At 10Best, we're always on the lookout for Frankfurt's best restaurants, and while we appreciate places that have a broad culinary range, we can't help but adore restaurants that specialize in a given cuisine. When we're in the mood for Indian food in Frankfurt, we head to Jewel Of India - a reader favorite - or we count on Bombay Palace's solid track record and consistently great dishes. You'll find these places - and any of the restaurants on our list - to be fantastic options for Indian cuisine, and if you're looking to concentrate your efforts, start with the vibrant Sachsenhausen area.


Turbans, high backed throne-like chairs and the fantastic smell of curry reside at the Mayur, along with the colors of India, royal red and whites. The menu is extensive, and the food excellent.

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Situated on the Alt-Sachsenhausen, a street full of history and romance, Bombay Palace stands out, with its dusty rose facade and carved niches holding statues on either side of the arched doorway. Once inside, archways separate the dining areas, done up in cool shades of green, a direct counterpoint to the savory spicy, rainbow of flavors of Indian and Pakistani delights on the menu, which included a plethora of vegetarian dishes. Good service and fair prices.

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If you find yourself in Frankfurt craving curry, there's no better place than Jewel of India, an elegant restaurant with a large menu of Indian favorites. And if you can't make up your mind what to order, opt for the King's or Queen's feast (Nawabi Khazana or Begumi Khazana), an assortment of dishes designed for the tastebuds to embark on a culinary passage to India.

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Tandure, the brick oven traditionally used by the Kurds in southeast Turkey, is just one of the defining features of of this small, brightly decorated restaurant. Stucco walls hung with woven textiles, shining brass lamps and a replica of a thatched well, complete the trip to exotica accompanied by a feast of ethnic flavors. Start with stuffed grape leaves in garlic yogurt sauce, continue with a lamb tandure plate, or vegetarian kasarli mantar, and save room for baklava or baked fig in honey.

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