Brisbane has a wonderful variety of authentic, Indian restaurants that serve as the perfect venue for a romantic date night or a place to fill you with warmth during a bout of traveler’s home sickness.
Indian cuisine is hearty and full of revitalizing flavor and Brisbane does not disappoint when it comes to Indian food. Read on to find the top 15 Indian restaurants in the city.
This Indian restaurant boasts the best backgrounds in the city and will give the diner a truly original experience.
This is a vegetarian only restaurant that serves wholly authentic Indian dishes, including vegan dishes, dosa, snacks and sweets.
The Biryani House serves non-vegetable dishes with the most textured and flavorsome blends of Biryani spice.
Location: 1981 Logan Road, Upper Mount Gravatt, Brisbane.
Opening Hours: 7am – 10pm (Daily).
Vege Rama provides a vast variety of dishes influenced by the vegetarian cooking styles of Indian culture. This restaurant hosts a hot buffet that incorporates Indian and South-East Asian cuisines.
The aesthetics of the Vege Rama are also to be admired, as it is laden with Green and Italian artwork.
The amalgamation of Middle Eastern flavor and Mexico eats also adds a nuanced culture-twist to this Indian restaurant. The salads are freshly prepared and the quality of the ingredients is unmatched.
Seasonal vegetables, fruits and nuts are used in the majority of their dishes so be aware of this if you have any allergies.
Location: 220 Melbourne Street, West End, Brisbane
Opening Hours: 11am-9:30pm (Daily).
You will find the most unique and authentic flavors at this Indian cuisine as the amalgamation of Punjabi flavors and non-compromised spices are truly a blissful experience for your palette!.
The serving of dinner is also stylized to coordinate the utmost culinary experience.
Location: Shop 2, 193 Melbourne Street, South Brisbane.
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 2pm (Lunch: Monday – Friday)
12pm-3pm (Lunch: Saturday)
5pm-9:30pm (Dinner: Sunday-Thursday)
5pm-10pm (Dinner: Friday-Saturday)
If you are a staunch vegetarian, best sure to find the Hare Krishna chain of Govinda eateries. These restaurants are renowned to be the top Indian vegetarian eateries in the whole of Brisbane.
They serve dal, vegetable curry, samosas, soups and other food with an incomparable north-Indian impact. The food is served buffet style and the atmosphere is relaxed and friendly.
Instead of alcohol, a selection of homemade lemonades are offered including ginger and mint flavors.
Location: 358 George Street, Brisbane City
Opening Hours: 7am-8pm (Monday-Saturday)
Indian Mehfil is founded on the basis of ‘Mehfil’ which means a collection or gathering of people. It is therefore the perfect diner for business dinners or a relaxed, Saturday night with friends.
The ideal time to visit this restaurant would undoubtedly be a weekday afternoon.
There are numerous choices of curry available and you can also sample the smooth and slender, margarine chicken.
The buffet options include a dal, a chicken curry, a veg curry and a red meat curry plus rice and raita. There are also plentiful vegetarian options available including saag paneer, and dal makhani.
Location: 10 Felix Street, Brisbane
Opening Hours: 11.30am – 2.30pm and 5.30pm-9.30pm (Daily)
This restaurant presents a unique, customary Punjabi cuisine and the environment is undoubtedly relaxing and joyous. This is due to the outstanding stylistic theme and decor inside.
The food is specifically and uniquely arranged to provide the essence of exceptionally authentic food items.
This place is highly recommended to taste distinctive blends of Indian food. You can also enjoy home delivery.
Location: 135 Melbourne St, South Brisbane
Opening Hours: 5pm – 10pm (Saturday-Monday); 11.30am – 2pm and 5pm-10pm (Tuesday-Friday)
When you visit IndiMex, you will be welcomed by an experience that will truly be ‘one of a kind’.
This restaurant is the place where Indian and Mexican cuisines marry to make the world’s bravest spiced-blends.
The menu also amalgamates crispy, crunchy, traditional North Indian treats with multifaceted Mexican dishes to create an overarching taste sensation.
IndiMex is a bistro-style restaurant that adds an authentic expertise to its recipes.
Location: T22, Stones Corner Village
Opening Hours: 10am – 3pm (Lunch: Monday-Friday); 8am – 3pm (Lunch: Saturday-Sunday); 5 pm -9:30 pm (Dinner: Saturday-Sunday)
Lemon Chillies Indian Restaurant
This restaurant offers multiple cuisines, mirroring the cultural and traditional essence of India. It also incorporates Thai and Nyonya Cuisine and this adds a unique and distinctive touch.
The spices are grounded and roasted every day to provide original homemade flavoring. The chef’s are renowned for their culinary skills and this is a testament to the management of Lemon Chillies.
