Best Indian Restaurants In Zurich (For Your Curry Cravings)

best indian restaurants zurich

Are you in Zurich and craving some authentic Indian cuisine like a traditional chicken curry or spicy lamb kabobs? You’re in luck because Switzerland’s largest city and the financial center has a variety of dining options where you can enjoy everything from traditional Swiss dishes like fondue and raclette to international fare.

While traveling in Zurich, you’re sure to be busy exploring treasures like the Uetilberg lookout, and Lake Zurich or shopping on the Bahnhofstrasse. We’ve saved you time by collating a list of the best Indian restaurants in Zurich.

Delhi House

Delhi House Zurich
© Delhihouse

Recently remodeled, Delhi House is popular for its delicious curry and other traditional Indian treats. The menu includes around 30 non-vegetarian dishes made with shrimp, fish, chicken, or lamb. You can’t go wrong with the Chicken Tahli featuring chicken curry and rice served with tandoori root, pappadam, and one fresh veggie or your choice. Vegetarians will also be pleased with choices like Diwali With Poore or Vegetable Biryani.

Dine in at their cute restaurant or go for takeaway from the online menu. Delhi House offers evening delivery service to homes and hotels and a lunch menu for delivery to offices within 25 km of the restaurant. If you’re entertaining guests or simply want an assortment of tasty snacks to nosh on, check out the appetizer menu with appetizers like Samosas, Papoli Chat, Aloo Tikki, and Pakoras.

And if you want to take the art of Indian cooking back home, Delhi House offers cooking classes.

  • Address: Zypressenstrasse 52,8004 Zürich
  • Phone: 044 241 41 00

Tadka

Tadka
© The Tadka

Enjoy excellent Indian dishes as you watch the bustling city go by from a glazed facade at Tadka located at a busy intersection in the center of the West Zurich district. Called the Dining Crown, the in-house dining room offers a selection of specialty dishes from India’s northern regions. Made with fresh Swiss meats and fish, and infused with aromatic Indian flavors, the dishes can inarguably be described as exotic.

Try the delicious Cream of Curry refined with saffron or the Chicken Tak A Tak consisting of grilled chicken, fried onions, peppers, and tomato sauce served with chutneys. Tadka also has an impressive vegetarian menu with items like Aloo Baigan featuring eggplant and potatoes cooked with onions, garlic, ginger, and tomato sauce.

Tadka has a wonderful outdoor beer garden where you can dine alfresco, or you can order online for delivery.

  • Address: Quellenstrasse 49, Zurich 8005
  • Phone: +41 44 578 06 41

Namaste India

Namaste India
© Namaste Oerlikon

If an Indian lunch buffet sounds tantalizing, head to Namaste India in Oerlikon. They also offer an extensive a la carte menu that includes fish, chicken, lamb, and vegetarian dishes. You can also do gluten-free and lactose-free. The staff will cater to any special requests to accommodate food allergies and intolerances.

All of the food is made from scratch fresh and seasoned with real Indian spices. A must-try is the Butter Chicken. Also known as Chicken Tikka Masala, the chicken is fried in the tandoor in tomato sauce, cream, and butter.

Customers are impressed with the generous portions served, and if you can’t finish your meal, the staff will happily pack a “doggy bag” for you. The dining room is pleasant with white table clothes and elegant decor. The restaurant is only a 5-minute walk from Oerlikon Nord train so it’s convenient to get to.

This is a popular restaurant with both locals and tourists, so book a table ahead. You can also order online.

  • Address: Wallisellenstrasse 11, Zurich 8050
  • Phone: 41 44 311 31 17

Malabar

Malabar Restaurant
© Malabar

Prompt service, an elegant ambiance, and the best-tasting vegan, vegetarian, and fish dishes are the ingredients that make Malabar one of the most popular Indian restaurants in the city.

The fish at Malabar is especially mouth-watering, so fish lovers should try the Fish Malabari, a delicious house specialty made with fresh king fish cooked in a luscious coconut milk sauce with a piece of smoked Malabari to give the curry a unique twist.

Malabar’s menu has especially good vegan and vegetarian options. Vegetarians should try the Pakoras with Avocado and Mango.

In-house dining is cozy, and there’s a nice area for outdoor dining in good weather. Malabar offers specials for large parties, catering, and takeaways. Sign up for their cooking school for an enjoyable experience.

  • Address: Ellen-Widmann-Weg6 Zurich 8050
  • Phone: 41 44 310 18 01

Naanu

Naanu Zurich
© Naanu

Located in the city center, Naanu is an Indian restaurant that serves Nepali dishes in a friendly and cozy atmosphere. Enjoy one of their delicious Tandoori BBQ dishes like marinated chicken thighs fresh from a Tandoori oven and served on a bed of veggies, or perhaps Tandoori Lamb Tikka or Lamb Loin.

Naanu also serves a choice of several Biryani dishes with beef, chicken, or lamb served with fried rice and veggies. And customers rave about Naanu’s meatless dishes whether they’re vegetarians, vegans, or not with choices like Aloo Gobi, a curry prepared with potatoes, cauliflower, and coriander.

