14-10-2022 - Tips & Guides

4 Best Indian restaurants in Istanbul

Indian cuisine is widely loved across the globe for its rich ingredients, intoxicating aromas, and fresh blend of spices. Its historic staple diet consisting of whole-wheat flour, rice, and vegetables makes it unique and flavoursome. Travellers, especially from south Asia, are always on the lookout for quality restaurants offering Indian cuisine. If you're one of them or just someone who wants to explore the world of rich flavours and spices in the cosmopolitan city of Istanbul, this article is for you.

Read the list of the four best Indian Restaurants in Istanbul, Turkiye.


1.Musafir Indian Restaurant

Founded in 2004 and located at the heart of Istanbul, Musafir is one of the best Indian restaurants you can find. The warm ambiance reflects rich Indian culture with melodious Bollywood music playing in the background. The restaurant offers fine delicacies of Indian cuisine, including biryani, piping hot & crispy samosas, chicken tikka masala, lamb karahi, and palak paneer (all of which are must-haves). This restaurant is unavoidable if you want to familiarize yourself with Indian food and culture.

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2.Tandoori Indian Restaurant

One of the first restaurants to introduce Indian cuisine to the people of Istanbul, Tandoori tends to fill up quickly. The place is loved for its idea of serving a culture along with food. Located in Besiktas, Istanbul, Tandoori offers a real taste of India at great prices. The staff is family-friendly and hospitable. If you visit the restaurant, we recommend trying Chicken Makhani with Basmati rice.


3.Bombay Masala Indian Restaurant

If you're anywhere near Sultanahmet Mosque, consider yourself lucky because Bombay Masala is just a few steps away. The place is famous for its hot & spicy food that does justice to the restaurant's name. You'll find many South Asians here who love to devour spices. The place is nicely decorated and makes an excellent spot for lunch and early dinners. If you're craving typical Indian home-cooked food in Istanbul, Bombay Masala won't disappoint.


4.Dubb Indian Restaurant

Last but not least, Dubb is famous for its incredible views and scrumptious food. Situated against the views of the Bosphorus and Hagia Sophia, this restaurant offers a wide range of food, especially for tourists from India. Its mouth-watering grills and range of delicious vegetarian options make it an excellent place for everyone. The ambience reflects calm and peace from all the corners, accompanied by terrace views. 

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