Indian cuisine has gained tremendously in popularity over the years, and Las Vegas is no different, with Indian restaurants available in every style and setting: relaxed, traditional, bar, or elegant. One thing that is common is that the restaurants all offer the authentic tastes of India by using the spices and techniques that have been passed down in Indian kitchens for generations, for example, the breads and grilled meats from a tandoor, or traditional clay oven. With all the flavors offered, visiting an Indian restaurant in Las Vegas is almost as good as dining on the streets of New Delhi.
1.Angara India Spice Grill
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Owned by brothers Mukesh and Dev Bhagat, the Angara India Spice Grill is the fourth establishment in their line of Indian restaurants across California and Nevada. The expertise they’ve collected over the years ensures that the Angara India Spice Grill is one of the finest establishments Vegas visitors will find when looking for Indian food. The restaurant is known for their delicious tandoori dishes, which are the house specialties. Other delectable appetizers and entrees include the chicken pakoras, the lamb curry, butter shrimp, raita, and kheer, which is an Indian rice pudding. The exquisite flavors and the authenticity of the food are sure to keep diners coming back for more.
4165 S. Grand Canyon Drive #105, Las Vegas, NV 89147, Phone: 702-876-0050
2.Urban Turban - Bombay Kitchen and Tapas Bar
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Urban Turban is modern Indian cuisine at its finest. It offers everything from Mumbai street food to fine dining, and Vegas visitors are in for a treat when dining at the restaurant and tapas bar. The daily “Turbanator” lunch is a gourmet all-you-can-eat buffet that has a variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian options, while the a la carte menu has all of the traditional favorites and a few creative additions such as the chocolate samosa. The bar and lounge is a great space for a few drinks, some modern Indian hor-d’oeuvres, and some fun Bollywood music.
3900 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169, 3535 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (express branch), Phone: 702-826-3217
3.Bombay Indian Cuisine on the Strip
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Bombay is a cultural hub with residents hailing from all over India; this means that Bombay cuisine has been influenced by South Indian, Gujarati, Goan, and Punjabi flavors and techniques. Bombay Indian Cuisine is conveniently located on the Vegas Strip and has a number of dishes suitable for vegetarian, non-vegetarian, and vegan customers. Indecisive diners or those new to Indian cuisine can start with a Bombay Meat Platter that has an assortment of samosas, pakoras, grilled meats, and papadam. The Shrimp Saagwallaa is also a unique dish with fresh shrimp cooked in a creamy spinach sauce. More Things to Do in Las Vegas
3049 S Las Vegas Blvd #15s, Las Vegas, NV 89109, Phone: 702-240-6363
4.Origin India Restaurant
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Origin India Restaurant and Bar definitely puts a modern spin on traditional Indian cuisine. The menu changes seasonally depending on which ingredients are freshly available. Though diners will find traditional dishes such as chicken tikka masala, they will also come across more unique concoctions such as shrimp molly, where shrimp is cooked in a tangy coconut sauce with julienned bell peppers and onions, or the fish dahiwala, where a sauteed Swai fish is cooked in a yogurt based sauce. The Chef’s Tasting Menu at $55 for non-vegetarian and $45 for vegetarian is a great way to try some of the specialties the restaurant offers. They’ll add a wine pairing for an additional $30.
4480 Paradise Rd #1200, Las Vegas, NV 89169, Phone: 702-734-6342
5.Curry Leaf - Flavors of India
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Offering authentic Indian cuisine seven days a week, visitors can catch a delicious and filling lunch or dinner at Curry Leaf - Flavors of India. The family owned and operated restaurant has been around since 2015, and they have dedicated their success to the four pillars of their foundation which can be tasted and seen in each dish: freshness, flavor, authenticity, and elegance. The restaurant is a bit non-traditional and offers their customers a modern twist on Indian cuisine, with offerings such as the curry bowl and chef’s specials. One dish that diners shouldn’t miss out on is the Meen Moilee, which is a pan-seared sea bass fillet cooked in coconut milk, ginger, and curry leaves.
