Indian Restaurants in Cambridge


$14 for $30 Worth of Indian Food at London Curry House

London Curry House

Alexandria

The latest from Curry Mantra restauranteur Asad Sheikh, who flew to London to curate a menu that includes butter chicken and spiced briyani

$30 $14

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$45 for an Indian and Nepalese Meal for Two at Himalayan Heritage ($82 Value)

Himalayan Heritage

Multiple Locations

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

$82 $45

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Kings Treat Meal for Two, or $15 for $30 Worth of Indian Cuisine at Mehak

Mehak

Downtown - Penn Quarter - Chinatown

Amid orange walls, Indian eatery's cooks whip up charcoal-grilled tandoori dishes, lamb and chicken curry, and warm naan

$30 $15

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Indian Cuisine for Lunch or Dinner at Rasoi Indian Kitchen (48% Off). Three Options Available.

Rasoi Indian Kitchen

Downtown

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

$30 $16

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Indian and Pakistani Food at Aatish on the Hill (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Aatish On the Hill

Capitol Hill

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

$6 $3

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$17 for $30 Worth of Indian Cuisine at Flavors of India

Flavors of India

Washington

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

$30 $17

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$14 for $30 Worth of Indian and Nepalese Dinner Cuisine for Two at Lumbini Restaurant

Lumbini Restaurant

Downtown

Charcoal-roasted chicken, tandoor-barbecued lamb, and baked eggplant simmer in sauces and Himalayan spices

$30 $14

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Indian or Nepalese Food and Drinks for Dine-In or Take-Out at Mount Everest Restaurant (Up to 47% Off)

Mount Everest Restaurant

Mount Everest Restaurant

Classic Indian entrees, such as paneer tikka masala and shrimp vindaloo, along with low-fat Nepalese options

$30 $16

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Indian and Nepalese Cuisine for Dine-in at Shangri-La in Bethesda (42% Off)

Shangri-La

Bethesda

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

$24 $14

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The close-knit family culture that is so prevalent in India makes its way across the pond to India's, where the Kumar clan—mom and pop Suraj and Sudesh, son Raghu, and daughter Rozy—dish up flavorful curries, stews, and roasted meats created in the kitchen by nephew and chef Zeenat Bhanot. They work together to ply patrons with both meaty and vegetarian morsels scented with cardamom, ginger, and fenugreek.

Like the trail of raisins Marco Polo left to find his way back along the Silk Road, the bill of fare spans the subcontinent. South Indian mulligatawny soups and Goan chicken vindaloo mingle with Mughlai butter-based sauces and North Indian Khara Pasanda lamb. These fragrant dishes tantalize noses amid the dining area's impressive art collection of colorful paintings and gilded statues.

257 West St
Annapolis,
MD
US

Growing up, Chakra Café’s owner Monisha lived two different lives. At school, she was known by her given name and spent lunch hours twirling spaghetti on a fork. But at home, Monisha’s Bengali parents only referred to her by her nickname, Hashi–or laughter–and mealtimes meant scooping up lamb curry with a piece of luchi. The duality of Monisha’s two worlds–and the food she was exposed to–left a lasting impression and is the driving force behind the Café’s menu.

Inside Chakra Café’s kitchen, chefs marry Indian flavors with culinary traditions from around the world, using recipes adapted from Monisha’s mother, according to a Patch.com article. Traditional Bengali dishes such as begun bhartha–roasted eggplant flavored with green mango–are served solo or stuffed inside quesadillas with smoked fontina cheese, roasted pine nuts, and raitha yogurt sauce. Other Indian staples are also Americanized, from the tandoori chicken that tops flatbread pizzas to spaghetti paired with lamb meatballs and a whisper of ghee. Each item on the menu is clearly marked as halal, vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free, making it easy to decipher the dishes without meat and the ones that require each bite to be chewed 32 times.

600 Franklin St
Alexandria,
VA
US

A palate-friendly palace in gold and green, Heritage India is the latest outpost of owner Sanjeev Tuli?s globe-spanning career in the hospitality business. Past ornate artwork and an elegant dining room, head chef Dawa Tamang draws on the culinary styles of his birthplace. The influence shows in menus of flavorful fusion cuisine, including calamari saut?ed with curry leaves and coconut milk; hyderabadi murgh haleem, a dish of chicken, barley, lentils, and spices; and golgappas, a popular street food made of puffed wheat, potato, and chickpeas.

