Throughout history, Indian cuisine has been influenced heavily by international relations and trade resulting in a wide variety of dishes and tastes. With the added benefit of varying regional climate and soil types, it is no surprise that there are lots of fresh vegetables, fruits and herbs used in Indian dishes. Then the added kick, much to the delight of food lovers, is the culture-infused spice packed into every bite. It’s truly a win-win combination that has diners going back again and again. So treat yourself, family, friends or co-workers to a different culture while enjoying a delectable meal at these top Indian restaurants in Baltimore.


Akbar Restaurant Inc.
823 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, Md. 21201

Located in downtown Baltimore, Akbar is one of the finest restaurants for Indian cuisine and has been proving this point for more than 30 years. Gourmet delights and renowned service couple to make an unforgettable evening for diners who are seeking both new and seasoned tastes during their ethnic food experience. Offering a lunch buffet and dinner menu, Akbar serves up a number of Tandoori specialties specially prepared in its charcoal-fired tandoor. No matter what you order from appetizers to desserts, the chefs have nothing but the best flavors infused into each dish creating a succulent treat from start to finish.

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Kathmandu Kitchen
22 Allegheny Ave.
Towson, Md. 21204

Experience bold, rich Indian dishes and the best of a variety of South Asian cuisine at Kathmandu Kitchen. Start off the meal with amazing bread and soup specials to whet your appetite. Then choose from vegetarian, chicken, lamb and shrimp for an entrée. Many dishes are flavored with Himalayan spices, which are traditionally used in Nepal and Tibet. The quiet, comfortable atmosphere combined with delicious ethnic food makes this restaurant a top pick for enjoying Indian food.

400 W. Lexington St.
Baltimore, Md. 21201

Memsahib serves both a filling lunch buffet on weekdays and a prix-fixe ($22) three-course dinner in the evenings. After the appetizer, guests have several main course choices including favorites such as Tandoori chicken, lamb curry and chicken tikka masala, among others. For dessert, there’s rice pudding and masala chai, creating a relaxing and soothing note to end the evening. Located just a few blocks from the Hippodrome Theatre, this Indian restaurant is a convenient and tasty stop to have dinner on the way to a show.

1911 Aliceanna St.
Baltimore, Md. 21231

Unbeatable prices for daily lunch buffets on weekdays and weekends, Darbar also has a full menu for dine-ins that is sure to make your mouth water. A host of vegetarian options, as well as seafood, lamb and chicken, makes this place worthy of multiple visits just to try something new each time. Another perk is complimentary parking with any dinner reservation (with a limit of one car per table), which can be arranged by calling in advance. Be sure to visit the website for the restaurant’s special offer, presently 15 percent off the total dinner bill.

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(Photo credit should read NOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images)

(Photo credit should read NOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images)

Indian Delight
622 Frederick Road
Catonsville, Md. 21228

Beautiful ambiance, unbelievable food and hospitable service are just a few reasons why Indian Delight has attracted diners for more than 15 years. Family owned and operated, the restaurant offers dine-in, lunch buffets and carry-out to accommodate any schedule, and to that effect, will also individually prepare a dish to match your taste preference from mild to very spicy. In addition to many of the typical Indian dishes, there are combo delights for guests who have a hard time narrowing down just one scrumptious choice. Lastly, the dessert list begs saving room for with Indian home-made cheeses, warm deep-fried milk pastries called Gulab Jaman, rice pudding and pistachio and mango ice cream.

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