Top 5 Indian restaurants in Tempe

In the mood for naan? Dying for a plate of chicken tikka masala? These local Indian restaurants will satisfy those cravings.

Delhi Palace Cuisine of India This northern Indian restaurant is popular among both locals and natives for its accessibility and affordable prices. Delhi Palace focuses on giving its customers a cozy dining environment with authentic Indian cuisine. Classic dishes like chicken tikka masala, garlic naan, tandoori chicken and goat masala are among the favorites of many.

Note that Delhi Palace’s lunch buffets are only $8.95 with unlimited naan and chai tea.

Details: Address: 933 E. University Drive, Ste 103, Tempe, Ariz. 85281 Phone: 480-921-2200 Hours: Monday – Friday 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., 5 – 10 p.m. Saturday – Sunday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., 5 – 10 p.m.

Udupi Indian Vegetarian and Vegan Cuisine Both vegetarians and vegans can enjoy authentic Indian cuisine. Udupi serves a wide variety of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free Indian food. Even without any meat, the restaurant managed to deliver unique and robust flavors by using fresh ingredients and traditional spices.

Details: Address: 1636 N. Scottsdale Road, Tempe, Ariz. 85281 Phone: 480-994-8787 Hours: Monday – Sunday 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Curry Corner

As the name suggests, Curry Corner’s specialty is curries. The restaurant aims to deliver inexpensive food and specializes in quick takeaways. As a result, you shouldn’t be too surprised to see a rapid flow of people going in and out of the restaurant.

This restaurant is the winner of New Times Best Of Phoenix – Best Indian Restaurant in 2011.

Details: Address: 1212 Apache Blvd., Tempe, Ariz. 85281 Phone: 480-894-1276 Hours: Monday – Sunday 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Copper Kettle

Copper Kettle serves Indo-Pakistani cuisine recognized for its decent grilled food and kabobs. The family-owned restaurant serves most Indian foods that could also be found in other Indian restaurants. However, here at Copper Kettle, you should expect to get exotic flavors in your chicken and kabob. The restaurant is also known for its simplicity and cleanliness.

Note: Lunch buffet available. Catering services available upon request.

Details: Address: 1250 E. Apache Blvd., Ste 101, Tempe, Ariz. 85281 Phone: 480-456-4365 Hours: Monday – Sunday 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., 5 – 9:30 p.m.


The Dhaba

The Dhaba guarantees its patrons a casual yet elegant dining experience. The restaurant is suitable for gatherings as well as date nights. Although it is pricier than the other Indian restaurants, The Dhaba is definitely worth a try. After all, the restaurant has already won multiple awards for its exceptional qualities. Apart from the food, the restaurant also aims to connect with the people through other methods, like cooking classes and an upcoming food tasting with wine pairing.

Details: Address: 1872 E. Apache Blvd., Tempe, AZ 85281 (located at the India Plaza) Phone: 480-557-8800 OR 480-446-2824 (for reservations) Hours: Monday – Friday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., 5 – 9:30 p.m. Saturday & Sunday noon – 9:30 p.m.


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