9 Best Indian Restaurants In Cleveland, Ohio

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Charmaine
Charmaine 
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Indian Cuisine is commonly characterized by the use of aromatic herbs and spices. It has been a favorite of many, especially those who adore the spice and heat it often comes with. Honed with the colorful culture and religion, Indian food is not only brought out of the oven by the Indian household to its dinner tables, thanks to a number of tasty and infamous restaurants. It has brought itself closer to the American home. Quite a number of Indians have opted to share their recipes with the masses. Luckily, Cleveland is home to a great number of go-to places for Indian cuisines. Experience Indian cuisine without going to India by visiting these best Indian restaurants in Cleveland, Ohio.

1. Bombay Chaat

Posted by Bombay Chaat on Friday, 25 May 2018

A must go for food junkies in search of authentic “chaat” or Indian street food. Also offering a lunch buffet at a reasonable price of 9.99 USD. Each cuisine gives you a taste of culture, seemingly bringing you the authentic taste of India’s spice and flavor. A crowd favorite is the chicken tikka masala and the butter chicken. Close to the hustle and bustle of downtown, the food brings you to a gateway to India itself. Definitely a go-to place for Indian street food enthusiasts.

Bombay Chaat

Address: 2044 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, OH 44115

Website: Bombay Chaat

Opening hours: Mon - Fri 11am – 10pm, Sat : 12pm – 10pm, Sun : 12pm – 8pm

2. Indies


Indies is a popular restaurant among local residents, who head here to experience an excellent Indian culinary adventure. The best part of this establishment is that it is run by an Indian grandmother who cooks up amazing Indian fare. You get good value for money here, with endless servings of Indian fare, which taste just like home-made food. Do try its chicken tikka masala and various vegan options on the menu.

Indies

Address: 530 Euclid Ave, 5th Street Arcades, Cleveland, Ohio

Website: Indies

Opening hours: 8:30am - 5:30pm (Closed on Sat & Sun)

3. Indian Flame Restaurant


A buffet not for the faint-hearted, with a strong lingering taste of spice and true to heart flavor. The Indian flame restaurant caters to meat lovers and vegetarians alike. It is known for its lunch buffet that has specialties like korma, chicken tikka masala, and the tandoori chicken. For the heavy eaters and the ravenous appetite, this is a must-visit.

Indian Flame Restaurant

Address: 11607 Euclid Ave Cleveland, OH

Website: Indian Flame Restaurant

Opening hours: 11am - 10:30pm (daily)

4. Tandul

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by Tandul in Tremont on Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Tandul boasts a homey and relaxing atmosphere, along with flavorful and exciting experience with every bite of Indian food. For the ones seeking a great meal, the must-try items include the chilly paneer, kaju curry, and saag paneer. Be sure to try out their Indian beers as well as you would need them to calm the spice a bit. Another restaurant for the Indian food junkie!

Tandul

Address: 2505 Professor Ave Cleveland, OH 44113, United States

Website: Tandul

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 2pm - 10pm, Sat - Sun: 12pm - 10:30pm

5. Taj India Palace, Cleveland

Taj India Palace
Source: PeakPX

We recommend this one to who are new to Indian cuisines, or just plainly those who want to have a wider grasp on their palette, as they offer quite an extensive array of delicious and authentic Indian dishes. They have a buffet system and a takeout service, as well. Do try their lamb options, which are very tasty and meaty. A classic drink at the Taj India Palace would be their mango Lassi, with fresh mangoes and rose water to cleanse the hearty dishes served. A great place to try out new delectable dishes and discover more of what the Indian cuisine has to offer.

Taj India Palace, Cleveland

Address: 5156 Wilson Mills Road Richmond Heights, OH

Website: Taj India Palace, Cleveland

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 11am - 2:30pm, 5pm - 10pm

6. Indian Delight


Hidden in downtown Cleveland, the subtle vibe of Indian delight attracts locals and tourists alike. It has quite a variety of authentic-style Indian dishes. They freshly cook both dine-in and take-outs, to add to that, the serving is quite big for the price you pay. Crowd favorites are samosas, chicken biryani, and chicken Madras. They also have a unique take on the mango lassi and the coconut curries. Their service team is quite nice and very welcoming.

Indian Delight

Address: 5507 Detroit Ave. Cleveland, OH

Website: Indian Delight

Opening hours: Mon, Wed - Sat: 11:30am - 3pm, 5:30pm - 10pm; Sun: 12pm - 3pm, 5pm - 9pm (closed on Tue)

7. India's Cafe & Kitchen

Lunch
Source: Photo by Flickr user Crystal used under CC BY 2.0

Seemingly small, India’s Cafe & Kitchen is booming with an extensive array of mouth-watering meals. At first glance, it would not be much, but once the food hits your taste buds, it is superb. A middle-aged Indian man takes the orders and is truly warm to the customers, he also takes into consideration the spice and heat level of the dishes served. Must order are samosas and khasta kachories with cilantro and tamarind dips.

India's Cafe & Kitchen

Address: 5549 Ridge Rd, Cleveland, OH 44129, United States

Opening hours: Tue - Fri 11:30am - 2pm & 5:30pm - 9:30pm; Sat 12pm - 9pm; Sun 12pm - 8pm (closed on Mon)

8. Chapati Indian Grill


Dubbed as the “Chipotle of Indian food”. This food place gives you the choice of rice or chicken base and the toppings and mixture depend on your preference. A go-to for the millennial and the adventurous taste bud, this is the perfect place for your cravings. Providing you with a quick but tasty fix of Indian delight in a bowl. Chapati Indian Grill lets the customers savor authentic Indian food. A must-try is their vegetable bowl, a base of rice and a variety of sauces and choices for vegetables. This is another vegetarian-friendly restaurant that is worth checking out.

Chapati Indian Grill

Address: 11440 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, OH

Website: Chapati Indian Grill

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 11am - 10pm (closed on Sat & Sun)

9. Cafe Tandoor

Posted by Cafe Tandoor on Friday, 13 December 2019

A cafe that values flavor and authenticity. With their head chef as a man from the culture himself. Cafe Tandoor serves hot and homemade dishes fresh from the pan. The infamous Cafe has gained quite a lot of positive feedback from the locality with its dishes as the favorites of the locals. Must-tries are the cholle (chickpeas) and a side of naan, chicken tandoori, and vegetable samosas. The modern and chic atmosphere complements the food.

Cafe Tandoor

Address: 2096 South Taylor Rd. Cleveland Heights, OH

Website: Cafe Tandoor

Opening hours: Mon - Sat 11:30am - 2pm, 5:30 pm - 10pm; Sun 3pm - 9pm

Delve into India’s rich culture and heritage by experiencing their local cuisines

Food brings you not only nutrition and satisfaction, but it allows you to travel to the place of culture, to the ages of history. It tells you of tales of chivalry and of kings and wars. Food isn’t just about mixing everything in a pot, it’s weaving culture and religion. It is an art! So, delve into India’s rich culture and heritage by experiencing their local cuisines from the list of the Indian restaurants above.

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Charmaine is a Filipino food and travel blogger who is in constant search for new adventures and experiences. Travelling around the world has given her a wider perspective about life and a deeper...Read more

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