Oakland Indian Food, California

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The Indian cuisine is as diverse as its culture, languages, regions and its climate. Every major region of India brings its own unique dishes and subtle variations to popular dishes. Aromatic spices are the essence of Indian cuisine. Extensive listings of authentic indian food restaurants and cuisine serving the Indian community.



Annapurna Restaurant & Bar     » Directions & Maps

948 Clay St Oakland California CA   Phone: 510 250 9696
Chicken Tikka Masala, Chai Tea, Samosa

Curry Up Now     » Directions & Maps

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1745 San Pablo Ave Oakland California CA   Phone: 510 858 7475
Tandoori Fried Chicken Sandwich, Indian Street Food, Thali Platters, LyfeBowls, Family Style Entrees, The Naughty Naan

Masala Cuisine     » Directions & Maps

7912 International Blvd Oakland California CA   Phone: 510 878 2643
cash-only restaurant - BEST Indian food in oakland - chicken tikka masala - chicken saag - butter chicken - aloo gobi - paneer tikka masala

Shaan Indian Cuisine     » Directions & Maps

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3434 Fruitvale Ave Oakland California CA   Phone: 510 531 1172
lunch buffet - goat curry - chicken tikka masala - veggie tandoori wrap - aloo tikki

Khana Peena     » Directions & Maps

5316 College Ave Oakland California CA   Phone: 510 658 2300
beautiful decor - appetizers / indian cocktails - slow service - chicken tikka masala - lamb vindaloo

Raj India Cuisine     » Directions & Maps

4092 Piedmont Ave Oakland California CA   Phone: 510 601 9922
indian take out - saag paneer - samosas - chicken madras - lamb vindaloo - pakora

Biryani Kabab     » Directions & Maps

377 13th St Oakland California CA   Phone: 510 835 3777
oakland chinatown - downtown oakland area - vegan options - malai kofta - aloo mattar - aloo tikki - lamb vindaloo - grilled tandoori catfish - bhindi okra gosht








Indian food for beginners! what to order?

One thing you have to remember about Indian food is that it is not a generic cuisine. It is intensely regional (north indian, south indian, bengali, kerala, goan) and what you should order should correspond with the regionality of the restaurant you are at! If you are a first timer, go easy on spice - mild.

Appetizer's

Assorted appetizer sampler is fail proof
tandoori chicken (bbq), paneer pakoras (veg), kababs, seek kabobs, veggie samosas, tiger prawns

Non Vegetarian Indian Food

chicken tikka masala, butter chicken (makhani chicken), tandoori dishes, Mutton Rogan Josh, chicken biryani, goan vindaloo

Vegetarian India Food / Vegan Food

saag paneer, malai kofta, palak paneer, gobi manchurian, chickpeas, baingan bharta, matar paneer, aloo matar

Chaat Places (Indian Street Food)

vada pav, pani puri, bhel puri, dahi puri, dosa, idli, dahi vadas, uttapams, mysore masala dosa

Vegan Food

Naan bread in indianrestaurants is likely be made with yogurt
onion or cauliflower or okra bhajis, vegetable samosas and vegetable pakoras are all vegan. vegetable curry, veggie vindaloo, chana masala/chole, sambar, vegetable biryani are other options

Gluten Free Options

Tandoori chicken, fish, and shrimp are almost always gluten-free, Indian spices are gluten free, with the exception of something called "hing", Always ask for Gluten Free Menu to be on the safe side.


The cuisine of India is characterized by the use of various spices, herbs and other vegetables grown in India and also for the widespread practice of vegetarianism across many sections of its society. Each family of Indian cuisine is characterized by a wide assortment of dishes and cooking techniques. As a consequence, it varies from region to region, reflecting the varied demographics of the ethnically diverse Indian subcontinent.

Vegetables are an integral part of indian food and consume them in a number of ways. For pure vegetarians India is a heaven. India can boast for its innumerable varieties of tasty and nutritious vegetarian dishes. Indians like their vegetable curries real hot 'n' spicy and so add a number of spices to make them really exotic. These are also prepared using different methods of cooking like baking, boiling, frying etc. We offer a number of tempting Indian vegetarain recipes of dishes like Navratan Korma, Shahi Paneer etc. to the connoisseurs of taste.

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