The 7 Best Indian Restaurants in St. Louis


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Jennifer Silverberg



















Mayuri
(12513 Olive Boulevard, Creve Coeur; 314-576-7272)
Indian cuisine is often a favorite of those who enjoy dishes that leave a fiery, burning sensation, and in this respect Mayuri doesn't disappoint. A fearsome serving of lamb vindaloo and the Andhra chicken both are listed as extra spicy on Mayuri's sprawling menu, and either choice might force you to surrender to a glass of cold milk or a scoop of ice cream. If you're looking for something less intense, there are plenty of alternatives -- at Mayuri you're certain to find something that tastes good. In fact, you might initially be a bit overwhelmed by the number of options to choose from: Mayuri provides a wide selection of food from India's southern and northern regions. So, put on your brave face and try a dish you've never had before, or just ask your server for a one of their favorites.

See also:
- RFT Review: Mayuri
- 2009 Best of St. Louis: "Best Indian Restaurant"

Spice-n-Grill
(6800 Olive Boulevard; 314-721-2421)
Sitting in a nondescript building on Olive Boulevard, Spice-n-Grill is easy to drive past and never give a second glance. Oh, the misfortune. There are only a few small tables for dining in, so this is primarily a takeout kind of place that features Indian and Pakistani staples. Popular favorites, like chicken tikka masala, chana masala and saag paneer are more than satisfactory, but don't be afraid to go bold -- try the lamb or goat dishes, such as spicy, tomato-based goat karahi. There's one dish, though, that stands out among the rest: Spice-n-Grill's beef nihari, a bright Pakistani stew flavored with ginger, lime and cilantro packed with tender bits of beef shank.

See also:
- Spice-n-Grill's Beef Nihari: One of 100 St. Louis Dishes You Must Eat Right Now
- RFT Review: Spice-n-Grill


Location Info

Venue

Map

India's Rasoi

25 N. Euclid Ave., St. Louis, MO

Category: Restaurant

Gokul Indian Restaurant - Delmar

6101 Delmar, St. Louis, MO

Category: Restaurant

House of India

8501 Delmar Blvd., University City, MO

Category: Restaurant

Mayuri

12513 Olive Blvd., Creve Coeur, MO

Category: Restaurant

Spice-n-Grill

6800 Olive Blvd., St Louis, MO

Category: Restaurant

Haveli

9720 Page Ave., Overland, MO

Category: Restaurant

Raj's Rasoi

2286 McKelvey Road, Maryland Heights, MO

Category: Restaurant

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Donna Bunch Rice
Donna Bunch Rice

I couldn't pull up the list, but The Copper Chimney in St. Peters is awesome.

goingape
goingape

I used to work near Haveli. It's very, very mediocre. Gokul has a restaurant on Page as well. I was not impressed by their lunch buffet, and their decor was dingy. How can you skip Saffron and India Palace???

Stephanie Denise
Stephanie Denise

Haveli is a diamond in the rough for sure! I may have to go sometime this next week.

MsScahlett
MsScahlett

No Saffron?  How is that possible?  Saffron has the nicest, friendliest staff, the cleanest restaurant, consistently amazing food of any Indian in St. Louis!  I think we should have a re-vote!

Nikita Sparkle LeeBomb
Nikita Sparkle LeeBomb

Yeah Everest Café not on here... i eat a lot of food... and they are BY FAR the most humble, nutritious, best Indian food in Missouri. This list .. booooo!

Zach Samples
Zach Samples

India's Oven is pretty awesome too but you have to cross the river and drive to Belleville

Andy Knight
Andy Knight

Absent from this list is the wonderful India's Kitchen. The only Indian food worth a trek to the County.

nealk2
nealk2

No Saffron?  #1 in STL!  Mayuri to me is high on quantity but low on quality.  It's the Ryan Steakhouse of Indian Buffets.

Barry Bean
Barry Bean

Obviously I need to try Mayuri to see if it measures up to Rasoi!

Manju Pandey Owoso
Manju Pandey Owoso

Priya is not on the list. Take Rasoi off the list and replace it with Priya. I would take Mayuri off the list too.

John
John

Gokul - "with no less than ten main dishes" - fewer than

brad.mock
brad.mock

Thanks for including some restaurants out in the Wild West! It should also be noted that Gokul has a location on Page near Warson.

Thomas Elking
Thomas Elking

India's Kitchen isn't on here, and that's definitely one of the best Indian places in St Louis.

Nikita Sparkle LeeBomb
Nikita Sparkle LeeBomb

I dont know if i trust this if Cafe Everest isint on it! That place is amazing, and has the best customer appreciation!

allison.babka
allison.babka topcommenter

@brad.mock The Page location is way better than the Delmar location. They're so much friendlier and have better selection up north, it seems.

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