In the middle of all the action down Tsim Sha Tsui’s Ashley Road – indeed, amid the clutch of restaurants and bars in the Ashley Centre – Gaylord Indian Restaurant reigns supreme over Indian cuisine, whipping culinary classics into shapes worthy of the Michelin Guide. A landmark Hong Kong Indian restaurant since 1972, Gaylord’s reputation extends far beyond the shores of the city. Not only is the food supremely good, but Gaylord likes to keep things even more exotic with live nightly entertainment, including traditional Indian dancers. Be sure to book well in advance.
Gaylord Indian Restaurant’s pedigree is hard to match in Hong Kong. Established in 1972,
Gaylord is a veteran of the South Asian culinary scene in a city notorious for its discerning
palates and high restaurant turnover (and we mean here founding and foundering, rather than
turning a profit!). The restaurant itself has seen Tsim Sha Tsui grow up around it, transforming
into a cosmopolitan hub. Ashley Road in particular is a famous nightspot, known for its bars and
eateries, and this is where you can find Gaylord, sitting pretty in the Ashley Centre, decked out
elegantly with multiple alcoves set around the dining room walls that are ideal for an intimate,
And what a rendezvous a night at Gaylord Indian Restaurant can be! Open seven days a week for two sittings – lunch from noon until 2:30pm and dinner from 6pm until 11pm – the best time to catch a truly immersive Indian cultural and culinary experience is in the evening, when this inimitable Tsim Sha Tsui Indian restaurant dims the lights and lets a roster of Indian dancers and musicians grace the dining room. It’s times like these that you should consider booking Gaylord for a group session. In truth, however, the star of the show is of course the food, and Gaylord’s menu is one of the most comprehensive and authentic in Hong Kong. Begin with traditional shuruat and shorba (starters and soups), before ordering a round of sanghisathi (sides) and a selection of tandoori and vegetarian delights. Seafood figures large here, too, while biryani and plenty of tandoorifresh Indian breads complete a feast you won’t forget.
I love the lamb curry most of all. Also thank you for having the band sing "Happy Birthday" Indian style, that was funny and unique.
Great food and nice live music as well. Very friendly waiter. Price is moderate and absolutely fine. Will come again for sure next time when in Hong Kong.
Great lunch buffet, delicious food, vast selection but not much service. Would go again. Convenient location. Clean and quiet setting. Their samosas are a must try!