With unique flavours and distinct spices, Indian food is a great go-to when you don’t feel like cooking. And, Edmonton has a lot of options to choose from, whether you’re looking for authentic and traditional or a more modern take on the cuisine. Discover your new favourite at one of the restaurants below.
Indian Restaurants in Southside Edmonton
1. Bombay Chaat & PaanAt Bombay Chaat & Paan, you’ll find traditional Indian you won’t forget. Check out their menu online before you go – there are so many options you’ll need the extra time to narrow down what you’ll be eating, especially since it all sounds so good. They also offer delivery and take out, so you can enjoy your meal at home.
Address: 3464 93 St
2. Zaika Bistro
Laid back and informal, Zaika Bistro is perfect for modern Indian dining with the whole family. Whether you’re new to Indian cuisine or old hat, their modern take on traditional dishes is sure to please. The lunch and dinner buffets are perfect for indecisive diners, and kids under three are free!
Address: 2303 Ellwood Drive
3. The Punjab Parantha Hut
What could be better than a restaurant with 25 years of experience of providing delicious and authentic Indian cuisine? The Punjab Parantha Hut has certainly have made a name for themselves throughout the city, with customers coming from all round town for such dishes as parathas and dosa.
Address: 6574 28 Ave
Indian Restaurants in West End
1. Guru Restaurant
Guru is your place for fine Indian cuisine, focusing on traditional dishes, but adding in an Asian flair for an unexpected twist. They’re so popular, that it won’t be long before they open up another location. You have to try their butter chicken – it’s one of the most popular items on the menu.
Address: 17021 100 Ave
2. Namaste IndiaNamaste India is the perfect blend of mom and pop diner and traditional Indian restaurant. They believe that attention to detail makes all the difference in a great dining experience, and it come across clearly in the fresh ingredients, delicious combinations, and friendly atmosphere you’ll find there.
Address: 10070 163 St NW
Indian Restaurants in North Side
1. Punjab Platter
With both vegetarian and non-vegetarian fare on the menu, Punjab Platter knows the flavour and variety of Indian food is a big draw, so they make sure each plate brings that to the table. They may be most well-known for the tandoori options, but it’s tempting to taste your way through the menu. Order online for fast pick up.
Address: 13835 42 Street NW
2. Royal India Express
Royal India offers traditional food, atmosphere, and interior for a truly authentic experience. You won’t be disappointed with the flavour, the variety of dishes, the portion sizes, or the cost. Order online for take out and get 10 percent off!
Address: 7624 144 Ave NW
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Indian Restaurants in East Edmonton
1. Tandoori Bites
Tandoori Bites believes in food working for you, so they use only the best when it comes to the ingredients they put into each dish. With no preservatives or artificial flavours, you’ll know you’re eating only the best. Check out the menu online to see the varied options they have in store.
Address: 14011 Victoria Trail NW
2. Mumbai Dakar Restaurant
New to Indian cuisine and not sure what to try first? Can’t decide what to order off the menu? Mumbai Dakar Restaurant has the answer. They offer an extensive lunch and dinner buffet so you can have a little bit of everything. Taste your way through the options and discover you’re next favourite dish.
Address: 4322 118 Ave NW
Indian Restaurants in Downtown Edmonton
1. Y-Not Indian Kitchen & BarY-Not’s reputation definitely precedes them as one of the best Indian restaurants in the city. Try their special butter chicken or amritsari fish – they’re famous for both. Order online for quick take out if you don’t have time to come in and sit down for dinner.
Address: 10177 107 St NW
2. Curry Vibes
Curry Vibes pays close attention to the art that is Indian cuisine. The blend of herbs and spices and the way they are used to season each dish is what sets Indian food apart, and Curry Vibes hand-picks each seasoning. They’re always coming up with something new to try.
Address: 10827 Jasper Ave
3. Haweli Indian Kitchen & Bar
Haweli is known to be one of the best Indian restaurants in the city, and their downtown location makes it easy to grab a bite after work. With decadence as a focus, it’s the perfect place to indulge yourself. Not sure what to order? The staff are always happy to walk you through the extensive menu so you know what to choose.
Address: 10220 103 Street NW
Khazana works hard to bring you a “taste of tradition” and it’s clear they manage to do so. Winner of the Consumer Choice Award for eight consecutive years, they serve you the best each and every time you visit. The ambiance is just as good as the food. And, since they have launched their own brand of beer, you know the drinks are good, too.
Address: 10177 107 Street
Indian Restaurants in Old Strathcona
1. New Everest
The menu at New Everest features the authentic and the modern – and the Canadian versions – of some of the most well-known Indian dishes. They use fresh ingredients and vary the level of spice in each dish, so there’s something for everyone, no matter their tolerance for heat. Combine your meal with a drink from the bar for an evening out on the town.
Address: 10540 82 Ave NW
Daawat’s kitchen staff have over 100 years of combined experience – so you know you’re getting the best. With fresh ingredients and hand-picked spices, each dish is brought together carefully, bringing authentic East Indain cuisine to Whyte Ave. They’re a popular spot, especially on weekends, so reserve your table on their website to make sure you get a spot.
Address: 10015 85 Ave
Sarah Chestnutt is a freelance writer and editor, working in the field for over 10 years. She calls Edmonton, home and loves to share its stories.