Indian food in Cleveland
Indian cuisine comes in a variety of styles in Cleveland. (Photo: pork curry and rice 1 image by Brett Mulcahy from Fotolia.com )
When you think of the words, "Cleveland, " and "Indian, " you're more likely to conjure up images of hot dogs and peanuts than goat curry and lentils. However, Cleveland is home to a number of Indian restaurants. These restaurants have created a varied dining scene throughout the city, with Northern, Southern and Hakka styles of Indian cooking.
Cuisine of India
Cuisine of India offers Northern Indian cuisine, with additional dishes prepared in the Hakka style—a fusion of Indian and Chinese cooking techniques. The restaurant also serves Tandoori food and vegan dishes. The menu offers the full array of Indian appetizers and soups, and lamb, chicken, seafood, tofu and vegetarian dishes. Many breads and desserts are prepared on the premises by the restaurant's chefs. An all-you-can-eat buffet is available Tuesday through Sunday. Cuisine of India 6857 W. 130th St. Cleveland, OH 44130 440-842-5907 thecuisineofindia.com
While many Indian restaurants serve authentic food, Café Tandoor provides an authentic Indian dining experience. Cooking is Tandoor style, with Nepalese and Indian chefs preparing dishes in a clay oven. All dishes are made to order, and served Indian-style at your table, allowing you to create your own combinations of rice, meats, vegetables and breads. The menu offers appetizers, soups, curries, kabobs, masalas, biryanis, Tandoori and vegetarian dishes. A varied dessert menu is available. Dishes are served mildly spiced, with more spice available on request. Café Tandoor 2096 South Taylor Rd. Cleveland Heights, OH 44118 216-371-8500 96 Barrington Town Center Aurora, OH 44202 330-562-5334 30030 Detroit Rd. Westlake, OH 44145 440-835-7999 cafetandoorcleveland.com
India Garden is a moderately priced, traditional Indian restaurant with a twist—the restaurant claims to be the first restaurant in the United States to offer Hakka cuisine, a fusion of Indian and Chinese cooking techniques. India Garden roasts its spices daily and prepares all meals to order. The extensive menu features soups, appetizers, Tandoori, curry, kabob and other preparations of lamb, chicken, goat, tofu and vegetables. More than 10 choices of breads are available, as well as a section of desserts. 18405 Detroit Rd. Lakewood, OH 44107 216-221-0676 indiagardencleveland.com