Indian Restaurants in Hillsborough

50% Off at Naan -N- Curry

Naan-N-Curry

Downtown

$60 $30

Chefs enlist clay oven to cook authentic Indian & Pakistani lamb, chicken & seafood dishes & six types of naan bread in colorful eatery

Up to 31% Off at Raavi Pakistani Indian Cuisine

Raavi Pakistani Indian Cuisine

Financial District

$30.98 $22

(25)

Curries made with halal lamb, prawns cooked Punjabi style, and homemade cheese

Up to 34% Off Indian Food at Naan N Curry

Naan N Curry

Multiple Locations

$38 $25

(1037)

Authentic Indian Cuisine, including eight varieties of naan and tandoori dishes and curries featuring chicken, lamb, and seafood

Up to 50% Off Indian Food at Tandoori Paradise

Tandoori Paradise

Hayward

$22 $10.99

Steaming plates of channa masala with garbanzo beans and lamb boti kebabs pair with baskets of assorted naans and rotis

50% Off Indian Food at The Ultimate Lounge

The Ultimate Lounge

Hayward

$30 $15

A futuristic bar and lounge serves as the setting for Indian eats like tandoori chicken, samosas, pakora, and lamb biryani

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The Menu

Indian Cuisine

$40 $20

Extensive menu of healthily prepared Indian dishes made with fresh, organic ingredients spans the country's regions

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Park Balluchi

Old Mountain View

$30 $15

(79)

Chefs who specialize in northern Mughlai cuisine and traditional Punjabi cooking whip up saag paneer, goat biryani, and butter chicken

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Mint Leaf

North Berkeley

$30 $15

(293)

Traditional Northern Indian dishes made with organic produce, free-range meats, and artisan spices handpicked in India

Half Off Indian and Nepalese Cuisine at Everest Cafe

Everest Cafe

Berkeley Hills

$20 $10

(111)

Indian and Nepalese curries with goat, lamb, and chicken alongside vegan options

Up to 56% Off Indian Food at Arka

Arka

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

(38)

Eatery infuses traditional Indian flavors into innovative dishes and regional specialties

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Naan-N-Masala

Milpitas

$25 $15

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Aromatic spices flavor traditional Indian entrees that can be made vegetarian-style or with tender meat

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Mirch Masala

Milpitas

$14.95 $8

(68)

Simple preparation characterize Indian dishes such as paneer tikka kebabs, vegetarian bhangan bharta with roasted eggplant, and lamb curry

Up to 42% Off at Aasna, Melange of India

Aasna, Melange of India

Milpitas

$36 $22

(146)

Shyam Khanal's eatery serves Indian cuisine divided into meat- and vegetable-based dishes

Up to 40% Off Indian Cuisine at Clay Oven Bar & Grill

Clay Oven Grill & Bar

Vacaville

$25 $15

(135)

Spiced dishes such as racks of lamb and marinated salmon cooked inside the heated clay depths of a clay tandoor oven

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With three food trucks and a brick-and-mortar locale, CurryUpNow dishes up the street fare of India with creatively presented, colorful dishes. The restaurant menu comprises traditional street fare and creative takes on classics. Chefs turn the fillings of the deconstructed samosa—a popular original dish—inside out before topping it with garbanzo-bean curry and chutney-tamarind sauce to be scooped up by four mini samosas. They craft fusion dishes, folding chicken tikka masala made with 100 percent organic white chicken into burritos, and piling two- and three-item thali platters with curried eats. The menu's offerings include vegan options, and most can be made with a choice of chicken, ground halal beef or vegetarian options: paneer—a traditional farmers' cheese—and aloo, or potatoes. The entire repertoire is medium spiced, and brave-tongued people can request it spicy, or kick it up all the way to Desi hot, which infuses dishes with ghost peppers, habanero, and volcano tears.

129 S B St
San Mateo,
CA
US

All Spice: A User's Guide

Michelin-Starred Restaurant | California-Indian Fusion | Located in a Victorian House | Small-Batch Wines | Artistic Presentations
Sample Menu
  • Appetizer: allspice-scented dayboat scallops with spiced cauliflower purée, raisin-caper emulsion, and spring-onion froth
  • Entree: ancho-tamarind-braised beef short rib with smoked plantain froth, fried-farro porridge, and mushroom-pear marmalade
  • Dessert: dark-chocolate kulfi with tandoori-spiced macadamia-nut brittle
What to Drink: The wine list spotlights small producers from around the globe. One of those producers is the restaurant’s co-owner Shoshana Wolff, who helps her dad run Wolff & Father wines in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

While You’re Waiting: Feast your eyes on the vintage surroundings. The restaurant is located in a Victorian house built in 1906, and each of its three dining rooms is decorated with vibrant touches such as bright turquoise walls, abstract art, and glittering chandeliers.

