Indian Restaurants in Santa Clara


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  • Mezbaan Bar and Indian Cuisine
    Above all else, the menu at Mezbaan Bar & Indian Cuisine strives to highlight the distinctive and varied flavors of South Asian cuisine. When diners step inside, they’re first greeted by aromas of ginger, saffron, fenugreek, and spicy curry sauce—a fitting preview of what’s to come at the dinner table. These distinctive flavors and spices appear throughout the restaurant’s regionally inspired Indian cuisine, including marinated skewers of chicken, lamb, and seafood that roast inside a traditional tandoor clay oven. But that doesn’t mean the chefs only stick to the standards. In addition to favorites such as saag paneer, they also forge a number of Indo-Chinese entrees and vegetarian dishes that embrace the same bold flavors as the rest of the menu. Draped with sky-blue and cloud-white linens, the tables at Mezbaan spread across two levels of seating. An elegant crystal chandelier helps light the spacious, high-ceilinged lower section and the second floor offers a bit more privacy for events or for licking plates clean without judgment.
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    3939 Rivermark Plaza
    Santa Clara, CA US
  • Ganesha Indian Cuisine
    The bright colors and exotic smells of north-Indian fare have swirled through the dining room at Ganesha Indian Cuisine for more than a decade—though the free WiFi waves they mingle with are a relatively recent addition. Classic comforts and attentive service are hallmarks at Ganesha, where servers cart out biryani dishes of slow-cooked basmati rice simmered with saffron and parsley. Creamy curries bathe chicken, lamb, and vegetables in flavorful sauces, such as the spicy vindaloo or the mild tomato base of tikka masala. Like an actor who has agreed to do the director’s laundry for a year, a mesquite charcoal clay-tandoor oven nabs a staring role on the menu, churning out marinated meats and seafood and popping delicate nooks into 10 varieties of naan to soak up overflowing sauces. Yogurt-smoothie drinks, masala tea, and Indian beer wash down exotic meals with similarly worldly flavors.
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    1074 Kiely Blvd
    Santa Clara, CA US
  • Kabab and Currys
    Kabab & Curry’s: A User’s Guide Pakistani and Indian Cuisine | Bib Gourmand 2011 & 2012 | Tender Tandoori Meats | Fragrant Curries Sample Menu From the tandoor: seekh kabab beef—minced seasoned beef on a skewer Curry: chicken kadahi, a Pakistani dish made with tomatoes, bell peppers, garlic, and onion Kheer: traditional Indian rice pudding From the Press: "Indian buffets abound, but Kabab and Curry's is a standout." — Metro "The tandoori chicken at Kabab & Curry's is so addictive. It’s so moist and tender, and practically falls off the bone, without being at all greasy. The spice hits the tongue in clusters—smoky here, tangy there, complementing the flavor of the chicken rather than overwhelming it." — San Jose Mercury News In awarding it Bib Gourmands for the years 2011 and 2012, the Michelin inspector raved about the “fragrant chicken boti kababs, coupled with creamy dal makhani and slabs of charred naan for soaking up those savory sauces.” Vocab Lesson Roti: an Indian flatbread that, unlike naan, is unleavened. Biryani: an Indian rice dish made with fish, meat, or vegetables and saturated with spices such as saffron and turmeric. While You’re in the Neighborhood Before: Work up an appetite with a scuba class at Diver Dan’s (2245 El Camino Real) After: Walk off your meal at Civic Center Park (Lincoln and El Camino Real) and smell the flowers, make wishes at the fountain, or admire the statue of St. Clare, after whom the city was named.
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    1498 Isabella St
    Santa Clara, CA US
  • Mayuri Indian Cuisine
    Don't feel like cooking? Pull up a seat at Mayuri Indian Cuisine and treat yourself to a taste of India. Gluten-free and low-fat eaters will enjoy the menu at Mayuri Indian Cuisine. You'll find a wonderful selection of drinks from Mayuri Indian Cuisine's full bar to top off your meal. Grab the kids when you head to Mayuri Indian Cuisine — its family-oriented menu and ambience all perfect for the whole clan. Planning a special night? Call ahead to reserve a table. Catering makes it easier to organize any event, and Mayuri Indian Cuisine will ensure that it is delicious. Dining out isn't your only option here — pickup is available, too. For those who prefer to travel by bike, Mayuri Indian Cuisine is a great option due to its generous bike parking options. Prices at Mayuri Indian Cuisine typically stay below the $30 mark, so you can afford to bring along a friend or a date.
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    2230 El Camino Real
    Santa Clara, CA US
  • Bombay Garden
    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.
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    3701 El Camino Real
    Santa Clara, CA US
  • Peacock Indian Cuisine
    Don't feel like cooking? Pull up a seat at Peacock Indian Cuisine and treat yourself to a taste of India. Score low-fat and gluten-free eats at Peacock Indian Cuisine. Load up the mini-van and bring the kids to Peacock Indian Cuisine — they'll love the menu and scene here as much as mom and dad. Peacock Indian Cuisine is well-known for being able to seat large parties. Call ahead for reservations to ensure your table is waiting for you when you arrive. Take it nice and easy at Peacock Indian Cuisine, where casual dress is the rule of the day. You can also serve food from Peacock Indian Cuisine at your next party — the restaurant offers catering. Enjoy mind-blowing dishes in the peace and quiet of your own home with delivery or takeout from Peacock Indian Cuisine. With a parking lot adjacent to Peacock Indian Cuisine, you won't get stuck circling the block. Peacock Indian Cuisine offers parking for all diners, including those who travel by bike. If you go out for a nice meal, it doesn't need to cost $100, come treat yourself at Peacock Indian Cuisine. Morning, noon, or night, you can head on over to Peacock Indian Cuisine since they serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
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    2798 El Camino Real
    Santa Clara, CA US
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