Indian Restaurants In Houston, Texas

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Different travelers, different personalities, different food requirements- you don’t just visit a place to see fascinating attractions but also to try out the scrumptious foods they offer. But as much as we want to explore varying cuisines, nothing feels like home when you are able to eat your comfort food like you do when you’re home, right? Same goes to our Indian peeps who seek their region’s intensely flavorful dishes. Luckily, we’ve managed to look out for the best Indian restaurants in Houston, Texas. Though the city is known for its Tex-Mex fusion and BBQ, many Indian restaurants flock the city. Indian or not, scroll down the list to check out our list of the Indian restaurants in Houston, Texas, USA.

1. Pondicheri

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

With a branch in New York and Houston, Pondicheri is a must try Indian restaurant from breakfast until dinner along Kirby Drive. For starters, visitors may try dal roti made with ginger & turmeric spiced channa dal topped with cumin, coriander & amchur crust or try the signature Pondicheri salad which consists of pickled carrots, moong sprouts, pumpkin seeds, raisins, greens or jaggery lime dressing. If you want to eat something with rice, then I suggest trying out their curry bowls with choices from chicken, pork or lamb. They also have seafood and meat platters to share!


Address: 2800 Kirby Dr B132, Houston, TX 77098, USA

Average price for two people: USD 15-30

Website: Pondicheri

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2. Aga's Restaurant & Catering

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

Aga’s restaurant offers a variety of Indian dishes for adults and kids. Of course, authentic Indian experience is not complete without curries full of spices. Here, you have the option to choose from chicken, goat, beef, seafood, up to tasty egg curries waiting for you to try them! Since Houston, Texas is known for its barbecues, you’ll also find a handful on the menu. It also offers its catering services which comes with an affordable price but still flavorsome dishes of your Indian and even Pakistani favorites to be served.

Aga's Restaurant & Catering

Address: 11842 Wilcrest Dr, Houston, TX 77031, USA

Average price for two people: USD 20-40

Website: Aga's Restaurant

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3. Govinda's Vegetarian Restaurant

Complete meal with pakora and cheesecake

Posted by Govinda's Vegetarian Lunch on Friday, May 3, 2019

Where to go for an impeccable Indian cuisine experience? Head on to Govinda’s Vegetarian Restaurant which serves vegetarian and vegan dishes. Some of their bestselling dishes are Malai Kofta and Mix Vegetable Pakora & Vegetable Jalfrezi which are both vegan and gluten-friendly dishes. Since the restaurant aims to provide meals with the freshest ingredients for its visitors, it would be great to call the restaurant first prior to dining here if you have a special craving because of the daily change on the menu. If you think a dish or two isn’t enough, fret not as Govinda’s also offers lunch and dinner buffet at an affordable price!

Govinda's Vegetarian Restaurant

Address: 1320 W 34th St, Houston, TX 77018, USA

Average price for two people: USD 20-40

Website: Govinda's Vegeterian Restaurant

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4. Bismillah Cafe

Bismillah Cafe is the restaurant you must consider if you are craving for kabab in the city. It is a casual restaurant owned and operated by a family in Houston with a friendly staff ready to cater to your needs. Their menu is budget friendly as well with sandwiches ranging from three to five dollars. Their scrumptious Bun Kabab will leave you breathless, savory curry and grilled beef or chicken, and the Spicy Garlic Mayo Fries are to die for! You’ll surely leave the restaurant with a full stomach!

Bismillah Cafe

Address: 5696 Hillcroft St, Houston, TX 77036, USA

Average price for two people: USD 10-30

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5. Biryani Pot

A casual restaurant in the city of Houston, Biryani Pot offers a menu for vegetarian and non-vegetarians customers. You can easily tell that their meals are just as flavorful and authentic Indian cuisine just by looking at it! Of course, it is never complete to eat a spicy and tasty curry. They also have lunch specials which are available during weekdays only with choices from Vegetarian lunch combo, Chicken combo, and Goat lunch combo that are also affordable but satisfying.

