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The 8 Best Indian Restaurants Near San Rafael

Updated: October 6, 2021

Feeling spicy? Then it’s time to eat butter chicken and naan bread from these top Indian restaurants in San Rafael. We scrutinized top sites, incorporating millions of diner reviews for these best Indian restaurants in San Rafael. If you're after tandoori or Punjabi we know you will find the best Indian options at the San Rafael venue listed.

Find the perfect Indian restaurant

Masala Kitchen

Indian, San RafaelIndianSan Rafael, Canal Waterfront
Google: 5.0
Yelp: 4.5

Bombay Grill

Indian, $$, San RafaelIndian, $$San Rafael, Downtown
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Halal Indian Cuisine

Indian, $$, San RafaelIndian, $$San Rafael, West End
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Lotus Cuisine of India

Indian, $$, San RafaelIndian, $$San Rafael, Downtown
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Marin Magazine

    Where To Eat: San Rafael

    Marin Magazine
  • Zagat

    Best Restaurants in Marin County

    Zagat

Taj of Marin

Indian, $$, San RafaelIndian, $$San Rafael, Downtown
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • Marin Magazine

    Where To Eat: San Rafael

    Marin Magazine

Amber Kitchen

Indian, $$, San RafaelIndian, $$San Rafael, Downtown
Google: 3.9
Yelp: 3.5

If you travel further

Cafe Lotus

Indian, $$, FairfaxIndian, $$Fairfax
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Prabh Indian Kitchen

Indian, $$, Mill ValleyIndian, $$Mill Valley, Downtown/Lytton Square
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Marin Magazine

    Where To Eat: Mill Valley

    Marin Magazine

Why these restaurants?

We know how time consuming it can be to find the best Indian restaurants in San Rafael. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 28808 spots across San Rafael, analyzed 3104661 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 1901 lists and articles from the likes of Marin Magazine and Zagat – applying our boam magic to sift through results. The restaurants you see have been featured in Marin Magazine - Where To Eat: Mill Valley, Marin Magazine - Where To Eat: San Rafael and Zagat - Best Restaurants in Marin County. If it’s on the list, we’ve checked and verified that the restaurant is still open and will showcase any updated hours and services you need to be aware of. This content is not sponsored by any restaurant or party, the restaurants shown are the real deal. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Drink pairing tips

  • The perfect complement to vindaloo lamb


    When ordering vindaloo lamb, experts suggest pairing it with a glass of Rosé, a popular pink wine.

  • Châteauneuf-du-Pape and chicken makhanwalla


    Experts suggest pairing chicken makhanwalla with a glass of oaked Châteauneuf-du-Pape, a white wine that harmonises with the dish.


Interesting facts

  • The ideal pairing

    Often considered one of the most typical drinks in India, haldi doodh is a common choice across the country, often made with turmeric, milk, cardamom, black pepper, ginger, cloves, allspice.

Parking tips

Parking in San Rafael can be a challenge. 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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