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Top Indian Restaurants in Chicago

Indian Restaurants, PM, Restaurants in Chicago

Indian food is characterized by spices and herbs and features vegetarian dishes, but also lamb, chicken and other meats. Try these seven Indian restaurants in the Chicago area.

Essence of India

Neighborhood: Lincoln Square

Address: 4601 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL 60625, 773-506-0002

Hours – Monday, Wednesday, Thursday – 5:00 PM -9:30 PM/Friday and Saturday 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM and 5:00 PM – 10:30 PM/ Sunday 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM and 5:00 PM – 9:30 PM/ Closed Tuesday.

Price Range – Under $16

Dress Code – Casual

Everything in the Essence of India dining room is imported from India, so that guests can enjoy the feel of an authentic Indian restaurant. Try the vegetable samosas as an appetizer for $ 3.95. They are crispy pastries stuffed with potatoes and peas. Essence of India is open for lunch and dinner and reservations are accepted.

India House

Neighborhood: Downtown Chicago

Address: 59 West Grand Ave., Chicago, IL 60610, 312-645-9500

Hours – Monday to Thursdays and Sunday 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM/Friday and Saturday 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Price Range – Under $40

Dress Code – Dressy casual

Vegetarianism and mixtures of spices and herbs are most important to India House. Food cooked in the Tandoor oven, such as lamb chops, represent some of the specialties. India House is open for lunch and dinner and reservations are accepted.

Indian Garden

Neighborhood – Streeterville

Address: 247 East Ontario St., Chicago, IL 60611, 312-280-4910

Hours – Lunch 11:30 PM to 3:00 PM/ Dinner – Sunday to Thursday 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM/Friday and Saturday 5:00 PM – 10:30 PM

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Price Range – Under $20

Dress Code – Casual

Indian Garden is a popular place for lunch. Try the diverse lunch buffet. Try also the Tandoori Lamb Chops for $19.95 or the Seekh Kabab for $15.95. Besides lunch, Indian Garden is open for dinner and reservations are accepted.

Viceroy of India

Neighborhood – Andersonville/Rogers Park

Address: 2520 W Devon Ave, Chicago, IL 60659, 773-743-4100

Hours – 11:30AM-10PM

Price Range – Under $15

Dress Code – Casual

Enjoy Viceroy of India’s lunch buffet as well as dinner options. Try the Chicken Vindaloo for $10.95. It is chicken cubes cooked in spicy hot tomato, onion sauce and potatoes. Open for lunch and dinner with reservations accepted.

Tiffin, The Indian Kitchen

Neighborhood – Andersonville/Rogers Park

Address: 2536 W. Devon Ave., Chicago, IL 60659, 773-338-2143

Hours – Sunday to Thursday 11:30 AM-3:30 PM, 5:30-10 PM/Friday to Saturday 11:30 AM-3:30 PM, 5:30-10:30 PM

Price Range – Under $20

Dress Code – Dressy casual

This is an upscale Indian restaurant favorite with affordable prices. One of the specialties is the appetizer platter. Open for lunch and dinner. Reservations accepted.

Arya Bhavan

Neighborhood – Andersonville/Rogers Park

Address: 2508 W. Devon Avenue, Chicago, IL 60659, 773-274-5800

Hours: Monday to Thursday: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM and 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM/ Friday 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM and 5:00 PM – 9:30 PM /Saturday & Sunday: 12:00 PM- 9:30 PM

Price Range – Under $10

Dress Code – Casual

Vegetarian lovers will enjoy Arya Bhavan. Arya Bhavan specialties include Uttappam pancakes. Open for lunch and dinner, reservations accepted.

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Neighborhood – River North

Address: 10 West Hubbard, Chicago, IL 60610, 312-527-4060

Hours: Lunch: Monday – Friday: 11:30AM – 2:30PM/ Dinner: Sunday – Thursday: 5:00PM – 10:00PM, Friday – Saturday: 5:00PM – 11:00PM

Price Range – Under $50

Dress Code – Dressy Casual

Vermillion is a fusion of Latin American/Indian. It has received many positive reviews in major magazines such as Town and Country and Bon Appetit. The Latin Indian small plates are definitely worth the try.