Indian Restaurants In Austin, Texas - Updated 2023

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Austin is an inland city and the state capital of Texas. The city borders the Hill Country Region. Austin’s many parks, lakes and green spaces allow for biking, hiking, boating and swimming, including Zilker Metropolitan Park, McKinney Falls State Park and Lady Bird Lake. Austin is famous for its live music scene, which is centered around blues, country and rock music. The Formula One Circuit of the Americas raceway is interesting to visit, which has hosted the United States Grand Prix. Accommodations vary from hotels to spots for glamping in Austin. The city also has a vast culinary culture, with food ranging from traditional American fare to international dishes. The following are some of the best Indian restaurants in Austin, Texas, USA. Read on to learn more.

1. G'Raj Mahal Cafe & Lounge

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Posted by G'Raj Mahal on Wednesday, 31 May 2017

G'Raj Mahal Cafe & Lounge boasts that it serves real Indian food “Austin style.” Dine on the best, traditional Indian comfort food while being entertained by local Austin music. What started out as a food trailer is now a restaurant, housed in an old house with a large wooden deck at the back. There is comfortable indoor seating and a pretty, stone-paved front yard. The restaurant also features a wine and beer bar. Every dish is made to order and you are asked just how spicy the curry should be, ranging from mild to super-hot. All pork, chicken and beef served in the restaurant is sourced locally and is free-range grass-fed and Halal blessed. The restaurant serves lunch and dinner. Starters include samosas, pakoras and Indian-style buffalo wings. The mains include a variety of curries and there is traditional Indian bread on the side. Vegetarian and Goan specialties are also served.

G'Raj Mahal Cafe & Lounge

Address: 73 Rainey St., Austin, Texas, USA

Hours: Tuesday to Friday 11:00 AM-12:00 AM, Saturday and Sunday 12:00 PM-12:00 AM, Monday 5:00-10:00 PM

Price for two: 22-60 USD

Website: G'Raj Mahal Cafe & Lounge

2. Asiana Indian Cuisine

Posted by Michael Herrera on Thursday, 9 November 2017

Asiana Indian Cuisine serves authentic Indian food for lunch and dinner. Appetizers include vegetable samosas, pakoras and spring rolls. There is a menu of South Indian special dishes including a variety of dosas. Tandoori specials include chicken, shrimp and tikkas, while there is a choice of tandoori bread and naan bread. There is also a wide range of vegetable and lamb dishes to choose from.

Asiana Indian Cuisine

Address: 801 E William Cannon Dr., Ste 205, Austin, Texas, USA

Hours: Closed Mondays, Lunch buffet Tuesday-Friday 11:00 AM-2:00 PM, a la carte dinner Tuesday-Thursday 5:00 PM-9:30 PM, Friday and Saturday 5:00 PM-10 PM, Sunday 5:00 PM-9:3 PM

Prices for two: 22-60 USD

Website: Asiana Indian Cuisine

3. Tarka Indian Kitchen

Tarka Indian Kitchen serves affordable fresh and flavorful Indian cuisine. Enjoy a meal in the restaurant or outside on the patio with a glass of good wine. The restaurant serves a variety of curries, biryanis, kabobs and freshly baked flatbreads. Meals are paired with original drinks like fresh fruit lassis, mango lemonade or select wine and beer. Dishes include vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.

Tarka Indian Kitchen

Address: Northcross Mall, 2525 W Anderson Ln, Austin, TX 78757, USA

Hours: 11:00 AM-9:00 PM

Price for two: Under 20 USD

Website: Tarka Indian Kitchen

4. Curry in Hurry

Posted by Curry In Hurry on Thursday, 6 May 2010

Curry in Hurry serves authentic, gourmet vegetarian Indian dishes cooked with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. Dishes are also vegan-, Jain- and Swaminarayan-friendly. All food is cooked without garlic, onions or potatoes, and recipes are sourced from all over India. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, with desserts, fresh fruit juices and drinks. There is also free Wi-Fi in the restaurant.

Curry in Hurry

Address: 12809 Ranch Rd 620 N #300, Austin, Texas, USA

Hours: 11:00 AM-9:00 PM – closed Mondays

Price for two: Under 20 USD

Website: Curry in Hurry

5. Biryani Pot

Posted by Biryani Pot on Friday, 13 July 2018

Biryani Pot styles itself as a traditional Hyderabadi food house. The restaurant specializes in Hyderabadi Dum Biryani, including tasty breads, curries and vegetarian dishes. Biryani Pot serves lunch and dinner from a 95-item al la carte menu. There is a wide selection of appetizers, Tandoor grill items, chicken, goat, seafood and vegetarian entrees, Biryanis and rice, rounded off with delicious desserts.

