Where to Find the 6 Best Indian Restaurants in Atlanta
Great restaurants in Atlanta that will satisfy your every Indian food craving, from curries to samosas and even Indian street snacks!
Whether you are trying Indian food for the very first time or you’re a fanatic, it is never easy to find good Indian restaurants in a city. So we did the hard work for you! Serving traditional Indian fare to Indian fusion and even street food, check out this list of Atlanta’s best Indian restaurants, in no particular order, so you’ll know where to go the next time you’re craving.
Dreaming of going to India, but your current situation won’t let you? Take yourself to Chai Pani instead, where the atmosphere would make you think that you are in the hustling and bustling center of Mumbai. With the menu teeming with traditional Indian dishes and snacks, you and your taste buds will temporarily be transported to India with all its different flavors and spices.
Chai Pani is known for its Chaat or street snacks. Samosas (fried or baked pastry with different fillings), pakoras (fritters), and bhel puri (vegetables, puffed rice with a tamarind sauce) are some snacks you can have at Chai Pani.
Best sellers are their Sloppy Jai (“spiced lamb hash simmered with tomatoes, ginger and spices, garnished with onions & cilantro, green chutney, sweet yogurt and served on toasted buns”) – an Indian take on Sloppy Joe, and the Bengali Fish Fry Sandwich. Truly, Chai Pani is a little slice of India where its spirits live on through its dishes.
Chai Pani is located at 406 W Ponce de Leon Ave, Decatur, GA 30030.
Lunch: 11:30am – 3:00pm, daily
Dinner: 5:30pm – 9:30pm, Sundays to Thursdays; 5:30pm – 10:00pm, Fridays and Saturdays
Tabla serves traditional Indian cuisine with such dedication, that they make it a point to fly herbs and spices in from India for that authentic taste.
This contemporary-style restaurant serves classic dishes such as vindaloo curry, tikka masala, tandooris and moilee (usually fish cooked in a thick coconut sauce). Don’t miss out on the Parda Biryani (steamed rice saffron and spices), available in vegetable, chicken, lamb or shrimp flavors.
TIP: Leave room for dessert. One must not miss Tabla’s Chocolate Lava Cake with Chai Ice Cream or their take on the classic American apple pie: Candied Apple Samosa served with Vanilla Ice Cream.
Tabla is located at 77 12th St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
Lunch: 11:30am - 2:30pm, Mondays to Saturdays
Dinner: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Mondays to Thursdays; 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Fridays and Saturdays
Closed on Sundays
Bhojanic serves North Indian home cooking served in a chic and contemporary environment. Bhojanic’s menu is tapas style, offering a variety of small plates such as samosa, tandoori chicken wings, masala papadum. Everything is good, but the two best dishes that stand out are the Chili Pakora – spicy green chilies, battered and fried and served with a yogurt tamarind sauce, and the Aloo Tikki, which are crispy potato and chickpea curry patties and served with cilantro, onions, mint and tamarind chutney. Cool your palate with a lassi drink or two.
TIP: Try their Kathi rolls, available in chicken, turkey or paneer.
Bhojanic is located at Shops Around Lenox, 3400 Around Lenox Rd NE #201, Atlanta, GA 30326.
11:30am – 10:00pm, Mondays to Thursdays
11:30am – 10:30pm, Fridays and Saturdays
12:00pm – 9:00pm, Sundays
Himalayan Spice Restaurant and Bar
This diamond in the rough restaurant serves a fusion of Nepal and Indian cuisines. Best sellers are Nepali dumplings called Momo – available in a variety of meats and served with a spicy, savory sauce, the chicken tikka masala, lamb cooked in a coconut curry sauce, and Chicken 65 – which is really spicy fried chicken seasoned with chilies and other spices.
Himalayan Spice Restaurant and Bar is located at 2773 Clairmont Rd, Atlanta, GA 30329.
11:00am - 3:00pm, 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Mondays to Thursdays
11:00am - 3:00pm, 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Fridays
12:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturdays
12:00pm - 10:00pm, Sundays
Spice to Table
This chic Indian-inspired bakery has been named one of GQ's Outstanding Restaurants for 2015, and has been making people happy with their delicious cakes and pastries. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, Spice to Table has an ever-changing daily menu, but with a few mainstay dishes. You should try their Curry Chicken Samosa Pockets or the Caramelized Onions and Mushroom Tarts. Want something heavier? Try their Green Masala Goat with caramelized onions, and the Pork Vindaloo with red cabbage slaw.
TIP: Try the Chocolate Chili Cake or their superb carrot cake for dessert.
Spice to Table is located at 659 Auburn Ave NE #506, Atlanta, GA 30312.
Lunch: 11:00am – 3:30pm, Tuesdays to Fridays; 10:00am – 4:00pm, Saturdays
Dinner: 5:30pm – 7:30pm, Tuesdays to Fridays
Closed on Sundays and Mondays
Chat Patti is a family-run Indian restaurant famous for its vegetarian small plates. Try their chole bhature – chick peas cooked with spices eaten with Indian wheat bread, or their masala dosa – a crepe made from rice and lentils, filled with onions and spiced potatoes.
Chat Patti is located in Briarcliff Station at 1707 Church St C-7, Decatur, GA 30033
11:30am - 9:30pm, Tuesdays to Thursdays
11:30am - 10:00pm, Fridays to Sundays
Closed on Mondays
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