7 best Indian restaurants in Calgary

Oct 14 2016, 10:52 pm

From tandoori to tikki, these spots are serving up traditional and authentic Indian grub right here in YYC. Here are seven of our favourite Indian restaurants in Calgary.

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Surahi East Indian Cuisine

Surahi has an excellent selection of East Indian Cuisine including tandoori dishes, butter chicken, and an assortment of breads, appetizers, lamb and vegetarian dishes. Surahi also boasts a lunch buffet and a massive dinner menu including traditional Indian desserts such as Gajar Halwa, Kheer, and Pista Kulfi.

Address: 8906 MacLeod Trail SE
Phone: 403-212-1324


The ‘house of wonderful flavours’ serves up authentic meals and classics like butter chicken with tomato based sauce and delicious veggie dal. The selection here is big, and with and entire sections dedicated to seafood, chicken, and vegetarian options, there’s something at Namskar for everyone.

Address: 202 16th Avenue NE
Phone: 403-230-4447
Instagram: @namskaryyc

Royal Paan

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Royal Paan was established when its founder wasn’t able to find the authentic Indian version of paan here in Canada. After much research and experimentation, the first location was opened in Malton, Ontario in 2001 and now there are 10 locations in total including this one in YYC. Paan offers milkshakes, falooda kulfi, and many other traditional Indian dishes.

Address: 5075 Falconridge Boulevard NE
Phone: 403-454-8768

Royal India

This unique Indian restaurant is located in Downtown Calgary and can sit up to 280 people, so it’s clearly a great place to have a party. With dinner a la carte and dinner buffet options, Royal India is a the place to go when you’re with big groups or the family and you want to enjoy authentic cuisine.

Address: 150 Sunlife Plaza East Tower 112 – 4th Avenue SW
Phone: 403-263-1400/403-263-1401
Facebook: Royal India

Mango Shiva Indian Kitchen

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Mango Shiva is one of Calgary’s favourite Indian hideaways. The atmosphere is cozy and welcoming, so if you’ve never tried this variety of food before, Mango is a great place to start. Aside from its regular lunch and dinner menu, this restaurant offers a Tiffin Walla lunch special, where you can pre-order a lunch consisting of three stacked meal containers and have them delivered to your office. Tiffin wallas in Mumbai have been delivering hundreds of thousands of tiffins everyday to hungry office workers for generations, usually loaded with wholesome, fresh lunches, sent by adoring wives and mums.

Address: 218 8th Avenue SW
Phone: 403-290-1644
Instagram: @mangoshiva

June 22, 2017 – Editor’s note: This Mango Shiva location has permanently closed.

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal makes all of its food in authentic Indian clay ovens, so it really is traditional East Indian cuisine. Choose from its great selection of dinner specials, Taj Thals, or any of the lunch, dinner, and vegetarian buffets that are offered here.

Address: 4816 Macleord Trail SW
Phone: 403-243-6362
Instagram: @tajmahalcalgary

Glory Of India

Tucked off 4th Avenue, Glory Of India has been serving up delicious Indian food in distinctive flavours to Calgarians for years. Download its app or make a reservation online and taste to selection of chicken, lamb, beef, and vegetarian specialties for yourself.

Address: 515 4th Avenue SW
Phone: 403-263-8804