Miami is world-famous for its beaches, but there are plenty of other fun activities in the city, from Zoo Miami to the beautiful Vizcaya Museum and Gardens.
Everglades National Park borders the city, providing the perfect opportunity to enjoy the beach and a tropical wetland on the same day.
All that running around is going to make you hungry.
Miami boasts cuisines from all over the world, and those seeking delicious Indian food won’t be disappointed in The Magic City.
Check out my list below to see which are the best Indian restaurants in Miami.
Ayesha’s Indian Fine Dining has multiple locations near popular spots throughout Miami.
All locations feature an aesthetic that is a delightful combo of classic modern and colorful Indian.
Enjoy the high ceilings and fancy lighting combined with colorful Indian art as you enjoy your meal.
You can’t go wrong with picking one of Ayesha’s Chef Specials.
I recommend ordering their malai kofta.
This dish features fried cottage cheese and vegetable dumplings in a creamy nut-based curry sauce.
Follow your malai kofta with their delicious sweet cheese balls smothered in rose water and honey syrup to finish your meal on a sweet note.
2901 Florida Ave, Miami, FL 33133
Bombay Darbar is located in the upscale Coconut Grove neighborhood.
This high-end restaurant is reflective of its neighborhood, featuring a laid-back but very classy vibe that makes it clear you’re in a fine dining establishment.
They also have nice outdoor seating if you enjoy eating outside.
I suggest ordering Bombay’s mango chicken curry.
The chicken is tender, the cashew sauce delicious, and the curry of mango puree and spices is the perfect sweet and spicy combo.
They also have a good drink selection, including a couple of Indian beers to enjoy with your authentic Indian meal.
8965 SW 72nd Pl, Kendall, FL 33156
Ghee Indian Kitchen is located right in the middle of the bustling urban commercial Dadeland district.
This is the place to go if you want great Indian food in the middle of a day of shopping or to fill your stomach before heading out to the bar or club.
I’m always a fan of being able to try lots of different flavors in one meal, so I’m recommending Ghee’s chutney platter.
You get crispy roti bread with a wide assortment of chutneys, including tamarind, apple, and spicy green chili pickle.
If you still have the room, you have to try their sticky date cake.
This delicious date cake served with ginger ice cream and toffee sauce is amazing.
2176 NE 123rd St, North Miami, FL 33181
Zaika Indian Cuisine is located in a higher-end strip mall in North Miami.
The restaurant has a great vibe that makes you forget you’re not in a standalone location once you’re inside.
Nothing about the decor screams Indian, but the food makes where you are deliciously apparent.
Meat lovers will enjoy the variety of options at Zaika.
I suggest trying one of their savory lamb dishes – I particularly enjoyed the lamb korma. This meal features boneless lamb cooked in a creamy cashew sauce.
Zaika allows you to choose your spice level for nearly every meal.
You can lightly spice things up with mild or go all the way up to Indian spicy if you enjoy a fiery kick.
295 NW 82nd Ave, Miami, FL 33126
Ashoka Indian Restaurant is conveniently located near Miami International Airport if you’re looking for some great-tasting Indian food before or after a long flight.
Ashoka has a laid-back family vibe that makes it the perfect place for tired travelers to kick back and enjoy a good meal.
I recommend ordering the chicken saag tikka.
This dish features a creamy spinach sauce, tomatoes, ginger, and roasted spices that perfectly complement the chicken.
I’d pair this meal up with Ashoka’s paratha naan.
This spicy flatbread provides a nice punch for those who like it hot.
109 NE 1st Ave, Miami, FL 33132
Bengal Indian Cuisine is located in the heart of downtown Miami.
The restaurant is a perfect oasis of flavor for those looking to escape their room service burgers for tastes of East India.
Bengal has a modern no-frills vibe that focuses on serving simple and delicious cuisine.
Hit up the lunch buffet if you’re eating between 11:30 a.m. And 2:30 p.m. They have a great selection of savory dishes, naan, and desserts.
If buffets aren’t your thing, I suggest trying the bhuna.
The dish features your choice of goat, chicken, beef, or lamb served with tomatoes, onions, and a reduced curry sauce.
2982 A Grand Ave, Miami, FL 33133
Saffron at Grove is owned by the same group that runs Ayesha’s Indian Fine Dining. This location serves the same quality food in a more laid-back atmosphere.
Saffron is the perfect place to kick back inside or outside on their secluded patio and enjoy some of the best Indian food the Coconut Grove neighborhood offers.
This is a great place to forgo meat and enjoy a vegetarian dish.
I recommend going with the paneer tikka masala.
This dish features homemade cheese cooked with bell peppers, onions, and a spiced cream sauce.
Cheese lovers won’t be disappointed.
1435 Alton Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Akash Miami Beach gives off a laid-back vibe that reflects its location in Miami Beach.
The simple outdoor patio is perfect for those who want to enjoy the Florida warmth, while those looking to escape the heat will enjoy the clean white interior accented with blue lighting.
The aesthetics may not be Indian, but the food is authentic and delicious.
I recommend trying the Akash curry.
You can choose between a variety of proteins from goat and lamb to less-commonly offered fish and shrimp.
Akash also lets you choose your spice level, ranging from mild to “super-hot.”
You can basically build-your-own curry – which is as fun as it is delicious.
13919 SW 66th St, Miami, FL 33183
Lazeez Cuisine is located in the relaxed Kendall neighborhood, closer to the Everglades than downtown Miami.
This makes it perfect for those wanting a great place to eat while visiting one of the United States’ most popular and unique National Parks.
It’s also nice to simply escape the city and enjoy a family-friendly neighborhood eatery.
Out-of-the-way restaurants are the perfect place to try simpler fare. Lazeez makes perfect butter chicken.
The tender and moist meat is cooked with a deliciously-spiced buttery tomato sauce that hits the spot just right.
Finish your meal with their Pakastani bread pudding for dessert.
33 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33132
Raja’s Indian Cuisine is the perfect hole-in-the-wall place serving great food at prices that will make you forget you’re in downtown Miami.
Your food will likely come out on styrofoam plates, the lighting isn’t the best, and you’ll be slightly cramped – but the food will be hot, fresh, and perfectly spiced and seasoned.
Like I said, perfect hole-in-the-wall.
Raja’s is the perfect lunch spot, and I recommend ordering one of their lunch specials.
You can choose between vegetarian or meat options featuring fish, lamb, or chicken.
They also make delicious mango lassi.
This yogurt-based drink is a great sweet beverage to balance your spicy meal.
Miami is a great place for Indian food. The Magic City has you covered from fine dining to great hole-in-the-walls.
It’s impossible to be bored with all there is to see and do, and definitely impossible to go hungry with all the delicious food to enjoy.
So head down to Southern Florida, see the sights, soak up the rays on the beach, and make sure to enjoy some of the best Indian restaurants in Miami.
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