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.
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Best Indian restaurants in Las Vegas
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.
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.
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.