Best Indian in Sydney

Best Indian in Sydney


Posted 2010-10-29 by Ashleigh follow

As I mentioned in my dumplings article, one of the best things about Sydney is the multicultural food. Included in the vast array of international cuisines available is one of my personal favourites, Indian.

The types of Indian food are often region-specific and this is reflected in the different Indian restaurants across Sydney. Often you will come across a restaurant offering "Southern Indian Cuisine". The food they serve is different to a restaurant offering, well, northern Indian cuisine.

Whatever the region, all Indian food is good. Here are my top 5 recommendations.

I don't think too many people will disagree with me when I say that the best Indian in Sydney can be found at Nilgiris. Located in St Leonards, Nilgiris is Indian's answer to fine dining. The menu rotates on a monthly basis and offers very unique speciality dishes. There are also a few regular menu items including a dish you absolutely must try - mini masala dosai. If you don't feel like eating something you've never heard of, request an Indian classic. They're not on the menu but the chefs will happily make them for you. Nilgiris is not like other Indian restaurants and accordingly you should expect to pay more than you normally would.

Another Indian restaurant that is definitely worth trying is the Road to Goa in St Ives. Road to Goa, as the name suggests, serves not only classic Indian dishes but also Goan specialties. You should definitely try the lentil dumplings, and the malai kofta is worth writing home about. Like Nilgiris, the Road to Goa will probably end up costing you a little bit more than you'd normally expect to pay for Indian.

Other Indian restaurants worthy of honourable mention are the Curry House of Thornleigh (you cannot go wrong with anything fresh out of their tandoor), Sibis of Lindfield (Southern Indian cooked to order) and Ashiana of Manly (an Indian restaurant with cosy ambience and possibly the best butter chicken in Sydney). Curry House and Ashiana both have sister restaurants, in Wahroonga and Avalon respectively.

Wherever you go, don't forget to order naan.

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