5025 S Fort Apache Rd #101, Las Vegas, NV 89148, Phone: 702-527-7977
6.Indian Restaurant Las Vegas: Curry Pot
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With the tag line “American made. Authentically Indian,” Curry Pot has everyone’s favorite Indian food with a modern twist. The famed chef, Chef Vijay Deokar, focuses on having fun with the food, sticking to simple ingredients and offering a variety that can’t be found anywhere else. The menu has a huge range of sandwiches, wraps, naans, and rice. Some of the delicious cuisine includes the Panini-style paneer tikka sandwich, the chicken tikka sandwich, and the Popeye’s wrap, a wrap stuffed with paneer cheese, spinach, apple and mint chutney, and other herbs and spices. Most of the sandwiches and wraps are accompanied with masala chips, a spicy twist on a modern-day favorite.
The Grand Canal Shoppes, 3377 S Las Vegas Blvd, Food Court-Hotel Venetian, Las Vegas, NV 89109, Phone: 702-299-6868
7.Delhi Indian Cuisine
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Offering a daily lunch buffet between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm, Delhi Indian Cuisine was the winner of the 2015 Best of Las Vegas poll on local restaurants. The restaurant offers a collection of vegetarian, vegan, non-vegetarian, South Indian, Thali-style, and Indian street foods. Vegan diners will appreciate the separate section in the menu that lists over thirty delicious dishes to choose from. Plates of Indian street food such as pani puri, bhel puri, and samosa chaat are great to share with friends during a relaxed night out. The tandoor clay oven produces an assortment of kebabs from the chicken boti to the adraki lamb chop.
Mission Center, 4022 S Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89119, Phone: 702-383-4900
8.Gandhi India's Cuisine
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Many of Gandhi India’s Cuisine diners find that food at the restaurant is incredibly similar to the food that can be found in homes across India itself. Visitors can try out the $12 buffet lunch where the menu changes daily or reserve a table for a fine-dining dinner experience. Grilled meats from the tandoori oven, biryani, curries, breads, and other sides all go down smoothly accompanied by one of the few Indian-brand beers that are available. After the meal, diners should try a delicious masala chai, which is a blend of spices served in a latte-style drink.
4080 Paradise Rd #9, Las Vegas, NV 89169, Phone: 702-734-0094
9.Indian Restaurant Las Vegas: India Masala
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Priding themselves in being fresh, flavorful, and fast, India Masala has all of your favorites just the way you like them. Found in the food court at Fashion Show Mall on Las Vegas Boulevard, diners can re-energize after a day of shopping with some delicious rice, curry, naan, or dosa. The menu includes appetizers, biryanis, vegetarian dishes, non-vegetarian dishes, breads, South Indian entrees, Thalis (Indian combo platters), Indian beverages, desserts, and grilled meats from the tandoori clay pot oven. There are a few vegan and gluten free options on the menu as well. Shoppers who just want a refreshing drink can stop by for a cool mango lassi, or yogurt drink, at India Masala.
Fashion Show Mall, Food Court Level 3, 3200 Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, Phone: 702-778-3133
© India Palace
India Palace has been serving local residents and tourists authentic North and South Indian food for over sixteen years. The restaurant takes diners on a culinary journey and treats them like royalty. A popular option is the daily all-you-can-eat buffet that has all the traditional favorites including tandoori chicken, basmati rice, pulao (rice cooked in stock), and lamb kebabs. The a la carte menu extends into Indian favorites such as aloo saag, a combination of spinach and potatoes, baingan bhartha, which is eggplant baked with herbs and spices, and lentil soup.
505 E Twain Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89169, Phone: 702-796-4177
11.Jannat Indian Cuisine
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If you’re in Las Vegas and looking for delicious Indian food, look no further than Jannat Indian Cuisine. Jannat has been mixing Indian spices with locally-sourced products to create unique dishes for over ten years. The restaurant has built a loyal customer base consisting of people who come in search of delicious meals such as the lamb vindaloo, the chili chicken, the keema samosas, the mushroom masala, and the soft and hot cheese naan. The soups here deserve a special mention, as the lentil soup, tomato shorba, and chicken soup are considered some of the best in the region and go well with the freshly made bread available.