Biryani Pot

Address: 6509 Westheimer Rd, Suite # B, Houston, TX. 77057.

Average price for two people: USD 20-30

Website: Biryani Pot

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6. Kiran's

If you think you have an extra budget and would want to eat somewhere fancy, Kiran’s Restaurant is one of the best choices you can find in town. From the elegantly well-decorated facilities and matching chairs and tables, customers will feel luxurious at an instant! The restaurant was found by Chef Kiran Verma who was considered as the godmother of fine-dining Indian cuisine. Some of Kiran’s specialties include Dosa, a crispy lentil and rice crepe filled with aloo masala with sambar, coconut, and tomato chutney. For dinner, you may taste the street foods in India where you can find Kebabs, Pakoras, Delhi Chaat, and so much more on the menu.


Address: 2925 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77098, USA

Average price for two people: USD 30-60

Website: Kiran's

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7. Mogul Indian Restaurant

An Indian restaurant buffet in Houston? I’m not kidding! Make sure to visit the Mogul Indian Restaurant and their all-you-can-eat lunch for an outstanding flavor of Indian cuisine and impeccable staff service to give you comfort and pleasure. They also offer ala carte meals like rice and biryani, combo meals, and platters like Mogul’s Fish Kababs and Chicken Curry to share ideal for groups eating at the restaurant.

Mogul Indian Restaurant

Address: 1055 Bay Area Blvd, Houston, TX 77058, USA

Average price for two people: USD 30-60

Website: Mogul Indian Restaurant

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8. Udipi Cafe

Here’s another buffet option in the city of Houston! Udipi Cafe is a restaurant serving pure vegetarian Indian Cuisine. The restaurant itself has a lot of stories they can’t wait to share with its customers, but you’ll get to know more about Udipi Cafe through sampling the taste of their history and culture through the foods they cook which they cherished from their homeland. They have a wide selection of curries like Aloo Gobi, Chana Masala, and Jack Fruit Curry to name a few. You may also try the restaurant specialties for only 9 USD or less such as Ragi Rotti and AKKI Rotti that might keep you coming back!

Udipi Cafe

Address: 5959 Hillcroft St, Houston, TX 77036, USA

Average price for two people: USD 20-50

Website: Udipi Cafe

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9. Shri Balaji Bhavan

Offering yet another lunch buffet and delicious authentic Indian dishes, Shri Balaji Bhavan is a favorite place for the visitors and locals of Houston. The meals they offer are affordable compared to the others, plus its excellent ambiance and great customer service, you’ll definitely get your money’s worth! You must try their delicious cheap chaat, Bhel Puri, and Masala Dosa. They have a variety of chaat but if you’re into really spicy foods, then order the spicy papdi chaat and see if you can handle.

Shri Balaji Bhavan

Address: 5655 Hillcroft St, Houston, TX 77036, USA

Average price for two people: USD 30-50

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10. Indika

Editor’s note: establishment is permanently closed

Though Indika restaurant is a bit steep compared to the other Indian restaurants in Houston, its appetizing food and vibrant atmosphere make up for it. Their lunch special comes in three courses (appetizer, main dish, and dessert) for only 22 USD per person. Some of the seven options for the entree include Lamb Barrah, Vegetable or Lamb Biryani, or Chickpea Chilla. Who would’ve also thought that Indian foods go well with cocktails, wine, beers? Don’t worry as Indika got your back when you look for a drink.


Address: 516 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006, USA

Average price for two people: USD 40-60

Website: Indika

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An authentic Indian food experience

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Whether you’re eating your comfort food or craving for Indian cuisine, these restaurants in Houston surely won’t disappoint your desire to eat the tastiest dishes they have to offer. Have a good time food trippin’ in Houston, Texas, USA, with these Indian restaurants.

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