Can you find a great curry in Hong Kong? The answer is a resounding yes. In recent years the city's South Asian cuisine has come on by leaps and bounds, and these days many of Hong Hong's Indian restaurants have garnered Michelin stars and other prestigious accolades. From traditional curry houses to smart fine dining destinations, Quandoo follows the heady scent of cumin and turmeric to bring you the very best Indian restaurants in Hong Kong.
There are several excellent restaurants in Hong Kong serving up Indian cuisine with a modern twist. Places such as Jashan in the Central district offer clever new takes on favourites such as Bombay chicken and rogan josh. Expect refined, elegant décor, brightened with touches of modern Indian art and mosaic-work. Their quiet ambience makes these a prime choice for business lunches and intimate dinners as well as for curry aficionados who want savour great food without distractions. Many such places provide well-balanced set menus which are a handy option for newcomers to Indian cuisine.
By contrast, Hong Kong also has many Indian restaurants offering a more traditional approach. For instance, colourful establishments such as Gaylord in Tsim Sha Tsui draw in customers in the evenings with live Indian music and dancing. Settle into an alcove decked out with brocaded fabric, beads and light hangings before working your way through a range of delicious soups, samosas, kebabs and curries. There are also several curry houses focusing on regional cuisine, like Mansarover in Tung Chung, which rustles up delicious North Indian recipes such as murgh makhani, a mild, buttery chicken dish from the Punjab.
Hong Kong's Indian restaurants are full of appealing choices for vegetarians. You can always kick off a meal with a few onion bhaji, some saag paneer scooped up with naan bread or a crispy papad sprinkled with a tangy salad topping. Central in Sheung Wan offers a particularly broad selection of popular mains such as chole masala (chickpea curry), aloo gobi (a mix of potato and cauliflower steeped in spices) and malai kofta (veggie-balls in a rich sauce) – just one example of the Indian restaurants catering to vegetarians that you'll find on Quandoo.