Las Vegas's best Indian restaurants

Chomp on dahl, jalfrezi and poppadoms galore with our guide to Las Vegas Indian restaurants

You might not expect Indian cuisine to feature big on a list of the best Las Vegas restaurants. Think again. For a city whose populace is only 0.4% Indian, Vegas is surprisingly strong on Indian joints, which range from the low-key charm of Gandhi to the wacky Indo-Japanese fusion of Sensi. Read on to discover our favorites.

Origin India

Critics' pick

Having reigned unchallenged for years, Gandhi now has some genuine competition for the title of Vegas’s best Indian eaterie. The low-lit swank of Origin India differentiates it from Vegas’s other Indian restaurants, but the pleasingly spicy food is also a class apart, with classics such as saag gosht (lamb with spinach) and a creamy chicken makhani rendered in technicolor brilliance.

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East of the strip

Sensi

Japanese firm Super Potato designed this culinary theater to complement Martin Heierling’s world cuisine, a combination of Italian and Asian influences, grilled dishes and seafood classics. Four glass-enclosed kitchens in the middle of the room provide an interactive stage: watch curries plunge into a red-hot tandoori oven on the Asian stage; spot focaccias with vacherin cheese and black truffles slipped into a wood-fire oven in the Italian corner; and see Blue Point oysters shucked in the raw section.

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The Strip

Gandhi

Good northern and southern Indian cuisine, including a fine selection of vegetarian dishes, are combined at this longtime local favorite. The all-you-can-eat lunch buffet is nice and spicy, and stars such dishes as chicken pakora, keema naan (stuffed bread with minced lamb) and chicken tikka masala for next to nothing.

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East of the strip

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