Last updated June 23rd 2017

Here are some of our favourite Indian restaurants in Tel Aviv…


Bunny Chow

Shuk HaCarmel 13 | Lunch only

11083610_1563475420596901_6985349899797072988_n

Ok, so this is not quite Indian – but their curry is perfect. Bunny Chow originated from Durban, South Africa, where migrant Indian workers would fill a hallowed out bread with curry and take it to work for their lunch. Olim Chadashim Allon Sarkin and Emily Salgado have brought this concept to life in Tel Aviv with their beautiful street-food restaurant in the Shuk. Offering three different flavours of curry, each with over 20 herbs and spices, served in either a delicious sweet challah or on rice, Bunny Chow is my number one Indian in Tel Aviv!

*** Get a free drink with every meal at Bunny Chow with the Secret Tel Aviv VIP Card***


Salam Bombey

Allenby 124 | Lunch only

10359038_705069846274859_1658784193779144021_o

Home-made Indian food, lovingly prepared by an Indian couple from Bombay. It’s only open at lunchtime, but the portions are big and the prices are low. Definitely worth checking out for a healthy, flavoursome Indian-eating experience.

Word from the Group:

  • “tasty and not expensive but not fancy”

Captain Curry

Sarona Food Market

13339574_10156943702560257_6508241406176475026_n

Delicious new Indian restaurant in the Sarona Food Market open at lunchtime. The Indian street-food concept has been lovingly created by celebrity chef Jonathan Roshfeld, of Herbert Samuel and Masterchef fame. The menu is only small (a few starters and 4 or 5 curries), but each dish is filled with so many spices that each mouthful tastes different! They also have tasty lassi and chai. A meal for two costs about 140 NIS.

Word from the Group:

  • “Very nice, spicy, tasty food. Not on the cheap side, but definitely worth the effort.”

Dosa Bar

Ben Yehuda 188 | Vegan and Gluten-Free

13178054_484915538369039_569525672991140172_n

South Indian Street Food joint on Ben Yehuda near Jabotinski. Full of flavors, happy, delicious, healthy,VEGAN, and GLUTEN-FREE. Chef Chen Weinstein spent two years in South India learning local cooking, and has been perfecting her skills in pop-ups and cooking from home since returning to Tel Aviv.


Ma Pau

Nahalat Binyamin 59

13062995_1711132502469116_3583760311519716815_o

Mumbai-style Indian restaurant located on Nahalat Binyamin, with both Indian influences and curried Pakistani-inspired options. The menu is divided into three sections. The first section is ‘chaat’ – Indian savoury snacks typically sold at the roadside. These include samosas, onion bhajis and pakoras – everything under 28 NIS. Next is the chipatis and tandoori meats, and finally the curries and thalis section.


24 Rupee

Shoken 16 | Vegetarian

71658_125609830830708_2870716_n

Not the traditional curry that we are used to back in the UK, 24 Rupee is based on South Indian eating experienced by many Israeli backpackers on their post-army trips.  The food has subtle home-cooked flavours in this vegetarian (not vegan) Tel Aviv institution. Hidden away in South Tel Aviv, you have to take your shoes off when entering the restaurant and sit on cushions (in the summer they do have an outdoor area) – but their portions are good and the prices are very reasonable (alas, no longer 24 rupees or 1.5 NIS, but still less than 50 NIS).

Word from the Group:

  • “As an Indian I would say 24 Rupee was the best one in TLV”
  • “The whole meal is about ₪20-30, I think – if you work nearby, it’s one of the best launch options around”
  • “24 rupi is great. They have a limited menu daily, but always good. Vegetarian i am pretty sure. Very good price and unique wonderful atmosphere. A must to try at least once.”

Tandoori

Zamenhoff 2, Tel Aviv (Kikar Dizengoff) and Maskit 32, Herzliya Pituach | DELIVERY AVAILABLE

tandoori

More like the curry restaurants from the UK – but with much higher prices. The food is good – the curries taste great and have loads of sauce – but not really great value for money – a portion of rice is 30 NIS!


Indira

Shaul Hamelech 4 | DELIVERY AVAILABLE

11424486_1014113718600431_4214260087598267435_o

Similar to Tandoori, traditional curry but at very high prices. If you can afford it it is a good experience – although I couldn’t help but feel the sauces were from a jar last time and not made with love in the kitchen.

Word from the Group:

  • “Indira is the best northern Indian cuisine, but it’s expensive.”

The Chakra’s

Facebook | DELIVERY ONLY

10891597_583205491811255_2588072417393229193_n

Set up by a Secret Tel Aviv regular, The Chakra’s offers delivery Indian food from their kitchen in Lod. They serve all the Indian classics, like biryani, korma and samosas. And the prices are great!

Word from the Group:

  • “Authentic home made Indian food , which delivers all over TLV!”

Ramla

If you are up for an adventure, Ramla is meant to have excellent Indian restaurants. Home to one of Israel’s largest concentrations of Indian Jews, Maharaja Restaurant (Herzl 87, Ramla) is meant to be the best.


This post was inspired by a post in the group by Caroline on June 17th 2015.


Want to get all kinds of awesome recommendations directly to your inbox? Sign up to our weekly Events Newsletters here


Looking for more ideas?