Indian Restaurants in Bainbridge Island

$40 for $50 Worth Indian and Mediterranean Food at Saffron Grill

Saffron Grill


$50 $40


Rich, fragrant saffron infuses a menu of updated Indian and Mediterranean plates

Indian Food and Drinks at Bombay Grill (Up to 45% Off). Two Options Available.

Bombay Grill


$20 $11

Regional Indian menu built around spicy seafood dishes

$10 Buys You a Coupon for 1 Plain Naan Dish with Chutneys & 50% Off Alcoholic Beverages 3-6PM at Cedars Restaurant

Cedars Restaurant

University District

$10 $10

For $10, receive a coupon for 1 plain naan dish with with cilantro mint and tamarind chutneys & 50% off alcoholic beverages 3-6PM

$20 for $30 Worth of Indian-Pakistani Cuisine at Shalimar Restaurant

Shalimar Restaurant

University District

$30 $20


Chef Wasif Qadri whips up inventive Indian-Pakistani dishes including curries, veggie stews, and tandoori plates

$12 for $24 Worth of Indian & Mediterranean Food at Qazi's Indian Curry House & Mediterranean Cuisine

Qazi's Indian Curry House & Mediterranean Cuisine


$24 $12

Dozens of dishes from all over the Indian subcontinent and some from the Mediterranean

Indian Food at Jewel of India (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Jewel of India

University District

$22 $11

Entrees include spicy lamb vindaloo with potatoes and mango veggie curry with sautéed vegetables, mango chutney, and a bit of cream

Indian Food from Royal Palace Bar and Grille (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Royal Palace Bar and Grille

South-Lake Union

$40 $20

Indian cuisine includes tandoori specialties such as lamb tikka, a wealth of vegetarian dishes, and a signature mango pudding for dessert

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In 1997, Chef Muhammad Uddin took over a failing Indian eatery with dreams of turning it into something more. After closing to remodel the dining room and overhaul the menu, he threw open the doors of the new restaurant, which he renamed Bengal Tiger Cuisine of India. By 2009, it had grown such a large following that Chef Uddin moved to a bigger location with ample seating, a full bar, and space for servers to practice their plate-spinning acts on breaks.

Though the warm-colored decor and friendly service are a draw, the real key to Bengal Tiger's appeal is the food. Chef Uddin and his team rely on fresh spices and lean-cut meats to flavor recipes from across India?from the madras curry inspired by the city of Chennai to the vindaloo dish that originated in Goa. Though Bengal Tiger's menu is ? la carte, servers spread out a smorgasbord of entrees during the Chef?s Special dinner buffet, which, like games in the world's least active football league, occurs on the last Sunday of every month.

6509 Roosevelt Way NE

At Quazi's Indian Curry House & Mediterranean Cuisine, each bowl of curry or platter of tandoori-baked meat comes with a side of history. The gregarious owners are happy to share the evolution of Indian cuisine with guests, even pinpointing the origin of certain recipes all the way back to 300 BC. The menu itself divulges some of these stories, citing the region of origin for some dishes and telling the tale of how biryani rice felt that time mangos left it for a hot dish of curry.

473 N 36th St

The cuisine of India varies greatly from region to region, yet the chefs at Jewel of India are familiar with it all. They cull inspiration from every corner of the diverse nation, with the resulting menu including sundry vegetarian selections, chicken and lamb curries, tandoori fish, and baked-to-order naan, paratha, and roti breads. Diners may sample a whole swath of dishes by stopping by the lunch buffet, which is just as colorful—and even more thrilling to eat—as the framed Indian artwork lining the restaurant’s walls.

4735 University Way NE

Gleaming copper bowls parade out from Mirch Masala's kitchen, bearing the colorful meats, seafood, and vegetables of both traditional and modern Indian dishes. More than a dozen different types of naan bread rise in tandoori ovens before sopping up sauces from curry, paneer, vindaloo, and masala dishes. Come lunchtime, a buffet line snakes across the dining room, beneath glimmering chandeliers and paintings of Indian songstresses and Bollywood stars doing laundry.

213 Broadway E

Madhu Cuisine of India: A User’s Guide

Pan-Indian Cuisine | Rich Curries | Lunch Buffet

Sample Menu

  • Appetizer: keema samosa, stuffed with lamb, paneer, and raisins
  • Entree: chicken vindaloo, made with potatoes and chili sauce
  • Side: garlic naan
  • Dessert: mango ice cream

Press Box

  • “Deep-fried, though not greasy, and addictive enough that you will gobble one pakora after another.” — Seattle Times

Inside Tips

  • Can’t decide? When you come for lunch, check out the buffet, where you can sample bites of different items or pick one to fill your plate, your bowl, and your glass.
  • Some Friday and Saturday nights, DJs take over the back room, turning it into a low-key dance lounge and spinning records into the night.

Vocab Lesson
Pakora: an Indian snack made of chicken, fish, veggies, or paneer, battered in chickpea or lentils and lightly fried, usually served with chutney.
Paneer: a white South Asian cheese made from boiling cow's or water buffalo's milk and curdling it with whey; it dates back to at least 6,000 BC.

While You’re in the Neighborhood
Before: Clear your palate and make your mark by depositing your gum at Pike Place Market’s Gum Wall (Pike Street at Post Alley, just west of 1st Avenue).

After: Give back by dropping some coins in Rachel the Pig (Post Alley and Western Avenue), a bronze piggy bank at Pike Place Market—proceeds benefit the market directly.

2330 2nd Ave

Chutneys Bistro: A User’s Guide

Northern Indian Cuisine | Organic Wines and Beers | Vegetarian and Gluten-Free Dishes | Fragrant Biryanis

Sample Menu

  • Entree: spicy chicken vindaloo
  • Entree (vegetarian): eggplant bharta with cumin, tomato, and herbs
  • Bread: garlic-and-basil naan
  • Drink: the Chutney’s martini with clove-infused vodka

Where to Sit: When the weather’s nice, try to snag a spot next to the burbling fountain on the outdoor patio.

Insider Tip: There’s a separate all-organic menu, which includes wine and beer, that’s designed specifically for eco-conscious diners.

Vocab Lesson
Biryani: an Indian rice dish made with fish, meat, or vegetables and saturated with spices such as saffron and turmeric.
Tikka: bite-size pieces of meat that are simmered in a fragrant, yogurt-based sauce and cooked on a skewer.

While You’re in the Neighborhood

  • Before: Discover handmade gifts at Crackerjack Contemporary Crafts (1815 N. 45th Street #212)

  • After: Pick up some sweets at Trophy Cupcakes (1815 45th Street).

1815 N 45th St