As part of the Austin Food Blogger Alliance’s City Guide, I give an annual update on all the Indian restaurants in Austin. While some complain about a lack of Indian options to be found in our fair city, I beg to differ. Each year I get to add more restaurants to this list, proving that our options continue to grow and thousands of Austinites get to satisfy their curry cravings. So let’s get to the list!
801 E. William Cannon Dr, Ste 205, Austin, TX 78745
T-Th 11-2, 5-9:30, F 11-2, 5-10, Sat 12-3, 5-10, Sun 12-3, 5-9:30
Don’t let the rundown strip mall or sparse decor fool you, Asiana makes some great food. Delicious dosas, fluffy naan and some of the spiciest vindaloo in the city. Ask for it spicy and you shall receive.
12407 N. Mopac Expy, Ste 200B, Austin, TX 78758
T-Th 11-2:30, 5:30-10 F 11-2:30, 5:30-10:30, S 11:30-3, 5:30-10:30, Sun 11:30-3, 5:30-10
This chain has high quality food, friendly service, and is a very popular lunch destination. Formerly Taj Mahal Indian Cuisine.
10710 Research Blvd. #126, Austin, TX 78759
4200 South Lamar #300, Austin, TX 78704
M-Th 11-2, 5:30-10, F 11-2, 5:30-10:30, S 11:30-3, 5:30-10:30, Sun 11:30-3, 5:30-10
The elegant, romantic decor of the south location makes for a great date spot.
1207 S. First St, Austin, TX 78704
M-Sat 11-2, 5-10
This South Austin food truck puts out consistent food at a great value, making it a popular local stop for diners and lunch and dinner. Like all trucks that have good food, they’ll occasionally run out of things so head there early if you’ve got your heart set on a particular item.
13000 North I35, Bldg 12, Unit 216, Austin, TX 78753
3201 Bee Caves Rd. #148, Austin, TX 78746
Sun-Th 11-2:30, 5:30-9:30, F-Sat 11-2:30, 5:30-10
Cheery service and wide range of options on the buffet.
Mobile at lunch, 1104 E. 6th St, Austin, TX 78702 in the evenings
M & W 11:30-1:30, 5-11, Th 11:30-1:30, 5-1, F-Sat 5-1, Sun 5-11
Check the website to see when the food truck will be in your area. With a menu that caters to vegetarians and vegans, but also offers meat options, there’s something for everyone. Food is high quality and a favorite among locals.
1200 W. Howard Lane, Austin, TX 78753
Sun, T-Th 11-2:30, 5-9, F-Sat 11-2:30, 5-10
Indian dishes are served alongside Pakistani and Afghani food in a traditional or banquet setting.
1005 E. Braker Lane, Austin, TX 78753
The Mumbai-style Indian Chinese menu satisfies vegetarians and meat eaters alike.
2601 S. I35, Ste. B-400, Round Rock, TX 78664
M-F 11-2, 5-10, Sat-Sun 12-3, 5-10
Leans on Southern cuisine although has some Northern offerings. Known for their lunch buffet.
1601 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78701
M-Th 11-2:30, 5-11, F 11-2:30, 5-11, Sat 12-3, 5-11, Sun 12-3, 5-10
A downtown favorite, Clay Pit offers a modern setting and delicious Bombay-inspired cocktails. The curried mussels alone are worth the trip.
2121 W. Parmer Lane #114, Austin, TX 78727
This vegetarian spot features a daily curry. Bonus: free wi-fi!
500 Canyon Ridge Drive, Austin, TX, 78753
M-F 11-2, 5-10, Sat-Sun 11:30-3, 5-10
Formerly Indian Spicy Kitchen, the extensive menu and online ordering system makes takeout a breeze.
73 Rainey Street, Austin, TX 78701
Once a popular food truck this lovely Rainey Street restaurant has lots of outdoor dining in the front and chic backyard, as well as indoors. It’s a great date night spot or a place to fill up on carbs before or after hitting the bars.
3421 W. William Cannon Dr, #133, Austin, TX 78745
https://instagram.com/p/mBeO3DTGL8/?modal=true12809 N FM 620, #3, Austin, TX 78750
2121 W. Parmer Lane, #113, Austin, TX 78727
Prefer to cook your own Indian food? Stock up on spices and other essentials at one of Gandhi Bazar’s locations.
7318 McNeil Drive, Ste 102, Austin, TX 78729
So much more than a bakery, choices run from traditional Indian dishes to savory spiced puffed pastries. A unique concept in Austin.
3107 S I35, Ste 760, Round Rock, TX 78664
M-Th 11:30-2, 5-10, F 11:30-2, 5-10:30, Sat 12-3:30, 5:30-10:30, Sun 12-3:30, 5:30-10
This Indo-Chinese chain features street food inspired dishes and a buffet.
3616 Far West Blvd, Ste 113, Austin, TX 78731
North Indian cuisine; delivers to surround area.
9717 N. Lamar Blvd, Ste C2, Austin, TX 78753
M, W, Th 11:15-9:30, F-Su 11:30-9:30
Halal Pakistani and Indian cuisine.
Th-Sat 8:30-3:30 am
Check the Facebook page to see where the Indian Mediterranean fusion will be on any given date. Most popular dish is the Chicken Tikka Masala Wrap.
1212 W. Parmer Lane, Unit F, Austin, TX 78727
Small Indian grocery store stocked with the essentials.
414 Waller Street, Austin, TX 78702
Spicing up farmer’s markets, Lamba’s sells a wide range of frozen Indian dishes. They can be found at HOPE and other farmer’s markets in and around Austin.
