Guide to the best Indian restaurants in Stockholm
Updated 24 Feb 2020
The information in this guide may be affected by covid-19.
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.
Since opening their first branch on Katarina Bangata, Shanti restaurants have spread throughout Stockholm with different concepts at their various restaurants around town. Eat Indian and Bengali streetfood and fine dining dishes in lively surroundings.
Shanti Soft Corner
Shanti Touch of Bengal
Shanti Gossip Södermalm
Indian Garden6 addresses
Best curry in Europe?
Award-winning Indian Garden serves some of Europe's most popular Indian flavours. Owner Rezaul Karim won the prestigious "Best curry in Europe" Taste of Britain award and the menu boasts plenty of vegetarian and organic dishes as well as fish and shellfish.
Indian Garden Heleneborgsgatan
Indian Garden Franzéngatan
Indian Garden Liljeholmen
Indian Garden Västgötagatan
Indian Garden Rörstrandsgatan
Happy IndiaS:t Paulsgatan 35 A, Södermalm
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.
Gandhi serves authentic Indian food at budget prices. The obligatory extensive menu offers various fragrant alternatives from butter masala to korma and the rice dish biryani. Top it off with a fresh mango lassi or kulfi ice cream sweetened with with saffron, cardamom, raisins and nuts.
Restaurang GuruOdengatan 87, Vasastan
Sugar and spice
If you're looking for peaceful surroundings and exciting flavours, Guru is a great option. The restaurant is stylishly decorated and they serve both classic and modern dishes along with selected wines and beers. The menu includes vegetarian options and tempting, unexpected desserts.
Cumin Club2 addresses
Culinary sister restaurants
The menu at Cumin Club's two branches iare extensive and full of both traditional and updated Indian dishes in all categories. Choose between everything from tikka masala to ayurvedic dishes and vegetarian and vegan options. Everything is made from scratch from natural ingredients - the owner even makes their own spice mixes.
IndiraBondegatan 3b, Södermalm
Indian since 1990
Indira has been around since 1990 and the restaurant continues to be a popular Södermalm haunt. They serve a wide range of Indian dishes at budget-friendly prices, in lavishly decorated, kitschy surroundings. Why not combine your food with an Indian beer or lassi? Food and drink is ordered and paid for at the counter, but served at the table.
Indian StoriesJungfrugatan 6, Östermalm
Flavour journey in Östermalm
Authentic Indian flavours meet modern elements and a luxurious setting at this popular little Indian restaurant on Jungfrugatan. A great option if you find yourself in this part of town craving classic Indian dishes for lunch or dinner.
Indian Curry HouseScheelegatan 6, Kungsholmen
An unpretentious yet popular Indian restaurant that has been in Kungsholmen for many years. Eat budget-friendly classics at both lunch and dinner in cheery, relaxed surroundings.
Indian InnVerkstadsgatan 11-13, Hornstull/Södermalm
If you want to try something different in the same neighbourhood as Indian Garden, Indian Inn is a popular, though not yet as hyped, option. Eat traditional and modern dishes made from fresh ingredients. A charming little oasis.
Indian Street Food & Co5 addresses
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.
Indian Street Food & Co Drottninggatan
Indian Street Food & Co St Eriksgatan
Indian Street Food & Co Karlbergsvägen
Indian Street Food & Co Hammarby sjöstad
BanyanHantverkargatan 84, Kungsholmen
Under the banyan tree
Banyan, named after India's national tree, serves food from India, Bangladesh and Pakistan in small, intimate surroundings in Kungsholmen. The menu has something for everyone, whether you prefer your food mild or hot and spicy. A dining experience for all the senses.
Mumbai DreamsLindhagensgatan 126, 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.
Holy Cow2 addresses
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!