Indian Restaurants in La Riviera

Indian Cuisine for Dine-In or Take-Out at India House (50% Off)

India House

Broadstone

Butter chicken, lamb curry and okra masala from kitchen lauded by Folsom Living and Folsom Telegraph

$40 $20

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Indian and Nepali Cuisine at Kathmandu Kitchen (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Kathmandu Kitchen

Downtown Core

Free-range tandoori chicken; lamb in a cashew-based curry sauce; housemade cheese with fresh spinach and other Indian specialties

$20 $10

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Indian Cuisine for Two or Four at Clay Oven Grill & Bar (Up to 40% Off)

Clay Oven Grill & Bar

Vacaville

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

$25 $15

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$15 for $30 Worth of Indian Cuisine at Bombay Clay Pit

Bombay Clay Pit

Brentwood

Traditional Indian dishes such a lamb vindaloo, boti kebab, and garlic naan

$30 $15

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Three-Course Indian Dinner for Two or Four at Citrus Indian Fusion (Up to 38% Off). Groupon Reservation Required.

Citrus Indian Fusion

Dublin

Beyond yellow brick façade & twinkling string lights, skilled chefs whip up tandoor-cooked fish & lamb, zesty masala & oven-baked bread

$39.94 $26

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$20 for $40 Worth of North Indian Food at Khana Peena

Khana Peena

Berkeley Hills

A menu of North Indian cuisine covers samosas, tandoor-cooked meats, and seafood dishes such as lobster-papaya curry

$40 $20

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$9 for $20 Worth of Nepalese and Indian Cuisine for Dine-In or Carryout at Taste of the Himalayas

Taste of the Himalayas

North Berkeley

Nepalese and Indian dishes such as house-made cheese simmered in curry sauce, chicken tandoori, and salmon in a piquant vindaloo sauce

$20 $9

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North Indian Food at Mehak Indian Cuisine (Up to 49% Off). Two Options Available.

Mehak Indian Cuisine

Berkeley

North Indian curry dishes, meats, and seafood cooked in clay oven and fresh-baked naan bread top white tablecloths amid burgundy accents

$24 $14

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Indian and Nepalese Food for Dine-In or Takeout at Everest Cafe (Up to 53% Off)

Everest Cafe

Berkeley Hills

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

$20 $10

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North Indian Cuisine for Dinner at Khana Peena Indian Cuisine (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Khana Peena Indian Cuisine

Rockridge

Samosas, pakoras, or tandoori meat appetizers preface a wide variety of vegetarian, chicken, lamb, and seafood curries and sizzling platters

$40 $20

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Namaste Nepal takes its name and warm ambiance from the reverent Indian greeting, "Namaste," but the piping-hot helpings on each plate transcend cultural and geographic labels. Chinese, Indian, Tibetan, and Nepalese recipes contribute to the menu, filling a flavor spectrum that runs from pleasantly tangy to sizzling hot. Each dish is prepped to order using natural ingredients and often prompts speculation as to the size of the kitchen's spice cabinet. Notes of cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, and saffron tantalize the nose, underlined with the scent of charcoal-roasted meat—chicken, lamb, fish, and shrimp—cooked in the tandoor and marinated in creamy yogurt sauce.

Careful combinations of these herbs and entrees lead to staples such as chicken tikka masala, as well as specialties such as boneless lamb with red chili sauce and tamarind. One of several vegetarian offerings, muttar paneer pairs housemade cheese with green peas, and four types of samosas entice diners to start meals by biting into crispy shells instead of by inconspicuously gnawing the tablecloth. Guests also can peruse well-stocked buffets at lunchtime and order group platters for catered events.

