Unlike the megacity of Houston, choosing a South Asian or an Indian restaurant in Katy, Texas, is a much easier and simpler task. Katy is a quaint small city situated just 30 miles (48 kilometres) west of Houston. It is full of a dizzying array of Indian restaurants ranging from cosy sit-down places through takeaway joints to eclectic restaurants tucked away in the winding streets of the city. So, where can one find the best restaurant serving saag paneer (spiced green leaves curry with Indian cheese) or fluffy and buttery garlic naans (Indian bread) in Katy? Check out our selection of the top Indian restaurants in Katy, Texas.
1. Kabobish Cafe & Grill
For delectable Indian food at affordable prices in Katy, there’s no place better than Kabobish Cafe & Grill, where the food quality is superior, the taste is on point and the service is superb. Besides the hospitality of the owners, diners will also notice that the meat used at this restaurant is fresh, succulent and of great quality. Must-try dishes here are beef kabobs, fattoush salad, tabbouleh (Levantine vegetarian salad), hummus, gyro sandwich, onion and steak sandwich and Afghani pulao (Afghani rice dish). Round off your meal with a piece of yummy baklava (layered filo pastry).
Kabobish Cafe & Grill
Address: 5205 S Mason Rd #100, Katy, TX 77450
Website: Kabobish Cafe & Grill
Opening hours: Tue - Thu: 11am - 9pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 10pm; Sun: 12pm - 9pm (closed on Mon)
2. Kurrywalah Fine Indian Cuisine
The reason that Kurry Walah is the ultimate Indian restaurant to dine in and around Katy, Texas, is because of its consistent good quality of food. Helmed by chef Nirman Shah of Jaipur, India, the menu at Kurrywalah leans towards north Indian cuisine and the recipes remain unchanged. So, patrons who are fans of particular dishes can expect the exact same taste every time. Spice levels of the food here aren’t for the faint-hearted, but that’s what makes the food so tasty! Plus, the buffet spread is virtually unbeatable and features an array of items including tandoori chicken (spice and yoghurt marinated chicken cooked in a tandoor oven), soft naan bread, aloo papdi (sweet, spicy and tangy boiled potato snack) and sweet kheer rice for dessert.
Kurrywalah Fine Indian Cuisine
Address: 1830 S Mason Rd #165, Katy, TX 77450
Website: Kurrywalah Fine Indian Cuisine
Opening hours: Wed - Mon: 11am - 2:30pm, 5pm - 9:30pm (closed on Tue)
Rasoi with its fabulously amazing menu and super-friendly staff is somewhat of a hidden gem in West Katy. Its tasty food and casual ambience make this Indian restaurant extremely popular with Katy locals. Dishes highly recommended by patrons include crunchy samosas (deep-fried and spiced potato stuffed triangular puff pastry), gobi Manchurian (Indo-Chinese spiced cauliflower appetiser), chicken tikka masala (marinated chicken cooked in a spicy curry sauce), malai kofta (dumplings in a creamy sauce), flavourful chicken biryani (fragrant rice and chicken dish), chana masala (chickpeas cooked in a spicy sauce) and more. They even accept catering orders for parties and deliver fantastic food on time that’ll surely have your guests licking their fingers.
Address: 4603 FM 1463 #500, Katy, TX 77494
Opening hours: Tue - Fri: 11:30am - 2:30pm, 5pm - 9:30pm; Sat - Sun: 9:30am - 2:30pm, 5pm - 10pm (closed on Mon)
You might be interested in these Airbnbs!
4. Larosh Grill
Larosh Grill, in the heart of Katy, claims that they don’t let any food that the chefs themselves wouldn’t eat leave the kitchen. This showcases their high standards of cooking. The delicious American-South Asian fusion restaurant serves food with flavours that you have never tasted before. If you are looking for the best non-vegetarian Indian fare around Katy, then head down to Larosh Grill. Some must-try items here include beef nihari (slow-cooked spicy beef stew), rumoured to be the best in town, chicken kebabs, Bombay kadhai chicken (spiced chicken pieces cooked in a pan) and butter chicken, all to be lapped up with garlic naan bread. We suggest that you start your meal with some crunchy samosas (deep-fried and spiced potato stuffed triangular puff pastry); they’re delicious!
Address: 18855 W Little York Rd #100e, Katy, TX 77449,
Website: Larosh Grill
Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11am - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 11pm; Sun: 11am - 10pm (closed on Tue)
5. Tru India
Tru India restaurant in Katy, Texas, lives up to its name - and how! It hits the nail on the head when it comes to the flavour of the food, portions and service. Some of the best items to be ordered off its a la carte menu include gunpowder dosa (spice-rubbed rice batter crepe), lamb vindaloo (lamb pieces marined in wine, garlic and vinegar), goat fry, chicken tikka masala (marinated chicken cooked in a spicy curry sauce), which is a house favourite, and saag paneer (spiced green leaves curry with Indian cheese). The restaurant also boasts a fantastic lunch buffet, which has vegetarian and vegan options too. Patrons can also customise the spice level of their food here. What’s more, Tuesday nights have dosas for half the price and Thursday nights are Mazza buffet nights. Yum!