Key Ingredients on the Menu

  • Curry leaves : combined with coconut milk, lemon juice, and tomato sauce while the chefs saut? calamari appetizers * Dry mango powder : adds a hint of sweetness to seared okra with ginger
  • Cardamom : used with black pepper to flavor the tandoori-roasted chicken kebabs
  • Tamarind : flavors the chutney that accompanies freshly fried samosas
  • Kashmir red chilies : lend fiery spice to the servings of lamb vindaloo

Media Mentions

  • The Washington Post's editors picked Heritage India for its "rich meats, luscious veggies, creamy lentils and warm and wonderful breads."
  • The Washingtonian named the restaurant one of the city's 100 best in 2010, lauding its atmosphere. "With carved wooden screens, British Colonial furnishings, and vintage sepia photos of Indian princes, the main dining room channels the days of the Raj."
  • Fodor's praised the eatery for its authenticity. "There's incredible attention to detail in everything from the tapestried chairs to the paintings of India and the traditional tandoori and curry dishes."
1633 P St NW
Washington,
DC
US

At the age of 14, Bikram Choudhury, with three National India Yoga competitions under his mat, had already been named king of the yogis by Swami Sivananda. As an adult, the United Nations put Bikram on the payroll, along with doctors and researchers at Tokyo University, so that he could teach them the healing potential of the ancient practice. Now, his signature brand of yoga—constructed with scientific rigor and the insights borne of millennia of practice—is taught throughout the world.

The intense heat and demanding postures that are trademarks of Bikram yoga have gained appeal due to their ability to test even the most self-disciplined yogis. Like chess, or cartwheeling around the edge of an active volcano, the moves are easy to learn, but intensely difficult to master.

That's where the experienced instructors at Bikram Yoga Tenleytown come in. The staff cheerily receives each guest at the door before leading the 90-minute routines, which progress through the 26 postures and two breathing exercises of Bikram Choudhury's celebrated method. They motivate newbies and devotees through toe stands, sit-ups, and rabbit poses that lengthen spines and restore flexibility to limbs. The studio's warmth of character and yogis maintaining sofa poses ensure that the greenest of guests feel comfortable in the sessions.

4908 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington,
DC
US

For some serious spice, grab a table at White Tiger Restaurant for a taste of Indian cooking. For those avoiding fat and gluten, there's still plenty of tasty items on White Tiger Restaurant's menu that can cater to your needs. Enjoy a drink with your dinner — White Tiger Restaurant has a full bar to serve up a glass of wine, beer, or more. Little ones are just as welcome as their parents at White Tiger Restaurant. The perfect place for a large party, White Tiger Restaurant will comfortably host your friends and family. Eat outdoors White Tiger Restaurant (weather permitting) with their beautiful patio seating.

Dress is typically casual at White Tiger Restaurant, so leave the fancy duds behind for the evening. Love the food so much you want to serve it at your next soiree? No problem — White Tiger Restaurant offers catering.

If you feel like saving gas, opt for public transportation, with a stop conveniently located at Union Metro (Red). Guests of White Tiger Restaurant's Massachusetts Ave NE location can park their vehicles on the street.

White Tiger Restaurant offers a nice selection of mid-range cuisine, so you can expect a meal there to cost about $30 or less per person. All major credit cards are accepted.

301 Massachusetts Ave NE
Washington,
DC
US

At both of Himalayan Heritage’s locations, chefs pull marinated chicken and lamb from charcoal clay ovens. The tandoori dishes are a staple of Indian cuisine, but Indian is only half the story here. Much of the menu is dedicated to Nepalese food, which, as Tom Sietsema explains in his glowing Washington Post review, is similar, but not the same. For an introduction, he recommends the momo—dumplings made of spiced minced chicken or vegetables that are steamed inside flour dough and served with aachar or chutney sauce.

Diners enjoy their meals at white-linen covered tables in a dining room with bright orange walls and a golden ceiling from which intricate lanterns hang. The space is flush with cultural artwork, including a large thangka painting that acts as a blimp in an emergency if you add enough balloons.

2305 18th Street Northwest
Washington,
DC
US