Guide to the best Indian restaurants in Stockholm
Updated 9 Oct 2018
The fragrant flavours, the spices, the colours - Indian food ticks all the boxes. From exotic tikka masala, Punjabi-grilled meats and delectable dhal dishes worth queuing for, Stockholm offers an abundance of excellent Indian restaurants. Indian cuisine is famous for its tender lamb dishes, indulgent naan bread and extensive vegetarian options. In our guide to the best Indian restaurants in Stockholm we've covered the culinary landscape from kitschy Bollywood-style cafés to sleek eateries that whip up sensational regional flavours from all across India.
A safe bet
Shanti boasts multiple locations around the city. Its venues are crammed packed with locals and Indian expats alike. Exuding authentic Bengali bazaar-vibes with a distinct metropolitan feel. The menu features street food-style dishes and traditional flavours with various regional influences.
- Price sample: Chicken tikka masala about 160-175 SEK
Best curry in Europe?
Indian Garden has won the prestigious "Best curry in Europe" Taste of Britain award. This ambitious restaurant caters to die-hard curry fans as well as newbies. The restaurant prides itself with abundance vegetarian options and organic produce.
- Price sample: Chicken tikka masala 189 SEK
Charcoal-grilled Indian food
Famiy-run Happy India serves real Indian classics and are happy to recommend vegetarian or vegan dishes from the menu. The restaurant, situated a stone's throw from Mariatorget, proudly prepares many of their dishes over a charcoal grill for extra flavour. If you're in a hurry or would rather eat out, you can also order takeaway.
- Price guide: Chiken tikka masala around 173 SEK
S:t Paulsgatan 35 A, Södermalm
A popular hangout
Gandhi aims to serve authentic Indian food at budget prices. The obligatory extensive menu offers fragrant alternatives from butter masal to korma and biryani. Top it off with a fresh mango lassi or kulfi ice cream sweetened with with saffron, cardamom, raisins and nuts.
- Price sample: Chicken tikka butter masala about 130 SEK
Sugar and spice
Enjoy robust and fragrant food at Restaurang Guru, the menu boasts traditional choices such as masala and modern reworkings of classic dishes - how does tandoori chicken burger sound? The seasonal offering is regularly updated and the wine menu perfectly complements the spices. Naturally, if beer is your drink of choice Indian Cobra and Kingfisher is available.
- Price sample: Chicken tikka masala about 155 SEK
Odengatan 87, Vasastan
Contemporary Indian and Bangladeshi cuisine
Cumin Club's meny is as extensive as one could expect, featuring both modern and traditional dishes. If you're looking a more wholesome alternative then Cumin Club Södermalm is the one for you. In the mood for a night in but still fancy Indian grub - do not despair, they also do home deliveries - you can thank us later.
- Price sample: Chicken tikka about 160 SEK
Famously kitschy since 1990
This quaint, uber kitschy restaurant, complete with mosaics, deity statues and fairy lights, is sprawled over three floors and has been serving colour-popping Indian food since the 90's. The casual ambiance is highlighted by the fact that you order and pay at the cashier.
- Price sample: Chicken tikka masala about 120 SEK
Bondegatan 3b, Södermalm
Östermalm's token Indian
Genuine Indian food isn't easy to come by in this area but Indian Stories ticks all the boxes. Authentic Indian food with a modern twist and a luxurious edge is served at this popular eatery. The intimate venue is ideal for hungry diners craving exotic comfort food on this side of town.
- Price sample: Chicken tikka masala about 169 SEK
Jungfrugatan 6, Östermalm
Forget ornate interiors - Indian Curry House's Spartan decor highlights the restaurants focal point; namely fragrant and exotic dishes. A critically acclaimed favourite, the generous menu offers more bang for your buck, with a reasonably priced authentic dishes. Lunch specials start off at 70 SEK.
- Price sample: Chicken tikka masala about 140 SEK
Scheelegatan 6, Kungsholmen
Critically acclaimed Indian cuisine
Indian Inn pays homage to the motherland with an exotic culinary experience well worth its much-hyped reputation. The relaxed ambiance, classic dishes and affordable pricing point enhance the experience. The obligatory kitschy decor, reminiscent of Bollywood sets the scene.
- Price sample: Chicken tikka masala about 150 SEK
Verkstadsgatan 11-13, Hornstull/Södermalm
Healthy eating from Bangladesh and India
You'll find Indiska Källaren in the neighbourhood around Sofo and Skanstull. Dishes from Bangladeshi and Indian cuisine are made with a focus on reduced fat, healthier food and fewer additives. The menu includes typical dishes such as Tikka Masala and Madras, as well as some more unusual additions, and there's a wide range of vegetarian dishes.
- Price guide: Chicken Tikka Masala around 145 SEK
Ölandsgatan 44, Skanstull/Södermalm
A guide to the best Indian restaurants in Stockholm would not be complete without mentioning Govindas. This Karma-free restaurant pays tribute to Krishna, offering the ultimate Indian experience with guilt-free vegetarian and vegan dishes. Inexpensive exotic delights such as Papadam, chutney and basmati rice are served.
- Price sample: Daily special about 99 SEK
Surbrunnsgatan 60, Vasastan
An exotic interpretation
Don’t be overwhelmed by the number of options at India Lord since you rarely go wrong with the region-hopping bill of fare. Authentic Indian cuisine as well as boundary-pushing fusion dishes are all part of this restaurant's well-reputed repertoire. The generous lunch buffet is bound to satisfy all of your cravings.
- Price guide: Chicken tikka masala about 159 SEK
Hantverkargatan 65, Kungsholmen
Wide choice on Kungsholmen
If you're looking for Indian food in Kungsholmen, make tracks to this restaurant on Lindhagensgatan, close to Hornsbergs strand. They serve a buffet at lunchtime and in the evenings you can choose from an à la carte menu with an emphasis on sizzler and masala dishes, but also balti, madras and karai, and much more.
Lindhagensgatan 126, Kungsholmen
Plenty for veggies
Holy Cow has a broad and colourful menu full to the brim with Indian flavours. Everything is prepared and cooked from scratch and you'll find plenty of both vegetarian and vegan options. Round off your meal with an Indian ice cream!
- Price guide: Mango chicken tikka masala around 159 SEK
Modern streetfood from India
Indian Street Food & Co is inspired by the streetfood stalls you find in India and serves modern Indian streetfood in the form of curry and rolls, among other things. They also have a pro-active sustainable philosopy. As well as their popular restaurants, they also run a foodtruck, from which the business began.
- Price guide: Delhi Style Butter Chicken around 145 SEK