Top Indian Restaurants in New York

By Gayot Editors

Best Indian Food in NYC

The route to India was sought by Vasco da Gama and Christopher Columbus for its valuable spices. Saffron, turmeric, ginger and coriander — these are the tastes that define Indian food. If you’re craving tandoori, tikka masala, spicy curries or any of the cuisine’s other vibrant, artfully prepared dishes, try one of these top Indian restaurants in New York, presented in alphabetical order.


New York, NY

Named after a holy city in northern India, Benares in TriBeCa serves above-average Indian specialties hailing from the top to the bottom of the subcontinent. See More…

Bhatti Indian Grill

New York, NY

Nicely done Indian cuisine with dishes beyond the norm. See more…

Darbar Grill

New York, NY

Darbar Grill in Midtown East is a culinary oasis for Indian food. See More…


New York, NY

Dawat is an elegant NYC establishment where chef, cookbook author and TV personality Madhur Jaffrey acts as the creative force behind the menu. See More…


New York, NY

Dhaba serves “roadside” Indian fare a notch above the rest in Murray Hill. See More…


New York, NY

Junoon in the Flatiron District serves well-executed and creative takes on Indian fare in an elegant environment. See More…

Moti Mahal Delux

New York, NY

The first U.S. outpost of the popular chain of restaurants, Moti Mahal Delux serves up better-than-average Indian fare, making it a dining asset on New York’s Upper East Side. See More…


New York, NY

Indian cuisine through a “New York lens” in the West Village. See More…

Tamarind Tribeca

New York, NY

Tamarind Tribeca presents classic Indian dishes but with an elegant lift. See More…


New York, NY

The formal yet lively setting of Utsav in NYC’s Theater District provides the perfect backdrop for the flavorful, authentic Indian food. See More…