Below is a list of the top and leading Indian Restaurants in Philadelphia. To help you find the best Indian Restaurants located near you in Philadelphia, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
Philadelphia’s Best Indian Restaurants:
The top rated Indian Restaurants in Philadelphia are:
- Veda – Modern Indian Bistro – wise concoction of curries and spices
- New Delhi Indian Restaurant – pioneer Indian restaurant in Philadelphia
- Lovash Indian Restaurant – complex menu with vegan and Halal options
- Desi Village Indian Restaurant – uses native village recipe of Chicken Tikka Masala
- Rangoli: Vibrant Flavors Of India – preservative and additive-free specialties
Veda – Modern Indian Bistro
Veda – Modern Indian Bistro is anchored in the teachings of Ancient Hinduism. Notably, its name Veda comes from the Sanskrit word Vid which literally meant wisdom. They have learned the traditional way of cooking Indian dishes and modernizes its look to increase its palatability. Along with that, they have added a modern twist that has preserved the original flavor. The bistro wanted to share the culture of India with not just the spices and curries which the country is known for. But also through dedication, passion, and love.
Lunch Thali Specials, Dinner, Brunch, Dessert, Party Trays, Drinks
“Extraordinary dining experience. Everything we ordered was prepared perfectly. Excellent selection of classic Indian dishes and a large beer, wine, and cocktail menu. Would definitely come here again.” –Jonathan Mawdsley
New Delhi Indian Restaurant
New Delhi Indian Restaurant is built and opened in 1988 making it the first Indian restaurant in Philadelphia. Hardev Singh its creative chef, started first in the streets of New York City. It was in the later years of 1960. Nowadays the restaurant is managed by Hardev’s son Josh, Rick and Kyle Singh. In spite of the change in management, schools nearby are their loyal patrons. Especially true with frequent visits of academicians, students, and faculties. The quality of the dishes served are combined with the exceptional ambiance and accommodating atmosphere at the restaurant.
Appetizers, Tandoori Delights, Vegetable Corner, Chicken Specialties, Meat Delights, Seafood Delicacies, Biryanis, Accompaniments, Tandoori Breads, Desserts, Beverages
“One of the best Indian restaurants around. The buffet is great with many good vegetarian options. Student-friendly prices don’t forget your student ID.” –Apoorv Gogar
Lovash Indian Restaurant
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Lovash Indian Restaurant offers vegan, vegetarian-friendly and Halal food meals. In particular, their dishes are all freshly made with the highest quality of ingredients. The menu shows the crowd favorite thali, samosa, roti, naan, and tandoor se. To better savor the offerings of the restaurant they now run an indoor bar. Lovash accommodates walk-ins, reservations for private functions, and food delivery free of charge. Philly residents can bond with family or friends with their inviting environment and certified culinary specials.
Surf & Turf Curries, Breads, Tandoor Se, Basmati Rice Specials, Kids Menu, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Soups, Salads
“I like this restaurant a lot. there is a nice air. The food is very tasty. the service is powerful and the crew is friendly. The price is modest. extremely recommend.” –Luka Carr
Desi Village Indian Restaurant
Desi Village Indian Restaurant caters to the food cravings of the Philadelphia community. It recently introduced its own version of pizza in a box. Their food masterpieces are a reflection of the unaltered recipes of people in Indian villages. One of their succulent offerings is their high regarded Chicken Tikka Masala. Not to be left behind is the fusion of kaffir lime, coconut milk, and tofu in Thali delicacies.
Bhel Puri, Chicken Pakora, Shrimp Til Tikka, Mulligatawny Soup, Yakhni Soup, Shahi Chicken Korma, Chicken Jalfrezi, Bhuna Lamb, Lamb Karahi, Saag Lamb
“This place is awesome! Convenient prices, large dishes, and the staff members are regularly nice.” –Robert Card
Rangoli: Vibrant Flavors Of India
Rangoli: Vibrant Flavors Of India takes the art of cooking seriously. For their preparation, spices are pounded the same day to maintain their aroma. And the food is cooked with natural ingredients without any artificial flavors and preservatives. Diners professed their amazement with the mysterious charm each dish held. Which is further fueled by its unique aroma and piquant flavor. They are skilled in tapping the culinary potential of each spice which can be savored in their goat, lamb, chicken, South Indian specialties and more.
Appetizers, Tandoor Specials, Specialties (Vegan, Vegetarian, Shrimp, Chicken, Fish, Lamb & Goat), Homemade Indian Breads, Rice Specialties, South Indian Dishes, Desserts, Drinks
“Delicious food at affordable prices. They also have a very good service. No delay in serving the food.” –Peter Christopher
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.