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Indian Food

Those dreaming of dishes of Dahl, plates of Paratha, and bowls of Briani will find plenty of options for Indian food in Rochester. Featuring South Indian treats and updated twists on Northern classics, Rochester’s restaurants will satisfy all kinds of palates. Make reservations or simply stop by to savor notes of saffron, cardamom, mango, and cloves.

Sit Down In Style

Rochester’s Amaya restaurant showcases individual flavors and top-notch ingredients from North and South Indian cooking styles. So, whether you’re getting velvety Saag Paneer or crispy Chana Chat, you can expect four-star service and a sleek presentation. 

Chefs at Raj Mahal Indian Restaurant like to mix things up, pairing traditional South Indian staples alongside Indian-Chinese delicacies like Vegetable Spring Rolls and Golden Fried Prawns. Indulge in a bowl of Ginger Cauliflower Soup followed by a plate of Madrasi Lamb before an order of Rasmalai to complete your meal.

Buffet Favorites   

Heat-loving customers rave about the layered sauces found at India House Restaurant, where locals order fish curry and Rogan Josh alongside tons of tandoori entrees. This award-winning establishment offering North Indian cuisine also boasts several other locations and a bountiful buffet for indecisive eaters.

Fill your plate at Royal of India, where Indian and Nepalese food come together to create a scrumptious lineup of dishes for omnivores, vegans, and everyone in-between. And with buffets available on weekdays and weekends, there are plenty of opportunities to sample a variety of their delectable dishes. 

Haveli Indian Cuisine’s well-stocked buffet includes a range of chicken options, meats, veggies, plus condiments like mixed pickles alongside a large selection of chutneys. For those who’d prefer to stay seated, the impressive menu offers dozens of items to order from Malai Kofta to Seafood Makhani and includes over twenty kinds of bread. 

Casual Cuisine 

Those in search of the depth and diversity of flavors inside a fast-casual environment will find it at Rochester’s own Naan-Tastic. This revolutionary North Indian-style restaurant offers made-to-order personalized meals. Pick your base of salad, quinoa, fries, or turmeric rice before adding proteins like Channa Masala, Paneer Tikka, or Swai Fish Fry. Once your bowl or burrito is ready, top with a sauce and cilantro, sweet corn, or their signature Punjabi Mac before finishing it with Raita, Tamarind, or Chili Garlic Sauce. Don’t leave without Vegan Veggie Samosas and Coconut Gulab Jamun for dessert.