7 Seattle Indian restaurants that pack on the spice

Dec 5 2019, 8:43 pm

Perfectly spiced Indian food is a rare find, but we’ve done the sleuthing and have the list of seven Indian restaurants around Seattle that you need to try.

Taste of India


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This one has been a go-to for decades. Although not the most authentic, they serve up a tasty array of Indian favorites, with clearly labeled vegetarian dishes.

Hours: Monday to Thursday, 11 am to 9:45 pm; Friday and Saturday, 11 am to 10 pm; Sunday, 11 am to 9 pm
Location: 5517 Roosevelt Way Northeast, Seattle
Phone: 206-528-1575


Bengal Tiger


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The last Sunday of the month is our favorite time to go to Bengal Tiger in Roosevelt, it’s when they serve their Sunday dinner buffet. The dinner buffet typically consists of mixed naan breads, different types of rice, dairy-free options, as well as vegan options. The buffet also includes soups, salads, as well as meals such as Lamb Bhuna, Spicy Bangla wings, and samosas.

Hours: 11 am to 10 pm
Location: 6509 Roosevelt Way Northeast, Seattle
Phone: 206-985-0041

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Tandoori Hut


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The mom and pop feel of this Belltown spot will have you transported into a relative’s house. Their food is well spiced and has the taste of homemade perfection.

Hours: Tuesday to Friday, 11 am to 3 pm and 5 pm to 9:30 pm; weekends, 12 pm to 9:30 pm
Location: 2616 2nd Avenue, Seattle
Phone: 206-443-6002

Nirmal’s Seattle


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Another great spot for Indian cuisine is Nirmal’s. They pride themselves on reimagining Indian food and have won multiple awards including Best in Asian at Lambjam Seattle, a competition with sixteen award-winning chefs — one being executive chef of Nirmal’s, Ashish Bagul.

Hours: Monday to Friday, 11 am to 2 pm lunch; Monday to Sunday, 5:30 to 10 pm dinner
Location: 106 Occidental Avenue South, Seattle
Phone: 206-683-9701

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Saffron Grill


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Expect a little bit of a lineup at Saffron Grill. This Mediterranean and Indian fusion spot serves up homestyle and innovative dishes, such as freshly baked tandoori bread and crisp calamari. Although seemingly strange to add to an Indian food list, their Indian cuisine doesn’t disappoint.

Hours: Sunday to Thursday, 11 am to 10 pm; Friday and Saturday, 11 am to 10:15 pm
Location: 2132 North Northgate Way, Seattle
Phone: 206-417-0707

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Naan-N-Curry aims to bring authentic Pakistani and Indian cuisine to Seattle. Their menu is decently priced, with a $9.99 weekday lunch special menu with favorites such as chicken tikka masala, korma, bengun bharta, and more.

Hours: 11:30 am to 8:15 pm Tuesday to Thursday; 11:30 am to 9:15 pm Friday; 12 to 9:15 pm Saturday; 12 to 8:15 pm Sunday
Location: 709 South 3rd Street, Renton
Phone: 425-271-6226

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Chili’s South Indian Cuisine


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No, this isn’t your typical American Chili’s, this is Chili’s South Indian Cuisine. They serve up some of the best Indian eats in Seattle, we may even be able to call them one of the most authentic in the city. On Tuesdays through Fridays, they offer a lunch buffet from 11 am to 2 pm.

Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 11 am to 9:30 pm
Location: 4220 University Way Northeast, Seattle
Phone: 206-633-1458


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