8 Best Indian Restaurants In Honolulu, Hawaii

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Beautiful Honolulu is one of the top destinations for many in Hawaii. You will find lots of historic landmarks, luxurious shops, beautiful beaches, and a wide variety of good food to eat. There are lots of restaurants that can satisfy and tickle the taste buds of everyone. Among the famous cuisines, there are a number of Indian restaurants in Honolulu. Indian cuisine is known as the friendliest around the world. It is famous for its unique spices and exotic ingredients that are perfectly matched together to give you the best-tasting meals. You can never go wrong with Indian food because you will taste salty, sweet, sour, and spicy in all the dishes! Here is a list of the best Indian restaurants in Honolulu, Hawaii.

1. Kamana Kitchen

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Kamana Kitchen is an Indian restaurant in Honolulu that serves authentic Indian cuisine. It is considered a famous restaurant and already has four branches in the state. The branch in Honolulu is a simple place with yellow painted walls—which match the Indian paintings—and simple tables and chairs. The menu includes appetizers, vegetarian fare, lamb, chicken, tandoori, royal platters, and seafood dishes. You must try the best seller—tandoori. It is comprised of authentic dishes cooked in a clay oven that originated in northern India. You can choose from chicken, lamb, shrimp, or mixed grill tandoori. Grab the chance to taste the best authentic Indian food in Kamana Kitchen.

Kamana Kitchen

Address: 1104 Bishop St, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA

Website: Kamana Kitchen

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 10am - 9pm (closed on Sun)

2. Bombay Palace

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Our Dining Room is open for Lunch & Dinner! Lunch: 11:30am – 1:30pm Dinner: 5:00pm – 8:30pm Come join us for Authentic Indian Cuisine!

Posted by Bombay Palace on Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Bombay Palace is known for its halal meat. Halal in Arabic means permissible. Therefore, halal meat adheres to Islamic law. The restaurant is very spacious—the kitchen and dining area are together in one place. It allows the guests to observe how the food is prepared. You can also have some drinks at the bar. The menu includes appetizers, biryanis, tandoori bread, and house wine. The freshly baked tandoori bread is perfectly matched with homemade cottage cheese or paneer. Another must-try is the Chef’s Special—lamb rogan josh, which has tender pieces of lamb with a unique yogurt-based sauce.

Bombay Palace

Address: 1778 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA

Website: Bombay Palace

Opening hours: 11:30am - 2pm, 5pm - 10pm (daily)

3. Cafe Maharani

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Cafe Maharani welcomes you into its beautifully designed interior, painted peach and with vibrant decorations on the walls. The tables and chairs also match the cultural ambiance to make you feel fully immersed in Indian cuisine. Cafe Maharani focuses on mixing traditional and new dishes without losing the authentic flavors of India. Here you can create your own naan, which is freshly baked tandoori bread. Then add a choice of meat and toppings. You must try the house specialty—Maharani’s Special Kebabs, which is served with the famous naan bread.

Cafe Maharani

Address: 2509 S King St, Honolulu, HI 96826, USA

Website: Cafe Maharani

Opening hours: 5pm - 10pm (daily)

4. Himalayan Kitchen

Posted by Himalayan Kitchen on Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Looking for authentic Indian and Nepali food? Himalayan Kitchen is the place to be! The spacious restaurant has an indoor and outdoor seating, perfect for big groups. The beautiful setting of the restaurant will definitely please you as you take bites of its freshly prepared dishes. You are sure to have meals made from fresh ingredients by friendly staff. The daily specials include a wide variety of options, including appetizers, salad, curry, and vegetarian dishes. Make sure you go for the chicken vindaloo that has the chef’s special sour and spicy sauce.

Himalayan Kitchen

Address: 1137 11th Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816, USA

Website: Himalayan Kitchen

Opening hours: Tue - Fri: 11am - 2pm, 5pm - 10pm; Sat - Mon: 5pm - 10pm

5. India Bazaar Madras Curry

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Posted by India Bazaar on Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Another fascinating Indian restaurant in Honolulu, Hawaii, is India Bazaar Madras Curry. Here you can find a wide range of curry—from chicken to mushroom and vegetable. All plates are already served with basmati rice, which is a fragrant and long-grained type of rice. Most meals on the menu are vegan and gluten-free, and you can customize your choice to be served with either chicken or vegetables. You can also pick the serving size—with four available. Be sure to taste the appetizing curry dishes that are guaranteed to captivate your taste buds.

India Bazaar Madras Curry

Address: 2320 S King St, Honolulu, HI 96826, USA

Website: India Bazaar Madras Curry

Opening hours: Mon & Wed - Sat: 11am - 3pm (closed on Tue & Sun)

6. Govinda's Restaurant

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Govinda’s Restaurant offers an interesting mix of flavors in its high-quality vegetarian buffet. Dine in a calm and relaxing atmosphere both indoors and out. The different menu daily will definitely surprise you with a fusion of unique vegan dishes. It will make you want to go back another day and taste more! Do not forget to try the famous lasagna and all the greens at the salad bar. This place is perfect for relaxing, as you dine outdoors next to a huge banyan tree.

Govinda's Restaurant

Address: 51 Coelho Wy, Honolulu, HI 96817, USA

Website: Govinda’s Restaurant

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 11am - 2pm (closed on Sun)

7. Ganesh Dosa

The best place to have dosa in Hawaii is no other than Ganesh Dosa. This food stand serves gluten-free and vegan dosas. These are Indian crepes made from rice and lentils that were fermented. Aside from its unique fusion recipes, the restaurant also serves traditional potato masala dosa. A must-try is the Chef’s Recommendation Dosa, which has potatoes, avocados, tomatoes, cheese, and coconut chutney. The perfect dessert would be the Sweet Tooth—with bananas, strawberry, and shredded coconut topped with your choice of syrup.

Ganesh Dosa

Address: Ohana Hale Marketplace, 333 Ward Ave, Honolulu, HI 96814, USA

Website: Ganesh Dosa

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 10am - 7:30pm; Sun: 10am - 4:30pm

8. Komala Curry House

Komala Curry House is one of the oldest Indian restaurants in Honolulu, which opened in 1995. The restaurant has two branches that offer a very cozy ambiance. It is famous for its tasty, affordable, and healthy curry. The spices the chefs use each have health benefits. Turmeric is rich in antioxidants, legumes are low in fat and high in fiber, cumin can ease stiffness and pain—and many more herbal spices. The whole menu includes salads, snacks, lamb, chicken dishes, and dessert. You can choose between having a mini or a regular plate for serving size. You will definitely enjoy the different and unique flavors of curry, including potato, lamb, chicken, and green banana bean curry.

Komala Curry House

Address: 1111 & 700 Bishop St, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA

Website: Komala Curry House

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 10:30am - 3pm (closed on Sat - Sun)

Taste the unique dishes of the Indian cuisine

During your stay in Honolulu, whether you are a resident or a guest, do not forget to visit these Indian restaurants. Feast your eyes on the colorful atmosphere of the venues, and tickle your taste buds with the Indian dishes on offer. Remember to bring some company along for a more enjoyable dining experience.

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