If you have ever been to Greenville in South Carolina, you will already know its charm and culture. Located in the Appalachian foothills between Atlanta and Charlotte, this unique city is one of the most welcoming that we’ve ever been to. There is a strong underground culture with lots of independent boutiques, unique cafes and art galleries. During the summer months, you’ll see lots of local events taking place in the large open space garden areas. Falls Park on the Reedy is an absolute must-see for nature lovers. From here, you can stand on a bridge and gaze at the waterfalls. After all of that exploring, you’ll be searching for a hearty meal. Greenville has a strong Indian community, which means, a trip to this city would be incomplete without trying the Indian food. Here’s our pick of the best Indian restaurants in Greenville, South Carolina, that serve the most tempting Indian dishes.
1. India Palace
This authentic Indian restaurant offers not only excellent food but also good portion sizes and value for money. Since opening its doors in 1992, it has become a local hotspot for tourists and locals alike. There is always a good vibe at the restaurant. We really like the detail in the atmosphere at India Palace, from the bright wall tapestries to the soft Indian music being played. Whether you have a business meeting or a family birthday, head to India Palace. We’re sure that it will become your ‘go-to’ Indian restaurant.
Address: 59 Liberty Lane, Greenville, SC 29607
Website: India Palace
Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 11:30am - 3pm; 5pm - 10pm; Sat - Sun: 12pm - 3pm, 5pm - 10pm
2. Saffron Indian Cuisine
With a buffet-style lunch, you’ll be spoiled for choice at the Saffron Indian Cuisine. This is a great spot if you are craving for Indian food. You can enjoy a wide range of delicious Indian dishes. If you’re vegetarian or vegan don’t panic, because there’s plenty on offer to satisfy you. We know that some of you may have reservations about buffet dinners, but trust us when we say that the meat dishes are incredibly tender and the vegetarian options are a taste sensation.
Saffron Indian Cuisine
Address: WoodRuff Gallery, Suite 16, 1178 WoodRuff RD, Greenville, SC 29607.
Website: Saffron Indian Cuisine
Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 11:30am - 2pm, 5pm - 9:30pm; Sat - 12pm - 2:30pm, 5pm - 10pm; Sun: 12pm - 2:30pm, 5pm - 9:30pm
3. Mr.Egg O Little India
Say hello to a traditional flavor with no artificial colorings at Mr. Egg O Little India. The menu is extensive with over 40 different dishes to choose from, including meat, vegetarian and seafood options. You can choose to either dine-in at the restaurant or pick-up your meal and dine in the comfort of your own home. Wash it all down with one of the two Indian beers available at the restaurant.
Mr.Egg O Little India
Address: 435 N Pleasantburg Dr, Greenville, SC 29607, USA
Website: Mr.Egg O Little India
Opening hours: Tue - Sun: 11am - 10pm (closed on Mon)
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4. Handi Indian Cuisine
You can always tell a good restaurant by whether or not there is a line out front. Well, on a Friday or Saturday you can bet that there is a line outside this popular downtown restaurant. This place is also vegetarian-friendly. We’d recommend going there on a quieter weekday so that you can have ample time to enjoy your meal properly. They also try to cater to people with different spice tolerances, so be prepared to answer the question of how hot you want your meal on a scale of 1 - 10.
Handi Indian Cuisine
Address: 18 N Main St, Greenville, SC 29601-4806
Website: Handi Indian Cuisine
Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 11:30am - 2:30pm, 5pm - 10pm; Fri: 11:30am – 2:30pm, 5pm – 10:30pm; Sat: 12pm - 3pm, 5pm - 10:30pm; Sun: 12pm - 3pm, 5pm - 10:30pm
5. Swad Restaurant
This is the only 100% vegetarian Indian restaurant in Greenville. The restaurant itself is very small and cozy. It is located in a mall area, but don’t let that put you off because the food is absolutely amazing. The spot is family owned and you can tell the authenticity in the meals. The owners are very attentive and will help you choose a dish that is suitable for your dietary needs. We’d recommend trying the Thali.
Address: 1421 Laurens Road, Greenville, SC 29607
Website: Swad Restaurant
Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 11:30am - 9pm (closed on Sun)
6. Persis Biryani Indian Grill
If you’re looking for an extra special treat, head to Persis Biryani Indian Grill. With a menu where everything is delicious, it’s hard for us to make a recommendation. In fact, there are many dishes that you may not be familiar with, so it’s a great place to try something new. You can reserve a table which we would recommend for the weekend, or you can order a takeaway. The lunch buffet menu is of excellent value and is perfect to re-energize you after walking around Greenville all morning.
Persis Biryani Indian Grill
Address: 1451 Woodruff Rd, Suite # R,, Greenville, SC 29607
Website: Persis Biryani Indian Grill
Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11:30am - 2:30pm, 5:30pm - 9:30pm; Fri: 11:30pm - 3pm, 5:30pm - 10pm; Sat: 12pm - 3pm, 6pm - 10pm; Sun: 12pm - 3pm, 6pm - 9:30pm
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Whether its the middle of summer or the depths of winter, we love chowing down into a big portion of spicy Indian food. This list covers the best Indian restaurants in Greenville, South Carolina. So, next time you’re in the city, be sure to stop at one of our favorite Indian restaurants and enjoy a delicious meal in a vibrant and welcoming atmosphere.
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