5795 W Tropicana Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89103, Phone: 702-929-2333
12.Lazeez Indian-Mediterranean Grill
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Offering a combo Indian Mediterranean menu that has vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, and halal meals, Lazeez is one of the healthier options for Indian cuisine. The meals are fresh and have an explosion of flavors, as they combine the spices of both regions. Diners can try a lunch special that includes a choice of kabob or curry of the day with fragrant basmati rice and a soda for just $9.99. All of the kabobs and naans at Lazeez are fresh from the tandoor, a clay oven that offers a unique flavor to the breads and meats. The vegan and gluten free hummus is a great appetizer while the nihari or the goat biryani makes for a decadent entree.
8560 W Desert Inn Rd #D3, Las Vegas, NV 89117, Phone: 702-778-1613
13.Indian Restaurant Las Vegas: Mint Indian Bistro
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The chef at Mint Indian Bistro likes to ensure that diners not only get a meal that delights the taste buds, but is also aesthetic and a pleasure to look at. Meals can be adjusted according to dietary preferences, so there are a number of options for vegetarians, vegans, or those who only eat gluten-free dishes. There is a daily lunch buffet for $12.99 that includes soups, salads, appetizers, entrees, sides, breads, desserts, and accompaniments such as chutneys, mixed pickles, and sauces. The inferno menu has a spicy selection of naans stuffed with cheese and chilies, juicy lamb kabobs, and an aromatic biryani that will put all other biryanis to shame.
730 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89119, Phone: 702-894-9334
14.Mt. Everest India's Cuisine
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Located in the heavily populated Las Vegas Valley, Mount Everest India’s Cuisine is a newer addition to the many Indian restaurants that can be found in the area. They boast of having one of the largest lunch buffets, which includes soups, salads, appetizers, grilled meats from the tandoor (clay pot) over, and vegetarian and non-vegetarian entrees. The biryanis, which can be vegetable, chicken, lamb, or shrimp, are brimming with flavor and spice that stay true to traditional Indian cuisine. Seafood dishes such as the shrimp mushroom masala and the fish curry have proven to be popular as well.
3641 W. Sahara Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89102, Phone: 702-892-0950
15.Pure Indian Cuisine Inc
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Pure Indian Cuisine offers delicious dine-in and takeaway Indian cuisine. It is a cornerstone of the Las Vegas community and has catered to many private and corporate events in the region. Specialties include the pulao, which is a seasoned basmati rice cooked with peas, the fish pakora, which is a seasonal fish dipped in a seasoned batter and fried to perfection, and the shrimp vindaloo, which is shrimp cooked in a Goan style in a hot and tangy sauce. Visitors can pair their meal with a chilled beer either on tap, bottled, imported Indian beer, or a local microbrew.
1405 E Sunset Rd #200, Las Vegas, NV 89119, Phone: 702-897-5555
16.Saffron Flavors of India
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Saffron Flavors of India offers authentic Indian cuisine that is full of flavor. The restaurant has an all-you-can-eat buffet from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm Tuesday through Sunday in true Vegas style. The family owned and operated restaurant and bar uses a unique blend of spices to create multiple dishes in true Indian and Indo-Chinese style. The menu contains an array of appetizers, soups, salads, grilled meats (tandoor), curries, vegetarian options, rice dishes, breads, and entrees. Some of the more popular options include the shrimp hakka noodles, the dum mutton biryani, and the malai kofta, which is a spicy dumpling filled with a traditional-style cottage cheese and cooked in a creamy spice-infused gravy.
4450 N Tenaya Way, Las Vegas, NV 89129, Phone: 702-489-7900
17.Saino Indian - Nepali Kitchen
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Saino Indian- Nepali Kitchen is the first of its kind in Las Vegas. Indian cuisine has influenced a lot of neighboring countries including Nepal. Putting their own spin on things, the restaurant creates Nepali-infused Indian cuisine that came to exhibit a unique taste of its own. Open daily from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm, the restaurant offers some common, as well as some uncommon, dishes. Some visitor favorites include the Himalayan Chicken Soup, the minced lamb samosa, and the steamed chicken momo, which is a Nepalese-style dumpling filled with minced chicken and served with chili.