Address: 943 S Mason Rd, Katy, TX 77450
Website: Tru India
Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11am - 3pm, 5pm - 9:30pm; Fri: 11am - 3pm, 5pm - 10pm; Sat: 5pm - 10pm; Sun: 5pm - 9:30pm (closed on Tue)
6. Bombay Palace
The restaurant that was formerly known as Cumin Spice in Katy, Texas, rebranded itself as Bombay Palace and has since been serving amazing Indian cuisine at a reasonable price. Apart from speciality dishes such as keema (minced beef or mutton cooked in spices), lamb seekh kebab (spiced minced meat skewers), vegetarian thali (Indian set meal) and tandoori feast (selection of dishes cooked in a tandoor oven), it’s the inexpensive buffet lunch that is extremely popular here. Some other must-order items include dal makhani (creamy spiced lentils), chicken curry and chicken shaslik (chicken skewers).
Address: 829 S Mason Rd # 265-270, Katy, TX 77450
Website: Bombay Palace
Opening hours: Sat - Sun: 11:30am - 3pm, 5pm - 10pm; Mon - Fri: 11am - 2:30pm, 5pm - 10pm
Having a hankering for some meaty and juicy #burger? Order your favorite burgers at #HotBits. +1 832 437 0559 / +1 832 464 4768Posted by Hotbits on Friday, 6 December 2019
Fans of the flavours of Indian food will love the tasty dishes served at HotBits in Katy, Texas. The tiny, but cosy and extremely clean restaurant is great for a quick sit-down meal as well as food on-the-go. In fact, it was the first of its kind to serve such food in Katy. The menu is chock-full of options like kathi rolls (skewer-roasted kebab wrapped in a paratha bread), noodles, fries, burgers and more. It also has other Indian food mainstays like samosas (deep-fried and spiced potato stuffed triangular puff pastry), chicken biryani (fragrant rice and chicken dish) and chilli chicken (sweet-chilli peppers flavoured chicken). Must-try dishes are tandoori chicken burger and chicken kebab kathi roll.
Address: 25230 Farm to Market 1093 Suite B, Katy, TX 77494
Opening hours: Tue - Sun: 11am - 3pm, 5pm - 9pm (closed on Mon)
8. Sanskar Maharashtrian Veg Cuisine
Growing up in the State of Maharashtra, India, we were used to their unique cuisine. Being at Katy for the Job Fair, I...Posted by Ramesh Anand on Thursday, 23 January 2020
‘Sanskar’ is a Sanskrit word that means traditions and values and Sanskar Maharashtrian Veg Cuisine aims to keep up with its traditions by serving food that is not only delicious but also filling and wholesome. The restaurant claims to be the first registered restaurant in the US serving Maharashtrian cuisine, indigenous to the state of Maharashtra in India. The restaurant offers home-like food in a small but cosy and clean space. Some must-try dishes here are pav bhaji (spiced mix vegetables and bun snack), sabudana vada (sago fritters), misal pav (spiced lentil curry served with buns) and the king of Mumbai’s street food scene, vada pav (spiced potato fritter placed inside a bun). Finish off your meal with buttermilk or chikoo (sapodilla fruit) milkshake.
Sanskar Maharashtrian Veg Cuisine
Address: 406 W Grand Pkwy S # 360, Katy, TX 77494
Website: Sanskar Maharashtrian Veg Cuisine
Opening hours: Wed - Mon: 12pm - 3pm, 5:30pm - 9pm (closed on Tue)
9. Beer Biryani and Kabab
The food at Beer Biryani and Kabab in Katy, Texas, is so amazing that it has been hailed as the best Indian food on the entire western side of Houston! Patrons swear by the crunchy samosas (deep-fried and spiced potato stuffed triangular puff pastry) and the chicken vindaloo (chicken cooked in wine, vinegar and garlic). Other must-try items include garlic naan bread, chicken kebabs, lamb vindaloo (chicken cooked in wine, vinegar and garlic), chicken tikka masala (marinated chicken cooked in a spicy curry sauce), gobi 65 (crispy and spicy cauliflower florets) and jeera wings (cumin, garlic, green chilli and ginger marinated chicken wings). Apart from the incredible staff, the restaurant also has a full bar and lots of TVs; perfect to catch a game with friends.
Beer Biryani and Kabab
Address: 4747 FM 1463 #100, Katy, TX 77494
Website: Beer Biryani and Kabab
Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 11am - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 1am
10. TandoorZ Kabob and Grill
TandoorZ Kabob and Grill has been voted as the best Indo-Pak restaurant in Katy. It boasts excellent service and even better food. Do try their chicken tikka roll (spiced chicken skewers wrapped in a roti bread), which is great for a sit-down meal as well as a takeaway option. Their spin on pizzas will leave your head reeling. Try the lip-smacking chicken tikka (spiced chicken skewers) pizza, pepperoni pizza and spicy beef pizza. Or go for their chipotle burgers, butter chicken and garlic naan bread.
TandoorZ Kabob and Grill
Address: 1025 S Mason Rd Suite# 120, Katy, TX 77450
Website: TandoorZ Kabob and Grill
Opening hours: Tue - Thu: 11am - 9:30pm; Fri: 11am - 10pm; Sat: 12pm - 10pm; Sun: 11am - 9:30pm (closed on Mon)
Mouthwatering Indian cuisine in Katy
Katy, Texas, might not be the first place to come to mind for Indian cuisine, but Indian food rules in this charming city west of Houston. With options ranging from Maharashtrian food through south Indian dishes to north Indian flavours, foodies will be spoilt for choice here. So, check out our suggestions of the top Indian restaurants in Katy, Texas, and eat to your heart’s content.
Get Trip101 in your inbox