Top Indian Restaurants In Joburg


Whether you’re a fan of spicy food or are just looking for something to warm you up this winter, Indian food is always a winner! For as long as I can remember, curry has been a big thing in my family when it comes to the colder months of the year. From chicken korma to tandoori curries and everything in-between, here is our list of the Top 10 Indian Restaurants in Joburg!

Royal Punjab

My family and I went to this small Indian restaurant in Heathway Square to celebrate a birthday. I loved their lamb korma with basmati rice and some delicious garlic and herb naan bread! Depending on what you order, it can be a bit pricey, but it definitely left me feeling like I needed to be rolled out of the restaurant!

Details: Shop 96, Heathway Square, Randburg | Tel: 011 431 3960

Red Chilli Spice

If you are looking for a spot for some yummy and affordable Indian food along with some ice cold craft beer, then make sure you make a stop at Red Chilli Spice! If you really love your beer, then make sure you head through on Tuesdays for their weekly Beer Connoisseur Night, where you will receive a complimentary craft beer with your meal!

For more information, visit their website.


Being voted as the best Indian restaurant in Joburg, stop by for some spicy Indian curries at Swad in Killarney Mall. The Kari Varuval sound like a definite winner in my books! Tender cuts of lamb cooked in tomato-onion gravy with Chettinad spices (peppercorns, cinnamon, bay leaves, nutmeg, green and red chillies)!

For more information, visit their website.


I have always enjoyed the spicy delights from Thava. This is definitely one of my favourite spots when I am on the hunt for some delicious curry to warm me up! They can be a bit pricey, but it is definitely worth it! The Lamb Khorma is a definite winner … pieces of lamb cooked in a cashew nut and cream sauce  yum!

For more information, visit their website.

The Raj At Montecasino

From Bhoona to Karai, The Raj Indian Restaurant has it all! They have a great selection of curries to choose from, whether you are in the mood for chicken, beef or lamb! This spot can also be a bit pricey, but once you taste it you won’t be thinking about your wallet.

For more information, visit their website.

The Classic India At Cedar Square

With authentic flavours of North Indian cuisine sure to satisfy any curry craving, head down to Classic India and experience India in Joburg! And, if you wish to sip on a nice glass of wine during your meal, they have an extensive selection of the finest wines from the Western Cape to complement your meal! I definitely love the sounds of the Bhoona Gosht Kalimirch! Chunks of boneless lamb roasted in tawa with black pepper, cooked in the chef’s special gravy … to die for!

For more information, visit their website.

Vikram’s Banjaara

This Indian restaurant has some of the best curry I have ever tasted! We ordered out from them for a friend’s birthday and everyone enjoyed it! They have a large selection to choose from, like samosa starters, chicken dishes, fish and prawn dishes, lamb and even vegetarian options! And the naan breads are divine!

For more information, visit their website.

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