Best Indian Food in Cleveland

Cleveland has a serious love affair with food. As more people visit, it is apparent that the city has a wealth of high quality restaurants to choose from.  No matter what food you like to eat, Cleveland can accommodate you and in most cases have a dizzying array of places to choose from.  If your pleasure is Indian cuisine, the 216 is rife with places that can satisfy your urges for Indian food.  No matter what side of town you reside, The Cleveland Leader has you covered.  If you have never tried Indian food and wish to take the plunge, this directory will be of great assistance in your culinary journey to India.

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Saffron Patch

One of the most exquisite Indian Restaurants in town, Saffron Patch has been a Beachwood favorite since 1991.  Argubaly one one of the best places to eat in the city, Saffron Patch’s secret to success has been its great service and unique spices in their food. Some of the top entrees include Lamb Chops, Maharaja Biryani, Chicken Kheema Masala, Lobster Curry and the Malbari Vindaloo.

Tower East Building, 20600 Chagrin Blvd Ste# 150 Shaker Heights, OH 44122


Choolah Indian BBQ

With a focus on Indian BBQ, Choolah has fast become one of the most frequented restaurants in the area for lunch and dinner.  From chicken to tofu, Choolah has your favorites.  Some top selections are Tikki Masala with Chicken, Lamb or Salmon, Lamb BBQ, Choolah Salad, Paneer Wrap, Chicken Biryani and Samosa Chaat.

27100 Chagrin Blvd Beachwood, OH 44122


Cleveland Heights/South Euclid/Lyndhurst/Mayfield Heights

Cafe Tandoor

Another Cleveland Heights Standard, Cafe Tandoor has some of the best Indian food in the region. Some of the most requested entrees are the Tandoori Lamb Chops, Macchi  Kebab, Butter Chicken, Saag Gosht, Salmon Biryani and the Baigan Bharta.

2096 South Taylor Rd Cleveland Heights, OH 44118


South India Cuisine

Family Owned and Operated, South India Cuisine focuses indian vegetarian dishes that are centered  on fresh ingredients and superior customer service.  Some the favorites entrees include Rava Dosa, Chapati and Curry, Lemon Rice, Vegetable Upma, Masala Dosa, Whole Moong Dhal Dosa and Paddu.

6110 Mayfield Rd Mayfield Heights, OH 44124


Hot or Mild

One to the fastest growing Indian establishments in the area, Hot or Mild is a take out restaurant. Some of the best dishes include the Chicken Jalfrezi, Lamb Saag,  Tandoori Chicken, Nilgiri Chicken Korma, Samosa Chat and the Chicken Hyderabadi Dum Biryani.

1446 SOM Center Rd Mayfield Heights, OH 44124


Taj India Palace

The Taj India Palace in addition to serving lunch and dinner has party rooms available for your next birthday party, business meeting, anniversay celebration and othe gathering.  Some of the most requested entrees include the Lamb Kebab, Tandoor Chicken, Shrimp Bhagori,  Indian Garden Special Chicken,  Fish Bengali, Lamb Green Masala, Combination Dinner for two and Keema Uthappam.

5156 Wilson Mills Rd Richmond Heights, OH 44143


Downtown Cleveland/West 25th/ Tremont

Bombay Chaat

If you want all of what India has to offer food wise, then Bombay Chaat is most likely your optimal choice.  Located downtown, Bombay Chaat has daily lunch buffet that is fast becoming onetoemost frequented in the area.  Some of the favorite meals served here are the Samosa Ragda,  Tandoori Chicken, Chicken Manchurian, Butter Chicken, Mysore Masala Dosa, Lamb Seehk Kebab and the Chilly Chicken.

2044 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, OH 44115


Chapati Indian Grill

If you want to enjoy Indian food and still be healthy and be inadherence with your religious requirements, Chapati Indian Grill is where you need to go.  In addition to serving the freshest ingredients, all of the meats are hormone and antibiotic free and halal.  You can customize your meals as you see fit with your choice of meat, toppings and side dishes.

2215 Chester Ave Cleveland, OH 44114



Tremont’s first and only Indian Restaurant, Tandul has been a hit among the foodies that frequent Tremont on the weekly basis.  In addition to visiting, many locals order thru Grub Hub and Skip the Dishes.  Some of the featured entrees are the Tandul Mix Grill Chicken, Angari Chicken,  Goat Curry, Alleppey Fish Curry, Tandul SpecialChicken Biryaniand Kadai Ghost.

2505 Professor Ave Cleveland, OH 44113



Namaste India Garden

South India meets Lakewood.  Namaste is an excellent addition to the many wonderful restaurants that cal Lakewood home.  Many consider Namaste to be the best Indian restaurant in Lakewood.  Some of the top selections include Kadai Paneer, Goat Chettinad, Fish Curry, Spinach Lamb, Andhra chicken Curry, Gobi Manchurian,  House Special Biryani and Kerala Vegetarian Curry.

14412 Detroit Avenue Lakewood, OH 44107


Parma/ North Royalton

Cuisine of India

For the serious Indian Foodie, there are differences in the meals depending on where you are in India.  That being said, Cuisine of India has a Northern India concentration.  Some of the featured entrees include Chicken Korma, Chicken Vindaloo, Mutton Rojan Josh, Lamb Saagwala, Shrimp Do Pyaza, Fish Curry, Punjabi Pulav, and Paneer Biryani.

6857 West 130th Street Parma, OH 44130


Jaipur Junction

Ecellent Service, fresh food and quality ingredients are the cornerstones of Jaipur Junction’s success.  It is their mission to provde the best Northern Indian food and give its customers an unforgettable experience.  In addition to take out and dine in, Jaipur Junction has a buffet available for lunch.  Some of the favorite dishes served here are the Dhaba Chicken, Fish Koliwada,  Achar Ghost Lamb,  Nine Jewles, Coral Coast Fish,  Zinga,  Roti Kabob and the Maharaja Grill.

9249 West Sprague Rd North Royalton, OH 44133


6 Flavors

One of the most popular spots in Parma, 6 Flavors has a daily buffet, dinner and they offer catering services.  Some of the featured dishes include Mysore Masala Dosa,  Vijayawada Special Chicken Biryani, Tamarind Rice, Chicken Chettinad, Andhra Mutton Curry,  Lamb Vindaloor, Guti Vankaya and the Vada Sambar.

5747 Chevorlet Blvd Parma, OH 44130


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Mike & Abby Sweeney


Mike & Abby Sweeney are our resident foodies. Their thought process on food is "to give everything a chance." Matt loves craft beers, Italian food, and any play on bar bites. Abby is into wine, cheese, and anything Asian. Together they form a dynamic duo eager to weigh in on any new restaurant!


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Mike & Abby Sweeney

Mike & Abby Sweeney are our resident foodies. Their thought process on food is "to give everything a chance." Matt loves craft beers, Italian food, and any play on bar bites. Abby is into wine, cheese, and anything Asian. Together they form a dynamic duo eager to weigh in on any new restaurant!

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