15 San Antonio restaurants with authentic Indian dishes – mySA

San Antonio’s food scene is not to be messed with for lots of reasons. While the Alamo City has plenty of Tex-Mex restaurants to be proud of, it’s also home to a number of Indian restaurants that represent the flavors of the South Asian country well.

Whether you miss the taste of home, want to explore a new cuisine, or simply love Indian fare, these 15 Indian restaurants in San Antonio will satisfy your craving.

Pace yourself when making a plate at Indian buffet Tandoor Palace.

Pace yourself when making a plate at Indian buffet Tandoor Palace.

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Tandoor Palace

Tandoori dishes are ready to be devoured by you when dining at Tandoor Palace. Though you’ll want to take advantage of the buffet when you dine in, the North Indian menu lets you enjoy dishes like chicken vindaloo, karahi goat, egg masala, and lamb tikka kabab.

Find it: 8783 Wurzbach Road, San Antonio, TX 78240; 210-592-1211

A zesty dish served at Tarka: Channa Masala is a mix of a garbanzo bean curry with onions, tomatoes, garlic and ginger.
A zesty dish served at Tarka: Channa Masala is a mix of a garbanzo bean curry with onions, tomatoes, garlic and ginger.Jennifer McInnis/Express-News file photo

Tarka Indian Kitchen

Located within Sonterra Village, Tarka Indian Kitchen is a trusty spot for Indian bites for when you’re up north. Curries and kebabs are the tasty specialties here with your choice of chicken, shrimp, lamb, or vegetables. You can even customize how spicy you want your meal. Don’t go showing off now!

Find it: 427 TX-1604 Loop, Suite 101, San Antonio, TX 78232; 210-499-0982

House special goat curry at Biryani Pot
House special goat curry at Biryani PotTom Reel /San Antonio Express-News

Biryani Pot

This Hyderabadi-Indian chain is quite the gem with a menu with plenty of biryani and tandoori options. Take your pick between favorites like chicken kebab, aloo mutter, fish curry, and goat kurma. There’s even a variety of naan for you to appreciate.

Find it: 9386 Huebner Road, San Antonio, TX 78240; 210-561-8874

India Palace has a buffet for both lunch and dinner.

India Palace has a buffet for both lunch and dinner.

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India Palace

Nestled in the corner of a strip mall, India Palace lets you not only enjoy a mix of Indian fare, but make a feast out of it. With a daily buffet and delicious sweet tea by the pitcher, diners can have their fill of classic dishes like saag paneer, chicken tikka masala, vegetable rice, and samosas. Be sure to grab your stack of naan when it’s still hot. (It goes quick here!)

Find it: 8474 Fredericksburg Road, Suite 100, San Antonio, TX 78229; 210-692-5262

Spice Grill and Bar has lots of fiery dishes for you to choose from.

Spice Grill and Bar has lots of fiery dishes for you to choose from.

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Spice Grill and Bar

Looking for a spicy meal on Broadway? Well then head over to Spice Grill and Bar! All the traditional Indian meals await you here, ranging from lamb sheesh kebab to shrimp korma. If you truly want to complete your meal, order one of the lassi beverages.

Find it: 220 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78205; 210-796-6626

Spinach pakora and chutney from India Oven.
Spinach pakora and chutney from India Oven.Mike Sutter /San Antonio Express-News

India Oven

San Antonians can’t say they’ve tried the best of Indian fare in the Alamo City without dining at India Oven, whether it be the buffet or not. This tiny gem serves up all the standard dishes like chana masala, dal turka, karahi chicken, prawns vindaloo, and goat curry. If you love all types of bread, try the varieties of naan and paratha.

Find it: 1031 Patricia Drive, Suite 106, San Antonio, TX 78213; 210-366-1030

Saag paneer, garlic naan and lamb rogan josh from Simi's India Cuisine.
Saag paneer, garlic naan and lamb rogan josh from Simi’s India Cuisine.Mike Sutter /San Antonio Express-News

Simi’s India Cuisine

Between tandoori house specialties and vegetarian options galore, Simi’s Indian Cuisine has a lot to offer. Trust that the food (no matter if you order the beef curry, chicken saag, or lamb ceylon) is as good as it looks. The cherry on top is that you can pair your meal with the beer or wine of your choice.

