6 Best Indian Restaurants In Lexington, Kentucky

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Lexington, Kentucky, is famous for its horse farms and International Museum of the Horse, which can be found at Kentucky Horse Park. It is also well-known for thoroughbred racetracks, including Keeneland, which features beautifully landscaped grounds. Raven Run Nature Sanctuary is a pleasant visit in Lexington, with its beautiful walking trails through nature. The city is famous for Ashland as well, the 19th-century estate of the politician Henry Clay, which has a formal garden to visit. Clay himself lies in the Lexington Cemetery, which features lakes, a Romanesque gatehouse, and an arboretum. Here are some of the best Indian restaurants in Lexington, Kentucky. Scroll down to read more.

1. Taj India Restaurant

Posted by Taj India Indian Restaurant on Sunday, 21 July 2013

Taj India Indian Restaurant prides itself on serving delicious and authentic Indian cuisine with a Punjabi touch. The place specializes in dishes from North India, which are typically cooked with aromatic herbs and rich spices. The menu includes a range of tasty Indian entrees, and the chef’s main specialty is tandoori (food cooked in a tandoor clay oven). The choices include vegetarian and meat dishes suitable for everyone, including cheese and vegetable pakoras, meat samosas, and chicken tikka. There is a basic menu for children, offering chicken nuggets and French fries.

Taj India Restaurant

Address: 154 Patchen Dr #68, Lexington, Kentucky, USA

Website: Taj India Restaurant

Opening hours: 11:30am - 3pm, 5pm - 10pm (daily)

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2. Taste of India

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Taste of India opened in 1995 and serves cuisine prepared with a blend of exotic ingredients, including the flavors of all regions of India. The restaurant widely uses a special tandoor (clay oven) to lend a delicious flavor to all its dishes, which include seekh kabobs, tandoori chicken, chicken tikka, and naan. The establishment also serves a mouthwatering selection of vegetarian dishes and curries. All meals are prepared with raw spices and original sauces, and each is prepared from scratch before being placed in front of the diner.

Taste of India

Address: 2467 Nicholasville Rd, Lexington, Kentucky, USA

Website: Taste of India

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11am - 2:30pm, 5pm - 10pm; Fri: 11am - 2:30pm, 5pm - 10:30pm; Sat: 12pm - 10:30pm; Sun: 12pm - 3pm, 5pm - 10pm

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3. Tandoor Fine Indian Cuisine

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Posted by Tandoor Fine Indian Cuisine on Saturday, 11 February 2017

Tandoor Fine Indian Cuisine specializes in a tasty selection of tandoori dishes (cooked in a tandoor clay oven), curries, lamb and chicken dishes, along with a selection of vegan and vegetarian choices. Lunchtime sees a delicious all-you-can-eat buffet selection, while dinner is served a la carte, with specialty dishes on the weekends. The restaurant also serves a full range of traditional Indian dishes, fish and seafood options, and all types of authentic Indian bread.

Tandoor Fine Indian Cuisine

Address: 3146 Mapleleaf Dr #110, Lexington, Kentucky, USA

Website: Tandoor Fine Indian Cuisine

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11am - 2:30pm, 5pm - 10pm; Fri: 11am - 2:30pm, 5pm - 10:30pm; Sat: 12pm - 3pm, 5pm - 10:30pm; Sun: 12pm - 3pm, 5pm - 10pm

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4. Masala Indian Cuisine

The buffet during lunch time is one of the most popular meals with something for everybody and ample delicious gluten free dishes.

Posted by Masala on Sunday, 8 November 2015

Masala Indian Cuisine serves a range of northern and southern Indian cuisines, including vegetable, fish and chicken pakora, and delicious Indian soups and salads—such as mulligatawny soup and tandoori salmon salad. A full selection of chicken dishes includes chicken korma, chicken curry, and chicken vindaloo. Lamb specialties include lamb tikka masala and lamb rogan josh. The menu also offers a good selection of seafood, tandoori specials, and vegetarian dishes, including vegetable korma.

Masala Indian Cuisine

Address: 3061 Fieldstone Wy, Lexington, Kentucky, USA

Website: Masala Indian Cuisine

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 11am - 2:30pm, 5pm - 10pm; Sat - Sun: 12pm - 3pm, 5pm - 10pm

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5. Curry House Indian Restaurant

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Curry House Indian Restaurant serves classic Indian cuisine, with every dish prepared from scratch with the best quality ingredients and fresh vegetables. The restaurant serves a full buffet lunch and offers an a la carte menu for dinner, as well as a takeout service. Daily specials include mixed vegetable pakora, chicken momo—a stuffed, steamed dumpling seasoned with Himalayan herbs and spices—lamb rogan josh, dal makhani, and various dishes cooked in a clay tandoor oven, such as tandoori chicken. The menu also offers a range of delicious curries, traditional Indian bread, and mixed grill.

Curry House Indian Restaurant

Address: 2220 Nicholasville Rd #160, Lexington, Kentucky, USA

Website: Curry House Indian Restaurant

Opening hours: Tue - Fri: 11am - 2:30pm, 5pm - 9:30pm; Sat: 12pm - 3pm, 5pm - 10pm; Sun: 12pm - 3pm, 5pm - 9:30pm (closed on Mon)

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6. Tandoor Express

Posted by Tandoor Indian Cuisine & Bar - Campus on Sunday, 29 April 2018

Tandoor Express serves authentic Indian cuisine for lunch and dinner and caters to special events. The menu includes tandoori dishes, cooked in a tandoor clay oven, paired with a rich Indian lager or your choice of beverage from the wine list. Tandoori specials include malai kabob, tandoori tikka, or tandoori lamb chops. Some chef’s recommendations are coriander chicken and a tandoor biryani plate. A good selection of vegan and vegetarian options is on offer, including panheer makhani and dal tadka. Children are catered to with a choice of chicken pakora combo or chicken nuggets served with fries.

Tandoor Express

Address: 630 Euclid Ave, Lexington, Kentucky, USA

Website: Tandoor Express

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

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Experience the rich taste of India in Lexington, Kentucky!

After relaxing in nature while exploring Raven Run Nature Sanctuary and the parks of the city, or spending hours to visit all the historic sites, take time to unwind and enjoy an authentic traditional meal at one of the best Indian restaurants in Lexington, Kentucky.

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