Indian cuisines are renowned for the particular attention paid to the precise proportion of spices and condiments used. The innovative skills of ensuring that flavors don’t overlap to give people a unique gastronomic experience makes Indian cuisine fascinating. From zesty and flavored samosa to spicy and creamy curry, you will find yourself at an Indian restaurant at the end of a long day at work. So, why not head to any of the best Indian Restaurants in Ottawa;

Kochin Kitchen  
271 Dalhousie St, Ottawa, ON K1N 7E5

Founded by three men from the state of Kerala united with their passion for South and North Indian cuisines, Kochin Kitchen takes quality and service seriously. Their appetizers range from $5 to $10 comprising an offer of the soup of the day which is usually a choice of sweet potato, carrot or tomato. They also offer both dine in and take outs options. Their buffets change according to popular demands and often include; Sambar (vegetable soup), Thoran, Rice Pulao among other dishes.

Coconut Lagoon Restaurant
853 St Laurent Blvd, Ottawa, ON K1K 3B1

Coconut Lagoon specializes in rich South Indian food. They also offer a wide selection of vegan and vegetarian dishes alongside exotic seafood dishes. The Chef Creation soup is a daily regular on the appetizer menu which is prepared with fresh and seasonal ingredients and served with Pappadum. There is also the 3 Onion Fritters which comprises green, white and red onion baji with tamarind chutney. Basmati/Kerala Rice is a favorite side dish and the Coconut Shrimp and Chicken Korma are also popular with customers.

Shafali Restaurant
308 Dalhousie St, Ottawa, ON K1N 7E5

Apart from the restaurant at Dalhousie, Shafali has two other branches at ByWard Market and the Glebe. They offer a wide range of Indian dishes including the chicken tikka wrap, lamb korma, butter chicken, seekh kabab among others. What is Indian food without the curry dishes? Nothing! Therefore, Shafali offers a wide selection of curry dishes including the lamb, chicken, beef, Aloo Gobi, mixed vegetable curry among others. There are also unusual specials which require more preparation time such as the Rogan Josh, Jhalfrezi, and Malai curry.

Host India
622 Montreal Road, Ottawa

Set in a classic diner perfect for dates, Host India offers both elegance and great taste. Their appetizers consist of the spicy hot Fish and Shrimp Koliwada, Vegetable Samosa, Onion Bhaji among others. Their selection of signature dishes shows an excellent blend of skill and experience with serving original Indian cuisines. The Chicken Tikka Masala consists of boneless pieces of chicken breast, broiled in tandoor and cooked with fresh onions, tomatoes, and green peppers. Their selection of vegetarian dishes is also popular.

Mia’s Indian Cuisine
917 Richmond Road, Ottawa, ON K2A 0G8

This restaurant offers both dine in and take out options. Their lunch and dinner menu are populated with a rich selection of Indian cuisines including the Chicken Tikka Wrap served with a Mulligatawny Soup. All of the Chefs’ specials are served with rice, mixed vegetable curry, and salad. For side dishes, there is the Tandoori Roti, Onion Bhaiji and Dal Soup. They also have a nice selection of Indian breads; Naan, Garlic Naan, Chapati, etc.

Haldi
449 Preston St, Ottawa, ON K1S 4N5,

This is a small cozy restaurant that offers a variety of Indian dishes. You may have to call for a reservation to ensure getting a table. They have a nice sitting area on the patio during warmer weathers. Their menu is divided into the lunch and dinner branches. They offer small bites for appetizers such as the vegetable samosa, onion bhaji, vegetable kahad among others. Their Chicken Tikka Salad consists of a fresh crisp Romaine, topped with diced tomato, cucumber, and sliced chicken tikka.

Taj Indian Cuisine
3009 Carling Ave, Ottawa, ON K2B 7Y6

They are specialized in north Indian cuisines and pay special attention to using organic and GMO-free ingredients. They pride themselves in using real sea salt, no preservatives and coloring. They also use chickens which are free from antibiotics and hormones. Some of their popular dishes include their Chicken Korma which is cooked in a cream sauce, seasoned with spices, sprinkled with cashews, raisins and vegetables. Their organic Tofu Masala is a favorite among vegetarian customers.

Indian Punjabi Clay Oven
4055 Carling Ave, Kanata, ON K2K 2A4

This is a basic restaurant serving Indian cuisines. You may find it more palatable for pick- ups and deliveries due to the small size. Their appetizers consist of the Chaat Papri which is a mixture of garbanzo beans, potatoes on flour wafers and topped with a chutney and yogurt dressing. Their delicacies from the clay oven in reference to their name include the Tandoori Chicken; a blend of skinless chicken marinated in yogurt and freshly grounded herbs and spices. They also feature lamb, beef and seafood specialties.

East India Company Pub & Eatery
210 Somerset St W, Ottawa, ON K2P 0J4,

This is one of the oldest Indian restaurants in the city and they offer an artistic Indian ambiance alongside the food. There is a daily lunch and dinner buffet, which includes a salad bar and they also offer delivery and take out options. Their menus are targeted at both vegetarians and non-vegetarians. You can also request for gluten and dairy free options. Free basmati rice is offered alongside every entrée for non-vegetarians. Their Dhabba chicken comes with a twist and spiced with garam masala.

India Curry and Kebab House
39 Clarence St, Ottawa, ON K1N 5P4

This is a high-end restaurant combining distinct taste with an elegant atmosphere. Some of their specialties include the Chicken Makhani which is made with a combination of refined spices in a sauce coupled with fresh tomatoes and vegetables. Their Badami Jhinga is a light appetizer of shrimps coated in sliced almonds and served with Indian Chutney. There are also many vegan and vegetarian options to choose from or to meet any dietary needs. Their Kebab menus are unique including different options to meet your preference.