The Best Indian Restaurants In Calgary, Canada

Vindaloo | © stu_spivack/Flickr
Vindaloo | © stu_spivack/Flickr
Photo of Paige Watts
9 February 2017

Calgary, as the largest city in the Alberta province, has a great selection of places serving Indian cuisine. Read on to find out what our picks are for the best Indian restaurants in this metropolitan Canadian city.

Mango Shiva

Restaurant, Indian, Contemporary, $$$
Located in the heart of downtown Calgary, Mango Shiva is a family-owned and operated restaurant. It has modern indoor decor with a nod to traditional Indian motifs and an outdoor patio area. Mango Shiva serves age-old Indian recipes that have been recreated with modern techniques and a special flair. If you are looking for a good brunch spot, Mango Shiva has you covered for that too. This spot offers classic breakfast favorites with an Indian twist.


A classy Indian establishment offering delicious and authentic Indian food, Namskar has also been featured as one of the best Asian restaurants in Calgary. You can order online for delivery or pick-up as well as dine in with their exceptionally friendly service in their elegant dining space. Namskar offers a buffet for lunch and an à la carte menu for dinner. They serve plenty of wholesome and healthy meat and vegetarian options made with various fresh, hand-picked Asian herbs and spices.

202 16 Ave NE, Calgary, AB, Canada, +1 403 230 4447

Spice 7

Restaurant, Pakistani
Chana masala with naan
Chana masala with naan | © Jennifer/Flickr
Tucked away in Calgary’s trendy Eau Claire neighborhood is Spice 7. This little restaurant serves a mash-up of authentic Indian and Pakistani cuisine in a quiet and upscale atmosphere. The food comes spicy and there are plenty of vegetarian selections available. The regal interior decor is authentic enough to transport you from Calgary to South Asia for the night.

Moti Mahal

Restaurant, Indian, Vegetarian, $$$
Moti Mahal is an East Indian family-owned restaurant that has been serving kashmiri dishes to Calgary for 28 years. All of their food is served family-style in the center of the table and sharing is encouraged. Moti Mahal takes you through the experience of the curry, the centerpiece of the Indian meal. However, their menu also offers a variety of rice dishes, vegetarian dishes, dhals, paneers, and tandoori items. Moti Mahal also has a second location in Midnapore Mall.

Tamarind East Indian Restaurant

Restaurant, Indian, Contemporary, $$$
Vindaloo | © stu_spivack/Flickr
Tamarind serves East Indian cuisine inspired by street food the owner found while traveling in India. Tamarind adds an interesting flavor to traditional Indian favorites by tweaking regional sauces, curries, and spices to elevate the spiciness. The restaurant offers a full force of flavors in dishes like chicken samosas with cilantro-infused yogurt and a vinegar-infused lamb vindaloo. Located in Calgary’s Panorama neighborhood, Tamarind provides guests with excellent service and has very modern decor. They also offer online ordering for pickup or delivery.

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