When people think of Indian restaurants, they seem to conjure up the same picture of white-tablecloth restaurants with a random Bollywood movie blaring in the background, plates of creamy chicken masala, loads of fluffy naan, and maybe an order or two of samosas if you're feeling extra adventurous.

And although the Indian-restaurant "pizza" occurs only in the U.K., going to the various Indian states will be to lose out on the hundreds, nay thousands, of different Indian dishes the country has to offer. The list below consists of the best Indian restaurants in the world. Each of these cuisine experiences is unique and seems to stray away from stereotypical orthodoxy that an Indian restaurant should be serving up instead dishes like roti, a variety of bread made with grated wheat or soda, to laddu, a sweet made with lentils, to Indian Chinese dishes like kheer, a sugary pudding made with milk, to street fare that are known as "choddo." Also, one thing that all of these restaurants have in common is an amazing chai, so grab a cup of chai and check out this list of the 23 best Indian restaurants in the country, below.

August 1

San Francisco, California.

Today, when some day those in the Republic of India will be able to enjoy their own watered-down freedom from the British, they will do so at this Bay Area restaurant's called India Day Cafe. Without a question, you would not find food from the British-Indian and South Asian culinary background you would have planned on the menu. Throughout the day there are a number of dishes that weren't created for the very first time in England, dishes that mix together a range of dishes and tastes from around the world: dinner can include shrimp and grits, while brunch means a twist on rice pudding, which happens to be a porridge made from cream of wheat replacement grits in place of the standard ones.


The city of Los Angeles, California.

With Badmaash (Illegally cross-bred), which means mischievous in Hindi, perfectly encapsulated by brothers Nakul and Arjun Mahendro and their father Pawan Mahendro, it encapsulates perfectly the restaurants run by Nakul, Arjun and Pawan Mahendro. The restaurant's menu is defiant yet also paying respects to conventional desserts and making them better. The trio puts perfectly flaky samosas with fluffy butter-based chicken in them. With these fried noodles in place of fries, the dish also gets a slight kick from spicy spices and creamy curry sauce, though wisps of cheddar cheese play an Indian-style version of Canadian poutine on top (a nod to their Canadian heritage). You would be shocked how food is still evolving and developing in India. Out of all of the memories, I liked the spiced mango pork belly and the braised beef short ribs, because I liked the way they were prepared and the spices were added. You may be finished, but you will not be able to forget and do not miss out on dessert which will include a soft ice cream sandwich from Parle-G. It is clear that bending the rules is effective for the Mahendros as they have opened a second Los Angeles location of Badmaash this year.

Royal Paan


Royal Paan was founded first in 2001 due to the fact that the creator wasn't able to find the authentic Indian version of paan in Canada. After much testing and experimenting, the first site of the office was opened in Malton.
Several milkshakes in different kinds and in specific hues were introduced as they were not available in Canada in their original forms at the time. From today our company is looking for a relaunch with our 20 outlets on North America and Canada alone. This is the only authentic source of Paan, Falooda, and milkshakes along with street food delicacies from India and England.

As a custom or practice, chewing mixture of areca nut and betel leaf is a tradition, custom, or ritual which goes back thousands of years to the maternal continent of India.

The betel, [is] also a similar tree, as the vine is; it hath no fruit, but a certain leaf only which some do use for the [f]ashioning of a sort of liquor to chew upon; the method of using it is this, (that) before [the man] taketh it in his mouth, he breaketh off the leaves, which are like unto the olive leaves, and cheweth them, and thus getteth a certain sumptuous juice with their chewed up content, which is a certain balm for the gums and anodyne for the teeth. This quality he useth for salving the teeth, as the chamomile is used for the same purpose by other nations. Then he takes the leaves of betel, applies a little chalk on them, and masticates them together with the betel.” Since the introduction of tobacco from the Western Hemisphere to the Eastern Hemisphere, it has been an optional addition to paan.