2228 Sunrise Blvd
Gold River,
CA
US

When Capital Public Radio reporter Elaine Corn visited Kathmandu Kitchen in 2009, she spoke to two servers—Paritosh and Rosy—who explained the nuances of their native Nepalese cuisine. A small yet diverse country, Nepal draws from distinct culinary influences: Tibet and China to the north and India along the south. As such, diners viewing Kathmandu Kitchen’s menu for the first time are greeted with a cross section of its varied cuisine, which includes Tibetan-style pan-fried noodles, tandoor-cooked chicken tikka masala, and fiery curries seasoned with cumin and garlic. The uninitiated are the lucky ones; Rosy explains that having first-time visitors to the restaurant is one of her favorite things. “If I find a person coming for the first time in this restaurant, I’ll be the happiest person at that moment. Because we feel it’s really important that people from America are valuing us, too, through our food.” Tables clad in white linens and a mural of the Himalayas surround Nepal’s beloved regional dishes, which coalesce perfectly in the form of thali, a tray filled with a harmonious blend of dumplings, flatbread, and lentils crowned with a main course.

Kathmandu Kitchen’s wide spectrum of aromatic and authentic vegetarian, chicken, lamb, and seafood entrees pleases just about every palate. The eatery has earned recognition from a host of local sources, including spots on the Top Five Best Indian restaurants list by CityVoter and the Top 100 list by Local Eats.

1728 Broadway
Sacramento,
CA
US

The pots-and-pans pilots in Royal India's kitchen skillfully mix savory spices and fresh ingredients to concoct authentic Indian dishes that burst with flavor and variety. Launch your taste buds' trip to India by pitching a tent of garlic naan ($2.25) over a toasty sleeping bag of veggie samosa, stuffed with potatoes and princess-identifying peas ($3.50). A cavalcade of delectable curries like the rogan josh (lamb curry, $12.95) and the boneless-chicken murgh curry ($11.95) are a boon for touring tongues, while specialized seafaring folk can sailor-dive into the tandoori prawns ($14.95). Delicate seasonings adorn the creamed lentil of each dal makhni ($8.25), a prudent choice for leaf-lusters.

1009 9th St
Sacramento,
CA
US

Previously located in Natomas, Mati's Indian Eats' newly-opened location in Midtown invites diners to gaze over a menu of ready-made dishes, order at the counter for quick service, and consume their cuisine indoors or on a covered outdoor patio. Diners silence hunger rumblings with hot samosas ($2.99 for three), carrots, peas, and potatoes in a pastry bundle more exciting to open than a money-wrapped birthday present. Large combination plates ($8.99 for meat; $7.99 for vegetarian) with rice afford molars a variety of entree options, and a meal for two ($19.99 for meat; $16.99 for vegetarian) satisfies dining duos with any three sides, three samosas, two naans, and rice. Chicken tikka masala comprises morsels of chicken breast baked in a tandoori Easy Bake oven, then slathered in a sweet and moderately spicy tomato-cream sauce. Gluten-free and vegetarian options abound, including the palak paneer's creamy spinach with homemade cheese cubes. Fans of open-air digestion can wash down meals in the outdoor-seating area with a domestic ($2.99) or imported ($3.99) brew.

1501 16th St
Sacramento,
CA
US

Bombay Bar & Grill lures diners with an approachable menu of mildly spiced Indian cuisine that Zagat scored as "very good to excellent." To enhance the flavors of free-range lamb and chicken as well as the housemade cheese, the chefs track down seasonal herbs and vegetables and incorporate them into their ever-changing menu. Skewers of meats and vegetables marinate in yogurt and mustard sauce before being roasted over the tandoor oven's bed of smoldering charcoal, and orders of chicken or lentils simmer in creamy curries.

Colorful, mismatched pendant lights hang from the dining room's ceiling and illuminate the area's bright-red and deep-purple walls. A turquoise-hued bar dominates one side of the restaurant, tempting guests with its selection of Indian beers and its bartenders who look like they need to hear a good joke. Belly dancers occasionally stop by and amp up the cultural atmosphere.

1315 21st St
Sacramento,
CA
US

Curry Club Indian Bistro serves up a spice-laden spread of curries, vindaloos, and tandoori dishes made from traditional North Indian recipes, spanning locales including Punjab and Kashmir. Whipping up lunch buffets and dinners once enjoyed by Mughal noblefolk and emperors, the chefs pride themselves on their authentic biryani, fluffy naan, and korma. Each tender morsel of chicken tikka and tandoori-cooked meat bakes to perfection in a traditional clay oven, which is made from Punjabi clay, rather than cutting corners with the more accessible Play-Doh.

1401 O St
Sacramento,
CA
US