Top Indian restaurants in top cities in America

 The past four decades have seen an explosive growth in the number of Indian restaurants across the United States. A sharp increase in the Indian American population and popularity of Indian cuisine globally, has contributed to this phenomenon.

The American Bazaar takes a look at some of the finest Indian restaurants in 10 of America’s largest metropolitan areas.


With 55-seat dining room and 15-seat bar/ lounge depicting India and its vibrant culture, Tulsi offers some of the best regional Indian cuisines made under the leadership of chef Eric MacCarthy. Some of the popular recipes of Tulsi are fragrant curries, veg-special, and mouthwatering tandoor-grilled meat and seafood.

Those who visit Tulsi also have an option to savor the seven-course Chef’s Tasting Menu, which also include Chef’s Vegetarian Tasting Menu and bar snacks along with hand-prepared cocktails.

Tamarind Tribeca

Tamarind Tribeca, which recently shifted to downtown venue, Tamarind TriBeCa, 99 Hudson Street at Franklin Street, is a 11,000 square foot, spacious restaurant with a seating capacity of 175 people, arranged on two different levels. The first floor has the dining room, bar and cocktail lounge whereas the second floor, a 1,500 square foot mezzanine, gives a more modern and stylish look to the establishment.

Avtar Walia, the owner of the hotel has teamed up with a skilled team of chefs who are specialists in cuisines from different regions of India and produce new dishes and special recipes for their guests.


Junoon, located on 27 West 24th St, New York, is a modern Indian restaurant from restaurateur Rajesh Bhardwaj. The restaurant has a collection of authentic Indian cuisines which reflect chef Vikas Khann’s true love for food. The menu include a variety of Indian regional favorites such as Tandoor (Clay Oven), Sigri (Open Fire Pit), Patthar (Stone Cooking), Tawa (Cast Iron Cooking) and Handi (Pot Cooking).

Addi’s Tandoor

Addi’s Tandoor, which is touted as the best Indian restaurant in Santa Barbara, Los Angeles and Orange county region, had topped the survey conducted by Zagat in 2006, 2009 and 2012 for excellence and perfection in food. Gurbachchan Singh, chef and owner of Addi Decosta, guarantees his guests that all cuisines in the restaurantare prepared using the finest of herbs and spices with no added artificial flavors or taste boosters.


Vermillion is a luxurious restaurant located in 10 W Hubbard St.. The restaurant has a wide range of Indian and Latin fusion cuisines in addition to the sub-continental dishes. The ambience of the hotel, set in sleek and modern style, makes Vermillion a perfect eatery for the lovers of Indian-Latin flavors & regional Indian fare.

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