1. August 1 Five (San Francisco, California)
August 1 Five is a modern Indian restaurant named for the date commemorating India’s independence from British rule. Located in the heart of San Francisco’s Civic Center neighborhood. So named to commemorate the date of India’s independence from the British, August 1 Five provides a fine dining experience that combines traditional Indian cuisine with modern innovations in a beautifully furnished dining room. Executive chef “Manish Tyagi” who was born and raised in India, uses his experience of living and traveling throughout his home country to combine traditional dishes with produce and a bit of style from Northern California.
2. Bombay Darbar (Miami, Florida)
Find deliciously authentic Indian cuisine in Miami’s Coconut Grove neighborhood at a reasonable price when you dine at Bombay Darbar. Try the delicious biryani or favorites such as the flavorful mango chicken curry and lamb rogan josh (boneless lamb cooked in a tomato curry with yogurt and spices). They represent a dynamic mix of cultural & culinary backgrounds that bring you an impeccable and delicious dining experience with genuine and authentic Indian Cuisine. You will love the atmosphere of this hotel.
3. Cumin (Chicago, Illinois)
Cumin Restaurant: modern Nepalese and Indian cuisine, has taken up the task of bringing you the absolute taste of the Indian sub-continent as well as the Himalayas of Nepal. Explore the food of Nepal alongside the flavors of the rest of the Indian subcontinent at Chicago’s Cumin. It is run by Nepalese brothers Rajesh and Sanjeev Karmacharya, who make sure to bring you the best of Nepal’s cuisine. Here you will love to eat chicken momos (large steamed dumplings filled with minced and spiced chicken) as well as Indian classics such as lamb keema samosas and chicken curry.
4. Indian Accent (New York)
Award-winning New Delhi restaurant Indian Accent opened up an outpost in New York in 2016. The menu at Indian Accent explores progressive ideas in Indian cuisine while maintaining traditional integrity. Chef Manish Mehrotra reinterprets nostalgic Indian dishes with an openness toward global techniques and influences. Chicken malai tikka is made with green chili cream, sugar snap peas, and summer truffle, and their keema is made with soy rather than minced meat, served with a quail egg and lime leaf butter pao.
5. Zyka (Decatur, Georgia)
Zyka is a South Asian restaurant that specializes in Hyderabadi cuisine, with their most notable dishes being their Hyderabadi mutton biryani and chicken kali mirch (a chicken curry that features freshly-cracked peppercorn gravy). It is especially known for its chicken 65.
A dish in which boneless chicken is marinated in ginger, garlic, and spices, before being battered and fried to make some of the most perfect fried chicken ever. You will love the environment of the restaurant.