Indianapolis, Indiana may not be the first place you think of when you want to find a good authentic Indian restaurant. You might be surprised to find out that they have quite a few great Indian restaurants to choose from. Here are three great local Indianapolis restaurants that will transport you from the Midwest straight to India.
Shalimar Indian Restaurant is a great local spot to eat some homestyle authentic Indian food while you people watch. All different types of people dine here and it makes for great free entertainment. There is a large Indian population in this midwestern city, which accounts for the great choices for Inidan cuisine the city has to offer. There isn’t too much ambience at Shalimar Indian Restaurant, but what they lack for in dÃ?Â©cor they definitely make up for in the quality of food. Dishes are authentic and portions are more than filling. Prices are kept low due to the good turn around of tables. Shalimar Indian Restaurant offers their diners a huge buffet of assorted Indian dishes. There are both vegetarian and non-vegetarian choices on the buffet. Shalimar Indian Restaurant is located at 1043 Broad Ripple Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46220. They can be reached at (317) 465-1100.
Udupi CafÃ?Â© is an all-vegetarian restaurant that focuses on Southern Indianan cuisine. India is a large country and there are many different variations of dishes throughout the land. Although most people associated vegetarian food with all types of Indian foods, there are areas that have a wide variety of meat-based dishes. The best thing about Udupi CafÃ?Â© though is that the food is so good both vegetarians and non-vegetarians can both find plenty they would like to eat. No one will miss the meat thanks to the expertly prepared food that is flavored with lots of traditional spices. The specialties include dosai. There are different types of dosai, but I highly recommend the kind stuffed with potato and onion. The flavors are amazing and being fired never hurts the taste! Udupi CafÃ?Â© is located at 4225 Lafayette Road, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46254. Udupi CafÃ?Â© is open Sunday through Thursday from 11:30am to 3:30pm and 5:30pm to 9:30pm. On Friday and Saturdays they stay open until 10:00pm. Udupi CafÃ?Â© can be reached at (317) 299-2127.
Taj of India is located at 5929 East 82nd Street, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46250. They serve up bountiful plates of Indian cuisine at bargain prices. Most people want a good deal when they eat Indian. In fact, one of the biggest complaints about an Indian restaurant you will often hear is that they were over priced. You rarely hear that the food wasn’t good. Great home-style food at cheap prices is what makes customers happy and Taj of India is happy to provide it. The atmosphere is another one of those clean and sterile Indian restaurants that is somewhat lacking in good dÃ?Â©cor, but personally I believe that is a special type of ambience in itself. No distractions here, just a great place of authentic Indian food at its finest. Be sure to try the samosas if you aren’t sure what to eat! Taj of India can be reached at (317) 579-4400.