In search of the best Indian restaurants in Dublin? This guide will make your belly happy!
If you’ve read our guide to the best restaurants in Dublin, you’ll know that Dublin City and the wider county is home to its fair share of fine eats.
In this guide, we’re focusing on the best Indian restaurants Dublin has to offer.
From cheap and cheerful spots where Tandoori and Tikka dishes are extremely affordable to swanky dining establishments, where a meal for two will set you back a few quid.
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The best Indian restaurants in Dublin
- Pickle Restaurant
- Delhi Rasoi Indian Restaurant
- Monsoon Stillorgan
- Ruchii, the Taste
- 3 Leaves Blackrock
- Indie Spice Grill
1. Pickle Restaurant
Located on Camden Street, Pickle is, in our opinion, one of the best Indian restaurants in Dublin City (hence it’s position at the number 1 spot!).
It is quite popular among Dubliners and tourists alike, which means that getting a table on the weekends at Pickle can be tricky, so make to book in advance.
Whether you wish to try classics, like samosa chaat and Tandoori scallops, or try the goat curry and guinea fowl, everything you order from their diverse food menu is absolutely delicious.
Dundrum’s Ananda has been creating tasty dishes since it opened back in 2008 and it’s one of a number of swanky Indian restaurants in Dublin where there’s an emphasis on fine dining.
This upscale spot is an ideal place to visit for a special occasion. For starters, order the mouthwatering fried tiger prawns with garlic and chilli.
The tandoori murgh Amritsari that is served with pulao rice and naan bread on the side is also a big hit at this fancy restaurant.
Ananda’s stylish décor with water-lily chandeliers and vibrant colours on the walls provides a perfect setting for a family gathering or a dinner date.
If you are a fan of both Afghan and Indian cuisine, a visit to the Taza Indian restaurant in Dublin is simply a must.
Chef Arshad is in charge of the cooking and describes the cuisine at Taza as “old classics and some modern twists”.
Upon ordering, you will be served with delicious Poppadoms and dips. For main dishes, I recommend lamb biryani with Peshawari naan or chicken tikka masala with vegetable rice.
Arrive with an empty stomach, as the portions at this popular eatery are generous.
4. Delhi Rasoi Indian Restaurant
Gohind Singh and Mohmmad Shrif Qureshi are two amazing chefs who worked in many restaurants in India and Dublin.
After a while, they decided to open up their own restaurant that will serve authentic Indian food. That place is called Delhi Rasoi!
Located in Dun Laoghaire, this stylish Indian eatery boasts a lovely interior and has an extensive menu where every dish is made from scratch.
Prawn Jhinga in a spicy curry sauce is one of their signature starters, while chicken tikka masala and lamb Rogan josh are two of the most popular dishes from the main menu.
5. Monsoon Stillorgan
No guide to the best Indian restaurants in Dublin would be complete without mentioning the mighty Monsoon in Stillorgan.
Established back in 1994 as a take away eatery, this place uses only the freshest ingredients without any additives and preservatives.
If you are craving some lamb, go for the signature Kashmiri Rogan Josh. Visitors that are fond of seafood should try the king prawn biryani.
If you are ordering something spicy, make sure to also nab a portion of nan bread and pilau rice to reduce the heat!
6. Ruchii, the Taste
We’re off to Blackrock to Ruchii, the Taste, next! Now, interestingly enough, Head Chef and owner Sateesh Sayana once cooked for the Prime Minister of India (in 2016).
So, you can be reasonably confident that a visit to Ruchii will make your belly happy! His aubergine with buffalo mozzarella dressed in mustard is to die for, as well as the chilly baby corn.
7. 3 Leaves Blackrock
Curry, Mint, and Coriander leaves are the three most common herbs used in Indian cuisine and that’s where the name of the Indian dining restaurant comes from.
Owned by husband and wife duo Santosh and Milie, 3 Leaves in Blackrock offers a seasonal menu with plenty of Indian street food delicacies and a variety of regional curries.
Their sukha adraki chicken kebab is amazing and the murg mumtaz (marinated chicken thighs in a creamy yogurt sauce) is also one of the must-order dishes from the menu.
8. Konkan Indian Restaurant Clanbrassil Street
If you are looking for a reasonably priced Indian restaurant in Dublin, head out to Clanbrassil Street where you will find the popular Konkan.
This place has many distinguished culinary awards and offers a wide range of delicious South Indian dishes.
Expect everything from garam masalas and keralan lamb with potato kari to samosas, paneer, and prawn jalfrezi.
9. Indie Spice Grill
Next up is Indie Spice in Swords in North County Dublin. The starter to order here is murg chat (bbq chicken in a sweet sauce served on a pancake).
Seafood lovers will want to try the jumbo prawns with apple chutney, ginger, and garlic. Main dishes at Indie Spice Grill include options like venison with coconut sauce and whole sea bass with coriander, turmeric, and green chilli cooked in tandoor.
In case you left some space for dessert, order a portion of malai kulfi (eggless Indian ice cream flavoured with cardamom, dried milk solids, and nut).
10. Kajjal (one of our favourite Indian restaurants in Dublin)
Located in the picturesque village of Malahide, Kajjal is an award-winning restaurant that specializes in Pakistani and Eastern cuisine.
Expect to come across a mix of regional cooking with popular starters like tandoori lobster tail, chilli scallops, and Behari kebab.
For the mains, go for signature dishes such as beef korma, lamb garam masala, or champ do piazza (lamb chops with onions tomato masala).
Kajjal is also big on seafood with delicacies such as seared jumbo prawns with sautéed onions & pepper and pan-seared lobster tails with a mix of peppers, spring onions, coriander, ginger & tomatoes.
Opened in 2001, Kinara is a great place to enjoy some hearty Pakistani cuisine. They even have a cocktail bar on their roof and offer cocktails like cardamom gin with chilli.
As for the food, it’s absolutely delicious. I loved their tandoori monkfish, as well as the mouthwatering makhanwala murgh.
Thanks to its tastefully decorated private room, it’s also an excellent restaurant for business events and family gatherings.
Indian restaurants Dublin: What ones have we missed?
I’ve no doubt that we’ve unintentionally left out some great Indian restaurants Dublin has to offer from the guide above.
If you have a place that you’d like to recommend, let us know in the comments section below and we’ll check it out.