8 Best Indian Restaurants In Sydney

By Susannah George
5th Feb 2014

Best Indian Restaurants in Sydney

A favourite amongst Sydneysiders, Indian food has a way of satisfying and catering to a wide range of food preferences. Great for the gluten-free and vegetarians alike, Sydney has some of the best Indian restaurants this side of Mumbai.

If you're longing for a creamy curry, a pair of crispy papadums, or a spicy, vegetable-filled samosa, head to one of the best Indian restaurants in Sydney. 

Maya Da Dhaba | Surry Hills

Expertly combining tradition with innovation, Maya Da Dhaba's Indian cuisine is a long-standing Sydney favourite. With outstanding vegetarian options and share plates aplenty, this Surry Hills Indian eatery is best enjoyed with friends and family. Be sure to check out their delicious signature dishes.

Malabar | Darlinghurst

For over 20 years, Malabar has been serving up some of the finest Indian cuisine in Sydney. Specialising in Southern Indian flavours, this Darlinghurst establishment takes pride in delivering an authentic experience, with a focus on the region's delicacies. On the Chef's Special Menu you'll find our favourite spice-laden dishes, this is not to be missed on the 'best Indian in Sydney' hit list.

Indian Palace | Balmain

Balmain's first Indian restaurant, Indian Palace has been around since 1984—so you know the food here is top notch! On offer is one of the most extensive Indian menus around, with a focus on fresh produce and traditional flavours. Their Malai Kofta (veggie croquettes with cashew nut sauce) are hailed as the best in Sydney.

Aki's Indian Restaurant | Woolloomooloo

With food as refined as the views over Woolloomooloo, Aki's Indian Restaurant takes Sydney Indian dining to sophisticated heights. Here, the food is both innovative and exciting, whilst still being true to traditional Indian flavours. When dining in a group, take a look at their banquet menus, which include some of the restaurant's finest dishes.

Abhi's Indian Restaurant | Strathfield

Aki's sister restaurant, Abhi's has also cemented its reputation as one of Sydney's best Indian restaurants. Sophisticated flavours and ambience abound in this Inner-West gem, with dishes inspired by regions like Goa and Chennai, and served up with a modern twist. Don't go past the Goa Fish Curry, one of Abhi's signature dishes.

Harbourside Indian Restaurant | North Sydney

Boasting spectacular vistas across Sydney Harbour, Harbourside Indian Restaurant offers a fine dining experience replete with all the traditional favourites. If you're dining with a large group be sure to order the banquet—It's great value!

Vrindavan | Pyrmont

The menu at Vrindavan draws inspiration from all corners of India, and prides itself on traditional flavours and cooking methods. Every Indian classic you can think of is here, as well as a couple of signature dishes. For resident Sydney vegos, check out their 'Totally Vegetarian' night for a feast of the best vegetarian delicacies.

Zaaffran | Darling Harbour

Perched on Darling Harbour's waterfront and with a widely acclaimed wine list, Zaaffran isn't your regular Indian restaurant. The vast menu caters for all tastes and offers mouth-watering seafood, as well as excellent vegan and vegetarian options. Menu highlights include: lobster meat stirfried with tomatoes, ginger and coconut milk; braised and roasted beef ribs; and diced goat in a hearty home-style sauce. Seriously some of the best Indian in Sydney!

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