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The 10 Best Indian Restaurants Near Palo Alto

Updated: October 6, 2021

When was the last time you ate a tikka with a roti? If it’s been too long head to these great Indian restaurants in Palo Alto. After analyzing millions of reviews from top sites we can say that these are Palo Alto’s best Indian restaurants. If you're after tandoori or Punjabi we know you will find the best Indian options at the Palo Alto venue listed.

Find the perfect Indian restaurant

ROOH Palo Alto

Indian, $$$, Palo AltoIndian, $$$Palo Alto, Downtown North
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Ettan

Indian, $$$, Palo AltoIndian, $$$Palo Alto, University South
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Darbar Indian Cuisine

Indian, $$, Palo AltoIndian, $$Palo Alto, Downtown North
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 4.0
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TIBCO Cafe

American, $, Palo AltoAmerican, $Palo Alto
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Curry Up Now

Indian, $, Palo AltoIndian, $Palo Alto, University South
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.5
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If you travel further

Zareen's

Pakistani, $, Mountain ViewPakistani, $Mountain View
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • Michelin Guide

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Broadway Masala

Indian, $$, Redwood CityIndian, $$Redwood City, Downtown
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
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Namaste Nepal Food Truck

Food Truck, $, Mountain ViewFood Truck, $Mountain View, Shoreline West
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Sakoon

Indian, $$, Mountain ViewIndian, $$Mountain View, Old Mountain View
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5
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Dosa Point

Indian, $$, Menlo ParkIndian, $$Menlo Park, The Willows
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5

How did these spots get chosen?

Figuring out the best Indian restaurants can take awhile. We analyzed 28808 Palo Alto restaurants on Yelp and Google, 3104661 Palo Alto restaurant reviews, and 1901 lists and articles – looking closely at what CultureTrip, Michelin Guide and Infatuation had to say – and applied our boam magic. The restaurants you see have been featured in CultureTrip - 10 Best Restaurants In Mountain View, Michelin Guide - The Plate • Fresh ingredients, carefully prepared: a good meal (2019) and Infatuation - A Complete Guide To Eating In Palo Alto And The Rest Of The Peninsula. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their available services, so you can stay safe on your terms. Every restaurant shown earned its spot fair and square. With boam, money never makes the list. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Drink pairing tips

  • Enjoy chicken makhanwalla with Châteauneuf-du-Pape

    To elevate your chicken makhanwalla experience, we recommend some Châteauneuf-du-Pape to go with your dish. This pairing works especially well because this white wine harmonises with the dish.

  • The perfect match for your chicken tikka

    When having chicken tikka, experts suggest you pair it with a glass of Zinfandel, a popular red wine.

Factoids

  • A classic drink from India

    Often regarded as one of the most traditional drinks in India, haldi doodh is a favorite choice across the country, often prepared with turmeric, milk, cardamom, black pepper, ginger, cloves, allspice.

Parking info

We’ve all experienced the struggle of finding good parking near restaurants in Palo Alto. 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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