Whatever you decide on, make sure to have a slice of Naanu’s heavenly flatbread fresh from a Tandoori oven. If you live in Zurich or spend much time here, Naanu is highly recommended for multiple visits since regular customers get free drinks from a choice of beer, wine, or delicious organic teas and juices

  • Address: Mühlegasse 5, Zurich 8001
  • Phone: + 41 44 252 48 48

Kormasutra

Kormasutra Restaurant
© Kormasutra Restaurant

Located on the touristy Altstetterstrasse, Kormasutra is a popular Indian restaurant with locals and tourists alike. Don’t be surprised to see birthdays, anniversaries, and other celebrations in progress at Kormasutra.

The day starts with coffee and breakfast in the mornings and Indian food and drinks served in the afternoons onward. Kormasutra’s dishes are prepared using secret recipes served in a unique setting for a delightful dining experience.

The a la carte menu begins with sumptuous soups like Kesar Murgh Snorba, a chicken soup flavored with mild Indian spices. Choose a savory salad Aloo Chaat consisting of potatoes, onions, chickpeas, tomatoes, and spices. Pick a tasty appetizer or move on to excellent curry dishes like Chicken Curry or Butter Chicken.

Kormasutra also offers an amazing buffet dining experience. Dine in after touring the city or order takeaway online.

  • Address: Altstetterstrasse 130, 8048 Zurich
  • Phone: 044-2524848

Thali House

Thali House
© Thali House

Age-old family recipes and the freshest ingredients available keep customers returning to Thali House, a modest, family-friendly restaurant with top-notch service. One of Zurich’s leading Indian restaurants, Thali House is the place to go for authentic Indian cuisine. Tourists and Swiss foodies who come here will feel as if they’re in India.

The menu includes Indian Punjabi dishes, and North Indian and South Indian dishes such as Korma, Thali, Madras, Vandaloo, and more. Chef’s recommendations include Punjabi Samosas (vegetarian Indian fried pastries, Shahi Paneer Riceless with cottage cheese and cashews, and Chicken Biryani.

Thali House has in-house dining and takeaway. Call or order online.

  • Address: Langstrasse 213, 8005, Zurich
  • Phone: 0041 44 821 67 33
  • Location: Schaffhauserstrasse 32, 8006 Zürich, Switzerland

New Bombay Indian Restaurant

New Bombay Indian Restaurant
© Restaurant New Bombay

Strolling around the old town is a must-do when visiting Zurich. That’s where you’ll find New Bombay Indian Restaurant located in a quiet spot in the Niederdorf at the Predigerkirche. The restaurant has 60 seats for indoor dining and 60 seats on the terrace to accommodate larger groups for an authentic Indian meal.

New Bombay is a family-owned restaurant offering an extensive menu of vegetarian-friendly options. Their age-old family recipes are from the northern region of India and are prepared chicken, lamb, and fish dishes using regional ingredients and homemade spices.

New Bombay is open for lunch and dinner, and you can expect a waiting list for reservations. You can also order online for takeaway.

  • Address: Predigerpl 24 8001 Zurich
  • Phone+41 44 251 1804

Tamarind Hill

Tamarind Hill is well-known and growing in the Indian food industry. Dine in a modern yet traditional setting with Indian decor. The dining area is sunny and well-lit creating a festive Indian mood.

The menu includes excellent meat, fish, and vegetarian dishes with distinct Indian flavors and flare. All of the sauces, both sweet and spicy, are made in-house using fresh, local, in-season herbs and veggies. One of the Hill’s must-tries is the Chicken Tikki Masala. The chicken is marinated in a special in-house sauce and cooked in a rich tomato sauce with onions, ginger, and garlic.

The friendly chef is happy to personalize orders. Together with great food, service, and a warm atmosphere, Tamarind Hill is a restaurant you’ll want to visit again. The restaurant can get very busy so booking a table is good, but you are welcome to come without reservations.

  • Address:Schaffhauserstrasse 306, 8050 Zurich
  • Phone: 043-535-25 95

Bombay Karachi

Bombay Karachi
© Bombay Karachi

If you have your mind (or taste buds) set on Pakistani cuisine, Bombay Karachi is the place to go. Both authentic dishes from Pakistan and India are served. The decor is simple and charming, and the wait staff is warm and friendly.

The menu at Bombay Karachihis is also simple yet impressive. Choose from the Chicken, Lamb, Fish, Chicken Tikka Masala, or Bombay Karachi menus, or order the Vegetarian Platter.

Bombay Karachihis delivers inside the city of Zurich.

  • Address: Stampfenbachstrasse 32, 8006 Zurich
  • Phone: 044 262 6500

Written by Ashley Faulkes
As a twenty-year resident of Switzerland, I am passionate about exploring every nook and cranny of this beautiful country, I spend my days deep in the great Swiss outdoors, and love to share these experiences and insights with fellow travel enthusiasts.

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