Indian Restaurants in South Yuba City

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At Bombay Bistro, each bite of curry-doused chicken, fish, and lamb evokes the rich culture of India. The menu showcases a diversity of traditional entrees, including four biryani plates, five vindaloo dishes, and 16 vegetable-curry varieties. A clay oven adds a golden finish to fresh-baked naan, which is perfect for scooping up savory yellow lentils after they’re poured over a baseball coach’s head.

1813 Douglas Blvd
Roseville,
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

Family owned Traditional Indian Restaurant

8121 Madison Ave
Fair Oaks,
CA
US

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

Chefs dunk their ladles into an array of batters—one composed of ground rice and lentils, one blended from semolina and wheat, and another made from broken wheat and rice flour. Once spread upon the grill, these cook into a crepe called a dosa, which comes with chutney made from coconut grated fresh every hour. These dosas and other vegetarian dishes explore the lightness, spiciness, and breadth of flavors found in South Indian cuisine.

Mylapore—named after a neighborhood in Chennai—keeps the spirit of local eating at heart by eschewing frozen vegetables in favor of fresh produce from nearby farmers' markets. Also, beyond the individual South Indian dishes, guests can experience family-style thali dining, which changes regularly based on what's in season. The chefs, meanwhile, insist on doing as much as possible by hand, from pickling to sun drying herbs to relaying orders with finger puppets.

1760 Prairie City Rd
Folsom,
CA
US