Indian Restaurants in Nashville

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Surrounded by tan and terra-cotta earth tones, diners at Tamarind Indian Bistro can feast on seasonally inspired dishes from the lunch buffet or tandoori classics selected from the evening menu. Robust vegetarian options supply plant eaters with dishes such as savory portions of sauce-covered chickpeas.

1516 Demonbreun St
Nashville,
TN
US

In Sitar's kitchen, chefs fire up traditional Indian dishes such as spicy lamb vindaloo and chicken curry. Their menu also includes biryani rice dishes, clay oven-baked kebabs, and more than 20 vegetarian dishes, all of which pair well with a King Fisher beer from India or a shiraz from Australia.

116 21st Ave N
Nashville,
TN
US

Curry powder, a blend of spices such as turmeric, coriander, and fenugreek seeds, is lauded for its curative properties; many Ayurvedic practitioners believe that it aids in digestion and detoxifies the body. At Shagor Indian Cuisine, chefs use the traditional spice blend to flavor a menu of recipes from across the Indian subcontinent. Options range from East Indian bhuna, an entree chock-full of garlic, ginger, veggies, and meat to tandoori chicken tenderized with yogurt and lemon juice. Diners may supply their own adult libations at this BYOB eatery or sip glasses of mango lassi, a yogurt-based beverage.

Inside the eatery, white tablecloths drape over tables, and yellow walls stand out brightly from white walls and a black ceiling like a bumblebee’s contrasting stripes—if the bumblebee just rolled in red paint, Shagor’s fourth major hue. Green plants and framed artwork fleck the flanks of the dining hall, where white pillars furnish both structural and aesthetic goodness.

11540 Lebanon Rd
Mount Juliet,
TN
US

The cooks at Best of India Restaurant slather chicken, lamb, seafood, and veggies in creamy yogurt dressings seasoned with Indian spices. Diners can sample curried jumbo shrimp with ginger garlic and coriander or lap up spiced vegetarian curries.

5815 Charlotte Pike
Nashville,
TN
US

Crafting notably delectable frozen treats in small batches, Marble Slab Creamery uses high-quality ingredients and makes all of its treats and waffle cones on-site to percolate palates with super-premium ice cream. Just like tax forms, chef-inspired concoctions are prepared on frozen marble slabs to ensure optimal freshness and easy customization. Customize ice cream creations by choosing one of Marble Slab's original ice-cream flavors, which include cheesecake, birthday cake, banana, butter pecan, and double dark chocolate (flavors vary by location). Then, one of the expert mixers will gently incorporate your choice of candy, nuts, fruit, or enthusiasm into the ice cream before placing the freshly kneaded delight into a cup or freshly baked waffle cone.

8020 Highway 100
Nashville,
TN
US

As one of the world's most populous countries, India is home to nearly as many culinary traditions as it is people. Fortunately, the chef behind Zyka Indian Cuisine knows his way around a map. In the kitchen of this brand-new restaurant, he conjures flavors from around the subcontinent, from the clay-fired tandoori dishes of the north to the spicy vindaloos of the nation's western coast. After working at Indian restaurants across the United States, he's also developed a fondness for dishes such as the chicken tikka masala, which pairs the fire-kissed tastes of the tandoor with a creamy tomato sauce.

3706 Hillsboro Pike
Nashville,
TN
US