15 Best Indian Restaurants in Jersey City, New Jersey

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Indian fare is as diverse as the town of Jersey City itself. This expansive country has many variations of popular cuisines spanning from north to south with flavorful dishes defining each region. Thankfully, Jersey City has plenty of options to choose from, in a section of town that’s earned the nickname, “Little Bombay.”

With so many choices, we narrowed it down to the best 15 Indian restaurants to help you find your new favorite spot.

VaibhaV Indian Spice Journey

Restaurant, Indian, Vegetarian, Vegan, $$$

Come to VaibhaV Indian Spice Journey not just for that epic name (right?) but for the relaxed atmosphere and the all you can eat buffets. Even though it’s BYOB, you’ll want to taste their artisanal tea selections and enjoy a herbal drink or two. While you’re here try their Chicken Lollipop for some serious Indian comfort food.

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Persis Biryani Indian Grill

Restaurant, Indian, $$$

Generous portions and authentic Indian dishes with a spicy kick are the signature characteristics of Persis Biryani Indian Grill. Like many of Jersey City’s Indian restaurants, it’s located in the Journal Square neighborhood, which makes it easily accessible by PATH train. For a taste of what they have to offer, try their Tandoori Chicken and kabobs.

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Biryani Pot

Restaurant, Indian, $$$
Biryani Pot is known for their fresh ingredients and for serving Indian food with a modern flair. Order their signature dish, a biryani, which is a spiced rice dish with a selection of meats, plus egg, yogurt and dried fruits. Biryani Pot also happens to be a Hyberabadi-Indian-chain restaurant but thanks to its fresh and well-cooked food, you’d never even know.
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Lotus

Restaurant, Indian, Asian, Vegetarian, $$$
Lotus is a local favorite thanks to its relaxed atmosphere, charming storefront and authentic Indian food that’s as good dining in as it is when you take out. Swing by Lotus for some of their Goat Biryani and Chicken Bhunya, plus vegan and vegetarian fare as well.
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Shah Taj

Restaurant, Indian

If you’re looking for the ultimate hidden gem and local fave, look no further than Shah Taj. While its no-frills exterior could easily deter you from the curbside, here you can find some of the best Indian food in town. Located on Grove Street, come here for a home cooked meal and as they advertise on the front, plenty of Indian “sweets.”

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