Indian Restaurants in Crofton

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

Himalayan Heritage

Multiple Locations

$82 $45

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

Indian and Pakistani Food for Two or Four, or for Takeout at Mayur Kabab House (Up to 56% Off)

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

$15 for $30 Worth of Indian Cuisine During Dinner 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

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

Mehak

Downtown - Penn Quarter - Chinatown

$30 $15

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

Indian Cuisine for Lunch or Dinner at Rasoi Indian Kitchen (40% Off). Three Options Available.

Rasoi Indian Kitchen

Downtown

$30 $18

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

Indian Dinner with Appetizers, Dessert, and Wine for Two or Four at Heritage India (51% Off)

Heritage India (Wisconsin St)

Multiple Locations

$101.90 $50

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

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

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

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

Flavors of India

Washington

$30 $17

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

$16.50 for $30 Worth of Indian and Nepalese Dinner Cuisine for Two at Lumbini Restaurant

Lumbini Restaurant

Downtown

$30 $16.50

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

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

Shangri-La

Bethesda

$24 $14

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

$22 for $40 Worth of Indian Food and Drinks 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

$22 for $40 Worth of Indian Cuisine and Drinks at Zaika

Zaika

Zaika

$40 $22

Traditional and modern Indian menu includes tandoori-baked whole red snapper, tender marinated lamb, and crispy pakora veggies

$29 for Indian Dinner for Two Including One Appetizer, Two Entrees and Two Desserts at Cafe Taj (Up to 49% Off)

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

Indian or Nepalese Food and Drinks for Dine-In or Take-Out at Mount Everest Restaurant (Up to 53% Off)

Mount Everest Restaurant

Mount Everest Restaurant

$30 $14

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

$17 for $30 Worth of Northern Indian Food at Raaga Restaurant

Raaga Restaurant

Bailey's Crossroads

$30 $17

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

$11 for $20 Worth of Indian Cuisine 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

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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

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

The fragrant aroma of freshly ground ginger and cinnamon wafts from Akbar’s Restaurant’s kitchen, mingling with the smoky scent of meats simmering in a traditional tandoori oven. Rife with spices, buttery marinades, and cream-based sauces, the eatery's Northern Indian cuisine nabbed the title of Best Indian Restaurant from City Paper’s Best of Baltimore 2010. In the dining room, romance sparks amid classical Indian music and walls laden with traditional art and lists of pun-free pickup lines.

9400 Snowden River Pkwy
Columbia,
MD
US

Plates at Kabab Hut brim with traditional Bangladeshi dishes including curries, tandoori chicken, and skewered kebabs. A selection of 27 combo meals load these spicy, simmering entrees onto beds of rice along with sides such as fries or naan. The eatery also welcomes families with a kids' menu that reduces each dish to smaller portions without the need to root around for the shrink ray Mom keeps in her purse.

6502 Baltimore National Pike
Catonsville,
MD
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 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 St NW
Washington,
DC
US