Indian Restaurants in Aspen Hill

45% Off Indian Meal for Two at Himalayan Heritage

Himalayan Heritage

Multiple Locations

$82 $45

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Biryani, tandoori-baked dishes, and other Indian and Nepalese dishes served amid cultural décor

45% Off Indian Food at Tandoori Nights

Tandoori Nights

Multiple Locations

$40 $22

Clay ovens prepare marinated boneless chicken breast, curry coats cubed goat and veggies, and biryani dishes top tables inside modern eatery

$10 for Indian and Nepalese Food at Shangri-La

Shangri-La

Shangri-La

$20 $10

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Chefs roast marinated meats and organic veggies in a clay tandoor oven, simmer piquant Nepalese curries, and roll out fluffy loaves of naan

$12 for South-Asian Fare at Shangri-La in Bethesda

Shangri-La

Bethesda

$24 $12

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Indian and Nepalese cuisine prepared with fragrant spices, housemade marinades, and locally grown fruits and veggies

Up to 49% Off Indian Dinner for Two at Cafe Taj

Cafe Taj

McLean

$58.43 $29.99

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Traditional tandoori dishes and curries served at Indian eatery with fountain and Romanesque columns

Half Off Indian Cuisine at India Palace Bar & Tandoor

India Palace Bar & Tandoor

Germantown

$30 $15

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Tandoor chicken, biryani rice, goat and lamb curries, and paneer simmering in a flavorful spinach blend

42% Off Dinner at Heritage India

Heritage India

Multiple Locations

$101.80 $59

Attention to detail is evident in the authentic elements that surround guests as they dine on savory Indian fusion cuisine

Up to 56% Off Indian and Pakistani Food at Mayur Kabab House

Mayur Kabab House

Downtown - Penn Quarter - Chinatown

$30 $17

Indian and Pakistani dishes such as chicken karahi, chickpeas served with deep-fried puffed bread, and paneer-studded curries

Half Off at Cafe of India

Cafe of India

Friendship Heights

$30 $15

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Vegetarian stews, chickpea curries, and paneer alongside tandoori chicken, seafood masalas, and lamb curry

40% Off Indian Food at Rasoi Indian Kitchen

Rasoi Indian Kitchen

Downtown

$30 $18

Tandoori dishes and aromatic curries served amid metal statues and mint-hued walls

Half Off Indian Food at Aatish on the Hill

Aatish On the Hill

Capitol Hill

$6 $3

Chefs fill charcoal-heated, clay tandoor oven with halal meats and vegetables to add subtle smoke to traditional Indian and Pakistani food

50% Off Indian Cuisine at Flavors of India

Flavors of India

Washington

$30 $15

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Chefs draw inspiration from northern Indian recipes and culinary techniques, forging meaty, vegetarian, and vegan entrees for all palates

Learn to Use Spices at a Cooking Demo and Vegetarian Lunch

Spice-Blending Demo and Vegetarian Lunch

Gaithersburg

$40 $40

Cooking instructor Sandhya Babu shares the history and health benefits of spices from around the world, which you use to cook a veggie meal

43% Off Northern Indian Cuisine at Raaga Restaurant

Raaga Restaurant

Bailey's Crossroads

$30 $17

Northern Indian specialties including chicken tikka cooked in a clay oven and lamb vindaloo

45% Off at Saathi Indian Restaurant

Saathi Indian Restaurant

Seven Corners

$20 $11

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The menu spans fish and paneer curries, tandoor dishes, and meat-filled platters such as lamb vindaloo

43% Off Indian Cuisine at Curry Mantra 3

Curry Mantra 3

Vienna

$30 $17

Traditional Indian dishes that incorporate a variety of different curries and entrees cooked in charcoal tandoori ovens

50% Off at Mayuri Indian Cuisine

Mayuri Indian Cuisine

Reston

$30 $15

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Northern and southern Indian cuisine, including fish kebabs barbecued in the tandoor oven, a variety of dosas, and curries with fresh spices

