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  A Guide to The Top Indian Restaurants in Houston

by Altaf Shaikh
  A Guide to The Top Indian Restaurants in Houston

As Houston becomes more and more multicultural, the number of ethnic restaurants in the city keeps increasing. One of the most rapidly growing niches of restaurants is Indian. Because of modern technology and consequent globalization, Indian cuisine has infiltrated the hearts and minds of people throughout The Lone Star State.

  A Guide to The Top Indian Restaurants in Houston

While some adore the restaurants because of the spices, others have a particular liking for Indian culture. This is evident as a lot of people come to Indian restaurants just to experience the ambiance and order non-Indian cuisines. In this article, we help you choose the best Indian restaurants in Houston not only in terms of food quality but also in terms of ambiance.

Types of Indian Cuisine:

Before we try and figure out which of the Indian restaurants In Houston are the best, it is important to distinguish between the different types of restaurants within the niche. Southern Indian food exclusively consists of vegetables as the overwhelming majority of people in Southern India do not eat meat. This abstinence can be attributed mainly to religion.

Cows are sacred in Hinduism and thus, eating beef is considered sinful. So, if you are a vegetarian, Southern Indian restaurants have the potential of making you very happy and adding a lot of richness to your life. The most famous south Indian dish is the Dosa. On the other hand, north Indian food is similar to Pakistani food. Alongside vegetables, you can also find different varieties of meat in north Indian food although beef is still much less eaten than anywhere else in the world.

A very famous north Indian dish is Chicken Tikka Masala. Because the overwhelming majority of Indian restaurants are north Indian; I felt the need to differentiate between the different types of restaurants as I wanted you to appreciate diversity Indian cuisine.


Now that we have differentiated between south Indian and north Indian cuisines, it is appropriate to discuss the rates at which the cuisines are sold. As Chicken Tikka Masala is in very high demand, the price of it is also higher than the average dish. It goes without saying but the restaurants which use higher quality ingredients are normally more expensive with the exception of a few restaurants. The Mayuri Express is known for providing high-quality food at a low cost as one of the most sought-after restaurants in Houston.

When it comes to a specific niche, it can also be termed as one of the top Indian restaurants in Houston. Mayuri Express’ offering of Indian artisanal foods – fresh food cooked and served in small amounts using native Indian spices – has added richness to the lives of the people of The Lone Star State. Indian food lovers drive long distances to eat food at the restaurant. In fact, just talking about it makes me miss their famous “Butter Chicken.”


As is the case with all services, it is beneficial to look at customer reviews before choosing a specific restaurant. In some cases, customers have given detailed reviews of how they liked specific dishes allowing you valuable information if you are craving one of those dishes. It might also be a good idea to gather information through word-of-mouth if you know any Indian food-lovers in Houston.


There is little doubt that there are many more options now than a decade ago. We hope this article has helped you gain an idea of Indian cuisine’s presence in the area. We wish you the best of luck in finding the best Indian food in Houston. Choose wisely and enjoy your grand meal!

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