Arlington Indian Food, Virginia

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The Indian cuisine is as diverse as its culture, languages, regions and its climate. Every major region of India brings its own unique dishes and subtle variations to popular dishes. Aromatic spices are the essence of Indian cuisine. Extensive listings of authentic indian food restaurants and cuisine serving the Indian community.



Spice Kraft Indian Bistro     » Directions & Maps

1135 N Highland St Arlington Virginia VA   Phone: 703 527 5666
A Boutique Indian Bistro offering Classic & Modern Indian food & Vegan, Gluten-free option.

Kohinoor Dhaba     » Directions & Maps

2800 South Eads Street Arlington Virginia VA   Phone: 703 778 5005
No-frills restaurant offering Indian standards like naan & curries, plus a delivery option.

Urban Tandoor     » Directions & Maps

801 N Quincy St Arlington Virginia VA   Phone: 703 567 1432
Window-wrapped restaurant for Nepalese dumplings, India's tandoori grills & specialties, plus a bar.

Best Indian Restaurant     » Directions & Maps

2800 S Eads St Arlington Virginia VA
Indian classics & all-you-can-eat buffet lunches, served in a low-key traditional dining room.

City Kabob House     » Directions & Maps

3007 Columbia Pike Arlington Virginia VA   Phone: 571 257 8816
A menu of Indian & Pakistani classic dishes & lunch buffet, plus take-out & delivery options.

Masala Express     » Directions & Maps

2622 N Pershing Dr A Arlington Virginia VA   Phone: 703 567 1067
Curries, tandoori specialties & other traditional Indian dishes are supplied at this simple eatery.

Delhi Dhaba     » Directions & Maps

2424 Wilson Boulevard Arlington Virginia VA   Phone: 703 524 0008
No-frills spot with cafeteria-style service offering classic Indian dishes & patio seating.








Indian food for beginners! what to order?

One thing you have to remember about Indian food is that it is not a generic cuisine. It is intensely regional (north indian, south indian, bengali, kerala, goan) and what you should order should correspond with the regionality of the restaurant you are at! If you are a first timer, go easy on spice - mild.

Appetizer's

Assorted appetizer sampler is fail proof
tandoori chicken (bbq), paneer pakoras (veg), kababs, seek kabobs, veggie samosas, tiger prawns

Non Vegetarian Indian Food

chicken tikka masala, butter chicken (makhani chicken), tandoori dishes, Mutton Rogan Josh, chicken biryani, goan vindaloo

Vegetarian India Food / Vegan Food

saag paneer, malai kofta, palak paneer, gobi manchurian, chickpeas, baingan bharta, matar paneer, aloo matar

Chaat Places (Indian Street Food)

vada pav, pani puri, bhel puri, dahi puri, dosa, idli, dahi vadas, uttapams, mysore masala dosa

Vegan Food

Naan bread in indianrestaurants is likely be made with yogurt
onion or cauliflower or okra bhajis, vegetable samosas and vegetable pakoras are all vegan. vegetable curry, veggie vindaloo, chana masala/chole, sambar, vegetable biryani are other options

Gluten Free Options

Tandoori chicken, fish, and shrimp are almost always gluten-free, Indian spices are gluten free, with the exception of something called "hing", Always ask for Gluten Free Menu to be on the safe side.


The cuisine of India is characterized by the use of various spices, herbs and other vegetables grown in India and also for the widespread practice of vegetarianism across many sections of its society. Each family of Indian cuisine is characterized by a wide assortment of dishes and cooking techniques. As a consequence, it varies from region to region, reflecting the varied demographics of the ethnically diverse Indian subcontinent.

Vegetables are an integral part of indian food and consume them in a number of ways. For pure vegetarians India is a heaven. India can boast for its innumerable varieties of tasty and nutritious vegetarian dishes. Indians like their vegetable curries real hot 'n' spicy and so add a number of spices to make them really exotic. These are also prepared using different methods of cooking like baking, boiling, frying etc. We offer a number of tempting Indian vegetarain recipes of dishes like Navratan Korma, Shahi Paneer etc. to the connoisseurs of taste.

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