Curry, naan, and rice are a pretty irresistible combination.
Luckily, Montreal has got some of the best Indian food west of the country after which it hails. Montreal is home to an array of Indian eateries located all over the city specializing in regional cuisines, veggie dishes, and even homemade sweets.
If you’re craving Indian food, be sure to check out any one of the restaurant below.
Frequently cited as the best place to get Indian Food in Montreal, Bombay Mahal has become a staple. It serves up insanely good Indian food, has large portions, kind waiters, and is even BYOB. Head to the restaurant on Jean Talon for the full experience, or grab take-out from their newest location, Bombay Mahal Express, on Saint Laurent.
Where: 1001 boul. Jean-Talon Ouest and 3681 Boul St-Laurent
This informal BYOB Indian restaurant in Cote des Neiges specializes in dosa and South Indian food. It’s inexpensive and has a massive menu filled with Indian goodies. They’re even home to the only six feet paper dosa in Montreal.
Where: 4759 Avenue Van Horne
Steps from Station Saint Laurent sits Darbar, an upscale Indian restaurant specializing in North Indian food. Though they offer a smaller menu, each dish looks more scrumptious than a last. A few of their best include Rasmalai, Malai Kofta, and Shrimp Korma. If you prefer the classics, Darbar also makes a mean Butter Chicken.
Where: 2027 Boul St-Laurent
Located near Bombay Mahal, Restaurant India’s Oven is one of the best restaurants that sits on the Jean-Talon Ouest strip. It’s a family restaurant featuring traditional decor and cuisine. They specialize in tandoori chicken so be sure not to miss it! Oh, and it also happens to be BYOB.
Where: 454 A Rue Jean-Talon O
This Indian eatery located in Monkland Village serves up an array of mouthwatering Indian dishes every day of the week. Open from 5:30pm-9:30pm daily, Ganges Restaurant serves curry, tandoori, and one delicious seafood masala.
Where: 6079 Rue Sherbrooke O
This upscale Indian eatery located on Rue Stanley has an opulent interior and even more opulent food. Offering a lunch buffet or a sit-down dinner, there are two ways to experience this high class Indian restaurant.
Where: 2077 Rue Stanley
Head to Rasoi after a successful outing at Marche Atwater. This hip restaurant has a trendy exposed-brick interior and a delightful terrace. Known for their Indian tapas, be sure to hit up Rasoi for appetizers and drinks after a long day of work.
Where: 3459 Rue Notre-Dame O
Though this restaurant is in Pierrefonds, it’s well worth the trip. Putting a spin on classics like butter chicken and lamb curry, Restaurant Bombay Choupati is the place to go for innovative Indian food.
Where: 5011 Boulevard des Sources
This casual Indian eatery has an extensive menu filled with vegetarian and non-veggie options alike. Once you see the menu, you’ll be ordering a full three course meal. Though it might not look like much from the outside, they make some of the best Indian food in Montreal – plus it’s BYOB, has free wifi, and they offer a 10% discount for pickup orders.
Where: 5987 Avenue Victoria
A short walk from Station Guy-Concordia, Thai Cuisine Indienne is a simple space that serves up drool-worthy tandoori meat and vegetarian Thali. Their menu is small and made up of combos (each tasty dish is accompanied by their even yummier rice and naan). They also have several vegan items on the menu and they deliver!
Where: 1409 Rue Saint-Marc
Located near the Namur metro station, Pushap is has a menu filled with exclusively vegetable-based dishes. Great for vegetarians, but also sure to be enjoyed by non-vegetarians alike. Make sure you leave room for dessert, because Pushap is also known for their traditional homemade sweets.
Where: 5195 Rue Paré