The capital of Greece, Athens is the birthplace of democracy. The city boasts vibrant energy suggesting an array of an interesting neighbourhood with people of unique personalities. Athens and its culture are full of art and history. It has more than 3.7 million inhabitants and houses some great historical monuments that till today proudly stand firm. All the places in Athens are filled with broken history and political turmoil, which sends a vibe that oozes excitement and curiosity. Athens has a lot to offer to the tourists and never leaves them not satisfied. Even the food in the city reflects the culture here.
But once in a while when you feel homesick, or you’re craving for extremely zesty food that will tickle your taste buds, head to one of these authentic Indian restaurants in Athens that will make you feel like home and satiate all your desires.
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Authentic Indian Restaurants in Athens
Royal Indian Chef
One of the most visited Indian restaurants in Athens is the Royal Indian Chef. With a wide range of cuisines from all over India, it has become one of the most favourites even among the locals. Dive into their extensive menu that offers a variety of Gujarati, North Indian, South Indian and Indo Chinese Fusion dishes. This place will take you on a gastronomical tour with its freshly prepared and artistically garnished authentic Indian food. The restaurant has many secret recipes, which bring out the extraordinary taste of some incredible assortments.
The restaurant tries vivid experiments on food, which, almost always turn out to be a great combination that the guests love. The Royal Indian Chef restaurant is also into the catering business, it specialises in on-site preparation of the zesty Indian cuisine. They cater to both large scale and small-scale events like conventions, weddings, reunions, baby showers, Bhajans and even birthday parties.
- Location: Leof. Andrea Siggrou 9, Athina 117 43, Greece
- Contact: +30 21 0923 3585
- Specialities: Mango Lassi, Kheer, Gajar Halwa, Peshawar naan, Fried Money Bag, Lamb Karahi, Chicken Korma
- Price (approx.): 15 – 17 EUROS
The word ‘Haveli’ translates to ‘Mansion’. The term depicts the breathtaking ambience of the restaurant perfectly. Situated in the heart of Athens City, The Indian Haveli is one of the top Indian restaurants in Athens. It serves delicious and authentic Indian cuisine and will leave you wanting more. With both, vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes on the menu, a variety of zestful curries and tandoori food are also offered here.
The fresh ingredients and exotic spices in the food give every platter, served at this restaurant, the perfect Indian flavour. The restaurant also offers a variety of wines and beers to choose from that go along just perfectly with the food on the menu. Indian Haveli hosts all kinds of guests, from couples to large groups of friends and family. Make a reservation in advance to dine at the restaurant that will give you a glimpse of the rich Indian culture.
- Location: Leof. Andrea Siggrou 12, Athina 117 42, Greece
- Contact: +30 21 0924 4522
- Specialities: Mushroom Soup, Chicken Soup, Dahi Papri Chat, Kadhi Paneer(Haveli special), Kulfi exotic
- Price (approx.): 15 EUROS
A place that not only serves delicious food, but it will also transport you to a gastronomical journey that will remind you of home. Even the ambience of The Indian Chef restaurant also reflects the rich Indian culture. It has a menu that boasts of amazing grubs from all over India at a fairly reasonable price. All the delicacies here are prepared by traditional Indian style of cooking, which gives the touch of home to the food.
The founder of the restaurant, Aman Preet Singh, has a motto to serve his guests with food, they would thoroughly savour, at down-to-earth prices. The hospitality of the restaurant staff is also world-class, from the chef to the waiters all greet and treat well all of their guests. The authentic Bengali sweet, Rassgulla, which is prepared by the traditional cooking method, step by step, is to die for.
- Location: Leof. Andrea Siggrou 55, Athina 117 45, Greece
- Contact: +30 21 0923 6336
- Specialities: Chicken Curry and Rice, Chana Masala, Chicken Tikka Masala and Lamb Curry, Rassgulla
- Price (approx.): 11 EUROS
Namaste Indian Restaurant
Namaste Indian Restaurant offers you a gastronomic adventure that redefines the impression of Indian cuisine. The restaurant prepares authentic Indian food with passion and flare from fresh ingredients and traditional Indian spices. The chef-patron, Amresh Singh, personally approves all the dishes he and his team cook for the guests. The restaurant has a soothing ambience with melodious Bollywood music that played in the background.
The kitchen here is a show-kitchen, that is, guests can see the food that is being prepared for them. The staff of the restaurant is also very cooperative and welcoming. The guests are amazed by the Indian rituals and customs the restaurant follows. Everyone is greeted formally by the staff in the Indian language when they enter the diner and even while they are being served with their food. You must definitely head out to Namaste Indian Restaurant, which is easily one of the best Indian restaurants in Athens.
- Location: Lempesi 12, Athina 117 42, Greece
- Contact: +30 21 0923 3999
- Specialities: Delhi Chicken Curry, Garlic Naan, Aloo Gobi, Gulab Jamun
- Price (approx.): 11 EUROS
Lick some mind-blowing chicken curry off your fingers as you dine here and be assured that no one’s going to judge. Indian Masala is one of the finest Indian restaurants in Athens, located near Monastiraki Square. The exquisite dishes here are prepared by qualified and experienced chefs who combine and perfectly balance the Indian ‘masalas’ added to the delicious food.
