The Indian cuisine, for all its nuanced flavours, unique spices, and endless variety, has come to be loved by many across the globe. It’s a delight to watch foodies devouring a spicy Indian dish, wiping the beads of sweat off periodically, but relishing the food nonetheless. Kentucky’s Louisville is one such city, home to quite a large number of Indian food connoisseurs, so it’s only fair that we lead you to some of the best ones in town. Reserve yourself a spot at one of these top Indian restaurants in Louisville, Kentucky, and gorge on some of the tastiest Indian fares. Your tummies and culinary sensibilities will thank you!
1. Shalimar Indian Restaurant
Excelling in their tandoori (clay oven) dishes, Shalimar Indian Restaurant offers food that packs quite a punch with their fine flavours and generous portions—along with warm hospitality. You may not know a thing about the cuisine, but the servers will patiently explain everything and help you with what to order based on your preferences. Chicken tikka masala, tandoori chicken, saag, and biryani are a few highlights from their diverse menu.
Shalimar Indian Restaurant
Address: 1850 S Hurstbourne Pkwy #125, Louisville, KY 40220, United States
Website: Shalimar Indian Restaurant
Opening hours: 11:30am - 2:30pm, 5pm - 10pm (daily)
2. Kashmir Indian Restaurant
Finally!!!!! It only took me 13 years in the states to find some quality Indian grub. Going down a treat!!Posted by George Horine on Friday, 31 August 2018
Hearty, wholesome, and every bit satisfying—the food at Kashmir Indian Restaurant doesn’t fail to impress. Try their saag chicken, chicken korma, or the lamb korma, and you’ll know just what we mean. Although it’s an a la carte ordering system on weekdays, weekend lunches are all-you-can-eat buffets—and at pretty reasonable rates too! Seat yourself indoors or at the patio outdoors and relish Kashmir Indian Restaurant’s banging food.
Kashmir Indian Restaurant
Address: 1277 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40204, United States
Website: Kashmir Indian Restaurant
Opening hours: 11:30am - 2:30pm, 5pm - 10pm (daily)
3. Bombay Grill
No, you're not dreaming. But you're drooling a little bit.Posted by Bombay Grill on Wednesday, 9 September 2015
Offering North as well as South Indian cuisines, Bombay Grill’s authentic flavour quotient is just right. Their vegetable korma, vegetable pakora, and tandoori chicken are a few highlights from the North Indian selection, while medu vada, lamb or chicken vindaloo, or one of the dosas are a few South Indian treats that you must try. What’s even better? They have a great variety of spicy as well as mildly spiced dishes to suit every kind of palate. Bombay Grill offers a lunch buffet and an a la carte ordering system for dinner.
Address: 216 N Hurstbourne Pkwy, Louisville, KY 40222, United States
Website: Bombay Grill
Opening hours: Mon & Wed - Thu: 11am - 2:30pm, 5pm - 9:30pm; Fri: 11am - 2:30pm, 5pm - 10pm; Sat: 12pm - 3pm, 5pm - 12:30pm; Sun: 12pm - 3pm, 5pm - 9:30pm (closed on Tue)
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4. Taj Palace Indian Restaurant
Taj Palace Indian Restaurant is the place to go if you’re a chicken tikka masala fan! Couple this delicious curry with rice or one of the Indian bread, and you have yourself a stunning combo. You can go in for their lunch buffet to try a variety of dishes or the dinner—when you can order a la carte. Among the many varieties of Indian bread you’d find here, the garlic naan is the regulars’ absolute fav, so do try it. For a sweet ending to your meal, get the mango pudding or the yummy gulab jamuns.
Taj Palace Indian Restaurant
Address: 2929 Goose Creek Rd, Louisville, KY 40241, United States
Website: Taj Palace Indian Restaurant
Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 11am - 2:30pm, 5pm - 10pm; Sat - Sun: 12pm - 3pm, 5pm - 10pm
5. Tandoori Fusion
It's time to try the Double Cheese Chicken Tikka Pizza Made with naan crust, masala sauce and topped with huge...Posted by Tandoori Fusion on Tuesday, 5 November 2019
Tandoori Fusion prides itself on two accounts—doing classic Indian dishes with a modern twist and guaranteeing fresh ingredients because it’s a farm-to-table restaurant. While the veggies are locally grown in the owner’s farm, the spices are prepared by the mavericks in the kitchen! Brilliant, right? The restaurant serves classic North as well as South Indian cuisines, along with a few fusion dishes too. Mozzarella sticks and nachos croquettes made with Indian bread as the base or the double cheese chicken tikka masala pizza, anyone?
