Indian food in Surabaya is still a growing culinary trend, which is why it is still relatively difficult to spot an Indian restaurant in the city. However, fret not for we have compiled just a few restaurants in town where you can satisfy your cravings for some incredible Indian food:
1. Sitara Indian Cuisine
Sitara Indian Cuisine is the OG Indian restaurant to have established in town and remains to be the highest rated one. You could find a wide variety of both North and South Indian dishes here including biryani, dosa, sheek kebab,chicken tikka masala, chicken tandoori and so much more. Not to mention, Sitara also serves traditional Indian desserts and beverages for you to try!
Address: Jl Hayam Wuruk 54 A Surabaya, East Java (Inside of Brawijaya Driving Range)
Phone: (+62 31) 5616 218
2. The Golden Saffron
Another popular go-to Indian restaurant in Surabaya is The Golden Saffron. This vibrant eatery serves more than 50 vegetarian and non-vegetarian authentic, quality Indian dishes. Aside from the popular choices such as biryani, butter chicken, and chicken tandoori, The Golden Saffron also offers thali, a South Indian specialty involving a variety of small dishes including rice and bread served in one round silver platter.
Address: Ruko Gateway Junction, Blok TL6 No.7, Gwalk Citraland, Jl Telaga Golf Road
Phone: (+62 898) 9497291
3. Taj Indian Food Surabaya
Taj Indian Food Surabaya is a humble restaurant that is just perfect for a simple and quick Indian meal. Established by an Indian chef-owner, expect delicious, authentic yet affordable Indian food here including a variety of rice dishes such as biryani, chicken 65, minced meat curry, and a variation of prata and naan options. Don’t forget to try a traditional sweet Indian beverage called lassi here.
Address: Jl Kutisari Selatan No.102, Kutisari, Tenggilis Mejoyo Telephone: (+62 857) 0476 5765 / (+62 821) 2347 7451
4. Prata House
Although this spot is not a full-blown restaurant, Prata House is a must try! This small street eatery is incredibly popular with the locals for its variety of both sweet and savory prata dishes including prata wal butter, cheese prata, chocolate prata and prata salad. Aside from prata-based dishes, you could also find other Indian-Muslim dishes such as lamb and chicken curry, dahl, minced beef curry and kebabs. And the best part this eatery is open till 12am – an epic midnight snack indeed!
Address: Taman Apsari St No.65, Embong Kaliasin, Genteng
Phone: (+62 813) 8032 8387
By: Divyha Pridhnani-Bhojwani