Best Indian Restaurants in Calgary

Craving butter chicken or masala dosai? These Indian restaurants won’t disappoint.

A family style Moti Mahal meal of (counter-clockwise from top left) chopped okra, papaya prawn curry, saffron rice, barbecued bonesless chicken tenderloin and naan. Photograph by Jared Sych.

Calcutta Cricket Club

Serving street foods inspired by the cuisine of West Bengal, this 17th Avenue S.W. restaurant is as pretty as the food is tasty. And don’t overlook the excellent cocktail program and the secluded side patio on which to crush said cocktails.

340 17 Ave. S.W., 403-719-1555,


Masala Bhavan

Chef-owner Karthik Stalin’s experience growing up in a South Indian village and cooking at top-rated hotels and restaurants around the world is showcased in the rich, authentic flavours of his dishes, such as the fresh masala dosai and spicy chicken biryani.

33A, 4604 37 St. S.W., 403-460-4535,


Moti Mahal

The flavours and aromas of Kashmiri food come alive at this long-time favourite, which offers plenty of vegetarian options and perhaps the best butter chicken in the city. Oh, and it also does takeout.

1805 14 St. S.W., 403-228-9990,

*Listed in alphabetical order.

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This article appears in the March 2020 issue of Avenue Calgary.

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