50% Off at SupperClub of India

SupperClub of India

Harvest of India/SupperClub of India

$30 $15

Authentic Indian cuisine such as pickled boneless chicken, jumbo prawns marinated in mint and spices, and mango lassis

45% Off Indian Cuisine at Bombay Bistro

Bombay Bistro

Fairfax

$30 $16.50

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Tandoori chicken and vegetarian dishes are served up in comfortable eatery with warm colors and Indian artifacts

47% Off Indian Cuisine at Delhi 6

Delhi 6

Ashburn Farm

$30 $16

Six seafood specialties, six Chinese-inspired entrees, and eight lamb options; elegant decor with high-backed booths and white tablecloths

50% Off at Sitara Indian Cuisine

Sitara Indian Cuisine

Cameron Chase Center

$30 $15

Diners can sample a variety of classic Indian dishes, such as lamb vindaloo, tandoori chicken, and basmati rice with mixed vegetables

Up to 52% Off at Banjara Indian Cuisine

Banjara Indian Cuisine

Ashburn Village

$19.90 $13

Vegetarian curries, lamb cooked with spinach, and shrimp vindaloo served with tandoor-cooked naan

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Thanks to OM Fine Indian Cuisine, you don't have to fly halfway around the world to savor authentic Indian dishes. That's because the eatery whips up classic southeast Asian entrees from scratch, customizing spiciness to each diner's heat threshold. After perusing the menu, diners can select from a wealth of options, including lamb biryani simmering in spices and herbs and tandoori chicken roasted in the tandoor oven. They can dig into vegetarian dishes such as the chickpea-infused channa masala or the spinach-and-cheese standby, saag paneer. They can also sate sweet teeth with house-made desserts in the form of the pistachio-and-almond-flavored kulfi, a traditional Indian ice cream.

785 Rockville Pike
Rockville,
MD
US

Every morning at Ghar-E-Kabab, chefs Chandasar Ray and Chetnath Bhandari enact a delicate dance across the kitchen. Chef Ray pulls Indian and Nepalese spices from the spice rack for his simmering curry sauces. Meanwhile, Chef Bhandari alternates between fanning the flames of his earthen tandoor oven, and kneading batches of sweet naan dough, a traditional South Asian flat bread.

This daily ritual reflects the chefs’ mission to uphold traditional cooking methods they mastered in their native India and Nepal. Chef Bhandari originally arrived in DC to work as a chef for the Royal Nepalese Embassy, and he brings his revered attention to detail to his own restaurant. The duo crafts every entree from scratch, from the fluffy breads to the creamy yogurt sauces. But although they strive to follow traditional recipes, they tweak them for health: meats marinate in olive oil, and only local, organic produce simmers in the tandoor oven.

944 Wayne Ave
Silver Spring,
MD
US

Mirch Masala's dishes of chicken and lamb kabobs, fluffy naan loaves, and creamy paneer honor the ancient flavors of the Indian subcontinent. Savory tomato sauce and dustings of ginger and cumin coat chickpeas, lamb, and poultry, while mango lassi and tamarind chutney add touches of sweetness to meals. Like the series of pneumatic tubes that ran under the Silk Road, the selection of Indo-Chinese dishes unite the produce and customs of India and China, fashioning inventive feasts such as ginger-cooked chili chicken entangled by hearty lo-mein noodles.

