Although Everest restaurant may not look like much from the outside, this self-effacing restaurant offers up some of the best Indian food in Seoul. Consistently packed with loyal customers of all nationalities, Everest's food speaks for itself. The curries at Everest are what differentiates it from other restaurants of its kind. The palak paneer is creamy and rich and goes perfectly with an order of garlic naan, served piping hot. Presenting a perfect balance of spicy and sweet, the chicken and mutton masalas are also fantastic. Top off your order with a fruity lassi and a side of samosas, which are served with a memorable mint dipping sauce. Although the food keeps diners' attention, a glimpse around the place will have you feeling as if you're dining on the Indian subcontinent—prayer wheels, colorful photographs of the Himalayas and upbeat Bollywood tunes complete the atmosphere.
For the past 16 years, Ganga has been the restaurant spreading Indian food all around Korea. Currently, they have over nine branches in Korea chefs who have more than 20 years of experience working in Indian restaurants. Despite the fact that Ganga Yeouido is located in the middle of a business district, the warm ambiance draws families and couples in for a meal. Their must-have dishes are the chicken makhani, made of chicken, tomatoes and cream, and the tandoori chicken that has been roasted in a fire oven after being marinated in Indian spices overnight. The best part is that they both go well with a Heineken.
The most delicious Indian food around Hongdae can be found at Sitara. It comes with credentials: Sitara is run by an Indian chef who formerly ran New Dehli's Hilton Hotel kitchen. To open Sitara, he brought an authentic tandoori oven all the way from his hometown. Thanks to this tandoori oven, you can enjoy the taste of real flame on the tandoori chicken and naan bread. The chef is also passionate about inventing new marsala. Marsala is a mix of numerous spices, and different marsala sauces can be made depending on the types of spices mixed; the more range of marsala you have, the more flavor and aroma can be added to your dishes. Colorful and mild aromas are characteristics of his dishes, thanks to his creative marsala. The signature menu items are butter chicken and spinach chicken curry. Enjoy hot naan, baked fresh in the tandoori oven, and finish off your meal with a cold and sweet lassi. The restaurant’s interior is modern, but still reflects the unique characteristics of India. The tables are decorated with Bombay blue tone tiles from India, and hand carved lightings and decorations made by an Indian master craftsman are placed throughout the store.