The Chef: Sachin Chopra draws on his Indian heritage and French training while cooking his eclectic cuisine, which he doesn’t consider limited to one global style. All Spice is his first restaurant, making its Michelin star all the more impressive.

Vocab Lesson:
Chaat: savory Indian snack food made of potatoes, fried bread, and a spice medley that typically includes dried mango powder and cumin seeds.
Madras: a spicy curry that’s red in color due to a heavy dose of chili powder.

1602 S El Camino Real
San Mateo,
CA
US

Bombay Garden's ties to authentic Indian cuisine run deep. Originally born in the small Indian town of Khanoor, owner Balkar Tamber grew up learning how to cook alongside his mother. That knowledge especially came in handy when he embarked on his first professional culinary foray, a roadside eatery in the Punjab region of India. Once he immigrated to the US in 1990, he brought along more than a handful of those family recipes and opened his first Bombay Garden restaurant fueled by a deep love for the rich and diverse culinary traditions of his homeland.

The menu features a selection of iconic Indian dishes from virtually every corner of India. On one page of the menu, delicate crepe-like dosas made from fermented lentil and rice flour evoke the flavors of India’s southern regions. And when it comes to northern Indian recipes, the chefs bake skewers of yogurt-marinated chicken and other meats in a traditional tandoor—a cylindrical clay oven heated by a well-trained dragon. The same blends of flavorful spices that perk up Balkar’s chicken, lamb, and seafood dishes also appear throughout the restaurant's vegetarian entrées: homemade cottage cheese and green peas meld in a spiced gravy sauce and split lentils benefit from the chefs’ one-two punch of garlic and ginger.

172 E 3rd Ave
San Mateo,
CA
US

Every day, the aroma of smoky spices wafts from the imported, wood-fired tandoor ovens at Tandoori Oven’s locations. To a soundtrack of upbeat techno, reggae, and bhangra music imported from UK clubs, servers deliver plates of lamb biryani loaded with basmati rice, bell peppers, cashews, and secret spices alongside mango lassis blended with housemade yogurt. The healthful signature wrap is stuffed with chicken or lamb that’s been marinated for 24 hours in yogurt and spices and then baked in the tandoor oven and wrapped in soft naan with mint chutney and tamarind. Local athletes dine at Tandoori Oven, a sponsor of the TRIbe Triathlon Club, after workouts for meals made to order with lean meats and served in participation trophies.

314 Westlake Ctr
Daly City,
CA
US

Chefs at Little India's four locations infuse authentic Indian dishes with fresh and exotic ingredients, earning Top of the Town awards from 5280 magazine for "a decade running." The culinary creatives concoct a taste-bud-tempting lot of specialty dishes, from the butter chicken to the super-hot lamb madras, which makes taste buds sweat with scantily clad seasonings. Vegetarians can spoon a kaleidoscope of meat-free dishes, including the dahl makhani, lentils cooked with tomato and savory spices. Guests sip mood-enhancing beverages from the bar, and the friendly wait staff places plated Indian delicacies and unplated charades suggestions at their fingertips.:m]]

917 Main St
Redwood City,
CA
US

The chefs at Tandoor on Haight aren’t trying to reinvent Indian cuisine. Instead, the pair of brothers stick closely to tradition when making their North Indian dishes with a splash of Pakistani flavor, using recipes handed down in their family for three generations. Inside their tandoori oven, they cook up halal meats such as tiger prawns, lamb rubbed with house spices, and spring chicken marinated in yogurt, imparting all of the dishes with a subtle smoky flavor as if they’d been sitting next to a lit birthday cake all day. Guests can scoop up the spice-laden curries with the sesame naan, and even customize dishes to their desired level of spice tolerance. Meals can be served in individual portions or family style, for groups who want to get a chance to taste a variety of dishes. And to cool the spices even further, staff serve up chilled mango lassis, a variety of Indian beers, and local Californian wines.

525 Haight St
San Francisco,
CA
US