7101 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda,
MD
US

TKTK for Spice Crossing: The story of Spice Crossing mirrors the story of New Delhi–born chef Sudhir Seth, whose road to Bethesda produces a narrative involving some of the most powerful people in both the culinary and political realms. His mother had mastered cooking in the styles of several Indian regions—a trait that she passed on to Sudhir while teaching him to respect their authenticity. When he turned 18, he became a trainee for the former chef of Buckingham Palace at his Indian restaurant, where Sudhir flourished. His next endeavor was working for celebrated French chef Paul Bocuse, before he spent time across the southern states of the subcontinent, during which time he served Queen Elizabeth II. In the United States, Sudhir opened successful restaurants in New York and Chicago before settling in the DC area, where he cooked for President Clinton and his family at the Bombay Club. Dissatisfied with the lack of diversity in Indian dishes across the city, he established two of his own restaurants: Passage to India, with a focus on authenticity, and Spice Crossing, where he fuses Indian culinary traditions with global influences. This amalgamation takes form in tandoori wings, Portuguese¬–inspired spicy shrimp, and cheese dumplings smothered in a gravy flavored with mace and cardamom. Similar to the restaurant’s cuisine, the décor represents the British, Portuguese, Chinese, Spanish, and French influences on Indian culture. Orange and yellow silk drapes hang from the ceiling and create the feeling of being in a rajah’s tent. Their neutral colors juxtapose with bright turquoise walls and the geometric artwork that covers them. On Fridays, the staff hosts “Curry-Oke,” where singers can choose from 7,000 songs, including Bollywood favorites. TKTK Passage to India: The story of Passage to India mirrors the story of New Delhi–born chef Sudhir Seth, whose road to Bethesda produces a narrative involving some of the most powerful people in both the culinary and political realms. His mother had mastered cooking in the styles of several Indian regions—a trait that she passed on to Sudhir while teaching him to respect their authenticity. When he turned 18, he became a trainee for the former chef of Buckingham Palace at his Indian restaurant, where Sudhir flourished. His next endeavor was working for celebrated French chef Paul Bocuse, before he spent time across the southern states of the subcontinent, during which time he served Queen Elizabeth II. In the United States, Sudhir opened successful restaurants in New York and Chicago before settling in the DC area, where he cooked for President Clinton and his family at the Bombay Club. Dissatisfied with the lack of diversity in Indian dishes across the city, he established Passage to India as a place where he can showcase traditionally prepared dishes by their region. The entrees on the dinner menu are separated according to the cardinal directions; from the north, stewed goat meat infused with garlic, onion, turnips and herbs slides off the bone, while the western-style prawn curry gets a kick from star anise. The southern baingan mirchi ka salan comprises baby eggplants and jalapenos that are simmered in a sesame-peanut gravy, a dish lauded by the Washingtonian. The amount of care put into the menu is met by the attention to detail in the dining room’s décor, where sepia portraits of rajahs share wall space with those of British viceroys of the East India Company as well as ornamental screens and a wooden diptych. Wooden chairs and patterned banquettes surround turquoise- and white-topped tables, which rest beneath antique maps of the subcontinent.

4931 Cordell Ave
Bethesda,
MD
US

Yummy Indian food meets mellow décor in at this Tenleytown restaurant. As you enter the small about 50-seat Masala Art, you are welcomed by soothing music and mint-green walls adorned with tasteful artwork. The food is equally as vibrant on the plate, with much of the menu matching the vibrant colors of traditional Northern Indian cuisine. The house’s signature masala spice blends bring the heat, though not every dish leans on the heat. A favorite appetizer is the Aloo Tikki Chaat, fried potato cakes over chickpeas and sweet yogurt, while the Murg Makhani , known more affectionately as butter chicken, is one of the most frequently-ordered entrées. Portion sizes are filling, the service is attentive, the naan is fresh and the price is right – what’s not to like?

4441 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington,
DC
US

Old and new flavors mingle in the bustling kitchen at Indique. Amid cushy benches and satin pillows, diners discover a menu packed with Indian classics such as lamb vindaloo and tandoori chicken, as well as modern interpretations including charcoal-grilled king shrimps or the Achari chicken taco—poultry pickled in traditional Indian spices and served in a corn tortilla. Indique has been called one of the area's 100 Very Best Restaurants for seven years running by the Washingtonian, whose reporters raved about the salmon sliders and the okra with dried mango powder.

2 Wisconsin Cir
Chevy Chase,
MD
US