The 7 Best Indian Restaurants in St. Louis


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Jennifer Silverberg



















Haveli
(9720 Page Avenue, Overland; 314-423-7300)
Don't judge a book by its cover: Remember that adage when you pull up to Haveli and discover yourself on a relatively isolated stretch of Page Avenue. Rest assured, the trip will have been worth it once you go inside. The menu here is classic Indian fare with a wide selection of chicken, lamb and vegetarian dishes. Goat curry, rich and gamey, definitely deserves a try, while the navratan korma is a complex vegetable dish that blows away your garden-variety vegetable sampler. The chef at Haveli, Piara Ram, is a 25-year veteran, so you're in good hands no matter what dish you choose. After taking a seat, you'll be pleasantly surprised by a complementary order of pappadam. These thin lentil wafers should be dipped into the bright green mint chutney, and after gorging on pappadam you can continue to make use of the chutney by pouring it over a vegetable samosa, or anything else, really. A lunch buffet is also available.

See also:
- RFT Review: Haveli
- 2011 Best of St. Louis: "Best Indian Restaurant"

Raj's Rasoi
(2286 McKelvey Road, Maryland Heights; 314-576-6666)
Sitting in an unassuming Maryland Heights strip mall, Raj's Rasoi serves up authentic Indian food with an all-vegetarian menu. Chef-owner Raj has put together an extensive collection of dishes (more than 60 meat-free options) from vegetable korma, mixed vegetables in a creamy tomato sauce, to mutter paneer, a blend of homemade cheese, peas, onions, tomato, garlic, ginger and cream. And for you vegans, on Wednesdays the restaurant goes the extra mile with an all-vegan lunch buffet. The comfortable setting is made all the better by the friendly staff who are there to make suggestions and guide you through some of the less-familiar selections. So sit back, enjoy, and discover why Raj's is always listed as one of the top vegetarian spots around.

See also:
- 2008 Best of St. Louis: "Best Indian Restaurant"

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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