9 Best Indian Restaurants In Dublin, Ireland

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Breathtaking natural wonders, beautiful sights, and stunning historic buildings are just some of the many reasons to visit Dublin - the capital of the Republic of Ireland. Whether you’re looking for an art museum, live cultural performances, or scenic sights, Dublin has got it all. Dublin’s food scenery is just as vibrant as its cultural scene. You can practically find dishes from almost every culture here! Whether Middle East, China, Japan, and even Indian, Dublin has it for you. If you’re in Dublin and suddenly craving for some authentic Indian food, well you’re in luck because the Indian restaurants here thrive in abundance. We have compiled a list of some of the best Indian restaurants in Dublin, Ireland. Take a look.

1. Vermilion Indian Cuisine

Situated strategically on Terenure Road North, this delightful Indian restaurant serves a wide range of classic Indian food as well as modern delicacies. This place’s specialty is the tasty chicken jalfrezi - chunks of chicken meat stewed with onions, scallions, peppers, and a mix of Indian herbs all cooked in traditional Indian tandoor. The restaurant is committed to using fresh local produce to ensure that the foods that they served to their customers are of the highest quality. The restaurant’s courteous staff and relaxing atmosphere are set to make your dining experience an unforgettable one.

Vermilion Indian Cuisine

Address: 94 Terenure Rd N, Terenure, Dublin 6W, Co. Dublin, Ireland

Website: Vermilion Indian Cuisine

Opening hours: Tue - Wed: 5:30pm - 9:30pm; Thu - Sat: 5:30pm - 10pm; Sun: 4pm - 9:30pm (closed on Mon)

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2. Rasam Restaurant

If you’re looking for an Indian restaurant with an ambiance that makes you feel like you’re already in India, Rasam is the place to go. Not only that the food they serve is top-notch and their service is also praiseworthy. Some of their food which receive high positive reviews are slow-cooked lamb shank with coriander and tomato masala served with basmati rice and buttered nan bread, and murgh tikka - chicken pieces that are soaked in a seasoned yogurt sauce, served kebab-style. For dessert, try their mango and passion fruit cheesecake which is said to be out of this world.

Rasam Restaurant

Address: 18-19 Glasthule Rd, Dún Laoghaire, Dublin, A96 H2N1, Ireland

Website: Rasam Restaurant

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 5:30pm - 10:30pm; Sun: 5pm - 10pm

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3. Pickle Restaurant

There are plenty of Indian restaurants in Dublin, but when it comes to Indian restaurant that serves delicious authentic Indian food old-school style, Pickle is the pick of the bunch! Don’t know what to order from their menu? Give these a try: samosa chaat, different variations of kebab (prawn, chicken lamb, and aloo), and duck tikka - a plate of tender spiced duck meat served artfully. If you feel like having a full course meal, order a dinner veg thali which allows you to try many different tasteful curries.

Pickle Restaurant

Address: 43 Camden Street Lower, Saint Kevin’s, Dublin 2, D02 N998, Ireland

Website: Pickle Restaurant

Opening hours: Tue, Sat: 5pm - 10pm; Wed - Fri: 12pm - 2:15pm, 5pm - 10pm; Sun: 3pm - 9:30pm (closed on Mon)

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4. Spice of India

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

Posted by Spice Of India on Monday, March 24, 2014

The moment you enter Spice of India, you would be able to tell that this restaurant will give you a dining experience of a lifetime - tickling your taste buds with an extensive choice of Indian cuisine. Some of their foods that have received positive reviews from diners are chicken tikka masala and lamb korma. A selection of wines, beers, and ciders are also available to accompany your dining experience. For those who prefer to enjoy their meals at home, fortunately, this restaurant also provides home delivery service. Spice of India has three locations in Dublin, which are Clonsilla, South William Street, and Swords. Check out their website for the addresses of other locations.

Spice of India Restaurant

Address: Weavers Row, Clonsilla, Dublin-15, Ireland

Website: Spice of India

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 4pm - 11pm; Fri - Sat: 4pm - 11:30pm; Sun: 1pm - 4pm

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5. Aleena Restaurant

A fan of spicy Indian food? Then a visit to Aleena Restaurant should be on your wish list. Sip wine and savor scrumptious baltis and tandoori dishes made of the choicest meat, poultry, and seafood. For diners who don’t eat meat nor dairy products, the restaurant also offers Indian vegetarian meals. Not only that, this restaurant which was established in 1993 even offers halal food in the form of halal curries. What makes this restaurant even better is the food here is priced rather reasonably and they stay open until dawn. If you don’t feel like dining in, you can have your meal as a takeaway or have it delivered.

