Tamarind brings the genuine pleasure of sharing, and the first fine-dining Indian restaurant to Beijing.
Tamarind’s menu is small but wonderfully varied, and everything is fantastic, with enough options to satisfy any gourmand from extreme vegans to ravenous carnivores.
The unique Strawberry Lassi, 22RMB, and the classically adored Mango Lassi, 22 RMB, are both a sheer pleasure, and Masala Tea, 30RMB, is a strapping black leaf milk tea of potent masala aromas and notes.
In the middle of Pudong New District, connected to Four Points by Sheraton, is the Sheraton Shanghai Hotel & Residences, a fifteen minute drive to the World Expo. As with any 5-star hotel, Sheraton’s restaurants are an extension of its hotel service and must be cultivated through austere design and innovative options. We were invited to dine in Sheraton’s popular restaurant, Feast, and its Friday evening offering, ‘Indian Night.’
Haveli is a Hindi word for the private mansions that exist in India and Pakistan, an appropriate name for one of Hangzhou’s few North Indian restaurants. Even before you enter the restaurant, you are greeted with a garden courtyard that is adorned with colorful streams of flowing fabrics. Inside, the wood furniture, arched doorways, and Indian wall hangings give the interior a rich atmosphere. The whole design of the space makes you the feel like a master of a grand Indian house.
Tangy, tasty and kind of naughty.
Daya Prasad has one goal, “don’t copy-don’t follow the crowd- and create something new”. This is his mission at Mirch Masala, and one that shines through his boisterous, passionate personality.
Kamats might not look like much with its golden tawdry interior, but the food will make you sing “Incredible India” just like the new travel commercial the Indian government has commissioned.
All in all Punjabi is a good place to escape China and get your fill of Indian food. Punjabi caters to the Saudi Arabian Embassy, and even Indian tour groups, which says a lot of this establishment. Soon the restaurant will even have a Bhangra dance show. Punjabi will remind you of India and you won’t want to step outside back onto Lucky Street.
Rich in complex yet subtle flavors, Indian food is defined by the adventurous use of herbs and spices in almost every dish, and Swagat is the restaurant equivalent.
Masala Art on Yandang Road is one of the best new restaurants I have visited in a long time. It has an interesting menu and authentic, reasonably-priced Indian food. I have already planned my next visit.
Go to Ganges when your craving spice and an authentic taste of India. The Indian eatery has four locations in Beijing offering a wide variety of genuine curries, tandoor foods, snacks, rice and bread. The snug seating and bona fide decorations makes customers experience true Indian dining.
The Taj Pavilion spices up your life. The ornately decorated woodcarvings put you under the roof of a curry abode. Opened back in the winter of 1998, the Taj Pavilion has become one of Beijing’s most prized Indian restaurants. Their extensive menu of varieties from all over India, gives customers plenty of delicacies to choose from.