Malai Marke is our favorite Indian place on 6th Street. Which is saying a lot, because there are a ton of Indian places on 6th street. You can get your usual chicken tikka masala here, or you can get your chicken about fifteen other ways. There’s even a smaller menu within the regular menu that features Chinese-Indian things like hot garlic shrimp. We especially like the lamb dishes, however, and if you’re vegetarian (or a vegan), there are many great options for you as well.
Where we've featured it
From white-tablecloth places to cafeteria-style spots, these are our 27 favorite Indian restaurants in the city.
Search by Perfect For
More spots in East VillageSee more
Jiang Diner is a casual East Village spot that specializes in Northwestern Chinese food.
Empellon Al Pastor
New York City will never be LA, Austin, San Diego, or Mexico, but we suddenly have some quality taco options to choose form. Add Empellón Al Pastor to that list.
More Indian spotsSee more
Jackson Diner is a big Indian restaurant in Jackson Heights that’s been around since the ’80s.
Dhamaka is an Indian restaurant in Essex Market on the Lower East Side serving fantastic regional specialties that are hard to find elsewhere in NYC.
If you’re in a rush to eat in the Theater District, getting Indian food at Utsav is a great option.
Suggested by our writers
Moti Mahal Delux
Moti Mahal Delux, on the Upper East Side, is the first US franchise of the massive Indian restaurant chain from New Delhi.
Panna II Garden Indian Restaurant
Panna II is a decent Indian restaurant in the East Village filled with all kinds of lights.
Bukhara Grill is an Indian restaurant in Midtown East that makes some of the best dal in the city.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more