Hong Kong’s vibrant population and proud status as a culinary destination have resulted in an incredible variety of foreign cuisine, and Indian cuisine in Hong Kong is one of the most common. This delicious fare is no stranger to Hong Kong’s coastline, known for its bold flavors and diverse dining options.
We’ve compiled a list of our favorite Indian restaurants in Hong Kong, ranging from budget-friendly authentic eateries to super swanky (meaning big bucks) at some of the more prestigious restaurants on this list – even Michelin-starred.
New Punjab Club
In 2019, the New Punjab Club gained attention when it was named the first Punjabi restaurant in the world to receive a Michelin star. New Punjab Club specializes in Punjabi cuisine with a menu of authentic dishes from the tandoor oven. With earthy and straightforward delights, this restaurant honors post-colonial Pakistan and India. Executive chef Palash Mitra and his team also emphasize the importance of using locally sourced fish and meats to recreate their Punjabi staples.
Samosa Chaat, Keema Pau and masalewali chanp (tandoori lamb chops) are indeed guest favorites along with piles of buttery naan – only make sure to leave space for the banana sticky toffee pudding dessert. A trip to NPC isn’t complete without at least one cocktail from the indulgent gin trolley, which is sure to complement the richly spiced cuisine.
Address: 34 Wyndham Street, Central
Bombay Dreams offers a range of colorful and flavorful dishes that will keep you happy. The menu conforms to the conventional ingredients that we know and love in Indian cuisine, but with an innovative twist – making it one of the best spots in town for elevated Indian cuisine. This location is ideal for birthdays, social dinners and casual dining, with a woodsy contemporary interior style that’s sleek, yet toned down. In addition, the restaurant serves a Sunday bubbly buffet lunch for HK$198, which includes complimentary food as well as HK$168 for cocktails, Champagne and sparkling wine.
The Chicken Tikka Lababdar, a thick, sweet and smooth curry (which would be even more delightful when served with garlic naan), is indeed a perfect meal. The restaurant also serves a delectable vegetarian menu, which includes favorites like Dal Makhni and paneer Tikka Peeli Mirch. For those with a sweet tooth, Gulab jamuns melt in your mouth to round out the dinner.
Address: 4/F, 77 Wyndham Street, Central
Chaat elevates traditional Indian cuisine by incorporating a wide range of vibrant flavors that transport you all across India. Chaat’s vibrant environment and beautiful cross-harbor sights make for a special dining experience, though it is not as budget-friendly as other local favorites in the region.
Chef Manav Tuli, formerly of Michelin-starred Tamarind in London, oversees this recent development to Rosewood Hong Kong, which offers a modern twist on traditional Indian cuisine with a street food vibe. Try standout dishes like palak paneer (HK$148), butter chicken (HK$238) and a variety of tandoori options prepared in one of several tandoor ovens throughout the restaurant.
Addresses:5/F, Rosewood and 18 Salisbury Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui
Jashan has been a Hong Kong institution for years, and it’s easy to see why. A contemporary Indian restaurant known for its diverse lunch buffets, Jashan places a premium on the freshness and consistency of its ingredients. However, the restaurant does not skimp on Indian cuisine’s bold and popular flavors. It appeals to a wide range of food lovers with its contemporary take on classic Indian cuisine while also maintaining the comfort food vibe that we look for when eating Indian food.
Though there are still favorites on the menu like Paneer Tikka Masala, Butter Chicken and Lamb Rogan Josh, we like the sound of the Pizza Samosas and Crispy Kale Chaat.
Address:1/F, Amber Lodge, 23 Hollywood Road, Central
The environment of Chaiwala, a new Pirata Group restaurant, begs for a celebration. It’s been designed to be a gathering place for small plates and creative drinks with mates. Indeed, the theatricality of the dishes adds to the space’s oddity. Pani puri, a renowned street food snack, is brought to the table, enthusiastically awaiting its filling with tangy spiced water.
The Dabbawala menu offers a wide sampling of Chaiwala’s signature meals. Savor wonderfully seared Malabar scallops with coconut milk, a tandoori spread with cheese truffle naan or a “Mexi-Thali” of scrambled burji tacos. Don’t forget the dessert. The sticky gulab jamun, or spiced milk balls, with mint syrup, yogurt, caramelized pistachio and pineapple is a must-try.
Address:Basement 43, 55 Wyndham Street, Central
Sangeetha Vegetarian Restaurant
Sangeetha Vegetarian Restaurant is the place to go if you’re looking for inexpensive and pleasant Indian fare. Despite the fact that it is a vegetarian restaurant, it is likely to satisfy both vegetarians and meat eaters. Sangeetha specializes in South Indian cuisine, including idly, vada and dosas (with a variety of fillings) as well as a number of Northern-inspired dishes.
Be sure to check out their thin and crispy paper masala dosa and their famous filter coffee, a classic in South India.
Address:UG 1-5 & 31, Wing On Plaza, 62 Mody Road, East Tsim Sha Tsui
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