Biryani Pot

Address: 12407 N Mopac Expy, Austin, Texas, USA

Hours: Lunch: Monday-Friday 11:00 AM-2:30 PM, Saturday and Sunday 11:30 AM-3:00 PM, Dinner: Sunday-Thursday 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM, Friday and Saturday 5:30 PM-10:30 PM

Price for two: 22-60 USD

Website: Biryani Pot

6. The Clay Pit

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Posted by The Clay Pit on Monday, 22 October 2018

Clay Pit serves contemporary Indian cuisine in the historical Bertram Building of downtown Austin. The restaurant is sophisticated, with a casually elegant setting. The menu features traditional dishes, including Saag Paneer, Chicken Tikka Masala and various Tandoori specials. Contemporary dishes include curried mussels, while their signature entrees include the delicious Khuroos-E-Kursh. Desserts include such delights as Mango Cheesecake and the restaurant’s special Chai Spice Creme Brulee. Vegetarians are also catered for with a variety of dishes to choose from. There is also a bar and wine cellar.

Clay Pit

Address: The Bertram Building, 1601 Guadalupe St. Austin, Texas, USA

Hours: Mondays-Fridays 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM and 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Saturdays and Sundays 12:00 PM-3:00 PM and 5:00 PM-10:00 PM

Price for two: 22-60 US

Website: Clay Pit

7. Whip In

‪Buffet Special: ‬ ‪Navratan korma ‬ ‪Fresh peas, carrot, Califlower, cream, cashew, turmeric, red chilli powder and Asian spices.‬ ‪Lunch Buffet ‬ ‪Monday-Friday ‬ ‪11am - 3pm ‬

Posted by Whip In on Thursday, 13 September 2018

Whip In styles itself as a public house and curry lounge. All dishes are made from scratch and the restaurant is also a gastropub, with a full wine list and 70 beers on tap. They serve a variety of snacks, naan sandwiches, rice bowls and salads. There is an extensive not-so-Indian brunch menu to choose from on the weekends including nachos, migas, shrimp and grits and chicken and waffles. Vegetarians are well catered for.

Whip In

Address: 1950 South I-H 35, Austin, Texas, USA

Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11:00 AM-11:00 PM, Friday and Saturday 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Price for two: 22-60 USD

Website: Whip In

8. Saffron

Source: Photo by user Miikka H used under CC BY-SA 2.0

Saffron is an Indian Nepali restaurant with an eclectic mix of traditional Indian cuisine interspersed with the flavors of the Himalayas. All dishes are made from scratch, including naan, sauces and desserts. They boast of being the first Austin restaurant with a dedicated Nepalese menu, while some of the dishes are inspired by India and China. Appetizers include samosas and pakoras and other vegetable and meat dishes. There is a selection of Tandoori dishes and vegetarian entrees and an extensive range of curry dishes to choose from.


Address: 3616 Far West Blvd #113, Austin, Texas, USA

Hours: Tuesday closed. Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday and Monday 11:00 AM-2 PM, 5:00 PM-9:30 PM, Friday and Saturday 11:00 AM-2:00 PM, 5:00 PM-10 PM, Sunday 11:00 AM-2:00 PM, 5:00 PM-9:30 PM

Prices for two: 22-60 USD

Website: Saffron

9. Teji's Indian Restaurant and Grocery

Posted by Teji's on Monday, 15 December 2014

Teji’s Indian Restaurant and Grocery serves traditional and delicious Indian cuisine, cooked with the freshest ingredients. Healthful herbs and spices used in the dishes include cumin, turmeric, cinnamon, ginger, coriander, nutmeg, chili pepper and garlic. There is a full range of appetizers, chicken entrees, freshly baked Indian breads, vegetarian entrees and Tandoori choices with sides, salads and desserts.

Teji's Indian Restaurant and Grocery

Address: 2100B Guadalupe St., Austin, Texas, USA

Hours: Sunday to Thursday 11:00 AM-3:00 AM, Friday and Saturday 1:00 AM-3:59 AM

Price for two: Under 20 USD

Website: Teji’s Indian Restaurant and Grocery

10. Bombay Express

Masala Dosa with potato filling
Source: Photo by user Elizabeth K. Joseph used under CC BY 2.0

Bombay Express serves a variety of traditional Indian dishes, including samosas, masala dosa, kachori, puri bhajis, spicy paneer roll and pav bhaji. The restaurant is open for lunch and early dinners. All dishes are cooked fresh in small batches. The restaurant caters for both vegetarian and vegan diners.

Bombay Express

Address: 13000 I-35, Austin, Texas, USA

Hours: 11:00 AM-9:00 PM, Mondays closed

Price for two: Under 20 USD

Website: Bombay Express

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Anne Sewell was born in England, but has spent most of her life in Africa - Malawi, Zimbabwe and South Africa - and now resides on the beautiful Costa del Sol in southern Spain. She loves writing...Read more

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