9025 Research Blvd, Ste 100, Austin, TX 78758
M-F 11-3, 5:30-9:30, S-S 11-10
The vegetarian favorite has cuisine from both North and South India.
3601 W. William Cannon #750, Austin, TX 78749
A great place to stock up on spices, snacks, frozen meals, grains and more. The freshly made hot samosas for $1.00 at the counter are some of the best I’ve ever tasted.
75 Rainey Street, Austin, TX 78701
T-Th 5 pm-12 am, F-Sat 5 pm-3 am, Sun 5 pm-10:30 pm
This food truck is a Rainey Street staple and reviews are extremely positive. Perfect for late night eats while bar-hopping.
1100 Center Ridge Dr, Ste 300, Austin, TX 78753
10515 N. Mopac, Ste. A-155, Austin, TX 78759
This chain has classic Indian and Chinese options.
9225 W. Parmer Lane, Austin, TX 78717
Sun-Th 11-8:30, F-Sat 11-9
Grocery store with a range of Northern and Southern Indian items.
11101 Burnet Rd, Ste A130, Austin, TX 78758
Sun-Th 11-3, 5-9:30, F-Sat 11-3, 5-10
2000 S. I35, Round Rock, TX 78681
Sun-Th 11-9, F-Sat 11-10
Quick, build-to-order dishes. Will deliver, but order early, as their site estimates 60-75 delivery time.
1614 E. 7th St, Austin, TX 78702
Sun-Th 11 am-12 am, F-Sat 11 am-2 am
The sister restaurant of New India Cuisine has a full bar, moderate prices, and favorites such as Millionaires Curry and lots of seafood dishes. Their tagline Get High on Indian Food is perfect for its East Austin home.
2304 S. Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
M-F 11-10, S-S 12-10
The South Austin Marathi-style restaurant offers lots of fish and yeast-free naan. While not my personal favorite, many love this place.
1779 Wells Branch Pkwy, Ste 102, Austin, TX 78728
M-Th 11:30-2:30, 5:30-10, F-Sun 11:30-3, 5:30-10
They specialize in biryani, but if that’s not your thing, there’s a large menu with lots of diverse options.
4894 Hwy 290 West, Austin, TX 78735
M-Th 11-2, 5:30-9, F 11-2, 5:30-10, Sat 11:30-2:30, 5:30-10, Sun 11:30-2:30, 5:30-9:30
1150 Research Blvd, Austin, TX 78759
M-F 11-2:30, 5:30-10, S-S 11:30-3, 5:30-10
Favorites include a dosa bar and the Royal Feast, a $44 multi-course dinner for two people. In my opinion, Royal India has the best buffet in town.
12809 FM 620, Austin, TX 78750
This truck parks in front of Ghandi Bazar and serves up classic fried Indian eats and chaat.
8440 Burnet Rd, Ste 100, Austin, TX 78757
M-Th 11-2:30, 5-10, F 11-2:30, 5-11, Sat 11-3:30, 5-11, Sun 11:30, 5-10
This old Austin favorite specializes in thali and surly waitstaff.
9310 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78753
Sun-Th 11:15-10:50, F-Sat 11:15-11:50
The biryani is a favorite.
2900 W. Anderson Lane, Ste 12D, Austin, TX 78757
Sun-Th 11-2:30, 5:30-9:30, F-Sat 11-2:30, 5:30-10
Standard buffet of classic dishes in a comfortable setting.
9225 W. Parmer Lane, Ste 108, Austin, TX 78717
M-Th 11-3, 5-10, F 11-3, 5-10:30, Sat 11-3:30, 5-10:30, Sun 11-3:30, 5-10
All vegetarian, specializing in thali options.
12920 W. Parmer Lane #105, Cedar Park, TX 78613
M-Th 11-2:30, 5-9, F 11-2:30, 5-9:30, Sat 12-3, 5-9:30, Sun 12-3, 5-9
Formerly Kadai Indian Kitchen, Cedar Park residents are delighted by large portions, fresh spicy dishes, and fast service. A must do if you are in the area.
9515 N. Lamar Blvd #156, Austin, TX 78753
Vegetarian favorites and fun street food. The big-as-your-head dosas are a must try. You won’t even mind the lack of atmosphere. Prices are low and service is fast and efficient, if not personable. Not a place for a date, but still one of my favorite places in Austin.
6700 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin, TX 78752
M-Th 11-2, 5:30-10 F 11-2, 5:30-10:30 S 11:30-2:30, 5:30-10:30, Sun 11:30-2:30, 5:30-10
For more than 20 years the extensive buffet has been delighting loyal customers. This was one of Austin’s first Indian restaurants.
201 University Blvd, Round Rock, TX 78665
2525 W. Anderson Lane, Austin, TX 78757
5207 Brodie Ln, Austin, TX 78745
Sun-Th 11-9, F-Sat 11-10
The little sister of Clay Pit offers many of the same classic curries and fantastic pakoras. The fast, casual counter service has proven to be so popular that they keep expanding, with three locations in the area and one in San Antonio.
519 E. 7th Street, Austin, TX 78758
Th-Sat 7 pm-4 am
Indian kabobs for the late-night bar crowd.
2100B Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78705
Sun-W 11 am-10 pm, Th-Sat 11 am-3 am
1205 Round Rock Ave #115, Round Rock, TX 78681
Sun-Th 10:30-9, F-Sat 10:30-10
Part grocery, part restaurant, the widely-respected Teji’s has the fluffiest naan.
1950 I35 South, Austin, TX 78704
Daily 10 am-midnight
A funky South Austin staple, Whip In is a convenience store with indoor and outdoor live music, a massive selection of craft on draft, and a large menu of fusion Indian eats. Namaste, y’all.