Below is a list of the top and leading Indian Restaurants in Houston. To help you find the best Indian Restaurants located near you in Houston, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
Houston’s Best Indian Restaurants:
The top rated Indian Restaurants in Houston are:
- Maharaja Bhog – signature Rajasthani and Gujarati dishes served in bronze thalis
- Biryani Pot – traditional Hyderabadi Dum Biryani
- Pondicheri – mouth-watering fusion of India’s regional specialties
- Tarka Indian Kitchen – diverse menu seasoned with spiced hot oil
- Nirvana Indian Restaurant – provides halal dish choices to all occasions
Maharaja Bhog means food offered to royalties. It is owned and managed by Maheshwari Foods and Hospitality Pvt Ltd and its subsidiaries. They offer signature Rajasthani and Gujarati dishes. The fine-dining restaurant only uses bronze thalis when serving their mouth-watering meals. Bronze is highly regarded in Buddhism and believed to be sacred.
A unique culinary offering of the establishment is their premium vegetarian thali. It is an unlimited buffet that consists of appetizers, entrees, desserts, and beverages. Chefs serve vegan, gluten-free and nut-free options.
Vegetarian Thali, Meal Boxes, Catering
So far the best Indian restaurant I have been to in Houston. Best place for vegetarians especially. The quality of food deserves 9 on 10. There is plenty of variety and I enjoyed the royal hospitality. There was not even one dish that disappointed me. Highly recommended.” –Vinodhini R.
Biryani Pot specializes in Hyderabadi Dum Biryani which is native to the city of Hyderabad. The city is touted as the Biryani capital of Southern India. Biryani cooked using the dum method is undoubtedly flavorful. While the regular biryani cooks the meat separately from the rice, the Dum Biryani mixes it all together.
The food house has roughly 95 meal options listed in its menu that can be both enjoyed during lunch and dinner. It includes various types of breads, grilled meats, and curries. Each dish is prepared and cooked patiently with select spice, herb, and condiments. This lets the ingredients harmonize and achieve the desired taste and aroma.
Soups, Vegetarian & Non-vegetarian appetizers, Tandoor/Grill, Breads, Entrées(Vegetarian, Goat, Seafood, Signature Biryani & rice), Desserts, Drinks
“Great Indian food with very generous portion size. I recommended eating here as a group since you can order several dishes and share.” –Thuan Pham
Pondicheri is founded by Anita Jaisinghani in 2011. She mixed Ayurveda, regional specialty recipes and the power of spices. The complex menu drew inspiration from India’s regional specialties. These are Punjab’s parathas, Kerala province’s fish curries, Goa’s vindaloos, and Sindh’s millet rotis. The restaurant has skillfully mastered each dish that people acquainted with the original version, appreciate theirs as well. Every day the café staffs are in a quest to source the freshest and premium products.
Breakfast all day, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Wine + Beer, Spirits
“The customer service was excellent and the food was very tasty. Definitely something you don’t just find anywhere. I enjoyed the music that played throughout the day. It helped bring the ambiance. Would come back.” –Devonte Collins
Tarka Indian Kitchen
Tarka Indian Kitchen utilizes the method where spices in hot oil are used to season food. The restaurant offers an appetizing array of dishes. One is their diverse curry menu where guests can choose from chicken, vegetable, lamb, paneer or shrimp. Another is the grilled main dish, served with vegetables, aromatic basmati rice and a chutney from mint, yogurt, and tamarind, called kabobs. Next is their biryanis, where the basmati rice is mixed with garlic, onions, ginger, spices and partnered with yogurt-cucumber sauce. Lastly, for vegans, a sumptuous mix of dishes that tailors to their diet restrictions.
Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, Nuts, Starters, Curries, Soups & Salads, Kids Menu, Kabobs, Fresh Breads, Biryanis, Desserts, Beverages
“Nice family-friendly environment. Food was good. I had the Chicken Curry and naan bread. I should have gotten an appetizer.” –Wilson Arnolds
Nirvana Indian Restaurant
Nirvana Indian Restaurant is proudly halal certified. They have been in the industry for over 15 years and have mastered Indian cuisines. Their prices are affordable and are a good value for money. Nirvana can attend to all sorts of celebrations and events. These can be outdoor or indoor parties, weddings and birthdays. A banquet set up in private venues and hotels is offered free without any charge. During merriments, the restaurant imposes a BYOB rule, as they do not cater to alcoholic drinks requests.
Halal Turkey, Lamb Roganjosh, Appetizer, Soups, Salads, Rice, Bread, Grilled Items, Chicken, Seafood, Lamb & Goat, Vegetarian, Platter (Vegetarian & Tandoori), Desserts
“Yummy lunch buffet. They have a dinner buffet for dinners on Monday and Tuesday. Always left satisfied. I eat here at least once or twice a month. There’s a lot of Indian restaurants in Houston, but this is one of the better! Their desserts are A++.” –Joe S.
Jeanie Burford is a reporter for Kev’s Best. After graduating from UCLA, Amy got an internship at a local radio station and worked as a beat reporter and producer. Jeanie has also worked as a columnist for The Brookings Register. Amy covers economy and community events for Kev’s Best.