From old-school Indian classics to modern-inspired fare, these restaurants have it all. Satisfy your cravings for a good, hearty meal here.
SoHo mainstay Jashan is probably one of the best eateries on the strip, thanks to consistently good offerings of traditional fare with modern inspirations. Dig into aloo tikki chana chaat (a tangy, spicy dish with potato cutlets and chickpea curry), butter chicken, lamb rogan josh and other hearty signatures.
1/F, Amber Lodge, 23 Hollywood Road, Central, 3105-5300.
When it comes to atmosphere, this Chungking Mansions favorite might not offer much. But what it’s lacking in romance, Delhi Club makes up for in droves in its mouthwatering chicken tikka, sag paneer and cheese-stuffed naan.
Room 3, 3/F, Block C, Chungking Mansions, 38-44 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2368-1682.
Before Kennedy Town became home to restaurants of almost every cuisine you could imagine, there was Clay Oven, one of Hong Kong’s OG Indian restaurants. Settle into the homely space and order from an extensive menu of classic dishes, including pindi chana (chickpea curry), tandoori lamb leg, and baingan bharta (mashed eggplant) with a side of spring onion naan.
G/F, 27-31 Catchick Street, Kennedy Town, 2872-6900.
Expect modern Indian fare and street food offerings at Bindaas Bar + Kitchen. Choose from traditional dishes and creative offerings alike — pork vindaloo, paan kulfi cubes and plantain and elephant yam patties. There’s a list of pretty decent cocktails to wash down the spice with, too, and on weekends the place gets pretty crowded with a buzzing atmosphere.
33 Aberdeen Street, Central. 2447-9998.
With Indian chefs at the helm, Bombay Dreams offers the real deal. The authentic spread includes everything from biryani and tikka selections to an extensive list of chef’s signature kebabs, plus plenty of seafood dishes too (spicy prawns in red sauce; batter-fried sole fillets marinated in mild spices; sea bass in marinated spices, just to name a few). Save room for dessert: sweet treats like shahi tukra bread pudding, kulfi Indian ice cream with sweetened vermicelli await.
4/F, 77 Wyndham Street, Central, 2971-0001.
Repulse Bay fine-diner Spices specializes in Indian and Southeast Asian dishes. Try crowd favorites like duck curry in a flavorsome sauce, tandoori platters with lamb, and makhani murgh (butter chicken). Plus, the restaurant — located within walking distance of the beach — affords gorgeous views of the ocean. What’s not to love?
G/F, The Repulse Bay, 109 Repulse Bay Road, Repulse Bay, 2292-2821.
If you want a cheap ‘n’ cheerful Indian meal in a simple menu that presents all-time a la carte selections and set menu options, Tandoori Nights should be top of your list. Start with appetizers like onion bhaji, tawa fish or bhindi kurkuri (batter-fried shredded crispy okra); move on to a meat dish from the tandoori menu, plus more than a dozen vegetarian offerings (daal tadka yellow lentils, chickpeas spiced with special channa masala).
2/F, Eastern Flower Centre, 22-24 Cameron Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2971-0009.