Find it: 4535 Fredericksburg Road, Suite 109, San Antonio, TX 78201; 210-737-3166

Tandoori chicken from Madurai Mes.

Tandoori chicken from Madurai Mes.

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Madurai Mes

Authentic fare awaits you at Madurai Mes, which serves both North Indian and South Indian entrees. From the North, enjoy korma, masala, and vindaloo plates while the curries and kuzhambu dishes will give you a taste of South India.

Find it: 5152 Fredericksburg Road, San Antonio, TX 78229; 210-524-8161

You'll find all of the Indian favorites at Spice Fine Indian Cuisine.

You’ll find all of the Indian favorites at Spice Fine Indian Cuisine.

Yelp / Michelle M.

Spice Fine Indian Cuisine

Whether you’re dining in at the lunch buffet, ordering takeout, or stopping in for a lovely dinner, Spice Fine Indian Cuisine will satisfy your craving every time. The longtime restaurant has all the dishes you know and love, including fish masala, paneer vindaloo, goat korma, and butter chicken.

Find it: 3720 NW Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78229; 210-796-8986

You'll have a fully – and happy – belly when you stop by The Lion Indian Cuisine.

You’ll have a fully – and happy – belly when you stop by The Lion Indian Cuisine.

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The Lion Indian Cuisine

In Hausman Village you’ll find the hidden gem that is The Lion Indian Cuisine. While tandoori specialties are always available to enjoy, you’ll also be happy with other menu options like lamb saagwala, seafood curry, and mushroom mutter masala. There are even options for the little ones!

Find it: 8202 N. Loop 1604 W. Access Road, San Antonio, TX 78249; 210-257-6770

Curry goodness from India Taj Palace.

Curry goodness from India Taj Palace.

India Taj Palace

India Taj Palace

A buffet both for lunch and dinner? Dreams do come true! India Taj Palace has it all with North Indian dishes made with fresh vegetables and halal meats as well as varieties of naan and biryani rices. Here you can truly have it all.

Find it: 20323 Huebner Road, San Antonio, TX 78258; 210-497-4800

Naan was made for dipping. Himalayan Kitchen specializes in Indian and Nepalese cuisines.

Naan was made for dipping. Himalayan Kitchen specializes in Indian and Nepalese cuisines.

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Himalayan Kitchen

The Alamo Ranch area has a number of restaurants to choose from – and Himalayan Kitchen is one not to be missed. With both Nepalese and Indian options to choose from, you can take in all the Indian flavors with dishes like matar paneer, shrimp tandoori, and curries with your protein of choice.

Find it: 5519 W. Loop 1604 N., Suite 102, San Antonio, TX 78253; 210-686-9669

Taste of Indian lets you enjoy a mix of star dishes with its lunch special.

Taste of Indian lets you enjoy a mix of star dishes with its lunch special.

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Taste of India

Here, you’ll not only enjoy the flavors of India, but enjoy it with a home-cooked spin. This homey strip-mall eatery has all the classics that you can enjoy as an entree or from the lunch buffet, serving a number of selections just for you. Be sure to check the daily lunch menu before you stop by!

Find it: 5999 De Zavala Road, San Antonio, TX 78249; 210-561-4409

Naan makes everything tastier at Biryani Express.

Naan makes everything tastier at Biryani Express.

Yelp / Jenny F.

Biryani Express Indian Cuisine

In a rush and have a craving for Indian fare? You’ll want to keep Biryani Express in mind. The Huebner Road outpost serves up lots of standards like lamb vindaloo, shrimp curry, butter chicken, and palak paneer. Why not treat yourself to some cheese kulcha? It’s Indian bread stuffed with cheese. Yum!

Find it: 9390 Huebner Road, Suite 106, San Antonio, TX 78240; 210-475-3919

A newcomer to San Antonio's food scene, The Indian Night is already proving itself.

A newcomer to San Antonio’s food scene, The Indian Night is already proving itself.

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The Indian Night

A newer addition to San Antonio’s food scene, The Indian Night is already satisfying local diners. The downtown eatery, which stays open late until 11 p.m., impresses with selections like daal makhani, lamb biryani, beef saag, and so much more. Be warned that you may fill up on the different types of naan alone.

Find it: 136 Main Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205; 210-888-1235

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