Best Indian Restaurants in Seattle

A few dishes and a cocktail from chef Preeti Agarwal’s Fremont restaurant, Meesha.
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Courtesy of Preeti Agarwal

The Seattle-area South Asian dining scene is quickly beginning to represent a wide variety of regions and countries, with some restaurants offering innovative American and Pacific Northwest dishes on Indian, Pakistani, and Sri Lankan cuisine. Good South Indian dosas have been available in the region for a few years, but newcomers are increasing the options with three-foot-long pancakes strewn with chopped onions in Bothell and Dosas stuffed with potatoes in the style of Affordable fast food in Bellevue. Meanwhile, Rupee Bar in Ballard has been serving Sri Lankan snacks like prawns with chilli paste and bottarga (a type of fish roe) since 2020. And Karachi Cowboys in Capitol Hill (opened in 2021) serves inventive dishes that combine elements of Pakistani and Texan cuisine with dishes like aloo sliders made with Hawaiian rolls and tamarind barbecue sauce. Here are some favorite South Asian and Indian restaurants in the Seattle area. As usual, this list is unranked; it is organized geographically.

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To note: The restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

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