Compared to other Asian cuisines, Indian food is relatively underrepresented in Las Vegas with restaurants spread out all over the city instead of clustering together in a neighborhood such as Chinatown. The restaurants included below offer time-honored Indian food such as garlic naan, dum biryani, tikka masala, Palak paneer, and other favorites. Many of the restaurants offer a lunch buffet, usually from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and ranging in price from $10 to $15, allowing customers to try a variety of food for a fraction of the usual cost. Here’s a look at some of the top Indian restaurants in Las Vegas.Read More
The Essential Indian Restaurants in Las Vegas
13 places to find Indian food in Las Vegas
1. Saffron Flavors of India
Established in 2010, this Indian restaurant serves traditional Indian cuisine as well as fusion Indo-Chinese food. This family-owned spot helmed by chef Tilak Raj features tandoori wings, naan stuffed with lamb, Bombay potatoes with turmeric and tomato onion gravy, plus vegetarian and vegan dishes and a variety of specialty cocktails, including the Saffron Spritzer, which is made with saffron-infused Lillet Blanc.
2. Turmeric Flavors of India
Perched on the corner of Fremont and Seventh Street, this downtown restaurant serves up sweeping views of neon lights from its elevated patio, plus a vegetarian-focused menu that samples various regions of India. The gobi Manchurian, which is smothered in a sweet, spicy glaze, is a must-try here, as are the shareable tandoori platters.
3. Mount Everest India’s Cuisine
Mount Everest offers a lunch buffet from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. and then opens again for a la carte dinner from 5 to 10 p.m. The menu at this longtime Sahara Avenue spot includes crispy lamb samosas, biryani with a choice of vegetables, chicken, lamb, goat, or shrimp plus an extensive selection of vegetarian and vegan items including dal tadka and palak panner. The garlic chili naan is a popular selection here and is served warm with fresh garlic and plenty of spice.
4. Lazeez Indian-Mediterranean Grill
Lazeez (Urdu for “tasty”), serves Indian-Pakistan cuisine with fresh, Mediterranean flair. Diners can get a taste of everything at a daily lunch buffet from 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. or order a la carte dishes including shrimp tikka masala, vegetarian paneer chili, and falafel wraps. There are also American menu items including grilled cheese, burgers, and Philly steak sandwiches.
5. India Palace
Diners can enjoy complimentary flat bread with an assortment of dipping sauces while perusing the menu at India Palace, which includes classic chicken tikka masala, spicy, deep-fried chicken 65, paneer chili and gobi Manchurian. India Palace specializes in south Indian dishes, such as sambar vada and ildi sambar. There’s also a popular lunchtime buffet.
6. Royal India Bistro
Located at the Rio, Royal India Bistro offers the traditional lunch buffet experience from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., plus happy hour from 3 to 5 p.m. and dinner from 5 to 10:30 p.m. The focus is north Indian cuisine including tandoori items and vegetarian specialities. Diners love the bone-in goat masala and the mahi mahi fish kabobs. A curated whiskey list also makes this spot worth checking out.
7. Delhi Indian Cuisine
Diners love the lunch buffet at Delhi Indian Cuisine, which claims to be the largest Indian buffet in the city. Here, the spread includes cuisine from both northern and southern regions of India. One of the most favored menu items is the goat curry cooked in an assortment of spices and mixed with onion and tomato gravy. Other offerings include tandoori chicken, baingan aldo, and lamb vindaloo.
8. India Masala Bar & Grill
Located just off the Strip on the corner of Flamingo Road and Maryland Parkway, India Masala is known for its south Indian menu items and lunch buffet that features vegetable samosas, hari kabab, butter chicken, mushroom korma, and chana masala. The restaurant also offers a number of plant-based menu items, including zucchini pakora and and vegetable pakora.
9. Mint Indian Bistro
Mint Indian Bistro offers a Paradise location next to the Atomic Testing Museum and a Spring Valley location by Desert Breeze Park. Both locations feature a popular lunch buffet. The Paradise location offers extended operating hours (11 a.m. until 4 p.m.) to accommodate the crowds that tend to line up outside, and the Spring Valley location features an additional breakfast buffet from 8 to 11 a.m. Both locations feature a dinner menu stacked with Indian favorites from both north and south India such as samosa chaat, sev puri, mysore dosa, tamarind rice, and lamb lollipops with fenugreek cream sauce.
The Strip location lends Tamba its distinctive Vegas ambience, which feels lounge-like and stylish. The menu follows suit with a wide array of reimagined Indian classics, including tandoori chicken, pan puri and prawn pepper masala. A lunch buffet is served from 11 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.
11. Curry Leaf Flavors of India
Dishes at this restaurant range from Indian specialties such as dum biryani, basmati rice with vegetables, chicken, lamb, or shrimp, to the Indo-Chinese fusion creation chili chicken or paneer chili, chicken or paneer, a homemade Indian cheese, mixed with onions and peppers. The restaurant’s signature lamb nihari (slow-cooked lamb shank) is a must-try.
12. Pure Indian Cuisine
Pure Indian Cuisine gives diners Indian food and a pleasant view of planes arriving and departing from McCarran International Airport. Variety is the focus here; there are more than 100 menu items including a wide selection of bread specialties such as onion kulcha, kabuli naan, and aloo parantha. Other specialties include fish curry with basmati rice, goat dopiaza, and Indo-Chinese dishes such as lamb chili pepper and garlic shrimp.
13. Taj Palace
This popular Henderson restaurant is known for its Indian lunch buffet from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. and its signature spicy coconut curry with fish. Diners love the butter chicken here along with the lamb mango curry and warm tandoori bread options including lacha paratha, mint paratha, and onion basil naan straight from the oven.