Chillum Grill

Mar 20, 2017 By Texas Monthly

In a town where culinary diversity typically means Tex-Mex, this delightful oasis, which occupies space formally inhabited by a Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, is more than welcome. The baba ghanoush was incredibly delicious, the eggplant smoky and served with a creamy, garlicky tahini sauce. It was a perfect lead-in…


Aug 13, 2018 By Texas Monthly

Sumptuous fare and a Texas-size personality make a winning combination.


Sep 3, 2019 By Texas Monthly

An elegant setting, refined Indian classics, and fusion dishes make Kiran's a Houston favorite.

Masala Wok

Aug 16, 2016 By Texas Monthly

At this popular chain, you first pick your cuisine, Asian or Indian, then you pick a protein, a sauce, and add-ons. We landed on the Indian side of the menu, which meant chicken with a side of basmati rice, to which we added a spinach masala sauce (spinach, cumin seeds,…


Sep 26, 2016 By Texas Monthly

The cool elegance of the room, with its marble floors and draped windows, makes one almost forget the lingering Texas heat outside. Paratha suffused with mint was a refreshing treat, and a cool (in both senses of the word) appetizer was the dahi baray, six savory lentil dumplings napped with…


Apr 4, 2018 By Texas Monthly

A lovely nook for Indian fare within the Asia Society building.

Royal Indian Cuisine

Oct 4, 2016 By Texas Monthly

This unassuming little restaurant with an immensely friendly staff serves Indian food meant for true believers: the menu is untranslated and light on descriptions. You’ll want to know what you like beforehand or trust the waiters’ excellent recommendations. We recommend the chicken tikka masala and the lamb korma, especially with…

Tikka Shack

Sep 12, 2016 By Texas Monthly

Trying to do for Indian food what Chipotle has done for Tex-Mex, the modern and chic Tikka Shack is a welcome hot spot with franchising ambitions. Expect customizable bowls of masala, tikka, and curry, as well as kebabs and fresh naan. The flavors—bold and spicy with an American sweetness—are a…