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The 13 Best Indian Restaurants In San Diego

Updated: May 2, 2022

Starving for samosas and dal? Head to these San Diego Restaurants for the best Indian in town. To determine the best Indian places San Diego has to offer we analyzed top sites and millions of reviews. Can’t decide what to try? Why not opt for Thali washed down with lassi. Find the best Indian options here.

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Himalayan Yak & Yeti

Indian, $$, College EastIndian, $$San Diego, College East
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2021

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Kebabish

Indian, $$, MiramarIndian, $$San Diego, Miramar
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2021

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    Eater, 2021

Curryosity

Indian, $$, South ParkIndian, $$San Diego, South Park
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2021

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    Eater, 2021

Sundara

Indian, $$, Ocean BeachIndian, $$San Diego, Ocean Beach
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2021

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    Eater, 2021
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Punjabi Tandoor

Indian, $, MiramarIndian, $San Diego, Miramar
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
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  • Eater, 2021

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Curry 'n Kabab

Indian, $$, MiramarIndian, $$San Diego, Miramar
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2021

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    Eater, 2021

Bombay Coast

Indian, $$, North ClairemontIndian, $$San Diego, North Clairemont
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2021

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    Eater, 2021

Mirch Masala 2 GO

Indian, $, RolandoIndian, $San Diego, Rolando
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2021

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    Eater, 2021

Royal India - Miramar

Indian, $$, MiramarIndian, $$San Diego, Miramar
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2021

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    Eater, 2021

Madras Cafe

Indian, Sorrento ValleyIndianSan Diego, Sorrento Valley
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Village Indian Cuisine

Indian, $, Kearny MesaIndian, $San Diego, Kearny Mesa
Google: 3.9
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2021

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    Eater, 2021

Surati Farsan Mart

Indian, $, MiramarIndian, $San Diego, Miramar
Google: 3.9
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2021

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    Eater, 2021

Chennai Tiffins

Indian, $, MiramarIndian, $San Diego, Miramar
Google: 3.9
Yelp: 3.5
  • Eater, 2021

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    Eater, 2021

What gets a restaurant into the top 10?

We know how time consuming it can be to find the best Indian restaurants in San Diego. We analyzed 10162 San Diego restaurants on Yelp and Google, 823905 San Diego restaurant reviews, and 624 lists and articles – looking closely at what Eater had to say – and applied our boam magic. Don’t bother looking for Eater - Where to Eat Indian Food in San Diegowe’ve already done so for you and included all you need to know. Every option we show has been verified as open and offering key services when we recommend it, thanks to our real-time updates. Our site gets no payment from the restaurants we show, so you can trust what you see. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Frequently asked questions

Sundara, Greenhaus, and Himalayan Yak & Yeti are the highest-rated Indian restaurants for a quick lunch in San Diego.

Royal India - Miramar is the highest-rated upscale Indian restaurant in San Diego.

The highest-rated Indian restaurants for delivery in San Diego are Sundara, Greenhaus, and Kebabish.

There are 49 Indian restaurants in San Diego.

Sundara, Greenhaus, and Himalayan Yak & Yeti are the highest-rated Indian restaurants that serve breakfast in San Diego.

Drink pairing tips

  • Pair saffron lassi with prawn curry

    If you enjoy prawn curry, you should drink something sweet to balance out the flavor. Think of sipping some saffron lassi along with your food. The cold drink really cools the palate between bites.

  • The best drink pairing for green sauce palak paneer

    Knowing what to pair with green sauce palak paneer can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some white wine, particularly a glass of Chenin Blanc. This, dry, white wine balances the herbaceous green sauce palak paneer.

  • The perfect complement to butter chicken


    Experts often pair butter chicken with a glass of Chardonnay, a popular white wine.

Factoids

  • The traditional dal

    Have you ever had a tasty dal? Well it’s an absolute classic in Nepal!

  • Celebrating a love for curry

    People dedicate January 12 to curry in The United States. It’s called National Curried Chicken Day!

  • Celebrating Indian

    Have you ever seen people smear each other in vibrant colours? It’s a sight to see at the Holi Festival, where they also have India. Keep it in mind if you ever plan a trip to India.

Parking information

Nobody likes to circle around the block looking for parking, especially if you’re hungry or in a rush. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen Indian spot.

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