Best Indian/Pakistani Restaurants in Calgary

Craving kati rolls, ghee roast lamb or butter paneer? These Calgary restaurants won’t disappoint.

Calcutta Cricket Club. Photograph by Jared Sych.

No. 1

Calcutta Cricket Club

Dine on delicious kati rolls, chili chicken and dal makhani inside Calcutta Cricket Club’s colourful dining room designed by local artist Maya Gohill. If you can’t decide what to order, the restaurant’s three-course tasting menu promises a memorable evening for your table.

340 17 Ave. S.W., 403-719-1555, calcuttacricketclub.com, @calcuttacricket

 

Runners-up

Masala Bhavan South Indian Cuisine

With a certified Red Seal chef at its helm and a welcoming atmosphere, it’s no surprise that Masala Bhavan’s South Indian cuisine has earned a devoted following since the restaurant opened in 2015. From starters like the tandoori chicken and fish pakoda to mains like the Kerala prawn masala, a full menu of flavourful dishes await.

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

 

Cinnamon Indian Cuisine & Bar

With a successful Beltline restaurant to its name already, the team behind Cinnamon Indian Cuisine & Bar expanded with the opening of its second location in Vista Heights in 2021. Visit either one for a delicious spread of vegetable pakoras, ghee roast lamb, chole masala, cinnamon chicken and more.

1207 11 Ave. S.W., 403-290-1777 and 3022 23 St. N.E., 403-454-3640, cinnamoncalgary.ca, @cinnamonyyc

 

Moti Mahal

Specializing in East Indian cuisine, this Bankview restaurant offers a wide variety of must-try dishes across its menu of tandoori, chicken, seafood, paneer, lamb and vegetable specialties. Be sure to save room for dessert, where you can choose from tempting options like gulab jamun, kheer and mango kulfie.

1805 14 St. S.W., 403-228-9990, motimahal.ca, @motimahal

 

Rajdoot

Guests have been returning to this Mission restaurant for years to get another taste of dishes like the chicken tandoori or butter paneer. The East Indian restaurant recently moved to a new location just a few blocks down from its former one, so be sure to check it out on your next night out.

2028 4 St. S.W., 403-245-0181, rajdoot.ca, @rajdootrestaurant

 

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This article appears in the March 2022 issue of Avenue Calgary.

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