Ten Indian Restaurants in Tuscon Offering Delectable CuisineLocal Events

December 28, 2018 16:20
Ten Indian Restaurants in Tuscon Offering Delectable Cuisine

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Tucson has been a selection of Indian restaurants to visit often, and all of them are well worth a visit for distinct reasons.

Here is a overview of places to get your flavor fix.

Flavor of India

Flavor of India offers authentic Indian cuisine to the far reaches of Oro Valley.

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For starters, their freshly-made naan is an absolute must, and with seven different varieties to choose from, there is a reason enough to return.

Address: 12112 N. Rancho Vistoso Blvd., Oro Valley

Gandhi Cuisine of India

Formerly, Gandhi was the go-to for Indian food in Tucson. Gandhi offers a full menu and lunch buffet.

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Lamb Meatball curry and Crawfish Malabar are the two popular dishes that keep diners returning.

Address: 150 W. Fort Lowell Rd.

Govinda's Natural Foods Buffet

Govinda's features an all-vegetarian buffet. Surprisingly, they don't use onions or garlic in their cooking yet manage to amp up flavor through the use of spices.

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Tuesday focuses chiefly on Indian cuisine, while other days offer more eccentric options, including Vegan meals on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Address: 711 E. Blacklidge Dr.

India Oven Cuisine of India

India Oven offers a lunch buffet and full menu specializing in North Indian and Punjabi cuisine.

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Visit for the Vegetable Biryani - a well-seasoned dish with basmati rice and vegetables, cooked in mild spices, with the addition of nuts - and Lamb Korma - a dish comprising of tender marinated pieces of boneless lamb cooked with onion, cream, nuts, and yogurt.

Address: 2727 N. Campbell Ave.

Indian Twist

Though Indian Twist is a newer addition to the Indian food scene in Tucson, you can taste the decades of cooking experience within both the simple and complex menu items.

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Must-have dishes include Gobi Manchurian - cauliflower fritters cooked in a chef's special sauce - Mango Chicken, and Butter Chicken.

Address: 4660 E. Camp Lowell Dr.

Kababeque Indian Grill

Kababeque is owned by the same people that own Saffron Indian Bistro.

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As a fast-casual joint, service is quick. Food is always delicious, they deliver, and Kababeque offers one menu item unavailable anywhere else - Q Rolls.

Q Rolls are essentially Indian burritos filled with Chicken Tikka - among a few delicious choices - wrapped in a thin naan-like bread.

Address: 845 E. University Blvd. Ste. 185

Saffron Indian Bistro

One of the fancier-feeling restaurants of the bunch, Saffron offers a full menu, full bar, and lunch buffet.

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While the Chicken Tikka Masala is the most popular, don't delay to try the Dhansak - a spiced dish cooked with lentils - and Rogan Josh - a tomato-based dish flavored by North Indian spices.

Address: 7607 N. Oracle Rd. Ste. 101

New Delhi Palace

Tucson's only Eastside Indian restaurant offers a full menu and lunch buffet.

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Rarer dishes include Daab Malai Prawns - jumbo shrimps tempered with a five spice blend in a classic coconut cream curry from "Bengal"- and the flavorer Balti Gosht - lamb simmered in a pureed onion, ginger, and garlic paste, spiced with "balti" herbs.

Address: 6751 E. Broadway Blvd.


Sher-E-Punjab is located in a semi-rundown shopping center at Grant Road and First Avenue, but it is still a popular favorite among local chefs.

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While the buffet is a local favorite, don't give a miss on the full dinner menu with a standout Tikka Masala and Vegetable Biryani. The selection of raitas and chutneys at the buffet is also notable.

Address: 853 E. Grant Rd.


Tamarind chef Saumil Patel's London background and formal culinary training help separate his culinary art from other Indian eating houses in Tucson.

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For a sampler, order the Tandoori Mix with Chicken Tikka, Tandoori Chicken, Tandoori Shrimp, and Sheek Kabab.

-Sowmya Sangam

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