Dublin restaurants: 11 exciting Indian restaurants to try in Dublin

By Brian Dillon

As far as exciting, colourful and surprising cuisines go, you would find it difficult to get one that does the job as well as Indian food.

Dublin is home to an abundance of great Indian restaurants serving up food that ticks all of those boxes.

So much so that's it's almost difficult to make a complete list. So, we thought we would choose 11 of them that we think you should definitely try when you're in the market for food that is as diverse as it is ultimately satisfying.

Diwali

Smack bang in the middle of town, you'll find Diwali on George's Street. With an exciting menu for not-so-steep prices, you won't find it difficult to get something you like here. They actually have a 'Feast menu' available on Saturday on Sunday featuring all of our favourites including Chicken Tikka Masala and Chicken Rogan Josh.

Diwali restaurant, Dublin (instagram.com/diwaligeorgesst)

Kathmandu Kitchen

With restaurants in both Malahide and on Dame Street, you'll be sure to find plenty of delight on their menu of authentic Indian and Nepalese food as well as elegant interiors for the ultimate dining experience.

Kathmandu Kitchen (instagram.com/kathmandukitchendublin)

Spice of India

Whether you find yourself in town (around South William Street, specifically), in Clonsilla or in Swords, Spice of India will be ready to greet you with a smile and some seriously good food. There are some pretty spicy bits on offer if you think your taste buds can handle it as well as some interesting seafood dishes and all of the classic curries we know and love.

Pickle

You'll find this spot on Camden Street. Since opening, it didn't take Pickle long to become a favourite for lovers of Indian food in Dublin. You'll be confident in the fact that you're in good hands when you learn that executive chef Sunil Ghai won Food & Wine’s Chef of the Year in 2009 as well as the Restaurant's Association of Ireland's Chef of the Year title in 2013.

Doolally

One of the fantastic restaurants under the Press Up umbrella, Doolally can be found on Richmond Street serving style in every sense of the word. They have a fab brunch menu if that's what you're looking for, as well as an all day menu and a wonderful selection of wine to compliment your food.

Doolally, Richmond Street (instagram.com/doolallydublin)

Kerala Kitchen

This place has seen it's fair share of rave reviews and you can see (or taste) why, having served delicious Indian cuisine to the fine people of Dublin since 2009. Some of their most popular dishes include Kerala Coconut Chicken, Lamb Chettinad and Prawn Moilee. You'll find them on Baggot Street as well as in Stoneybatter.

Kerala Kitchen, Dublin (instagram.com/keralakitchen)

Konkan

Found on Clanbrassil Street and in Dundrum, Konkan is another great shout for Indian food in Dublin. It's a great one for the vegetarians among us as they have plenty of meat-free options. For those tempted to brave the spice, you can try dishes such as their Vindaloo, perhaps the spiciest meal on the menu.

Konkan Indian restaurant, Dublin (instagram.com/konkanindianrestaurant)

Kinara

Although Kinara specialises in Pakistani food, they also serve an array of other Eastern cuisines including Indian. When you put that together, you get a seriously exciting easting experience in their restaurants in Clontarf.

Kinara, Clontarf (instagram.com/kinara_group)

Ananda

Ananda, located in Dundrum, promises to push boundaries when it comes to great Indian food in Dublin, with the passion and imagination brought to life through amazing flavour by Chef Karan and Chef Sanish.

Ananda Indian restaurant, Dundrum (instagram.com/anandadundrum)

Vermillion

The people of Terenure have a wonderful Indian restaurant at their doorstep in the form of Vermillion, who cater to all tastes with mild, medium and hot dishes featuring lamb, chicken and vegetarian options.

Vermillion Indian restaurant, Terenure (instagram.com/vermilion_terenure)

Rasam

Heading all the way down to Dún Laoghaire, Rasam has been open for business since 2003 and has been embracing the diversity, excitement and complexity of Indian cuisine ever since. They take pride in their spices, a practice that becomes evident when said spices hit your tongue.

Rasam restaurant, Dublin (instagram.com/rasamrestaurant)

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