It is a restaurant that is truly dedicated to providing it’s diners with a unique dining experience as evidenced by their commitment to high quality standards and customer loyalty.
Location: 66 Condamine St, Runcorn
Opening Hours: 5pm – 9.30pm (Tuesday-Thursday)
11am–2pm and 5pm-9.30pm (Friday-Sunday)
This restaurant flourishes alongside it’s beautiful interior combined with the excellent presentation of it’s food.
It is renowned as being one of the most favored Indian restaurants in the Northside of Brisbane.
This place will undoubtedly fill your palate with unique, distinct, authentic flavors that are crafted with love and expertise.
This is a mystical experience as the restaurant makes the majority of its Indian food by incorporating the influences that are reflective of the Maharajas period of royal reign.
Location: 11/39 Hercules St, Hamilton QLD 400
Opening Hours: 5pm-9pm (Wednesday-Monday)
CurryVille is renowned for its curries with a variety of presented options. The ‘Chef For Your Table’ offering of this restaurant makes it a distinctly unique option.
All that is required is for you to book a table for at least four people (including yourself) and to specify your requirement for the ‘Chef For Your Table’ option.
You will then be given the opportunity to know specifically how the food is crafted and blended with unique texture and flavoring.
Location: 6/629 Wynnum Rd, Morningside QLD 4170
Opening Hours: 5pm-9pm (Daily)
Paddington Curry House is well-loved within the inner Brisbane dining community. This curry house provides heartwarming cuisine within a casual dining environment.
The bright walls merged with the slender woodwork create a satisfying, cosy atmosphere. The service is also constantly friendly and efficient.
The menu is crafted with inspiration that is drawn from across India and Nepal.
A delicious variety of steamed dumplings, corn bhaji and cashew-infused lamb makes this curry house stand out as a low-cost great.
Location: 3/147 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington 4064 QLD
Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday (5pm-9pm)
This restaurant boasts regal flavors with a vintage, elegant atmosphere. The golden touches and beautiful crystal chandelier set the scene of good times and seamless service.
It is not just the aesthetics of this restaurant that are eye-catching, the chicken tikka kebab marinated in authentic spice and yoghurt is cooked in a clay tandoor oven and served with the most luscious homemade mint sauce.
Milan’s renowned special beef curry comes in an authentic North Indian gravy and the Pistachio Kulfi and Gulab Jamun are a perfect finish to your dining experience.
Location: 1/140 Mount Warren Boulevard, Mount Warren Park 4207 QLD
Opening Hours: Tuesday-Sunday (4:30pm-9pm)
Thursday-Saturday (Lunch: 12pm-2:30pm)
Dive deep into the delicious recipes that have been handed down through the generations at the local’s favorite, Garlic Clove.
This restaurant has a warm vibe that leaves you feeling as though you are part of a community.
You are greeted at the door before sitting at white-clothed tables to experience the intricate spices and rich Indian delicacies.
This restaurant also incorporates some modern twists to it’s food which will satisfy those who are used to a certain style of Indian cuisine.
There is also a full bar to help you to wash down those flavors and assist your warming stomach.
The crispy vegetable samosas coupled with a sizzling tandoori platter makes this restaurant an irresistible option for your senses.
Location: Shop 15A/37 Eggersdorf Road, Ormeau QLD
Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday (5:30pm-9:30pm)
Monday-Sunday (Lunch: 11:30am-2pm)
The authentic fare of Nutmeg Indian Cuisine offers a traditional, experimental experience.
The quirky yet ‘on trend’ burnt orange and black interior design gives the essence of a real, inner city dining experience.
This is the perfect restaurant for a romantic dinner as the dim-lit lights create the right mood for lustful conversation.
Turn up the heat with some slow-cooked peppered pulled lamb sliders alongside curry classics like creamy fish Malabar infused with coconut milk.
There is a focus on nutmeg as the name would suggest. The lamb vindaloo is also a local favorite and is best served with basmati rice and a garlic naan.
Location: Shop 1/281 Sandgate Road, Albion QLD
Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday: Excluding Tuesday (5pm-9pm)
Monday, Wednesday, Friday (Lunch: 11:30am-2pm)
The final restaurant on this list is undoubtedly popular amongst locals and visitors alike.
The Indian, Australian and Sri Lankan cricket teams have all been boasted as customers which should give you an indication into the quality of food that is served here.
The navratan korma is a favorite, utilizing nine authentic ingredients with the most delightfully creamy sauce.
Location: 1/155 Baroona Rd, Paddington QLD 4064.
Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday (5pm-10pm)
Tuesday-Friday (Lunch: 11:30am-2:30pm)