Perth has a long-standing love affair with Indian cuisine, which has been a staple in the city’s food scene for decades. The city’s first Indian restaurant, the celebrated Hanuman Restaurant, opened its doors in the early 1980s, paving the way for a surge of new Indian dining establishments that followed. Today, Perth’s Indian food scene continues to thrive, with a plethora of restaurants that offer a range of traditional and modern Indian dishes.
If you’re a foodie looking to experience the best of Indian cuisine, Perth is the place to be. In this blog we’ve listed the best Indian restaurants that offer an incredible range of dishes, from classic curries to innovative fusion cuisine that combines Western and Indian flavours.
Why wait any longer? Spice up your life and take your taste buds on a journey to discover the incredible flavours of Indian cuisine by visiting these sensational restaurants in Perth.
Indian cuisine has long been accommodating for vegetarians with Hindu scriptures promoting a no-meat diet based on the concept of ahimsa (meaning “non-violence”). Although vegetarianism is popular amongst Indian cuisine, a vegan diet (excluding all animal products) isn’t as common. Here’s where Chakra accommodates the minority, offering an impressive, flavoursome and extensive menu for meat-lovers, vegetarians and vegans.
Alongside a diverse and delicious menu, the service here is second to none. With the staff greeting guests with warm smiles, opening the door for customers as they walk past and delivering some quality banter as you place your order—you’ll feel like you’re visiting a relative’s home rather than a restaurant!
Located on Beaufort Street in Inglewood with moody dim lighting, this is a secret gem that will make you want to go back for a meal as soon as you’ve left.
We recommend: their samosa cones with one of their traditional curries. Can’t be beaten.
If you haven’t dined here yet, you have certainly walked past this joint and wondered, ‘what is that place?’
Sauma, located on the corner of William and James Street, is giving Indian street food an Australian flare featuring stellar local prawns and barramundi. It’s contemporary, fresh, and creative. Need we say more adjectives? Rounding off with a strong wine and cocktail list with beers on tap, Sauma is a sophisticated way to start a night out in Northbridge.
We recommend: choosing one dish is too hard; you simply can’t go wrong with anything on their menu! Just be sure to order yourself a cocktail to accompany your meal, you won’t regret it.
For consistent comforting flavours, The Chatter Boxx on the Vic Park strip is our go-to. Dine in for lunch with a thali, perfect for those who struggle with decisions or come back for dinner for the biryani mixed rice dishes or the paneer makhani – spiced cottage cheese, makhani gravy and fenugreek leaves.
Dishes are labelled to show whether they’re from four main regional categories: North India, South India, East India, and West India. With the spices, ingredients and techniques differing greatly depending on the region, The Chatter Boxx allows you to explore the impressive diversity found across the country. If you have any questions about the meals, just ask! The humble chef (Chef Deepak who has 17 years of culinary experience!) will most likely come out to ask how your meal was.
We recommend: The Chatter Boxx could be dubbed having the best Butter Chicken in Perth (by us…) have a try and let us know what you think!
Established in 1990, this cosy neighbourhood spot has been serving up authentic Indian cuisine with a touch of homemade love. Despite its popularity, the reliable and honest service ensures that even on the busiest of days, you won’t mind waiting for your meal.
Mother India is also known for their modern take on authentic Indian cuisine, incorporating new techniques and flavours to create dishes that are both familiar and innovative. Their rich and more-ish flavours are a testament to their use of fresh and quality ingredients. Another reason to visit Mother India is their rotating specials, which are always a delicious sensory surprise. These specials are crafted to showcase the restaurant’s creativity and passion for food, ensuring that every visit to Mother India is a unique and memorable culinary experience.
We recommend: be sure to try their famous Chicken Tika Masala, which is yet to be surpassed by any other restaurant in Perth. With its consistent quality and mouth-watering dishes, it’s no wonder that Mother India is a top contender for the best Indian food in the city.
Delhi 6 in Canning Vale offers a flavour-packed menu showcasing the culinary wonders of Punjab, a region in Northern India. These street foods are known for their bold and spicy flavours, often featuring a combination of herbs and spices such as cumin, coriander, turmeric, and chilli powder.
Delhi 6 pays tribute to the region, bringing popular Punjab street foods including samosas, pakoras, chaat, tandoori chicken and much more to the streets of Perth. Bold, robust and a delightful explosion of flavours that will leave your taste buds singing, Delhi 6 is a special experience for lovers of Indian cuisine.
We recommend: be sure to try the momos (Indian dumplings) or items off the street food menu for your entree. Enquire directly when their buffet is available, and if you want to share the love, they offer catering for your next function too!
Spice-tacular Indian Restaurants
Naan-etheless, if you’re a foodie on the hunt for a flavourful adventure, Perth’s Indian food scene is not to be missed! From the rich and bold flavours of the North to the spicy and tangy dishes of the South, Perth’s Indian restaurants offer a tantalising culinary journey that will leave your taste buds dancing with delight. So whether you’re a long-time lover of Indian cuisine or a curious newcomer, these top Indian restaurants in Perth are sure to impress. Indulge in traditional curries, savoury street food, or fusion delights that push the boundaries of tradition. With their welcoming ambiance, exceptional service, and unforgettable flavours, these restaurants are a must-visit for any food lover.