A decade or so ago there were not that many Indian restaurants in Sydney, but in recent years that genre of cuisine has really started to take off.
From the rich, thick curries of the north of India, and the flavoursome coconut milk dishes of the south, to the wonderfully spiced seafood of the Gujarat and the delicious street food of Kerala, there are now a wide range of outstanding restaurants in and around the city.
I love a good curry and go out to eat one on a fairly regular basis. Whenever I fancy going to an Indian restaurant I like to go to the following places.
Located in Barangaroo, Spiced by Billu’s offers authentic, beautifully spiced and very colourful Indian food.
Brought to the city after their flagship store in Harris Park proved to be a massive success, their CBD venue offers a stylish dining experience in an elegant setting.
The food is sensational! And I can’t recommend it highly enough.
If you get a chance, try their banquet menu. Prices starts from about $40 and it’s a real treat to your taste buds!
The chicken tikka is the best I have ever tasted, and I could eat their delicious garlic naans until the cows come home.
What I love about The Spice Room is that is seems to offer upmarket Indian street food in a pleasant and refined setting.
Run by head chef Darbyan Singh, the restaurant is located in The Quay Building.
Its menu reflects the delicious cuisine of the northwest region of India and offers an exceptional set banquet, as well as a variety of awesome share plates and delicious curries.
My go to meal here is the hand-pressed lamb seekh kebab which they cook in a tandoori oven. The kind of restaurant where you need to bring your fat pants, I especially love their mouthwatering chicken biryani with spiced rice too.
The sign of any good restaurant is that they are always busy and Faheem Fast Food is always chock full of diners.
Even better, their clientele is a very diverse crowd. Ranging from Pakastani and Indian nationals and hipsters to couples and families.
As you might have guessed from the name, this restaurant serves up the food pretty quickly. It is also quite cost effective too in comparison to many other Pakistani restaurants in the area.
The food here is a mix of Indian and Pakistani dishes, including all the usual suspects of tandoori chicken, beef korma, and spicy fish tikka.
Many people come here for a late night feed after a few beers. So its always a pretty lively atmosphere.
To my mind Indian fusion food is genius and that is exactly what they serve up at Brick Lane.
Named after the famous street in London that is renowned for its excellent curry houses, this establishment offers traditional Indian food with a twist.
Think roti-wrapped Indian tacos, tandoori chicken burger spring rolls and chai creme brulee. It might sound weird but take it from me it really does work!
One of the best things about this restaurant is that it stays true to its name, with a wonderful feature brick wall that depicts murals of Indian Gurus.
One of the best Indian restaurants in town is the award winning Urban Tadka.
Located in Terrey Hills, along the Mona Vale Road, this charming restaurant offers some of the most authentic Indian cuisine available in Sydney.
Specialising in North Indian, Mughla and tandoori cuisine, one of the hardest parts of your dining experience here is choosing what to eat!
The menu is extensive and unbelievably enticing, with dishes like tandoori-smoked prawns, tender premium eye fillet and wok tossed barramundi fillets all competing for your attention.
If you are lucky enough to be invited to one of the Bollywood style functions that take place here, you are in for a real treat.
Sydney has a large Indian migrant community, which means that there are some great authentic Indian restaurants. Here are some more of the what we think are the best Indian restaurants in Sydney: