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Austin’s Best Indian Restaurants

We all have those cravings for an amazing butter chicken or some authentic dosas with coconut chutney. That’s why we’ve put together a list of some of the best Indian restaurants in Austin.

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Sangam Chettinad

This restaurant claims to have the most authentic South Indian food, and from what I’ve heard, the claims might be true! Their menu features the traditional South Indian dishes of Idlis, Vadas, a variety of Dosas, and more.

Nasha

If you’re looking for an Indian and Tex-Mex fusion cozy restaurant, then look no further! Nasha on East 7th Street prides itself on its specialty margaritas, Tikka con Queso, Biryani, and more creative dishes!

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Austin Chai Wala - (Food Truck)

Austin Chai Wala is a personal favorite of mine, with the best masala chai I have ever had in Austin. The quaint truck in Rosedale Market features a unique blend of South Asian cuisine, including Masala Fries, Paratha Wraps, Samosas, and a delicious Mango Lassi.

Swad

This Round Rock Restaurant is known for its South Indian food, and its pakoras, a deep-fried North Indian street food filled with vegetables like potatoes or peas. Great stop for comfort food!

Clay Pit

The best about this restaurant is its ambiance, and if you’re a UT student then it is just a stone’s throw away from campus. The Brick wall setting and extensive wine selection make it a great choice for a date night or a treat-yourself dinner.

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Saffron

Named after one of the best spices used in Indian cooking, Saffron specializes in a fusion of Himalayan Nepali and Indian cooking. Stop by for some amazing Paneer Tikka, delicious Tandoori meat, or Nepalese fried rice dishes.

Dosa Shack - (Food Truck)

This little food truck on Burnet focuses on keeping the authentic South Indian Dosa recipe while embracing modern twists. Check out their menu offering signature dosas, street bites like Samosas, and their original “Doffles”, dosa waffle sweet bites.

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