Healthy never tasted this good.
While most of us are oggling over the latest news in the Japanese restaurant game here in the country, some underrated cuisines are left unnoticed. In this list we gathered some of the best Indian restaurants in Manila that serve crazy good samosas, naan, biryani, curry, and more. What’s great about these restaurants is not only are they vegetarian friendly— they’re as authentic as the Indian food you’d experience on a trip to India.
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Ready your taste buds and immerse yourself in the rich Indian spices Indian food has to offer.
Royal Indian Curry House – multiple branches
Royal Indian Curry House or R.I.C.H. is a popular late night sports bar and restaurant in the growing Poblacion food hub in Makati. It serves authentic Indian cuisine and is also an all-in-one hangout spot that boasts of five floors of entertainment and dining areas. If you find their dishes too savory for your liking, order a cup oof their lassi yogurt to balance out the flavors. Read our full feature here.
Naan – Kapitolyo
Naan is casual dining Indian restaurant serving authentic and popular Indian street food. They are known for their samosas, naan topped with grilled chicken tikka, falafel, and hummus.
Om Indian Kitchen – The Grove by Rockwell
Om is a contemporary restaurant and lifestyle store serving authentic vegan Indian cuisine and retailing especially curated Indian products by Suman and Anjie Gogna. If you’re familiar with the Boys Night Out radio show, you’ll instantly recognize owner and DJ Sam YG.
Swagat Indian Cuisine – Legazpi Village
Swagat is a hole in the wall resaturant in Makati that serves no frills Indian food. This small eatery serves a variety of vegetarian specialties like their Baigan Masala, Chola Bhatura, Bhendi Fry, and more. Their rose infused lassi drink is a popular choice for enthusiasts of the popular Indian beverage.
G/F The Columns Legaspi Village, Amorsolo Street corner Arnaiz Avenue
Mantra Bistro – Legazpi Village
Non vegggie lovers are welcome at Mantra Bistro as they also serve a separate menu for those who love their Grilled Chicken Tikka and the homemade goodness of traditional Indian curry. They also serve cocktails and wines that go perfect with your dishes.
G/F Grand Midori Bldg., Bolano St, Legazpi Village, Makati
(02) 776-0318; (0926) 049 9357
Little India Healthy Cuisine – Teacher’s Village
This hidden restaurant find located at the underrated food strip of Malingap in Teacher’s Village uses all natural ingredients for all of its dishes. It also strives to serve Indian specialties using only all organic vegetables so they can also cater to customers with strict vegan diets.
24F Malingap St, Teacher’s Village, Quezon City
Ziggurat Cuisine Restaurant – Poblacion
Ziggurat is considered to be one of the best kept food secrets of Makati. It prides itself as the ultimate go-to place for authentic Indian, Mediterranean, African, and Middle Eastern food.
G/F Sunette Tower, Durban St cor Makati Ave, Poblacion, Makati
Pooja’s Cafe – Legazpi Village
Pooja’s Cafe in Salcedo claims to serve authentic South Indian food. Their hot tandoori chicken is said to give you quite the kick!
G/F King’s Court 2, 2129 Chino Roces Ave cor Dela Rosa St, Legazpi Village, Makati
(02) 954-1700; (0977) 833-2346
Kashmir – multiple branches
Kashmir is one of Manila’s oldest Indian restaurants and has been around since 1976. It serves dishes that are made from fresh and authentic ingredients.
Abdul: Kebab & Curry – Timog Ave.
Abdul: Kebab & Curry serves mouthwatering Indian and Middle Eastern food. You can get your favourite Indian food such as Samosas and Butter chicken.
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