Address: 4600 Chamberlain Ln, Louisville, KY 40241, United States
Website: Tandoori Fusion
Opening hours: Tue - Thu: 11:30am - 2:30pm, 5pm - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 11:30am - 3pm, 5pm - 10pm; Sun: 12pm - 3pm, 5pm - 9:30pm (closed on Mon)
6. Tikka House Indian Restaurant
Featuring an extensive salad bar and a well-thought-out lunch buffet lay, Tikka House Indian Restaurant is the best of hearty food, generous portions, and delightful service. While the vast a la carte dinner menu might get slightly daunting for a new diner, the rich flavour of each dish will lead to a wholly satisfying affair. Tikka House Indian Restaurant’s murg malai kebab, gobi manchurian, shrimp mango curry, dal makhani, and dal fry are among the regulars’ favourite choices. Also, try their rice pudding or the fluffy gulab jamuns for dessert and come back to thank us later.
Tikka House Indian Restaurant
Address: 3930 Chenoweth Square, Louisville, KY 40207, United States
Website: Tikka House Indian Restaurant
Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 11:30am - 2:30pm, 5pm - 10pm; Sat - Sun: 11:30am - 3pm, 5pm - 10pm
7. Himalayan Restaurant
Himalayan Restaurant serves authentic Indian cuisine, a food that doesn't contain any artificial colorings or flavors,...Posted by Order Food Online on Tuesday, 20 November 2018
Not just a smashing selection of Indian main course dishes—Himalayan Restaurant also packs a punch with some of the Indian street-food options it offers. This is one place where you’ll find the much-loved samosas and pakoras—and these, too, are as close to those you’d find anywhere in India! While the restaurant owner comes from Nepal, Himalayan Restaurant is all about heartwarming Indian flavours. Do visit—you’ll love it!
Address: 3825 Bardstown Rd #108, Louisville, KY 40218, United States
Website: Himalayan Restaurant
Opening hours: Wed - Mon: 11:30am - 9:30pm (closed on Tue)
8. Clay Oven Indian Restaurant
Clay Oven Indian Restaurant opened its doors in 2014 and has since entertained many a gastronomist and turned several into regular diners. While the restaurant’s tandoori specialties—such as seekh kebabs, tandoori chicken, and lamb chops—are delicious, the pakoras and vegetable samosas make for the perfect snack too. And all this within a comfortable ambience and with fab service. What more does a hungry diner want?
Clay Oven Indian Restaurant
Address: 12567 Shelbyville Rd, Louisville, KY 40223, United States
Website: Clay Oven Indian Restaurant
Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 11am - 2:30pm, 5pm - 10pm; Sat - Sun: 11am - 3pm, 5pm - 10pm
Had dinner at Dakshin Indian Restaurant. Very good food and service. Then, I had to splurge on a fresh and hot Krispy Kreme donut. :-)Posted by Christopher D. Trombatore on Thursday, 3 November 2011
The Hindi word dakshin means “south” (compass direction), and that’s exactly the cuisine that Dakshin reflects—the freshness and brilliance of the South Indian cuisine. Although, the menu has a selection of North Indian and Indian-style Chinese fare as well. And while the restaurant’s atmosphere may appear completely haphazard (or downright off-putting sometimes!), give it a fair chance, and the appetizing aromas preceding Dakshin’s banging dishes will leave you thoroughly (and pleasantly) surprised! The crunchy masala fried catfish here is simply fantastic, so do remember to try it.
Address: 4742 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40218, United States
Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 11am - 2:30pm, 5:30pm - 10pm; Sat: 12pm - 3pm, 5:30pm - 10:30pm; Sun: 12pm - 3pm, 5:30pm - 10pm
10. Shreeji Indian Vegetarian Street Food
Filling a gap in Louisville’s Indian food scene with its humble yet spectacular street-food offerings is Shreeji Indian Vegetarian Street Food. Ranging from chaats to Indian street-style Chinese, samosas to vadas, and pakoras to street-style sandwiches, everything is a complete bang for its buck! Do watch out for the generous portions though! The samosa chaat, Chinese bhel, masala pav, and bhel puri are only a few of the many crackling dishes you can devour at Shreeji Indian Vegetarian Street Food. Try the quirky spin to the Western ice lolly, baraf gola (snowball)—a whole lot of mess, but super zingy!
Shreeji Indian Vegetarian Street Food
Address: 1987 S Hurstbourne Pkwy, Louisville, KY 40299, United States
Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 11am - 9pm; Sat: 11am - 9:30pm; Sun: 11am - 8pm
Prettily nestled along Ohio River’s banks, Louisville exudes Southern hospitality quite like no other. While the town is packed with tons to do and explore, these top Indian restaurants in Louisville, Kentucky, will amplify your experience of the city. Work up that appetite already—all that yummy food is waiting!
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