In Indian culture, food isn’t just sustenance for the body; it’s nourishment for the soul, a connection to our roots. It’s the aroma of a beloved dish that can transport us back in time, evoking memories and emotions that no time machine can replicate. As someone who spent formative years in India but has since embraced an international lifestyle for over two decades, we understand the profound significance of ‘home food’.
For most of us, our mother’s cooking sets the highest standard for a good meal. It’s closely followed by the local baker’s delights, the flavors of a quaint dhaba, or the sweets from a cherished halwai. The scent of authentic Indian cuisine has the power to recreate cherished childhood memories, from the sheer joy of a favorite dinner to the reluctant consumption of vegetables, always with the promise of a delightful dessert.
In India, food is intricately woven into the fabric of celebrations and daily life. With its vast and diverse landscape, India offers a wealth of culinary experiences that could rival an entire continent. Beyond India’s borders, Indian cuisine is often simplistically equated with Tandoori chicken, basmati rice, naan, samosas, and papadams. While these dishes are undoubtedly popular, they only scratch the surface of the rich tapestry that is authentic Indian cuisine.
To guide you through this diverse and delectable culinary landscape, we’ve curated a list of Indian food restaurants in Amsterdam. Some of them offer convenient takeaway and delivery services through thuisbezorgd.nl, Ubereats, and Deliveroo.
Gandhi Restaurant, strategically located just a short 7-minute stroll from Amsterdam’s Central Station, has been a culinary landmark in Centrum for over 15 years. Our establishment is a harmonious collaboration of exceptional chefs, skilled cooks, and a dedicated professional staff.
Our commitment is to provide you with the highest quality Indian cuisine in a warm and inviting setting. At the heart of our offerings is our deep passion for Indian food, a passion that is tastefully reflected in our menu. Drawing inspiration from traditional Indian dishes, our menu showcases an array of vibrant creations, including cheese, milk, chicken, and fish, all meticulously prepared to cater to sophisticated palates.
At The Indian Kitchen in Amstelveen, they take immense pride in being a family favorite. Their menu boasts an array of delicacies, from the rich and creamy butter chicken to aromatic biryani, succulent kebabs, flavorful koftas, and the ever-popular tandoori naan. It’s a culinary adventure that promises something for every palate.
For their non-vegetarian patrons, our top recommendations include savoring the indulgent butter chicken, perfectly paired with garlic naan, and the tantalizing kebab platter. And for those with a penchant for vegetarian delights, we suggest starting with their appetizing vegetarian starter platter. Follow it up with the wholesome flavors of Kadai paneer, creamy dal makhani, and our freshly baked naan.
Whether you’re a meat lover or a vegetarian enthusiast, The Indian Kitchen has carefully crafted dishes to please your taste buds.
Location – Karel Doormanweg 6-8, 1181 WE, Amstelveen, 020 6415 340
When you’re in the mood for spicy and flavor-packed Indian street food, step into Indian Street Food & Co. They take immense pride in serving some of the most authentic and delicious Indian street food you’ll find outside of India. As you peruse their menu, you’ll quickly discover that trying just one dish won’t do justice to the incredible range of flavors we offer.
Location – Karel Doormanweg 16, 1181 WE, Amstelveen, 020 441 4661
At Tummy Treats in Westwijk, they bring you an authentic South Indian food experience. While their menu features a wide array of dishes from across India, the true highlights of their offerings include Dosa, Uttapam, Idli, and other South Indian delicacies. Don’t miss out on the irresistible paneer tikka and aaloo kulchas. Just a tip: Dosa is best enjoyed dining in, as takeaway or delivery may affect its signature crispness.
Location – Westwijk 88, 1187 LV, Amstelveen, 020 2386399
At Pind Punjabi, which translates to “Village from Punjab,” they stay true to their name by serving truly authentic North Indian cuisine. For a delightful start, we recommend trying our Tandoori Sizzler, a starter that encapsulates the essence of their flavors.
Location – Van Woustraat 240, 1037 NC, Amsterdam, 020 3583086
Established in 1981, Mayur holds the distinction of being one of Amsterdam’s pioneering Indian restaurants. As a personal favorite, their vegetarian Thali has won the hearts of many for its diverse and delectable offerings. Experience a taste of tradition and quality at Mayur, where they’ve been delighting guests since the early ’80s.
Location – Korte Leidsedwarsstraat 203, 1017 RB, Amsterdam, 020 623 2142
Tulsi Indian restaurant redefines fine dining with options for both indoor and terrace seating. A delightful establishment, offering special menus designed for two, four, and six diners. These menus not only allow you to savor a variety of dishes but also prove to be budget-friendly. For a sensational start to your meal, we recommend the Pani Puri for its explosive burst of flavors.
Location – Van Woustraat 212, 1073 NA, Amsterdam, 020 331 6403
True to its name, Sizz Indian Fusion is your destination for a culinary journey that blends the rich tapestry of Indian spices and herbs into innovative and distinctive dishes. Beyond the delectable cuisine, it’s their creative food presentation that captures attention, and their selection of delicious cocktails that make every visit unforgettable.
For your convenience, we offer a 10% discount on take-away orders. Our doors are open seven days a week for lunch and dinner, from 12:00 PM to 12:00 AM on weekdays. During weekends, we extend our dining hours to cater to your late-night cravings, from 12:00 PM to 3:00 AM.
Whether you hail from North India or South India, the infusion of traditional flavors in the delectable dishes at Gandhi Restaurant promises to leave a lasting impression.
We cater to the discerning tastes of Indian food enthusiasts, ensuring that our menu features a variety of dishes crafted with fresh and wholesome vegetables. For non-vegetarian connoisseurs, we have creatively reimagined classics, with standout offerings such as Chicken tikka tandoori, King prawn korma, seekh kabab, and Boti kabab. At Indian Restaurant Gandhi, we’re dedicated to delivering the best of Indian cuisine, prepared with love and served with a warm smile.