Offering everything from affordable biryanis and dosas to refined Michelin-star curries, here are our favourite Indian restaurants in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong is known for its diverse population and colourful food scene, and one cuisine that is in huge supply is Indian. From South Indian dosas and idli-vada to spicy curries, tandoor dishes and plenty of vegetarian options, there’s truly something for everyone in our melting pot. We’re spotlighting some of our favourite Indian restaurants including no-frills budget options or more upscale establishments for a special occasion — we have you covered and those Indian food cravings curbed.
Chutney Tandoor House
Perched four floors above Wyndham Street, this eatery sets you up with a backdrop of Tai Kwun as you dig into delicious plates of modern Indian cuisine. The restaurant’s open kitchen features two tailor-made tandoor ovens, the key to creating its signature Tandoor mixed platter, which includes its popular Tandoori Octopus.
This vegetarian restaurant is famed for its authentic and delicious South Indian cuisine — with plenty of dosas and thalis (alongside other regional Indian options!). We love that it also provides flavour-bursting Jain food (for those who don’t eat garlic or onion). The videos running in the background are sure to put a smile on your dial as well.
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Gaylord Indian Restaurant
Michelin-recommended Gaylord Indian Restaurant has become an institution in its own right, with more than 50 years under its belt. Expect a full house and a good time at this veteran Kowloon-side haunt.
A no-frills kind of place, Aladin Mess is a great spot to bring a big group. Serving up classics such as perfectly fried Samosas, moreish Butter Chicken, creamy Palak Paneer and the best Cheese Naan in town, you’ll be coming back to this Indian restaurant for seconds. It’s also halal-certified.
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Bombay Dreams serves a variety of flavourful and aromatic dishes, alongside an extensive vegetarian menu that’s just as delicious. With a modern interior design that’s chic yet understated, it’s perfect for birthdays, group meals and casual dining. This Indian restaurant also offers a Weekend Brunch Buffet for just $238 for unlimited food, plus an additional $198 for free-flow cocktails and wine!
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Jojo Indian Restaurant
An oldie but a goodie, Jojo Indian Restaurant has been on the Hong Kong dining scene since 1985! Serving up a mouthwatering array of traditional curries and clay oven specialities from the north and south of India, the prices at this Indian restaurant are reasonable and the atmosphere is always lively. Don’t miss the weekday lunch buffet, which is priced at just $138.
Helmed by tour de force Chef Manav Tuli, one Michelin-star CHAAT brings refined street food and re-imagined slow-cooked classics of India to the restaurant table. Equipped with three Tandoor ovens and a storeroom dedicated to spices, this bold Indian concept delivers flavour in spades.
A Hong Kong staple, Jashan has been around for years and it’s not hard to see why. With its contemporary take on classic Indian fare, it appeals to a wide variety of palates, and you’ll still find familiar favourites on this Indian restaurant’s menu such as Paneer Tikka Masala, Butter Chicken and Lamb Rogan Josh.
New Punjab Club
As the world’s first Punjabi restaurant to hold a Michelin star (receiving the honour in 2019), New Punjab Club is a must-try when it comes to Indian dining. Helmed by chef Palash Mitra, this bold Punjabi concept centres around hearty dishes from the tandoor oven. Best saved for a special night out, menu prices here can run a little high, but we think the food is worth it.
Sassy Tip: No trip to NPC is complete without a drink or two from the well-stocked gin trolley, sure to complement the richly spiced food.
Woodlands Indian Vegetarian Restaurant
Serving up a delicious and excellent-value range of South Indian fare since 1981, Woodlands still hasn’t lost its charm. Must-orders at this vegetarian Indian restaurant include the Masala Dosas and Sambar, and the Thali and Idlis are also hard to beat.
Marrying together the philosophy of French cuisine and Indian home cooking, Pondi (named after the former French colony Pondicherry in India) brings a different Indian cuisine to the Hong Kong dining scene. Opened as a collaboration between the team behind Brut! and Chef Taran Chadha (formerly of Blacksalt), expect deep, full-bodied flavours.
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If you’re after cheap, affordable Indian cuisine, look no further than Chautari Restaurant. Found inside the Queen Street Cooked Food Market, you’re heading here for the buzzy atmosphere and quality Indian food. Perfect for enjoying with a crowd, diners are encouraged to BYOB and the menu includes everything from masalas and kormas, tandoori options, biryanis and speciality flatbreads.
Taking inspiration from the Anglo-Indian mess halls of the 1920s, Rajasthan Rifles‘ menu features British-influenced items such as the Rajasthan Rifles Club Sandwich and Anglo-Indian Fish N Chips, alongside contemporary classics like a Keema Anda Pau. Enjoy a refreshing Mango Lassi (or a cup of warming chai!) on the restaurant’s alfresco terrace and take in those Peak vantage point city views.
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Bengal Brothers promises to be the first and only eatery in Hong Kong to serve up authentic Calcutta-style Kati Rolls. These quintessential Bengali wraps come packed with chargrilled meat or vegetables, drizzled with tangy chutneys and spices and rolled into house-made paratha flatbreads. Grab-and-go dining doesn’t get any better (or more delicious!) than this.
Chaiwala serves modern Indian cuisine, offering dishes from all corners of the vast country. This expansive Indian restaurant can be found by entering through a British-style salon bar, Hugger Mugger on Wyndham Street. The menu is sure to take diners on a journey through India, offering everything from chaat street food to classic tandoor dishes.
More Indian Restaurants In Hong Kong
- Tulsi Indian Restaurant — Michelin-recommended Indian restaurant chain famous for its North Indian delicacies. www.facebook.com/tulsiindianrestaurant
- Dilliwale — Delhi street food and other regional Indian cuisine in Causeway Bay. www.dilliwalehk.com
- Masala Bay — Private Indian kitchen based in Clearwater Bay. www.facebook.com/Masala-Bay
- Kailash Parbat — An international franchise of Indian restaurants specialising in chaat (street food). www.facebook.com/kpltdhongkong
- Sangeetha Vegetarian Restaurant — Best known for its authentic South Indian staples and dosa platters. sangeetha.com.hk
- Uncle Desi Food & Sons — A digital-only restaurant that delivers crowd-favourite Indian dishes to your door. uncledesifood.com
- Momo N Curry — Sai Ying Pun hole-in-the-wall specialising in its two namesakes. www.facebook.com/people/Momo-n-curry
- Anjappar Chettinad Indian Restaurant — World-famous chain with a wide range of vegan, vegetarian dishes and gluten-free options. www.facebook.com/AnjapparHongKong
- Handi — Dhaba-style Indian restaurant in Tung Chung serving delicious Tandoori meats as well as vegetarian options. www.handi.com.hk
- Chungking Mansions — Last, but certainly not least, this iconic institution is home to some of the best Indian fare in the city.
Editor’s Note: “The Best Indian Restaurants In Hong Kong” was most recently updated by Nicole Moraleda in July 2023.
Main image courtesy of Bombay Dreams via Instagram, image 1 courtesy of Chutney Tandoor House via Instagram, image 2 courtesy of Gaylord Indian Restaurant via Instagram, image 3 courtesy of Bombay Dreams via Instagram, image 4 courtesy of CHAAT via Instagram, image 5 courtesy of New Punjab Club via Instagram, image 6 courtesy of Pondi via Instagram, image 7 courtesy of Bengal Brothers via Instagram.