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Exploring Kelowna’s Best Indian Restaurants 

a top-down view of two butter chicken dishes with rice served at a kelowna east indian restaurant

Stepping into any one of Kelowna’s Indian restaurants, you’ll find a rich tapestry of spices and flavours. From the bustling streets of Delhi to the regal courts of the Mughals, each recipe and menu item brings a unique facet of Indian cuisine to your table. So, whether you’re a seasoned enthusiast or are looking to try something new, these Indian food restaurants are ready to take you on a savoury adventure. 

6 Indian Restaurants to Check Out Tonight

Chutney Cuisine in India

For over 20 years, Chutney has been Kelowna’s premiere spot for sharing delightful flavours with the locals. Big plates, rich sauces, and a choice of spice levels ensure everyone’s happy with their meals. Plus, if you have any dietary restrictions, they’re very attentive and can make adjustments and recommendations to suit. Make sure to try their Coconut Curry or their Mint and Coriander Chicken.

3011 Pandosy St, Kelowna, BC
3 min drive (1 km) from The Shore

Made in India

Named the best Indian restaurant for 2023, Made in India is Kelowna’s place to be. They offer generous portions, fast and friendly service, and plenty of spice if you’re looking for it. Whether you’re dining in or taking out, this gem of a spot is not to be missed. We recommend the samosas and Mango Chicken. 

1790 KLO Rd, Kelowna, BC
6 min drive (3.3 km) from The Shore

closeup of a hand with mint green nail polish, holding two samosas at a kelowna indian restaurant; against a yellow background

Taaz Restaurant

Enjoy the great ambiance and friendly service that Taaz has to offer. With rich and flavourful curries and delicious classics like their veggie pakoras or butter chicken, this restaurant is a favourite for many locals. Their Party Hall is also a great spot to have an event or get-together with its capacity of 50, music, dance area, and a choice between buffet-style or a-la-carte ordering.

1687 Pandosy St, Kelowna, BC
8 min drive (3.7 km) from The Shore

Dosa Crepe Cafe

Blending a fusion between South Indian Dosa, and French crepes, Dosa Crepe Cafe is a cute little shop to try out for lunch or dinner. Using the freshest ingredients available, they offer South Indian dosa, all day long. While they have great sweet crepes, their savoury dosas are really the star of the show. A personal favourite of ours is the chicken curry with potato masala. It comes with a small bowl of Sambar soup and a couple of dips to entice your tastebuds. Top it off with a delicious South Indian coffee.

523 Bernard Ave, Kelowna, BC
9 min drive (3.8 km) from The Shore

a chicken curry masala dosa at Dosa Crepe Cafe in Kelowna

Dawett Fine Indian Cuisine

Step into Dawett Fine Indian Cuisine, and you’ll be transported to a regal dining experience reminiscent of the Mughal era. Known for its opulent decor and impeccable service, Dawett is a haven for those appreciating the finer nuances of Indian cuisine. The menu features a wide array of dishes, from creamy kormas to fiery curries, ensuring a feast fit for royalty.

1435 Ellis St, Kelowna, BC
9 min drive (4 km) from The Shore

Shambhu’s Spice House Cuisine of India

For a culinary experience that seamlessly blends traditional Indian flavours with trendy twists, look no further than Shambhu’s. Though it’s a little further from the Shore than the other restaurants on this list, this place is a must-try. With subtle nods to contemporary culinary techniques, their menu offers a variety of Indian takeaway and dining options, including tandoor, paneer, veggies, meat, kebabs, and chaat, as well as vegetarian and non-vegetarian alternatives. We especially like the Pani Puri, Dahi Puri and their Biryanis. 

112 Gray Rd, Kelowna, BC
15 min drive (10.6 km) from The Shore

Adding Some Spice to Life

So whether you crave the fiery spices of South India or the delicate flavours from the North, there are plenty of options when it comes to Indian food in Kelowna and you’ll never be disappointed, no matter which you choose.

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