WithYogyakarta’s ever-growing culinary scene, we are seeing more and more restaurants of different cuisines sprouting around town, one of which includes the tantalizing and flavourful Indian cuisine. Below we have gathered four of the city’s most popular Indian restaurants that are worth trying!

1. Ganesha Ek Sanskriti, Indian Restaurant & Bar

Established since 2003, Ganesha Ek Sanskriti has quickly become one of the most iconic Indian restaurant chains across certain cities in Indonesia, including Jakarta, Bali, and Yogjakarta. Located in the renowned Sheraton Hotel, the restaurant provides a five-star dining experience from authentic, home-cooked meals to a royal ambiance. Expect a wide range of North and South Indian meals including a variety of bread, rice and curry dishes as well as traditional desserts here.

Address: Sheraton Mustika Yogyakarta, Jl Laksda Adisucipto No. KM 8,7, Nayan, Maguwoharjo
Phone: (+62 274) 484 253

2. Mantra India Kitchen

Mantra India Kitchen is also one of the most sought out for Indian restaurant in the city all thanks to its traditional North Indian meals and alluring ambiance. To maintain authenticity, the restaurant uses a traditional “tandoor oven” to prepare their delicious Indian bread and a variety of meat dishes. Some of the restaurant favorites include lamb biryani, dahl, chicken tandoori, pakoda and palak paneer.

Address: Jl Urip Sumoharjo No.103H, Klitren, Gondokusuman
Phone: (+62 274) 562469

3. Karma Indian Kitchen

Karma Indian Kitchen is a humble, vibrant restaurant serving a range of vegetarian and non-vegetarian sumptuous Indian food from both the North and South region – think, masala dosa, biryani, chicken tikka masala, butter chicken, sambosas and many more! As an added bonus, this joint is open to serve you delicious Indian meals till midnight.

Address: Jalan Prawirotaman No.1 No.33, Brontokusuman, Mergangsan
Phone: (0274) 4286751

4. Tamilan Chai

Tamilan Chai is a modest, contemporary eatery famous for its South Indian dishes and super fast service. Some of their must-try dishes include idli, lemon rice, poori saalna, and chicken curry. You can also find a popular local delicacy known as Banana Leaf, which consists of a variety of vegetarian and/or non-vegetarian dishes served in small-portions with rice, yogurt and pickle on a large banana leaf, as well as some North Indian dishes here.

Address: GG Kinanti 10, Jakal KM 4,5.
Phone: (+62 853) 2888 8906

5. Warung GOA Indian Food

Located in the popular streets of Jalan Prawirotaman is this humble Indian restaurant, famous for its North Indian and Goan cuisines. Goan cuisine is usually known for its spicy flavors and curry texture so you can expect to find some of their favorites including lamb rogan josh, butter chicken and fish curry, to name a few and a variety of vegetarian options. On top of that, some of their dishes still have a touch of Portuguese influence, showcasing the true blue authentic flavors of Indian cuisine.

Address: Jl Prawirotaman no.17
Phone: (+62813) 2812 8121

By: Divyha Pridhnani-Bhojwani