Connecticut has the distinction of being the most diverse state in New England. Being so close to New York City has its advantages.
And one of the best benefits of this diversity is the wide range of cuisines available. Case in point: the Indian food in Greenwich, CT, is excellent.
Pick a neighborhood in town or nearby, and you’ll find at least one option to satisfy your cravings.
Read on for our list of the best Indian restaurants in Greenwich, Connecticut.
We’ve got three options in Greenwich. One for each of the most populous neighborhoods in town:
- Downtown Greenwich
- Cos Cob
- And Old Greenwich
So you’ll be able to easy find a quick answer to the question: Indian restaurants near me.
Starting with India Avenue, a downtown Greenwich restaurant on Railroad Avenue.
India Avenue serves the best Indian cuisine and takes diners on a culinary journey to the country’s most remote regions. The opulent paintings and cozy decorations from that era recreate the atmosphere of regal courts. And the glass-paneled tandoor kitchen with clay oven provides a unique glimpse into the chefs’ inventiveness. The restaurant’s owner hand-picked these chefs to craft a menu that captures the flavor of the Indian subcontinent. That menu utilizes warm, fragrant spices from all four corners of the country. The succulent meat morsels, kebabs, spicy curries, and variety of breads and pilafs are sure to keep you coming back.
The restaurant itself is cozy, and the service is always very courteous, attentive, and fast. And just as important, the food is delicious. Another great aspect of The Mumbai Times (well, for some) is that this restaurant is a BYOB establishment. So bring your own alcohol if you wish to imbibe at dinner.
As is typical of Greenwich restaurants, meal prices are on the high end. Even if it’s not located on Greenwich Avenue, Indian restaurants in Greenwich have to pay the same high rents all the other ones do.
Curry & Hurry
Since its opening during a pandemic, Curry & Hurry has been serving “Fine Indian dining, the American way.” The eatery at 1340 E. Putnam Ave. offers nearly 40 entrees, with plenty of opportunities to try something new. Many curries are flavored with a variety of herbs and spices, most commonly:
- Ground turmeric
- And fresh or dried chilies
The spicy cauliflower appetizer is one of the authentic Indian dishes unique in the Greenwich area. Another popular dish is the chicken pineapple curry. It’s stuffed with chopped peppers, onions, and coconut and topped with a few handfuls of salty cashews.
A top pick for Indian food in the village of Port Chester, NY, is Tandoori Taste of India, just over the border from Greenwich in New York State. Located right on Main Street, this is another great option. The restaurant is moderately priced with delicious Indian food in a nice ambience with attentive service. Everything on the menu is tasty. That said, less adventurous types can enjoy chicken tikka masala and other Western staples at Indian restaurants. The buffet lunch served noon to 2:30 pm daily at Tandoori Taste of India is nothing to scoff at, either.
The hustle and bustle of Stamford, CT, means there are even more options for delicious dishes as compared to Greenwich.
Tawa Indian Cuisine
Tawa Indian Cuisine is a well-known Indian restaurant in Stamford, Connecticut. It serves a variety of traditional Indian food at moderate prices. Top picks include cauliflower appetizers, Chettinad chicken and rogan josh, and specialty drinks.
Lunch or dinner on their outdoor patio is delightful in the warmer months of the year.
The menu is extensive and offers a variety of options to suit every taste. And the skilled chef uses a precise combination of spices to create the delicious flavors. One standout dish is the Lamb Tikka Masala, which features marinated lamb that is grilled in a clay oven and then cooked in a flavorful tikka sauce of:
- And various spices
Dhabewala Indian Shack
Every Indian restaurants offers the classic dishes, such as:
- Chicken tikka masala
- Butter chicken
- And dal soup
But Dhabewala Indian Shack has some fantastic menu items that will catch the attention of Indian food lovers. Gobi paratha, rajma chawal, jalebi, jhalmuri, and vada pav are just a few of the dishes you’ll find here. Even better, the restaurant serves a buffet lunch. So both beginners and experts in Indian cuisine can sample and enjoy a variety of dishes. With the friendly staff and lovely interior, you’ll discover your new favorite Stamford dining spot!
Navaratna is a vegetarian’s paradise in Stamford, Connecticut. It offers fresh and authentic Indian cuisine, with reasonable prices and friendly staff. Across Atlantic Street from the Stamford Town Center, Navaratna has a cozy dining room inside and outside seating in clement weather. It has a loyal fanbase for its dosas, paneer dishes, and lassis.
Even more options, aside from Indian food in Greenwich, CT
So next time you’re hungry (and possibly feeling adventurous), be sure to check out one of the places for Indian food in Greenwich CT or nearby.
And what’s the best Indian restaurant in Connecticut? Only you can answer that!
Unsure about your options?
Any good waiter in an Indian restaurant will be happy to guide you in selecting your food and choosing your preferred level of spiciness. Come on, live a little!
And if you’re looking for other alternatives, be sure to check out our guides to:
- Romantic restaurants in Greenwich, as well as
And be sure to download a free copy of the Greenwich, CT, Visitor’s Guide. It has all our top picks for attractions, activities, and things to do in Greenwich, Connecticut!
Updated and republished: April 26, 2023