The restaurant specialises in an assortment of dishes from the sub-continent, both vegetarian and non-vegetarian. The interior of the hotel is comforting and elegant and is perfect for all types of guests, be it family reunions or couples planning a subtle date. The hotel also delivers fresh food at your doorsteps, so that you can enjoy delicious meals in the comfort of your homes.
- Location: Ermou 129, Athina 105 55, Greece
- Contact: +30 21 0321 9412
- Specialities: Chicken Biriyani rice, Chicken Karahi, Vegetable Curry, onion bhajias
- Price (approx.): 15 EUROS
A cosy little place that nestles near Monastiraki square, The Mirch has on offered authentic food from India. It is necessarily an Indian street food restaurant but has the highest level of authenticity. Although it focuses more on its take away orders, you can always watch how they cook your food and grab a table and eat if you like so. All the spices the restraint uses are imported from India and all other fresh seasonal ingredients are brought in from South-East Asia.
The Mirch is one of the Indian restaurants in Athens that serves a quite generous quantity of food for the price they take. They claim the delicious food they prepare will definitely tantalise your taste buds.
- Location: Ermou 109, Athina 105 55, Greece
- Contact: +30 21 0323 9759
- Specialities: Chicken Korma, Tandoor Dishes, Onion & Chili Naan and Chicken Curry
- Price (approx.): 7-10 EUROS
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Indian Tandoori Masala
Want to try the kind of food that tickles your taste buds, like your grandma’s chicken curry? One of the most authentic Indian restaurants in Athens is the Indian Tandoori Masala. Fairly on the expensive side, the restaurant has some of the best chefs who curate some exquisite dishes for the guests. The breathtaking interior of a traditional Indian diner will take you on a culinary trip to India and walk your senses through its culture and tradition.
The restaurant uses the freshest ingredients and spices from India to prepare the zesty and mouth-watering meals their menu has to offer. The staff at the restaurant is also very generous and patient. The Indian Tandoori Masala has some special traditional Indian desserts that will leave your sweet tooth wanting more.
- Location: 2 Karaiskaki 15 & Aisopoy, Athens 105 54, Greece\
- Contact: +30 21 0325 5131
- Specialities: Lamb Bhuna, Chicken Butter Masala, Lamb Kebabs, Chicken Curry and Indian Masala Tea
- Price (approx.): 20 EUROS
Royal Curry House
Located in the heart of Athens, The Royal curry house is one of the Indian restaurants in Athens that serves some delicious delicacies. The restaurant offers a variety of dishes from the Asian, Indian, Bangladeshi, Pakistani, and Sri Lankan cuisines on the menu. It attracts customers in great number due to the wide-ranging menu and the authentic taste of the homeland in each dish it serves.
The restaurant is also into catering for many events like meeting, conferences, birthday parties and even wedding ceremonies. The restaurant has over 100 vegan and vegetarian dishes on the menu each of which you will definitely savour.
- Location: Voulgari 7, Athina 104 37, Greece
- Contact: +30 21 5535 9222
- Specialties: Chicken Tikka Masala, Samosa, Spring Roll and Kheer
- Price (approx.): 10 EUROS
Situated close to the famous Platia Sintagmatos and the Greek parliament, The Indian Kitchen is now among one of the popular Indian restaurants in Athens. Tourists from all over the world visit the Platia Sintagmatos; thus, everyone craving for some hot and zesty food head to the restaurant.
It offers both indoor and outdoor seating making it a perfect place to even chill with your friends in the evening, with a beer in your hand. Quality food blended in the mix of the most authentic Indian spices makes the food here delicious. Customer’s comfort and satisfaction are the top priority of the restaurant. Apart from some sizzling Indian dishes, the place also offers a variety of wine and beers to go with your food.
- Location: Apollonos 6, Athina 10557
- Contact: +30 21 0323 7720
- Specialties: Vegetable Samosa, Chicken Tandoori, Chicken Vindallo, Lamb Karahi and Mango Lassi
- Price (approx.): 12-15 EUROS
ABC Indian Restaurant
Located between Omonia Square and Monastiraki, ABC Indian Restaurant provides good quality Indian food at cheap prices. The restaurant uses the traditional Indian cooking methods to prepare some of the most authentic dishes the tow has to offer.
It is situated on the side of the road, with both indoor and outdoor seating. Known for the zesty south Asian food, the restaurant serves an assortment of different dishes, both vegetarian and non-vegetarian. The ambience of the place is decent and is perfect for an evening rendezvous. So drop by and taste the food here, it will surely entice your taste buds.
- Location: Athinas 36, Athens 10551, Greece
- Contact: +30 21 0325 5017
- Specialities: Veal Soup, Seekh Kebab, Chana Masala, Shahi Morg Korma, Samosa and mango lassi
- Price (approx.): 7-10 EUROS
We are sure, you will fall in love with the culture, traditions and festivals of Athens once you visit it. It is a lovely city with some great attractions. But make sure you go out and dine in some of these amazing Indian restaurants in Athens, which will take you back to India for a while and remind you of home.