4860 W Desert Inn Rd #09, Las Vegas, NV 89102, Phone: 702-685-8928
© Shalimar Restaurant
Specializing in Indian and Pakistani cuisine, each of which have their own unique flavors and tastes, the Shalimar Restaurant in Las Vegas offers a wonderful experience. It is perfect for a relaxed night out, and the food is exotic, homely, and bursting with flavor. Some of the must-try items at Shalimar are the Chicken Jalfrezi, a curry with so much zest, nihari, a curry made from marrow bone, and goat karahi, which is tossed in a cream-based curry. Diners can end the meal with a lovely dessert or a cup of chai. Students and seniors qualify for a discount when dining at Shalimar Restaurant.
Renaissance Center West, 4001 S Decatur Blvd #31, Las Vegas, NV 89103, Phone: 702-202-0333
19.Indian Restaurant Las Vegas: Taj Palace
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Taj Palace offers a large lunchtime buffet and an extensive al a carte menu for dinner. The buffet has many popular favorites from different regions of India and diners looking for vegetarian, non-vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free options will find so much to choose from. When ordering a la carte, diners have the option of altering the spice level in each dish, making it more suitable to their tastes. The restaurant has a wide range of tandoori breads that are served hot from the clay oven, including whole wheat bread, stuffed parathas, fried flat breads, and naans stuffed or seasoned with a variety of flavors.
Silverado Park Place, 9530 S Eastern Ave #180, Henderson, NV 89074, Phone: 702-685-0222
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Tamba Lounge is a much more modern take on traditional Indian cuisine. They have reinvented the dishes that everyone has come to know and love while still infusing the authentic spices and methods used to create Indian food. The restaurant has an elegant, hip environment, making it great for stopping in before a night on the town. The sophisticated lounge hosts an extensive lunch buffet that takes guests on an adventure. The dinner menu is endless, consisting of all the favorites Indian cuisine is known for. A special Tamba Feasts puts together meals that come with an appetizer, entree, accompaniment, and dessert.
3743 S Las Vegas Blvd #205, Las Vegas, NV 89109, Phone: 702-798-7889
20 Best Indian Restaurants in Las Vegas, NV
- Angara India Spice Grill, Photo: Angara India Spice Grill
- Urban Turban - Bombay Kitchen and Tapas Bar, Photo: Urban Turban - Bombay Kitchen and Tapas Bar
- Bombay Indian Cuisine on the Strip, Photo: Bombay Indian Cuisine on the Strip
- Origin India Restaurant, Photo: Origin India Restaurant
- Curry Leaf - Flavors of India, Photo: Curry Leaf - Flavors of India
- Indian Restaurant Las Vegas: Curry Pot, Photo: Curry Pot
- Delhi Indian Cuisine, Photo: Delhi Indian Cuisine
- Gandhi India's Cuisine, Photo: Gandhi India's Cuisine
- Indian Restaurant Las Vegas: India Masala, Photo: India Masala
- India Palace, Photo: India Palace
- Jannat Indian Cuisine, Photo: Jannat Indian Cuisine
- Lazeez Indian-Mediterranean Grill, Photo: Lazeez Indian-Mediterranean Grill
- Indian Restaurant Las Vegas: Mint Indian Bistro, Photo: Mint Indian Bistro
- Mt. Everest India's Cuisine, Photo: Courtesy of Peteers - Fotolia.com
- Pure Indian Cuisine Inc, Photo: Pure Indian Cuisine Inc
- Saffron Flavors of India, Photo: Saffron Flavors of India
- Saino Indian - Nepali Kitchen, Photo: Saino Indian - Nepali Kitchen
- Shalimar Restaurant, Photo: Shalimar Restaurant
- Indian Restaurant Las Vegas: Taj Palace, Photo: Taj Palace
- Tamba Lounge, Photo: Tamba Lounge
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