There’s no shortage of Indian food in Korea, but it can be tough to separate the authentic restaurants from the posers. So, we have put together 10 authentic Indian restaurants in Seoul, in no particular order, to make it easier for you.
Indica Seoul is an authentic Indian restaurant located in Seoul and a part of the Jafa brewery, the first and only Indian owned brewery in Seoul which started operations in 2019. Jafa brewery is a multipurpose space which provides a unique beer with Indian food experience to their customers.
Located in Hannam-dong, Chakraa is one of the most popular Indian restaurants in Seoul. Chakraa is a professionally managed authentic Indian Restaurant, owned and operated by Indians, and has been widely acclaimed as one of the best Indian restaurants in Korea.
Jyoti Indian restaurant serves Indian and Nepali cuisines with vegan and vegetarian options. Their menu includes salads, tandoori, soup, vegetable curry, lentil curry, non-vegetarian curry, naan and others. They have 3 branches in Seoul and can be located in Shinchon, Chungmuro and Jongak.
Little India is a popular Indian restaurant in Itaewon, Seoul. They serve delicious and filling Indian lunch and dinner which is a true value for money and are known for their delicious tandoori chicken which you can conveniently order from Shuttle delivery and get 4,000 won off your first order!
The first thing that will clue you in that Ganga serves a heavily Korean clientele is the bowl of pickles that accompanies your curry. But don’t let that detract from your experience here. As far as Indian food goes, Ganga is a Seoul institution. With about 5 branches in Gangnam, Jamsil, Yeouido, Mugyo, and Yeoksam, Ganga serves delicious food with different unique flavors of 20 Indian spices and herbs without artificial seasonings (MSG).
Bombay Grill serves Indian and Pakistani cuisine and boasts of their dishes having its own distinctive flavor and aroma which cannot come from any curry powder and prepared as it would be done in your own homes.
There are two things you need before you go to a buffet: a voracious appetite and a loose fitting pair of eating pants. Unlike other buffets that subtract in quality what they provide in quantity, Taj Palace will not let you down. The staff here say the food is similar to what the kings of India once dined on. I’m no gastronomist, but I doubt the great Mughals stood in line to scoop butter chicken out of aluminum trays.
With branches in Samcheong-dong, Gwanghwamun and Hapjeong, Om restaurant and cafe provides both Indian and Nepali cuisine which includes nan, rice, samosa, salad, soup, tandoori chicken, curries, lassies and a cheese desserts and will absolutely fill you up at an affordable price.
New Delhi restaurant is an authentic Indian cuisine restaurant in Seoul’s famous Apgujeong that serves Indian food made with Halal meat and fresh vegetables. They are known for their pretty thematic décor as well as the variety of delicious food they serve with plenty of vegetarian options.
Yeti restaurant serves halal-certified Indian, Nepali and Tibetan food in Korea. They can be located in Hongdae and are well-known for their decor and ambience which makes you feel right at home. In terms of food, they are known to have one of the best naan which leaves you wanting more.
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