Aleena Restaurant

Address: 3 Temple Ln S, Dublin 2, D02 TY36, Ireland

Website: Aleena Restaurant

Opening hours: Mon - Wed: 5pm - 11:30pm; Thu - Sun: 5pm - 4:30am

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6. Bombay Pantry

The winner of Great Taste Awards in the United Kingdom for 6 solid years, no wonder this restaurant has 7 branches all over Dublin. Most of the menu is quite similar to the other Indian restaurants in Dublin, however, they put special attention to their vegetarian menu. Their vegetarian dishes such as sweet potato dahl and chana masala are done deliciously - fresh, authentic, and bursting with flavors. They often give special offers which allow diners to get tasty meals on a budget. On top of it all, what’s so nice about this restaurant is they even provide dietary information printed for each dish! For the address of each of their locations, visit their website.

Bombay Pantry

Address: Unit 6, Rathbourne Village, Ashtown, Dublin 15 D15 WK18

Website: Bombay Pantry

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 4pm - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 3pm - 10:30pm

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7. Konkan Restaurant

Dubbed as one of the best Indian restaurants in town, Konkan in Clanbrassil Street which was established in 2004, has managed to secure a number of distinguished culinary awards. Their menu includes a wide range of Indian cuisines that are popular in the country as well as their specialty which mostly are South Indian dishes. The restaurant which has cozy and relaxed atmosphere prides itself in their commitment to serve fresh quality Indian food within reasonable prices. To ensure that their customers are served only the best foods, they prepare their ingredients such as paneer, garam masalas, and yoghurt in house. The restaurant is available in two locations: Clanbrassil Street and Dundrum. According to them, their biryani and samosa have been are among the best in town. Don’t believe them? Try it yourself!

Konkan Restaurant

Address: 46 Clanbrassil Street Upper, near Harold’s Cross, Dublin, D08 RF88, Ireland

Website: Konkan Restaurant

Opening hours: Mon, Wed - Sun: 5pm - 11pm (closed on Tue)

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8. Ravi's Kitchen

Posted by Carol Cooney on Sunday, 16 June 2019

If appetizing Indian food with reasonable prices is your thing, then Ravi’s Kitchen is where you should be heading. They have a two-course lunch menu that is reasonably priced and generously plated. Chilli haldi prawn, sagwala, paneer, and garlic naan are some of their must-order dishes. No need to worry about complicated dining etiquette here, Ravi’s Kitchen is a simple and unfussy restaurant where all you have to do is sit back and enjoy the good food as well as the friendly atmosphere.

Ravi's Kitchen

Address: 174 Pembroke Road, Ballsbridge, D04 N4X5, Ireland

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 12pm - 2:30pm, 5:30pm - 10:30pm; Sat - Sun: 5:30pm - 10:30pm

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9. Ananda

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

A haven amidst Dublin’s bustling shopping centre is what Ananda Restaurant is. The place which has been in operation since 2008, was founded by the first Indian chef to be merited with a Michelin Star - Atul Kochar. Once you step into this restaurant you’ll find yourself in a room with vibrant colors which will instantly remind you of India. Get yourself their pan-fried potato galettes with tamarind and raisin, or fried tiger prawns spiced with chili and garlic that comes with cucumber yogurt - both are said to be finger-licking good. For main course, try tandoori murgh amritsari - a chunk of succulent chicken meat served with flavourful masala sauce. All mains are served alongside naan bread and pulao rice.

Ananda Restaurant

Address: Cinema Building, Sandyford Road, Dundrum Town Centre, Dundrum, Dublin, D16 VK54, Ireland

Website: Ananda Restaurant

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 5:30pm - 10:45pm; Fri - Sat: 12:30pm - 2:30pm, 5:30pm - 10:45pm; Sun: 1pm - 2:45pm, 5:30pm - 9:30pm

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10. Kerala Kitchen

This restaurant which started as a food truck in Donegal in 2009 now occupies a multi-storey building. The ground floor is where the kitchen and takeaway counter are located while the floor above it is where the dining room is at. The design of the restaurant is quite amazing that it will be difficult to find anything like it in Dublin. If you aren’t sure what to get from here, just go for ambur biryani - biryani seasoned with cinnamon, star anise, and cardamom, or Nadan curry - Indian curry cooked using pepper, coconut, and curry leaves. Come here during weekend for their Biryani Brunch, a special menu only available on Saturday and Sunday where they serve many varieties of biryani in giant pots.

Kerala Kitchen

Address: 5 Upper Baggot Street, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland

Website: Kerala Kitchen

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 12pm - 10:30pm; Sat: 4pm - 11pm; Sun: 4pm - 10pm

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Indian food: a pleasure for the taste buds

Source: Photo by user Mohans1995 used under CC BY-SA 4.0

With so many Indian restaurants to choose in Dublin it can be hard to decide which ones are really worthy of your visit and which ones are not. These restaurants have done a good job preserving Indian heritage through authentic as possible cooking. Before heading down to any of these restaurants, check their websites first as their business hours may change in adjustment to upcoming public holidays. Hopefully, you’ll keep this article as your guide to find the best Indian restaurants in Dublin and give them a visit!

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