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The 8 Best Indian Restaurants In Oakland

Updated: August 7, 2022

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 Oakland. We scrutinized top sites, incorporating millions of diner reviews for these best Indian restaurants in Oakland. Sate your appetite for Indian with lamb korma paired with chai tea at the Oakland restaurants below.

Find the perfect Indian restaurant

Curry Up Now

Indian, $$, San Pablo GatewayIndian, $$Oakland, San Pablo Gateway
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0
  • Zagat

    12 Contemporary Indian Restaurants to Try in the SF Bay Area

  • diablo Magazine

    2018 Best Of The East Bay: Food

    diablo Magazine

Namaskar Food

Asian, HegenbergerAsianOakland, Hegenberger
Google: 5.0
Yelp: 4.5

Guru Curry House

Indian, $$, Lake MerrittIndian, $$Oakland, Lake Merritt
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Annapurna Restaurant and Bar

Indian, $$, Old CityIndian, $$Oakland, Old City
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.5
  • Three Best Rated

    Best Indian Restaurants in Oakland

    Three Best Rated

Delicious Curry House

Indian, $, DowntownIndian, $Oakland, Downtown
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.5

High Peaks Kitchen

Indian, $$, ShafterIndian, $$Oakland, Shafter
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Namaste Pizza

Pizza, $$, Paradise ParkPizza, $$Oakland, Paradise Park
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline

    The 5 best Asian fusion spots in Oakland


Himalayan Curry House

Nepali, $, Montclair BusinessNepali, $Oakland, Montclair Business
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

How was this list created?

We know how time consuming it can be to find the best Indian restaurants in Oakland. We analyzed 1901 lists and articles from top sources like diablo Magazine, Hoodline and Three Best Rated, 28808 Oakland restaurants’ ratings across Google and Yelp, and 3104661 reviews – all with some boam magic to make sense of the madness. We cross-referenced with top lists, like diablo Magazine - 2018 Best Of The East Bay: Food, Hoodline - The 5 best Asian fusion spots in Oakland and Three Best Rated - Best Indian Restaurants in Oakland. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal as the industry adapts to COVID-19. Our site gets no money for featuring restaurants in this list – everyone’s earned their place. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Common questions

Annapurna Restaurant and Bar is the highest-rated Indian restaurant for a date night in Oakland.

Namaskar Food, Al-Maida Pakistani Restaurant, and Masala Cuisine are some of the highest-rated late-night Indian spots in Oakland.

There are 20 Indian restaurants in Oakland.

The highest-rated Indian restaurants for delivery in Oakland are Namaskar Food, Al-Maida Pakistani Restaurant, and Curry Up Now.

Curry Up Now and Khana Peena are the highest-rated vegan-friendly Indian restaurants in Oakland.

Drink pairing tips

  • A next-level match for chicken makhanwalla

    Experts often pair chicken makhanwalla with a glass of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, a popular white wine.

Interesting facts

  • A killer pairing

    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 tips

There’s nothing like finding the perfect parking spot right away when you’re going out for a meal. 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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