It’s time for my annual update on all the Indian restaurants in Austin, as part of the Austin Food Blogger Alliance City Guide. This is a tough task because each year many places close and many open. I promise that as of writing, this list is accurate and complete. And alphabetized, so you can find what you want with ease. Take a look at years past to see how much has changed. (2016, 2015, 2014, 2013) Leave me a comment and let me know what your favorites are and what you like to order.
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. It’s the first of the list and it happens to be my favorite.
7318 McNeil Drive, Ste #102, Austin, TX 78729
They claim to be the #1 Indian chain in the USA and also have the best biryani. I haven’t visited this new spot myself yet, so please confirm your experience in the comments.
11150 Research Blvd #210, Austin, TX 78759
Authentic, tasty biryanis and curries. The naan is more well-received than the roti, for what it’s worth.
13945 N US 183, Ste C-5, Austin, TX 78717
3601 W. William Cannon Dr. #450, Austin, TX 78749
I sampled a biryani and vindaloo at the south location and both were really delicious. The vindaloo was almost too spicy to eat—which doesn’t bother me, but might bother some—so order accordingly. I should note that dropping in for brunch on Sunday meant that there was very strong incense burning.
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.
9616 N. Lamar Blvd, Ste 168, Austin, TX 78753
Th-Tues 11am-11pm, W 5 pm-11pm
Northern Indian street food and Nepali cuisine. People love the momos (dumplings.)
3203 S IH-35, Ste 560, Round Rock, TX 78664
Tues-Thurs 11:30am-2:30pm, 5:30pm-9:30pm, F 11:30am-2:30pm, 5:30pm-10:30pm, Sat noon-3pm, 6pm-10:30pm, Sun noon-3pm, 6pm, 9:30pm
The Dallas franchise plays South Indian classical music and expertly prepares the region’s dishes so well that it quickly became one of Round Rock’s most popular Indian restaurants.
1005 E. Braker Lane, Austin, TX 78753
The Mumbai-style Indian Chinese menu satisfies vegetarians and meat eaters alike.
403 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78701
The East 7th food truck serves up kati rolls, a popular street food of various fillings wrapped in flatbread.
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.
4894 Hwy 290 W, Sunset Valley, TX 78735
Sun-Th 11am-2pm, 5:30pm-9:30pm, Fri-Sat 11am-2pm, 5:30pm-10pm
In the former location of Royal India, Coriander is a Dallas outpost. I love that there are lots of interesting dosas on the menu. Lunch buffet fans should hit this one as it’s a cut above the rest.
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
12809 N FM 620, #3, Austin, TX 78750
2121 W. Parmer Lane, #113, Austin, TX 78727
8650 Spicewood Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78759
Prefer to cook your own Indian food? Stock up on spices and other essentials at one of Gandhi Bazar’s locations.
1779 Wells Branch Pkwy, Austin, TX
South Indian chain with weekend buffet and lots of vegetarian options.
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.
11150 Research Blvd, Ste 210A, Austin, TX 78759
Sun-Th 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11a,-10:30pm
Authentic South Indian done well, there’s a large menu to choose from with meat and veggie dishes. The biryani is a favorite among guests.
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.
The truck serves up food so good that it can compete with any brick and mortar in town.
3220 Amy Donovan Plz, Austin ,TX 78701
M, W-Sat 11am-9pm, Sun noon-6pm
Indian Mediterranean fusion truck at The Domain. 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.
15803 Windermere Dr #206, Pflugerville, TX 78660
They recommend reserving a table as they hit capacity every weekend. And they are open till midnight Friday and Saturdays with a limited menu after 10.
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
13945 N. Hwy 183, Austin, TX 78717
A great place to stock up on spices, snacks, frozen meals, grains and more. The freshly made hot samosas for $1.00 are irrestible.
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.
3595 Ranch Rd 620 S, Austin TX 78738
The food here is only eclipsed by the great service, making this Lakeway gem worth a visit.
1211 E. 6th St, Austin TX 78702
The new food truck provides a welcome new lunch addition to downtown with classic dishes at reasonable prices.
1100 Center Ridge Dr, Ste 300, Austin, TX 78753
10515 N. Mopac, Ste. A-155, Austin, TX 78759
1500 E. Whitestone Blvd, Cedar Park, TX 78613
This chain has classic Indian and Chinese options.
2512 Rio Grande St, Austin, TX 78705
M, W, Sun 5pm-10pm, Th-Sat 5pm-3am
Live the name suggests, the friendly, affordable truck serves Mediterranean and Indian staples.
1212 W. Parmer Lane, Unit A, Austin, TX 78753
Sun-Th 11am-11pm, Fri-Sat 11am-mid
Per the website, the menu draws upon the rich tapestry of Indian and Pakistani food culture and tradition.
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.
310 Colorado St. Austin, TX 78701
As of writing, Papadom has only been open a few weeks, but early reviews of the downtown romantic restaurant are highly favorable.
3616 Far West Blvd, Ste 113, Austin, TX 78731
Sun-Th 11am-2-pm, 5pm-9:30pm, Fri-Sat 11am-2pm, 5pm-10pm
BYOB and has an extensive Nepali menu and a buffet at lunch. There’s also a Curry in a Hurry option, with three curries for ten bucks.
2200 I-35 Frontage Rd, Ste C1, Round Rock, TX 78681
Tues-Sun 11am-3pm, 5pm-10pm
One of the many restaurants implementing online order systems, SIZZLE is popular for takeout.
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.
2601 S. I35, Round Rock, TX 78664
Size matters with the buffet and Sweekar’s is the largest around, for both lunch and dinner. This place is a win with atmosphere, selection, and quality of food.
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
11501 Rock Rose Ave, Austin, TX 78746
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
1335 E. Whitestone Blvd, Ste T130, Austin, TX 78613
Part grocery, part restaurant, the widely-respected Teji’s has the fluffiest naan.
9310 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78753
Sun-Th 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm
Halal Pakistani and Indian in the Northgate Shopping Center.
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.
2001 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78705
Modern interpretation of classic Indian dishes. This hole in the wall gets mixed reviews.