

Happy hour food · Happy hour drinks · Outdoor seating

4.0 Stars, 391 Reviews, $$$


Biryani Pot

6509 Westheimer Rd B, Houston, TX 77057, United States

Hyderabadi-Indian chain serving biryani, tandoori fare & other traditional dishes in a warm space.

Comfort food · Small plates · Quick bite

3.9 Stars, 1,374 Reviews, $$


Shri Balaji Bhavan

5655 Hillcroft St, Houston, TX 77036, United States

Spicy South Indian vegetarian fare is on the menu at this storefront counter-service eatery.

Comfort food · Small plates · Quick bite

3.9 Stars, 743 Reviews, $


Surya India

700 Durham Dr, Houston, TX 77007, United States

Warm, casual eatery offering upscale North Indian fare such as veggie samosas plus wine & cocktails.

Comfort food · Small plates · Healthy options

3.9 Stars, 273 Reviews, $$


Shiva Indian Restaurant

2514 Times Blvd, Houston, TX 77005, United States

Laid-back eatery serving a variety of familiar dishes such as tandoori chicken, saag paneer & naan.

All you can eat · Comfort food · Small plates

3.9 Stars, 478 Reviews, $$


Bawarchi Indian Cuisine | Indian Restaurant In Houston

2922 Hillcroft St, Houston, TX 77057, United States "Indian chain restaurant offering traditional dishes such as grilled chicken, kebabs & more.

Happy hour drinks · Comfort food · Breakfast

3.8 Stars, 931 Reviews, $$


As you’ll see, there are lots of great options to find the meal you’re looking for. If you don’t feel like eating out, and would rather stay at home, remember you can still get all these great meals in the comfort of your house with food delivery.

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