Keep calm and curry on.
There’s honestly not enough Indian restaurants around Manila so where do you go when that Chicken Tikka Masala craving hits??
Indian food can be quite hard to find around town so we’ve rounded up 10 of the most loved Indian restaurants you can try! Immerse yourself in the rich aromas of curry, spices, and many more with these restaurants.
10. Pepper Tree – The Pop Up Katipunan
If you’re around the Katipunan area, you’re in luck because authentic Indian food awaits you! The dishes here are certified authentic, using authentic hand-picked ingredients to make sure the flavours are as close to the owners’ family recipes as possible.
It’s for those looking to try a unique fusion of Filipino-Indian cuisine. It’s not for those looking for a long and extensive menu like other big chain Indian restaurants.
Recommended dishes: their Masala Sisig.
9. 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.
It’s for people with intense samosa cravings. It’s not for those looking for fusion type Indian cuisine.
Recommended dishes: their Samosas! They have a vegetarian and non-vegetarian option.
8. 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.
It’s for anyone up for a seriously good feast with a unique ambiance. It’s not for those who don’t want to take off their shoes and sit down on fluffy pillows.
We recommend trying at least one dish from every section of their extensive menu!
7. Kashmir – multiple branches
Kashmir is one of Metro Manila’s oldest Indian restaurants and has been around since 1976. It serves dishes that are made from fresh and authentic ingredients.
It’s for the foodies looking for an authentic Indian experience with fresh ingredients. It’s not for those looking for a modern, more Instagram-friendly place.
Recommended dishes: their Chicken Tikka.
6. Swagat Indian Cuisine – Legazpi Village
Considered a best-kept secret in Legazpi, Swagat is a restaurant 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.
It’s for those looking for a huge selection of authentic Indian food, especially vegetarian options. It’s not for people who want a quick meal.
We recommend their rose-infused lassi drink, popular choice for enthusiasts of the popular Indian beverage. Thehir Gulab Jamun, too!
Insider tip: Enjoy up to ₱300 off your bill!
G/F The Columns Legazpi Village, Amorsolo St cor Arnaiz Ave
(02) 989-7199; (02) 792-9887; (0917) 634-8899
5. Naan – Kapitolyo
Naan is a casual dining Indian restaurant serving authentic and popular Indian street food.
It’s for the foodies looking for exceptionally good Indian comfort food.
We recommend their samosas, naan topped with grilled chicken tikka, falafel, and hummus.
4. New Bombay – multiple branches
A well known Indian restaurant chain in the country, New Bombay serves authentic and favourite Indian dishes. They have multiple branches all over the metro so it should be easy to get your Indian fix.
It’s for those looking to quickly satisfy their Indian food craving. It’s not for those looking for a small business-type restaurant.
Recommended dish: their Chicken Tikka Masala.
3. Little India Healthy Cuisine – multiple branches
This hidden restaurant find located at the underrated food strip of Malingap 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.
It’s definitely for anyone looking for Indian vegan options! It’s not for people looking for their tandoori chicken and chicken tikka.
We recommend their samosas and Shahi Paneer.
2. Mantra Bistro – Legazpi Village
Mantra Bistro is one of the new and upcoming restaurants in the Legazpi Village area. Non-veggie lovers are welcome 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 perfectly with your dishes.
G/F Grand Midori Bldg., Bolano St, Legazpi Village, Makati
(02) 8776-0318; (0926) 049 9357
1. Royal Indian Curry House – Poblacion
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.
It’s for the adventurous foodies who are up for anything aside from great food, sports nights, belly dancing and the like! It’s not for those looking for a casual (predictable) night.
Recommended dishes: their Butter Naan, Tandoori Chicken, and Curry Dishes!
Insider tip: You can enjoy up to ₱100 off your bill!
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Cover image from Naan – Indian Street Kitchen.